Professor Kliq – [2010] Movements EP

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 – [2010] Movements EP”

Iambic² – [2007] Under These Stars, We’ll Sleep Again

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 – [2007] Under These Stars, We’ll Sleep Again”

Per – [2010] Ettertid

This release features timeless, synthy IDM. It was released in 2010 by the Fwonk netlabel. Also checkout Fwonk’s anniversary compilation FWONK*50 (play on ojdb) for an overview of their extensive catalogue. But back to this review: 10 tracks with approximately 50 minutes length hover around a quite neutral mood, similar to Pluxus. Some tracks are slightly upbeat, but most titles won’t make you jump to your feet. Read on for a description of my two favourite tracks and the download link. Continue reading “Per – [2010] Ettertid”

Bachelor Machines – [2011] Fatal Error

The UK based netlabel Fwonk finally got me with this clicky, dancy house release by the Bachelor Machines. To me they sound like a younger Justice or a more mature Stay Ali. Stompy beats, chiptune aesthetics and very memorable (not to say catchy) melody lines make me like their Fatal Error. 10 tracks with over 50 minutes duration await you below, together with my recommended track. Continue reading “Bachelor Machines – [2011] Fatal Error”

Knoxband – [2010] Emerging From The Shadows

50 minutes of pure harmonies. Walls of synthetic chords, structured by spares percussion. Knoxband on diym netlabel is a wonderful example that soundscapes don’t have to sound blurry. If I wanted to describe the album in three words, “musical space journey” would be my best bet. Find previews to my two favourite tracks below. Continue reading “Knoxband – [2010] Emerging From The Shadows”

IlKobra – [2010] Cogito Ergo Beat

This week’s release is unusually hard electronic music by released last year at the Sostanze netlabel. It features monotonic, stomping, pure Breakbeats or Drum & Bass — I’m not so sure about the exact classification. Six tracks with well chosen names like Preludio or Santo Hertz await to thrill your nerves and your neighbours if you are blessed with decently sized speakers. Continue reading “IlKobra – [2010] Cogito Ergo Beat”

stockfinster – [2005] All becomes music

Great ambient shoegaze Electropop like AIR. Hm… that’s stockfinster in a nutshell. What else to write? Of course they don’t sound exactly like them, they seem to have taken up influences by Zero 7, too. They are more difficult to classify as purely easy-listening, a little bit of Trip Hop is in the mix. 10 tracks or 1 hour of great music. This is one of the rare releases in which I usually don’t have to press Next once. Like usual, read on for a preview of my favourite tracks and the download link. Continue reading “stockfinster – [2005] All becomes music”

Khonnor – [2003] Lost Pets

Early CC music smash hit. One of the most-played and -remixed EPs.

Wow. It is impressive what calm synthetic carpets of ambient sounds can achieve. An emotionally dense experience awaits you. Just open your ears and listen to this impressive album by a talented young electronic artist. The album’s tagline “Toward a new electronic romanticism” nails it. While being very calm and ambient, the music is far from boring. Continue reading “Khonnor – [2003] Lost Pets”

Younnat – [2010] His Name Is Radar

The Japanese netlabel Bump Foot is a great source for a wide range of free music. His Name Is Radar is a very organic sounding Pop Funk release. Younnat’s other album The Duct, released in 2007 at the same netlabel, is among the Top 10 of most downloaded releases. He also has released some tracks at Kahvi on the album Radiovision. Continue reading “Younnat – [2010] His Name Is Radar”

Yasahi – [2005] When Earth Fell On The Moon EP

A well mixed one-file EP comes from Yasahi, released at the netlabel Sublogic Corporation, which specializes in electronic dance music. This release is a solid breakbeat breakfast. Five songs with a total playtime of 17 minutes wait to be discovered.

In this case, both download and this preview contain all tracks in a single file. The download also contains a cue file that allows direct access to the individual tracks like the track on an audio CD. Using the program mp3directCut, you can losslessly cut the single release to individual songs. But back to the music: Continue reading “Yasahi – [2005] When Earth Fell On The Moon EP”