A little update on what we are/have been/will be up to.
Basically, we have to apologize for the lack of decent updates in the last couple of weeks or so. It’s close to exam time and we don’t like to joke with that. Plus we’ve been through an ‘artistic crisis’ or some shit like that. This means that we were to lazy or didn’t have enough motivation/inspiration to actually blog and share. Nevertheless, we are thinking of new ideas how to attract a bit more people and how to make us satisfied with what we’re doing. When there’s no progress or interest from the readers we don’t feel like actually trying hard enough. Hopefully, that’s not for too long and we’ll be posting more in a while. By the way, if you have any ideas or suggestions, feel free to contact us - we’re open minded guys and will be happy to hear what you guys think.
The other thing is, I guess you all have noticed that Tumblr is becoming a very firm platform for a lot of companies/musicians/brands/artists whatsoever. In addition, Tumblr has introduced the Explore thingie and is now highlighting the most popular tags such as Fashion/Photography/Art and stuff like that. Surprisingly, the tag ‘music’ is not being highlighted, and I feel as if this is the opportunity to actually grow bigger. And not just for us, for anyone who is posting about music and is determined to continue doing so. So, if you agree and want to be part of something good, you may recommend us and any other tumblr based music blog in your tumblr so that people start paying a bit more attention to music and a bit less to kittens (I’m not hating, they’re cute and all). For instance, visit Life Aquatic, that’s a very nice blog.
Balancing between contrasting moods and different paces, evoking and saturated, melancholic and provocative…for some reason I’m finding it hard to actually describe how Brilliant this album is. It’s sad that not a lot of people will actually bother to click play above and then click on the album cover…
Kooley High came to my college to preform last night and like 20 people showed up.
They are really good rappers..
See, that’s what I mean - good artists SHOULD get more attention. There should be something like a balance between being recognized and being played in each club. That’s a shame that only 20 people showed up, but I guess they still had some pretty good time, right?
In this album Grooveman Spot decided to move a bit away from the concept of his two previous releases and stuck to house and disco inspired instrumental compositions instead of inviting guests to leave a couple of verses on some pretty good production. It’s rather hard to say whether it’s a clever move or not, however some of these tracks should definitely get you moving or at least snapping to the beat. The problem is that they build up quite slowly step by step which leads to the tracks being 5-7 minutes long without a lot happening in them. This may annoy, however it depends on the purpose with which you are listening to it - if it’s to hear something innovative and serious then this is not the best choice. This is a rather gathering/party/city/travel record which just relaxes and appears to be an excellent background.
1.Ur Luv 2.Don’t Need 3.5HG Rhythm 4.Take Back 5.Going On 6.Chocolate Funk 7.Do The Dance 8.32 Midnight 9.Ruff n Buff
FaltyDl’s You Stand Uncertain is a wicked mix of a wide range of electronic music styles - from Garage (which is his main genre as I dare to say) to 90s influenced rave motives. This certainly adds spice as the listener basically starts slowly drowning in either mellow tunes laced with soothing female vocals (peep the video for Gospel of Opal with Anneka) or harder and deeper tracks built on multiple bass and synth layers accompanied by sample and percussion patterns. This is a must hear to all electronic music fans as this record won’t leave anyone disappointed being so highly saturated with diversity.
01. Gospel Of Opal (ft. Anneka) 02. The Pacifist 03. Open Space 04. Brazil (ft. Lily MacKenzie) 05. Eight Eighteen Ten 06. It’s All Good 07. You Stand Uncertain 08. Lucky Luciano 09. Voyager 10. Tell Them Stories 11. Play With My Heart 12. Waited Patiently (ft. Lily MacKenzie)
Yet another gem from Russia. This time it’s Long Arm’s The Branches. First and foremost, this is a must listen for Serph lovers. The style are quite similar, however if Serph’s music is mellow, this is a bit more heavier. Beautiful collage of vintage jazz samples, crispy percussion patterns and a bit of modern bits & pieces - some scratches, effects, minimum of additional sounds. If it wasn’t for the last part, this would’ve probably been an album which belonged to Your grandparents and You found in the attic, only with rather odd sounding drums and unpredictable skips which probably could been caused due to the needle sliding. All in all, this is a beautiful record which deserves a lot of attention. Hit on play and listen to the song Dummy above.
It’s true that occasionally you discover some new track or a news from your favorite band like ages after the original date. This is the case. 4 (!) new tracks from my 2009 favorites Cymbals Eat Guitars recorded live on BBC. Hope their new album is coming out soon.
Dela - Translation Lost. Here’s a new LP from one of the Canada’s finest beatmakers. I wouldn’t say his new work is somehing jazzy as his previous Changes Of Atmosphere. Dela’s aim was to surround his beats with a darker and colder atmosphere and as a result he found some new sound that is unusual for him in a good way. Also some interesting collaborations with Aliya and Blu.
1. Translation Lost (Intro) (feat. Aliya) 2. Go On (feat. Reach) 3. Mars Part. III 4. Lucy’s&LooseLeafs (feat. Blu) 5. 1 Second Time Machine 6. West Side Story 7. Jay Electropietricus 8. WhatUWanna (feat. Blu) 9. Chunky Monkeying (feat. Sowlie) 10. I Will (feat. Kemizt) 11. Translation Lost 12. Translation Lost (Outro) (feat. Aliya)