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PB Recommends #49: Tessela, serpentwithfeet, Ciel and More

Point Blank Recommends is our monthly guide to the finest releases from across the musical spectrum. The office has been canvassed to find the tracks taking up permanent residence on our staff’s turntables and streaming platforms. London label Whities continues its ridiculous hot streak with tracks from Tessela and label favourite Lanark Artefax. ‘Glisten’, by the former is especially gorgeous: a dreamy cloud of warmth, liberally splashed with cut and paste vocal snippets and playful tinkering with pitch. Elsewhere, hi-def ambience makes its way to you via Dream Catalogue (Sangam), Toronto’s Ciel continues to confidently make a mockery of the confines of genre and Adult Swim Singles ups the ante with two stunning releases by Jaques Green and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith.

With the changing of the clocks, we have, in Britain, emerged from winter’s icy grip at last. The temperature is rising and the evenings no longer spent in complete darkness. This seems to be reflected in the music we are listening to at Point Blank too – you’ll notice an increased volume of warmth, ambience, and bright melodies. Suzanne Kraft has long been a stellar purveyor of sounds in this vein and it’s great to include the hazy ‘Accelerate (Middlesex Edit)’ here. So too, is it to include the latest offering from Dutch repress masters Music From Memory. You can’t spend all day listening to ambient sounds and have any energy to get anything done though, so we’ve thrown in some variation as well: Mytron and Ofofo supply some more oomph with their tropical offering, Let’s Eat Grandma lay the motivation on thick with the stadium-sized ‘Falling Into Me’ and Puma Blue serves up a slice of loose, jazz-flecked sleaze. Special mention also must go to serpentwithfeet, who may well be the owner of the most amazing voice we’ve ever heard.

For more music, tutorials and class insights head to the Point Blank YouTube channel. We hope these sounds inspire you to take the next step in your music making, and whatever that means to you, we can provide the guidance you need at Point Blank. Our most comprehensive course in production is our three-year degree programme in London: BA (Hons) in Music Production & Sound Engineering, and we also offer an online alternative. Perhaps making tracks isn’t your thing, in which case have a look at our radio and DJ courses to focus on selection. If you’d like to know more, you can find all the ways to contact us here.

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PB Recommends #45: Finn, Giant Swan And More

Point Blank Recommends is your handy digest of our essential new music recommendations, whether it’s box-fresh material or tracks that may have slipped under the radar. If you’re seeking fresh inspiration from unusual places, PBR#45 has got you covered. As always, this one covers a broad spectrum of music, so open your mind, your ears and a fresh tab on your browser and get refreshing those listening habits with our handy Soundcloud playlist.

As the nights begin to close in, leaves fade to brown and inevitably cover the ground in a wet, brown mulch, its tempting to let your musical tastes fixate on darker hues. Saying that, sometimes you just need to surround yourself in sonic sunshine and drag your mind back to the summer. For the 45th edition of PB Reccommends, we’ve got both tendancies covered. Releases from Jasss, Sun Yufka and Giant Swan (on the outstanding Timedance imprint) pander to the darkness, while Nilüfer Yanya, Miles From Kinshasa and Finn exist on the sunny side (the latter has the office divided but we’ll let you make up your own mind).

For more music including the recent live set and masterclass we were blessed with from Octave One, head to the Point Blank Music YouTube channel, where you can also check out what’s going down on our label. As always we hope this inspires you to want to make your own music. If that’s the case why not take a look at our Online BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree. Or if playlisting is your thing, why not have a look at our Radio Courses? As it happens we’re currently offering £1000 off our Radio Broadcasting Diploma until 31st October!

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When you register with Point Blank, you access an array of free sounds, plugins, online course samples, access to our social network Plugged In and much more! Simply register below and visit our Free Stuff page to get your hands on a range of exclusive music-making tools and tutorials provided by the team. Fill your boots!

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