Tuesday, December 18, 2018

[Teaser of the day] Ray Tracing - Mariopaint


  • Nintendocore
  • Electronic music
  • Electro pop
  • Alternative
  • Video game music
  • Primitronica

Artist: Ray Tracing
Label: Irdial
Year: 2003

[Teaser of the day] Fosel - From Nowhere Into Where


  • Dark ambient
  • Electro-acoustic
  • Microsound
  • Avant-garde
  • Post-industrial
  • Experimentalism

Artist: Fosel
Label: Treetrunk
Year: 2010

[Teaser of the day] Ausland - Binse


  • Ambient
  • Minimalism
  • Electronic music
  • Microtonal
  • Ambient drone
  • Epic
  • Drone

Artist: Ausland
Release: Binse
Label: Laverna
Year: 2018

Monday, December 17, 2018

[Teaser of the day] LSD - Smells like Von Tina


  • Electronic music
  • Experimental techno
  • Tech-house
  • Minimal synth
  • Crossover
  • Outsider techno
  • Minimal techno

Artist: LSD
ReleaseDeadhippiehappy
Year: 2017

Botânicos – Os Botânicos (2005)




  • Krautrock 
  • Psych-rock 
  • Experimental rock 
  • Avant-rock 
  • Improvised music 
  • Live session 
  • Free jazz

Comment: Botânicos is a project by the Brazilian musician Fabio Oliveira aka Frithlang who is supported by 4 other musicians on this 4-notch issue. The compositions are long-running ones three of them reach more than a 10-minute mark. It was recorded live at Ateliê Ana Cohen in February 2005. The issue is a part of the discography of Menthe de Chat. Yeah, the whole trace is trippy and without rush and accelerated tempo, every chord seems to be delineated, magnified and accentuated within the tropical environment. I feel jungle fever within it. Mostly the mood is sultry for yet at times those improvisations and free jazz-inflected propulsions turn into abrasively shrieking whirlpools and weird elliptically shaped forms. Sidharta embarks on very similarly to Radiohead's Paranoid Android yet soon it is headed by wah-wah effects, intriguing vocal mixing, a clockwork-alike instrument, fragmented keys played on a flute and saxophone. One can perceive some sort of controlled madness which will come and go by injecting invigorating impulses to the mix. It may be considered a peculiar kind of New Age music due to its floating nature and oocasional interruptions. And so it goes on to the final and victorious point. In a nutshell, the result is impressively expressive.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

[Teaser of the day] Bloody Blue - Bossa Nova


  • Space rock
  • Experimental rock
  • Electronic
  • Krautrock
  • Avant-rock
  • Motorik

Artist: Bloody Blue
Release: Mobil Ohm Session 
Label: Tape Safe
Year: 2014

[Teaser of the day] 10Konekt - ..........



  • Avant-punk
  • Synth-punk
  • Acid pop
  • Avant-pop
  • Art punk
  • Minimalism
  • Experimental pop
  • Electro-punk

Artist: 10Konekt
Release100Chaises
Year: 2018

[Teaser of the day] Arfus - Noxillate


  • Electronic music
  • Breaks
  • Hardstep
  • Techstep

Artist: Arfus
Release: Arfus EP
Year: 2011

Slit In Slot – Birthmarks (2017)



  • Micronoise 
  • Avant-garde 
  • Experimentalism 
  • Post-industrial 
  • Musique concrète 
  • Field recording 
  • Ambient 
  • Drone 
  • Organic electronica 
  • Electro-acoustic 
  • Acousmatic music

Comment: the more I got into this 10-notch issue by Yavor Grancharov the more I felt some sort of confusion which had fallen over my head. The structures of these compositions used to be complex by using quick transitions from one style to another or just by running multiple stylistic elements at the same time. One can hear spectral human voices coming in from a remote distance while subtle locomotive sounds are set up in front of the listener. In another track an exquisite droning which tends to vary throughout the course is embellished with glitchy shards. And it just goes on and on until it will be finished off sometime without any determination. It is like an antidote to a nowadays human being's life. At times droning gets intensified in volume and in the frequency of chords being meshed with spiky noises and ghostly electro-acoustic clatters from far beyond. Yet it is somehow warm and tempting as if a glimpse into the future, towards futuristic record charts. All in all, it is an overcoming outing in any sense. The issue is a joint release on Mahorka (digital release), and Amek Collective (tape release).

The Hirundu – Tartarus (2018)




  • Electronic music 
  • Alternative 
  • DIY 
  • Psychedelic 
  • Art music 
  • Synth-rock 
  • Tribal music 
  • World fusion 
  • Avant-pop 
  • Experimental pop 
  • Crossover

Comment: the Englishman Johnny Crewdson is back with his project The Hirundu. By me he is always being welcomed because he used to have always something intriguing to say. Neverthless, he has been active for three decades already and musically The Hirundu has been a fabulous case by having been a platform for every kind of sonorous experimentation veering away from provoking an outsider lo-fi and DIY-tinged aesthetic and psychedelic alternative rock and nihilistic post-punk tendencies to frantic, dada-inspired radiophonic and disparate kind of electronic and ambient music experiments. In fact, something new will be added with every brand new ones and something old will be reflected back. That's what used to be called cohesive creative process and adhesive feedback, respectively, isn't. By listening to the first half of this 14-notch release one may think of it as a chill-out release in terms of The Hirundu because frequently those compositions lose weight by gravitating in a haphazard yet joyous manner with some sort of easiness with supportive faint reverberations of ecstasy (no hints at the pill, though). I am very convinced Johnny created it with a tongue-in-cheek attitude. The touch of poignant humor always helps and adds an extra value to a mix. With regard to it, for instance, one can think of Frank Zappa, and Captain Beefheart. More profoundly, the course of the first side runs across a patchwork-alike landscape. On the other side, the poignant humor is not the case for confined persons. There is no possibility to think of the album in an ambivalent way – it is thoroughly uncompromising and without any hints at a sleazy taste. Oh damn, I shall have to say again – a favourite issue in 2018. A case of breathtaking music indeed.
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