Tuesday, July 31, 2012

BRB San Francisco / Fools Gold Clubhouse Vol. 2

Going mobile for this post, completing my move up to the Bay Area!

I need a nap.

In the meantime, check out the latest from Fools Gold Recs, Clubhouse Vol. 2, which features this Baauer remix of Flosstradamus that makes my spine crawl out of my neck like a Pez dispenser:



Grab this and the rest over yonder:

http://www.foolsgoldrecs.com/clubhouse/

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Free The Beats: V/A - Vol. 8


Whoo, all the way up to Volume 8 now of the always-spectacular Free The Beats compilation series, featuring many of the fine Oceania producers we've come to know and love.

The digital version is available to you and I for no charge, but what you really want is to add a whole new dimension to your experience via the handmade CD, limited to 25 and priced to move.


Saturday, July 28, 2012

Spaed - "Crashing Waves"


The lead-off track on Pittsburgh producer Spaed's recent album Above and Beyond is just that right glaze of funkiness for your Saturday night, regardless of which direction it may take.

Preview below, absorb it into your psyche, and then grab it and the album it's from for any price you choose over on bandcamp.

Sunday Morning - Mondays


(I was going to be all cutesy and save this post for either a Sunday Morning or a Monday, but I tend to forget about things if I put them off, so here this is now)


The latest from one of my favorite well-rounded multi-medium art maestros, Sunday Morning,  tackling one of the darkest subjects known to man: Mondays.

If you're familiar with SM or his blog, it's really interesting to see all of his influences come together in a completely original way. With this type of melodic etherealness, it's a risk and a challenge to keep everything uncluttered and interesting, and Mr. Morning comes through in droves. If you're in the mood to be contemplative, grab this album and clear your mind.


"Docks" has had my head swimming for the past couple of days now.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Eero Johannes - "HEYGURLGIMMEURURL"


Helsinki demigod Eero Johannes has recently uploaded a new audio bite to his soundcloud page, the first change in almost half a year, alongside the messages "I need to release more stuff" (agreed) and "I love lamp" (also concur).

Uploaded directly to the interwebs from Ableton Live, which has its pros and cons, but none of that really matters when you get dipped in at around the 0:25 mark:



Thursday, July 26, 2012

Supreme Sol x Handbook - Higher Manifestation



Badman York bapper Handbook has teamed up with St. Louis vocalist Supreme Sol to create an alternate manifestation of his usual sound...

a... Higher Manifestation, if you will. A global connection of musical ideas, filtered out of the ether and ready to be absorbed into your soft mammalian tissue. Best part, you can name your price, so scrubs and ballers alike can come together for this release.


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Crystal Castles - "Plague"



Since I'm currently on a kick of posting musicians that I jammed out to in college that are still rockin around today, here's the latest from Crystal Castles, "Plague".

When I saw the soundcloud bar, I tentatively approached the idea of just how saturated that bit at 1:06 truly is, but it actually retains much of their classic ethereal and mellow flavors while still being a driven and uptempo tune. Alice Glass still sounds like she's shouting from the deepest wells of your skull, but that's just how I like it.

Grab the download if you're up for it, not sure how long it'll be available to do so. Crystal Castles' third studio album is due this September.



Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Black Moth Super Rainbow - "Windshield Smasher"




I'm not sure if Jack White snuck into the studio with BMSR for this latest refreshment, but a very grungy guitar takes center stage (before the trademark vocoder comes in, natch).

Some lucky folk last week even managed to snag the download from soundcloud before they capped it. For the rest of us, we'll have to wait until October 9th, when this and the rest of Cobra Juicy comes dripping out of the interwebs and record stores.





Sunday, July 22, 2012

Myor: V/A - Myor Collection



So many compilations...

Whoo! Dutch heavyweight Myor and the rest of the cast of "various important people" come together to create a thirty minute blend of tunes, all carefully transferred to cassette... twice?

I might just be crazy, but it looks like there were only two cassettes of this album available via bandcamp at the moment, and one of them is gone. Probably a typo, but stay tuned.

In the meantime, enjoy the previews:





Saturday, July 21, 2012

Juicy Tunes: V/A - Sunrise Blend 2


I cannot believe it's almost been an entire year since the first Juicy edition of Sunrise Blend, but here we are again!

And hoo boy, did they ever crank up the sultriness on this one. If the first was Miami beach floral swim trunks, this one is a feather-coiffed Speedo and a half smoked Marlboro.

Martini served separately.

Preview some of the snippets below, take a deep breath and click here to download the album free of charge, courtesy of Lyon's Juicy Tunes.

Fluorescent Records: V/A - Summer Vacation


Careful not to spill your umbrella-laden beverage, Fluorescent Records has just bestowed upon us a fine collection of tunes right at the point where the sun cannot possibly feel any hotter.

A couple of familiar Floridian faces grace this 30-track album, as well as some new folks I'll be keeping an ear on (that Elburz tune! *~* ).

No wonder our chameleon friend on the album art is pulling the same expression *~*




100% free of charge *~*




Thursday, July 19, 2012

Maths Time Joy - Lightyears


The album art rings a bell, this much is true... the "landscape with circle edit" seems to creep out of many different corners these days.

Let's talk about Tim Worthington though, the UK songwriter who produces under his nominative anagrams Timothy James / Maths Time Joy. Soulful sampling, rich basslines, somber yet groovy vocal hooks, and no shortage of raw talent. Production/mastering quality is leaps and bounds above many similarly tagged bandcamp brethren, making repeat listens an absolute necessity.

Modest pricing as well, you can pick up the entire Lightyears album for literally any price you desire, courtesy of Mr. James himself and bandcamp.

mathbonus - Passage


Why not kick off this Thursday by submerging your cerebrum in the rosemary-saline solution of Oregonian producer mathbonus' latest effort, Passage.

For best results, name your price here, download it and play it in high quality through your best pair of headphones in the twilight hours. You might also want to have a sandwich nearby, you never know.



(The player automatically starts on track three, I'm not sure if that's intentional or not.)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

quick little update thing [meta]

Beard Slap!
[Source. thanks kelsea!]

Hey!

So, things have been a little slow around here the past couple of weeks, but there are plenty of good reasons for that. You see, i just don't like music anymore.

HA.

Okay, so that's definitely not one of the reasons, it's mostly due to the fact that several of the most stressfully awesome things that can happen to me, all happened in sequence. Jobs, work, moving, ladies...  even sleep took a back-burner.

Time for the good news: i've paused all of that while i complete my move from LA to San Francisco, which leaves lots of time for tea, movies, blogging, music, waking up my cat, playing video games and other things I don't usually get to do when running around.

Alright, so now that we're caught up, expect a good number of posts as i go through my mountainous backlog of emails and alerts.

Cheers,

mike

Monday, July 9, 2012

Outliers, Vol. I: Iceland OST


Today marks the release of the digital version of the official soundtrack to the upcoming documentary Outliers, Vol. I: Iceland, a documentary which teases fanciful and extraordinary alien landscapes of the small island nation.

Matching audio soundtracks to landscapes is no easy task, but thankfully there's someone with very good taste behind the wheel over at Outliers, because the tracklisting is as stunning as the scenery.

Tracklist below, and some previews below that as well.

Asura - Our Word For Warmth
Goldmund - The Wind Sings
Sweatson Klank (Formerly known as Take) - Pruma
Joby Talbot - Nilas
Deru - Titles
Shigeto - I Gave In To It
Deru - Power Plant
Eskmo - Glacier Ryuichi
Sakamoto - Outliers
Deru - Mud Pits
Heathered Pearls - Lower Dome
Son Lux - Resound
Deru - Choir
A Lull - Filthy, Wild Animals
Opiate - Island
Deru - Black Beach










Iceland premiers tomorrow at Lincoln Hall in Chicago, order the OST here.


Sunday, July 1, 2012

Yosi Horikawa - Wandering EP


A masterful little EP from Japanese aural artist Yosi Horikawa, combining pensive atmospheres that truly conjure up the sense of wandering with foley and found-sounds that tease and pull our ears into new rhythmic and melodic directions.

Words won't do much more in explaining this release, so you should press play and then head on over to the purchase page to grab it in your favorite format.