Posts Tagged ‘MARIA MINERVA’


Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Here’s a new video for Maria Minerva‘s latest single “Black Magick”, a track off the BLESS EP that comes out  in April on Not Not Fun. This incredibly fun and playful video makes for a perfect match for what is probably one of her most straightforward pop songs to date. The video was directed and features original animation by the ever-amazing Alice Cohen.

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Maria Minerva online.


Wednesday, December 28th, 2011
If you’ve been even remotely regular in following this blog, our number one shouldn’t come as a surprise – I believe I’ve already bothered you enough with my love of Gang Gang Dance’s latest effort (and GGD in general). I’ll leave the list unnumbered because, except for the first 7-8 entries, the rest come in kind of (but not entirely) particular order. And it’s not a strictly albums-of-the-year list, as I’ve included some mixtapes/remix albums/ compilations. Also, I just realised we haven’t covered half of this on the blog… Don’t know how that happens to us every year! Anyway, enough with the explanations, here be the list:

Gang Gang Dance: Eye Contact
John Maus: We Must Become The Pitiless Censors of Ourselves
Julia Holter: Tragedy
Prurient: Bermuda Drain
Water Borders: Harbored Mantras
James Pants: James Pants
The Weeknd: House of Balloons
Nguzunguzu: The Perfect Lullaby
Silk Flowers: Ltd. Form
Belong: Common Era
Planningtorock: W
Shabazz Palaces: Black Up
King Midas Sound: Without You
Tropic of Cancer: The End of All Things
SLEEP ? OVER: Forever
Austra: Feel it Break
Peaking Lights: 936
Clams Casino: Instrumentals
Frank Ocean: Nostalgia, Ultra.
Araabmuzik: Electronic Dream
Chelsea Wolfe: ??????????
U.S. Girls: U.S. Girls on Kraak
Leyland Kirby: Eager to Tear Apart the Stars
Death in Vegas: Trans-Love Energies
James Blake: James Blake
Soft Metals: Soft Metals
Demdike Stare: Triptych
Kindest Lines: Covered in Dust
Oneohtrix Point Never: Replica
Steve Hauschildt: Tragedy & Geometry
Grouper: A I A : Alien Observer / A I A : Dream Loss
Nicolas Jaar: Space Is Only Noise
Tim Hecker: Ravedeath, 1972
Maria Minerva: Cabaret Cixous
Bvdub: Tribes at the Temple of Silence
Kate Bush: 50 Words for Snow
Tearist: Living: 2009-Present
ASAP Rocky: LiveLoveA$AP
Zola Jesus: Conatus
Rustie: Glass Swords


Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Along with a lot of excellent new EPs and singles, this year has seen the official release of Light Asylum‘s In Tension, our favorite EP of 2010. I should also mention Arthur Russell‘s outstanding Let’s Go Swimming 12”, which got reissued with a previously unreleased bonus track. As for this year’s releases, these are some of our favorites:

Holy Other: With U

Laurel Halo: Hour Logic

Maria Minerva: Sacred & Profane Love / Noble Savage

Mi Ami: Dolphins

Litanic Mask: Demo


Grimes/d’Eon: Darkbloom

Led Er Est: May

Ayshay: Warn-U

Autre Ne Veut: Body

Nowa Huta: ‘nova ‘xuta

Trust: Candy Walls / Bulbform

Invisible Conga People: In a Hole

Fatima Al Qadiri: Genre-Specific Xperience

Massive Attack vs Burial: Four Walls/Paradise Circus

Jacques Greene: Greene 01 / Another Girl

Spoek Mathambo: Put Some Red on it

Pale Sketcher: Seventh Heaven

The Soft Moon: Total Decay

Ital: Culture Clubs


Monday, December 26th, 2011

Off the top of my head (and according to the charts from my several accounts), here are 25 songs I’ve had on repeat sometime in 2011. Also, judging from our previous experience, having a post with a bunch of mp3s is good for driving traffic!

Gang Gang DanceGlass Jar

Litanic MaskVirgin Spring

U.S. GirlsThe Island Song

PictureplaneReal Is a Feeling

PrurientA Meal Can Be Made

AraabmuzikStreetz Tonight


LA Vampires Goes ItalStreetwise

Maria MinervaRuff Trade



Chelsea WolfeMer

Stoned BoysDangerous Skies

Dylan EttingerLion of Judah

Win Win feat. Lizzi BougatsosReleaseRPM

Ford & Lopatin + Shannon FunchessSnakes

Future IslandsBefore the Bridge

UNISONBrothers and Sisters

Junior Boys – ep + Banana Ripple

RadioheadLotus Flower (Jacques Greene remix)

CREEP feat. Nina SkyYou (Planningtorock remix)

SLEEP ? OVERRomantic Streams (NGUZUNGUZU remix)

Patrick Kelleher & His Cold Dead HandsSeen Me Blue

Burial Hex feat. Zola JesusThe Far (Horrid Red Radio remix)

Mirror Mirror with Stuart ArgabrightNau Sau Ser Bil Uma Rah Rab