mercredi 27 mai 2015

Totem Provoc - Totem Provoc

When I discovered this album, I thought it was going to be some kind of unbearable french punk-rock, but it is fact a band hailing from Brazil that produces a blend of hard electro-rock with sometimes a little punkish aspect. The whole resembles a mix between PERTURBATOR and fast-paced hard rock that can be (gently) agressive sometimes.

There is very few info on their page, and their latest album was released back in 2013 but, well, you never know with music. The flame might just burn again sometimes. I'm keeping myself up to date and I'll keep you posted.

Until then, it's time to press play. See you !

mardi 26 mai 2015

Kognitif - Soul Food

I have been honored with the opportunity to listen and download the brand new album from Kognitif in avant-première. I felt a genuine pleasure which has shaken my transdimensional ego. Then I listened to the album in question, which is just out of the oven today as you are reading this.

Okay so, for those who already know Kognitif and his music a bit, believe me when I say you won't be disappointed. For those who don't, prepare a little space in your top five for one of the best albums of the year.

Inventive, joyful, it's still the groovy trip-hop of before, sometimes catchy and dancefloor-friendly. Sometimes more downtempo, with multiple influences, a little less melancholic and deep than its two predecessors, if they really must be compared. While you're at it you can also listen (or listen again) to  Monometric and My Space World, two jewels of contemporary trip-hop.

Soul food is proof (if any was needed) that free music has still years and years of existence ahead of itself. Where else would you find a 15-tracks album with a constant quality, without fillers, no bullshit, no flaws, for a price that you can name ?

Ladies and gentlemen, artists, producers, fans and managers, please continue sending me music in direct multilobe cerebral perfusion and I will very gladly tell you what I think about it in a lenghty article, and share it with the greatest number of people I can.

mercredi 20 mai 2015

Tetrafusion - Horizons

Proof that there is always more good progressive metal to find on the web, and that it is even free sometimes, Tetrafusion gives us a taste of their sound with this EP where influences from the great names of the genre are palpable, with a touch of originality, guitar-screaming solos, alternation between fast and slow rhythms, between major and minor chords, ... Well, maybe I'm going a little too far.

As ever, an excellent album (yes I'm also doing my own promo on my own blog), long for an EP but that is for the best ! You just have to press play now, and I will go search their music for more.

Good listening !

mercredi 13 mai 2015

Murmures Barbares - Murmures Barbares

De kleine Kornzor said to me there was a small hip-hop gig in Brussels that night, guys from Switzerland. I couldn't stay very long but still had the time to appreciate the music, and was instantly hooked. A french spoken hip-hop with poetic lyrics sometimes hard, sometimes gloomy, well I guess you'd have to understand French. But the music in itself is also excellent. Electronic melodies, groovy beats and samples from another time. A music that will please rap lovers. And I had for once the opportunity to buy a free-priced album in physical format.

And they are even better live. If you get the chance to see them on a small stage, where hip-hop renders best, do not hesitate to go.

And I used to never listen to "french" rap...

mercredi 6 mai 2015

Lunar Dawn - Kolovrat

Ektoplazm is such a great place for weird people who love music genres beginning with "psy" in general. You just have to listen to a few tracks on one or two albums to find some precious jewels.

Lunar Dawn takes inspiration in the traditional slavic folklore to produce goa music that wigglewaggles and makes your brain vibrate and your neurons chant. It feels good, it moves fast, it laserizes. Well, it's good for you.

The cosmic ballet is in place. Download the album on Ektoplazm by following this link.