Welcome to Warm Visions’ recap of February 2018. If January was the primer or the proverbial toe in the water for 2018, then February could continue the testing-the-waters themed metaphors. It wasn’t quite a cannonball into the real good stuff, but rather a slow, yet bountiful wade in. February was something that gets the listener ready for things coming later in the year, while also giving the listener something to consider and think about and enjoy while being partly submerged. You feeling waterlogged yet? I hope not, cause there are still 10 months still to go.
This month yielded some great releases. Nothing that really blew my head off (although Palm came close), but plenty had moments that made me go “ohh, that’s nice”. The Against All Logic album from Nicolas Jaar is real nice for when I’m in a house mood and the Kero Kero Bonito EP showed me that the band can transition into more rock sounding songs that are still good and fun. Looking forward to seeing how my fancy for these records evolves throughout the year.
A.A.L. (Against All Logic) – 2012-2017 [Other People]
A house is constantly tearing down and rebuilding its own walls with materials that vary in historical significance.
Anenon – Tongue [Friends Of Friends]
Holed up in a small cave during a thunderstorm, a pair of hikers uncover a tiny, bioluminescent community of self-sufficient fungus people.
Caroline Rose – Loner [New West]
A series of commercials where everyone is crying while advertising their products.
Hailu Mergia – Lala Belu [Awesome Tapes From Africa]
The forces behind the first thing that makes you smile on an otherwise dismal day.
I’m With Her – See You Around [Rounder Records]
A group of friends that live across the world all converge on one central spot.
Kero Kero Bonito – TOTEP EP [self-released]
Stock footage of TV show auditions that follows the lives of the applicants goes far deeper than what’s comfortable to watch.
Loma – Loma [Sub Pop]
In a grand cathedral that’s long been reclaimed by nature, a single voice exists.
Palm – Rock Island [Carpark]
A local community center where gamelan and steel drum ensembles practice is faxed a corrupted picture of the Beach Boys with the faces of Animal Collective photoshopped on by an unknown party.
Renata Zeiguer – Old Ghost [Northern Spy]
A bed by the seaside is covered in a mixture of corn meal, sand, shell shards and sawdust.
U.S. Girls – In a Poem Unlimited [4AD]
A world-class spy is a sucker for karaoke.
GR8 SONGS OF FEBRUARY ::
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- A.A.L. (Against All Logic) – “Some Kind Of Game”
- Beach House – “Lemon Glow”
- Caroline Rose – “Getting To Me”
- Hailu Mergia – “Tizita”
- I’m With Her – “Overland”
- Kero Kero Bonito – “You Know How It Is”
- Loma – “Joy”
- Marlon Williams – “Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore (ft. Aldous Harding)”
- MGMT – “Me And Michael”
- Mint Field – “Cambios del Pasar”
- Miracle – “The Seventeen Nineties”
- Palm – “Dog Milk”
- Peggy Gou – “Han Jan”
- Ravyn Lenae – “The Night Song”
- Renata Zeiguer – “Follow Me Down”
- U.S. Girls – “Rosebud”