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.
Title: Pattern of the Music Artist: Tom Cosm Release: N/A Label: N/A
Tom Cosm is a certified Ableton Live trainer and all around cool guy. He puts lots of his music online for free, and gives away the Ableton Live sets in the hopes that someone can learn from them. This track is one of his few psy tunes.
Title: Haiti Wail Artist: Darage Bang Release: N/A Label: N/A
Darage Bang is a project by Frank Meyer, a 40 year old graphic designer at an advertising company in Germany. He got his name from Apple’s Garage Band, however he has now moved on to Logic for his musical creations. The track is full of great synth lines, and is his tribute to the earthquake victims in Haiti. Check out his blog for a broader explanation of his feelings on the topic, as well as lots of other tracks for download.
Title: Wintertime Artist: Alex Brandmeyer Release: N/A Label: N/A
“Welcome to what it sounds like inside my head.” Stretta’s description of this amazing piece is fitting. It’s like a dream you can’t quite remember, or something you saw out of the corner of your eye, but you turned to look and it was gone. Very, very cool.
Title: Marzo Artist: Oo-ray Release: N/A Label: LuvSound
Oo-ray, also known as Ted Laderas, calls himself a shoegazer cellist, but I just call it cool. He layers his cello over itself doing live droning improvisations. This track is the first piece I had heard from him, and I just had to include it on the podcast. He says he’ll be downgrading his Soundcloud account and removing a bunch of stuff soon, so get it while it lasts.
Title: Sky Pulse Artist: Watson Release: Haiti 2010 Label: N/A
Watson is a monome based electronic musician out of Santa Fe, New Mexico. I ran across this track on the Monome Community’s Haiti 2010 charity album, which has now been released for free on Bandcamp. You can check out more from Watson at MySpace, and on his Vimeo channel.
Title: Monad Artist: Veqtor Release: Parsuitel Orbitelum Label: N/A
Veqtor, aka Göran Sandström, is a student at the Gotlands School of Music Composition in Visby, Sweden. He says he’s been making music since 1997 when he was just 13 years old. Check him out his blog, and grab the album (and others) free from Bandcamp.
Title: Blackhole Artist: arjanM Release: N/A Label: N/A
Blackhole is another song I was introduced to via its music video. The song and the video were both produced by arjanM, who doesn’t say much about himself on his site, but I think the track and the video speak for themselves. Please note, the video is NSFW (some CG nudity). Also check out his “Making of” video where he breaks apart some of the video and CG composites from Blackhole (also NSFW). You can grab the track from his web site.
Title: Myth of the Near Future Split, Part 2 Artist: Specta Ciera Release: Myth of the Near Future Split EP Label: circlesandlines recordings Specta Ciera is an ambient musician from Cambridge, MA, aka as Devin Underwood. The track is from a new collaborative EP released by circlesandlines recordings called Myth of the Near Future Split. It is beautiful ambient music, I highly recommend you check it out.
Title: Grind Yer Feet Artist: Making the Noise Release: N/A Label: N/A Making the Noise, aka Adam Ribaudo, is a Monome programmer and musician based in Boston. He uses custom and self-created software to create his pieces, and Grind Yer Feet is the first music to come out of some Max4Live/Monome software that he’s calling SevenUp Live. You can check out a live performance video at Vimeo.
Title: Eigenvalue Artist: Kurt Lorenz Release: The General Analysis of Nature Label: N/A Kurt Lorenz has been involved in creating electronic music since 1985, and this year he participated in the annual RPM Challenge, which puts musicians and songwriters up to the task of writing an EP’s worth of music (35 minutes or 10 songs) in just 28 days. Kurt was more than up to the task and has produced an awesome release of experimental electronica.
Title: Worldview Artist: Little Scale Release: Nothing Has Been Left Unspoken Label: Handheld Heros
As far as I can tell, Little Scale is a chipmusic artist out of Australia, and in real life may in fact answer to the name Sebastian Tomczak. I haven’t been able to glean much more information than that, however his blog is chock full of chiptune tips and tricks, so if you’re into glitching your Mega Drive his site is worth your time. According to the blog, “Nothing Has Been Left Unspoken” was produced using the Sega Mega Drive, Atari 2600 and Commodore 64. Definitely a release worth checking out, especially if you thought the epitome of game music was the NES Contra soudntrack.
Title: Stealth Artist: Mark Mosher Release: REBOOT Label: n/a
Mark Mosher, best known as the proprietor of music blog Modulate This!, recently released his album REBOOT which I have thoroughly enjoyed. Stealth was initially released as a single, and hit #1 on the Soundclick electronica charts. –>More Information
Title: Oh Brother, This is Where Things Began to Burn Artist: Edison Release: Not What Ships are Built For Label: Kid Without Radio
Edison is a San Francisco based monome master. Built into a bright yellow lunchbox, Edison’s monome takes him to amazing sonic heights. Check out the video for his not yet released track “Tonka Toy”, and watch how he juggles live monome drumming and keeping the melody going, all with single-shot samples. Oh Brother… is an amazing piece of work from his previous free net release. –>More Information
Title: Warm Lake Artist: Manwe Release: Aliasing Label: n/a
Manwe, of Russian demo scene and game music group The Sands checks in with this
all Nintendo DS release. Check out the video here. –>More Information
Quantazelle (aka Liz Revision) is simply one of my favorite independent electronic musicians. Amazing IDM tracks come out of her, and Braking is one of my favorites. Check out the information link for the release, and also check out this live mix for more Quantazelle IDM goodness (including Braking). Liz is the founder of the Subvariant label and also writes for CreateDigitalMusic. –>More Informtaion
I ran across this track as the soundtrack to “The Origin of Mass”, a brilliant video by Savannah College of Art and Design animation student Aleksandar Rodic. The track itself from Puryx is equally brilliant. Puryx is a Danish DJ and producer, mostly known for his demo scene contributions. You can find the track. among others, here. Check the info link for Puryx’s Facebook page. –>More Information
Title: We are All Connected Artist: Symphony of Science (featuring Carl Sagan, Richard Feynman, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Bill Nye) Release: n/a Label: n/a
Symphony of Science, aka John Boswell, has several releases feautring scientists
auto-tuned to sing science related electronic melodys. Great stuff if you’re a science
geek, and even if you’re not the songs are very well done. This is the first one I ran
across via Synthtopia. Check out the video
in the info link. –>More Information
An internet only track release from Monome programmer and electronic musician Stretta, aka Matthew Davidson. Brilliant stuff here, as he live samples and replays/remixes his own voice. Check out the video. –>More Informtation
Title: The Freedom Loop Artist: Norman Fairbanks Release: 7 Days Microsleep Label: n/aGreat stuff from Norman Fairbanks’ all Tenori-On release 7 Days Microsleep. –>More Information