Local production duo Elite Gymnastics is making waves this week from Stereogum
to the UK's NME
for the release of their two new EPs, Ruin 1
and Ruin 2
, which the group posted as free downloads on their Tumblr page
. Ruin 1
is an engaging and fast-paced record that relies more on original production that their previous sample-heavy offerings, while Ruin 2
echoes like a faint murmur of the first disc, remixing the melodies into a more low-key affair.
The EPs will apparently be released on vinyl at some point, but for now you can download them here (right click to download):
Another electro-bending act in town, Mystery Palace, also issued a free EP this week, which they say will only be made available digitally "to support our continuing efforts for a greener lifestyle." The Nervio EP captures some of the understated, pulsing dissonance that has become a staple of their live shows lately, but only part of the throbbing momentum and danceability, coming across as more of a subdued headphones record. Played back-to-back with the Elite Gymnastics EPs, it's the soundtrack to coming down off a buzz at 4 a.m., and both are well worth the add to the iTunes library; the Elite Gymnastics songs in particular start to open up after repeat listenings.
Mystery Palace will play a release show for Nervio on August 12 at the Entry with Dosh and Sovietpanda.