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Lucrecia – Like being home (sern020)

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Lucrecia – Like being home (sern020)

Electroacoustic Pop-pearls from Colombia

This will definitely be the right choice for your digital (or even analog) campfire! This new one from Lucrecia on Series Media is about acoustic instruments, found sounds, crispy percussion and Lucrecia's wonderful vocals with an ease of 'those who know more'. Promtly this reminds me to a fantastic scene in a wonderful movie called 'The Party' with Peter Sellers from Blake Edwards. This scene as Michel Monet (Claudine Longet) starts to sing in front of the party-guests in front of this (really big) fireplace in the living-room. Everybody's quiet and listening to Michel's easygoing and unconcerned singing...
Not more words are to lose about this, download's a must, layback and enjoy this melancholic but positive music from this outstanding singer! chapeau! 10 hearts! Yippie! Freu!

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Score: 9.3, Votes: 9

Granlab - Leuchtfeuer EP (broque032)

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Granlab - Leuchtfeuer EP (broque032)

Dreamy tech-moods

Besides their vinyl and cd releases the guys from broque put off a new mp3 release from one of the broque label-heads: granlab. And this one is about the more moody sides of minimal; the starter track 'faro' fills your ears with the deeper tech sound, ending up in dreamy melodies. After this, 'Leuchtfeuer' is going to rock you a bit more into the minimal old-school corner of the floor. Now, with 'Normalnull', the ep gets a bit more straight, classy and deeper before 'Fahrwasser' rocks the house. For me the strongest track on this ep starts with deep sequences, added pad-chords and a driving bass in the background. Release is closed with the dreamy sequences of 'Gluehlichter'. Yepp!

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Score: 8.0, Votes: 2

Sintercoraz - Sintercoraz [alces010]

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Sintercoraz - Sintercoraz [alces010]

Guitar & Chips

Oh, this one is wonderful. Everytime i hear chiptune songs produced with C-64, Atari, Gameboy and other youngtimers from low-bit armada, I like them (because it reminds me to my childhood...) but for me hearing more than 2 or 3 tracks is very hard. But on this little treasure fom Salvatore Maldera from Caracas, Venezuela, who calls himself Sintecoraz (or Sintercoraz, both versions are used...), this fact is a bit different. For sure this is because he combines acoustic instruments like his guitar with this childish unique chip sounds in perfection. I never heard this pop-folk-style-chip-tronica before. Pop-slammers all together, these tracks are very unique with this wonderful melodies and melancholic sound atmospheres produced by these old sound chips. This ir released on Alces2, a young netlabel from Åre, Sweden formed by Alexander Eldefors and Petter Owén. Check out the older releases!

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Score: 8.9, Votes: 8

Deymare - Conquistador (ART010)

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Deymare - Conquistador (ART010)

Moody house from finland

A deep solid soothing spring-house release from Deymare. The first track 'conquistador' let you fall into solid (but known) deep house-chords, distant guitars and a driving organ-line. The other two tracks 'smalltown poem' and 'the way back' are way more sophisticated with deeper attempts. Electric pianos, deep basses and stringpads in harmony let you dance through warm spring nights. Nice one!

arteqcue website

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Score: 7.4, Votes: 5

Daniel Maze - Lifeguard EP (EKO 013)

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Daniel Maze - Lifeguard EP (EKO 013)

Warm and positive spring melodies

Daniel Maze from Vancouver, Canada released a wonderful ep on the french Eko label (Alexandre Navarro). This ep contents a perfect soundtrack for a warm spring sunset. Sitting on a hill, watching straight into future, reflecting the moment. Peaceful pads, wonderful brights tones, synths and pop melodies. Music for this special moods - full of satisfaction but still reflective. Outstanding - a reference!

Eko website
Release website

01. Whats Your Poison
02. Khamseen
03. Waiting for the Bubbles to Disappear
04. Take Me to the Equator
 
Download Lifeguard ep (zip)

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Score: 8.5, Votes: 6

Nuthre - Bloops for Alice (NT096)

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Nuthre - Bloops for Alice (NT096)

The converse of easy-chillin' music

nuthre (Jeff Morton) strikes again with this groundshaking release on the famous no type label. This one brings loads of heavy input for your brain. Aliased pianos, strange turnarounds, cheap drums, all together cutted and pasted to a unsettled collage. Genius or madman? Masterpiece or crap? You decide...
Other as on his timeless fantastic release 'All Too Capable Of Sustained Backwards Glances' on the panospria label, here he's testing the extremes. Cutted fragments, pasted to a collage of desired dreams. Often he tries more than the average listener could bear. But try to follow him. Change your viewpoints. This release is a statement, a chunk of concrete with diamonds in it, this one is about loosing control and different ways to get it back, about trust, hope, and finally: about alice. Possibly after hearing it (more than one time :-) nothing will be as before. But: you decide!

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Score: 6.5, Votes: 2

VA - Electronica Unplugged 2 (aerotone006)

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VA - Electronica Unplugged 2 (aerotone006)

Wonderful Electro-acoustics

Aerotone released their sixth album, a compilation of various artists, full of yearning chunks. The songs on 'Electronica Unplugged 2' are coming straight from the artists hearts, whether they were made with or without electronics... Starting with 'Es kann nicht ewig Winter sein' from Bersarin Quartett , a very slow, melancholic and soulful song, sending out deep, dark feelings. Again a perfect soundtrack for a dusty venice day in november. Reminds me a bit of Bohren und der Club of Gore. But this records differs in the kind of melancholism, the next one,'The Youngest One Had A Rose In His Mouth' and 'Épilogue' feels much more postive, like lost songs for the 'Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain' soundtrack. In fact, every song stands for itself, is different from the other. But all together on this album are outstanding. Chapeau! The fine graphics for this release were made by Kheira Linder from Berlin, be sure to check her fantastic work at her homepage. Absolut recommended download!

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Aerotone Label
Release page (detailed artist informations and links!)

01 bersarin quartett - es kann nicht ewig winter sein
02 your hand in mine - the youngest one had a rose in his mouth
03 crepusculum - away with words
04 balún - sweet n low
05 sepia hours - on a right line
06 roll film - now it's over
07 le mépris - shizuku
08 my first trumpet - happy plingi
09 mié - summer
10 aoyoma - epilogue

The whole album (zip)
Cover artwork

Homepage Kheira Linder

aerotone logo sketch

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Score: 8.0, Votes: 7

Trópico esmeralda - Rifas, juegos y espectáculos (sern19)

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Trópico esmeralda - Rifas, juegos y espectáculos (sern19)

Weird abstract jazz studies from colombia

Ok, haven't heard yet of this colombian label - Series Media from Medellin, Colombia. And: ok, this one is strange, unusual and wide out of the ordinary. Forget what you know about harmonics and rhythmic structures. This release may open another door. Whereto? You decide! You will be confrontated with some kind of deformed music, some abnorm turnarounds, which maybe will your hand move the mouse to the skip button. But stop! Try this music. Is it jazz?

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Score: 7.5, Votes: 2

Fabryka - Handful of dust Remixes (DHS0030)

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Fabryka - Handful of dust Remixes (DHS0030)

Remixes for a classy track

What a powerful and well-balanced remix ep! First, you should know the full release Testing Toys from fabryka which was released on dharmasound beginning of april. One of the best tracks, Handful of Dust, a truly pop-hit, is now interpreted by several artists from the dharmasound roaster like Musetta, Acidhead, Kurregomma and Reverse Engineering. And they all do a very very good job. Acidhead's version is a resilient, fluffy independent pop dream, Musetta interpreted the original track in wonderful swing, Reverse Engineering worked out a bit more industrial touch and finally Kurregomma flashs an ode with some 8bit tone-generators and let the sid chips burn. Plus an extra-fine Fabryka live jazz cut with acoustic setup at the Controfestival. Absolut, absolut wonderful! Download more than recommended!

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Score: 7.4, Votes: 5

OCP - Descansar Um Bocadinho (qnb003)

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OCP - Descansar Um Bocadinho (qnb003)

Deep Micro-Dub Pearls from Portugal

Qunabu , a netlabel from Gdansk in Poland, released a very deep and perfect sounding dub ep from Joao Ricardo, who already released some stuff on MiMi Records, Serein, Testtube and Sinergy Networks. Descansar Um Bocadinho is about deep structures, basses, chords. Imagine you walk through airy curtains of cryptically noisy background pads in best basic channel manner. Deep. The sound structure is falling to pieces to a become one again a few seconds later. Fragile. Wonderful. I heard this sound often, of course, but this one is pure perfection.

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Download is recommended due to streaming problems due to slow servers at archive.org

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Score: 7.7, Votes: 3
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