Last month saw the release of Matt Paxton's new song "Factory Town" and just like his previous single Shore Pine Walk it's a fine piece of music. It's a sweet little lovesong that'll take you away for a moment, just a few minutes to clear your head from the daily routines and just sit there and picture what it is that Matt is telling you about.
Been wanting to write a little something on this album for a month now, pretty much since it was released. But so far I failed this task, while I do enjoy the tunes a lot on this (pay-what-you-please) release. Be sure to check out the entire album at nightswimmer.bandcamp.com, because it's extremely fine! Have a good week!
Think of a more relaxed Faithless or the almost unknown Kinobe for this new track by Netherfriends. Or just listen to this fine start of a sunny Wednesday morning. This day can only turn out great, I'm in the mood for some.. Summer Sex.
Record label(?) Just Noise Music released a mixtape yesterday with 9 tracks presenting several (or perhaps all) of their artists. This free release holds at least 6 fine tracks, 2 pretty cool ones and one shitload of noise. Track number six by Amanita is a brutal wake-up after 12 minutes of Qualia-dreamsynths (listen below), but beside that little out-of-place tune, this is a fine sexy mixtape good for getting to know this unknown (and new) record label.
One of the finest soundscapes I've heard all year, this has everything I need on a slow Tuesday night. I've never heard of Qualia before, but I just found some more tracks on the Just Noise Music-website, so if you're into this as much as I am, go check it out!
A little less experimental, but nonetheless a fine song. Kinda reminded me of an early Kooks or something British from that era. But with a little twist, again I fail at making sense, sorry for that. It's just a really fine tune, hear it!
All and all a fine "Hello, we are Just Noise Music" on a Tuesday evening. How's that for starting up again after a whole week of painfull silence? (I'm busy as f*ck, bare with me my friends).
Mother Mother's Eureka was one of my favourite albums of 2011 and they're releasing their new album The Sticks September 18th. The 1st single was just released and is called "Let's Fall in Love". It is pretty much what to expect from this fine Canadian 5-piece, but that is surely not a bad thing. This song is power, it's cool, it's danceable, it's yet another reason to fall in love with Mother Mother!
Feelgood-music has never sounded so fine. These are 2 perfect morning-tracks, waking me up with a smile. There's a little bit of sun peeping through the curtains, but inside it's all sunny thanks to this recent single by Irish foursome Adela and The Meanits. The debut album that comes along with it, will be released late September. Definately keeping track of that, this has great fun written all over it!
If there ever was an award for "The Greatest Midnight Record of the Year", the winner is without a doubt Violeta Päivänkakkara with her 5-track EP Kuu.
This Finnish spectacle of darkness is best enjoyed with all the lights out. Maybe a few little candles, but surely not too much. It would spoil the experience. This is an EP that I enjoy a lot several times a day, but is impossible to listen to when I'm already in bed, on my way to dreamland. It is as interesting as it is frightening. At least to me.
Imagine yourself in a dark forest. Alone. With this playing in your headphones. Over and over again. By the time the ghosts that you are so afraid off get to you, you've already shit yourself. Or worse. Usually that is a bad thing, but the fantastic music of Violeta Päivänkakkara is worth all that. And more. There's a nightmare hidden inside this music. But like all nightmares, this will end, you will wake up & all will be well. And here, with this EP, you don't just wake up, you'll feel alive like never before. If you let her take you on a 18-minute trip, it might just change your life. Or at least the way you listen to music.
I'm fairly sure there is no other EP out there so far (this year) or is being released later this year, that will come any close to this. Masterpiece is an understatement. I'm so in love, all my (ex-)girlfriends are gettin' jealous. 12 out of 10.