In Vitro –  Falso Self En Androides EP
Uncompromising hard-hit tech house. Melodic, yet noisy compositions.
Tornfly –  Solar System Federation
Relaxingly spacious, almost ambient trance. Airy synth lines above sparce percussion.
Spiedkiks –  Take Off Your Make Up
Groovy big beat funk, great for upbeat parties.
Chronique –  A Gate to All Secrets
Solid alternative rock. A German band, both German and English lyrics, and broad musical influences: traces of new wave, gothic, and metal can be heard throughout the 11 tracks.
Bluebridge Quartet –  Adjusted for Low Noise Tape EP
Friedemann’s Aquamarin Orchestra would be proud. I discovered this release with the morbid joy of a forensic researcher in the remainings of the discontinued Aerotone netlabel (“Ende.“). Abstract instrumental jazzy tunes are floating mid-air in front of your ears. Skillfull compositions (or improvisations?) showcase the saxophone, percussion, bass and guitar that form this marvelous quartet. […]
The Dada Weatherman –  The Green Waltz
Tender vocals, acoustic guitar. Dada is a talented musician from Paris, gifted with a great voice and sense for the right chords. Equipped with piano, acoustic guitar and occasional percussion, he sings his way through 15 tracks. It seems that he calls himself now Dada & the Weathermen, has released three more acoustic albums on […]
John Harrison with the Wichita State University Chamber Players –  The Four Seasons (Vivaldi)
Take some excellent musician, create a flawless recording of a classical evergreen composition and release the result under a Creative Commons license (BY-SA). Instant win – for all us listeners! The natural sounding mix has a nice, dry room acoustics, a cough once in a while in the background and the earned applause in the […]
Tequila Mockingbird –  Luck and Trouble
Tequila Mockingbird are an alternative rock band from Denver. With their third album, they deliver a grooving example of a studio album with “live sound”, i.e. not sounding overproduced, but fun and natural. The guitar sports juicy riffs, the singer has a strong voice and percussion is well levelled in. Read on for a short […]
Antiquity –  As Much As You Can
Antiquity are a jazzy, bluesy studio combo from Brooklyn. Various professional musicians contributed to this gem of an album that vibrates between genres. Pop, Jazz, Blues, Soul, a little Funk. This only release from 2009 reminds me of Incognito. The two preview tracks were hard to select… so better grab the whole album and find […]
TenPenny Joke –  Ambush On All Sides
TenPenny Joke is/was a rock band from Melbourne, Australia. Ambush On All Sides is their first and so far last album. If features melodic and powerful rock music. Songwriting, vocals, all top-notch. Luckily, they have released their album on Jamendo for us all to find. Listen to my two favourite tracks and then download it […]