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
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.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Tsantser – Tot Nodig (2018)

  • Alternative 
  • Footwork 
  • Deep house 
  • Crossover
  • Hip-hop 
  • Chopped and screwed 
  • Drone 
  • Electronic music 
  • Cloud rap 
  • Urban music

Comment: this 12-track issue is one of the most playful issues I have heard in the recent year. And along with such releases as End Game by Aigar Vals, Rites by Eoins, bizarre world of non by Day Of The Triangle, OtherWorld by Mart Avi, and Threnody to Smaug by Ratkiller it can be admitted that Eleonora Šljanda aka Tsantser`s issue Tot Nodig (until needed in Flemish) is another outstanding issue by an Estonian artist. She has been studying graphic design in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and partly to playfulness and partly to her rich imagination to be fostered by her studies (obviously the former thread is also implicated by the latter one). She is also being known as DJ I guess her playing subject may have been hip-hop and its bent subgenres like footwork, chopped and screwed, cloud rap, seapunk. Without any doubt she also showcases her DJ abilities over there. In fact, all these styles are boldly represented over there with an uncanny kind of synthesiser music, serpentine deep house interludes, and even spoken word snippets, samples, a bit obsessive, loop-arrested drone music (more remarkably, at Tekk). In truth, beyond all of that much interesting elements one can meet while listening to this 48-minute course. Despite its variegated nature all the elements are adeptly fulfilled and constitute an adhesive whole. It is also sympathetic (and one of the premises of the success of the issue) that she consciously rejected any concepts while had been creating her debut album (it was also published in a very limited tape edition). Honestly, at times I am sick of all of that theoretical crap surrounding a piece of art (however, it is a matter of choice – a visitor/listener can choose the possibility to just avoid the wordy frame of a piece of art). As I have already noticed it will be added to the list of the best albums 2018 at RMH.

[Teaser of the day] A. Vorodeyev - _autumn T

  • Art music
  • Microsound
  • Electronic music
  • Glitch-pop
  • Alternative

Artist: A.Vorodeyev
Release: Nanoday EP
Label: Nocharizma
Year: 2005

[Teaser of the day] Entheogen - Vintage Wine Keg

  • Breakcore
  • Alternative
  • Drill`n`bass
  • Jungle
  • Electronic music
  • Breakbeat

Artist: Entheogen
Release: Amok 
Year: 2007 

[Teaser of the day] Min-Y-Llan - When Is Summer Coming

  • Ambient
  • Modern classical
  • Minimalism
  • Organic electronica
  • Post-classical
  • Epic

Artist: Min-Y-Llan
Label: Kift Flipper
Year: 2010

Mushrooms In Our Shoes – Quarter Libeň (1987/2018)

  • Industrial 
  • Experimentalism 
  • Improvised noise 
  • Avant-garde 
  • Ambient 
  • Electro-acoustic 
  • Electronic music
  • Post-psychedelic electronica 
  • Psycho-acoustic 
  • Freeformfreakout

Comment: it is a release by the Mushrooms In Our Shoes, the Czech Republic based duo whose music is improvised on such musical (non)-instruments as guitars, keyboards, metal, sheets, percussion. This bunch of 10 tracks is a part of the discography of an imprint called CS Industrial 1982-2010. It is a Czech and Slovak industrial scene documentation project. Focusing on noise and industrial-related music coming out of the aforementioned years. More profoundly, it is recorded while two musicians called David Urban and Jan Benedict Nosek decided to make music. They did close in an apartment, which was turned into a home studio. Within just a couple of days of playing, recording, mixing, they had spawned ten compositions. Emotively one can hear lethargic incantations and truly rapturous, freaked-out outbursts and snippets. Because of that I guess the duo has spent the interesting time span in the studio. In fact, not only a final result but the creative process of it is as important. At times it chimes like a pedigree of (electro)-acoustic, improvised and electronic music. And the drumming provides mostly tribal connotations. It is fairly cohesive and intrinsically burning. It was initially released in 1987 by Eastmush Records.
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