Monday, December 5, 2016

[Teaser of the day] Ergo Phizmiz - Daruckatekarte

  • Avant-pop
  • Experimental pop
  • Leftfield pop
  • Indie
  • Art pop
  • Electronic
  • Alternative

Artist: Ergo Phizmiz 
Year: 2010

[Teaser of the day] Ann Deveria - Primera Parte

  • Avant-garde
  • Experimentalism
  • Electro-acoustic
  • Ambient drone
  • Sound art
  • Microtonal
  • Electronic music
  • Abstract
  • Live recording
  • Drone
  • Acousmatic music

Artist: Ann Deveria
Release: Domingo Tarde
Label: Audiotalaia
Year: 2009

Trent Hawkins – Ninnananne/t2helaev (2015/2016)

  • Kosmische Musik 
  • Krautrock 
  • Ambient 
  • Synthwave 
  • Electronic music 
  • Alternative 
  • Art music 
  • Mood music

Comment: indeed, by now I decided to review two issues by an artist within one comment because I am listening to a tape which physically includes both of them being issued by Tallinn, Estonian underground imprint Trash Can Dance (a print-run of 36 tapes; soon in next days it will be officially announced for sale). Trent Hawkins is the pseudonym of a guy from Tartu, Estonia who is also known as the drummer of a local stoner rock group, Smõuk. However, substantial guitar riffs and oppressive psychedelic noodling of desert rock is jettisoned for floating synthesisers and ticking rhythms which are up there to depict something otherworldly and beatific. I like the artist's pure aesthetic of Kosmische Musik where all the elements are enjoyably aligned to constitute a logical whole with enchanting space between and around. It might slightly remind of some works by M. Geddes Gengras under Umor-Rex where one can discern similar perceptions of mathematical relations and measures between the establishing sonic elements. Furthermore, it is as pristine as one counterpart could be against lousy aspects surrounding us in our every day's life. A sort of music for escapists. Similarly to the American musician's soundscapes the recent one is also the grower. At first glance it might seem a little bit lightweight and even superficial but it is the deceptive impression. At first one needs to take some time for warm-up to comprehend this hippy of ambient music (the description by the label boss Gert "Trash" Moser). Or maybe not, though. All in all, both of them are fairly fine ones. After listening to these ones I am sure you will be listening to Trent Hawkins third issue (3) either (also available in tape format on Trash Can Dance).

Sunday, December 4, 2016

[Teaser of the day] Endamisi Salamisi - XIK

  • Electronic music
  • Avant-electro
  • Alternative dance
  • Experimental electro
  • Leftfield
  • Kraut-electro
  • Minimal electro
  • Kosmische Musik

Release: Endamisi Varas (split with Luurel Varas)
Year: 2016

[Teaser of the day] Antonina - Pakike (Laksberg Mix)

  • House
  • Alternative dance
  • Electro-house
  • Electronic music
  • Remix
  • Club dance

Artist: Antonina
Release: Pakike
Label: Self-released/Bandcamp
Year: 2010

Yonatan Levital – ...and Monkey (2005)

  • Lo-fi
  • Indie folk 
  • DIY 
  • New Weird Israel 
  • Pychedelic folk/rock 
  • Experimental folk/rock 
  • Improvised music 
  • Yacht rock 
  •  Field recording

Comment: it's great pleasure to be back again at the discography of Birdsong, an Israeli imprint which does not release albums anymore as I have understood. Fortunately there are up a lot of albums worth to be discovered. For example, this 12-track issue was released 11 years ago reflecting partly upon tendencies being actual at the time. One of the categorisations of mine was New Weird because the artist uses a DIY and lo-fi/bedroom recording approach to accentuate his naive folk and indie drenched preferences. On the other hand, it is comfortable to generalise something being out of the centre and outsider yet involving many different facets. More profoundly, there are up detuned tinny guitars and low-end synths and a sitting monkey in the sheepskin jacket additionally to Yonatan to provide something tickling and exciting and flesh out your fantasy. From nowadays (free)folk approaches to storytelling and American Primitivism in music, from improvised moments to light-hearted, carnival-alike yacht rock roundabouts, from vivid found sounds to introverted guitar twanging. That's great – all these audible and imaginative elements and contrast between them.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

[Teaser of the day] fydhws - Movement 3 (Mountain)

  • Doom rock
  • Experimental rock
  • Post-rock
  • Epic
  • Post-metal
  • Avant-rock

Artist: fydhws
Release: The Sound
Label: Self-released/Bandcamp  
Year: 2014
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