mercredi 26 décembre 2012

Radar Men From The Moon - Echo Forever

During these hard times, when it is cold outside, when the sky is grey and when you've not seen the sun's glittery beard for what seems like years, I want you to know that you are not alone.

I have changed, for the zillionth time in my life, my musical tastes. In fact, it happens once a year, the cycle continues. I usually spend half the year listening to electronic music, chillout, psytrance, electro, anything, until everyone begins to think I am an electronic fascist, destroying all the friendly non-electro parties in the world to quench his horrible thirst for robotic repetitive rhythms and violent outbreaks of bass.

And when this belief is firmly rooted in all the brains touched by my grisly fingers, everything changes. Because then starts the other half of the year, when I want to go back to where I was before then, when I listened to music with instrumental sound, with humans singing, with monstrously distorted guitars and a vibrating sound that reminds me of old times.

And thus, La Mojoteque will embroided itself with more rock, reggae, instrumental music and folk. I cannot really guarantee it, because as I said before, finding good, very good non-electronic music on the web is way harder than the other way round. I still don't really know why. When I do, I'll let you know.

Until then, I'll let you enjoy this nice rock/stoner release I just found. If you like long guitaristic instrumentals with a hint of futuristic fragrance about it, you'll probably end up sated. Because sometimes it is the oldest sounding music that produces images of the farthest future. Bisoulord.

mercredi 19 décembre 2012

Gergaz Netlabel - Beat Garden Compilation

It is weird. Sometimes I begin writing reviews in English, and then I try to translate it the best I can in French, and sometimes it is the opposite. But I end up every time with two different reviews, meaning overall the same things, but still, using different expressions and words. A while ago I wanted to become a translator specialised in books, but I'm still just some guy in a room listening to music, and that is just as well.

But where were we ?

I'm sorry for my weekly ramblings, if I could, I would erase them and start anew (I can, but I won't). What is this ? A compilation of the weirdest music I used to call "Mushtronic" in the early days of La Mojoteque. Distorted, WTFish, but still very much enjoyable. This is clearly not the kind of music you want to put at a party, unless you want to get your ass kicked, or if you manage to gather very strange people, such as silver-skinned root-eating cave-gnomes, at your place. It's up to you.

I feel like I've been listening to this kind of music for a very long time now.

mercredi 12 décembre 2012

Mathias Fekjaer - Growth

Searching for good psydub on bandcamp is not such an easy task. Some labels tend to take all the blanket to their side of the musical bed, and leave independent artists drowning in a flood of small one or two-track releases... for which you have to pay ! This will not stand ! ... I hope so, at least. But here's the good news, I found this album from Mathias Fekjaer that is both great-quality dub and psydub music, and free-priced.

This album has been released on the Gliese 581C Records label, one I have yet to speak about, but it will come in due time. Until then, enjoy this very special day, and this soothing music.

mercredi 5 décembre 2012

Colour - Devine Moments of Truth

Tagadagadagadagada brwhiiii whrii wawawa brwhooo tagada taga brwhoooo dadada brwhiiiii is certainly what you will tell me, and I will indulge this, but just once.

It is also more or less what you will hear if you let this album tell its weird stories, which I can only entice you to do. And you will also tell me "but what the... ? this is psytrance ! where is the glitch, man ? you screwed up again !" but don't you think there is something glitcheous in Colour's music ? The atmosphere, how it sounds, it seems evident to me, there is something fun in there, fun and powerful, the right blend of glitch and psytrance, but the world of electronic music is so big, and the borders are so blurry that we could almost say anything about any subject without ever being completely right or wrong, so what the hell, let's do it.

I wish you a sweet listening, hoping this music will make you dance enough to warm you up in these difficult times. Oh ! I almost forgot but my birthday is coming soon ! I will post something bigger than usual that day, with more albums, more music, iiiiiih I love surprises !!

And to those who would tell me that there are evident drugeous references on my blog, I will answer, bound by the shackles of law, that this is far from being my fault.