mercredi 29 mars 2017

VA - Chiptunes From Russia

Come in, come in ! You can trust the cover, this collection of 8-bit tracks is every bit as good as the cover puts across: jumpy, tournifly, rhythmed, electrifying.

Another good find at our good russo-norwegian friends at Forest which get together newcomers and old buccanneers of the (almost) pure soundwave to take us far into unknown territories, full of pixels, of colours.

Only good stuff here (so far, I'm listening to it right now, same as you). It makes me want to go and play Gameboy in front of the Saint-Basil Cathedral...

mercredi 22 mars 2017

Lexi & the Cheap Disaster - Ram Son

I don't even know where this music comes from, but I was enthralled from the beginning by the cover and its very videogamey feeling. It feels like following the epic adventures of a young hero, orphaned as a kid and raised by rams in mysterious moutain.

The talent of Alex Mauer, Cheap Dinosaurs and Disasterpeace fuse into one collection of very short tracks following each other like small electronic gnomes heading for the memory mine to dig up some diamonds.

If this comes from a video game at all, I must get it as soon as possible.

mercredi 15 mars 2017

Romo - Meow

Raw emotion and sentimentality, childlike joy and heavy bass. I guess you do not need much more to define this release by Romo, who had previously ravished our ears with 'Chase The Universe' in collaboration with Sincjack, another talented beatmaker and producer.

Samples taken from video games of which I am still quite fond, sweet and bumpy melodies, but also a surprising guitar interlude, Meow is a short but welcomed dose of good sound I'm having trouble categorising.

See you next time.

mercredi 8 mars 2017

Kupuri Music - Organic Wave

Crawling and twitching like a swamp filled with musical snakes, this collection of tracks from various artists outing their creations at the mexican netlabel Kupuri Music will leave you rumbling with strange vibrations and in the mood to travel to the moon.

mercredi 1 mars 2017

Blossom - Where Are You Hiding ?

Blossom is a Polish artist whose music I discovered via the 'Secret Garden' compilations from DLoaw & Co., a collective that still fails to disappoint me with the quality of the releases they produce. I'm also taking a moment here to strongly suggest you take a look at their catalog, you just might find the love of your life, or in any case, get your ears massaged.

'Where Are You Hiding ?' is a simple yet intricate album, dreamy yet well-constructed. Its atmosphere almost immediately made me think of my first discoveries in the field of Trip-Hop such as Blockhead for the nostalgic tone and Bonobo for the feel of open spaces. Soft melodies are laid carefully on rhythms varying between slow and not too fast but faster than slow, the whole takes place in an atmosphere of a child's dreams and a surnatural world coming to life.

If you love this music just as I do, you might consider give a little something to the artist, as a token of your appreciation, you know, every bit helps.

See you soon.