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”
Take 80’s Pop, add New Wave à la Poni Hoax, stir and serve on a dimly lit dance floor. That’s a rough verbal description of the début release of The Easton Ellises at Enough Records.
Five distinct songs with catchy riffs and great production are packed into this twenty minute long EP. Read on for a preview of two tracks to get you started. Continue reading “The Easton Ellises –  EP One”
Chamberlain is alternative rock from Italy with a psychedelic or progressive influence. Guitar soli included. They do good old craft, no heavy effects in post-production.
The EP was released Lophora Williams that has published five releases so far, mainly alternative rock. There are reviews in my pipeline for this netlabel. But for now, listen to my two selections from this three track EP at hand. Continue reading “Chamberlain –  Moon In June / Superstition”
Do you know that kind of music that is repetitive, nearly boring but addictive nevertheless? Oneiro follows this recipe and made me an addict. I would classify this release loosely as indie electronica with shoegaze elements. Another way to describe them: the introvert brothers of MGMT. Anyway, their music is addictive background music for calm evenings. Continue reading “Oneiro –  To The Stars”
This week’s review is about great pop music. Take a great voice, add piano and guitar, some percussion, mix it and you get this single release from Happy Puppy Records. This release has only two tracks, but both are worth the preview below. Continue reading “Morgan Sadler –  Go On”
bitbasic releases “playful glitchy electronic music” freely. Very kind of him. Pixel Mixel is still his latest album, released 2010 at rec72, a netlabel based in Cologne, Germany. His music hovers between house, instrumental pop and IDM. This album has eleven tracks, some more silent, some are full of beats. Like usual, I present my two favourite tracks in the following. Continue reading “Bitbasic –  Pixel Mixel”
Professor Kliq is my favourite free dance music composer. Now that his music has made it to Jamendo, whose catalogue now is mirrored on the Internet Archive (yippie!), I’m able to write a proper review for one of his albums here. Movements EP is his roughest album so far, quite similar to Daft Punk vs. Justice. In other words: very danceable. I present my three favourite tracks. Continue reading “Professor Kliq –  Movements EP”
The netlabel diym specialises in exceptional music of all genres. That includes singer/songwriter, pop-rock, post-rock, but also electronica. They have released seven albums and nine compilations so far. Every release is worth your time. Today I’ll present their seventh compilation, the one that I discovered first. Continue reading “Various Artists –  7”
Nine Inch Nails is a industrial rock band with experimental touch. Experimental not only in the musical sense, but also in that they try out new forms of music distribution like giving it away for free. Ghosts I-IV is an improvised 36 track album with anonymous tracks, only grouped in “Ghosts I” to “Ghosts IV”. Slow and silent songs are followed by loud and noisy jams. I picked my three favourite tracks that I feel represent the album pretty well. Continue reading “Nine Inch Nails –  Ghosts I – IV”
Electronic piano ambient. A smash-hit, considering that it is a forerunner for a niche genre with a niche publishing model in 2007.
Laridae is a netlabel mainly focused on Ambient music. Iambic has released two beautifully quiet albums there so far. If you need punchy drums, please don’t go further. Everyone else, find some decent relaxing music. The album is best served in one course, but like usual I highlight my two favourite tracks before handing you over the download link. Continue reading “Iambic² –  Under These Stars, We’ll Sleep Again”