mercredi 28 novembre 2012

Slightly Stoopid - 2013 Sampler

This is an old one, from my perspective at least. Covered with dust, and it certainly had its share of powdered molded wall and bleach. I used to listen to this release a lot during a certain period of my life. Weird, it is very recent, but it seems to me to be light-years from here. And if someone comes and tries to teach me that light-years are a measure of distance and not of time, I will tell them that they are perfectly right, but that I'm using this measure to give an idea of far far away. It's been so long I even wonder if this album is still free, let me check... No problem, 100% free.

So what was I saying, ah yes, there is a little bit of everything in there, reggae, rock and what not, played by various artists (as you may have guessed) who preferred keeping their identity secret. Most of it is reggae... could it be that I am opening my soul to this kind of music ? A music I have hated for so long, but certainly not for the right reasons. Who knows ? Maybe there will be a noisecore section on the blog later ? Well, not now, don't worry (I'm talking to myself).

See you, peace and love, youpi.

mercredi 21 novembre 2012

Mixes from Tobias Bassline

Ever had the feeling that some people get too much free time ? Well, me too. They spend all day making music and searching for more, stitching some to others to make big chunks of ear-pounding goodness, absolutely disgusting... but there's a bright side so we won't complain too much, or at least not too loud. Tobias Bassline, or TB, is one of these people. I am jealous of his Youtube channel and have no shame of saying it out loud. It is clear, clean and tidy, full of ambient, downtempo, psytrance, techno and psybient playlists and mixes... When I see that, well... I think it's time for me to tidy my own channel up a bit, so that human eyes can find their way through it. I'm going to give it a stab soon, but not now, because I still have a chair to burn (it's hurting my back so bad right now).

Take your time to stroll around. TB's mixes are high-quality music and always have a tracklist for the most curious of us. Listen to them online, and then you can usually find a download link in the description on Youtube or Mixcloud. Bon appétit to your ears !

Edit : This post was made unavailable after I found out his channel had disappeared. But while following him on Mixcloud, I saw he created a new one that you can find here. Check also his Mixcloud, which has even more mixes to listen to.

Here's a preview of what is to come : 

mercredi 14 novembre 2012

Dr Nigel - Downtempo Dubs

Let us take a moment to observe an artist that goes by the pseudonym of Dr Nigel. You will certainly ask why, why would we take a few of the precious minutes we are given by unknown forces coming from dark space, and give them to someone we never met. The answer is simple, but I will refrain myself from becoming a fanboy, this occurs too often these days around. Dr Nigel is a skilled musician bearing a deeply-crafted sound and giving it for free to our human eardrums. Already six albums and all of them are free-priced. I will not lie, I only listened to this one for the moment, but I hope it is highly representative of the rest.

Smells like groove and relaxation on a magneticotransformational long chair, it eases the nerves, plays with our senses and ravish everything in us that craves music. I will now leave all the pleasure of listening to you. Someone bless I don't know what.

mercredi 7 novembre 2012

Joel Robert Melton - Ghost

Melancholia here we come. But not your typical brand of melancholia, no, this is an upgraded version of long lost memories and dreams, with special options such as beautiful landscapes, old photographs and tranquility of the soul.

Through slow well-crafted instrumentals and hypnotic vocals Joel Robert Melton... (I don't want to say "takes us on a journey", it's getting old) leaves our brains, well... mine at least, free of its daily petty whining. This is typically the kind of music I like to listen to when autumn comes, a walk through the orange yellowish woods, here you go.