jeudi 30 octobre 2014

My Kind of Karma - Sweet, Wild Life

What I like in free music is that you sometimes come across artists who could easily lead a successful international carreer, but prefer to begin slowly with self-produced free music. My Kind of Karma is just like that. You can almost hear their music coming from the radio station on a sunday afternoon, a sweet folk that sometimes crosses with reggae on Shoot Your Man and Disrespect, bits of banjo and ukulele, and wild life.

Press play.

mercredi 29 octobre 2014


Sometimes you just wander here or there and stumble by chance on something made of pure genius. By you I mean me, and by something made of pure genius I mean MONOMETRIC by KOGNITIF. Yes I am yelling a bit, but that is just to be sure that you understand the exceptional artist hiding behind this seemingly simple name. Juicy trip-hop, intelligent rhythmics and little surprising musical details. Coming from the far away land of France, KOGNITIF puts everything you need to tickle the musical cortex lobe (no pun intended) of your friends. I did, lots of times, and it worked perfectly.

I also decided to put lots of new tags on the blog. That will get things altogether more complex and simpler. The connoisseurs will be able to get where they want faster, and there will still be more general terms for the others.

Cheers and hear you next time.

jeudi 23 octobre 2014

Swallows Fly Low - Only Now

Here's a little treat for the ears, something a bit cavernimal, strange, but to which I could listen in any circmumstances. Swallows Fly Low, because it's going to rain, delivers a small EP full of beautiful dreamy atmospheres, long halls at the end of which you can see the sun setting endlessly, and weird noises sprinkled here and there. This is really the kind of music I allow myself to categorise with a question mark, because it is really from another world

I'm coming back to the ancient layout for a bit, because I saw the new one did not look so good on the Facebook page, although it is way more practical for me. Well, I'll go back to it sooner or later.

vendredi 17 octobre 2014

Acid Cosmonaut Records

This is for all the stoner and heavy-psych lovers out there. Do you know about Acid Cosmonaut Records yet ? If not, here's what is to be known, it is an italien label created by Luca and Stefano, both very fond of everything psych and stoner, and luckily, they have both ! 

Started in 2011, their project is designed to promote the unsigned bands that they like and make their music available to all the psychedelic audience, to make their "small" contribution to the world of webzines, bands and labels that decided to avoid the mainstream media and commercial music. 

Of course every release they have in their catalog is free-priced, else I wouldn't be writing this. I already shared two of them : Manthra Dei and Dust Storm Warning, very good albums in their own particular styles. And I will share more, because I'm receiving all their updates by email, full of heavy psych goodness, because I too want to promote underground bands, even if this is only a virtual platform.

Here are some links that you will find interesting : 

Good listening !

samedi 11 octobre 2014

VA - Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 3

8bit ! Glory be to the pixellated heavens ! Those guys from Chiptune = WIN just won't stop, and I won't prevent them to do so. So here it is, 51 tracks of pure bouncy square beats coming from afar and of old.

Tons of styles are represented, fast, slow, mid, you name it. I only have ONE thing to say, and that is about the choice of the first track of the compilation, my god it contains LYRICS !!! And that is a terrible blasphemy in the pixel world (according to me, that is,as you're free to think, I hope). I think it gives a false first impression of the whole thing. Even I almost put it away because I thought "what the hell ? Is that their new thing ?". But it's only one track over 51 so I tried anyway, and was not disappointed ! It's only ultimate power 8bit music. You just have to press play to see if I'm telling the truth. By the way is anyone on for a Megaman speedrun ?

jeudi 9 octobre 2014

Huron - Pictures From The Past

There are a lot of interesting things to find and hear at Crazy Language Netlabel, after Astravel by Sk'p, here's Huron, with a long and subterranean album, raising strange ghostly atmospheres from the past to make us shiver in the present. I picture myself entering an ancient electronic xenotemple hidden in the arctic ice while listening to this music. And while I'm at it, you should definitely go take a listen at all the CL catalog, everything is free, and very... well, experimental.

dimanche 5 octobre 2014

News - Back on the saddle !

Just as this article's title suggest, I'm back on the saddle ! Just a few words though.

I'm following a formation at the moment, so I don't have as much time as before to find music and write about it, so there won't be always one album per week. Sometimes one, sometimes none, sometimes two. I'll write when I have the time, the material, and a prolonged access to the Internet, but I'll sure as hell continue sharing music until I die !

Cheers to you all and especially those sharing, giving, naming prices, and to all of the musicians who decided to make this kind of project possible by escaping the world of sold music. Thank you.