Thursday, December 13, 2012
Friday, September 21, 2012
How To Dress Well's twitter account. I was able to track down a download of this at Bedroom Fantasia. I also ordered the tape of her(?) second album on Living Tapes and proves to be well worth the dough as well. Estasy, from what I can tell hails from Italy. She plays some seriously soothing folkish melodies sung in the high register and approach of what sounds like a 7 year old child virtuoso. Each song usually features either acoustic guitar, warbled bird chirps, toy keyboards, pianos and the like to accompany these insanely beautiful and other-wordly vocal melodies. All of these sounds are filtered through what I can only assume was a handheld tape recorder, ever increasing the innocent authenticity that this album executes and achieves unapologetically. There are gorgeous forces at work inside of this artist and I feel lucky to have had this music come in to my life in the last week. Below is a video for a song from this album. Take the pill.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Friday, August 24, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Well, I'm back from spending a month in Europe (mainly Spain, France, and Portugal) and I'm posting an audio compilation of iPhone recordings from my trip. I came up with the moniker ((Husband Material)) while traveling and I think I'll be sticking with that one for a while now. I wish I had recorded more of the trip, but my phone just didn't have the memory it needed at times. A majority of the recordings are from one of the most amazing art/sound exhibits I've ever seen. You can read more about it here. There are a couple jams I did with new friends, street music, and field recordings. I've included the places and people involved in each of the track titles. Enjoy! BAIL ME OUT.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Ahhhh... another refreshing release from good friend *e*. Amazing voice. Amazing lyrics. Amazing songs. This particular release proves to be slightly more "hi-fi" and "band-oriented" than previous endeavors and, consequentially, is diverse as hell in style. From rock to instrumental keyboard loops to Velvets type drone pop, this CD is pretty different from other *e* releases. It seems like these songs might be a sort of collection of recordings from over the last year or two. I can personally attest as to when two of these songs were recorded since I played bass on them. *e* released a demo tape earlier this year called "Reverse the Negative" with an early version of "Aquarielle." I was quite pleased to hear this fantastic song reworked reworked for this album here. Zark.
Monday, April 2, 2012
Handmedown Satellites is the moniker of the ongoing solo efforts of another Dekalbian friend of mine. He has a treasure trove of a blog called You're Sitting On It where you can find previous HMDS releases as well as many other gems. This latest release ventures into krauty synth territory. It's chalk full of extended digital hazes that build on themselves and develop uniquely organic rhythms that sound like they are about to shred the tape they were committed to in the first place. This is definitely one of my favorite HMDS releases thus far. The song "The Music Room" is a particular treat, invoking a repetitious drum machine loop with nothing but layers of gorgeous, tremolo-soaked melody dripped over the top. Swelling and soothing all at the same time. There are other moments on this album that almost feel pseudo-industrial, but ya know, in a good way. See the the song "Bite the Beat" to hear what I mean. The Meandering.