Stressful mud

This week was relatively "muddy" for me. In other words, the entirety of my attention span went towards making clay bowls, mugs and bottles in order to obtain a passing grade, consequently granting me access into my university of choice, that is to say Mcgill. The Cegep system is not my preferred educational system of choice, and the mere fact that my transition towards learning lies in the hands of a pottery teacher is laughable at most. The week prior actually made sense, from a logical point of view, for I was scrambling for the exams that were held last week. My clay quagmire is only the eye of the storm, the quaint calamity that is found before the end of semester crunch.

As most of you may already be able to tell, there are no words to describe the stress I feel. Nevertheless, the Earth continues to turn, and A$AP keeps appearing in new magazines. The only thing saving me from a great depression are drugs, women and the inherent feeling that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, i.e. a full-time summer job where my sorrows will continue to grow strong.

Enough with the banter, shall we talk music? I believe so. Unfortunately for you readers, we are nowhere near the end of the depression train. In fact, we have just gotten started. Heading towards suicidal tendancies, the good fellows of Tri Angle records have displayed their musical talent, and have most definitely set the scene for a hanging, for the Haxan Cloak has released his awaited LP, Excavation. The better-than-me writers over at Pitchfork describe it to be about a journey through the afterlife, stating it to be more soundtrack than album itself, due to the very ambient nature of it all. Delve into the darkness, I will be seeing you on the other side.

Whoa. Although a few of you might not have made it through, safe to say our readership is intact. In contrast to this, I have stumbled across an XLR8R podcast from the wonderful Ejeca, recorded April 9th. Filled with unreleased songs from the artist himself, it suffices to say that this 46 minute ear tear festival is more of a showcase than anything else; either that or he is completely narcissistic about his tastes in music.

Moving onwards, here is a track which was included in my previous set. Coming to you from Manare, this tune is to be found in a collective release from ClekClekBoom, entitled "Paris Club Music vol. 1". Although you might have to search, it is the 5th piece in the teaser, and is named "Riddle".

Before the end of the EDM segment, it's time for a throwback. I must show you a song which has been the soundtrack to my nights the last few weeks. Coming to you from Burial & Four Tet, this is Moth. Produced in 2009 and released on Text records, there is nothing much else to say than the fact that this symbolizes the progression of Four Tet, amongst others, due to his tremendously lengthy stay within the industry (14 years in EDM is to years in jazz what dog years is to human years). 

Unfortunately for you guys, I am uninspired and nothing else really seeps to mind in the world of EDM. For those interested in hip-hop, I stumbled across an unreleased Danny Brown tune produced by Rustie, and it is quite "dope" to say the least. This is the best quality you can find, so expect nothing better resulting from further research. Patience is a virtue, most of the time. 

Your video of the week comes from the likes of Jon Hopkins, a video where a kid just skateboards for a really long time.

Random factoid: for those of you who live in Montreal, Lunice and Tommy Kruise will be performing a free show tonight at the Phi centre presented by none other than Vice. Be there, you know I will. 

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