mercredi 25 mai 2016

Diligent Fingers & B3NBi - Smoke in The Jazz Lounge

Welcome in that smoky jazz lounge. What does jazz music means in one word for you ? That's what is going to be talked about here. A shy guy on the stage suggests we take the time to listen to a bunch of jazzy hip-hop tracks. And I say we give it a go. Let's listen, let's talk, let's enjoy.

A whole atmosphere is created. It smells like cigars, whiskey and the streets. Pour yourself a glass. It's on the house.

mercredi 18 mai 2016

Kratos Himself - An Imaginarium Remixed

Before going forward and exploring the rest of his discography in articles to come, I suggest we take a close look on this remix album, that is more or less a follow-up to "A Town Called Imaginarium" and the last part of his "Imagination" series, which I shared (and discovered) only recently.

Inside we find strange and mysterious atmospheres, deep layers of dream-woven soundwaves and ghostly voices.

Five of these tracks are new and, I guess, should have been on the original album. The other four are remixes made by artists both obscure and exceptionally gifted in the art of taking musical notes and making them whirl in the air like again and again.

To be listened in complete tranquility.

mercredi 11 mai 2016

PERTURBATOR - I am The Night

Eighties retro electronic vintage synths. It's actually pretty easy to describe this album just by writing the tags it's labelled with on Bandcamp. Do you remember the eighties and nineties ? Where synthesizers ruled the world as omniscient masters, day and night ? But especially night. Well, me neither, but I guess it pretty much resembled the atmosphere distilled through Perturbator's "I am The Night".

This producer from Paris executes a pretty amazing revival of old-school synthwave music. You'll get what you see on the cover, and the intro will do its job finely, introduce you to a dark, violent and futuristic world.

I can but recommend every single one of his albums. They all radiate with that particular atmosphere that reminds me of Iron Maiden's "Somewhere in Time".

See you in hel... hrm, I mean, the future.

mercredi 4 mai 2016

101 - Music

101 is in my opinion the artist that represents best the free underground presence of the Braindance style.

Changing between frenetic rhythms and old-school synths reminiscing of the short-lived glory of the Dance music of the 80's and 90's, this album lifts us up in the air, then plunges us down into the earth, near the lava core of the planet, then makes us soar up again to the flying cities of the future that we all have seen somewhere in a waking dream.

Like all the albums out at Cold Tear Records, you may buy it on their Bandcamp to get the high-quality lossless format, or download it in .mp3 via the "" link on the page featuring the album. Your choice. I bought it to show support to one of my favourite artists in the electronic music world.