Remember that time a few weeks back, when Micachu uploaded a bunch of audiovisual sketches to her YouTube channel and prompted us to wonder whether she was working on something new? This week, the south London-based musical whirlwind made good on the promise of those dreamy clips by dropping a surprise mixtape. Feeling Romantic Feeling Tropical Feeling Ill is a stunning hour of new compositions that can, roughly, be divided up to reflect the three states of being in the title, moving from beats to birdsong, from drone to dance in the most unhinged and carefree of ways. This is a must-listen for fans of Mica Levi's phenomenal Under The Skin OST as much as it is for fans of the squelchy and erratic synth constructions of her early albums. Hear extracts and grab a copy of the cassette (which comes with MP3s) over at Boomkat, and listen to one of those beautiful YouTube offcuts, "romantic music for a broken heart faked," below.
November 29, 2014