I’m in a very privileged position as author of this blog that I get sent a lot of music, quite often ahead of release.
One of the finest things to drop onto the matt at 17 Seconds Towers in a long while is the forthcoming debut album from Bristol producer Stumbleine, who also records as one third of dubsteppers Swarms. There’s a glorious mixture of dubstep, hypnagogic pop and chillout here – the RIYL of the Cocteau Twins, Burial and Neon Indian is right on the money.
The debut album is called Spiderwebbed and it’s rather ace, and it hits the shops on November 19.
In the meantime, there are a number of tracks that you can stream and download for free that give you an idea of how good this album is. ‘The Beat My Heart Skips’ is released as a single on October 22, but you can download the single for free now.
Here’s another track from the album, entitled ‘Capulet.’
Not only that BUT Stumbleine is also responsible for a rather fine cover of Mazzy Star’s ‘Fade Into You.’ Originally on their 1993 album So Tonight That I Might See, Stumbleine’s remake pays homage to the orginal and reworks it in his own style, with vocals from Steffaloo.