Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Red Snapper - Key (2011)

"‘Key’ is a guide to all things ‘Snapper’, ghostly sonic landscapes, ripping machine gun rhythms and bone shaking bass. Two years in the making, from a band who met nearly 20 years ago, a sonic journey through afrobilly funk, grinding dub jazz and future blues bophop, full of dark soul and blistering passion. “Key” is the seventh and arguably the best album from a genre-defying group that continue to break boundaries and create new sounds while staying true to their unique energy that fans have always loved."


"Red Snapper are a British instrumental band founded in London in 1993 by Ali Friend (double bass), Richard Thair (drums), and David Ayers (guitar). The three core members are also joined by various guest musicians and vocalists on different records. According to music journalist, Jason Ankeny (Allmusic) “the British acid jazz trio were notable for their pioneering synthesis of acoustic instruments and electronic textures”.

Stylistically, Red Snapper’s music contains elements of jazz, funk, jungle, trip-hop, hip-hop and breakbeat, as well as references to early psychedelic and progressive rock..."(c)lastfm



Red Snapper - Key (2011)

Acid Jazz, Funk, Trip-Hop
UK
2011
320 kbps
63:46 min




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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Wagon Christ - Toomorrow (2011)

"Proiectul lui Luke Vibert, producator prolific pe scena electronica si degraba schimbatoriu de pseudonime. Un album foarte distractiv, un pic trippy-hippy/hop, built from scratching and sampling. De fapt, cred ca sufera de un pic de sampling overkill, de unde senzatia permanenta de colaj, de chestie fragmentara. E foarte bine facut, cat de mult o sa va placa depinde de gust/dispozitie."(c)


"2010 was an unprecedented lull in Luke Vibert releases. The UK producer also known as Wagon Christ, Amen Andrews, Plug, Spac Hand Luke, and more has released music every single year since 1993, the only exceptions being a brief pause in 1999, and the 2010 drought that just ended today with the release of the new Wagon Christ album Toomorrow.

Ninja Tune recently posted a fifteen minute minimix to give us a sampling of what Toomorrow holds. Looks like it’s going to be another playful romp in the sunny fields of psychedelia and hip hop.

Once again, the Wagon proves he is not subject to following the latest beat trends of the UK and the world. Beats of all shades are used to funkify carnival music and sci-fi melodies the shift between degrees of sentimentally and unbridled joy.

Hear the minimix below and just try and stop yourself from smiling."



Wagon Christ - Toomorrow (2011)

Trip-Hop, Broken Beat
Ninja Tune
ZEN163
2011
320 kbps
60:57 min




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Friday, April 15, 2011

Chinese Man - Racing With The Sun; Miss Chang (2011)

Chinese Man (proiect muzical colectiv de la care a pornit si casa de discuri cu acelasi nume).
Albumele precedente au adus in lumea trip-hopului o muzica deosebit de frumoasa si vie. O sa le sharuiesc neaparat intr-o zi.
Intre timp apreciem albumul nou.


"Who are they? Where are they? And more particularly what are they? If you really wonder, these few lines won't be that useful...

One‐quarter Cantonese, two‐thirds Manchou, the Chinese man appears to be from the Wu Tang Mountain, not far from Marseilles, France. In 2004, the Chinese man (as we affectionately call him) decided to send his disciples around the world to spread the Zen spirit with old music samples and supersonic bass !


Thus, Sly, Zé Mateo and High Ku left their master, ready to face the mission they had been entrusted with.


In 2005, the three companions committed their first phonographic havoc. "THE PANDI GROOVE EP", a mix of influences back from their parents : Reggae, Brazilian Baile Funk and Old School Hip Hop... With the Mistral in their back, the band expanded on the creation of a 2nd maxi with the participation of Leo Le Bug (an unconditional producer fed with psychedelic 70's Hip hop) and polymorph toasters from the band "Bionic Man Sound ". »THE BUNNI GROOVE EP now confirms the previous oracles, the YI King speaks and it is the fire that falls from the sky.


It is now a real army, serving under the banner of the Chinese Man; Fred & Annabelle create images to depict the stories of the greatest battles of those mysterious warriors while High Ku, Zé Mateo and The Yan disseminate the Zen Spirit during wild parties, the Printemps de Bourges to the Solidays in Paris as well as during Les Nuits Zébrées, with Sharon Jones, RJD2 and DJ Qbert.

After «THE INDI GROOVE EP", Chinese Man has released his first CD compilation of those vinylistic misdeeds. Released in 2007, "The Groove Sessions Vol. 1" is a first retrospective in 12 tracks of the adventures of the Chinese Man and his disciples.



On the eve of the release of the second volume of "Groove Sessions", the Chinese Crew has been tirelessly preparing a new offensive on stage; High Ku, Sly and Zé Mateo have sharpened their swords. Lurked in the shadow, they are waiting, ready to go fighting...


Recognizing the sign of the Chinese Man presence is quite simple : you have to notice heavy bass and especially... slanting eyes. Don't be surprised if they surreptitiously enter your home, those guys are deceitful, bearing arms and are unscrupulous !
"




Chinese Man - Racing With The Sun (2011)

Lounge, Chillout
Chines Man Records
CMA014
2011
VBR~243 kbps
54:38 min


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Chinese Man - Miss Chang(2011)

Lounge, Chillout
Chines Man Records
2011
VBR V0
16:45 min

Monday, April 11, 2011

Lefu - Metamorphosis (2011)

Muzica zilei de luni si a tacerii. Un lounge fin si imbatator.

Lefu inseamna a lenevi, inseamna divanul pe care stai tolanit emitand prezenta, in timp ce muzica pluteste lenes in jurul tau.

Lefu sunt eu.. si tu :)



Lefu - Metamorphosis (2011)

Lounge, Chillout
Jamendo Netlabel
2011
320 kbps
58:51 min




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۞turn up the silence۞: Jamie Woon - Mirrorwriting (2011)

۞turn up the silence۞: Jamie Woon - Mirrorwriting: "a aparut albumul nou a lui Jamie Woon :) zambetul pana la urechi shi urechile gata de zambet de scos de aici"

Ugress - Planet U : Planetfall , The Lost Ruins [EP] (2011)

"Planet U is a project from Ugress running through all of 2011, celebrating 10 years as an artist. New EPs are released every few months, and the EP tracks are released continuously, in the end the full album will be out. There is an introduction post explaining the project further.

There is a story behind the Planet, but so far only pieces and fragments have been revealed through the first episodes."

"Episode One and Two are out, almost as scheduled. Episode Three is planned for May. Full album release set for late this year, after the continuous EP releases has ran their course. I'm very happy how this project has turned out to work for me, and appearantly my listeners too. This process is so much better than massive album efforts every other year. Releasing material in this sort of form is much more managable for me to pull off. I get to work on "my" stuff as much as possible, and this geeky "release-early, release-often" cycle gives me lots of valuable information back.

After a few months of film production mentioned above, I will have July and August to finish the whole Planet U project. I'm very much looking forward to those months, disappear and spend some quality time wrapping it up.

After Planet U, I have a huge amount of side-project releases piling up, spring of 2012 is reserved for those. I'm SO very much looking forward to that. If the mayans shut down the universe in 2012 I'll be upset."(c)



Ugress - Lost Ruins: Episode Two (EP) (2011)

Trip-Hop, Downtempo

Norway
2011
320 kbps
18:47 min




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Ugress - Planetfall: Episode One (EP) (2011)

Trip-Hop, Downtempo

Norway
2011
320 kbps
14:25 min




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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Aes Dana - Perimeters(2011)

O alta formatie cu un sunet interesant de la Ultiame Records.
Psy Ambient tripant si linistit (de parca ar putea fi si altfel).
Mi-a placut mai putin decat albumul Asura -360, aparut sub egida aceluiasi label. Insa a lasat o impresie placuta si un loc bronat in playlistul de noapte:)




"Vincent Villuis lifts the veil on a vibrant album filled with a fragile melancholy and yet refreshing intensity; as always altering and fusing light and darkness while playing with the idea of close and distant environmental resonances.

His music has taken a new depth, enriched by his encounter with German composer Christoph Berg and his experience as an "artiste en residence" at Les Dominicains de Haute Alsace, an ancient cloister revamped into a music hall where the artist ambled within the walls to record echoes and atmospheres and infused them in his compositions.

All along [ Perimeters ] atmospheric electronica flirts with neo-classical space music, warm downtempo grooves and basslines roll upon hypnotic pads, fragmented drums imprint beats into still and ecstatic layers of field recordings and subtly AES Dana throws in pushy and enthusiastic progressive trance bringing a driving force to the musical journey.

11 stunning tracks to take us beyond the perimeters of our microcosmic life."






Aes Dana - Perimeters(2011)

Downtempo / Psychill / Ambient
Ultimae Records
2011
320 kbps
74:08 min




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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

UNKLE - Only The Lonely [EP] (2011)

Minunat EP.
Ccu foarte mult scepticism dadeam play in dimineata de azi. Ultimul album nu a reusit sa ma impresioneze si nu prea aveam asteptari nici de la asta. Insa, spre bucuria mea, a surprins placut prin calitate si atmosfera.
Stilul m-a dus cu gandul la Röyksopp :)





UNKLE - Only The Lonely [EP] (2011)

Downtempo / Leftfield / Trip-Hop
2011
320 kbps
30:11 min




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