Thursday, March 31, 2011

FTRK #38 = "Eastbound Soul Train" by Zunk

Eastbound Soul Train (Subsnuggritmix) by Zunk (2009)
(Download available in Soundcloud player.)

Eastbound Train is a wicked rhythmic IDM mix. Its mix of trance-styled vocals and its ecclectic variety of samples sets the sound in a Twilight Zone between two genres. The track opens with deep mute bass and skittish distortion before settling into some sort of ritual of curiousities. Several highlights appear throughout the song, refreshing the melody with armadic waves before splitting out haywire in its conclusion with plucky synth.

You can check out the original track on Zunk's Bandcamp Site, from the album Ameliorated. Free and highly recommended.

Further Listening:
Official Soundcloud
Official Bandcamp

Sunday, March 20, 2011

FTRK #37 = "Super Bon Bon" by Soul Coughing

Super Bon Bon - Soul Coughing (1996)

"Super Bon Bon" is a skat-jazz with a raw mix of a low drone rhythm and a high intensity chorus. The mix of snare, drum and crash amongst the guitar feedback grinds like a construction site orchestra. Along with frontman Mike Doughtry's train-of-thought lyrics, the song boasts a laidback, yet driven urban theme.

Further Listening:
Soul Coughing Underground (Unofficial)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

NWSL #6 = 999 Views

As of now, we have had 999 views on OIL-Sound. To corremorate it, I revised the layout of the blog with some fresh new colours.

I have a few new ideas for extra content on the blog, which I hope to put into action in the near future. We are going to focus primarially on new and/or unsigned musicians in order to help them progress in their careers, and as always, we are looking for extra hands to help us out.

Check out the information tab for contact details. Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

FTRK #36 = "All Mixed Up" by C.A.B. Vasquez

"All Mixed Up" - C.A.B. Vasquez (2009)
(Apparently the soundcloud no longer exists... Try this unil the issue is resolved.)

Late night, 2:00am,(or early, depending on how you take it) I specifically scouted about for a tune that would match the mellow, moonlit atmosphere. All Mixed Up fit the criteria perfectly. Riveting beats, damp synth, and frost-like reverbed rhythm moulded together like the pale moonlight against the liquid vapour held still in the sky. Or maybe it's just contageously relaxing.

Further Listening:
Official Soundcloud
Official Myspace

Saturday, March 12, 2011


UCMM will be a new series of promotions for unsigned or new artists with songs featured on OIL-Sound. The content will consist of any new material that catches the authors eye.

Imperial Arms

Imperial Arms (along with his pals in M12) have recently put up a website for themselves. The site is primarially in German, but is currenty being translated by Imperial. You can check it out here.


Their debut, self-titled album is available on Amazon.

One Infinite Loop

I recently found out that the artist has two Soundcloud accounts (I assume it's for the purpose of bypassing the upload limits), the one I've linked to before and this. The latter features seven more tracks, free and of promising quality.

Neurotic Mass Movement

N.M.M. will be putting out their debut EP, Aphasia, relatively soon. On that note, Blue Skin and a couple of their other demo tracks are available to download free on their facebook band page.

Valeskja Valcav

Check out Valeskja's new Bandcamp for their entire discography, or GRDRFCK, a new track off their new EP, set to be released April 23rd.

Monday, March 7, 2011

FTRK #35 = "Eosophobia" by Their Death Becomes Her!

Eosophobia - Their Death Becomes Her! (2010)

"Eosophobia" fits the criteria for a terrible case of the common cold, just the way I like it. Raw yet smooth, infectious yet agile, this highlight from I Am The Night, Color Me Black just rips through the 'canals without letting up for even a moment. The sound rides under the heaping weight of the guitar and is utterly drizzled by the drums.

Further Listening:
Official Myspace
Doug's Soundcloud (Guitarist)

Friday, March 4, 2011

FTRK #34 = "Mask of Gas" by Broken Note

Mask of Gas - Broken Note (2009)

"Mask of Gas" is a thick, dubstep rhythm off Broken Note's Terminal Static album. It's relatively steam-punk in sound, with roaring hisses, pistons, and brass fanfare accompanyment. The marching beat puts me up on my feet and I feel driven by its bass-heavy rush. Woooooo!

Further Listening:
Official Myspace
Official Soundcloud