Exceptionally varied compilation of experimental to conventional electronica from Phonocake.
It’s hard to talk about a release who’s name you cannot pronounce, and more genres included than I possibly could fit into this tiny review. Ranging from art pieces that you would expect screening in an avant-garde museum opening. The comparison is fitting, as this whole release is a nice marker for the state of Creative Commons music in the late 2000’s on both ends of the creative spectrum.
Continue reading “Various Artists –  月餅”
Soothing ambient glitch hop. Skilfully crafted sound textures that excite your ears and calm your mind.
Welcome back to the present (releases of 2019, that is)! This week’s review does not come from my well-fed queue, but instead has been freshly caught. Artist Aevio mixes organic field recordings and synthetic music. The result is not strictly ambient, but calm enough for casual listening.
Continue reading “Aevio –  Bioluminescence”
(Past) owners of a 8 or 16 bit gaming console can apply here for a shower of fond memories.
This album has seen the light of day on an artist collective’s account named Gluteus Maximus, from Sweden.
Continue reading “Bazooka Circus –  Elephant”
It strongly reminds me of Hardstroke‘s electro-synth sound, but has its own edge by adding more 8-bit bleeps to the mix. Heavy pop nostalgia ahead!
Trippy synthwave techno ambience. Slightly experimental, yet thoroughly enjoyable as upbeat background music.
Minimal, vowel-free netlabel MNMN Records pumps out a steady stream of diverse, slighly experimental music. This item with catalogue number 483 surfs on the edge between synth wave and glitchy ambient. 9 tracks, each longer than six minutes, make for a pretty spaced up ambience. Continue reading “Erugo Purakushi –  SPARK”
Pop master of glitch. Jazzy electronica, made from scrambled samples and lots of groove.
Ever heard of the genre “drill & bass”? No? Me neither. Imagine a DJ aiming for dance music, but only equipped with 90’s Disco/Pop/Funk/Techno tapes, a pair of scissors (blunt) and a synthesizer. Yes, the result might take more than the first listening to appreciate, but the sheer amount of funk, groove and rhythm that oozes out of every track is great! Let me show you what I mean by listening to these three tracks: Continue reading “BitBasic –  Sprinkling Rainbows”
Juicy electronica bleeps. Sound like fresh orange juice, familiar yet fresh.
This review is a friendly reminder to myself to go through Bump Foot‘s back catalogue more often to fish for classic netlabel gems. If you are into friendly electronica, you might consider going for a hunt there for yourself. But back to today’s catch: Continue reading “Mikk Rebane –  Deviations”
Raw and strong IDM. Uncompromising electronica, straight like the pixel’y album art.
Sometimes eerie, sometimes odd, this release at times sounds. Other tracks are clearly aimed at the dance floor. But all in all, this is quite a gem. Don’t let the edge intros distract you from the quite danceable core this IDM release is. Continue reading “Push Against New Fakes –  Any Color You Can’t See”
Playful electronica. Synth pads and drums fight against bad weather.
Netlabel Phonocake is a constant source of slightly quirky, but always fun electronic sounds. This album by US artist transient is no exception: happy bleeps and upbeet rhythms fight for (mental) good weather. The full album has 7 tracks, like usual I present 2 noteworthy samples… Continue reading “beat.dowsing –  trigger.melodies”
Glitch-craft ambient. Beautiful electro sound, aiming at the space between C148’s Minecraft and soft, minimal synth quirkiness.
More than a year after I received this public review suggestion on my blog’s About page, I finally got into the right mood for reviewing this quiet gem. If you search for uplifting power pop music, stop right here! If you seek a calm and subtle delight, read on. Continue reading “Golden Grey –  Awaken the Wolf”
Trippy glitch electronica. This album leans more towards the experimental side. It might need some time to be heard in total. But it might yield some exceptional moments in return. I better let the artist explain:
All of the other songs are from personal experiences both good and bad and the making of this album is the process I turned to, to help me deal with them. It’s my hope that perhaps someone having had a similar experiences, might identify with one of the songs and perhaps find comfort in that process.
Continue reading “Candlegravity –  Junpei”