mercredi 30 décembre 2015

Fellwoods - Wulfram

This album's cover has been my desktop wallpaper for so long... But why the hell didn't I post it here in the first place ?

It is a wrong I'll try to right, today. I love the sound of this album, like a colony of ants where the ants are small but very talented rock bands. This quatuor from Portland, Oregon gives us their own particular blend of psych-rock with a touch of metallic scent and a hint of garage.

Enjoyably nervous, entirely filled with rock'n'roll, Wulfram takes its roots in a strange mystical universe where druids can shapeshift and speak to animals during blood moons, an atmosphere that reminds me of old-school metal albums from the 60's and 70's. Just add some flaming guitar licks and the voice of the lich king's cousin and there you have it.

I'll let you try yourself.

See you around.

mercredi 23 décembre 2015

Vejopatis - Anafielas

Winter is here, and bizarrely with it, the need to chill.

Either you roll yourself in the snow (if you have some, which I guess I don't) or you listen to a good album... And what luck ! I might just have the kind of album chilly people would like ! A treat from Cold Tear Records, a netlabel that wants all that's good for you. Dubby rhythms, slow moving basslines and dreamy synths, all playing together to relax your nerves and allow the brain to rest a bit, not thinking about anything but the snowy peaks, yetis playing cards and other stuff like that...

Get the album by following this link and click on download from if you want the mp3 for free, or buy it on Bandcamp to get the lossless format.

mercredi 16 décembre 2015

B.B. and The Underground Kingz - The Trill is Gone

Through the "Collaborations that never were" project, the producer Amerigo Gazaway create opportunities for living artists to work together with passed away legends of music. The alive meets the dead, the grandchildren play with the grandparents. I already loved and spoke about Fela Soul, the album blending the music of De La Soul and Fela Kuti, and the dyptich The Departure (currently unavailable because of rights issues) and The Return, featuring the sound of Mos Def and Marvin Gaye.

Here is something new, the merging of two musical genres I'd never thought I'd see getting along together so well : blues and hip-hop. Specifically, the music of B.B. King and his legendary guitar Lucille; and The Underground Kingz, Texas rap stars. Here and there you'll find feats from Eric Clapton, Outkast or Ludacris, the whole in a very relaxed bluesy while upbeat atmosphere.

As always available as completely free downloads, the albums produced by Amerigo Gazaway are really worth opening one or two ears wide to listen closely to what they have to offer.

mercredi 9 décembre 2015

Kratos Himself - A Town Called Imaginarium

Here we are again in the vast land of dreams with another talented producer who draws inspiration from visions, waking nights and psychedelic experimentations.

While listening to this album, you really feel that you're entering a town called Imaginarium where everything isn't quite what it seems. Where everything is something more. You just have to lift the veil a little to see all things in a different way.

You can also do so by pressing play.

See you in another dimension.

mercredi 2 décembre 2015

Miori - I Have no Memory of This Place

I regularly have the same waking dream. Waking, because too beautiful to be had while sleeping. In that dream, I find myself staring at a never ending setting sun over a frozen sea. Sometimes I sit on a tree stump, sometimes on a pile of sand, sometimes on a wooden chair, but the atmosphere is still the same, soothing and out of reach.

Some places, some music are able to trigger these dreamy feelings, of a completely soothed soul. Nothing to search for, nothing to worry about. Just bliss. This album from Miori contains this kind of music.

I hope it will make you dream too.