This week's column is powered by drinking as much gin as you can before you pass out, remembering that a fat drunken Jim Morrison was pretty ok at making a fat drunken singalong, and learning that towel drying doesn't really dry you off. Ray Manzarek was the real genius in The Doors, here are your singles of the week:


C Duncan - 'For (Autumn Rebuild)'

Architect by C Duncan is one of my albums of the year, and I say that with no hesitation. I've listened to it every day since it came out and I'm still nowhere near done with it. This shows the talent of the man/band/musicians - to rework an already outstanding song into something even more impressive, just because they feel like it.


Dan Friel - 'Life (Pt. 1)'

Dan Friel is a total dude. His solo work plays like the soundtrack to a future where hoverboards actually exist, mega cities rise into the sky, and 500 foot adverts are projected onto the faces of a captive public. In this world he is the pied piper of creative freedom, in a sterilised corporate environment, raising the hopes of those long since dulled by the bright moving pictures and showing them a place where they are free to be themselves.


Luka - 'Shimmer (Feat. Laura Darlington)'

I had a three-day hangover this week so you should respect this songs appeal to me in what has been a very real first world time of need.


Christopher Bissonette - 'Epoch'

Christopher Bissonnette built himself a synth and made the ambient masterwork that is Essays in Idleness, he returns with his new album Pitch, Paper & Foil which is out in November on Kranky. Epoch is indicative of his style; crackling layers of synth that allow your brain to breathe as they build.


Francis Lung - 'Back One Day'

So this guy was in the impeccable Wu Lyf, and for the most part this song is fucking great, but the lead line makes me what to sing this, which is nothing to be ashamed of.


Mark McGuire - 'Earth: 2015'

I can't think of anyone else who could've made this song, and it's clear to me now, Mark McGuire made a song called 'Earth' because he's from another planet.


Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm - 'Four'

I love that our generation is fucking with classical music and making it interesting, more accessible and inclusive, without pretension - these guys are leading that charge. 'Four' is from a collection of their studio experiments and improvisations that is being released by Erased Tapes in a few weeks. Here is a basic rule for life: we should all aspire to take as much joy from creation as these guys do.

If you liked that, here is a 46 minute film of Ólafur and Nils improvising called Trance Frendz. Treat it as the first step into today's rabbit hole:



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