Friday, May 27, 2011

FTRK #44 = "Minimal wippt deinen Körper" by Flux

Minimal wippt deinen Körper - Flux (2011)

Literally translating to "Minimal whips your body", this 52 minute electronic jam relentlessly yet slowly changes form, but at a rather casual coast. Flux crafts a setting fit for the highway at night; simple, yet fast paced and glowing with glare. It sets peace to intensity, almost like white noise turned up enough so that its tone can be defined.

Further Listening:
Official Soundcloud

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Their Death Becomes Her!

T.D.B.H. has given me permission to distribute their album, "I Am The Night, Color Me Black", for free. Feel free to grab yourself a sample of this incredible mathcore metal band from South Africa, or check out a sample previously featured on the blog.

STRK #6 = "Dream Within a Dream" by The Glitch Mob

Dream Within a Dream - The Glitch Mob (2010)

"Dream Within a Dream" opens with thrown about electric keys suddenly cut down by an energenic jungle beat. With the combination of human voices and claps, a tribal element is developed into the tracks electronic groove. I'd consider it a mix between some meditiation television program and the stuff dance clubs are made of. Slick.

Suggested by Cucurbita

Further Listening:
Official Website

FTRK #43 = "Chromakey Dreamcoat" by Boards of Canada

Chromakey Dreamcoat - Boards of Canada (2005)

Like most Boards of Canada songs, Chromakey Dreamcoat is an ambient, relaxed drawl of acoustic instrumentation and electronic hums. It's relatively soothing, deep, with a variety of overlapping textures. The dream theme fits snugly with this spaced sound, like a psychological reincarnation of the soul, set to sedate the listener to sleep.

Further Listening:
Official Website
Official Myspace

Saturday, May 7, 2011

FTRK #42 = "croSSangle" by Valeskja Valcav

...but rather to Escape the Pain (croSSangle) - Valeskja Valcav (2011)

With possibly the most badass introduction for a dialogue sample, Valcav's latest sonic release is packed with intensity. The raw bass is like a cross between a souped up pendulum and the listening experience of a very loud concert. You can practically feel the beat slapping your chest in rapid succession as it deals out the agonized vocals and coarse distortion in well-prescribed proportions, perfect for boosting blood flow. It's alive.

Apparently the track was considered a demo for their latest release, the Valeska Valcav II EP. As such, the original song was taken down from their website; the lastest mastered version goes by the name "...but rather to Escape the Pain." and has taken its place as the available sample.

Further Listening:
Official MySpace
Official Bandcamp

Rain of Astronauts

FTRK #41 = "Solid State" by Warp Technique

Solid State (Excerpt) - Warp Technique (2011)

From "Make Animals Happy", Solid State is a dialogue lead trip promising a philosophical theme. Perhaps I'm a sucker for spoken word songs backed with atmospheric noise, but Warp Technique pulls it off smoothly and casually.

Speaking of which, if anyone knows who wrote the dialogue, comment or send me an email!

Further Listening:
Official Site
Official MySpace

Friday, May 6, 2011

FTRK #40 = "The Man Who Sold The World" by David Bowie

The Man Who Sold The World - David Bowie (1970)

Off the same-titled LP, The Man Who Sold The World is a Latin-themed, laxated rock ballad. Simplistic yet startling, it's a seventies classic with rather sedated yet infectious vocals. It's one of those inspiring songs that only need three sentences worth of lyrics lathered in dense, rippling sound to create the perfect enchanted bubblebath themesong.

...wait, what?

Further Listening:
Official Website

Sunday, May 1, 2011

NWSL #7 = Lagging Behind Schedule?

Lately, I've been busy with a multitude of projects, half of them related to school. A few in particular you may be interesed in hearing about include designing a multiplayer online RPG for my programming summative and writing a script for a short play and a novel. I plan to put more focus into the blog within a week, as I've been quite close to wrapping up the years major assignments.

In case you're interested, Valeskja's new album I mentioned earlier is on the bandcamp site. According to the band, they're looking into further mastering the album and producing a limited pressing of the album (I lucked out with picking up a copy of Rosa Winkel's limited distribution of 23!).