PHILCO FICTION. Take It Personal
“a twisted pop sensation that lives up to the hype…incredibly good” The Guardian
“There’s something simultaneously wide-eyed and wary about Turid Solberg’s vocals.” FACT
“unashamedly catchy snippets of melodic pop” Vice
“Dark edged, powerful pop music” CLASH
“an unashamed explosion of colour-drenched neo-pop and crystalline dream disco” Dazed.
“strange and fantastic” Interview
“giddy pop music” Under The Radar
“recorded during the harsh Nordic winter but the musical equivalent of an ice cold cocktail” NME
“a beautiful album” The 405
“highly danceable” Gorilla Vs Bear
“Beautifully produced to the point of pin-precision perfection. A truly stunning collection of songs” – Rich Thane, The Line Of Best Fit
“Bloody lush” RobDaBank
We were feeling a bit autumnal this morning….and so made a mixtape.
You can grab it here Tracklisting below. Some are old. Some are very new.
1. WARNER EHS
2. TALK TALK Happiness Is Easy
3. DIIV How Long (Moons Remix)
4. HOLY STRAYS Christabell B
5. NINA SIMONE Save Me
6. GENE CLARK Only Colombe
7. LEVEK Black Mold Grow
8. MAZZY STAR Blue Flower
9. FIELD MICE Sensitive
10. COLD SHOWERS Violent Cries
11. METZ Wet Blanket
12. LIARS Point Your Pistols To The Sigh
13. TOY The Reasons Why
14. VISIONS OF TREES With You
15. SPIRITUALIZED I Think I’m IN Love (|Chemical Bros Rmx)
16. PHILCO FICTION Portrait Of Silence
17. NEW ORDER Elegia
SIC is managing a new Parisien producer called HOLY STRAYS
After a couple of Low key releases on Not Not Fun last year, he just released a 7″ Christabell on Morning Ritual that sounds like nothing you’ve heard before. Shades of Burial elegance or Fourtet’s magpie DNA might be discerned but this is fractured yet hugely cinematic gospel that sounds like it was beamed in from a future world dedicated to beauty and ideas.
You can hear some more of his brain’s unique synapses here and here in the form of two downloadable mixtapes, that mix up beats, dub, soundtracks, snatches of film dialogue, pscyhe tunes, Fugazi (I think), soul, samba and thigns I can only guess at. So. Damn. Smart.