Sunday, November 19, 2017

Roger Plexico – Where The Sidewalk Ends (2017)



  • Chilltronica 
  • Electronic pop 
  • Alternative pop 
  • Mood music 
  • Yacht rock 
  • Breaks 
  • Art pop 
  • Space pop

Comment: the Portuguese artist Roger Plexico's 6-notch issue is a special event for those who like to relax while listening to moody yet demanding music. Indeed, the artist's fourth release is thought to all the ardent music lovers. Roger Plexico's brand new one is meticulously designed and mixed up in the way to bring forth a synergistic essence within it. Elements of synth-pop, space pop, sophisti-pop, art pop, soft rock, yacht rock, and chillwave are added to the melting pot to get a bewildering thread. In the described, epic way it used to roll out. In an artsy way, orchestrated and slightly acidic yet certainly stellar synths combined with dusty reed organs do roll over the terrain of broken beat. It can be compared to Air's music though not in direct, compositional sense. With regard to the French duo you can draw parallels on both project's metaphysical desire to expand an inner space and then transcend its borders to get together with outer space. To crumble to cosmic dust ultimately which will be sad and ennobling simultaneously. It is a bit in the discography of Monster Jinx, a Portuguese imprint.

Caroline Park – RIM (2013)



  • Ambient 
  • Drone 
  • Electronic music 
  • Minimalism
  • Sound art 
  • Experimentalism 
  • Avant-garde 
  • Microtonal 
  • Live session 
  • Experimental electronica 
  • Avant-electronica 
  • Ambient drone 
  • Abstract electronica

Comment: this 2-notch outing consists of interesting progressions based on two lengthy tracks though not much does not happen over there. It is all about minimal progressions, microtonal algorithmic creative events, it also used to play on your imagination and perceptible "mistakes". The first of them, We Can Be What They Are Doing, is a seductive drift between a loaded droning line, and ostensible ambient music. It feeds one's mechanical fantasies, and given that you have not been involved in fantasies yet before the listening you will be involved in that for sure. Your cerebral particles will be bombed with slowly ascending and descending waves. At Live at Soto Studio (8.29.12) the listener can perceive a more audible vamped up sound as if signal-alike vivid bits would play ping pong with one another. It is just a phase of the track because at times the interaction disappears due to melting down into longer signals and hazy drones. The outing is a bit of the discography of Vuzh Music.

LFC – Encordoamento (2012)

  • Blues 
  • Delta blues

Comment: while reviewing Lucas Pastina aka LFC's Maggots In The Tongue a week ago it was a case of freaked-out vowel madness without the accompaniment of blues music. Like it was properly ordered by me there is up a set of three tracks called Encordoamento based on instrumental blues numbers. Blues by numbers. Delta blues by numbers. In fact, it chimes like a lengthy blues rock without any interruptions and turns inside hell. Given that the artist's music should be considered as a whole rather than separating some bits from it you can then actually see it as a turn within Lucas Pastina's music. For me, he is an outstanding madman in music from Brazil whose recent release is catchy through those iterative patterns on quite fastly plucked guitar strings. Ultimately I have to admit it is not an ordinary example of blues rock by numbers by considering the premise the abbreviation LFC does mean Lucas Fucking Crazy.

Cecilia Lopez & Wenchi Lazo – Abailable (2017)



  • Experimental electronica 
  • Avant-electronica 
  • Electronic music 
  • Improvised music 
  • Experimentalism 
  • Avant-garde

Comment: thereafter I had perceived the analogue charm of Death Tricheco's Party Music I felt strong discrepancy with 6-track release (clocking in at a 49-minute) because it seemed to be so modern, straightforward and aggressively incisive. Cecilia had played synths and Wenchi had played on electronic drums but it was being very far away from any kind of electronic device-led pop music. It immediately embarked on with culminating progressions giving no traditional way to progress stepwise into something bigger and enchanting. Later on, the culminating peaks would be reconstructed and you could see more sublime effects and distinctive features covering the bottom. From the top to its very bottom. The electronic gross sonic volume would be minimised and changed into different lines and segmentations having been followed by one another. At the final part the music is being dominated by grayish electronic torrents and intense signal-alike rushes. That's effective. That's the effect. In the final track you would be a witness of the duo's tongue-in-cheek attitude. The ear-provoking issue is a part of the discography of Pan Y Rosas Discos, an active imprint from Chicago, Illinois.

Death Tricheco – Party Music (2017)



  • Industrial music 
  • Avant-garde 
  • Experimentalism 
  • Electronic music 
  • Leftfield 
  • Spoken word 
  • Non-music 
  • Psycho-acoustic 
  • Experimental electronica 
  • Hauntology 
  • Freeformfreakout 
  • Sampledelic

Comment: Death Tricheco is an artist from Italy which started off in the 80s and thereby it can be considered a phenomenon coming from the legion of the so-called old school industrial movement. Immediately within this 16-notch composition I can perceive elements being so truly characteristic to the scene. All those haunting electronic effects, uncanny samples, acidic threads and weird dialogues based on mutant and deviant syllables. Yet all of that will ultimately result in as a light-hearted metaphysical concept because all the interpretations seem to be funny due to a buffoonish approach. I have always appreciated such kind of approach because Big City Orchestra, a Californian combo have been doing it in an irresistible manner since the beginning of the 80s. It is what I would like to consider the most free and anarchist side of industrial music. Just loudly laughing at everything. At Dutch! you can hear lo-fi synth-pop yet it cannot be considered a part of the genre because it is a mocking remark towards it (because of being deliberately way too lo-fi and primitive). It is a reunion of sonic misfits yet preserving dignity through a profound and analytical choosing set even if it is spiced up by hectic noises and freaked-out sequencing. By personal side, I hear there some primitively tapped sounds of Casio Tonebank, a favourite synth. The outing is a bit in the discography of Silent Method Records, a great imprint for great artists.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Undynamic Pop Experiment – The Undynamic Pop Experiment (2017)



  • Post-punk 
  • Punk funk 
  • Alternative dance 
  • Art punk 
  • Dance punk 
  • New Wave 
  • Prog-punk 
  • Brass pop

Comment: by my opinion, punk funk as a branch of post-punk and music in general can be considered a genuine invention by the human kind. The Pop Group, Public Image Limited, A Certain Ratio, ESG, Gang of Four, Blondie, Talking Heads, James Chance and the Contortions. The Undynamic Pop Experiment provides a fascinating set of 5 tracks having been recorded in 2002 in Mike`s apartment yet from this year it has been available for all of us via Free Music Archive. With regard to it and the artist`s Myspace site I guess it is a one-man project. The bunch includes the best elements of dance-appealed punk of highly catchy guitar hooks and strums and incisive drumming with at times painful and at times declamatory singing manner filled in with tickling tension and demonstrative angriness. The final track Part-Time Lover provides highly epic orchestrated and brass sounds in front of the boisterous guitar wall. This track cannot be a part-time lover. Get it. Listen to it. Love it. Rebel with it. 

[Teaser of the day] Shamar - Third World Rag



  • Singer-songwriter
  • Art pop
  • Bedroom pop
  • Drone pop
  • Electro-indie
  • DIY
  • Organcore

Artist: Shamar
ReleaseHome & Hearth
Label: Self-released/Bandcamp 
Year: 2016

[Teaser of the day] Natural Snow Buildings - Camp Lily Dale


  • Ambient
  • New Weird France
  • Avant-folk
  • Dream folk
  • Ambient folk
  • Psych-folk
  • Free folk
  • Drone folk
  • Epic
  • Improvised music
  • Weird folk
  • Experimental folk
  • Space folk

Release: Aldebaran
Year: 2016

[Teaser of the day] Moses Luster - Sorrow Town



  • Singer-songwriter
  • Art rock
  • Vaudeville
  • Americana

Artist: Moses Luster
Label: Self-released/Bandcamp
Year: 2017

Bramir – Amuletos: I-IV (2017)



  • Drone 
  • Microtonal 
  • Minimalism 
  • Avant-garde 
  • Experimentalism 
  • Ambient drone 
  • Post-industrial 
  • Micronoise

Comment: this 4-notch issue provides a different sort of haunting music rather than just coming out of a horror movie. It does not include either shrieks or highly lurking narrative, it is warm and permanent in its endless droning while emitting almost audible shades behind it. Yet it is possible I have hauled in non-existent entities in reality. It may have cheated my perception elegantly due to its iterative nature and elliptical fringes. Yet if the music evokes these ghosts in my head I guess they can be considered as existing ones. As real ones. Yes, it is a philosophical question about the nature of entities. I can hear the very intense soundscape behind these layers yet at the same time chiming in a muffled way. Otherwise it could be a merciless harsh noise attack. Yet the more you listen to it the more it reveals its malignant nature. The pulsating drones beat in my head and will connect with my intellect. The music which makes one thinking of. The outing is a part of the discography of Mansarda Records.
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