Thursday, December 22, 2011

Jacaszek - Glimmer (2011)

Glimmer is a beautifully dark eerie composition by polish electroacoustic musician Michael Jacaszek. The ebbs and flows of this recording are very serene with ambient textures closely related to Murcof or Fennesz. what is essentially classical instrumentation such as Harpsichord or my favourite, Bass Clarinet. the digital edits are very emotional and visual. Fans of Kaada will very much love this album.


1. Goldengrove
2. Dare-gale
3. Pod Światło
4. Evening Strains to be Time's Vast
5. Seidene Stille
6. What Wind-Walks Up Above!
7. Even Not Within Seeing of The Sun
8. As Each Tucked String Tells
9. Windhover

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble - Mr. Machine (2011)

The extremely interesting sounds found on this recording are completely acoustic except for the occasional Moog or keys, Its sounds like German minimal techno but nothing is sequenced or sampled. Think of it as chamber dance music. It is sharp, surreal and fucking tight. From looking some of their live clips they've been able to get dance music in theatres to seating crowds of oldies. Hmmm? come to think of it. my mum would love this.

1. Mr. Machine
2. Bop
3. Pretend
4. You Make Me Real
5. Mi Corazon
6. On Powered Ground (Mixed Lines)
7. Teufelsreiter
8. 606 'N' Rock 'N' Roll

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Beach Boys - Smiley Smile (1967)

This one is a little treat for all. The Beach Boys 67 release Smiley smile has got to be one of my favorite albums they released. Its goofy, psychedelic, and the harmonies is something you don't hear in music these days, Yes the fleet foxes can suck a fuck. Get your boogaloo on!

1. Heroes And Villains
2. Vegetables
3. Fall Breaks and Back to Winter (Woody Woodpecker Symphony)
4. She's Goin' Bald
5. Little Pad
6. Good Vibrations
7. With Me Tonight
8. Wind Chimes
9. Gettin' Hungry
10. Wonderful
11. Whistle In

Monday, December 5, 2011

Crone - Endless Midnight (2011)

Third post in one day! Crone is the one man band of Jeff Caxide, bass player for ISIS, Red Sparrows. Endless Midnight is recorded by ISIS drummer Aaron Harris who guest appears along side Cliff Meyer (ISIS, Red Sparrows) and Aaron Turner (ISIS, Old Man Gloom, Mamiffer) who also did the artwork/layout. seems like these guys like to keep it in the family. Endless Midnight is a soundscape of droned out guitars and keys with Jeff's signature bass tone being very apparent. The whole albums swoons upwards into a crescendo somewhat similar to ISIS but is far from the metal side of things. 

1. What You Dream Of
2. Ghost City
3. The Silver Hammer
4. Cellar Holes From A lifetime Ago
5. Endless Midnight

Andy Scott - We stay together EP (2011)

Eerie dark techno that sounds more like the rotting corpse of clubbers past. Andy Scotts music drudges along at such a slow pitched down pace it makes you skin crawl. Im not one to listen to much dance music anymore, those days are very much past me. but every now and then something will creep up and squeeze out the very last little drop of the little 4x4 stomping monster inside of me. Maybe its because this recording is more down the line of atmospheric electronic doom then strait out techno that i makes me actually enjoy it.