Mittwoch, 22. März 2017

Miramode Orchestra - Tumbler


You might find it easy to file Miramode Orchestra's warm grooves and mellow vocals under jazz - and yes, the tracks on "Tumbler" could easily make it on any Jazz Sampler, your personal Chill-Out playlist or those tracks your friends will ask you for at the next party - but there are also some musical spaces in between that take this record out of the ordinary.

The album marks the Berlin-based bands second album. It features various sonic experiments from Electronica to string arrangements that move well within easy accessible genre-elements. Its all centered around positive vibes and nice rythmic patterns.The group features seven instrumentalists and three additional vocalists in Inez Schäfer, Mara von Ferne and Dan Freeman. "Tumbler" certainly doesn't rest on the easy-listening level but develops its own warm and unique sounding structures around well known conventions as it builds up and breaks down tensions, varies rhythms and slightly but effectively experiments in style.

Get the full stream on Bandcamp.

Dienstag, 21. März 2017

Easy Money - Collection 79-82


The group's name sounds like a big and classic rock band from the 80s and well, if you hit the play button below you will find some truth in this, at least quality-wise - but since the four Canadians split up before they could amount to anything big it was now up to Neon Taste Records to reissue a collection of fantastic tracks from the aforementioned era.

What you will find here is nothing less than first class pop songs clothed in dirty, guitar-laden punk tracks. The record features the band's only two singles released in 1980 an another nine songs taken from two-track demos. Listening to this energized and authentic rock music its really a shame there's not much more out there about this group.

Get the full stream on Bandcamp.

Dog in The Snow - The Hunger Tower


Delving through fragile soundscapes and lyrical vocals UKs Dog In The Snow delivers an intriguing track in "The Hunger Tower" as a first taste for her full-length album.

There is an epic and floating character about the song that lives off spheric electronic sounds and oddly rhythmic guitar tracks. Helen, head of this one-woman-project, creates a dark and yet beautiful atmosphere. Her voice soars on top this slowly moving and thoughtful composition as she unfolds abstract and personal thoughts. The full album "Consume Me" will be available on Battle Records in late October.

Get the stream below or more info here.

Donnerstag, 23. Februar 2017

Pete Flux & Parental - What They Need


Not a lot has to be said about this duo which easily released one of the finest rap-records in recently in "Travelling Thought". DJ Parental and MC Pete Flux are two musical elements that just have to be blended together.

Their latest and brand new track "What They Need" features the same laid back style we know from the duo featuring a jazzy beat and steady rhyme flow. It's available on 12" vinyl containing a remix by DJ Spinna, a different take on the Rob-O feature track "Illness" and another two brand new songs. 

Get the stream on Bandcamp.



Evolfo - Vision Of Sin


Genre wise Evolfo, formerly known as Evolfo Doofeht, is not particularly easy to pin down. Just like they're walking the line between fast riffs and sweet Soul they like to play with and destroy attached image conventions.

The opening song of the upcoming record "Last of the Acid Cowboys", following the equally entitled EP, shows the band playing a high tempo rock tune that combines surf guitars and punk attitudes. One remarkable thing about "Vision of Sin" has to be its incredible breakdown instrumental section which gives the song yet another dirty and grooving aspect. It is definitely a great first taste of whats to come on the full-length record and who knows, maybe we're also in for some smooth-like-butter-soul-treats like the ingenious "Don't Give Up Your Mind". We are about to find out soon.

Get the stream below or on Soundcloud.