Thursday, July 17, 2014

[Teaser of the day] Skeleton Zoo - Devil`s Lettuce


  • Sampledelic
  • Breaks
  • Trip-hop
  • Cinematic
  • Mood music
  • Alternative
  • Electronic pop

[Teaser of the day] Juliana Stein - My Jeans


  • Electro pop
  • Kitch pop
  • Poptronica
  • Acid pop
  • Electronic pop
  • Autotune
  • Camp pop

Cinchel - From the Rooftop through the Gutter

From the Rooftop through the Gutter from cinchel on Vimeo.

Krestovsky – The Partial (2013)



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

Comment: behind Krestovsky hides himself Andy Chrest, a native from Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He has created six restrained ditties with at first blush barely remarkable but finally efficacious, full-fledged changes. Chrest`s concept relies on roots music and Americana, however, interpreting it in a modern language - where slowly running expressive guitar chords are backed up by suggestive sing-songwriter-ism, up-to-date organ and brass sections. His sound can be compared with the ones of Wilco, Schultz And Forever, Frontier Ruckus, The Silver Jews. Less is more.          

Centauri – Centauri (2014)


  • Noise rock
  • Acid rock
  • Avant-rock
  • Psych-rock
  • Art rock
  • Avant-glam
  • Art punk
  • Progressive rock

Comment: frantically expressed guitars, feedback-heavy noises and the manifesto of artsy ideas are means to an end regarding this 8-track issue. Imagine as if an early David Bowie were produced by some hairy nuts grown up in the garage somewhere. In detail, most of the compositions are presented in the sauce of acid fried noises and quirky glam, theatrical progressive and intense art rock/punk brooding. However, there are shown off some bombastic lad rock-alike progressions either, which chime like kitsch/camp pop examples regarding the relevant context. Fantasize as if Bowie, Magma, and Jesus And The Mary Chain were thrown in a vast maelstrom. Outstanding shit by any means. One of the best releases in 2014 so far.            

Mr Duke – I Can`t Find My Keys (2007)


  • American Primitivism
  • New Weird Wales
  • Weird folk
  • Post-folk
  • Free folk
  • Indie folk
  • Experimentalism
  • DIY
  • Anti-folk
  • Freak folk
  • Ambient folk
  • Psych-folk
  • Avant-garde
  • Electro-acoustic
  • Lo-fi


Comment: Mr Duke is a Welsh busker/musician Gwynfor Dafydd Edwards (born in 1983) who had previously played in a London-based prog band, Elysium Field, before he decided to embark on his solo project. His debut album under the excellent label Earth Monkey Production kicks off (Bikes Piss Past My Window) in the vein of so-called American Primitivism providing restrained guitar chords, simple countryside feeling and little changes in chords the long-running track throughout. However, the next compositions (with some exceptions) used to surprise with intense experimentalism and with-it feeling. More concretely, the tracks are filled with guitar chords and vocal lines turned inside out, schizoid stereophonic and reverb effects and uncanny noises and bleak ambient-tinged (or not) electronic/electro-acoustic coming out from both channels. Of course, Mr Duke stylistically seems to be related to the anti-folk and New Weird movements, though, his ideas might ideologically derive from the experimental concepts of krautrock either (for instance, reminding of Faust-esque sonic mayhem). Highly impressive. Finally, I do recommend to listen to such artists as Chad Golda, Felicia Atkinson, and Speculativism as well.

Moscow Club – Daisy Miller EP (2011)



  • Glo-fi
  • Hypnagogic pop
  • Psychedelic
  • Dream pop
  • Chillwave
  • Nugaze
  • Alternative pop

Comment: Moscow Club issued a pair of tracks in 2011 which was a highlight year for chillwave/glo-fi/hypnagogic pop artists. Indeed, an uncountable number of projects out there were formed during this year globally. The question was just about in which way one or another release was blended into the mix. The Japanese group`s release had been managed in a way to get into lush shoegaze-ish walls, suave psychedelic pop, and cloudless dream pop/dreamwave-ish glides. Similar to The Bilinda Butchers, Little Jungles, and Okinawa Lifestyle, for example.      


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