Thursday, April 26, 2018

Roberto Daglio – THE ROOMS (part 1) (2015)

  • Nu jazz 
  • Mood music 
  • Easy listening 
  • Lounge 
  • Yacht pop 
  • Smooth jazz 
  • New Age

Comment: a couple of weeks ago I posted a teaser of the day, Obsessive Synchronization from the Italian Roberto Daglio`s THE ROOMS (part 1). It is a great track but by listening to it with the rest of 3 tracks it is a seamless flow of very similar tracks. In a word, it does mean that one and the same elements are represented in all the tracks just providing difference within the configuration of each composition. It seems to be so serene and cloudless as if am arousing glimpse from a hyper-realistic universe. It could even be considered a new appearance of New Age music though its roots are based on different jazz and yacht pop facets. For sure, nonetheless its laid-back nature the issue is apparently ambitious inside its core and thereby propelling a bit more further than just an average moody issue. So yeah, practically and functionally I guess it is a remedy for your soul and mind, it helps you cope with exhausting problems and conveys a perspective to move forward. What else I could add but just take your time to listen to the second part of the issue. Just wait a minute...there is no second part of it (at least I couldn't find them). Instead of it I recommend listen to other issues by the artist then.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

[Teaser of the day] George L Smyth - Forest And Clearing

  • Modern classical
  • Art music
  • Epic
  • Cinematic
  • Post-classical
  • Ambient

Year: 2018

[Teaser of the day] Monopole - Walking Away From Them

  • Ambient techno
  • Electronic music
  • Deep techno
  • Glitch techno
  • Experimental techno
  • Microtechno

Artist: Monopole
Release: Sleepless Mind
Year: 2008

[Teaser of the day] HeAD - Expose

  • Electronic music
  • Ambient
  • Motorik
  • Leftfield
  • Alternative
  • Kraut-electro

Artist: HeAD
Label: Tape Safe
Year: 2016

Pete Um ‎– Look Sharp! And Hear The Difference (2011)

  • Avant-garde 
  • Experimentalism 
  • Electronic music 
  • Dada music 
  • Freeformfreakout 
  • DIY

Comment: this 10-notch issue was released exactly 7 years ago at Chinstrap Music, Ergo Phizmiz-led imprint but in fact there is no difference by listening to it 7 years before the year of 2011 or 7 years after that because this kind of music is ageless. By the way, it is the same date when the Chernobyl`s reactors exploded. Peter Um`s music is recorded by using analogue-based, reel-to-reel recorder and stylistically it is a wealthy, further pushing mess of dadaist sounds and dizzy effects. I have also had a similar experience in producing music by manipulating with the tapes only. This is a world with restricted possibilities which in fact is a good premiss to cut off innumerable possibilities and get a spot on certain, tangible things. Indeed, there are up 10 slices of uncompromising pop music with droning electronics and marching rhythms and pitched-up vocals (for instance, Slice 1, and Slice 10) though I guess for the most of people it is not pop music at all. They may right because I guess Peter Um`s purpose is not positive, I mean to produce pop music on its own. It may be more just embracing elements from it and infect them with a frenetic, dadaist fever. In fact, he hijacks primitive melodies and harmonies and change them even more into a simplistic one which is one of the practices to ridicule this pulpy mass culture. On the other side, Um adds experimental, even a bit aggressive facets to emphasize the ridiculousness and unsustainability of it. In general, however, the result is positive because there are up 10 tracks which could not be forgotten and will have surfaced many decades later in the blogs of obscure music unless the servers would not blow up due to insignificant information to be contained within them in the most part.

NB! I do not know was the album presented at yamanotedreams or not but I am very glad that rajsank is back again after a two and a half year hiatus to promote releases from the webaudio world (and especially Japanese issues). The reason of the blogger`s hiatus was he could not be remembering his password. Very dadaist indeed.      

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

[Teaser of the day] Sann Gusmão - Imagens Frágeis; do inconsciente e Tatilidade

  • Ambient rock
  • Experimental rock
  • Avant-rock
  • Epic
  • Minimalism
  • Drone rock
  • Guitar ambient

Artist: Sann Gusmão
Release: Emaranhado
Year: 2018

[Teaser of the day] Joxfield ProjeX - Hurricane

  • Krautrock
  • Avant-rock
  • Psych-rock
  • Acid rock
  • Avant-prog
  • RIO
  • Experimental rock

Year: 2013

Mountain Cloth – The Pony (2016)

  • Alternative rock 
  • Indie rock 
  • Post-punk 
  • Art rock 
  • Noise pop

Comment: today Bandcamp is the best platform to find out the best recent music. I am disillusioned to find it from within major labels whose policy toward the artists has reportedly been disgusting and unnatural. Especially hypocritical used to be those aficionados who pretend to be independent. Bergen, Norway-based Mountain Cloth is one of such artists who showcase of how to cross guitars with sublime studio trickery regarding electronics and slightly bent songwriting. Their aesthetic reminds me of Echo & The Bunnymen a bit. By listening to their 4-notch outing it is like driving along sonic rollercoaster. From silent, immersive chords and artsy atmospheric synth and guitar mixed lofty developments to hirsute guitar outfits and incisive noisy outbursts. Furthermore, between the layers one can feel something which sets the music free. And it is a great value and virtue in this hopelessly fucked-up, quasi-technological world (we pretend to fly to Mars while having no real premises to do it). Instead of the miserable dreaming, just enjoy this decent rocking span.

River Carnival – Ep (2012)

  • Alternative pop/rock 
  • Indie pop/rock 
  • Fuzz pop 
  • Lo-fi 
  • Electronic 
  • Chamber pop

Comment: indie as a genre is something which used to have a little to say today. In restricted sense. On the other side, today many genres are considered parts of indie like vaporwave, many kinds of electronic music which used not to be so years ago. In a word, we would abandon the stylistic restriction as superficial and excessive. OK, it could be used in retrospective sense, though. River Carnival's 7-notch embraces old and new, and frequently at the same time. At Streets of Gold Remix one can hear 80s eurodisco pop being mixed up with fuzzed-out guitars. I suspect the remix is made by Desiree. It's joke but not a forlorn one. Its original version is an enchanting blend of gothic, death pop alike reverberant female and male mixed vocals, minor piano chords and cinematic orchestrations atop. Top notch (if you watch the official list of the tracks of the release one cannot see the additional mix track but by downloading it you will get it). However, the same description can be ascribed to the rest of the tracks either. There are up both catchy melodies and compelling dynamics. On the other side, it is a simple example of music without excessive bombastic load and annoying artsy burden. Of course, it is artsy but in a sublime way. Outstanding composition by any means. It is a discography of an excellent Swedish imprint, redstarcommunity.

Monday, April 23, 2018

[Teaser of the day] Evolv - Darknot

  • Post-classical
  • Experimentalism
  • Glitchtronica
  • Experimental electronica
  • Avant-garde
  • Art music
  • Post-rock
  • Crossover

Artist: Evolv
Label: Hawk Moon
Year: 2016
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