Edgy techno dance music. Berlin artist Addictive is brought to us by the renowned Italian techno netlabel Sostanze Records. 7 tracks, each more than 5 minutes long, speak for themselves: endless beats and slow transitions. Continue reading “The Additive –  The Additive”
Fresh hip hop. I don’t listen to a lot of rap music. In fact, this is the first review to populate the tags hip hop and rap here. This album has it all: opulent instrumental tracks, multiple vocalists, detailed music backdrops. It shows what hip hop can be like: fresh, so fresh… Continue reading “Just Plain Ant –  Dig Deep”
Swedish indie pop. Better late than never for me to join in to praise Garmisch for their excellent third album. Excellent as in professionally recorded and produced, craftily written and solidly executed.
9 7 exceptional tracks await you… Continue reading “Garmisch –  Fishes”
Loopy funk grooves. If you ever wished during a rap song for the rapper to stop talking over the lovely background music, the Bulgarian netlabel Dusted Wax Kingdom is just for you. It specialises in that groovy sound sometimes called instrumental or abstract hip hop. This short 5 track release is an especially funky example of this craft. Continue reading “Skaj Da Waidah –  The Most Epic Chillout Album Ever! (EP)”
Ambient electronic masterpiece. Take soft synthetic sounds, tender percussion and female vocals, mix… two artists that stand well for themselves join forces here to showcase what their styles combined sound like; and I like the result! This release makes for some excellent background music, and this is a compliment. Nothing in this delicious sound composition pulls attention to itself; you subtly start relaxing if you put this on your headphones. Continue reading “Planet Boelex & Lisa’s Antenna –  Little World (remastered)”
This is just a public service announcement concerning an old, 2010 review I wrote about a no longer available DJ mix. I sort of repaired the dead link. Here is the original review with further details: Jenset –  Rockin’ Back My Nights.
A cushion made of bleeps. Instrumental electronic music that makes you think of soft acoustic. Loopy, yet never boring ambient melody patterns make for great background music. As usual, two tracks as a preview after the break: Continue reading “Miltata –  For the Heterotopia”
Instrumental electronic downbeat jams. Oh, my, jeeez! So relaxed, so flowing, yet so rhythmic. It’s hard to describe the dry, yet warm sound of Endlos from Leipzig. The more I can recommend you to lend them you ear for a minute… Continue reading “Endlos –  Kein Grund zufrieden zu sein”
Dreamy acoustic guitar folk pop. While writing this review, I realised that I already have
reviewed a track by The Sleeping Tree back in my review on the 50th release compilation by 12rec. and compared him to Bright Eyes. Like then, melancholic voice and acoustic guitar are enough to create mellow impressions. My two picks after the break… Continue reading “The Sleeping Tree –  Leaves And Roots”
Anthological compilation of radio-ready music from ccMixter. ccMixter is a site like Soundcloud, but much older and – as the name implies – founded around the idea of Creative Commons music and remixing. This compilation has its roots as playlist from a ccMixter developer. It bundles some of the less underground tracks on the platform. I just cite the release notes, followed by my usual two picks: Continue reading “Various Artists –  ccMixter”