Category Archives: fur

Aurorama

Featuring : fur, Jeans Wilder + Solar Bears

Those nights we stay in, but outside of the forbidden cellar, we tend to fall asleep to the cycle of a cylinder light that projects upon the walls of the bedroom the shapes of future constellations in the pantheon of musical glory. Last night, it was Jeans Wilder who showed up in this makeshift firmament, up there with other luminaries of the hazy conspiracy such as Panda Bear, Ariel Pink and Atlas Sound, and it was ‘In My Dreams’, this purring lo-fi Minuet purloined from 1960s Motown (if only Detroit had specialised in the pharmaceutical industry rather than automobiles) that took us by the hand into a land of overexposed Super-8 flashbacks of good times where all surfaces are soft and warm, and all bad vibes vanquished.

Jeans wilder – In my dreams

Which is included in the very excellent ‘Nice Trash’ LP out in LA Station Radar/Atelier Ciseaux.

And here you have a very exclusive premiere of the video.

We continue our pilgrimage through the land of suspended emotion with this wonderful remix of FUR’s Clears Throat by our favourite progressive navigators Solar Bears. If the telepaths in Minority Report received premonitions of hear-rending break-ups rather than murders to be, this would be the Balearic ballad that they would whistle in their nocturnal pool, primary colours of melancholy fade into the vaults of memory, a sweet aftertaste lingers, for life hurts, otherwise it’s nothing.

FUR- Clears Throat (Solar Bear Remix)

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HOLD THE PRESS!!! Tomorrow night 20JFG presents a special one-off sermon from our beloved Hype Williams in our beloved second home of Berlin…….

Heavenly Zork

Featuring : Burnkane, fur + Pional

Pional’s Another Room is minimal techno for a world with an alternative history where instead of adopting its proverbial reactionary stance, the Catholic Church had embraced all that’s cool and all-encompassing and nature loving about the old time relijuns, leading us down a totally different evolutionary path where hedonism became not the last refuge of the reality-negating pitiful scoundrel, but the first step in the ascension towards the shining gates of enlightenment, Jacob opens the door at the top of his ladder into a heavenly party with Danny Aiello DJing clad in a gold-dust sprinkled robe. All hands in the Air of Elysium, come on.

The original mix of this one has been doing the rounds out in the world, but, like with Apocalypse Now, we prefer the redux. Actually, this could be called Epiphany Redux. There.

Pional- Another Room (Pional Reduxed Version)

Get Pional from Barcelona’s very fine Hivern Discs.

Everyone is loving Coyote Clean Up’s spaced out struts down the psychotropic gravity well, and FUR’s unselfconsciously intelligent tundra-core. It made sense that they came together in the aptly named Lackadaisical collaboration via Waaga records on the 1st of March. Fur’s version you can listen here, while Coyote’s dub awaits below with its, erm, dare I say, chilled grooves- nothing wrong with that buster, couldn’t think of a better thing to do on a Sunny Saturday Morning.

Get there, it’s like skinny dipping in the pink waters of an ocean of psychedelic syrup to swim with sirens intent not on wrecking your bodily vessel against cruel rocks, but embracing you warmly into a space of amniotic peace, and mutter a soothing lullaby into your ear. Everybody heals sometime.

FUR- Lackadaisical (Coyote Clean Up Dub)

I couldn’t put it better than Ashley: ‘Burnkane sounds like My Bloody Valentine if they listened Burial’- perhaps I would have said  ‘Salem if they were into voodoo instead of satanism’.

Who cares when that martial dubstep shuffle which is the eternal standard of Can’s Vitamin C as updated via Richie Hawtin’s remix of La Funk Mob’s Motorbass Get Phunked Up kicks off, some lineage, add ominous bass convolution which wouldn’t be out of place of a Sunn 150 gram B-side spinning the haunted spiderweb which trapped the urban djinn whose spectral incantations you hear, and you have the perfect soundtrack for the horror sub-plot that William Gibson didn’t get to include in Count Zero: the flipside of heaven.

Burnkane- You Know

Grab yourself a copy of the 12 here.

Days and nights of a ghastly white

Featuring : fur + Nite Jewel

Nite Jewel floats in a sorcerous space of her own making, witch master of an ice palace resting under the white hand of a terrible albino giant. Every hall glitters with the glamour of a thousand diamonds, sparkles in the eyes of dead kings that willed this to her.

The Kamera Song, a cover version of the Inner Space (you know, who would then move on to become Can), is included in the latest Albert Basement’s Compilation. Imagine the two  peasants of the second story in Kwaidan, lost in the midst of a furious blizzard. Imagine them arriving to an abandoned hut where they seek protection from the biting snow, imagine a ghostly figure sliding inside the hut as they sleep, not to suck their life-force with a cruel spell, but to warm them up with a pretty lullaby. This is it.

Nite Jewel- The Kamera Song

FUR’s tunnel is a 2-step skank for haunted ballrooms, sounds exiled into the Siberian tundra, where they transform into shards of frozen gold shot through the barrel of a rifle welded by the invisible armies of winter, right in your face. Stare out of your window into the murky monster which is the grey sky pulsating, try to elicit its hidden designs, realise this music is the soundtrack  of the furious angels that live in it belly, partying hard.

FUR-Tunnels

FUR’s album, Witches, is a thing of cold and enigmatic beauty which will be released in Waaga Records on the 23rd of February- you can check out another song from it, Black Castles, in a Pitchfork Forkcast.