Thursday, June 13, 2019

[Teaser of the day] Pollux - Cyclique

  • Ambient
  • Hauntology
  • Post-classical
  • Drone
  • Avant-garde
  • Electronic music

Artist: Pollux
Release: Lune Rouge  
Year: 2012

[Teaser of the day] Stark`s Pond - Behind Every Turn

  • Electronic pop
  • Synth-pop
  • Ambient pop
  • Dance pop

Artist: Stark`s Pond
Release: Life Track
Year: 2018

Auger Shell – Holdstill Ocean (2008)

  • Ambient rock 
  • Experimental rock 
  • Avant-rock 
  • Lo-fi 
  • Drone rock 
  • Glitchtronica 
  • DIY 
  • Epic 
  • Post-rock 
  • Electronic 
  • Glitch ambient

Comment: nearby Detroit, US-based Pat Callow aka Auger Shell did have released all his three items under a cult imprint, the Netherlands-based Rack And Ruin Records, having been doing a decent promoting from 2008 to 2011, by the lead of Dean Birkett. Holdstill Ocean was the first and the longest issue of the three parted discography of Auger Shell under Rack And Ruin. Maybe one can find out a prescription coming out from the following sequence/number set in a queue – 037, 051, 073. Additionally to Holdstill Ocean, there are also up Bee Lions, and The Narrows to be listened to. A description by him, a blanket of evocative swirling sounds from one guitar and an arsenal of effects. The music teems with life, at times vacillating between tremble and pulse, shriek and wail, bite and grasp. Soul brother to Christian Fennesz, Kevin Shields and even Lee Ranaldo, his mostly improvisatory compositions are structured in layers and loops, sometimes stitched together with the aid of a computer. Indeed, by listening to this set of long compositions I felt to split the 4-notch issue into a disciple of My Bloody Valentine due to those slightly powerful tremolo guitar treads and lofty guitar transitions within a tangential blend of throbbing hiss and asymmetrical drone-drenched sonic bowl. The second, finishing part was clearly more about laptop and digital technology dominated experiments, it was clearly more about a contemporary laptop and digital processing-based shamanism (Tim Hecker, Pan American, Alva Noto/Carsten Nicolai, Vladislav Delay, Fennesz, Pan Sonic). More magnified loops and glitches pitched up to a higher extent. However, the more I listened to it, the more it seemed to be about magic and something transcendental. At times I feel like listening to an anthology of noise and electronic music by Sub Rosa. The artificial borders set up by me became hazy. Actually a listener can hear exalted (sic!) droning doom metal progressions as if providing some glimpses within a deadly greyish landscape. In a word, by the form it is somehow flawed yet blissful nonetheless (it might be, on the contrary, thanks to it). The beauty is not simply a state, it is the relation/move between/from an inferior/rough to superior/refined one.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

[Teaser of the day] Speculativism - Mars So What

  • Improvised music
  • Avant-prog
  • RIO
  • Dada music
  • Contemporary classical
  • Art rock
  • Psych-prog
  • Experimental rock

Artist: Speculativism
Release: War and Peace
Label: Bandcamp/
Year: 2010 

[Teaser of the day] Emerald Park - Black Box

  • Indie pop
  • Ork-pop
  • Art pop
  • Alternative pop
  • Pomp pop

Artist: Emerald Park
ReleaseBlack Box CC
Year: 2014  

Osiris4 – Black Diamonds EP (2019)

  • Ambient techno 
  • Electronic music 
  • Techno pop 
  • Synth-pop 
  • Ambient pop

Comment: this 3-notch outing is a part of the discography of a Germany-based imprint, Digital Diamonds reflecting upon black diamonds through poppy rhythms and appealing synthesised panoramas atop. It is a transgressive issue being ostensibly strongly influenced by (deep) techno aesthetics yet branching away from the club scene. The element of synth-pop can be considered the reason of influencing the whole and the condition of moving away to a broader realm. Osiris4 comes out of Zurich, Switzerland.

Cutside – In Orbit EP (2019)

  • Acid jazz 
  • Hip-hop 
  • Funk rock 
  • Breaks 
  • Mood music 
  • Sampledelic 
  • Nu jazz

Comment: if you ask who would pretend to be the last musician who did start a distinguished hype I would say Steven Allison aka Flying Lotus (a member in the lineage of Alice and John Coltrane) whose relevant twitches from different styles of the past to be efficiently treated within his laptop arrangements as the fare of his musicianship embarked an enduring following. Cutside is an artist from Russia whose 4-notch outing is spiked with relaxing nu jazz incantations, psychedelic acid grooves and much more. For instance, The Last Days is a soaring funk fusion example based on a bit abrasive guitar glissandos. The counterpoint and at the same time the result of these different primordial sounds is mood which comes out as the synergistic essence by starting live its own life. Those discrete whiffs of wind instruments and plucked strings hold up somehow a cosmic yet intimate and warm feel. In the sense (by its circular comprehension and succeeded accomplishment) it is a perfect result. Beyond that categorization it could be interpreted as an album on its own and as a dynamic sound collage. The spellbinding outing is a bit in the discography of an imprint, blocSonic.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

[Teaser of the day] Monster Rally - Maori Mai

  • Exotica pop
  • Mood music
  • Post-pop
  • Easy listening
  • Sampledelic
  • Minimalism
  • Lounge music

Artist: Monster Rally
Release: EP
Label: Self-released/Bandcamp
Year: 2010

[Teaser of the day] Transient - Minty Fresh

  • Electronic music
  • Micro-techno
  • Minimal techno
  • Art techno
  • Deep techno

Artist: Transient
ReleaseWork/Play EP
Label: Monotonik
Year: 2005

[Teaser of the day] Wacky Southern Current - Waves

  • Avant-rock
  • Art rock
  • Downbeat
  • Experimental rock
  • Post-rock

Year: 2008
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