Fischerspooner feat. Caroline Polachek: Togetherness

Fischerspooner’s super-seductive new track “Togetherness” (featuring vocals from Chairlift’s Caroline Polachek) has an equally sexually-charged video—directed by Casey Spooner and Warren Fischer. The follow-up to SIR‘s “Have Fun Tonight,” this track is less dance-y, but still dark and sleek.

Fischerspooner: Have Fun Tonight

The first track from NYC-based electro duo Fischerspooner (aka Warren Fischer and Casey Spooner) in some eight years, “Have Fun Tonight” is a dark, sexy electro track that encourages having romantic fun without your partner. The infectious dance tune was co-written and produced by Michael Stipe and Boots, and isn’t exactly a cheating ballad. The message is much more about being free within a loving …

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Abra mesmerizes in 64 seconds, remembering synth soothsayer Isao Tomita, plus new Chance the Rapper and Fischerspooner

Isao Tomita: Arabesque No. 1 84-year-old composer and synth soothsayer Isao Tomita passed away this weekend in Tokyo. He introduced the near-infinite possibilities of a relatively new invention, the Moog modular synthesizer to Japan—approaching the instrument like an orchestra that could express sounds and “colors” never heard before, and evoke sensual qualities. Especially loved was his 1974 album Snowflakes Are Dancing (with the impressive subtitle: …