Thursday, September 20, 2018

[Teaser of the day] Oculoss - Scene 0107

  • Organic electronica
  • Ambient
  • Minimalism
  • Post-classical
  • Electronic music
  • Soundscape

Artist: Oculoss
Release: Parallel Path
Label: MiMi/Bandcamp
Year: 2018

[Teaser of the day] Phasic - Radiobubble

  • Ambient pop
  • Chilltronica
  • Synth-pop
  • Mood music
  • Indietronica
  • Electronic music

Artist: Phasic
Label: Hippocamp
Year: 2004

Shea Bilè – Tzimtzum (2016)

  • Neoclassical 
  • Spoken word 
  • Hip-hop 
  • Rap 
  • Darkwave 
  • Crossover 
  • Neofolk 
  • Apocalyptic folk

Comment: undoubtedly this 7-track issue is one of the most peculiar ones I have encountered within recent months. Given that the issue comes out of the imprint Torn Flesh Records hip-hop as a partial way to create music was a quite huge surprise. In truth, Shea Bilè represents his cryptic, diabolical yet somehow lofty lyrics by rapping and chanting intermittently. At times his side is accompanied by operatic female singing. The rest part of the formula is more conventional if it could be possible to say in this way – neoclassical ornaments and darkwave-esque carvings are up there to veil the whole with the more murky curtain. By listening to it one should admit that a human being is the biggest enemy to herself/himself. One searches for redemption to get rid of nothing. Yeah, it is our obligation to create values and comply our duties but there is a danger to get overstretched for the sake of Nothing.

Los Pilotos – The Process Of Learning (2016)

  • Krautrock 
  • Psych-rock
  • Electronic 
  • Experimental rock 
  • Avant-rock 
  • Improvised music 
  • Motorik

Comment: just discovered that the 4-notch outing was released exactly two years ago. Behind the project are three men, more profoundly, Eric Es, Alex Morales, and Keith Helt (I guess obviously the one and same person who sends announcements and information about coming brand new releases on Chicago-based imprint Pan Y Rosas Discos to your email address if you are subscribed at the site). They play guitars, the bass, the drums, and synths/electronic devices to produce a dizzy rock embodiment with incisive angle toward knee-deep psychedelia, and avant-garde/avant-rock. More detailly, the combo employ many electronic manipulations and sampled spoken word cuts to create both disorienting and somehow lofty feeling as if tearing off the conventional social borders around them. They set themselves and the listeners free. All what we want to be is to be free. Scarf Of Hair is a stoned mix of speed metal and psychobilly. Lemmy would have been proud of it. One of the compositions, We Ooze In All Directions, can temporally be considered the central composition because it will have clocked at a 20 minute. However, musically it is an analogous yet exalting case. I like the trio's approach by crafting rehearsal room tinged raw sound (all that massively tectonic romp at the bottom and keyboard skronking atop). The mentioned track reminds of some anti-establishment bound rock compositions like Velvet Underground's Sister Ray, and Faust's Krautrock. It is followed by the self-titled track based on an electronically, filter-heavy and debris filled storytelling and the whole track as a disturbed composition in overall as if driven by a convulsive interplay between the closed and opened stereophonic channels. In a word, it is a truly overcoming, truly cutting-edge release even in terms of the era of postmodernism. What else could I add? The rest of the albums by Los Pilotos the listener could get from within the site of Pan Y Rosas Discos (and Free Music Archive) should also be listened to.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

[Teaser of the day] Aiggom Gaudium - Cycling

  • Electronic music
  • Minimalism
  • Avant-garde
  • Ambient techno
  • Crossover
  • Post-classical

Release: Alea Iacta Est
Label: Pueblo Nuevo
Year: 2018

[Teaser of the day] Anthony Manning - Concision Nine

  • Electronic
  • Frippertronics
  • Experimental rock
  • Improvised music 
  • Alternative rock
  • Art rock
  • Avant-rock
  • Progressive rock

Release: Concision
Year: 1997

B. Toriyama – Episodes (2015)

  • Ambient techno 
  • Downtempo 
  • Electronic music 
  • Ambient dub 
  • Tech-dub 
  • Deep techno 
  • Deep dub 
  • Crossover 
  • Dub techno 
  • Minimal dub 
  • Dub house

Comment: B. Toriyama embarks on this 4-notch outing with wobbly synthesised chords and atmospheric layers in the vein of dub music. In truth, later the distinctive categorization will get a bit watered down by using also techno and downtempo reliefs, however, the spaced-out layer continues to emit through the other stylistic appearances. At Cloud the artist comes back to a deeply soaring inner space by interweaving dub and techno and even near house knots into a 9-minute apparition as if depicting a phantasmagorical plateau at the bottom of the ocean. Yeah, it is deep and minimal. The same can be admitted about Sauce which in truth is a bit more vivid and flaring due to those hypnotically loopy synth fadeouts. Yeah, the listener can imagine slowly swimming monstrous creatures coming out from the shipwrecks. All in all, it is an example of music for your dormant fantasies by allowing you a fantastic space engine for to travel to places of which you could never reach physically. For only thanks to the art one can cross his/her mundane and mortal borders. Music is obviously the fastest way to do it. Here it is. The solid issue is a part of the discography of basic_sounds.

Vivid Tribe of Psychics – Seize To Seizure (2017)

  • Sampledelic 
  • Plunderphonics 
  • Avant-garde 
  • Sound collage 
  • Hauntology 
  • Dada music 
  • Experimentalism 
  • Electronic music 
  • Spoken word 
  • Leftfield 
  • Film noir

Comment: this set of 23 tracks might be considered an instance of excessive luxury today because it could be a content for three albums at least. Musically it embodies the mighty hydra whom two new heads had grew after one was chopped off by the legend. In the recent audible case, the more you listen to it the bigger the audible snowball is growing for the listener. Psychedelic and surrealistic texts being inspired by the beatniks are supported by different kind of stuff, from frantic rhythmic configurations and trebly decelerated trip-hop (if it can be embedded in the term anymore) to eerie, film noir-esque samples and smouldering sonic effects to massive and rough guitar riffs. Lots of oldie music templates get involved in that and thereby it abandons its temporal lines. By shifting swiftly between different eras it will provide the immunity against possible Zeitgeist related platitudes and commonplaces. Are you tracking me? Are you tracking me? By its method and timbre and attitude in general there can be drawn parallels upon the likes of The Fucked Up Beat, and The Caretaker. Additionally to English you can hear storytelling in French, and in Italian. This is a kind of tribute to Crammed discs` serie Made to Measure. The mind-provoking umbrella – consisting of such projects as Gestalt OrchestrA, Parrhesia Sound System, Chromatic, Ubuntu Sound Antisystem, and Wild Worm Web – is located in Montrèal, Quebec, Canada, one of the main centres within the innovative music scene worldwide. The issue is a part of the discography of Le Colibri Nècrophile.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The Late Virginia Summer – Sundowning (2007)

  • Lo-fi 
  • Indie 
  • Cowbell indie 
  • Post-rock 
  • Field recording 
  • Musique concrète
  • Crossover

Comment: soon RMH will celebrate the 10th year anniversary. When I started in January 2009 the first comment was made about Leafes' In The Mountain's Belly being issued on Swedish imprint Redstarcommunity. The Late Virginia Summer's 11-notch outing comes out of the same label and it is also a lovely lo-fi case, however, in the vein of indie and post-rock mixed case. I would like to call such sort of music cowbell indie because you hear glockenspiel chords in the middle of the lightly churning guitars. At times it is variegated with sounds coming out from the nature - from a meadow, from a forest, at times the course is a bit changed by adding droning sequences and lofty orchestrations and a little electronics to the mix. A positive point of the release is due to no sterile production. As it was mentioned above it is a lo-fi apparition. In a nutshell, get it, enjoy it.

[Teaser of the day] 8-Bit Boys - Faulty Console

  • Chip-hop
  • Rap
  • Chiptune
  • Electronic music
  • Tracker music
  • Urban music
  • 8-bit

Artist: 8-Bit Boys
Release: 8-Bit Diagrams
Label: Self-released/Bandcamp 
Year: 2008
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