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.
“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!
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.
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!).
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
Philadelphia native Martin Joseph Fahy (1954-2016) was a prolific singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and performer, whose career spanned more than four decades. He touched numerous lives, and was loved by many.
The recordings presented here represent a small fraction of the man’s total creative output, which, had it been preserved in it’s entirety, would have filled volumes. This release was assembled to celebrate his life as an artist, and to mark his passing.
As per yearly tradition, Jan presents an ep with material that did not fit the full-length album from previous year, in this case “Jan Pierwszy Starszy”. As with every JS e.p. there are no rules and the diversity of genres is breathtaking. Here we have casio-retro-wave, guitar post rock, noisy guitars overlaying, joyful turkish zurna-pop with broken time signature and an anthem of the priviledged man with a sturdy beat. As always on Underpolen netlabel, the lo-fi and DIY atmosphere is everpresent in spirit and on surface.
after a 3-year hiatus, the cover version duo SMAV is back to release their 3rd and last song on their 1st and last EP. 13min of homemade music, with personal favourites and a bonus mashup. but there’s nothing to fear: Rodrigo Socialmedia and Cairo Audiovisual keep on making new music, together and individually, as Mildmilk and Cairo Braga. a toast from here to the future! RIP SMAV.
This collection of songs is a mosaic of different musical styles. There is everything from the blues of the 60’s to pop music of 80s. Connection link between this palette appears theme which has been noted on the album cover – love and its mysteries.
“High up in the attic in the middle of the night… a faint light”
Van Ooij (1970) grew up in the south of the Netherlands and was brought up around music. His father was a local folk singer and Joris had the privilege to try out all old and strange instruments his father made and gathered over the years. Van Ooij followed violin lessons and played a lot on the harmonium. From a young age he started to write his first songs, formed a group with his schoolmates and at the age of 13 they act on national Dutch TV. He bought his first synthesizer at his 15th birthday ( Korg ms10) and that seemed to be the start of experimenting and playing a lot with more ectronic sounds & instruments.
He started to write for theatre and in 1996 he co-wrote the soundtrack and leader for a 26 episodes Dutch tv series named “West-Zijde Posse”
With the urge to create and as a kind of escapism he founded Fodiator (after a genius of the flying fish family) in 2010. A melancholic blend of indie, pop, rock, folk and more….call it “commuter-pop”. His sound, made with all kinds of instruments in combination with his “falsetto” voice has a strong weakness… he often jokes.
Press & Support:
– 22 tracks Brussels:
“The things we learn while selecting these 22tracks! Apparently, a ‘Fodiator’ is a genius of the flying fish family. Next to that, it’s also a project started by songwriter Joris van Ooij in his attic. He’s an self-taught musician who creates his songs alone and then performs them with his Dutch – Belgian band. Van Ooij likes to create an atmospheric and melancholic blend of indie, pop & folk, that reminds us of what makes acts like Efterklang, Menomena and Guillemots so great. Great stuff for the winter, that is coming’’.
– Radio1 Belgium:
“Sometimes it is allowed to play plain pop music, so with this song by Fodiator. A rich layered sound and great story about the longing for the first sunny day of the season, told in just 2.24 minutes.”
– 3voor12 :
“Joris van Ooij, musician behind Fodiator is offering his unpolished music, made on his attic, on the internet….We heard four quiet promising tracks that we hope will appear to hear on EP soon.”
– Elite Muzik:
“I found a new record from Fodiator, an upcoming indie band out of Holland. The record is titled “No Reason”, and sound pretty dam good, give it a listen…”
Do you miss Nirvana? Hot-new awesome release! Straight from Baltimore/USA – Lucian Freud band and “Lucrid” material.
Just listen to “The Gift of the Grubs” or “Covered in Blood”! What a sound! Nirvana comparison is not overblown at all. But it’s not enough to describe what Lucian Freud’s music is. And it’s not fair to try. Netlabel’s discovery of the year so far!
Lucian Freud’s inspirations: Nirvana, Van Halen, Agent Orange, The Cure, Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult, Butthole Surfers, Cop Shoot Cop, Cream, David Bowie, Ryu Umemoto, California X, Dead Kennedys, The Talking Heads, Devo, Archers of Loaf, Dinosaur Jr., Elliot Smith, Failure, Shellac, Pavement, Pixes, The Police, Rush, Sonic Youth, Thin Lizzy, Tony Molina, Trans Am, The Who.
Deftechnixks explores the core of noisy rock music, by stripping it of all non-essentials. All that is left is energetic experimental post-punk clatter featuring unschooled screaming, a drumset consisting of boxes and tins, and an electric guitar with strings crossed. This results in a heap of joyful, noisy rock-bashing in the amateur, passionate spirit characteristic for all underpolen releases.
Запись неизвестного проекта, распавшегося во время записи, катушка с которой была случайно найдена Алексеем Микрюковым (aka King Imagine) под рековым пультом на студии, где работал звукорежиссёром. После чего он её пересвёл и скомпилировал в цельный альбом.
Сама же запись представляет собой классический шугейз в духе My Bloody Valentine, которому очень не хватает вокала.
In December 2015 the commonest comember of Projekt Luty, Stach, visited the Nad Garażem Studio fresh from the British Isles for a joyful recording session. As always the project’s aim is to combine the knowledge and abilities of a person with (some) musical abilities, and the enthusiasm and fresh approach of a person unblemished with musical-theoretical background. And as always, at the crossroads we have an unimitable, undefineable organized chaos galloping through psychedelia, krautrock, punk, post-punk, even ambient and grunge, while keeping its lo-fi and homemade charm.
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.»
Feast your ears! This eagerly-awaited EP is a musical summit in all respects: a meeting of minds returned from remote audio peaks with a knapsack of treasure.
The Canteens fuse their digital experiments with the wiles of ancient folklore, creating a palette that is all their own. Each track is a bittersweet quest, moving from melodic flute ditties to sonic fuzz barrage, from lo-fi tinkering to laser-synth pyrotechnics. These warm-hearted tunes are guided by a firm hand on the tiller, with a daydream nod to the darker shores…
So, lay back and relax on this trans-Europa express and immerse your lobes in a mildly-threatening aural treat!
The title could suggest that this is a debut, [“Jan the first the elder”], but it is far from the truth – this album is JS’s 60th (sixtieth!) release overall and 8th under his own name. But at the same time, after years of refining, meandering and looking for his “own sound”, the sworn-lofi experimental casio rocker claims to finally have achieved the middle ground between all his influences and interests on this one. And although jumping between many styles, it is in fact his most balanced yet – synth-pop, post-punk, shoegaze, chillwave, experimental tendencies leave enough space to breathe for pop sensibilities and epic synths – and as usual DIY spirit ensures that nothing is ever too calculated and lifeless – things constantly move, snap to place, click and keep the sounds flowing organically. And all Jan Strach trademarks are still here, distorted synths, some heavy guitars, some lovely delayed noodlings, romantic strings, odd time signatures, noisy outbursts, curious samples, and plenty of plain weirdness.
Proudly released on July 14th as part of the global Netlabel Day 2016, on the best Polish place for the homemade DIY lofi weirdness, Underpolen Netlabel.
We were waiting for this Depersonalization Syndrome album impatiently! We proudly present “DXM” – 40 minutes of “top-shelve” alternative/synth metal. This group from Pavlodar/Kazakhstan simply rock as hell and will infect you with their crazy sense of humour. They conquered our hearts with “Project Gleenah” single and now coming back with the full album. Just thinking… When we heard something that good and that style and felt this way last time? Only “Toxicity” by System Of A Down crossed our minds.
DEPERSONALIZATION SYNDROME – DXM (2016)
01. Piano Roll (1:30)
02. Hand Roll (4:49)
03. Break Me Down (5:14)
04. Fade Away (3:48)
05. Project Gleenah (3:40)
06. Some Shit (1:12)
07. Never (4:46)
08. Pussy Balls (4:33)
09. Zero (5:44)
10. Love My Hand (5:10)
Total time: 40:26
All music and lyrics written and performed by Depersonalization Syndrome.
Russian Canon is the first CD of the Moscow based Fake Cats Project. The title certainly doesn’t mean our seventeen pieces form the Russian Canon, rather we are in search of it.
We try to avoid Russian cliches, but sometimes play with them. There are no folk songs accompanied by bayan (the Russian Accordion) though you will hear Kiriill Makushin playing bayan. We don’t play typical Russian rock, though Alexey Borisov is a luminary of Russian rock himself, of the bands Nochnoi Prospect and Tsentr. This is not an album of the Russian intelligentsia, singing their sad, simple songs around the kitchen table, though some fragments were recorded by Igor Levshin in Alexey’s kitchen.
Our Russian Canon is not confined to national culture: we use the Turkish saz and Latin percussion. Our electric guitars certainly do not originate from Russia, and Konstantin Sukhan’s trumpet is more akin to Free Jazz rather than any Russian tradition.
Any overlaps with industrial music or krautrock are sometimes coincidental and sometimes deliberate. Since there is a Russian tradition of fierce speculation on philosophy or revolution at the kitchen table, we use for our sound not cast iron rails, but a buffet filled with utensils, bottles, glasses and a trash bin. We’ve also added the creaks of rusty swings, screams, laughter and the songs of ordinary people in the Moscow streets. We include both the sane and insane, because no Russian Canon can go without a touch of insanity.
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