piątek, 7 listopada 2014

Moki McFly - Keturi (EP)


Release Date: 07.11.2014

There should be as little space as possible between your eardrums and the pulsing diaphragm of the speaker trying to translate ethereal sound waves into vibrating pockets of air. one might consider wiring the bitstream of the output directly into the auditory cortex, thereby eliminating the inevitable distortions introduced by irregular vibrations of the eardrum. But such a brilliant invention is unlikely in my lifetime, so let's stick with the headphones.

Moki Mcfly is concerned with the fundamentals of electronic sound production. Sine waves, white noise, clicks, pops and beeps blurring the line of aesthetics that's jaggedly delicate, filled with melodic beauty but jostled by abrasive percussive hitches, undercut with sandpapery patches of ambient fuzz. It's a deft merging of gentle electronic tones and intricately free form rhythmic atmosphere, the sounds of old technology and the jazzy drive trying to reconcile its former gloss with its fading functionality.

But instead of celebrating corroded, neon-pastel magnetic-tape detritus for its own sake, the music on this album leans closer to an appreciation of the actual rhythmic counterpoints, quirks, and resonant qualities of frequencies. Alongside the moments that seem to revel in the flutter and crackle of old equipment are stretches that draw similar vibes from the sound of water to field recordings not to mention the texture you can get from good old-fashioned feedback. Yet even the moments where some songs feel secondary to the other instrumentation have a pulse to them, run through floaty guitars or humming synthesizers that converse with the ambient hiss in compelling ways. Still, neither the melody nor the ambience overwhelms the other. It's easy to hear the silky, billowy tones through the dying-battery distortion, but hard to picture what they'd sound like without it. Unlikely sounds are reappropriated and noise are looped until they’re essentially another instrument.

Tracklist:
Aomori
Primer 65
In Flux
Alpha Helix
Unspeakable
Kanlaon
Apostrophe Turning Away
Lumawig
Farewell To The Ark
Cartesian Dualism
Rosetta Stone
Aeons And Elementals

niedziela, 26 października 2014

Fen - Fanatycy Dźwięku


Release Date: 26.10.2014

Tracklist:
1. Wstęp
2. Prawda Jest Tylko Jedna (feat. Arski)
3. Kapsaicyna (feat. LaikIke1)
4. Czarna Karta
5. Z całej pety (feat. Eripe, Quebonafide)
6. Kolizje (feat. Deys)
7. Otchłań (feat. Sokollus)
8. Søren (feat. Kidd)
9. Biała Karta
10. Nie przegrałem skit (feat. Pa3.14)
11. Blask chwały (feat. Junes)
12. Zadymiony pub (feat. Cira, Nikon)
13. Völva (feat. Czili)

czwartek, 23 października 2014

Kartky - ‪#‎preseason_highlights


Release Date: 23.10.2014

Tracklist:
1. '89
2. Leverage
3. Shadowplay
4. Robb Stark (Foux Remix)
5. Chciałbym
6. To Nie My
7. Nigdy Jak Ty
8. Bez Winy
9. Nice I Dni
10. Temperatura Łez
11. Revelation
12. Pan Śmierć
13. Sumienie
14. Czołgam Się Z Dna
15. Robb Stark
16. Uparcie i...

niedziela, 19 października 2014

Rhythm Baboon - Danzig In Da Ghetto EP


Release Date: 13.10.2014
Label: Polish Juke

One can hardly come across nowadays a music label striving to promote some form of sound- imagery and narration. Dance music – short, intense and pleasure-oriented – is usually limited to a simple model of noise, limiters and compression – tiny details disappear in the sea of overload and one-dimensional quality. The new 'Danzig In Da Ghetto' EP by Rhythm Baboon is breaking this flat and predictable surface of music reality adding to it new dimensions. 

Following the peaceful intro, ‘First In Your Heart’ reminds opening credits in a film – speeds up rapidly breaking into the mind with these mad keyboard sounds. Tension and anxiety break into the foreground – we are in an unspecified place exposed to some short-lasting flashes. ‘It’s Time To P’ presents the full soundscape panorama. We are in the distant future. There are no familiar points of reference. One can only hear a distorted robotic „voice”, pulsating sirens and synthesizer-like fraying of the new metropolis. ‘Ain’t No Dance’ transfers us exactly into the centre of the ghost-city. We can see randomly spread bits and pieces of the foregone technology – silicon and grapheme, the debris of something that reminds buildings covered with layers of new and completely unknown to us materials. Aggressively sounding messages can be heard everywhere – the ground is shaking from a low frequency thumping echo. ‘Danzig In Da Ghetto’ stretches out the final scene before us. In the huge post-industrial space, in the wall cracks, we can see some sick choreography of shapes, quasi-machines and hybrid silhouettes made up of the pieces of fallen civilizations. It all happens as if unintentionally, on the wave of temporary energetic affirmation resembling a post-apocalyptic dance macabre (Totentanz) which at some point just freezes into stillness and quietness. 

Rhythm Baboon has created a coherent and complete music whole in a very evocative and picturesque way. One can find here elements of industrial, the sounds of the electronics of the 90s, sometimes it refers to Nightmares on Wax („Aftermath”, „Biofeedback”). The apparent contradictions of the structure elements make up the power of the image (its density). This narrative futurism reverses the possible interpretation direction – paradoxically the music seems to compliment imagination generating spontaneous after-images (psychographs) and thus involuntarily becomes a dream score.

Tracklist:
1. First In Your Heart 03:48
2. It's Time To P 03:19
3. Ain't No Dance 04:16
4. Danzig In Da Ghetto 02:49

4Sight - Dendritic


Release Date: 17.10.2014
Label: Broken Bubble

Che Ramirez aka 4Sight grew up in a very musical household. Born in Ireland, now living in Philadelphia via San Francisco, his grandfather, the Latin-American composer Emilio Ramirez Garcia, instilled a lifelong musical passion throughout the family, with jazz, salsa, rock and classical being practised and performed around him from an early age as well as access to a wide variety of instruments. 

An eclectic taste developed naturally… “My daily digest of music when i was around 9 years old was Gentle Giant, King Crimson, Aphex Twin, Squarepusher, Nine Inch Nails, DJ Shadow, Tool, Rachmaninoff, and Debussy among others” 

His passion for jazz took him to study at the University of the Arts in PA, and the seed of 4Sight’s musical identity were sewn when he began to combine his jazz guitar playing with inspirations from the LA beat scene, and Brainfeeder’s output in particular. 

“Rather than trying to make something that would be true to a tradition like jazz, it was almost like I had the ability to mould my own unique sound and mood. I felt as though i was channelling an ultra-creative part of my mind that I had never tapped into before. This creative pocket is what is fanned out over 7 tracks that make up the EP. It 's an embodiment of me branching out musically and artistically and taking what I know in different directions, hence the name Dendritic: Having a branched out form resembling a tree"

Tracklist:
1. WNDRLST 03:48
2. In Red (ft. Ari Michaels) 04:01
3. Spandrel 04:10
4. .74 00:50
5. October Sunflower 03:09
6. The Memories 04:44
7. Parallels 02:48

Pyskaty - Pit Stop EP


Release Date: 19.10.2014

"PitStop" EP to, udostępniony za darmo w sieci, materiał poprzedzający pełnoprawny, legalny album Pyskatego, nagrany w trakcie trwającej pół roku nieobecności rapera na scenie. Jest to zbiór 8 premierowych, nigdzie nie publikowanych wcześniej, utworów przygotowanych specjalnie na ten projekt. Jak mówi zresztą sam autor: "Ta EP'ka nie jest zbieraniną przypadkowych utworów, odrzutów czy remix'ów. Razem z ludźmi, którzy ze mną współpracowali, przygotowywałem ją jak normalny album i jako taki w sumie powinna być traktowana. Choć nie jest to jeszcze album docelowy, który chciałbym stworzyć, to jednak włożyłem sporo pracy w jego powstanie".

"PitStop" to zwarta klamrą, spójna EP'ka będąca odzwierciedleniem stanu umysłu artysty znajdującego się na rozdrożu. To swoisty emocjonalny melanż, będący przejawem polaryzacji nagromadzonych od lat uczuć. Od zwątpienia po niezachwianą pewność siebie; od autodestrukcyjnej dekadencji po pełną mobilizację do dalszej egzystencji na scenie. "PitStop" jest więc próbą walki z wewnętrznym rozdarciem i wyjścia z niej silniejszym niż kiedykolwiek wcześniej.


Tracklist:
01. PitStop (prod. EnZU) 
02. Szyby w dół (prod. Ariel Beatz) 
03. Rzuć już to (prod. TMK Beatz) 
04. Mateusz (prod. Eigus) 
05. DID (prod. Lenzy) 
06. Clark Kent (prod. SherlOck) 
07. Akrofobia (prod. TMK Beatz) 
08. God daaamn! (prod. SoDrumatic)
09. Status quo (prod. Świerzba) - Bonus Track

piątek, 10 października 2014

Various - The Art of Falling Raindrops


Release Date: 24.05.2014
Label: Export Label

As a child I believed two things. I believed that if I ran in the rain fast enough, the raindrops would not hit me, and that the raindrops fall to the ground to the beat of music. Whether you believe it or not, I forgot about it for two decades, until one rainy day I listened to the fourth instalment of GoodNetlabels Compilation… Moved by the music, and reminded of these two childhood memories, I came up with the title for the compilation, one that evokes the atmosphere of that innocent time.

So how do raindrops fall, then? Can we call it art? Reason dictates that they fall down as the wind allows them to fall, but perhaps such an adult perspective is not the best one here, and perhaps it is better to use our imagination the way the artists who contributed to this outstanding compilation did? 

Tracklist:
1. Kratos Himself - The Art of Falling Raindrops 04:09
2. Ghostpoet - Meltdown (Blossom remix) 04:58
3. Rusty Joints - Stay in The Moment 03:36
4. Nik Laker - In The Sky 04:02
5. Dr. Dundiff - On My Way 03:44
6. Ears - Great Leader 04:09
7. Eufoteoria - Oversleep (feat. Zaspał) 05:20
8. Lupid Ocampo - Day After 02:23
9. Maple Years - Wildflowers 02:54
10. Zen!th - Westway 03:38
11. Bluebells - Man Of Few Words 04:43
12. Cuefx Band - Fairplayer (live at Cracow) 06:56
13. Geomé-Trico - Silly Thoughts 05:56

Mute Speaker - Radio Bokor


Release Date: 29.09.2014

This is an album of instrumental beats constructed from chopped-up songs from the 'golden age' of Cambodian music (60's to '75). 
Samples sourced from artists such as Pen Ran, Ros Sereysothea, Sinn Sisamouth, So Savoeun, Meas Samon & Eng Nary, along with some field recordings of my own.

Tracklist:
1. Bokator 02:58
2. Snake Head 02:13
3. Sleepers 02:16
4. Plou Dom Ray 02:22
5. Roa-um S'waa 01:27
6. Make The Cut 02:42
7. T'ngoo-un 01:47
8. Smoked Out 02:28
9. Monument 02:22
10. Hoa 02:32
11. Snapped 02:43
12. Demon's Lament 02:17
13. Regal 02:29
14. Raw Materials 02:11
15. Srey Fatale 02:15
16. Swamp Thing 01:24
17. Chapei Dong Veng 02:14
18. Ra'dou Plee-ung 03:07
19. Hydration 01:58
20. Dirt Track 02:07
21. Bandit Country 02:39
22. Nou Dtee Bom-pot 02:17

L'Orange - After The Flowers EP


Release Date: 09.10.2014

In the aftermath of L'Orange's 2014 album The Orchid Days, the After The Flowers EP is a warm vignette- a glimpse into life after the end of the world. Waking up to a surreal heavenscape, our tragic figure searches for his place somewhere between life and death. 

Expanding on the themes of love and loss, L'Orange teams up with artists Chuck Inglish, Meyhem Lauren, Red Pill and producer Amerigo Gazaway to bring us a stream of consciousness epilogue to his 2014 album The Orchid Days.

Tracklist:
1. Waking Instructions (intro) 00:50
2. Entering The Silence feat. Red Pill 02:02
3. Vertigo Interlude feat. Chuck Inglish & Amerigo Gazaway 01:37
4. Wilting Away feat. Xiomara 02:08
5. Broken Clocks (inst.) 01:48
6. Grow feat. Johaz (of Dag Savage) & Blame One 02:26
7. Stop Growing feat. Meyhem Lauren & Billy Woods 02:06
8. The Great Comedian (inst.) 02:52
9. My Magic Is The Best Magic (inst.) 02:45

sobota, 4 października 2014

Świnia/Fawola - Demo EP


Release Date: 01.10.2014

Świnia - rocznik 95. Młody raper z Nowego Sącza, dla którego Demo EP jest pierwszym spójnym materiałem, który może podpisać swoją charakterystyczną ksywą. Od początku nagrywek przy mikrofonie występuje raczej solowo, współpracował m.in z Fawolą, Morte i TrooMem, co zaowocowało kilkoma luźnymi utworami oraz zwrotką na wydany w 2014 roku album „Primus Luporum” tego ostatniego. 

Fawola - rocznik 89. Członek nieistniejącego już składu Altrmarka, a także aktywnego składu Inspiromani. Na swoim koncie ma współpracę z wieloma postaciami sceny niezależnej, m.in Arkadio, Stamir, Kanabislang, TrooM, Werez, Junes, Kadaf. Autor wielu remiksów, które odświeżają oblicza klasyków z czasu złotej ery rapu. 
Przełomowym momentem w jego karierze była produkcja wydanej w maju 2014 płyty "Chi" legendy polskiego rapu, Leszka 'Eldo' Kaźmierczaka. 

Tracklist:
1. Wprowadzenie
2. Mic Checkin (feat. Primary Skill)
3. Spotkamy Się W Snach (feat. Zuzanna Szczypuła)
4. PółNaPół (feat. Dj Gugatch)
5. Spojrzenia (feat. Dj Simple, Iza Matyaszek, Konrad Gucwa)
6. Incognityzm

środa, 1 października 2014

Tonedeff - Hunter [EP]


Release Date: 23.09.2014

Polymer is Tonedeff's forthcoming second album which will consist of 4 separate EPs. Each EP presents a different theme/style or "molecule" of Tonedeff via original synth-based production.

Tracklist:
1. And They Watched Him 02:47
2. Hunter 03:39
3. Lucky (feat. Extended Famm) 05:35
4. Narcissus 03:04
5. Competitive Nature 07:27

sobota, 27 września 2014

Vanilla - Sweet Talk


Release Date: 06.09.2014

'Sweet Talk' is the third and final instalment of my soul-inspired beat tape series, which started with 2011's 'High Life' (vanillabeats.bandcamp.com/album/high-life) and followed with 'Soft Focus' (vanillabeats.bandcamp.com/album/soft-focus) in 2012. It features 27 soul-sampling instrumentals produced over the past two years. 

The album art is once again provided by Tonio Alucema.

Tracklist:
1. Free (Intro) 02:22
2. Yesterday 02:10
3. Wish You Were Here 03:10
4. Who Gets Your Love 02:41
5. Getting Over You 03:27
6. Move 02:43
7. Writing On The Wall 02:46
8. Lies 02:00
9. Tell You 02:35
10. Searching 03:00
11. Today 02:36
12. Champ 03:09
13. Goodbye 02:39
14. Real Thing 04:07
15. Falling In Love Again 03:46
16. Don't You Remember? 02:52
17. Claimin' 02:24
18. Two Way Street 01:57
19. Sweet Talk 02:50
20. Architect Music II 02:02
21. NY 02:47
22. Sunshine 02:18
23. With You 02:48
24. Don't Matter 03:39
25. Sometime 02:44
26. On My Mind 03:00
27. So Much To Me 03:17

wtorek, 23 września 2014

ichiro_ - Hollow EP


Release Date: 16.09.2014

Tracklist:
1. cavity flow 02:08
2. Torpedo 03:07
3. KagaMariko 03:14
4. Gotoh 02:13
5. SalviaBlue 03:36
6. hollow 02:48
7. Yanuki 03:12
8. Chemistry 03:07

TrueSzczurs - Mixtape


Release Date: 22.09.2014
Label: Skwer

Tracklist:
1. Czynnik ludzki 
2. Po drugiej stronie 
3. Nierówności 
4. Wszystko na temat 
5. Naprawdę? 
6. Hood Shit (Rap Addix remix) 
7. Huragan Jeżosław 
8. Nasze Osiedle Swoboda 
9. Kaszpirowski (feat. Witek) 
10. Destruction Derby 
11. 9 maja 
12. Gniazdo 
13. Trueszczur (prod. Wezyr)
14. Nie zatrzymasz nas
15. Nagle 
16. Podstawowe Instrukcje 
17. Nocna zmiana (feat. Kot Kuler)