On summer nights the air in Barcelona is thick, densely warm. Carnival sounds dart around alley corners, the unlit alleys are dark with shadows. There is a sense of the jungle. Talabot’s debut album, fin, emerges out of the jungle with oozing tropicalia and cicadas behind the opening track, at once inviting dance and hinting [...]
Confirming a QM vacation to Spain for the Primavera Sound music festival was enough of a trip, but when they finally announced the full lineup, I couldn’t be any more ecstatic. So there’s probably one new headlining act that I’m far beyond excited for, but I will say Barcelona’s own John Talabot is not too far [...]
Now that July 4th has come and gone, continue easing back into reality and revisit June with Quit Mumbling. The month had plenty of sunshine and equal amounts of gloom. QM accounts for both in our latest mix.
Barcelona’s John Talabot turns loops into hazey, head thumping dreams. His latest EP Families, which also features the Glasser led title track, helms the awe inspiring “Lamento.” The near four minute cut bends and twists a wavering vocal sample to its brink. Until it finally warps into a sudden end, “Lamento” provides a continuous, bittersweet [...]
John Talabot has gotten a lot of press for his remix of the XX’s “Shelter.” It’s all well deserved buzz, but amongst all the reposts by numerous blogs, I’ve come to really like “Sunshine,” his own original production released mid-last year. On his MySpace, Talabot describes his music as both healing and easy listening. There’s [...]