Sundays are for calm. They’re for peace, for catching up, for slowing down. Engaging, and sometimes simply dis-engaging. Sounds that drift from one room to the next, from downstairs to upstairs, along the walls, filling out each and every imaginable space. Sundays are for expanding in all interpretations of the word.
Stuff Gets Bent is the second full-length release from down-tempo/folktronic producer, Blocktreat (Brandon Hoffman). This is an album of bittersweet instrumental soundscapes. Hoffman layered together found sounds, field recordings of living-room bluegrass jams, and occasionally live recorded instruments to create a dynamic, cinematic mosaic of acoustic and electronic textures. (via bandcamp)
One of my most favorite things about the electronic genre – that there are so, so many different facets of it. So many different styles, sounds, you name it that make an artist distinguishable.
André Uhl’s got that dark and eerie touch and his latest remix of Canooooopy’s track, “Meet Me at My Invisible Housing,” displays nothing less. Listen below and if you like what you hear keep posted to PIR▲.MD Records for more info on the rest of the Canooooopy remix album.
Haven’t heard from the people over at Jellyfish Recordings in quite some time now but they’ve finally got some new music to share.
Introduce your ears to Vancouver native, Noble Oak, who simultaneously creates expansive, wonky instrumentals combined with a gritty downtempo style. Grab the first single, “Blue Dream,” before his debut drops on the 16th. I just love this brand of synth-pop, be sure to explore more on your own.
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Another beautiful release from Bad Panda Records. Well done, well done.
The evolution of this entire track is rather stunning. It’s a wonderful soundscape that layers and layers in so many different elements, and completely stays tight and cohesive from the second you hit play to the closing fade. Nice work.
There’s a lot going on with new project FLWRS + Maralisa’s sound.
Exotic female vocals, searing low ends, and downtempo synths – my attention was quickly drawn after first listen. Grab my favorite track off of their debut EP, Muddy Your Feet, below.
Be sure to check out the rest of the EP here.
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I just really, really love this New Zealander’s sound. This is the first track coming off of Biza’s upcoming album, Winter Solace, due out within a month or so. Until then, this free track satisfies completely.
These are the hours I thoroughly enjoy tapewave. Eerie synths, plenty of low ends, and extra chilled vocals.
Check out Porcelain Pale’s latest collection of tracks below and be sure to check out more about the duo here.
I’ve got an expansive taste for music. Some days I can really be into solid indie rock, other days I’m listening to twangy folk. And sometimes, I just can’t get enough trip-hop.
This week’s favored Inbox Submission is from the Swedish musician, Crowsoul. Although I’m not completely sold on the name-choice, I do love his old throwback style of 90′s break scene mixed with fabulous organ tones and sampled drums.
His track “Cooper’s Dream” airs on the slightly spooky, downtempo side, opening up nicely after the 1 minute mark. I like where he’s going and I’ve always got enough room in my iTunes library for genre-breaking tracks like this.
I can’t believe I made myself wait this long to share this album but, Sunday is so absolutely fitting of a day to enjoy the collection of smooth beat-driven tunes I’m about to unleash on your ears. Melodic keys, heavy jazz influences, and a simple yet calming hip-hop beat just make everything about your day of rest that much better.
Hailing from the Ukraine, stay posted to the duo via Soundcloud or their Facebook page. Listen to their clean-cut 14-track release, Daybreak, below.
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