Electronic post rock greatness. We probably all have heard those drawn-out, long, boring post rock extravaganzas with minutes of continuous distorted guitar sound carpets without sense or measure. This not one of those…
Instead, the genre is enriched by upbeat tracks, careful addition of electronic effects and ornamentation. In short: it sounds pretty fresh! Read on for my two representative picks: Continue reading “Antethic –  Ghost Shirt Society”
Crispy, kicking breakbeats is what awaits you in this single on Sostanze Records from Italy. Scuola Benassi in four versions, two of which are remixes by other artists. The song itself is a forward-thrusting floor-filling breakbeat bomb (alliteration allergy, anyone?). My two favourite versions and the obligatory download link follow below. Continue reading “Bebop –  Scuola Benassi Deluxxx Edition”
This joint release from the netlabels Clinical Archives and No Source features Daniel Finfer’s (almost) solo project Ancient Lasers. “Sonically the music sits comfortably somewhere between Nine Inch Nails and the Postal Service” tells us the release notes. Where does this leave us? With shoegazing, stomping, screaming post rock worth a place in my personal annals of music representative for this decade. Continue reading “Ancient Lasers –  You In The Future”
And another release from the (at least for me) elusive netlabel Vulpiano. It specialises in “ambient, electronic, and acoustic”. This album clearly is neither ambient nor acoustic. It is rather a furious electro pop meets Avril Lavigne (at least to my ears) voice. The result is a sweet and catchy blend that stands up to the label’s mission to “offer quality free music”. Here it comes with the same procedure as every post: 2 preview tracks and the download links. Continue reading “Year of the Tiger –  Electric / Make It Work”
Stay Ali are among of my favourite electronic music artists. They virtuously mix dance music with vintage game console sound (chiptunes). I already wrote a review of Vati Vati EP some years ago, which I prefer as my favourite EP.
This release is published at Superbutton, a netlabel that specialise
s in chiptunes and closely related styles. Continue reading “Stay Ali –  If Only Leiner Came Back”
William Wilson that is easy to listen to, but hard to describe. Take some soft alternative Rock, add small drops of Electro, Jazz, Classic at selected spots.
It is released at Lophophora Williams, a young netlabel with five releases since 2010. If you like what you hear here, look into their catalogue! Continue reading “William Wilson –  Summer Holidays and Folk Routine EP”
The UK based netlabel Fwonk finally got me with this clicky, dancy house release by the Bachelor Machines. To me they sound like a younger Justice or a more mature Stay Ali. Stompy beats, chiptune aesthetics and very memorable (not to say catchy) melody lines make me like their Fatal Error. 10 tracks with over 50 minutes duration await you below, together with my recommended track. Continue reading “Bachelor Machines –  Fatal Error”
The Japanese netlabel Bump Foot is a great source for a wide range of free music. His Name Is Radar is a very organic sounding Pop Funk release. Younnat’s other album The Duct, released in 2007 at the same netlabel, is among the Top 10 of most downloaded releases. He also has released some tracks at Kahvi on the album Radiovision. Continue reading “Younnat –  His Name Is Radar”
Merry Christmas! This release doesn’t at all sound like snow flakes or a silent night, but is a furiously vibrant example of a fusion of extremes. Rock guitars, electronic chord clouds, funky bass lines, disco-like beats seamlessly blend together to a very distinct listening experience which casts feelings of euphoria and nostalgia. But just listen yourself to some tracks of this exceptional Bypass netlabel release. Continue reading “Hardstroke –  In Front Of The See Through Eye”
Phew, what a nice electro release! Amish82 remind me heavily of The Knife and Fischerspooner. While this release is very simplistic in construction, the resulting arrangements sound surprisingly rich and danceable. Some kind of “flaw” are the remix version tracks (6-15) while there are only five original tracks. But those five tracks deliver enough quality for many hours of joyful listening. But hear, judge (and download) yourself… Continue reading “Amish82 –  Shovels And Cava”