Saturday, May 31, 2008

Rapoon - Time Frost

"One of the predicted swings in the weather due to global warming is paradoxically a new ice age which could envelope Europe. Time Frost is music based upon this concept and uses tiny fragments of music from an iconic European composition, Johann Strauss's Blue Danube. I imagined that tiny pieces of former cultures survived locked in the ice and waiting for future archaeologists to discover and interpret them.I used vinyl lock grooves of the Blue Danube (from the 1968 MGM recording for the film soundtrack 2001 ) These formed the starting points for the five compositions in Time Frost which were then manipulated and added to and re-arranged into new compositions. Time Frost is an imaginary recording of the mutational process of sound locked into ice and transformed over millenia. Like ghosts of music trapped in an evershifting permafrost.

Robin Storey, August 2007"

Artist: Rapoon
Album: Time Frost
Label: Glacial Movements Records
Format: CD, Album, Limited Edition, Digipak
Country: Italy
Released: Sep 2007
Genre: Electronic
Style: Dark Ambient

1 Glacial Danube (6:08)
2 Thin Light (6:13)
3 A Darkness Of Snow (6:51)
4 Horizon Discrete (5:36)
5 Ice Whispers (34:18)


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Friday, May 30, 2008

Rubberoom - Architechnology

From Aaron Shuman:
"If as Ganxsta Ridd once said, the microphone is a gun because you don't pick one up unless you know how to use it -- a dictum critics of hiphop would do well to heed -- then Chicago's Rubberoom has a full arsenal of sound at its disposal. On Architechnology's inset, a phoenix-like creature rises from the South Side, mike-guns drawn, spans the city in a back-flip, and lands gracefully on the Gold Coast downtown, all against the most honeyed sunset skies this side of Coltrane's Interstellar Space. The image is not just millenial fancy but an accurate reflection of Rubberoom's role in the scene, since the album boasts 5 MCs with 13 different DJs, drawn from Chicago's various neighborhoods, no easy feat in a city known more for its segregation than its hiphop.

On Architechnology's back cover, the phoenix returns from downtown, flying out of a sun pinched between stormier clouds, mike-guns replaced by smoke rising from clenched fists, visor raised, eye sockets burning with holy light. "Smoke" is Rubberoom's anthem about the spread and transformative potential of the Word, spoken in underground networks of hiphop and poetry slams.

With this many DJs on the record, Architechnology's songs are often as cinematic as they are rockers. Most cuts begin with subsonic bass and keyboards rising like fogbanks, occasionally followed by Hound of the Baskerville-style baying or other signifiers of a wasteland, before our heroes' voices cut through like searchlights. The music, in other words, creates an arena of heightened awareness and perception -- much as Raptivism Records employs hiphop as a theater for organizing with its No More Prisons comp, on which Rubberoom also appears -- the beats come kicking once the knowledge starts dropping.

Architechnology is a 3-2-1/Indus Records release."

Artist: Rubberoom
Album: Architechnology
Label: Sub Verse Music
Format: 2 x Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: 1999
Genre: Hip Hop


A1 Born (4:48)
A2 Smoke (4:52)
A3 Lock Jaw (4:38)
A4 The Shining (3:30)
B1 The Revelry (Acapella) (0:22)
B2 Bleach (5:06)
B3 Acid (5:37)
B4 Vertigo (Extended Mix) (7:19)
C1 Sector Rush Rmx (Rebuilt) (5:39)
C2 Style Wars (6:51)
C3 Architechnology Nine (5:18)
C4 Pathway To The Abyss (1:38)
D1 Offering 1366 (2:44)
D2 Trial Of The Vampire (3:41)
D3 Space And Time (7:21)
D4 Operation Forever (4:49)


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Xanopticon - Psicicite

Ok, what do I have to say about Xanopticon, marvelous breakcore, an odd mixture of fast nano-beated ambient and microscopic shared glass of clicks and cuts, waved break beats of an aparent calming ambient music built out of caotic rhytm structures, pretty complex and fast.

A better description from Rhinoplex:
"One of the few electronic musicians who truly defy comparison, Pittsburgh's Xanopticon has been steadily and thoroughly annihilating dancefloors since around 2000AD. This fiendish bastard doesn't hesitate to carve new and horrifying neurological pathways into his victim's brains with razor-thin sonic shards of unknown alien origin. Will you dance? Or will you peel your obsolete flesh from your fragile, useless body? Reactions are as confounding and troubling as the catalyst."

Artist: Xanopticon
Album: Psicicite
Label: Hymen Records
Format: Vinyl, 12"
Country: Germany
Released: Jun 2006
Genre: Electronic
Style: IDM, Breakcore, Experimental, Industrial

A1 Ungrokd (4:54)
A2 Bedowra (7:53)
B1 Psicicite (4:09)
B2 Broken Eye Teeth (8:19)

Enjoy the nano shrapnel blast.

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Arvo Pärt - Litany

From Boomkat:
"Recorded in 1995, this disc collects world premiere recordings of ‘Litany’, ‘Psalom’ and ‘Trisagion’. Litany derives its text from the 24 prayers of St. John Chrysostum (the man responsible for writing the liturgy upon which Russian Orthodoxy is based) and there’s an appropriately devotional tone to the piece regardless of its manifold dynamic twists and turns. Apparently, Part had been familiar with the prayers for over twenty years, always intending to find his own musical resolution to them. It’s evident that the composer has pored over this endeavour at length; the piece carries the full weight of his formidable ability. The shortest of the three pieces, ‘Psalom’, is up next, an altogether gentler affair, retaining a light-as-air, floating quality over the course of its seven-minutes. Finally, ‘Trisagion’ sees a heightening in drama, with the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra playing the piece’s inherent grandeur for all it’s worth. Excellent stuff."

Artist: Arvo Pärt
Album: Litany
Label: ECM New Series, ECM New Series
Format: CD, Album
Country: Germany
Released: 1996
Genre: Classical
Style: Contemporary
Credits: Engineer [Tonmeister] - Peter Laenger (tracks: 2, 3) , Teije Van Geest (tracks: 1)
Producer - Manfred Eicher


1 Litany (22:45)
Bass Vocals - Gordon Jones (2)
Choir - Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Conductor - Tõnu Kaljuste
Orchestra - Tallinn Chamber Orchestra
Tenor Vocals - John Potter (2) , Rogers Covey-Crump
Tenor Vocals [Countertenor] - David James (13)
2 Psalom (6:45)
Conductor - Saulius Sondeckis
Orchestra - Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra
3 Trisagion (11:53)
Conductor - Saulius Sondeckis
Orchestra - Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra


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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Einojuhani Rautavaara - Cantus Arcticus: Concerto for Birds & Orchestra

"Finland's senior composer was a student and heir apparent to the great Jean Sibelius, to whom he is inevitably compared whenever he spins out one of his trademark long, Romantic melodies. In the '60s, Rautavaara began experimenting with tape and electronic sounds, and in 1972 he created the remarkable Cantus Arcticus, a concerto where the soloist wasn't human, and wasn't even live. Using tapes of arctic birds that he recorded in northern Finland, he wrote a three-movement concerto where the orchestral music seems to grow organically out of the birdsongs. Winds are asked to retune a bit to accommodate the birds' tuning; melodies take flight majestically and reappear later in slightly altered form, as if returning from a long journey. Rautavaara, by the way, has gone on to further success with a series of "Angel" pieces, like the monumental Symphony #7, called "Angel of Light," and concertos for more conventional soloists." - Emusic

Artist: Einojuhani Rautavaara
Album: Cantus Arcticus: Concerto for Birds & Orchestra
Label: Naxos
Format: LP, Vinyl
Country: Finland
Released: 1999
Genre: Classical
Style: Orchestral

1. Cantus Arcticus, Op. 61 (Concerto for Birds and Orchestra): Suo (The Marsh)
2. Cantus Arcticus, Op. 61 (Concerto for Birds and Orchestra): Melankolia
3. Cantus Arcticus, Op. 61 (Concerto for Birds and Orchestra): Joutsenet muuttavat (Swans Migrating)

Einojuhani Rautavaara - Cantus Arcticus: Concerto for Birds & Orchestra


Clouddead has a hard-to-classify sound; if you described it as "lo-fi ambient spoken word meets surreal hip-hop with an indie rock bent," you'd be leaving a lot out. The CD compiles previously released 10-inches created by producer Odd Nosdam and MCs Dose One and Why? and members of the Anticon, the West Coast hip-hop collective. The MCs rap, recite, and sing words that make Beck's lyrics sound tame and fussy by comparison. Their declamation can be goofy, swaggering, funny, swinging, nasal--you name it. This extremely open-ended and varied use of language recalls the work of the sonically inclined poet Edwin Torres. Sometimes the language on this disc can be almost inaudible; then it's just another element in Nosdam's lovely and murky music. Albums this odd often confuse people. Also, like this one, they can be extremely compelling.

Label: Bigda
Format: LP
Country: USA
Released: April 24, 2001
Genre: Hip Hop
Style: Lo Fi, Experimental, Hip Hop, Rap, Ambient

1. Apt. A, Pt. 1
2. Apt. A, Pt. 2
3. And All You Can Do Is Laugh, Pt. 1
4. And All You Can Do Is Laugh, Pt. 2
5. I Promise Never to Get Paint on My Glasses, Pt. 1
6. I Promise Never to Get Paint on My Glasses, Pt. 2
7. Jimmybreeze, Pt. 1
8. Jimmybreeze, Pt. 2
9. (Cloud Dead #5), Pt. 1
10. (Cloud Dead #5), Pt. 2
11. Bike, Pt. 1
12. Bike, Pt. 2


Monday, May 26, 2008

Onomatopeee - Anicore (あにこあ)

Some original and unique breakcore from the crazy lands of japan.
Breakcore + Gabber + Noise = Japanese main$tream pop idol, add to that a special blend of japanese cute little girls voices and pop japanese songs and you have a fast breaked anicore blend. Also known in japan as lolicore, this type of gabbered fucked-up records are exclusive of that asian paradise.
Think Japanese.

Artist: Onomatopee
Album: Anicore
Label: Onomatopia
Format: CDr, Album
Country: Japan
Released: 2006
Genre: Electronic
Style: Glitch, Grindcore, Breakcore, Experimental


1- 涼宮ハルヒの発狂 (3:18)
2- ☆林檎Break☆ (3:41)
3- 爆発だも~ん! (4:12)
4- 糞尿物語 (Aice5 / 友情物語) (2:16)
5- ラチリコロス (0:09)
6- Love☆Shine (2:36)
7- メイドコア (0:55)
8- あーたし錯乱暴!! (1:57)
9- プリティでキュアキュア♪ (1:57)
10- 働かずにお金が貰えるなら(以下略 (3:20)
11- ぴょんぴょんぴょんぴょん (3:06)
12- Heartful Genocide (1:53)
13- おジャ魔女カーニヴァル (3:22)
14- I Love Gabba Kick (1:54)
15- にょきすくー (2:21)


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Sunday, May 25, 2008

CoH - Mask of Birth

This album was originaly released as a vinyl for Raster-Noton, so that should say a lot already.
Then remastered to digital format by Austria's Mego label.
CoH also known as Ivan Pavlov is a russian electronic musician that lives and works in Sweden. However, his cultural roots are in his mother country, and he seems to be more a rapport to the Russian avant-garde rather than to the Western rock-pop tradition.
As one of his early works (mask of birth), this one is actually inspired by the 70's and early 80's dance music, but don't get fooled, as this album actually works on that microscopic, Raster-Notonish level.
As stated on the cover, it is "new disco for the new human".

Artist: CoH
Album: Mask of Birth
Label: Mego
Format: CD
Country: Austria
Released: Aug 2002
Genre: Electronic
Style: Glitch, Abstract, Minimal

1- Suppernature (6:26)
2- Hurt Later (5:33)
3- Gearin 2 (7:09)
4- Terra Beyond (Terra) (5:39)
5- Utopia - Me Too (4:52)
6- Seven (7:02)
7- Boog (5:16)
8- Isb: No Balance (0:23)
9- Isb: Part 2 (6:39)
10- Komputer Trilogik fur Or (5:15)
11- Waltz Nuevo No. 1 (4:10)


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Birchville Cat Motel with Bruce Russel - Untitled Album

Exquisite drone/noise experimental record by these great New Zeland based musicians.
Both rooted in the experimental spectrum, they handle many different forms of sound manipulation, from old turntables, toys and kitchen implements, to tone generators, open reel dictaphones and toothbrushes.
While being chaotic and with that semi-industrialized feeling of insaturated noise layers, they reproduce joy in a subtle and taped way.
You won’t know till you hear them coming.

Artist: Birchville Cat Motel and Bruce Russel
Album: Untitled
Label: Celebrate Psi Phenomenon
Format: CD
Country: New Zealand
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Avantgarde, Experimental

1- Aropax (8:57)
2- Playing With Fire (5:36)
3- Pylon Conquests (3:41)
4- The Makrocosmical Adam (7:57)
5- Sugar Grey Paper (8:31)
6- Absinthe (13:12)


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Akira Rabelais - Spellewauerynsherde

From Boomkat:
"Undertaking a project to transfer from tape to digital some old tape recordings of Icelandic vocal lament songs presumed to have been recording in the 1960's Akira claims to have been completely obsessed by them to an extent where he wished to incorporate the vocals into his own music. '1382 Wyclif Gen. ii. 7' - the single voice swept up into an echoic overlapping framework, subtely falling apart until a strong wind blows across a group of microphones - astonishing. '1390 Glower Conf. II.20' is a more melancholic song, one which would lie perfectly within context in one of Ingmar Bergman's stark films like 'Winter Light' and 'Shame'. '1440 Promp Parv. 518/20' finds Akira hightening the ghostly quality of this vocal through reverb, echo and subdued time stretch that would make a Chris Morris disturbathon sketch even more effective. '1483 Caxton Golden Leg, 208b/2' stretches out for over twenty minutes feeling like a floating fogbound rework of Gyorgy Ligeti's 'Lux Aeterna'. To round up 'Spellewauerynsherde' brings to myself memories of loved one's passed, favourite films that haunt your consciousness for weeks after viewing and make you want to revisit your favourite spiritually enhancing CD's. Not many album's will move you in quite the way that this album does. Believe."

Artist: Akira Rabelais
Album: Spellewauerynsherde
Label: Samadhisound
Format: CD
Country: UK
Released: 2004
Genre: Electronic
Style: Abstract, Modern Classical, Experimental

1- 1382 Wyclif Gen. II. 7 And Spiride In To The Face Of Hym An Entre Of Breth Of Lijf. (6:18)
2- 1390 Gower Conf. II. 20 I Can Noght Thanne Unethes Spelle That I Wende Altherbest Have Rad. (7:24)
3- 1440 Promp. Parv. 518/2 Wawyn, Or Waueryn, Yn A Myry Totyr, Oscillo. (6:36)
4- 1483 Caxton Golden Leg. 208 B/2 He Put Not Away The Wodenes Of His Flessh With A Sherde Or Shelle. (21:15)
5- 1559 W. Cuningham Cosmogr. Glasse 125 Within Which Draw An Other Circle, A Finger Bredth Distant. (0:44)
6- (Gorgeous Curves Lovely Fragments Labyrinthed On Occasions Entwined Charms, A Few Stories At Any Longer Sworn To Gathered From A Guileless Angel And The Hilt Edges Of Old Hearts, If They Do In The Guilt Of Deep Despondency.) (6:09)
7- 1671 Milton Samson 1122 Add Thy Spear, A Weavers Beam, And Seven-Times-Folded Shield. (8:06)


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Ben Frost - Steel Wound

From Boomkat:
"This is a grandiose, almost shoegazing record with hidden airy vocals layered subtly over the most emotive elongated clouds of processed strings this side of Slowdive or My Bloody Valentine. Just listen to '...I Lay My Ear to Furious Latin' and the album's crushing centrepiece 'You, Me and the End of Everything' and I dare you not to yearn for that classic Thames Valley sound. Towering waves of electric guitar rise and fall over each other and although you know the sounds are emanating from steel strings and a solid lump of wood, they also sound as cold and glacial as any electronic manifestation to emerge from Autechre's widescreen synthesis. 'Steel Wound' though is an album with heart, and it towers above any experimentation or wilfully obtuse soundscaping - beneath the electro-acoustic prowess and academic veneer there's a pop album waiting to be discovered, and like Fennesz before him one feels that crossover success can only be just around the corner for this remarkable producer."

Artist: Ben Frost
Album: Steel Wound
Label: Room40
Format: CD, Album, Repress
Country: Australia
Released: 2007
Genre: Electronic, Non-Music
Style: Field Recording, Experimental, Ambient

1 .011: Swarm... (4:00)
2 .014: ...I Lay My Ear To Furious Latin (9:12)
3 .018: You, Me And The End Of Everything (10:36)
Vocals - Sarah-Jane Wentzki
Written-By, Producer - Frost* , Wentzki*
4 .028: Steel Wound (9:21)
5 .038: Last Exit To Brooklyn (6:53)
6 .049: And I Watched You Breathe (7:16)


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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Enviroment -The Enviroment EP

This is a friends band, they are very good. They sound like a mix between Hella, Tera Melos, Damiera and even Cursive at times. If you are ready to hear some refreshing math rock/nu jazz, here is your chance!


The Enviroment - The Enviroment EP

Takagi Masakatsu - Eating

"Takagi Masakatsu splits his time between video art, installations and music, and over his last 3 cds has perfected a brand of impressionistic, fragile electronica that sits well with the lush, sometimes abstract imagery of his visual work.

Eating compiles pieces recorded between 1996 and 2002, and inhabits the same headspace mapped out by Susumo Yokota or Nobukazu Takemura's Childs View project. Over 13 short tracks, Masakatsu constructs delicate minimalist soundscapes populated with clicking digital marimbas, soft, spectral shimmers and gentle arpeggiated chords from crystalline electric piano sounds. Streaks of faltering accordion or (as on the sunkissed Burt Bacharach stylings of 'Fausel") semi-cheesy organ lines wander through; occasionally cloudy, distant beats emerge ("Mihyn").

Some pieces offer a bit more grit; "Angje" builds nagging synthetic rhythms that eventually flower into a muted breakbeat matrix, while the odd "Woei" flirts with a studied discordance. Elsewhere though, Masakatsu offers seductive ambience that at its least successful borders on twee (as in the dayglo plastic textures of "trot").

Where he scores is in his sensitive deployment of texture and simple yet effective deployment of musical material. Chords hang unresolved, or faltering rhythms underpin fragmented yet graceful melodies. For the most part, Masakatsu avoids the glitch, preferring to create subtle discontinuities through big intervallic leaps and occasional rhythmic eccentricites.

Though sounding dissimilar, Masakatsu's work echoes that of Brian Eno's semi-ambient works in that both harbour a slight, intangible sense of threat beneath their still,unbroken surfaces. Worth a listen." - BBC

Artist: Takagi Masakatsu
Album: Eating
Label: Karaoke Kalk
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: Japan
Released: 2002
Genre: Electronic
Style: Modern Classical, Minimal


A1 Frousfre
A2 Fore
A3 Spring
A4 Fausel
A5 Flows
A6 Mihyn
B1 Angje
B2 Hanri
B3 Woei
B4 Trot
B5 On The Way To
B6 Kim Perno
B7 Come March

Takagi Masakatsu - Eating

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Cornelius - Fantasma

Everyone that hears this record is instantly addicted. That's all I'm going to say!

"Digital soundscapes around incredible chunks of catchy pop music. From the happy- go- lucky harmony assault of "New Music Machine" to the straight- up Apples In Stereo sound of "Chapter 8: Seashore and Horizon" to the video game melodies of "Thank You For The Music" and the surprisingly rockin' "Count Five or Six" (which, oddly enough, is music set to samples of people counting), there's no rescue from Fantasma's saccharine soundwaves." - Pitchfork

Artist: Cornelius
Album: Fantasma
Label: Matador Records
Format: LP
Country: Japan
Released: March 24, 1998
Genre: Electronic
Style: big beat, psychadelica, folk, metal, hip hop, surf rock, space rock, beach boys pop, latin, IDM

Track list:
1. Mic Check - 3:01
2. The Micro Disneycal World Tour - 3:37
3. New Music Machine - 3:53
4. Clash - 5:37
5. Count Five or Six - 3:02
6. Magoo Opening - 2:14
7. Star Fruits Surf Rider - 1:23
8. Chapter 8 - Seashore and Horizon - 3:24
9. Free Fall - 4:06
10. 2010 - 2:03
11. God Only Knows - 7:39
12. Thank You For The Music - 4:35
13. Fantasma - 0:55

Cornelius - Fantasma

Koenji Hyakkei - Hundred Sights of Koenji

Masterminded by human dynamo Tatsuya Yoshida, drummer and vocalist extrordinaire of Ruins and at least ten other groups at any given moment, this is the logical culmination of years spent elaborating on various aspects of zeuhl music, a remarkable French music tradition developed in the wake of the legendary Magma employing equal parts Orff-ian choral bombast, fusion jazz dexterity and the overcharged emotionalism of gospel. It incorporates wildly elaborate vocal patterns and chants in their own invented language (an homage to Magma's Kobaian dialect) churn, intertwine and somersault in and around almost every note here. As this progresses, and the energy levels soar higher and higher, this passes from the brilliant into the realm of the truly sublime. Outstanding album, one of my top 20 favorite albums of all time most definitely.

Artist: Koenji Hyakkei
Album: Hundred Sights of Koenji
Label: Sking Graft Records
Format: LP
Country: Japan
Released: 1994
Genre: Progressive Rock
Style: Zehul

Koenji Hyakkei - Hundred Sights of Koneji

Infidel!/Castro - Case Studies in Bioentropy

If you like music in which musicians experiment in a total abstract, incoherent yet beautiful way and improvise over intense layers of sound, this album is definitely for you. There are interesting keyboard arrangements that bring twisted melodies and arrangements to the compositions. Fans of experimental music will completely eargasm over this album.

Artist: Infidel!/Castro?
Album: Case Studies in Bioentropy
Label: Independent
Format: LP
Country: USA
Released: 2001
Genre: Electronic
Style: Noise, Experimental, Drum n Bass

Infidel!/Castro? - Case Studies in Bioentropy

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Kyoto Jazz Massive - Spirit of the Sun

Artist: Kyoto Jazz Massive
Album: Spirit of the Sun
Label: Compost Records
Format: LP
Country: Japan
Released: 2002
Genre: Jazz
Style: Jazz, Acid Jazz, Downtempo,

Track listing:
1. Dawn Introduction - Vanessa Freeman, Kyoto Jazz Massive
2. Brightness of These Days - Vanessa Freeman, Kyoto Jazz Massive
3. Mind Expansions - Maiya James, Kyoto Jazz Massive
4. Deep in Your Mind - Victor Davies, Kyoto Jazz Massive
5. Stargazer
6. Eclipse
7. Between the Lights
8. Shine - Guida de Palma, Chris Franck, , Kyoto Jazz Massive
9. Substream
10. Behind the Shadow
11. M.E. Outroduction

Taken from Compost Records Official Website:

"One may wonder what took them so long to come along with their debut longplayer since they have been active in both national and international Jazz-scene for all this time. Precisely, Kyoto Jazz Massive, a unit of two DJ and producer brothers – Shuya Okino & Yoshihiro Okino – produced their first self-titled compilation album in 1994 released by For Life Records, Japan (and in 1999 by 99 Records, Germany.) Up to this day, they have produced and worked on five singles (including Nacel Do Sol, Eclipse and Substream) four compilation albums, and 13 remix works. The timing of the release debut, however, is rather a legitimate progress for the brothers. Undoubtedly "Spirit of the Sun" celebrates marking point of their career accomplishments and sets off the beginning of their new musical journey."

This is an impressive album to chill with in a rainy afternoon. It's an absorbing listen, with a lot of deep sentiment and power. Download the album if you want a good sunday afternoon album to drink coffee or tea and listen to the rain crashing in the concrete.

Kyoto Jazz Massive - Spirit of the Sun

Friday, May 9, 2008

John Wiese - Soft Punk

Noise in a very smart and pretencious way. John Wiese is a noise artist residing in California, he has been collaborating with a lot of people since the creation of his own record label, Helicopter.

He's part of Sissy Spacek (which I'll upload later) and LHD, he has released lots of solo work, and he has been praised as one of the best noise artists from the USA.

One of the best qualities from John as a noise artist, is that he's not so common even in the noise genre, even when the title: "soft punk" gives the whole idea and feeling of the album, you can spect the best, a warm intelligent noise that's also punk in a way.

Intelligent noise? Yes, you can see him recording on MAX/MSP with Aaron Dilloway from Wolf Eyes and you can see him working with drone band Sunn O))), that's pretty smart for me.
His sound, very algorithm based noise, it's not as harsh and layered as many others, but you get that feeling that he spends a lot of time building brilliant sequenced noise riffs, or something, I don't know. He's really good, one of my all time favourites.

One of the best noise albums I have ever heard, I hope you get to enjoy it as much as I did.

John Wiese - Soft Punk

Artist: John Wiese
Album: Soft Punk
Label: Troubleman Unlimited
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: Apr 2007
Genre: Electronic
Style: Musique Concrète, Noise, Experimental.


A1- Atural Magic (0:34)
A2- Sad Psychics (4:50)
A3- Recorded Hologram (4:46)
Drums [Sampled] - Danny McClain
Featuring [Sampled] - Sissy Spacek
A4- PS2 (3:31)
A5- Spectral Hand (3:23)
A6- No Party (3:11)
Featuring [Sampled] - Grand Ulena
A7- Trapped In A Spell (3:22)
B1- New Wave Dust (4:10)
B2- Snow Pit (3:51)
Featuring [Sampled] - Die Monitr Bats
B3- Winter Vacation (4:19)
B4- Casual Psychedelics (0:20)
Drums [Sampled] - Danny McClain
B5- Tacks (2:32)
B6- Blazer Wrecks (5:20)


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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Tony Conrad (feat. Andrew Deutsch) - Let's Trade Pants

Tony Conrad, amazing.

A very talented man, video and sound artist, classic avant-garde (60's, as avant-garde it's just temporal).
You can relate him to a lot of good old-school musicians that went evolving from orthodox compositions through vanguardism to the masterpieces they made, you can find Charlemagne Palestine, La Monte Young, Terry Riley, Luc Ferrari, Morton Feldman and many more.

Let's Trade Pants is a very rare CD from 2003, which was reissued on vinyl later.
I don't have too much info about this album, but all I have to say about it is that it's a delicious drone piece with amplified string instruments, like a violin or cello. Pretty harsh in a certain way and acid, but delicious drone progression though. There's a small reference to Andrew Deutsch as the responsable for the "audience members reconstruction". He's also a video artist and sound artist from NY that teaches at Alfred University.

Tony Conrad (feat. Andrew Deutsch) - Let's Trade Pants

Artist: Tony Conrad & Andrew Deutsch
Album: Let's Trade Pants
Label: Elevator Bath
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: 2004
Genre: Electronic
Style: Drone, Experimental, Minimal, Avant-garde.


A1 Let's Trade Pants (22:26)
Featuring - Pam Hawkins , Peer Bode , Peter Antin

B1 Let's Trade Pants (13:14)
Remix - Marc Schulz

B2 Let's Trade Pants (14:17)
Featuring [Koto, Toys], Bells [Rusty], Whistle, Flute - Ilya Monosov
Remix - Ilya Monosov


Tony Conrad - Let's Trade Pants (Rapidshare Download)

Tony Conrad - Let's Trade Pants (Mediafire Download)

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Contagious Orgasm (接触伝染性的絶頂感) - Spill Drop

I decided to publish this album since Hiroshi Hashimoto has been a great influence in my musical taste, a japanese vanguardist that owns a record label (SSSM noise) and that composes beautiful music that ranges from really dark ambiented noise through classical instrumentalized progressions to some kind of rhytmical beat oriented warm noise.

His flexibility to manipulate his style from dark ambientalized noise to odd semi-glitched samples makes me realize that Japan is a weird place with a lot of musical geniuses, and a great place to live as well :D

Even when many agree that his early tapes are his best works(he comes from the old japanoise scene, created by Masami Akita a.k.a. Merzbow) I should say this album is really great, even when is dated 2005(he started composing in 1987), I would place it in the K.K. Null spectrum, as not pure harsh noise but a mix of many musical stances, a delicious eclectic combination. Pretty Avant-garde in the powernoise scene.

Contagious Orgasm, Spill Drop

Artist: Contagious Orgasm
Album: Spill Drop
Label: Waystyx
Format: CD
Country: Japan
Released: 2005
Genre: Electronic
Style: Noise, Experimental, Avant-Garde.


1 Melancholy Spiders (2:41)
2 Cill Drop (8:57)
3 Aqua Soma (Edit) (5:25)
4 Realization Set In (1:44)
5 The Room Of The Whisper (1:48)
6 The Museum's Marble Floor (2:51)
7 Hypnotic Skills (1:11)
8 Harvest Song (5:21)
9 This Point, Just On Automatic (feat. Hierophant (2)) (6:01)
10 Now, YOU Are In Deep Trouble (3:38)
11 Aqua Soma (11:00)


Contagious Orgasm, Spill Drop
(Rapidshare Link)

Contaguois Orgasm, Spill Drop (Mediafire Link)

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Music Is Not A Language

Welcome to music is not a language, a blog created for music.

"Music is not a language" comes from Iannis Xenakis explanation of how music is actually not a language but an intricate and interpretative way to give music a sense of non gramatical comunication, not oral nor gestural. Music's more than a procedure of expressión, more complex.

Quoting Xenakis: "Music is not a language. Any musical piece is akin to a boulder with complex forms, with striations and engraved designs atop and within, which men can decipher in a thousand different ways without ever finding the right answer or the best one."

Anyway, this blog was created with the intention of reviewing that beautiful music that we love and want to shear with everyone else (the ones that are able to admire it and love it).

The musical spectrum here shouldn't be restricted by anything or anyone, we should be posting things that we like (txusmx and me) and want to share our opinion on those particular works.

Although, the idea of creating this was initially influenced by the idea (redundancy error) of mixing our musical knowledge, so you should find here a lot of drone, ambient, dark ambient, glitch, IDM, rock noise, harsh noise, black metal, death metal, progressive, math rock, krautrock, grindcore, breakcore, breakbeat, drill-n-bass, industrial, power electronics, doom, folk, downtempo, leftfield, trip-hop, jazz, free jazz, nu-jazz, Classical, neo-classical, shoegaze, experimental, punk, psychedelic, ultra-minimal, speedcore, corenforce, darkwave (generalized), and many many more, as long as it has a good quality and that avant-garde feeling ;D

So please feel free to post comments or suggestions as well as chating in our own music is not a language chat box.