Tired of always being doing something. Always always always. Tapping, clicking, meeting, partying, exercising, networking. Working hard, playing hard, living hard.
Keep it up like that and listen Single-O by Walt Thisney.
On this Various Artists compilation you can hear some vintage guitars produced in Eastern Block former countries, for example guitar brands like Jolana, Musima, Migma, Tonika, Ural, Mensfeld and many more!
The second album by the improvisatory duo Johannes Haase (Germany) and Óscar Santis (Chile), in this work we find two strokes, each one with a particular character and energy, music born from an ambient minimalism of high contrast based on the energy and sonority of each of them, together they create these sonorous images of highly oneiric and aquatic depth, that revoke the dunes, the sea, and the factories near Ritoque.
Trazo uno (Stroke one); of an aggressive character, contained and defragmented, the sonorities created by the electric violin of Haase are hidden between textures blurred by processes and loops, these at moments, contrasted by the electronics of Santis, overwhelming, from aleatoric rhythms and great sonic density, almost pixelated, together they create landscapes that are deconstructed and assembled in an organic way, creating textures of high spatiality.
Trazo dos (Stroke two); a deep and spacious texture, of aquatic time that is constructed of subtle gestures that coexist in a state of contemplation, the temporal absence that they generate immerses us in a very deep listening almost like daydreaming, a continuous variation that little by little comes and goes transforming and giving rise to this fragmented minimalism that brings us back to that which is human.
A disc where temporality and form are given through the organic needs of the moment, which takes us into subtle states of listening, where we can manage to enter the fine interwoven fabric and the decisions through which the music was tacken on, at the personal level, a work of brief landscaping with an occultist essence, two strokes that propose contrasting states from the same nature, listening and freedom.
(Valparaíso, Chile. Noviembre / November 2017)
“Small Town Mysteries” is a tough one. Conceived during a five hour long spontaneous jam session with a let-it-all-out approach it both harkens back to the artists’ punk-rock upbringing and follows the course set by the first album. The voice is back and the crumpled paper poetry is back but this time with a bunch of fellow Karelian musicians to bounce off of. The result – four songs, oscillating from a gentle whisper to a desperate outcry, disjointed, reflection-fueled but unmistakably notforme!
Specially to the album was written a short story about the adventures on the White Sea
“Listening After the End is a study of one’s immediate environment, of the resonant potential of what surrounds us. A frozen stream. A passing train. A ceiling fan. The wind. A cat plays; someone sneezes; an autoharp lets out a long hum. These vignettes–textural, spacious, and sonorous–are wonderfully evocative pieces that, when taken as a whole, form a vibrant sonic life, one that revels in the animus to be found in even the subtlest of things.”
Luca Calcagno è un musicista di Cogoleto, estrema provincia dell’Impero, cresciuto a pane, musica e Genoa. Per lo più autodidatta, vive di musica, nel senso che lavora in un negozio di strumenti musicali. E’ una persona come tutti noi, sicuramente con un talento al di sopra della media, e ve ne accorgerete ascoltando queste canzoni che fanno parte del singolo. Indie Pop anni novanta ma anche tanto altro, attraverso la tradizione specialmente britannica, ma con una forte melodia italiana. Ci sono molte cose in queste due canzoni, a quelli di voi un po’ più vecchi ricorderanno certamente delle cose italiane anni novanta, ed è da lì che vengono. Luca scrive e suona con cura, e tutto ciò lo si può sentire nella sua musica. Pubblicare questo singolo è per noi un onore.
Se lo incontrate non fategli mai la domanda su chi preferisce fra Beatles e Rolling Stone. La risposta è ovvia.
Luca Calcagno is a musician in Cogoleto, the province of the Empire, who grew up in bread, music and Genoa. Mostly self-taught, he lives in music, in the sense that he works in a musical instrument store. He is a person like us all, surely with a talent above the average, and you will hear them listening to these songs that are part of the singles. Indie Pop nineties but also much more, through the tradition especially British, but with a strong Italian melody. There are many things in these two songs, those of you a little older will certainly remember the Italian things in the nineties, and it’s where they come from. Luca writes and plays with care, and all this can be heard in his music. Publish this single is for us an honor.
If you meet him do not ever give him a question about who you prefer between Beatles and Rolling Stone. The answer is obvious.
Fernando Cerqueira aka Rasalasad started its activities in the late 80´s with the Atonal fanzine and the SPH label, where he released Jim O’Rourke, Merzbow, Smersh, Maeror Tri, Brume, The Haters, Telectu , etc.
Founder of Thisco records, which has released cds from Rasalasad, Merzbow, Kk Null, Rapoon, Lasse Marhaugh, Jarboe, Von Magnet, shhh … among many others.
Alongside Thisco he is editor of the occultural anthologies Antibothis which features texts and sound works from Hakim Bey, V. Vale, Carl Abrahamson, Andrew Mckenzie (Halfler Trio), Critical Art Ensemble, Pentti Linkola, Erik Davies, Robin Rimbaud, Francisco Lopez, etc.
He has several works released through on Symbiose, Thisco, SPH, Grado, Blocsonic, Illuminated Paths, La Nostalgie de la Boue.
His most recent releases includes collaborations with Matthew Waldron (irr.app (ext) / Nurse with Wound ), Merzbow, Emil Beaulieau, Jarboe (ex: Swans), Von Magnet, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Smell & Quim, Wildshores Antonym among others.
OST “Music Book” is soundtrack album to the animated film “Music Book” created by the production full cycle “Luma Studio”. Systematic atmospheres, glitchy textures, are blended with ambient numbers and timbres of live instruments. Dreaminess and morality, sadness and anxiety. This album is a kaleidoscope of human experiences on the hard way of self-discovery, self-determination in this unpredictable world.
All audio material is recorded, mixed and mastered by Andrew Sprrw in 2016-2017.
Piano Moods is the first of a serie of releases in which Walt Thisney plays piano, in an impressionist vibe.
An upcoming release will be out on the North American Label Illuminated Paths.
File under Erik Satie, French Impressionists, Virginia Astley,Harold Budd, Ryuichi Sakamoto.
“MOVIL/INMOVIL (Mobile/Immobile) is a sonic exploration of two worlds as seemingly distinct as are mobile musical applications and a Steinway grand piano.
This work of Luis Marte and Roger Delahaye aka Poltamento concentrates on a single musical space-time and, in the form of a single perspective, two dimensions that are both physical and categorical, the mobility and portability of electronic and granular software on one side, and the immobility of the great acoustic giant on the other. Categories of space and size, which are also of texture and dissimilar sonic thickness, nevertheless fused and assumed as part of a whole by ambient moments that are also impressionistic …
These fragments, wherein the warmth of the wood and the glitch’s abstraction solidify into a single entity, show us that the possible “N” worlds can converge in a singular sound synthesis, where the extremes touch and coexist, where, as Einstein said a century ago, motion or status depends on the viewer’s point of view, in this case the listener.”
(Buenos Aires, Argentina. Junio / June, 2017)
La dolcezza di pop lo fi ed elettro altra, tra respiri e calde insicurezze, un disco magnifico che Marco aka Butipreferrominapower aka Cloud Traveler ci regala, e sarà una gioia per tutti. Brani homerecording registrati e mixati in soggiorno e cucina fra la fine del 2015 e 2016 da Butipreferrominapower
The sweetness of the fi pop and a different electro , between breaths and hot insecurities, a magnificent album that Marco aka Butipreferrominapower aka Cloud Traveler gives us, and it will be a joy for all.
home recording tracks recorded and mixed in the living room and kitchen of
the end of 2015 and 2016 by Butipreferrominapower.
In perfect attention the crystallized minescrafter digs through the depths of the heights. In hand luggage the best machines, he travels across noone’s heaven. Three rooms.
With Winterberg’s second album, we go a bit deeper into his work. After his self chosen “lock in with grand” some songs reached new levels. Grasping the moment, comfort of maturity. Between saturated thickness and clear raising there are also occasionally surprises.
Over three hours of music has been found for this album, well portioned in three parts. Five years have passed since the previous album. Now he’s back for more. We wish you a great listening pleasure with these selected works of improvisation, of live play. Spirit, soul and earth invite you to dive into.
The album is based on five melodic idioms. As any other repeated action their frequency occurs neither with monotony nor with irreflection but with a kind of advertence. This frequency gradually organizes all structures of consciousness, giving birth to genuine contemplation. ‘however, I desire to speak five words with my mind so that I may instruct others also, rather than ten thousand words in a tongue’ (1 Cor. 14:19).
In Carinae, M-PeX explores the conceptual symbiosis between the original sound of the portuguese guitar, to which is added the sound of André Coelho’s contrabass, and the ambient electronic sound which is born out of an experimental and digital manipulation of sounds captured on the portuguese guitar for the acoustic themes. Photography by Carina Nunes and graphical artwork by Marco Madruga.
Second edition of The Feel of DEFIL project brings you 24 tracks and almost 80 minutes of varied music – songs and instrumentals. You will hear many rare vintage polish DEFIL instruments, such as 1958-mandolin, Mambo and Lotos basses, Carioca, Tarantella, Melodia 2, Jola 2 up to 1994 Aster Lux STR, RockTon and many more…
For more details visit: http://defil2.bonimedia.pl
Lorelei is the debut album from duo Feminine (Giampiero Riggio and Francesco Cipriano). A wave manifesto against the deeply rooted reverence for the logic of genres. “Lorelei” develops on two complementary levels: one archaic and passionate, troubled by the many contradictions of a land like Sicily and the other, accurate and bewitching, is a prelude to teutonic Stuttgard. A countless number of bytes which they shared and exchanged remotely. This work is romantic and brave at the same time, constantly immersed into a very deep atmosphere, never trite,
fooled by the certainty that there is no dream which cannot be described.
After many years in the making, and following an obscure lo-fi CDR release about ten years ago, this is Peter Holy’s first solo album, this time without materializing physically (the music, not Peter).
Peter plays piano and sings, accompanied by Tupolev bandmates Alexandr Vatagin (cello, recording, mixing, mastering) and David Schweighart (drums). The record consists of 9 pieces, 2 of which are re-recordings from songs from the old CDR, one is a reworking of a piece by Tupolev and one piece was also used in a song on Alexandr Vatagins album Serza. The remaining 5 pieces are completely new.
Safir Nòu (Antonio Firinu) is a composer, guitarist and accordionist.
The music collected in the album Groundless could be identified as “total music”, influenced by different styles and genres, from world music to post-rock to jazz. The sounds and the melodies bring the listener to an ethereal and hypnotic dimension, which is the “groundless” dimension indeed.
“notforme!” is the acoustic solo project from Pavel Mokhort, the singersongwriter of the Karelian punk band Six-Pack Sunday. Since 2009, he has traveled half of Russia with occasional forays abroad, playing small bars and cafes. “We Were Coalmine Canaries” is a collection of travel notes, postcards and photographs from his shoebox of memories. Keep it simple: a guitar, a shabby plaid shirt and a couple of friends.
«Эти песни записывались в 2014-2015 годах и были опубликованы в интернете тремя частями: сначала первые четыре песни (обложка с птицей), следующие три песни о кислом (и картинка с лимоном) и отдельно — последняя песня (с фотографией).»
From Jhansi, India, this fresh and gorgeous chillout-ambient-downtempo release is incredibly enjoyable and almost palpable. It brings to mind a perfect combination of the worlds of Ulrich Schnauss and The Album Leaf.
Nostress Netlabel proudly presents “Granchite Yumtruso PT. 1”, the new album by Massimo Ruberti, from Livorno (Italy). An artist who likes to call himself “trafficker of sounds and images” now considered one of the label’s flagship artists. The album will be released exclusively for the upcoming second edition of the Netlabel Day, a considerable important event organized by the Chilean netlabel M.I.S.T. which will take place July 14 and involving Netlabels from around the world. Will take place at the endless web areas and there will be a collective exchange of unreleased and original music, that will bring enrichment in the archives of all those who participate in this beautiful and important initiative. Massimo Ruberti will bring high the banner of Nostress Netlabel with the publication of the first part of an EP extremely complex and sophisticated, that catapults the listener into distant and forgotten times. A work that requires careful listening and that will see the closure of a circle as soon as possible, through the publication of the second part. “Granchite Yumtruso PT. 1” it’s an album in warm and elegant sounds, scratching the heart and soul of the listener. A work that runs through wilderness, unexplored and never trodden by human. Through listening we find ourselves in a desert devoid of its characteristic and constant wind, driving on non-existent paths, you suddenly find yourself in an oasis where the perspective changes and even the sand seems to take on the color of the sky and thirst suddenly becomes the ‘ last of the primary needs. The Sax caressing soft carpets of Synth, nocturnal atmospheres through the time gap that separates the vintage from the traditional electronic sound. Four songs that lead the listener to dive into the wonderful atmosphere created by Ruberti, starting from the cover depicting a Vedic text 5000 years ago to the intoxicating beauty of sound that will, without a doubt, to a new relistening of the album.
Segunda edición de este gran álbum, que va desde un folk lo-fi hasta una sicodelia melancólica y femenina, canciones llenas de imaginario visual, con un sonido bien particular y que personalmente sentimos como único. Lanzado originalmente hace un par de años atrás, re-emerge con un nuevo arte, y algunos temas extras grabados en el intertanto, como si con el tiempo se hubiese perfeccionado así mismo, volviéndose mucho más coherente con lo que propone sonoramente, disponible en descarga gratuita, pero también pronto en una edición limitada en formato físico.
Dublin based duo Jim Lawler and Ben Rawlins (aka Saso) return after a 5 year hiatus with the release on their 5th studio album titled Mysterium.
Where the duo’s previous albums centred around guitar and vocals, Mysterium is primarily a collection of piano based instrumentals occasionally lit by Lawler’s fragile vocals.
The band abandoned formal structure letting the music unfold naturally, using silence and room ambience as instruments in themselves.
Replacing guitars with the more pastoral sounds of an upright piano and acoustic organ, the album was recorded in one room and the duo invited musicians from diverse musical backgrounds to perform certain parts and improvise around sounds and melodies. The compositions are sprinkled with acoustic drums, double bass, woodwinds, brass and neo-classical vocals adding moments of colour and contrast to the otherwise minimalist sound.
1. In My Shelter (3:50)
2. Girl Of Fall (3:06)
3. Beautiful Day (3:47)
4. Apple Of Perfection (2:41)
5. Sign Of Love (3:28)
Total Time: 16:52
James Crimson – acoustic and electric guitars, bass, ukulele tenor/concerto, mandolin, drums and percussion, main and backing vocals, piano.
Recorded in march – december 2015 at TELECLUBproduction, mixed by Dmitry Ragoutenok.
Our excellent fortyFive release series continues today with the latest installment by indie singer/songwriter Nic Falcon! Let these tasty indie gems help get you through your work day.
Thanks once again to Nic Falcon for a couple terrific new tunes!
Of course, thanks once again to you for downloading & listening. We always strive to deliver the music you’ll love. Please spread the word about blocSonic, if you enjoy what we do. Remember… everything we release is cool to share! Always keep the music moving… share it… blog it… podcast it!
M-PeX revisits his debut album Phado, originally put out in 2007 by Thisco and Fonoteca Municipal de Lisboa, now remastered and available free for download at Enough Records. The album is dedicated to his grandfather, Luís Tomás Pinheiro, master of the portuguese guitar, who introduced M-PeX to the fado universe. In Phado, M-PeX assumes the portuguese guitar as a characteristic trait of his musical identity, mixing it with electronic music. Cover artwork by Marco Madruga.
“Krillin Split” is a valuable collaboration between two promising young Spanish musicians: Cuarto and Indiosingracia
Tradition, modernity and ingenious experiments gather in ten tracks melting folk, electronic, ambient and pleasant oddness.
“Krilin Split” is cozy, warm, friendly and candidly melancholy.
The first step towards something new.
Polish DEFIL vintage guitars in action! 22 tracks, almost 70 minutes of guitar-music. Every artist or band use some model/models of DEFIL instrument (the oldest one: 1962’Mandolin… up to 1991’Aster Lux).