Mp3

Herzog - ocean! be our blanket (12rec039)

| | | | |
Herzog - ocean! be our blanket (12rec039)

Melancholic electronic folk

Ok, i don't know exactly why i missed this one on 12rec - shame on me... Now this wonderful release turned out to one of my winter highlights on my ipod, so here comes the (very late) review... It's 12recs' 039 from Herzog aka Bill Bawden. Released formely two albums on the great Serein label, on 'Ocean!' he continues his unique filigrane, hypnotic stylemix of electronica, folk and experimentals. 'Warm, quite focused, hypnotic and neat'. Wonderful timeless folk-flavored electronica with a dreamy melancholic touch. Yep! A winter essential...

Vote Result
++++++++--
Score: 8.0, Votes: 2

Le Mépris - Le Mépris (aer011)

| | |
Le Mépris - Le Mépris (aer011)

Intimate quite piano compositions

This stunning release on the mighty aerotone label will hold on time. Through all rushing, pushing, hurrying in nowadays life, this music acts like a tender stop of any clocks. Release all redundant and needless brain-activities and calm down completely to this intense look into Reiko Matanes (a female Japanese piano player) intimate thoughts and feelings. Attend her through her wonderful, endogenous and sincere music. Best for these rainy or snowy winter evenings in front of a fireside,,, Fantastic!

Vote Result
++++++++--
Score: 8.7, Votes: 3

Various artists - Let's Talk About Muertepop #2 (muerte009)

| | | | | |
Various artists - Let's Talk About Muertepop #2 (muerte009)

Blues electronica

Ok, a bit late, but better late than never. The latest release from the beloved muertepop label from Italy. And they did a very good job and are back with a sinful collection of ten tracks created by artists around the world. From flawless pop like 'Real Air To Use' by Background Radiation over electropop-like music like 'Kids Like Silence' by Silence Is Sexy to the deeper, sometimes experimental side of melancholic electronica with 'Mind Sheep' by Nakao::: and 'Mente', this various artists compilation is a wonderful example for quality independent music in my eyes. The music fits perfect into these colder and darker autumn days - at least here in germany...

Vote Result
++++++++--
Score: 8.0, Votes: 1

Saturday Index - Partly Cloudy (AH019)

| | | |
Saturday Index - Partly Cloudy (AH019)

Deep electronica

Jedidiah Becker from Denver, Colorado released this sentimental and melancholic on Archaic Horizon, who brought us several fine experimental electronica releases, Sarin Sunday for example...

Vote Result
+++++++---
Score: 7.5, Votes: 2

Crossroads - Mix by Marcus Watkins (swm034)

| | | |
Crossroads - Mix by Marcus Watkins (swm034)

A personal blend of deeper force

A mix can give you very intimate and personal insights to someone and let you come in contact with new music, artists or labels you otherwise possibly never noticed. In this case, we can imagine what's on the mind Marcus Watkins, who runs and coordinates the Detroit based web-label Random Access Recordings. Released on sonic walker, Marcus delivers a deep, solid and carefully selection of his netlabel favourites. Step into his world of minimalism, deepness and micro-house-funk-grooves, all releated to the very techno side of music. Yep. Dance it. Or hear it while driving your car through a starry night...

Vote Result
++++++----
Score: 6.0, Votes: 1

nuthre - popstars (quiz045)

| | | | |
nuthre - popstars (quiz045)

Samplerism as its probably finest point

Nuthre. Samplers. Long nights. Plundering. Plunderphonism. Pure. Warm. Friendly. Plunderphonic. Restructuring. Without permission. Direct. Legal. Illegal. Whatever. Straight. Without fear. Down-the-line. Funky. Mixing. Splicing. Copyright. Right. False. Right. Jumping. Originate. Thanks. A statement. Or what.

pop quiz website
archive.org releasepage

Vote Result
++++++++--
Score: 8.0, Votes: 1

Heinemann521 - Barge (mi083)

| | | | |
Heinemann521 - Barge (mi083)

Melancholic jazzy electronica from japan

That's the stunning thing with label & www & music. You stumble from one label page to another and finally you find the diamond. As happend in this case - I never heard about this label mimi from portugal which is dedicated to portugese & japanese musicinas and their projects. Brandnew release on this label (pleeease check the backstock!) is this release from Heinemann521 aka Shuho Hidaka. And it's a nice blend of dreamy melancholic jazz influenced music, which simply is wonderful. Definitely influenced by cut-up jazzers like Prefuse 73's Scott Herren or Four Tet, he produced such a intense album of cutting edge electronica jazz and idm. Thanks for releasing that one for free! Chapeau!

Vote Result
++++++++--
Score: 8.5, Votes: 4

Muhr - Poussière (serein014)

| | |
Muhr - Poussière (serein014)

Slow-downer facing the beginning autumn

A little bit late, but i've reconginized the sleeping beauty of this wonderful melancholic release from Muhr recently now. Poussière is published on serein, which comes to my mind with the beautiful nest ep. On Poussière, which means 'dust', you'll find dark droning atmospheres, crushed sounds, melancholic strings, processed guitars, distant pianos and battling lo-fi effects and disturbed sounds. It's a mix of forbiddingly strange moments. Walking in the woods at night with Poussière on headphones is possible the right way to enjoy some very impressivly intense moments of... angst. Wonderful!

Vote Result
++++++++--
Score: 8.7, Votes: 3

Various Artists - Superconductivity (krem005)

| | | |
Various Artists - Superconductivity (krem005)

Massive tech compilation

This one comes from Sweden – Kreatur Music drops a massive compilation with a lot fresh artists as well as some well-known netaudio veterans like Ronnie Pries and Marko Fuerstenberg. The compi features many styles of contemporary techno and minimal dance music in a perfect quality. Traditional techno, some maaaassive dub-tech, blip house, microfunk and several forms of abstractism. Get into this steam-machine blast of energy and move ya ears & feet...

Vote Result
++++++++--
Score: 8.0, Votes: 1

Lucky Misu - Puzzled Remixed (corpid extra 022)

| | |
Lucky Misu - Puzzled Remixed (corpid extra 022)

Vocal electronica from sweden - Remixed

Here comes the remixes for Lucky Misu (Daniel Bergstrom). Granlab, Perfume Uniform, Emily in love, Troupe, Peloton and Drei Farben House deliver a nice broadside of their inerpretations of Lucky Misu's release on corpid extra in march this year. Pop meets electronica meets minimal meets easy music meets the slightly dissonant vocals of Lucky Misu... A very nice job has done Troupe, we think - that mix sounds like a broken Pet Shop Boys demo cassette...

Caution: Hosted on archive.org - slow servers again - possible disrupted streaming!

Vote Result
+++++++---
Score: 7.0, Votes: 2
Syndicate content