Title: This Is Not an Experiment Artist: ehskeh Release: n/a Label: n/a
ehskeh, AKA Uriel Salas, checks in this week with a great upbeat danceable piece. Give ehskeh some digital love over on the SoundCloud!
Title: Who Are You / Poo on You Artist: Lost Systems Release: n/a Label: n/a
Great IDM stuff from Bright Star and Tar of Lost Systems. They list this as a piece in progress, but I think it’s perfect as is. Grab it from the Cloud of Sounds!
Title: Dual Mimicry Artist: Ryan Chittick Release: n/a Label: n/a
I absolutely love this song. Completely reminds me of the extended synth sequences on early Genesis albums. Really amazing stuff from Ryan Chittick (with help from Lilly Nguyen and Josh Gumiela, according to his spartan website). Grab the track from Soundcloud and favorite that mofo!
Title: Allure Artist: Kenetik Release: And Sun Label: n/a
Nice chill Electronica with a great acoustic guitar hook. Plug in the headphones and float, people! Hailing from Cape Town, South Africa, Kenetik is an unsigned part time musician playing keys and strings in addition to being a software developer. Aren’t we all? 🙂 The whole release is available on Soundcloud, so while you’re there for the track, pick it up!
Title: Cool Westernly Artist: coLEmanmusicproject Release: n/a Label: n/a
Love the initial groove on this track. According to coLEmanmusicproject, if you have ridden a camel, you already know the groove. Nice chilled-out ambient piece here, with a little Spaghetti Western thrown in around the 2/3 mark for good measure. Fun piece! Grab it, of course, from the Condensed Water Vapors of Atmospheric Pressure and Rarefaction.
Title: Around the Old Man’s House Artist: JM Simpson Release: Knowtion Label: n/a
This amazing chill out piece features spoken word poetry over ambient synths and a field recording by CV featured artist Specta Cierra. JM Simpson has a cool thing going: all of his (her?) releases are done vlog-style via YouTube playlists. Grab this track through SoundCloud, and be sure to subscribe to the YouTube channel!
Title: 50K Watts of Bass Artist: DJ Sean Timothy Release: N/A Label: N/A DJ Sean Timothy has been a DJ since 1997 and a producer since 2002. This is an awesome electro/breakbeat tune he put up on his Soundcloud. Grab it for free, and if you dig it, throw him some scratch for the tune over on Beats Digital. If I wasn’t so damn broke, I sure would…
Title: An Hero Must Not Cry Artist: Old Comics Heroes Release: N/A Label: N/A
Old Comics Heroes is an Italian duo consisting of Daniele Balzano (Live Performer) and Antonio Santoro (DJ/Producer). They say their sound is part vintage, part alternative, and I have to agree. All of their music is done with physical instruments such as the Korg MS2000, Microkorg Xl, Korg Electribe Sx & Mx. You can grab this one from Soundcloud.
Title: Spiral Artist: William Orbit Release: Hello Waveform Label: Sanctuary Records
We all know who William Orbit is. He put up this tune to promote his “Hello Waveforms” release on Sanctuary Records. Grab it free from his website. Looks like it worked. 🙂
Title: Without You (feat. Megaga) Artist: RJ Chevalier Release: N/A Label: N/A
RJ Chevalier, aka Russell Knight, delivers this week with a short but sweet eletropop tune, with beautiful vocals by Megaga. Check out the tune on Soundcloud.
Title: Cauliflower Clouds Artist: DJ Arclight (aka Zaxus) Release: N/A Label: N/A
Well, I thought I’d finally feature myself on my podcast. It won’t happen often, I promise. This is an experimental remix of a piano track done for CCMixter. Just put the headphones on, close your eyes, and let go. Grab the tune from CCMixter.
In an interesting take on the old wax cylinder, hotchk155 has developed a cylindrical hand-cranked MIDI sequencer using a baked beans can, some magnets, some Technics Lego bricks, and an electronics breadboard.
From the horse’s mouth:
One empty baked bean tin, some lego and a stack of little magnets… stick magnets on the tin and slide them about to ‘program’ the sequencer, then grab hold of the ‘transport control’ and crank away…. The breadboard contains 5 hall-effect switches and a PIC16F688 to generate MIDI note on/off information. This is piped to Reason in the first half of the clip and to a Dave Smith Mopho synth in the second half.
I reckon with a baked bean tin about 16ft in diameter and about 25,000 magnets you could dump your sequencer software.. and you’d be getting some good aerobic exercise to boot :o)