New music from Kaytranada and Cavern of Anti-Matter, who already made two of the best records of 2016
Kaytranada and Cavern of Anti-Matter created two of the best LPs I’ve heard this year, and both just dropped EPs that build on their already impressive 2016. Kaytranada wowed with the soulful, glowing 99.9%, which was nominally a mixtape but really was one of the most compelling, fleshed out albums that came through my speakers this year. Cavern of Anti-Matter, the trio best known as the new project of Stereolab’s Tim Gane, made a diverse and exciting LP, Void Beats / Invocation Trex, that melded futuristic pop with glimmering dance music.
Kaytranada just dropped the 0.001% mixtape (after winning the prestigious Polaris prize for 99.9%), and you can hear the smokey beats and wide-eyed melodies directly below this post. It feels more like an actual mixtape than 99.9%, but doesn’t lose any of the vision that made the LP so engaging. Cavern of Anti-Matter are releasing a three-song EP titled i’m the unknown next month, and you can listen the glitchy, dance-floor-ready titled track above.