I am a huge fan of compilations. And this one from Texas-based electronic music blog, SVNSET WAVES, is extra solid. Check out the inspiration behind the project and be sure to download the 36-track album for free via bandcamp.
Don’t you just love it when when you find an artist on SoundCloud with 10 followers and 1 amazing song? Well so do we! That is why we are very proud to announce the release of RISING TIDΞS vol. 1. Every artist on this album had under 500 followers when I asked them to participate. I think each and every person, duo, or group on this album deserve much more recognition to their fantastic music. 36 artists from 8 different countries all around the world.Here is what these artists have to say about themselves, their song, and what we can look out for from them in the future.
New place, new things, new side of the neighborhood. Today is the start to many things.
But before I can dive into change, I’m traveling South for a quick respite. A break from the ordinary day-to-day here in Philadelphia. Shore lines, lapping waves, and nostalgia all rolled into one. I’m headed to my most beloved vacation spot, chock-full of childhood memories.
So, I’m getting lost. And not via highways, but within myself. And more exclusively, deep in Tycho’searly Summer release, Dive. You should too, happy Sunday.
I am transfixed. I am mesmorized. I usually don’t post this sort of music this early in the day (you know..moods) but wow.
I like the dark grimey undertones in some tracks, the experimental looping in others; the vast diversity is what really grabs hold of my attention. I’m also a big fan of the DIY label based out of FL , Fluorescent Records- the guys responsible for this free compilation featuring 23 tracks and 23 different artists.
The debut track from the Australia act, MTNS, is dark and haunting underneath their calculated and warping chillwave sound. I cannot stop listening to it. Hit play and check out more of what they’re up to here.
I’m not sure about you guys but, it’s been a long week. I’m ready to recharge and start something new, unfortunately that doesn’t happen until I cross a few state lines today. With all of the driving I’ve been on an overload of adding new music to my iTunes and running into Jon Natchez’s solo dual EP, Swaths I &Swaths II, was a fabulous find.
Breaking away from his band, Yellow Ostrich, John embarks on his own journey through ambient sounds and texture. I love when artists go off to test the waters somewhere else and start to experiment. Just like the way his track listings and album art are shown, the music itself is sparse and expansive. There’s a subtle building while Natchez adds another instrument or two to each song, then quickly removing another with no explanation. His only suggestions upon listening;
Track numbers are provided for reference only. These pieces are intended to be heard in a randomly generated sequence, so for maximum enjoyment, play these EPs using shuffle mode or some such setting.
Go on, hit play. And if you like what you hear try to catch him live, he will be going back out on tour this summer with David Byrne and St. Vincent.
The footage is mind-blowing, consisting of vast aerial shots of mountainous ranges along an eerie soundscape. The sepia tone fits perfectly with the tape hiss of the analog recording. I love the barren landscape and the deserted empty feel that Boards of Canadahas set to create for their newest music video and single, “Reach for the Dead.”
Fjall, meaning “mountain” in Icelandic, is Jared Smith’s newest album release through Luxembourg’s indie label, Own Records.
Calming, loosely constructed yet deeply emotive – this ambient album is exactly right up my alley. Formerly known as Smyth, Jared creates beautiful soundscapes that capture the clinking of dishes, distant conversations, and other micro aspects of daily life that sound wonderful under spacious electronic tones.
Released this past week, listen to Fjall in its entirety below and be sure to grab the limited edition white vinyl version here.