"I am so busy doing nothing... that the idea of doing anything - which as you know, always leads to something - cuts into the nothing and then forces me to have to drop everything."

These are our five favourite songs from the past week. Enjoy.


5. How To Dress Well - 'Repeat Pleasure' (A.G. Cook remix)

A.G. Cook, as of late, has been pushing some impossibly addictive and confectionery new material. One of half of the illustrious QT with Sophie, which debuted the other-worldly original 'Hey QT' late last month, Cook introduced a brand new remix of the similarly beloved How To Dress Well's 'Repeat Pleasure'.

The PC Music mainstay twists the largely acoustic draw of the original in favor of sweeping ambient synths and hypnotic vocal loops. Tom Krell's original vocals, surprisingly, are held quite in tact in Cook's new version, aside from the trip-heavy repetitions. - Matt Korman



4. Dot - 'Space Race' (Elllie Herring remix)

Unspeakable Records figurehead Dot unleashed the bouncy chip-tune addled 'Space Race' earlier this summer - a rifling take on apart Mario Kart-addled inspirations (see: album art). Touching up the piece is 405 regular Ellie Herring, who earned "Track Of The Day" honours last month for the mechanically cool 'Gem Landing'.

In what manages to be a close resemblance to 'Gem Landing', Herring twists Dot's 'Space Race' into a muddled IDM dream sequence. The vocal spasms of the original, predictably, are turned extra low to amplify the chrome polished progressions, making for an enjoyable, if not bizarre showing. - Matt Korman



3. TÃLÃ - 'Black Scorpio'

Earlier this year, South London export TÃLÃ introduced the insightful and rousing The Dutchess EP, a confined experiment in booming pop and unorthodox progressions. Easily endearing, the EP set up a lot of hope for TÃLÃ's bright future.

Three months after the EP release, the singer/producer returns with the brash and worldly 'Black Scorpio', a dripping cocktail of dancehall energy and adventurous free-form inspirations. The new effort comes from a brand new EP, which should be released in the near future on Aesop.



2. Rome Fortune - 'FriendsMaybe' (Feat. ILOVEMAKONNEN)

Larry David once said, "Anyone can be confident with a full head of hair. But a confident bald man - there's your diamond in the rough." I don't like this song as much as that quote, but it's close.



1. Grouper - 'Call Across Rooms'

Moving along with her quietly illustrious career, Portland's Grouper debuted the first track from her upcoming 10th studio LP, Ruins, with the beautiful and trembling 'Call Across Rooms'.

Aesthetically, the single seems to be a direct continuation of her beloved work with last year's The Man Who Died In His Boat, which managed to top out as one of The 405's best records of 2013. The follow-up, however, was recorded almost solely in Portugal in 2011, which the artist proclaims is, "A document. A nod to that daily walk. Failed structures. Living in the remains of love."

Grouper, aka Liz Harris, describes 'Call Across Rooms' in a Vogue interview as, "on one level very plain and literal, about a letter I wrote for someone I loved and could not get along with." She continues, "On a more subconscious, poetic level, it is a letter to myself, as aspiration to love better." From the outside, the delicate haunt of Harris' vocals and piano arrangements are effortlessly haunting and profoundly pulling, making for an endearing new impression.

Ruin is set for release October 31st on Kranky Records.