Thanks for Reading

400 something posts have been made at Whatever Takes Your Fancy. That’s a lot. I have been thinking about the blog for a while now – mainly thoughts about whether to continue it and the time has come, I believe, to say goodbye. Why? Good question. Over the last year I have become more and … Continue reading

Kwala – Projections

Label: Free Form Records Download: Bandcamp (Name Your Price) Some sweet subtle beats on this short EP, apparently there is a full length on the way so look out. These sounds from Kwala on Free Form Records are a nice little bunch of future hip hop sounds with swirling synths and punchy percussion. Sure to … Continue reading

Radere – I’ll Make You Quiet [FS001] – Futuresequence Label Launch

Label: Futuresequence Release Page Futuresequence led the way in 2011 releasing two large experimental compilations from artists all over the world. In 2012 the predominantly online music magazine has leaped ahead into a fully fledged label. The label’s first release will come from ambient/drone/noise artist Radere who has had many notable releases on various imprints … Continue reading

It Is That Time of Year – WTYF Top Ten

Well what a year it has been. I have discovered a lot of music this year of varying genre and style and it has been a delight indulging in new sounds as well as old ones. For the end of year list I will be presenting my top ten full length releases for the year. … Continue reading

Go-Qualia – Puella Magi

Label: Virgin Babylon Records Purchase: CD from Virgin Babylon (2000Yen) For a while now I have noticed a lot of interaction between the netlabel Bunkai-Kei (run by Go-qualia) and Virgin Babylon Records run by World’s End Girlfriend. This is pretty much destined to happen, with the brilliant japanese electronica of Go-qualia and the frenetic and … Continue reading

Shigeto – New Light

Label: Ghostly International Purchase: Via Ghostly Drip.fm Service A wonderful new detour by percussionist/instrumental hip hop artist Shigeto – New Light is a collection of b-sides taken from the [ast three years. The short EP is full of  minimal ambient and abstract sounds with the occasional deep bass rumble. A lovely release all round, including … Continue reading

Jacaszek – Glimmer

Artist: Jacaszek Album: Glimmer Label: Ghostly Records International Buy: Pre-order the album on CD / Vinyl / Digital on November the 8th Striking cover art for Polish artist Michal Jacaszek’s forthcoming release ‘Glimmer’ on the Ghostly imprint. I am really looking forward to this release (especially for a copy on vinyl). I know Ghostly will … Continue reading

Neil Wiernik – Broken Strings, Plastic Tubes and Bedside Serenades

Label: Feedback Loop Label Free Download  I’ve had this unending fascination with power lines for a while now. I have taken a number of photographs that depict the desolate, lifeless nature that they impress upon me. Of all the photos I have taken, none come close to the astounding photograph that adorns the cover of … Continue reading

Pixelord – Iron and Cream

Label: Leisure System Buy Physical / Digital: Boomkat So I’ve been on a massive kick for a whole lot of Russian beat makers recently. A.B.S.T.R.A.C.T, DZA, Oh! Dee and right now a young producer going by the name of Pixelord. I first started listening to them from the wonderful Far From Moscow free release compilations … Continue reading

KRTS – Hold On

Label: Project Mooncircle Digital / Physical: Bandcamp / HHV On the artwork of KRTS first official release are a number of hands picking at his hair, I personally would like to go a little further and pick this guys brain for his tunes are deliciously constructed and executed in this fine EP released on Project Mooncircle. … Continue reading