- Title: Monad
Release: Parsuitel Orbitelum
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
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
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
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.