Laid-back trip hop with grooves. Where conventional trip hop serves monotonous boredom, Aydio excels with groovy bass lines, atmospheric guitar samples and a blend of vintage and modern soundscapes. 4 tracks or 20 minutes worth of great background music await you. Continue reading “Aydio –  Deltitnu EP”
From April to October 2013, Pinakothek der Moderne had to close for renovation. During that time, a temporary exhibition space called Schaustelle was erected. Here is my take on the construction:
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”
Though this might not sound interesting, but today I made an important step: I switched from using an old, but trusty Flash-based audio player plugin to the current state of the art for embedding audio into HTML: the HTML5 Audio element.
What’s in for you? Finally, the audio tracks can be listened on all mobile devices that usually lack Flash. Together with the new Twenty Fourteen theme, my blog is finally fully enjoyable on the go. More technical details on the transition can be found below: Continue reading “This blog now uses HTML5 for audio”
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”