Acoustic landscape paintings. 4 variations on their themes, smooth and cold, yet warm at the same time.
I seem to be in an ambient review mood lately. So let me make the most of it and bring you yet another rather old gem of the good old days of the genre.
Where other ambient artists fall into the trap of simply sounding dull and repetitive, Motionfield adds just enough progression to keep the soothing tracks interesting.
Continue reading “Motionfield –  Music for Pictures”
Lavish dance tracks. Old-school underground house from the ’00s.
Not much is written online about netlabel Bevlar, that has published music from 2004 to 2007. If you like the following tracks, it might be worth for you to hunt through their back catalogue of about three dozen releases. Or just wait for me to review my favourite releases in time… Continue reading “Various Artists –  We Are Bevlar 2”
Rough indie rock & roll. Simple, straight-up songs without bells & whistles, but with guitar & drums.
Electronic music is rather easy to find online. Good, honest and analogue music is much harder to find. Therefore, it’s great to even find cool, classic rock & roll music. This 4-track EP sounds much older than it is. (Yes, this was a compliment.) Continue reading “The Dots –  The Dots”
Netlabels come and go, artists stay. This gem of a release was originally released at now defunct label Candy Mind. Its site is offline, domain gone, yet thanks to archives, we can still enjoy its original releases. In this case, though, the artist has salvaged their releases on BandCamp (and added many more over the last years). It contains 8 quirky, yet highly musical tracks: Continue reading “Psilodump –  The Night I Lost You All You All”
Radio-compatible guitar pop rock. Three relaxed songs from Sweden.
The guitar chords come easily with this release, as well as the snares and drums. The arrangements don’t win prizes for originality, yet are crafted with such care that you can even forgive them with opening with the played-to-death four-chord progression. But judge for yourself whether this is for you. Continue reading “Emerald Park –  Reality Bites EP”
Simple dancefloor loops. Not winning awards for subtlety, this EP knows how to create catchy loops.
Dedicated to a solid bassline, catchy rhythm and tunes, this release by Mexican house producer Galavis, originally released at the now (seemingly) inactive Konfort netlabel, does not rely on window dressing. No chord progressions, no overwhelming sound effects. Instead, the music focuses on the key ingredients of the genre. Continue reading “Galavis –  Not Enough”
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”
Essential IDM remix album. Timeless classic with carefully produced soundscapes.
This week’s release comes from the netlabel Sutemos. It features experimental ambient electronic music. This remix album contains several versions of some very good songs; overall, the sound is calm, blended with long-stretched instrumental samples. Well produced vocals with whispered voices seem to be the label’s signature move. Continue reading “Leon Somov, Jazzu –  Offline Remixed”