What sticks out while listening to the Listen to my heart EP is the fact that ist creator Mar io has been in the business for a long time and has mastered the skill of combining a range of influences and styles into very atmospheric tunes. After his previous vinyl EP on the Cologne-based label Form & Terra, these seven new tracks seem more like a mini album than your usual EP and embrace the listener with warm and atmospheric melodies, vocals and lots of groove from start to finish. Mar io’s sounds are packed with club music history, ranging from acid house references, emerging through the Zweig remix of the title track, up to flashbacks into the more explicit and direct approach for which 90s club tracks are so much loved these days. However, he always manages to weave such influences into his tracks in the most respectful way, not making it sound like an obvious reach out to the retro-crowd but like a loving reminiscence of the glorious past. Not to forget that with „Shake Your Body (Give It To Me)“ (Electro Mix) Mar io underlines that his latest EP is not only made for the dancefloor, even though this is where it surely will cause elevate levels of serotonine pretty soon.
Spirit Redux is a set of previously unreleased tracks, 1 and 2 were outakes from Spirit Replica, 3 from Hypnos.
Recorded between 2014-2017.
Track 1 recorded at Bedford Hollow.
Track 2 and 3 recorded at Seamonster Sound by Mike Baker.
Linden Pomeroy is a musician and sound artist based in Worthing, West Sussex UK, applying field recordings, tapes, voice and treated guitars into compositions from expansive drones, to delicate ambient ballads.
Released by Pilot Eleven Netlabel (PE19) on 23 March 2019 under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license CC BY-SA 4.0.
Vocal experimentation made on April 14th 2018 with family friends and my parents in the next room.
I make lots of music because living in the Borders is really Boring; creativity is essential for staying awake around here. I’ve been obsessively listening to my music until I don’t like it anymore for roughly 7 years. I’m not sure what I want to do with my life but I do plan on making music for the rest of my days.
Fergus McQueenie (aka Eggshell Goblin).Track 1 is all 3 tracks made available as one file.
It is with great pleasure and eagerness that Recycled Plastics is able to introduce the listening world to Demi Odessa, a talented young man who has managed to create one of the best Summer albums we’ve ever heard. BODY MEMORY is notable not only because it is the first RP release to feature vocals, but because it embodies a beautiful confluence of youthful melancholy, seasonal playfulness, lo-fi charm and incredibly measured restraint. Elements of Demi Odessa can be traced all over the place, from warm tape-decked house music to minimal techno, from 1990’s trip hop records to classical synthpop – it’s all present, natural and unforced. Body Memory sounds easy, accessible and plays to both down and up moods at all the right points, still never letting the curtain pull back so much that we ever get a clear picture of the person behind it.
Keen listeners note: The limited edition CD-R comes with a disc-exclusive bonus track – a Milieu remix of “Don’t” that displaces Odessa’s lonesome vocals into a SAW 85-92 pool of bittersweetness for night-time cough syrup relaxation…
Culture Horn Sound System is a weighty and heavyweight Russian dub sound system from the town of Kremenki in the Kaluga region in Russia. Built in year 2012, it managed to gather at least a dozen of musicians are around it, forming a big musical family from all over Russia. Armed with dubplates from local and international artists produced exclusively for CHSS, their sound is constantly being improved. Culture Horn Sound System plays a very important role in the local sound system culture and scene of Russia, not only playing uncompromising roots reggae and heavyweight steppers, but also releasing their own reggae and dub compositions on vinyl.
On their first release on Dubophonic, Cullture Horn collaborate with Madi Simmons, hailing from the USA and Dubophonic resident artist Med Dred, representing the likkle island of Cyprus. Madi has been performing and recording music for the last 20 years, going through lots of blood, sweat and tears in the music industry. Having toured the Pacific Northwest, Hawaii, California and the Midwest and being just recently voted as BEST MALE INDIE REGGAE ARTIST of 2018, Madi had a lots of ups and downs, nevertheless loving every minute of it and enjoying not following the rules of reggae music (whatever they are).
The EP includes all together 6 tracks: The first one is done ina dubplate style followed by a melodica version by Jahpapu and an uncompromising CHSS-dub. The second one is the title track, followed by a special melodica dubmix by Med Dred and a heavyweight dub by CHSS, demonstrating the uncompromising style of the artists. Culture Horn Sound System is coming to shake your town!
We at blocSonic are thrilled to welcome a terrific talent to the roster… Russian singer Natasha Beller! Produced by Yips, her new album Fairytale is a sultry trip-hop excursion. One that’s sure you’re going to listen to endlessly. Enjoy!
Natasha, thank you for considering blocSonic as home for your terrific new album! It’s at once a fresh sound for us and a great fit. Welcome to the blocSonic fam! Yo, Yips… incredible work!
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!
“Qualquer Arte Derivativa É Melhor Que Arte Nenhuma”
after her first attempt at an album-a-day in late 2016, Cairo Braga decided to revisit it and derive material from it, leading with an english version of the title track and following with a mashup and a bunch of instrumental mixes. what does it mean to derive art from crap art? let’s find out!
this release is part of Netlabel Day 2017, go to netlabelday.com to listen and download from more than 100 free digital music releases.
The release of Happy Singles by Basic Elements marks a couple of firsts for CerebralAudio: the first release from Basic Elements, and the first downtempo release on CerebralAudio. It’s also the second release available in 24bit FLAC encoding.
Basic Elements has produced a set of pieces that are like listening to a great blues singer, in a modern setting. There aren’t any blues vocals or samples used in this release, but it is the mark of a great artist that can transform modern sounds, and carry the essence and spirit of past works into a modern setting.
Happy Singles focuses on relationships, and the pain and hurt they can bring out in people. Those are essentially blues themes. But in the hands of Basic Elements, these come out more as an R&B style, with a modern groove. The title is somewhat ironic, but a true statement about people that are more happy when they are single.
The title “Happy Singles” is also a double-entendre: all of the tracks on this release could be singles. They could be released as single tracks, but they take on a new level of poignancy when listened to as a whole. This is another mark of the magic that Basic Elements brings to this style of music, and something that CerebralAudio is proud to release.
From Veliko was in part, inspired by a recent visit to Veliko Tarnovo (the medieval capital of Bulgaria). Most days I wandered to The Monument Of The Assens. I sat and contemplated the old town across the Yantra river, where the ‘hanging houses’ cling precariously to the steep hillside, some are literally crumbling and sliding towards the river below. This seeming fragility is reflected in both the music & lyrics I composed for this project. ‘’The Road From Veliko’ is also a metaphor for a psychological journey – from the darkness of depression back towards the light.
You almost have to draw breath after the album finished, this listener suddenly realised that he had been holding his, hanging on every note. There is genuine power held in these songs, quiet and drifting as they are; they have an intensity that is bewitching and all encompassing. This is music for the liminal hours, for dawn or dusk, for candlelight. Highly recommended, this album deserves your close attention.
Excerpt of review by Grey Malkin (The Hare & The Moon) for The Active Listener blog.
Susan Matthews is a UK based composer/musician, known for her intense, ambitious, hypnotic harmonies and industrial noise creations.
Composed, performed, and produced by Susan Matthews
Photography and design by Mark Ingram
Denny Wicker is an accountant who just moved to Scarsdale, New York. He thought he found a way to shut up his noisy neighbors but, with the help of eager Phil Laurie, he stumbled upon much more than that.
Recorded in Berkeley, California and Portland, Oregon.
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