This week saw the drop of two much anticipated releases from Powell and Patten—on XL and Warp respectively—both with videos. Powell's is charmingly lo-fi—crowd-sourced footage of his fans smashing up watermelons—where Patten opt for a dystopian future via motion capture. Both are great. We've also been treated to a pair of balearic beauties this week—the skittish squelch of Lissvik's "BACKSIDE" and Oma & Amberflame's smothered roller "Tropic Of Capricorn". Then, for the decidedly more punishing section of our playlist, ruin your ears with some new Peder Mannerfelt on Trilogy Tapes and a genuinely brilliant turn from Perc and Randomer in the shape of "Breezeblock". Finally, Amy Becker has done a FACT mix that sounds like the best night out you've never had.
The Week's Best New Music Featuring Powell, Patten, and Amy Becker
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