Sunday, June 17, 2018

[Teaser of the day] Court Of Hidden Faces - Serenity Wheeler


  • Post-rock
  • Ambient
  • Experimental electronica
  • Ambient rock
  • Crossover
  • Electronic music

Release: Snow
Label: Nishi
Year: 2007

[Teaser of the day] Nilaesh - Nu Thing



  • Breaks
  • Psytrance
  • Acid electro
  • Alternative dance
  • Post-rave
  • Electronic music

Artist: Nilaesh
Release: Gladio
Label: Self-released/Bandcamp
Year: 2014

Valhearst – Souvenir EP (2017)




  • Lo-fi 
  • Art music 
  • Drone pop 
  • New Weird France 
  • Ambient 
  • Avant-garde 
  • Improvised music 
  • Ambient 
  • Electronic 
  • Experimentalism 
  • DIY 
  • Drone 
  • Krautrock 
  • Kosmische Musik

Comment: behind the project is Pascaline Raphaëlle whose 5-track issue is quite disparate in its stylistic variety and length. It starts off with a silent electro-acoustic composition based on repeated sounds, guitar-based chords and effects, microscopic noises and hisses, and Pascaline`s chants atop. It can be considered an example of slowed-down, deconstructive post-punk. On the other side, it resembles those free folk/weird folk/freak folk numbers in a decade back where some artists from a new generation of folk musicians watched toward the forest and nature and therefore organic sounds. Indeed, one is listening to music which chimes as if recorded with the microphone from a distance (especially at Waterlidl). Nowhere is a very short, 1-minute yet the only rhythmic improvisation. The narrative will be changing in the last two compositions while introducing ambient and droning sounds into the mix. More profoundly, you can find out similarities with artists by Not Not Fun, Klaus Schulze, Tangerine Dream, and her French compatriot Eléonore Hauguel a.k.a. Ellah a. Thaun. In a word, the strong issue.

[Teaser of the day] The Tami Show - Bender


  • Slowcore
  • Folk indie
  • Alternative pop
  • Sadcore
  • Indie folk
  • Indie pop
  • Dream pop

Artist: The Tami Show
ReleaseGrind My Nails
Label: Hinah
Year: 2005

[Teaser of the day] Speculativism - Requiem For Leif Ericson`s Parrot


  • Art rock
  • Progressive rock
  • Avant-prog
  • RIO
  • Improvised music

Artist: Speculativism
Label: Self-released/Archive.org
Year: 2008

Saturday, June 16, 2018

The Cherry Blues Project – Psychiatric Years EP. 1 (2009)




  • Lo-fi 
  • DIY 
  • Indie folk 
  • Outsider music 
  • Folk indie

Comment: unfortunately I can't speak Spanish and because of that I can`t understand the message of these seven songs. Regarding the duo my previous and in truth first experience was related to Selectas Memorias del Invierno (2017, Petroglyph Music) which was absolutely different issue due to microtonal progressions, austere drones, and twisted ambient soundscapes (i.e illbient) music. Why should I speak Spanish because I presume one of the two Argentinian musicians (or both of them) does speak about his admittance in a psychiatric ward. At least I hope the sort of premise because musically it is backed up by sparse acoustic guitar chords which just create a monotonous background. The favourite of mine has been The Smiths for 20 years thanks to the balance between the quartet`s lyrics and music though the subject in Moz`s songs used to be a candidate in the aforementioned ward. It has a strong assuasive impact upon you. On the other side, you know, the medicine used to work a little bit/it is not curative with regard to psychological diseases either. It might be the current one does work (with message) as well. The issue is a part of the discography of a legendary Berlin, Germany-based imprint, Resting Bell Netlabel. Resting Bell makes sense. Of course, I suggest you listen to the second part of Psychiatric Years as well. The music will save the world if something would do it. But it does not save eventually.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Koti & Thee Immigrants – The Relaxing Sounds From Tinsley Prison (2012/2017)



  • World music 
  • Acid pop 
  • Mood music 
  • Psychedelic 
  • Alternative pop 
  • Psychobilly 
  • World fusion 
  • Art pop

Comment: we are listening to an album from Brazil under the fantastic California, US-based imprint Death Roots Syndicate. Koti & Thee Immigrants´ 10 track issue was initially released under Fon-Fon Records approximately five and a half years ago so it is quite surprising yet welcome to hear it under an imprint which has used to release issues being dark and gothic (yet playful and artsy). The Relaxing Sounds From Tinsley Prison is predominantly a psychedelic case with fluid dusty organ lines and suggestive singing. There is up a song called Gipsy Man with hints at the life of Romani people so could I presume these 33 minutes are about the life of the ethnicity with some dodges into other culture`s layers either? All this Balkan and Gypsy music influenced music has been a mainstream for more than 10 years largely thanks to motion pictures by Emil Kusturica. By listening to the final instrumental track Tinsley House Tea Time you can admit the collective`s tongue-in-cheek attitude with regard to Music Hall-alike buffoonish loosely sequenced rhythms and the acidic organ and Tiki Music drenched improvistation which funny facet can be generalized over the course.  The more I listen to it the more I hear similarities with Juan Naveira aka Mr Juan aka Juanitos aka Limbo Deluxe aka Miss Emma. That's hugely important especially for a starting weekend. In a word, this album is strongly recommended for all those music lovers who enjoy an artsy challenge and a moody aspect within one bound.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

[Teaser of the day] The Post Riot Era - Meeting You Again in the Future



  • Ambient
  • Experimentalism
  • Soundscape
  • Epic
  • Post-classical
  • Microtonal
  • Dark ambient
  • Minimalism
  • Avant-garde

Release: Quiet Exit
Label: Self-released/Bandcamp
Year: 2011

[Teaser of the day] Jessica Worms - I`ll Be Breaking My Bones



  • Punk rock
  • Psychobilly
  • Hardcore
  • Speed metal

Artist: Jessica Worms
Release: R I S E
Year: 2017

Valzi – I Nvr 3 U (2009)




  • Chiptune 
  • Electronic music 
  • Indietronica 
  • 8-bit 
  • Glitch pop 
  • Alternative 
  • Bitpop 
  • Chipbreak 
  • Crossover 
  • Avant-pop
  • Electro pop 
  • Robot pop 
  • Electro pop 
  • Nintendocore 
  • Tracker music

Comment: I assume glitch pop as a genre comes partly out of the tracker/chiptune/bitpop scene. I have always loved chiptune music even though I did not it consciously or being aware of the genre which started sometime in the 80s. Because the first playing consoles of mine were yellow cartridge-based, mostly Chinese productions. Milk & Nuts, Mutant Ninja Turtles, Lode Runner, Getaway, Konami NHL 1988, Tank, The Wild Gunman etc were the games I had spent very many hours within. I can vividly remember for a game called Bomberman which sounded as if an outtake from one of the songs by Throbbing Gristle. The rhythmic 8-bit lines within it would break to many sonic shards yet it would incessantly be trudging over the game scene. For sure, the genre was not the very first electronic music created ever (as we know very well thanks to the Sub Rosa`s compilations of noise and electronic music the first electronic and noise compositions were already peoduced in the second part of the 19th century). It was not the very first computer music ever created as well. However, I like the consistency and strength of people who follow the genre by promoting and creating by themselves. Valzi`s 11-track issue being released on Petite & Jolie is a great issue crossing at an interface of chiptune and indie electronic music. Its poppy yet elegantly exaggerated tendencies to come to the surface permanently used to provide it even a more cutting-edge shape. That's cool. It is a sort of electro pop but it chimes as if coming from a broken, abandoned computer world. Unfortunately it somehow resonates with sad news from the recent world where even celebrities do commit suicide. The soul of a broken human being can be compared with the one of a broken computer. The biggest problem in the nowadays world is that a human being is exercised to be machines but the soul within the creature is still not be ready to step to the next, robot level. The only way is to set robots free but the biggest consequence of it may be the man-machines will eradicate the human being as a species. Given that it is an example of chiptune music you should not take the adjective “exaggerated” seriously because within the genre there cannot be any of the elements exaggerated in the strict sense of the word. All is finely integrated and exposed to the ears of a hungry music fan. And the cover print is really cool by creating a psychedelic pathway to arrive at your positive self. Take it, remember it.
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