Sunday, February 18, 2018

[Teaser of the day] Masato Abe - Silky Lake With Swan



  • Modern classical
  • Avant-pop
  • Post-classical
  • Art music
  • Ambient pop
  • Epic
  • Experimental pop
  • Chamber pop
  • Art pop

Artist: Masato Abe
Release: Author
Year: 2017

[Teaser of the day] Secrets Of The 45 - The Daily Grind



  • Musique concréte
  • Acousmatic music
  • Electronic music
  • Post-industrial
  • Sound art
  • Avant-garde
  • Field recording
  • Drone
  • Experimentalism

Release: Wake Bell
Label: Underpolen
Year: 2015

[Teaser of the day] Jeff Beam - Wholed



  • Alt-country
  • Folk indie
  • Americana
  • Doo wop
  • Indie folk
  • Singer-songwriter

Artist: Jeff Beam
Label: Self-released/Bandcamp
Year: 2017

Wings Of An Angel – What Is So Counterintuitive About Forcing An Average Guy To Be A Philosopher? (2018)



  • Contemporary classical 
  • Art music 
  • Piano music 
  • Minimalism 
  • Epic

Comment: it can already be assumed that Wings Of An Angel as an artist is stubborn and consistent in many aspects with regard to his oeuvre. It might be even better to describe it with the adjective "uncompromising, the adjective which has been used for the most time for the mighty Fall Mark E. Smith. In the recent case it does mean the Israeli artist employs a few templates to build up a contemplative sonic house. More profoundly, the album starts off in a minor key with lamenting orchestrations and lone piano chords in the middle of them. It is like an austere depiction of the desert in a human soul. It may be. Do you think you feel yourself lonely because of that? It might be it will create imaginable space around you by putting you sitting down within no one's land. Furthermore, a listener is let alone with intentions of the lengthy titles of the compositions so it could be either a purgative or devastating span of your time. Given that the minimal nature of the 6-track album and on the other side the lengthy titles by the artists in overall it can be admitted the artist's purpose to convey his philosophy. Indeed, he has been stubborn during his musical tenure nonetheless a listener is technically stuck by those drawn-out song titles which used to surface some problems either on replaying them in a mp3 player or transferring them from one source to another. I would have to abbreviate the album title with regard to particular tracks to fulfill the conditions. Fortunately the album has been managed in the way to involve changes both in emotive and structural level throughout the course. The listener can breathe in and out while listening to majestic and ennobling progressions. It emits depth and some kind of superficiality at the same time. By practical reasons I was listening to it while reading a book about constituting of paradigms in scientific philosophy. Having been bound together it is a highly motivating and illuminating experience. By based on repetition and distinctions and conditional circularity between them one is audibly chained to have a look at those expected changes. Yeah, get into it there is a broad world inside.

Kaneel – La Pink Note (2008)



  • IDM 
  • Synth-pop 
  • Electronic music 
  • Indietronica 
  • Alternative 
  • Glitch pop

Comment: by listening to this 6-notch release it is like entering into a time shuttle and journeying back in time for 18 years. Back to the era of which was predominated by such labels as Mille Plateaux, and Morr Music which were being platforms for releasing indie-drenched electronic music (otherwise it would loosely be named acidic artsy synth-pop). Later on, there were netlabels which started to appear for such kind of music (the likes of Aerotone, Poni Republic, Error! Lo-Fi, 12rec, Petite & Jolie, No-Source). The release comes out of the umbrella of Petite & Jolie by providing crispy glitch-imbued rhythmic sections to back up subtle melodic progressions, and vice versa. Emotionally it flips in and out on a border of laid back atmosphere and intensified, even obsessive insight. Indeed, it brings playful dynamics and propulsive tension into the blend. The final part Au Revoir Pt 2 imitates adeptly Parisian street music melodies thereafter putting them under an algorithmic application of electronic music for to provide a proper farewell. That's the point of it. In a word, it a nice and nostalgic contemplation for a contemporary listener. So let's crank up the engine and embark on the journey.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

[Teaser of the day] The Cherry Blues Project - Yendo a Casa Pt. 1


  • Field recording
  • Experimentalism
  • Post-industrial
  • Leftfield
  • Avant-garde
  • Musique concrète

Label: Resting Bell
Year: 2007

[Teaser of the day] Kirill Platonkin - Cogitative Mineral


  • Abstract
  • Drone
  • Experimentalism
  • Microtonal
  • Post-industrial
  • Avant-garde
  • Ambient drone
  • Minimalism

Label: Tukuringra
Year: 2011

[Teaser of the day] Norah Lorway - Superworlds



  • Drone
  • Avant-garde
  • Dark ambient
  • Minimalism
  • Soundscape
  • Ambient drone
  • Dreamwave
  • Experimentalism

Artist: Norah Lorway
Release: Requiem
Label: Xylem
Year: 2017

Mauro Sambo & Matilde Sambo - ...sibilava tra i Denti...(2017)



  • Avant-garde 
  • Improvised music 
  • Experimentalism 
  • Art music 
  • Electro-acoustic 
  • Field recording 
  • Musique concrète 
  • Drone

Comment: these 28 minutes and 48 seconds are based on the play of a couple of musicians whose music meanders through disparate valleys and mountains. There is up the layer of guitars which is surrounded by tectonic sound of a gong, some human sounds, electro-acoustic noises and hisses, at times magnified, at times zoomed out. However, the result sounds always in a magnificent manner. Indeed, you should not be afraid of the technical description of the album. In fact, you can perceive an issue of emitting warmth and providing a welcoming sense nonetheless its heavy technical and artsy buildup. I can hear some similarities with another excellent duo, Natural Snow Buildings. Behind the project are Matilde Sambo who plays electric guitar adds field recordings, and manipulates with electronics. On the other hand Mauro Sambo operates with electronics, plays double bass, gong, kalimba, and percussion. And all the instruments are clearly audible over there. The outing is a bit in the discography of Plus Timbre. NB! By listening to it with an open window you should be warned it may be difficult to differentiate one sounds from the other ones. On the other side, it is a sign of reconciliation of the different ambiances.

Breakup-Party – Ghosts (2017)



  • Power pop 
  • Alternative rock 
  • Indie rock 
  • Emo 
  • Art rock

Comment: Breakup-Party`s Ghosts showcases different aspects of the Berlin, German quartet`s 7-notch album. It starts off and continues somewhere with Radiohead tinged dreamy rock yet in the meantime it is loaded with powerful instruments, mostly with ploughing guitars and the drums. More profoundly, Christian Ehrich obviously mimicks Thom Yorke`s singing manner (chopped-up words and heavy repetition on them). Additionally, the soundscape is variegated by atmospheric guitar effects and keyboard based orchestrations and other sounds which makes difference. In a nutshell, it can be said it is a solid outing of which is adeptly produced and dosed with feelings and attractiveness in progressions and just within the sound. The issue is a part of the discography of Djummi-records.
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