Every week Signal Committee create an Eclectic Picks playlist. All tracks are selected from the full inbox of 200 tracks that are submitted each week to Fresh On The Net. Check out their picks from Monday 9th November below.
WHAT DO WE LOOK FOR?
Our playlists are orientated to the alternative music fan. Lyrics are not essential, abstract ideas are embraced and the fusing of different genres is encouraged.
A FEW WORDS ON THIS WEEKS PICKS
We start with Rafa and The Reptilian Overlords, who set the bar high with grooves of CAN and percussion reminiscent of the New Fast Automatic Daffodils. Feral Five maintain that standard with their innovative brand of what they describe as ‘electro punk dance music’, before Threads give us a taste of Squid-like art-rock.
Time to get electronic now, starting with sounds built on Kraftwerkian principles from Dorcha Dorcha, an urgent & direct synth piece from Elbrook Court, more Kraftwerk inspired electronica from Zoom Unit and finally a dose of pure electronica from Apple Lake, with a track that would sit well on a sci-fi soundtrack.
As we head off in a new direction, Spiders Eat Vinyl bridge the gap perfectly with their dreamy style of electronic pop, before we stick with the ethereal dream pop sounds of Spotlight Kid Music, Oslo Parks and LIVS. It then gets bright and funky with Lime, moving on nicely to Andrew Van Garratt who keeps the funky guitars flowing in a way that shows us that much can be achieved by keeping things simple.
The guitars start to get heavier, but with plenty of Pavement-esque style, with Careerist, before we go all out blues rock with Mad Daddy. Def Robot then mix ominous ambience with industrial tones to forge out their own genre of ‘Protest Pop’, whereas splicing Joy Division with Link Wray gives us Hengist Pod.
And now for something completely different, Junkyard of Silenced Poets, never wanting to stand still, return to Eclectic Picks with a track grounded in jazz that seems to be carved out for an imaginary 70’s spy film. That lends itself nicely to an experimental fusion of Jazz laid on top of beats & vocals travelling from distant lands in the form of Yusuf Ahmed, inviting Salt House Lavish to fan the flames of the experimental for just a little bit longer.
We close the playlist with five atmospheric pieces. Starting with a chilled instrumental with a sassy beat from Skinny Boy Tunes, a tense orchestral piece from Luke Moore Music and eerie ambience laced with haunting vocals from Maud The Moth. Yet more eerie we go with Bliss Report‘s alien soundscape sprinkled with electronica, before the ominous tones and alien textures culminate at the hands of La French, who brings the playlist to a subtle close.
You can listen to this weeks playlist using the player below, or click here to open the Soundcloud playlist in a new window.
For the best listening experience… crank up the volume and immerse yourself in the music!
ARTISTS SELECTED THIS WEEK
- RAFA AND THE REPTILIAN OVERLORDS – Exodus
- FERAL FIVE – Get a Grip
- THREADS – Idiot Savant
- DORCHA DORCHA – Where Are The Robots?
- ELBROOK COURT – Star Crow
- ZOOM UNIT – Space Boy
- APPLE LAKE – Cities
- SPOTLIGHT KID MUSIC – Roller Skate Disco
- OSLO PARKS – Like A Stone
- SPIDERS EAT VINYL – Ceaseless Machines
- LIVS – The World That We Know
- LIME – Fever
- ANDREW VAN GARRATT – Cast Out
- CAREERIST – Pitter Patter
- MAD DADDY – Just You Wait (And See)
- DEF ROBOT – March On
- HENGIST POD – Rename The Streets
- JUNKYARDS OF SILENCED POETS – Theme From Voltaire
- YUSUF AHMED – Senhora Vida
- SALT HOUSE LAVISH – I Hunt
- SKINNY BOY TUNES – Another Day, Another Apology
- LUKE MOORE MUSIC – I Left A Piece Of Me There
- MAUD THE MOTH – The Mirror Door
- BLISS REPORT – Troubled Harmony
- LA FRENCH – Home Is Where The……
In addition to our weekly Eclectic Picks playlists on Soundcloud, we also create monthly and annual playlists on Spotify. Please check out our other playlists below!