Friday, March 24, 2017

Junya Nishimura – Vitality In The Blank (2016)

  • Modern classical 
  • Minimalism
  • Avant-garde 
  • Post-classical 
  • Piano music
  • Improvised music 
  • Mood music

Comment: I am glad to be back by choosing out from the discography of a Japanese imprint, Totokoko. This set of 16 tracks is a simplistic one by its format and accomplishment because of consisting of sparse and silent piano chords. It chimes like it would have been played by a lone piano player in the corner being depressed for a while but yet ready to come out from that mentally deranged hole. Indeed, you can hear silver lines and waking mood on the album especially when the artist employs faster chords in his playing. Furthermore, despite being simplistic by its format and outer shape its inner qualities are superiorly arousing and suggestive full of invisible touch and intangible magic. It reminds of the simplicity of the music of Steve Reich, and Philip Glass but it is in that way at the first glance. Less is more in that context because Junya Nishimura can handle the lonely chords in an improvisational manner. By kindred souls I recommend listen to such artists as Lubomyr Melnyk, Oskar Hallbert, Nils Frahm, Bosque De Mi Mente, Ólafur Arnalds, Jacaszek, Max Richter.

Monkey Warhol – EP3 (2016)

  • Electro pop 
  • Alternative dance 
  • Electronic pop 
  • Alternative pop

Comment: Monkey Warhol is an artist from Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA who have released 4 EPs so far. If to cite the electro-catchy ditty Desperate Measures “the rhythm is your mysteries” and it says all in fact. All these 5 tracks clocking in at a 12 minute is a lush rhythmic Moloch full of propulsive electro beats and iterative phrases of word. I guess Andy Warhol would like that because of music and because of the history (in fact, the legend behind it) of Monkey Warhol used to deface other historical facts either. For instance, the artist was inspired by Bob Dylan’s loud and abrasive Metal Machine Music. Additionally the artist must be quite old because he (or she) was born in late-1800s. And of course, Monkey Warhol partly hijacked the identity of Andy Warhol which has been a practice by the counterculture for a while to employ the symbols of the mainstream economic-driven culture and then deface and ridicule them. Yet it is a new level because Andy Warhol was a prominent figure within the counterculture. Never mind, the outing is a top tier.

Infraaudio - Prana (2016)

  • Alternative rock 
  • Screamo 
  • Epic 
  • Emo

Comment: in fact, it is hard to describe this couple of tracks being a part of the discography of Sinewave, a Brazilian imprint. It might be it is the firm sound of the label because it used to drift somewhere between some styles of metal, straightforward alternative rock and massive post-rock. Its content is elegantly slamming and flowing at the same time being accentuated with Portuguese singing. By listening to Antena it can be said it is overflowed with emotions yet not being cheesy and annoying. It is massive yet not being lame. It is like a fine spectacle of rolling guitar torrents and desperate manhood. That's is a way to depict the world around us. And a listener can perceive warmth pouring out of it. Additionally to Sinewave, it is also a bit in the discography of another Brazilian imprint, Bigorna Discos. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

[Teaser of the day] Soul Bliss Productions - If Only We Tried

  • Electronic pop
  • Chilltronica
  • Easy listening
  • Synthpop
  • Alternative pop
  • Mood music

Label: Tachyon
Year: 2010

[Teaser of the day] Dubrajah - Chitwan

  • Dub
  • Reggae
  • Alternative
  • Crossover

Artist: Dubrajah 
Release: Reprise
Year: 2017

[Teaser of the day] Servant Girl Annihilator - Cemetery Sojourn

  • Death metal
  • Deathgrind
  • Grindcore
  • Brutal metal

Release: Enemies Ov God
Year: 2016

[Teaser of the day] Slo-Blo - UtAL02

  • Experimentalism
  • Avant-garde
  • Noise
  • Electro-acoustic
  • Abstract
  • Leftfield
  • Post-industrial

Artist: Slo-Blo
Year: 2015
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