Tuesday, August 21, 2018

[Teaser of the day] Nine Inch Nails - 21 Ghosts III


  • Art music
  • Electronic music
  • Post-classical
  • Minimalism
  • Art rock
  • Crossover
  • Modern classical
  • Avant-rock
  • Experimentalism
  • Post-rock
  • Avant-garde

Artist: Nine Inch Nails
Release: Ghosts I-IV
Label: Self-released/Archive.org
Year: 2008

[Teaser of the day] Thorn - Stoner Girl



  • Stoner rock
  • Noise pop
  • No Wave
  • Screamo
  • Psych-rock
  • Garage rock
  • Alternative rock

Artist: Thorn
Release: Solace Of Noise
Label: Pen & Mallet
Year: 2018

Joxfield ProjeX – Archives EP 1 - Pling Plang (2013)




  • Pychedelic 
  • Avant-rock 
  • Experimental rock 
  • Ambient rock 
  • Synth-rock
  • Electronic 
  • Kosmische Musik 
  • Art rock 
  • Krautrock

Comment: Joxfield ProjeX as a project of a couple of lost musicians reappeared approximately 10 years ago under a Moscow-based cult imprint, Clinical Archives. Indeed, Janne Yan Andersson and Stefan Oax Ek started making music together approximately a half century ago until going to hiatus for decades. It sounds like once upon a time in Sweden… chiming like a fairy tale of the heroes of living much longer than the average human being. For sure, their music will do it. After releasing a bunch of albums under the Russian imprint they went on by issuing a couple of EPs on their own (Tin Can Music) and then they changed “commercial” by signing a deal with the French cult imprint Bam Balam and making collaboration with Cotton Casino, being known from a Japanese space rock juggernaut, Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. This set of 6 compositions comes out of their post-Clinical Archives period (also known as Archives (sic!)) although reflecting upon the same tendencies represented before. Their issues are always the same, always different. More detailly, krautrock intensity on hirsute guitars and New Age-y and Kosmische Musik on spaced-out electronics with different threads within these 28 minutes set up a dynamic and colourful and vivid carnival-alike milieu. Emotionally it is a coherently ecstatic experience providing a stark remedy to get out of a hard day`s rubbish. However, there are up some more eclipsed compositions as well, Brana Funk Sun Ra, for instance. In a word, it is a top release analogically to the previous releases.

Monday, August 20, 2018

[Teaser of the day] 2muchachos - Warmtime



  • Art pop
  • Dream pop
  • Electronic
  • Alternative pop
  • Ambient pop
  • Indie pop
  • Electro-indie
  • Post-pop
  • Indietronica

Artist: 2muchachos
Release: Prespring EP
Label: Self-released/Bandcamp
Year: 2010

[Teaser of the day] Zainetica - Warehouse Spirits Part1



  • Minimal wave
  • Electronic music
  • Techno pop
  • Synth-pop
  • Alternative dance

Artist: Zainetica
Release: Unsaid
Label: Elpamusic
Year: 2012

[Teaser of the day] The Superfools - Latin Electronico


  • Plunderphonics
  • Latin music
  • Avant-garde
  • Rumba
  • Sampledelic
  • Experimentalism
  • Sound collage

Release: The Superfools
Year: 2010

[Teaser of the day] Roto Visage - Small Steps


  • Ambient
  • Experimentalism
  • Drone
  • Electronic music
  • Illbient
  • Ambient drone
  • Post-industrial
  • Avant-garde

Artist: Roto Visage
Release: Der Golem
Label: Kikapu
Year: 2005

Stockfinster* – Dead Line (2009)




  • Indietronica 
  • Alternative pop 
  • Indie 
  • Electronic music 
  • IDM 
  • Ambient 
  • Synth-rock 
  • Neokrautrock 
  • Post-rock 
  • Ambient pop

Comment: listening to this 13-notch outing it is a cordial arrival at a couple of phenomena being darling to me. Stockfinster, a one-man-project from Malmö, Sweden crafts music representing tendencies in the indie scene having been strongly prevalent in the end of the 90s and the beginning of the 00s mostly in the mid-Europe. Secondly, Dead Line comes out of the roster of releases from a Lithuanian netlabel, Sutemos, being the most respected one from within the Baltic States. The tendencies mentioned above came mostly from Germany, and the Benelux Countries and being inspired by krautrock-infused experimental (pop) music. Just some names to be mentioned – Masha Qrella, Mina, To Rococo Rot, Tarwater, Kreidler, Lali Puna, The Notwist, The Go Find, Styrofoam, Pluramon, Bernd Fleischmann, Mouse On Mars, Radian. The virtue of this movement was not to get encapsulated within one genre but the tendency was to push forward the stylistic borders, mostly toward IDM, and post-rock. All these elements are adeptly represented over there, even more, Batti (with some of his friends) adds more elements to the mix, for example, atmospheric piano chords, concrete music chips, jazz-inflected toots and vague improvisations, and roughly cut-up yet catchy electro cadences in some tracks. In general, most of the tracks used to sink into a laid-back, contemplative mood based on slightly gloomy yet majestic electronic progressions and subtly tinkling guitars. Fortunately all these layers keep moving and changing and interacting with one another in a way not to lose excitement. Partly due to it these 13 compositions constitute a cohesive, worthwhile whole. Dead Line was the artist's third and also the last release so far.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

[Teaser of the day] Adamned.age - Der Dunkelmacher


  • IDM
  • Experimental techno 
  • Ambient techno
  • Glitch techno
  • Microtechno
  • Electronic music

Artist: Adamned.age
Release: Fragile 
Label: Camomille
Year: 2011

[Teaser of the day] Synopterus [aka Blevin Blectum] - Olivier Suite



  • Dada music
  • Electronic music
  • Experimental electro
  • Avant-pop
  • Experimental pop

Label: Darling Dada
Year: 2017
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