notforme! – Small Town Mysteries

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notforme!

“Small Town Mysteries”

“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
Story: http://small_town_mysteries.tilda.ws

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Bralitz – Bralitz II

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Bralitz

“Bralitz II”

Today Bralitz returns with another selection of songs for your auditory enjoyment. As with his first collection, these catchy tunes are likely to end up on repeat. Enjoy.

Thanks to Bralitz for another terrific EP!

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Llankru – Llankru

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Llankru

“Llankru”

The magic of the basics

A music: very simple, as present and obvious as the happening round us. Its sounds: Elements in space, which fly apart in uniform motion, without resistance and get together again.

Llankrú masters the vanishing till the dispersal. Just as its opposite: The bang, with which all wants to expand into space from the center with force. In doing so time is relative. And therefore their im- and explosions happen in seemingly endless calm.

The instruments sound like they sound. A guitar, a second, guitar, a bass and a drum set. The musicians have freed sound and arrangement from all the superfluity and potential masquerade. But intuitively, not wilfully. The single sin is the glowing overdrive sometimes. But to this one the blessing was given already.

With all this „Sturz durch Raum und Zeit Richtung Unendlichkeit“ (C. Karges) Llankrú’s songs relate wonderfully. They could be the six episodes of a film, which may work stand-alone, but forge a bridge of a whole narration together.

The narrative power rises with the reduction. That’s the magic of the basics. Everything runs to a point, slowly the sum of the parts emerges and condenses more and more. And than suddenly: Nothing.

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Luca Calcagno – La Pioggia Rinfresca L’Estate

[IYE23]

Luca Calcagno

“La Pioggia Rinfresca L’Estate “

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.

Luca Calcagno – La Pioggia Rinfresca L’Estate –

Lato A : La Pioggia Rinfresca L’Estate

Lato B : Interpretazione Di Un Sogno

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Cube – Cube (2003)

Cube

“Cube (2003)”

Guitar: Kasper Moreels, Jens Vanhee
Bass: Steven Delannoye
Drums: Stephan Spriet
Vocals: Wouter Deboot, Fran Vanseveren

Recorded by Arjan Bogaert in Barefoot Recording Studio, Tielt in 2003.
Artwork bij Nicolas Verhulst.


menkenkes – anfang august ende september

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menkenkes

“anfang august ende september”

(…) An album, recorded quasi overnight, when check lists, fault-finder and top producer sleep. Thus escaping forward, handbrake released and handluggage only: A bunch of broke, a fistfull of wire brush chords, a cup of dreamy speckles, the bass unleashed during walking, the drums dashed downstairs with rumble, outside in front of the door after all everything spontaneously and happily exaled with a deep sigh. (…)
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Pk jazz Collective – Safe From Harm

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Pk jazz Collective

“Safe From Harm”

О музыке надо не говорить, музыку стоит слышать. Так и с новым творением Pk jazz Collective. Safe From Harm, названный по названию одного из хитов Massive Attack, включает несколько кавер-вариаций на гремевшие лет двадцать назад Happy Mondays, и уже отмеченных Massive Attack. Но его прелесть не в этом, а в лирике. Где нет собственных текстов и используются стихи поэтов середины 20-го века, промышлявших на ниве подростковых размышлений о жизни. Песня “What If?” в которой лирический герой задает себе все возможные «Что если?» вплоть до «А что если я не выросту?» или «Мои родители разведутся» — достойный пример заимствования чужой лирики. Любовь, подростковые проблемы, ностальгия по детству — основные мотивы альбома. Однако, завершается он отнюдь нетревиально психоделической балладой, обрамляющей русскую народную сказку о хитром коте и доверчивых мышах в прочтении фольклориста Бориса Шергина.
И хотя на обложке увядающий цветок как символ недолговечности всего красивого, на этом месте неплохо бы смотрелся усатый мурлыка, именно такие ассоциации вызывает музыка этой пластинки.
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Drunkeninstrumentcorporation – Always The Same 10 Fucking Songs

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Drunkeninstrumentcorporation

“Always The Same 10 Fucking Songs”

Drunkeninstrumentcorporation nasce in quel di Saluzzo nel 1998, nella profonda provincia cuneese, per dare un senso alla noia, primo motore della vita provinciale. E per scappate dalla noia Marco Abba aka Drunkeninstrumentcorporation si inventa svariati mondi, e queste sono solo dieci splendide fotografie che ci regala attraverso tanti generi, dal powerpop, al pop più classico, dal college rock al lo fi, ma è davvero limitativo parlare di generi, perché qui c’è la gioia di fare musica e la freschezza che avete sentito in alcuni dischi e che non avete più ritrovato. Vero capolavoro di provincia.

Drunkeninstrumentcorporation was born in Saluzzo in 1998, in the deep Cuneo province, to make sense of boredom, the first engine of provincial life. And to run away from boredom, Marco Abba aka Drunkeninstrumentcorporation invented several worlds, and these are just ten beautiful photos that give us through so many genres, from powerpop to the more classic pop, from rock college to lo fi, but it’s really limiting to talk about genres, because here is the joy of making music and the freshness you’ve heard in some disks and you have not found it again. A true provincial masterpiece

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The New Geometry – Singularity

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The New Geometry

“Singularity”

Latest single by Portuguese postrock project The New Geometry. 7 minutes of cinematic sounds of mellow guitars and cosmic buildups.
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Massimo Ruberti – Live @ MainOff Festival 2017

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Massimo Ruberti

“Live @ MainOff Festival 2017”

Electronic music performance for the NN Performing digital series by Massimo Ruberti in Old School da Anto Pub in Palermo during Nostress Netlabel partnership in MainOFF Festival 2017 organized by Brusio Netlabel. The performance consist of many electronic remixed tracks from Massimo Ruberti discography in Nostress Netlabel and not only.
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Artem Bemba – Cinealarm

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Artem Bemba

“Cinealarm”

Cinealarm – is like you’re sitting at work and suddenly the sirens begin to roar everywhere and on the radio, oldfashion soviet-radio style voice is heard: “Attention! Attention! Cinealarm!”. Then people start panic, although they do not know what to do and it’s unclear where the movie approaches to them. It is not an expensive Hollywood movie. It’s not even the cheap horror of the 80’s. It’s more like some unpopular surrealistic films of not very well-known directors or a collection of short films by these directors.
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Radiomaniac – Radiomaniac EP

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Radiomaniac

“Radiomaniac EP”

Artist: Radiomaniac
Title: Radiomaniac EP
Genre: Post-Rock/Shoegaze/Noise
Country: Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Tracklist:
01. Knock (Стучит)
02. Saved (Спасён)
03. Leaving (Покидаем)
04. Inversion (Перевёрнуто)

Produced by Radiomaniac
Mix & Mastering by Radiomaniac
Artwork by Radiomaniac

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shocky – Moaner

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shocky

“Moaner”

Debute mini album by shocky (Vlad Baranov) from Siberia. It is a mixture of classic indie rock and downtempo electronics.
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Bralitz – Bralitz

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Bralitz

“Bralitz”

“Bralitz is a one-man-band who plays guitar, drums and percussion, piano, bass, harmonica, ukulele and sings songs he writes himself. He randomly chose the name Bralitz (a small town in North Eastern Germany) for no real reason other than its simplicity and the fact he often goes there to participate in a music festival organized by his friends. Bralitz draws inspiration from classics of various genres, i.e. rock ’n roll, folk, bossa nova, chanson, and manouche, to name a few. Using multi-track recording, he performs all the parts on most of his songs and sings most of the harmonies to his own lead vocals.”

So that’s the official bio. I’ll only add that this little collection of songs packs a melodic punch with thematic ties running throughout. You’ll likely find yourself putting the album on repeat for a while.

A very special thanks to Bralitz for the terrific EP! Welcome to the blocSonic fam!

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! If you’re in radio… support independent music and broadcast it!

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Ethers – The Nothing

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Ethers

“The Nothing”

Ethers is a Russian rock band formed in Krasnodar in 2016. Originally was making dream-pop music at home. Then changed genre to indie rock and released their debut studio album No Karma with minimalistic sounding of post-punk in October of 2016. For now band is experimenting with sounds and rhythms and working on a new album which will be released in 2017.

Join Us!

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Artem Bemba – Nonsence

Artem Bemba

“Nonsence”

Album “Cinealarm”, release 20.05.2017
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Starcardigan – Zhele

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Starcardigan

“Zhele”

Genre: Electronic Pop, Synth Pop
Country: Vladivostok, Russia

Tracklist:
01. Gella
02. Birdie
03. Zhele
04. Tay-na
05. Lechi
06. Electrosemafour
07. Born (Rara Aviz Rework)
08. Taxi

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Ffiper – VESNA

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Ffiper

“VESNA”

В основу альбома легла обыденность “Slow Things”. Меняется мир, добро побеждает зло, а музыка тем временем сотрясает душу.

Проект Ffiper (Файпер) был создан в мае 2015-го. Главной идеей первого альбома послужил внутренний переворот мира, переживания и любовь. Музыка писалась исключительно на iPod touch, а вокал на стандартном микрофоне от наушников. Так вышел в свет “Slow Things”. Через полгода началась работа над “Lit vecher”. Это был порыв поэзии, игра слов и грусть, воссоздаваемая авторами. Заключительной главой стала “VESNA”. Все тот же взрыв, что был в первом альбоме, но только в новом переплете. Атом тепла, внутреннего света и любви.
Все, что дальше – исключительно прекрасное. Все, что старое – частица истории.

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Monkey Warhol – EP4

Monkey Warhol

“EP4”

Born in the late-1800s Monkey Warhol began making electronic music of various sorts, tones, and timbers in 1947. Inspired by Bob Dylan’s loud and abrasive “Metal Machine Music”, Monkey turned to music as a source of income after failed stints as both a zookeeper and dental hygienist. EP4 is HIS take on POP music (watch out Max Martin… there’s a new sheriff in town!).

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Mr. Bitterness And The Guilty Pleasures – Songs From The Surveillance Age

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Mr. Bitterness And The Guilty Pleasures

“Songs From The Surveillance Age”

It’s been almost three years since we released the Xtended Edition of the excellent Mr. Bitterness album “The Good Fight” and here at blocSonic, expectations were running high for a new album that’s been in the works for quite a while. Well, with the release of “Songs From The Surveillance Age”, expectations have more than been met. This is unequivocally the best MB work yet. When you first approach it and see the six track count, you’re misguided into thinking that it’ll be a quick listen. Then you listen… and over forty-seven minutes later, you’re left stunned. Randal Helm aka MB couldn’t have been more relevant with the times we live in if he tried. I don’t want to give you any spoilers, but let’s just say that Inauguration Day felt like the most appropriate release date.

At blocSonic we’re working hard to build a platform to help our roster of artists increase their exposure to listeners who truly care about music. In that spirit, late 2017 will see us do more to get our music releases out to even more listeners. However, I can’t help but feel bad that important albums like this won’t be heard by a much wider audience. It’s all at once, well-written, catchy as hell and has something to say of substance. The simple matter is that it should be heard and blocSonic is very proud to release it. So, please, listen and enjoy. Don’t forget to share it with friends and family.

Huge thanks goes out to Randal Helm aka Mr. Bitterness And The Guilty Pleasures for entrusting the release of the important new album with blocSonic!

I wish the recent US Presidential election had gone a way that would have taken us a step toward making the themes in this incredible album a bit less relevant, however, unfortunately, this album became all the more relevant with the election of Trump. No more Balance of Power… Dark Days, indeed.

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! If you’re in radio… support independent music and broadcast it!

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