Invada Records is fronted by Geoff Barrow from Portishead, and the label is home to his other project Beak> as well as great acts like The Fauns, DDMMYYYY and DROKK. They've recently launched an Invada Records 2012 Sampler, with 10 tracks of great music. Geoff Barrow hand picked all of the tracks in this sampler and indcluded this as a sort of "digital liner notes":
"DROKK [music inspired by Mega City One]- the first tracks to be heard from this album written by Barrow and Ben Sailsbury.
Anika delivers cold hearted twisted version of Disco with 'In The City' (Chromatics cover).
BEAK> - first tracks streamed of long awaited second album set for early 2012 release.
Thought Forms after supporting Portishead on their US tour use their relentless pedal worship to create another creep/gaze monster.
The Fauns deliver a lo-fi fuzzed out shoegaze stonker.
Toronto's DDMMYYYY provide a killer brain burster of a track as part of their BEAK split 12"/LP.
Also the first digital single of very serious young Bristol band Scarlet Rascal & The Trainwreck whilst invada new bass/drums/vox trio The Veees drop a french/anglo punk funk number.
Quakers/Stones Throw producer Katalyst brings some new unheard 2012 hip-hop gems to roundoff the comp before the Mc's start ripping them apart"
When Portishead's Geoff Barrow started his Beak> project, they set out to create a sound that's live-sounding, meaning that they had to record music in unison with each of the band members playing at the same time. 30 years ago this would have been the norm, but in today's studio world of recording software, it's often not done by bands when recording.
What do you think of the Invada Records Sampler?
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