Melodicablog 07.03.11

More stuff about the music and stories on this week’s Melodica – this week it’s all about bears (sort of).

In tune with the Melodica aesthetic, covering a broad range of exciting, inspiring, beautiful new music from electronica to house to experimental.

Melodica chart on Juno Download: here.


A glorious deep, electronic, fuzzy love song from polymath Christian Prommer and his mates. It’s like a robot version of Donna Summer’s Love To Love You Baby. Very late night music.


There are seven hot recommended albums on this week’s show. Get them all.

Radiohead – King Of Limbs

Nothing new, just some great, classic sounding Radiohead, the boys at their moody, experimental best.

Gil Scott Heron & Jamie XX – We’re New Here

Jamie XX deconstructs and reconstructs Gil Scott Heron’s I’m New Here. A proper flowing album that is so achingly 2011.

Panda Bear – Tomboy

The Animal Collective dude with plenty of harmonies and beats in big reverb, predictably gorgeous.

Sin Fang – Summer Echoes

Experimental meanderings from the bloke from Seabear. Yes, you can tell he’s from Iceland.

Altrice – Stem

Altrice won a Caribou remix competition, now he’s taken the whole of Swim apart and made a new album out of it. Deep, experimental, even ambient stretches, but you can still feel Dan Snaith in there somewhere.

Toro Y Moi – Underneath The Pine

Funky, sunny, alt pop music, real songs, real instruments, music for the good times.

Virgo – Resurrection

A fine selection of unreleased music from the heyday of this group, the proto house sound of Chicago from the mid 80s still sounding fresh today.