Thursday, February 21, 2019

Cory Allen – Satory In Atlantis (2007)

  • Ambient 
  • Electronic music 
  • Minimalism 
  • Epic 
  • Ambient drone 
  • Microtonal 
  • Field recording 
  • Organic electronica 
  • Dreamwave 
  • Musique concrète

Comment: Austin, Texas, US-based musician, producer and a music label co-owner Cory Allen's 5-notch outing is a tense blend of dreamy droning incantations and beatific ambient plateaus. Despite his deliberately austere concept he has much to deliver to us. "Satori" is the Buddhist term for "awakening, comprehension, understanding". Less is more which could be the slogan of this issue under the marvellous Portuguese imprint Test Tube. To get awoken a human being needs silence, as a part of the rest; given that there is almost no places around where one could do it the artificial silence is suitable for this purpose. It may be there exists no absolute silence at all - it might be silence is an invisible conversation as once sung Malcolm Mooney from CAN. These 30 minutes create an organized calming padding for both an unnerving person and adventurous music lover. Journey to Bodhi can be considered an example of contemporary New Age/Reiki music. As it is said his work focuses on the manipulation of human perception with the intent of altering the listener's state of consciousness. I am very convinced this outing can be considered as a step for a person to move toward his/her personal enlightenment.

Voyageurs – Nude Vegas (2011)

  • Space rock 
  • Psych-rock 
  • Alternative rock 
  • Indie rock 
  • Acid rock 
  • Drone rock

Comment: this batch of 7 tracks is a sublime mix of undulating stoned guitar rants and overcoming drumming and desperate yet suppressed shouting by the vocalist, and heavily pushing psychedelic organs everywhere around it. And of course, the littered, rehearsal room-alike sound is a positive sign. In a word, all these seven loose structured tracks can freely be considered as an one lengthy track where any track reflects upon the whole and vice versa. The main intention of this issue is to create a hypnosis inside the musicians and their followers. A hypnosis through languid timbre and elliptical, iterative rhythmic patterns. Voyageurs is a combo from Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA who have issued a bunch of issues over different platforms, Free Music Archive, and Bandcamp. I am just wondering has Bill Clinton – who had spent many years in Fayetteville in the 70s – ever listened to the combo? It would be a fancy idea that the former president would heavily be get involved in that and reflecting his opinion publicly. I guess an almost unknown combo would get their ranking remarkably higher. The outing is a part of the discography of White Moon Recordings.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

[Teaser of the day] Mrs Dink - G*Boi

  • Hardstep
  • Tracker music
  • Electronic music
  • 8-bit
  • Crossover
  • Minimal electro
  • Breakcore
  • Chiptune
  • Hard electro

Artist: Mrs Dink
ReleaseHow Up R U? EP
Label: Bump Foot
Year: 2019

[Teaser of the day] abelest+Takeshi Fuwa - 睡眠

  • J-pop
  • Electronic pop
  • Autotune
  • Urban music
  • Mumble rap
  • Digital soul

Artist: abelest
Release: 健康
Label: Maltine
Year: 2019

The Rabbits – That Cave of Love Part 1 (2008)

  • Avant-rock 
  • Alternative rock 
  • Art pop
  • Cinematic
  • Noise pop
  • Fuzz pop 
  • Comedy pop 
  • Experimental pop

Comment: The Rabbits` third outing on WM Recordings is playful and sardonic, entertaining and poignant at the same time. I have no understanding why such sort of music does not make up music charts because in fact it does have everything. Obviously it is way too dizzy for masses and all those influencers, opinion leaders and bosses of music labels who wish the world would be full of "of chickeny softness” while the world need heroes instead of it. The 9-notch outing was issued in 2008 yet it would predict what used to happen today when bloody political correctness embraces all within a society. I do not think that all sort of the so-called liberal activists with gleaming eyes could change world into a better place. I guess their pretension to make it is filled in with half-truths, faulty assumptions and partial knowledges while pretending to be idols by their public ambitions. More profoundly, one of the consequences is that young people are eunuchised by it and locked in porn sites. In truth, it is ridiculous to see all of that for a critical bystander. Do you think is it possible to change someone into a god who is a sort of animal (even if he/she does not recognize it) and headed by drives and subjugated to natural laws? Of course, it is the premise for so-called divine comedy. I do not believe in revolutions anymore, I believe in art and music and an organic way of living instead of it. I believe in a sort of patchwork through music which is represented over there – from dadaist outbursts and noise/fuzz pop spans to slightly pop-oriented developments and astounding blissful cinematic undulations and ork-pop quests. And the most important point – there is up freedom one could not find out from a recent society anymore.

Monday, February 18, 2019

[Teaser of the day] Pogo - Hoo Ba Ba Kanda

  • Electronic pop
  • Poptronica
  • Sampledelic
  • Funk
  • Alternative pop
  • Plunderphonics

Artist: Pogo
Release: Weightless
Year: 2016

[Teaser of the day] Sensual Physics - Cold Sweat

  • Deep techno
  • Electronic music
  • Techno pop
  • Bubblegum techno
  • Alternative dance

Label: Epsilonlab
Year: 2005

Tidy Kid – One Week With My Casio (2008)

  • Toytronica 
  • Electronic music 
  • DIY 
  • Alternative 
  • Indietronica 
  • Lo-fi
  • Electro pop 
  • Glitchtronica 
  • Singer-songwriter 
  • Breakbeat

Comment: one of the first netlabels I was honoured to meet was Test Tube. It might be the first impression of mine was highly piebald about the netlabel/webaudio scene and because of that I could not evaluate any single netlabel properly. However, by listening to the discography of Test Tube back now it is being a highly pleasant quality time. Brisbane, Australia-based Tidy Kid`s One Week With My Casio can be considered rather an unusual example within the discography due to providing no spot upon lush experimental/ambient music but instead of it experimenting with sounds and creating poppy songs on his own cheap Casio synthesizer. By the way, I have also a fancy Casio synth, a small monophonic Casio SA-1, my cordial relation with it has been lasting since 2000. Musically this 6-track issue is a great one by sharing expressive touch between sonic experiments, poppy song structures, and moody feeling hovering above it. From obscure lo-fi flickers and dreamy indie electronic patches to convulsive, glitched-out broken beat madness, littered electro pop and interrupted yet somehow catchy songwriting. By the way, the 6-track outing was also released as a tape release on the German imprint Froggi Records. Astounding lo-fi electronica.

[Teaser of the day] x.y.r. - Warm Pulsations

  • Organic electronica
  • Dreamwave
  • Electronic music
  • Exotica pop
  • Avant-pop
  • Ambient pop
  • Post-pop

Artist: x.y.r.
Release: el dorado
Year: 2015

[Teaser of the day] Fla.mingo - Aliens

  • Electronic music
  • Future funk
  • Nu disco
  • Vaporwave
  • Post-chillwave
  • Electro pop
  • Synth-pop
  • Alternative dance

Artist: Fla.mingo
Release: Fantasy
Year: 2017
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