Héctor Zarate - An Upcoming Summer (Cyan Recs 07)

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Héctor Zarate - An Upcoming Summer (Cyan Recs 07)

Glitchy & groovy electronica

Cyan Recs , a very fine Netlabel for contemporary electronic music from Mexico, brings us a very mellow release from Héctor Zarate. A terrific blend of GB-style electronica, blirpy percussion, a little bit sora style plus magic, sometimes with guitar and fragmets of acoustic instruments. Tracks which might let you feel the 'Upcoming Summer'... Superb!

01 Summer Evenings 5:20
02 Coke, Cigarettes And You 3:06
03 Summer Vacations (Years Ago) 2:54
04 High Sky/Deep Sea 5:16

Total running time: 16.6 MIN

Download complete release (zip) 31.9 MB

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Score: 7.3, Votes: 3

Christian Dittmann - Emporio (Thinner 092)

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Christian Dittmann - Emporio (Thinner 092)

Deep constructions

Here's one from thinner , Christian Dittmann's *Emporio* (THN092), which is deep. So deep. A fusion of low grooves, fragile textures and distant nature sounds with mystic impressions. The thinner release text says: "Embedded in the essence of these six songs of minimal electronic sounds, sticky beats and fragile textures is an understated passion for the organic and of “simple and daily things.” Also illuminating is the fact that the tracks titles themselves are named after “immediate situations or thoughts”,that is to say, slices of life that came to mind as the songs were being formed." All tracks are amalgamated by Christian Dittmann to minimal masterpieces with a deepness sometimes like a black hole.

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Score: 7.0, Votes: 2

Easy Changes - Pitch and Gas EP (Unfound 29)

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Easy Changes - Pitch and Gas EP (Unfound 29)

Minimal percussive monsters.

This release on unfoundsound is a debut release from easy changes, a duo from moscow, russia. Blurpy, psychodelic, crunchy arrangements which play alot with found sounds and field recordings and intergrate them very nice with gripping grooves and blippy basslines. Perfect minimal music with surprises, solid grooves and motions. Together with the nice usages of delay and reverb effects, this one is the right choice for a nightly autobahn ride.

Due to hosting on archive.org streaming could be difficult and very lame!

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Score: 8.7, Votes: 3

Illyah & Ltd. Candy - Fight The Formation / Poor Girl (JTR Net7" No12)

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Illyah & Ltd. Candy - Fight The Formation / Poor Girl (JTR Net7" No12)

Crunchy electronic Reggae & Dub 7"

A new one from Jahtari, the home of "Digital Laptop Reggae". This very deep release comes from the dub duo Illyah & Ltd. Candy.
Side A, "Fight The Formation" starts with tight drums and a very clever and artful mix of high voltage waves, deep bassworks and a fat hookline plus the nice wishful vocals from Candy. The B-Side "Poor Girl" is more dub inspired and plays with different harmonies. Deep Bass, offbeats and distant pads and dubs blended again with Candy's wonderful vocals. Killer-Release!

Side A - Fight The Formation 03:46 (5.0 MB)
Side B - Poor Girl 03:44 (5.1 MB)

Complete zip (9.8 MB)

The Artistpage on Jahtari

Illyah / Ltd. Candy on myspace

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Score: 9.0, Votes: 1

netBloc Volume 3 (La Plus Belle Guerre) VA-Compilation

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netBloc Volume 3 (La Plus Belle Guerre) VA-Compilation

Genre-hopping Compilation
A great range of good music and artists was compiled by netBloc in this issue of netBloc Volume 3. From Brit-Rock, HipHop, Jazz over to acoustic minimal by Arvo Pärt, this is a quite fine overview of best quality music distributed for free by modern Netlabels. If you're new to this scene, this could be a good starting point to get more experience for Netlabels and their different way to spread audio. For those who want to toast it to cd there is a full cd-cover available for download, too.

blocsonic homepage here

01 - Camp - Dramatic - released on Alpinechic in 2006
02 - Thierry Blanchard - Quincailler de Style - Independently released in 2005
03 - Levi - Untitled - released on Rasarte in 2007
04 - Red Unit - Farmer - released on Quiet Lounge in 2006
05 - Arai - Sociedad Enferma - Independently released in 2006
06 - Transient - Railroad Flying Machine - released on One in 2004
07 - b-Shake - Insane - Independently released in 2006
08 - Aerotrio - Prisma (Revisitada) - released on Bump Foot in 2007
09 - Ghostown - Johnny Marr - Independently released in 2004
10 - Nic Bommarito - Arvo Pärt (Extended netBloc Edit) - released on 12rec.
11 - Ghostown - Johnny Marr (Psycho Killer) (Bonus 2006 Version) - Independently released

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Score: 8.0, Votes: 2

Minimono - Minibasic (slnz003)

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Minimono - Minibasic (slnz003)

Funky Microhouse Pearls

The italian label Silenzio is back with a ultra-funky microhouse release. Take some chippy bass, random vocal samples, vocoder, a damaged sequencer with heavy dropouts and much talent and creativity and you'll probable get something like Minimono. Track 1 and 3 are more dancefloor orientated while track 2 and 4 are more relaxed. Good stuff. We'll be in line for more of Silenzio.

Gensana.mp3
Ausbasic.mp3
Minidub.mp3
Ceglie.mp3

Whole release (zip) 40,7 mb

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Score: 7.0, Votes: 1