mercredi 28 décembre 2016

LDBK - All School Flavor Vol. 1

If you don't know about yet, it's high time you did ! It's an internet radio that enables you to listen to music from all around the world, but also from different time periods. You can find out what people in Cuba were listening to in the 30's or what those in Kazakhstan are listening to right now.

I discovered the Laid Back netlabel through one of the tracks I heard on the aforementioned radio. Every time I hear something good, I try to find out if there is more and if it is free. There are always new surprises to discover and be baffled by.

So here's a compilation earning its name well, offering tracks from all schools, with a jazzy intro that will lead you to soul, hip-hop, dub, trip-hop, a little bit of everything, as long as it's chillin' grillin'.

Ok now, take a listen, see you soon !

mercredi 21 décembre 2016

Olivaw - Shell

When you begin to discover free music somewhere, expect lots of new aural pearls to be stumbled upon every day. I'm telling you !

After buying the album Forest = WIN, a collaboration between the ChipWIN collective and the russo-norwegian label Forest, I had the opportunity to listen to Olivaw's music. I was expecting good old Chiptune music and was a bit unsettled when instead I heard the sound of retro synthwave, kind of resembling what you can find in Perturbator's music.

You let yourself go and imagine a terrifying futuristic world, men and women like you and me taking up their courage and whatever lies on the ground to rise against the oppression of machines, setting themselves on a quest to blow up the gigantic computer that controls us all.

Retro synthwave yes, but with a personal touch, some electric guitar improvisations that perfect the mix here and there.

So long, have a good listening. And don't forget... They're watching...

mercredi 14 décembre 2016

4mat - Prompt (OST)

4mat is definitely an artist you should know more about.

While I'm not an inconditional fan of everything he produces, I recognize in his music a sense of the 'onirique' category that had been if not forgotten, at least put aside for a while, and that is dreamy music made with chiptunes.

Prompt is a platform game available on Steam that is famous for being really, I mean really difficult. The contrast of this description with 4mat's music is evident when you listen to this small album.

The tracks are all peaceful beings made of bits and pieces of sounds and rhythms. It will engulf you in a sea of bliss and nostalgy.

Well, what's left to do but listen ?

I don't know.

lundi 12 décembre 2016

Max Brannslokker - Spanda

Here, have some nice german techno from Max Brannslokker, otherwise known as Sonopictorial, to whose music I would definitely recommend you took a listen.

Have a great day.

mercredi 7 décembre 2016

Phonophanatic - Boxbeats Vol. 5

If you want to spend a good moment I suggest you take a listen to any of the albums you may find in Phonophanatic Collective's catalog. But for today, let's take a closer look at this one.

A long time has passed since I've discovered this label with Boxbeats Vol. 2. At the time I already sensed that those guys really understood how to make great chillin grillin music.

Based in Leiden, Netherlands, Phonophanatic offers a very large catalog of releases, all of which are free-priced and packed with groovy and chilly beats. All the artists present in this compilation have careers of their own, exclusive albums that you may find on their pages by looking around a bit.

I wish you well on your quest for the truth.