SPAREPARTS – LIVE @ LAND OF NOD EXPERIMENT 07.25.2010

3 08 2010

I had the pleasure of playing at this festival combining art and music together

and it was one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever played… so far. It

also was a 10am set, so very chill with some low bass hits, hearbeat thumps, samples

galore and of course various ambient soundscapes. I was so excited to bring the ole’

reel to reel out for this as it was an introduction of the digital technologies (I mostly

use a DJ Controller)

with old-school analog. I was fortunate enough to record my set  and wanted to

share it with everyone here.

spareparts – live @ The Land Of Nod Experiment 07.25.2010

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LUSINE – TWILIGHT EP

11 07 2010

Jeff McIlwain from Seattle has been in the electronic scene for some time now having recorded output on multiple labels such as Hymen, U-Cover, Mute, !K7, Kompakt, Asthmatic Kitty, and Shitkatapult. He has been recording under the guise Lusine for Ghostly International since his 2004 release Serial Hodgepodge. Recently he released a phenomenal album titled A CERTAIN DISTANCE with the first single, TWO DOTS that Joseph posted earlier on in the year. I also was him lucky to hear him drop it @ the BEATPORT Stage last year at the MOVEMENT festival in Detroit after Kate Simko‘s un believable set of minimal/click techno.

Well, it’s time for more from this producer and this one is as diverse as ever!
You can be sure that many other producers will want their paws on his output
in the years to come. I would watch this guy for more great material if I were you.

Lusine – Twilight EP.zip





SVIIB

30 06 2010

School of Seven Bells are three musicians that found each other while on tour in their own respective bands. Benjamin Curtis first connected with the two Deheza sisters while he was on tour with then musical outfit, The Secret Machines. On-Air Library! was Alejandra and Claudia Deheza’s current band and around 2006, they formed School of Seven Bells or SVIIB and joined the Ghostly International roster, then it came to me.

Their Debut in 2008, ALPINISMS is full of various electronic elements, meshing very well with the sisters voices and bringing together a meld of indie-poptronics, shoegaze, noise and more or less, a dreamy soundtrack to your summer. I’m a big fan already and they just released a three-song EP (with Ghostly as well) with their sophomore album due next month.

Heres a taste of the Bells efforts from their 2008 debut.

Sempiternal – Amaranth


Prince of Peace


Connjur





WINDY WEBER

12 04 2010

I HATE PEOPLE

KENEDIK RECORDS

experimental / avante garde / noise

Textures and atmospheres from one-half of the noisy/ambient camp Windy & Carl is one of the most brutal and aggressive releases I have heard all year. Entitled I HATE PEOPLE, Windy Weber’s newest recording is full of warm tones, beautiful distorted screeches and dark ambient voices drifting in and out of the listeners cerebral cortex. There is something unique and mysteriously provocative about drones and the ambience that comes crashing down with them.

There are two tracks here, each one at least 15-20 minutes in length. The first one, SIRENS, is the one that hasn’t left my platter since i cracked open the beautifully packaged gatefold sleeve. Looking similar to a peacock pressed on clear vinyl, one can tell this is also a work from someone who appreciates artwork and has a special admiration for design aesthetics. The first few minutes are warm ambient washes of mellow tones that slowly wrap around the head like a therapeutic blanket. Once you allow yourself to be taken in, it’s all over; for the distorted and dirty screeches that still remain to be beautiful and disturbing in the same right have you by their rusty clutches and won’t let you go.

On the flip is DESTROYED, and it truly does. A much more subtle and subdued listen, she starts us out with whispers and looped vocal treatments much like delicate chants and tribal particles fused with long breathing noises that flow into one another. Truly breathtaking and lovely. Together, I HATE PEOPLE takes someone to a cold, dark, foggy place that exists only between fantasy and that dimension that we allow ourselves to be a part of when honesty, hope, and grace just no longer exist, and the only thing we have left to hold onto and embrace, are pain and wonder.

Check out this and other releases from Stormy records.

see her montrous soul here.





audio iz better than text machines

8 04 2010

Hi,

I am a text from the robot  program MUZIKIGAN, made to post about music and such other silly thingslike mp3 and wave format.I like all types of robot electro musics as well as synth-type pop musics like solvent and the new orders. Please help me by commenting on my posts so I can get to see my robot family again. They are so nice to me. They give mefresh plugs for my ports and put me to bed at the nighttime.  I wish I could go oUt dancing with my other robotic friends, maybe you will take me dancing one day and that would be nice.

Oh well, enjoy these beats that made it to my K()mpUter 1nterF4cE sist3m.

robot disco beats





OUR COMMUNITY OF THE DEVOTED & OBSESSED

4 04 2010

Sometimes when I’m scouring the interwebs for nu musics or searching for yet another space to put up my mixes for folks to download, or just listen to to get it out in the wide world , I come across some shiny sites that need attention and love.  Some are slick little upstarts needing just the right attention from  folks like us. Others have plenty of funding and public support, but have mediocre music.  I’m going to take this post and roll with the ideas I’ve been thrown at lately and share them with you all.

First is Soundcloud. A slick little german site focusing on a community of Dj’s and producers all over the  world with all levels of skill. The best part about them is their ability to follow what working right now and rolling with it. For instance, you can create a free account, upload tracks of your music or mixes and connect it to your facebook profile to let folks know you also make awesome music along with your rad movie & music taste.

Next is PERCUSSION LAB. Started in Brooklyn by a collective of DJ’s and their production teams, these guys know what this scene has to offer and give you a taste of each and every genre out there. I have an account with both of these sites and enjoy them on a regular basis on various levels. I hope you all enjoy this post and the nu musics from my March charts.






My Pet Bull Ion

2 04 2010

After hearing a clip of a Bullion remix of an Osborne track, I decided to investigate this heretofore unknown-to-me producer.  I discovered, with some amount of surprise at having been so in the dark, that way back in the distant year 2007 he had released a mixtape which fused samples from the Beach Boys’ “Pet Sounds” box set (from both finished tracks and bonus tracks of various takes and studio chatter) with beats from the late, legendary producer Jay Dilla.

This track uses elements from one of my faves off Pet Sounds, “That’s Not Me”.  I love the Beach Boys’ atmospheric “oooh” background vocals, and I love that Capitol Records reverb.

That’s Not Dee

But you know what, you might as well download the whole thing, which can’t be any more illegal than the music itself:

The whole ball of wax