horiso returns with his well know ability mixing organic instrumental improvisation, voices and electronic basis. In “watchers” revives unpublished recordings to deliver us a new whole album experience.
getdizzzy is a composer, DJ and game designer living in Chicago. drawing from ambient, hip-hop, techno, experimental sound collage and noise, getdizzzy’s music is idiosyncratic, rewarding, unfamiliar, colorful and accessible.
“Playing Standards Very Differently (Original Avant-Garde Solo Piano Improvisations)”
“Wings of an Angel continues to boldly explore new sonic territory and with this latest release, he does that with one instrument, the piano. He has taken some of the world’s most famous classical pieces, turned them inside out, added his own signature improvisatory style and created breath-taking works of spiraling psychedelia/Avant-Garde complexity which will lead you into dreams and visions you never thought possible.
His playing is expressive, emotive and yet he brings the classics into a new dimensional space with precision all the while, creating a playful atmosphere on an album you don’t want to miss.”
We are so happy to release another Lezet’s work on Etched Traumas.
Lezet is Igor Jovanovic and comes from Požega, Serbia. Lezet is an one-man experimental music project in 2005 and he has released more than 45 albums. “Someone’s comment about the sound of Lezet (Igor Jovanović) was ‘like Zorn without saxophone’…And indeed, Lezet’s work could remind the results of “the game theory”, which John Zorn exercised on his debut “Locus Solus”, for example…The fact that Lezet doesn’t use only live instruments will probably disconnect it from the avant garde free jazz scene, but I suppose the coming under some specific style wasn’t the intent in this case anyway. It’s about free experiments with sound captures in search for the surprises. And it can’t be pretentious as such…” (extract taken from the “Black Syrup” zine #2 (Serbia, 2007)).
On December 24th, 2007, Gregory “Tha Silent Partner” Davis released the first volume in what would become an enduring series of music release that altogether has accumulated an incredible 100,000+ downloads. In our little Creative Commons licensed / Netlabel sphere of music, those kinds of numbers are hard to come by. If, as an artist, you’re getting numbers like that, you’re doing something right. Of course, TSP is. It’s difficult for a music producer to develop “a sound”, yet, that’s exactly what he’s done.
Act 7 continues the legacy with ten solid grooves for funkin’… or whatever… download… turn it on… bump it loud… enjoy.
Ever since I first heard Act 1 on Jamendo and decided to include “No Mas” on “netBloc Volume 11 (The Raw and the Cooked)”, it was clear to me that Tha Silent Partner was a music artist that I wanted to keep up with. I was later thrilled when he showed interest in having his music being released at blocSonic It’s been a pleasure and an honor to be able to help spread the word about TSP over the years! It’s also incredible that it’s already going on ten years since he kicked off Platters the Platters series. I look forward to the next ten. TSP, thank you, sir!
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!
After having been around since the mid 90s, the British trip-hop duo Tracing Arcs, releases one of its strongest albums so far. “Waste not, Want not – Wasteland Remixed” is the band’s sixth release and their third on 23 Seconds Netlabel. It contains eight remixes (from the album Wasteland) and one new song.
Tracing Arcs’ trip-hop sound is a smooth blend of different musical styles, with influences from the world of jazz, mellow electronica, chillout and downtempo beats. All interwoven with the soft, emotional voice of Fran Kapelle.
Enjoy / 23 SECONDS NETLABEL
Summers nearly over and with it, It’s nearly time for us to celebrate our 5th Anniversary (Where has the time gone) We are proud to present to you our 4th in the series of Friends & Family compilations featuring some of our favourite people in the scene.
A huge thank you to everyone involved, it’s an honour to be able work with so many of you and it’s with great pride we call you our Family.
Sanctuary, это следующий, после Hedgehog Feathers, опыт работы в стиле джаз-фюжн. Писался он примерно год, на трех разных квартирах, которые Артём успел за это время поменять. Здесь уже не использовался саксофон, но было большое количество клавишных партий и гитарных соло. Также в этом альбоме впервые использовались более новые и качественные семплы ударных инструментов.
«Первоначально хотел объединить песни концепцией сыпучих тел, но потом от этой идеи отказался. От нее остались только названия двух композиций — Flour и Sawdust. Затем я обратил внимание на какое то общее умиротворенное и спокойное настроение целого альбома и решил назвать пластинку Sanctuary, то есть, место, в котором всегда можно укрыться и отдохнуть от всех проблем. К этой концепции непосредственно относиться название последней композиции — Sheltering Shell. Так, что у меня получился альбом-убежище от ежедневных проблем и хлопот.»
P.S.: «Был у меня и «проклятый» трек, который постоянно зависал, самоизменялся, уничтожался и попросту не хотел нормально записываться, но чтобы уберечь слушателей, я не скажу который это трек.»
Matt Turner – cello
Hal Rammel – amplified palettes
Recorded by Hal Rammel, December 2015.
Mastered by Alex Inglizian at the Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago, IL.
The title of this disc and track titles are drawn from the writings of American journalist and amateur ethnographer Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904); in particular, his novel Chita: A Memory of Last Island (1889) and the travel diary Two Years in the French West Indies (1890)
“I’ve been listening to this song for a long time, thanks to a compilation my mom owns in CD, and it has always fascinated me for expressing so well feelings of isolation, longing and bewilderment, although with some kind of hope. Whenever I find myself surrounded by those feelings, it always comes to my mind. This time it came to my voice, by choice and by necessity.” Cairo Braga, musician
“The city is an entanglement of grayscale. The colourful boy is no more than a dimmed shadow blending to the bleakness of the concrete and of the hearts he finds. Solitude is palpable, even though there are signs of life amidst the neon light billboards. Where could be all those who promised love, hope, company? Nobody told him how hard it was to grow living in a brotherhood that exists in name only.” Marco Magoga, illustrator
written by Oscar Brown Jr.
produced by Cairo Braga.
artwork by Marco Magoga.
Martinas Rakshtinas returns to Enough Records releases with 5 track tripstep collaboration work between Marrach, Bat Poet and Chtin Mara. Expect raw, dark schizoid off-beats, robotic voodoo, autistic terror, animal instincts, etc.
Guy-Frank Pellerin, Matthias Boss and Marcello Magliocchi
“THE SOUNDING DOOR”
New release on Plus Timbre and our last one for this year. We present Marcello Magliocchi once more as a guest in our home and we feel very happy to have him accompanied by two outstanding musicians: Matthias Boss and Guy-Frank Pellerin.
Here at Linear Obsessional you may have noted we have a fondness for squeezeboxes and free improvisation, which is why we jumped at the chance to release an album by the amazing British accordionist Mike Adcock (once of Accordions Go Crazy amongst others). “Accord” is a collection of improvised duets with a series British improvising musicians – and is a wonderful showcase for Mike’s sensitivity as an improviser and his wonderful musicality as a accordionist.
“Things Left Unsaid” is not only the testimony of a precise moment, but rather the result of a long research, composition and improvisation done by the band: there’s a common area where musical elements from diametrically opposed musical worlds such as jazz and contemporary music, rock and blues coexist without forgetting the melodic vocation in each composition.
Last year we introduced you to 1981 with his acclaimed album debut Neodimia, now we are glad to present Nocturnal, the musical return of one of the best young independent producers from Argentina. Not only with a perfect balance between organic and electronic elements but also a real step forward in the conception of rhythm music. Any pre established label or genre can embrace the universe of 1981.
Unforgettable (feat. Faerytale)
Feeling Low (feat. Sofia Deville)
Phoenix (feat. Tante Meli)
What If The Wind (feat. Lady of The Fire Poetry)
Third Planet Interlude
Bounty Hunter (feat. Concrete Cee)
Who Get Your Love
The End (feat. Klangschwester)
The End (feat. Klangschwester, Fr.om Remix)