mercredi 31 décembre 2014

Cosmic Replicant - Soul of The Universe

From the start you will know what happens. Psybient it will be, and not Psydub. For certain people the distinction between the two is hard to grasp, that is why I grouped these very different styles together, also with the pragmatical view that they both begin with "psy" as do all my favourite musical genres. Still, they are very much not the same in their essence and in what they radiate.

Cosmic Replicant's music is soothing, makes the heart and soul vibrate in harmony, and not only thanks to his subaqueous basslines. Some weird sentences are given here or there, making us recall our place in the universe : small particles of dust whirling in the infinite.

I discovered Cosmic Replicant with his EP Supersensitive that I've also used on one of my mixes, and that is available for free on Ektoplazm.

Come on, it's time to sit down for a while and think about how to save energy by putting some clothes on the house. Happy new year to all of you.

Woops, sorry, totally forgot to put in the download link ! My bad... here it is : download Soul of The Universe by Cosmic Replicant

mercredi 24 décembre 2014

Chris Rubeo - Ships of Sticks and Twine

Here's a little of sublime folk music by Chris Rubeo and his extremely talented orchestra, from New York !

This is the kind of music that will transport you to the wooden cottage of your dreams, with a warm stove in a corner, creamy cheese and crusty bread just waiting to be eaten.

Country kitchen buffet then.

Cheers and merry christmas.

mercredi 17 décembre 2014

X-Ray Zebras - Wooden Electro

I'm quite surprised to see I have not already shared this album on the Mojoblog, really. Discovered by Raph eons ago, Wooden Electro is a masterly crafted blend of electro, funk, and groovy hip-hop. The whole is delightly whirly, with sometimes a little pinch of rock or fusion jazz.

Each track is really delicious to the ears, every little musical detail is carefully hand-picked, and I think I should stop there before my article becomes a commercial for potato chips

An excellent release, no time to waste not listening to it.

And so yes, a zebra with antlers, yes, that says it all.

mercredi 10 décembre 2014

Balmy - Metaverse

Never judge an album based on its first ten seconds. Most people in music stores (note to the future : still not always online in december 2014) would give up after the first measures of Metaverse because they seem so strange and out of place.

I was (and still am) a lover of weird music, so I felt compelled to listen to Balmy's music (whose name was Atmosfear at the time), and was not disappointed at all.

Coming from the ancient timescapes of 2012 and from the dark month of february, Metaverse is to me a well-crafted melting pot of soothing music, weird sounds, and a walk in the streets in the city at night when no one tries to get their hands on you purse.

Old memories already. Time flies.

mercredi 3 décembre 2014

VA - Nibbana

Goa is like chocolate, the more you have, the more you want. Like so many times it is a pack of tracks from various artists, nicely compiled by DJ Tude, celebrating his ten years of being a DJ and presenting his new project, Cosmic Racer (track 5). From the start, track one gives away the general atmosphere. I know, it is not goa at all, it is psytrance, because if goa goes tzingiwingzschw, psytrance goes tagada, and yes, even if I have made the unforgivable blasphemy of grouping the two of them under the tag Goa/Psytrance, they are in fact very different. I am a horrible person, but thus the site is easier to read.

As usual also, I cannot really say that every single track in this compilation is pure delight, genius expressed into sound, but there are enough pulsatronic supersonic tracks to please everyone's ears, I think, I know.

Click on this link to download the album on Ektoplazm (thank you Ektoplazm).