I've been a little busy getting all the CD's out, and writing some music for sync work, which is all good. And since my last post which seems like ages ago, I've bought and been given a hell of a lot of great music, so I'll share it with you lot.
This I got given about a month ago, and has been on repeat quite often on my mp3 player while I'm out and about. It comes in the classification of psydub I guess, but I found it to be a lot more organic than a lot of psydub/psybient. The synth work is eased into the rounded basslines, and acoustic and electric guitar is played on most tracks, giving a real wholesome chilled out vibe. All the instruments are very chilled and relaxed, so nothing is competing for space and it just works in one mellow melting pot. Plus only $5, why not! http://kalpatarutree.bandcamp.com/
An interesting album off Dubmission Records, starts off all big and static laden dub, a little similar to some of the Rhythm & Sound, or Brendan Moeller stuff, but a little more rootsy in vibe. Then this album goes into a bit of a trip-hoppy headspace, where it comes off a little 'BoC'ish, and provides some nice crunchy pieces with heaps of gritty drums and sci-fi bleeps and bloops swooshing about, then goes back all dubby for the end. Apparantly its by the Scandanavian producer Atmos, who I gather has done quite well in the psytrance scene (all of which I don't know too much of), so it's probably time I check more of him out. Oh yeah dirty cheap, bandcamp wins again!
So Mauxuam has been a very busy man lately, what with releasing a barrage of EP's and albums on Bakshish Music, from the great Cloudcycle collaborators Lingua Lustra, and Master Margherita. But he's found time to celebrate the Cloudcycle birthday with another massive release of quality ambient. So have a listen to this lot (including my cloud, Chimbre), it's all free too. http://cloudcycle.net/log/downloads/ and here's a birthday mashup video from Lingua Lustra. http://cloudcycle.net/log/cloudcycle-birthday-present-from-lingua-lustra/
I could write a load on this brand new Woob album, but words would not do it justice in the slightest. Needs to be heard, thats all there is to it. Cinema for the ears.
Woob - 'Repurpose' Trailer
BUY IT NOW http://woob.bandcamp.com/album/repurpose
So finally a live set available from one of my favourite producers, Greg Hunter, who has been sculpting his Merohedra sound into a live performance. I love the way he has kept the same vibe throughout the whole set, but each track is very unique and theres subtleties all over. Lots of glitchy post techno beats and basses intertwined with precisely mangled Persian, and Sufi instrumentation. Although I haven't explored much of this sound (where to start?), it would appear Greg has created something very personal to him, and definitely has his own sound to it. Check it out here http://merohedra.net/web/?p=1
A new track from myself. Features field recordings of Chimbre and the Peruvian rainforest, provided kindly by Rob Velez, the man behind Chimbre. So amongst the bird chirps and the crickets, I've intertwined Maestro Mancoluto icaro (a song for spirit communication in ayahuasca sessions), and his rainstick providing an earthly primitive rhythm. Free download at my Bandcamp
Enjoy! I have a few more great albums to share in a few days.