Saturday, November 17, 2018

[Teaser of the day] Will Bangs - California!

  • Indie folk
  • Alt-folk
  • Americana
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Folk indie

Artist: Will Bangs
Label: No Source
Year: 2011

[Teaser of the day] Niku Senpuki - Tardigrade eats the strange starfish from "Warning from Space" with a side order of Sashimi. Leaves bad Yelp review

  • Psycho-acoustic
  • Harsh noise
  • Acousmatic music
  • Experimentalism
  • Post-industrial
  • Non-music
  • Avant-garde

Artist: Niku Senpuki
Release: Tardigrade
Label: Self-released/Bandcamp
Year: 2018

[Teaser of the day] Dublin Duck Dispensary - The Death Threat

  • Indie rock
  • Fuzz pop
  • Alternative rock
  • Electronic
  • Avant-rock
  • No Wave
  • Noise pop
  • Post-punk revival
  • Garage rock

Label: Rack And Ruin (rrr081)/Already Dead
Year: 2008

MacroNoise – Continuum (2018)

  • Electronic music 
  • Alternative 
  • Kosmische Musik 
  • World fusion 
  • Psybient 
  • Downtempo
  • Ethnotronica 
  • Crossover
  • Experimental electronica

Comment: this 8-track issue is not the first entry by Prague, the Czech Republic residing artist Tomas Sebelka (of Slovakian heritage) at RMH. I reviewed his issue Various Species (released on a Canadian imprint, Crime League) approximately three months ago. Similarly to Various Species it is a very intriguing outing though it is more mellow and gentle by doing away with more harsh breakbeat and EBM-drenched angles. Instead of it there are represented more decelerated downtempo and emotive electronica appearances. At Taking Off the artist comes close to hypnotic dubstep frequencies. Of course, talking about gentleness regarding MacroNoise's music it is a comparative aspect because the listener can hear glitched-out noises, abrasive keytar-induced progressions and incisive hisses within the mix. One can hear more ethnic music and psychedelic ambient induced sounds though these tracks cannot be directly considered neither examples of world music nor instances of psybient. Indeed, the forms are way too much littered with different sultry kind of minutiae – and that's makes sense anyway. The solid outing is a bit in the discography of post-label, a record label from the Czech Republic.

Butipreferrominapov – Lullaby For My Deaddog (2018)

  • Americana 
  • Indie folk 
  • Folktronica 
  • DIY 
  • Folk indie 
  • Post-folk 
  • Alt-folk 
  • Drone folk

Comment: this bunch of 9 compositions bridges successfully the old and modern approach of folk music. For the listener it is an inspiring, horizon-widening outing. There are up the songs mostly getting inspiration from the Appalachian plateau and American roots music (although the artist obviously comes from Italy. In nay cases, Italians have previously developed some very American brands like producing Western movies a la Once Upon Time In America) – banjo and guitar plucked chords are proudly represented and on the other side all of that is varied with droning electronics, acidic keyboards, microscopic electronic beats, treated vowel loops and groovy synthesised whirlpools to add some churning electro-tinged, cybernetic touch to the whole. In that case, one can draw parallels upon The Beta Band. Secondly, resigned glimpses backwards in many songs resemble Wilco. Marco's fragile vocal timbre used to contrast suitably with the aforementioned firework. In one song he yodels like Zach Condon. The magnificent and adorable issue is a part of the discography of an Italian imprint, In Your Ears.

K4mmerer – Mind Train (2018)

  • EDM 
  • Electro pop 
  • Electronic pop 
  • Alternative dance 
  • Post-disco 
  • Dance pop 
  • Synth-pop 
  • Ambient pop

Comment: K4mmerer has released approximately 40 albums at Jamendo since 2008 and he keeps running in the vein of electro pop and post-disco path. Mind Train, 9-track issue, provides many fascinating vibes full of different configurations with different frequencies on basses and exquisitely kicking drumming. All those finely set up kick, ride, tom and snare pitches. At Nobody one can hear high-pitched guitars/keytars with treated, a bit warped vocals. It is followed by Platform, one of the most laid-back propulsions within the whole. Fallingrainmonkey is another example of how to employ effectively and conjure up convincing symbiosis based on a treated vocal sample and slightly gleaming rhythms. The self-titled track reminds of some tracks from within Currents (2015) by Tame Impala. In other words, it is as if produced by Kevin Parker. In a word, the result is outstanding and I am going to add it to my list of the best albums in 2018.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

[Teaser of the day] Hizmi - Nue

  • Electronic music
  • Digital soul
  • Digital funk
  • Glitch-soul
  • Crossover
  • Alternative

Artist: Hizmi
Release: Dendel Voile
Label: Bunkai-Kei
Year: 2014

[Teaser of the day] Juanitos - Joe Tequila Twist

  • Psych-pop
  • Alternative pop
  • Latin music
  • Indie pop
  • Crossover
  • World fusion
  • Acid pop

Artist: Juanitos
Release: Best of Vol.2
Label: Jamendo
Year: 2009

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

[Teaser of the day] Viktor Van River - Miracle

  • Breaks
  • Trip-hop
  • Alternative
  • Electronic music
  • Hip-hop
  • Cinematic

Year: 2014

[Teaser of the day] Zgress - Timbo

  • Electronic music
  • Art pop
  • Alternative pop
  • Digital soul
  • Autotune

Artist: Zgress
Release: Timbo
Label: Self-released/Bandcamp
Year: 2010
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