fwonk - dark side of the moon - 2013 - a remake of the famous floyd release by artists linked to the fwonk record label. its very well done indeed and the varying styles over the album seem to fit well the various tracks. highly recommended.
Link - Jun16
mothership oracle - the lost oracles - 2012 - la nice collection of progressive space rock. kind of moody and almost symphonic in approach
Link - Jun16
di bos - five episodes from le garage hermetique  - its another product of a fusion of the musical world of the time. aspects and themes of rock clash with electronica and experimentalism. as a result this is difficult to describe, but it is interesting, free flowing and evokes a number of feelings and moods.
Link - Jun16
EDITORIAL: Well it has beenn quite a while since my last contact. I'm afraid that my working practices have changed and I am now somewhat restricted in opportunities to both listen to music as well as post to this site. However I will keep going, as I have always promised.It is interesting to note changes in the way we consume music. The early days in a fully digital option with many back catalogues posted to a number of music blogs has past. I think that this has been a result of a number of factors, but significant within this group is the imposition of business needs by the industry as they adapt to the digital age. This approach has also been followed by a number of artists and the switch from open archives to servioces such as soundcloud and bandcamp have done a good job for those who want to work this way. But we are already aware of these approaches. The most interesting uptake is the subscription models being released by many service providers and the take up of these by folks in general. We are less and less interested in the concept of an album in the digital model. Luckily for future generations the renaissance of vinyl is supporting a different thread of music appreciation.
50ft panda - 50ft panda  - a mergance of rock. math and prog make the heaviest influence here. repetative riffs and themes delivered with math precision. there's a lot to like here and while it does show its age a little is is still a very credible example of high quality in all aspects.
Link - Nov15
Charts and Maps - Dead Horse  - more craziness in fusion. there are so many inputs here it's not surprising that the output is big. there are clearly a large number of musicians with rock and jazz influences playing together to deliver some progressive rock jazz rock fusion insipred work. its beig and powerful and also weird and wonderful.
Link - Nov15
hox vox - etoile - the intro hits you like zappa's jazz from hell. clinical, difficult and in places harsh. there is jazz here, coated rock in a way that does recall henry cow but with a heavier sound, and dare i say it, this is a little more melodic and easier to get on with than some of the influences I have listed. maybe that is the lack of singing here or that most of this is programmed. different it is. its not any genre but all.
Link - Oct15
gagarin project - l'annee du serpent - a mix of chilled psychedelic tunes that are extremely well matched and are all in themselves great pieces. I was attracted to this by release by the labels Psybient, Psychill, and Psydub which made me smile, but it's so true and you never loose that happy smile throughout. Note; the mix is of tracks not covered by the creative commons.
Link - Oct15
EDITORIAL: Back agin. Thanks for waiting. So what has been happening. Well some changes have been applied, all of which have taken root and are complete. Back to business as usual.
EDITORIAL: Big stuff happening at ZebTed towers, so things may get a bit quiet for a while. No need to worry though, we'll be back in a week or two.
florida = death - tape made of tapes (2012) - a composition constructed from tape splicing. in addition to the electronic music style imposed by the form of construction (which would be difficult to avoid, and best not) the pieces here have a low fi folk and psych rock feel. and while the materials and sources are clearly old there is a great feel of modernity. Link - Sept15
kisszanto - surrealism on tape (2011) - not as you would expect from the title, but this is trippy jazz inspired electronica with a lo fi feel. there is a strong electronica core but clear inspiration from a nu-jazz / acid jazz corner. the tracks are catchy and show signs of trip-hip influences. overall it is a good fusion of styles with a final product that of a good quality and well balanced.
Link - Sept15
hot spot - space bass encounter - while i have posted mixes before, i'm so archaic that i'm quite surgically attached to the album concept. but enough of that lets move a bit 21st century. i like this set as it is (a) dub step (always a good start) and (b) it has a deep / spacey feel to it provided through mix and treatment.
Link - Aug15
ras amerlock - farther east (2007) - very dubbed reggae. there's a hint of over doing it here, but the achieved sound is very old school and reminds me of the work done in the 1980's which pushed this format so much. Link - Aug15
florida = death - tape made of tapes (2012) - a composition constructed from tape splicing. in addition to the electronic music style imposed by the form of construction (which would be difficult to avoid, and best not) the pieces here have a low fi folk and psych rock feel. and while the materials and sources are clearly old there is a great feel of modernity. Link - Aug15
glander - variations (2010) - laied back dubby feeling grooves and a good example if this is what you're looking for. is does show its age now some five years on but only really in the electronic treatments used. the release is made up of variations / mixes of six pieces. Link - Aug15
vladimir maloletkov - beauty, talking nails (2012) - 1st an apology, my editor will not process the cyrillic charecters used for the title and composer, so to avoind a row of ??? i have used a translation. anyway, i was attracked to this as it said noise. however its has a real old school feel to it that reminds me of early cabaret voltaire or the human leaugues dignity of labour. I'd like to know if these are live recordings or if there is composition or improvisation involved, not that it woulod effect my recommendatgion in any case. Link - Aug15
bing satellite - rain (2015) - i remember happening upon bing satellites some time ago but can't think why i didn't post a link. anyway this release is another clear example of the skill of the group in constructing soundscape from a variety of sources including field recordings and sound manipulation by the sound of it. fine work indeed. Link - July15
pilesar - pilesar's ugly children (2012) - noisy electronica. i like noise, sometimes. its an extreme for music and some releases are too extreme. to be good there has to be space and construct and this example has it. there is a good mixture of white noise base, glitch based sounds, samples and modified field recordings and a flow within the composition. the work is such that there is almost a conventional feel to it, which isn't the case in any sence, but i hope that in saying so i'm passing the completemt that i hope. i think this is clever and complex.
Link - June15
EDITORIAL: I'm not enjoying the new format of the internet archive. The ability to 'surf' and discover seems less intuitive, and i do miss the curators choice. I'll persist.
ashtray navigations - sweet iron feet (2006) - i was very pleasantly surprised to find this release lurking within the archives. bizarre drone guitar electronics is about all i can say, and by all reports there is a good dose of improvisation too. i've seen this / these chaps nin action and to be honest this recording does not match up to a live set, but beggers can't be choosers, i'll take this recording. -
Link - May15
tennyson fracture - tennyson fracture(2009) - while dark and ambient in approach i found this release very peaceful as it conjures a feeling of tranquillity. but there are some harder edges too that give depth, and while normally i'd not be driven this listen to this type of work i'm very impressed with the construction, the composition and the mood. -
Link - Apr15
cheju - negative spaces(2007) - lovely slow electronica that keeps the main themes of the tracks clear while cramming in some interesting glitchy chatters and snickets. the rythm, composition and production are to a quality that keeps you intertested and the semi ambient baseline keeps things relaxed. link - Apr15
Electric Moon - Flaming Lake (2011) - awsome heavy pshych that sounds heavily improvised. kind of similar to a band i played in but these guys are better and they know when to stop. Yes they may run to 20 mins a track but we would use all our rehersal time on one track. anyway these guys have it all. driving rythm, crazy electronics, hypnotic loops and clever drifts in riff. top work and i'd recommend taking a look at the rest of their releases. link - Apr15
leif - moonlight dub EP (2004) - still digging around in 2004 on the textone label. all very remninicant of the time [remind anyone of thinner autoplate] and with this offering of toe tapping techno dub here, it's a simple clean sounds, slow and gentle shift around ambient reverb drenched landscapes. ahhh lovely
link - Feb15
mikael stavostrand - formula EP (2004) - from the same netlabel as Hakan Lidb we have more minimal dubby techno. probably more extreme than hakan in sound selection this realease has sharper edges. however the composoition is more easily accessible and familiar techno mechanics are easily located.
link - Mar15
hakan lidbo - ultrachrome EP (2004) - dubby minimal synth from some ten years ago now. it has a tinny, every so glitchy sound reminisent of the time and yet it's almost lo fi electronica as well. the musical construct shows its age but the sound creation usage shows how this was ahead of its time and its interesting to see how the 'mix of things' has changed - link - Mar15
stelladrone - various releases - i've recently been listening to evan marc and steve hillage's dreamtime submersibles. its a cross between very laid back techno and hillage's rainbow dome music with a chunk of the quieter system 7. just right for me at the moment. anyway by the power of suggestive or predictive browsing results i was soon pointed to some of the 'if you like this then you may like that results'. unfortunately most of them were not liked. but at last i stumbled onto stelladrone. this is as it sounds a cross between cosmic music and ambient drone. it's almost a bit too main stream new age for me, but on a day when i really needed to concentrate this fills the background and keeps the music half of my brain ticking perfectly. ok, i'm down selling this and i don't mean to. this is really really well done. it never seems to get boring, there's variety and the timing between sounds and tracks is well balanced. the production is excellent and the choices of sounds well judged. as i said earlier not necessarily in my mainstream listening list but i've downloaded these for just those times when i need them. brilliant, each and every. -
On A Beam Of Light (2009) -
A Moment Of Stillness (2011) -
Invent the Universe (2010) -
sublime (2010) - March15
messian dread - skunk in the room (2005) - oh thank you internet archive curator for recommending this. I loved dub back in the 80's when mastery of the mixing desk and the odd hand made dub siren and a whole lotta skill brought us the Twinkle Brothers, Vivian Jones and Pablo Gad. Midi and computers have done wonders for music but not so much a good bit of reggae and a lot of the dub available doesn't hit me in the right spot. however this release has the feel. check it.
link - Mar15
ransom - various mixes - an IDM trance search brought me to ransom. there a a number of mixes/sets available on the archive but what makes this collection stand out is not only the skill and consideration of the mixing and track selection but the very eclectic range which which this producer works. ransom clearly has a good understanding of electronic dance genres and really knows how to produce a great set. It will take some listening to find a set that meets your tase as there is little in the way of description, but a quick play and review of the track list should point you in the right direction. my recommendations
normaized - Feb15
darren mclure - zonal sounds(2005) - not a great glitch fan when it first appeared in my life some decades ago now. as a result i've tended to shy away from this sub-genre, but as always what is experimental and explored in one period eventually seeps into anf uses with other forms. and an example of this happy union is here. i really do like this mixture of glitch, ambience and [near] soundcscape. it all seems to fit together nicely and the usual clinical feel of glitch is tempered somehow. link - Feb15
tachocline - electronic music project (to 2014) - the second release from the metaphonon label. this time the style is definately more electronica. the ryythmic backbones of the artists approach is evident again but glossed with a somewhat melodic electronica top layer. link - Jan15
munchausen by taxi - not fit for purpose EP (2013) - thanks to a my old friend Dr H for placing these links to me via the new metaphonon site. as far as i can tell the pseudonyms here are the work of one musician fairly local to zebted towers. this particular work is, i think, constructed of a mixture of loops and electronica. i like it as they ryythms mesh with my own tastes, fairly complex beats yet with a hint of constancy that i always enjoy. link - Jan15
luncil - durmientes en el mar (2013) - argentinial neo ambient electronica folk. well that's some of the tags for this work. but its ethereal ambient electronica and guitar. voices are processed and distant, wrapped in flange and reverb. all in all a cocteau twins feel, but its more prog and somehow modernised [but not at the same time]. for an overall style, you can see where these guys are coming from by the echo and the bunnymen cover included in the realease.
link - Dec14
bartois - solo piano (2010) - following trigg further, we have another persona bartois. all of these pseudonyms are of one Bart Knol [according the available information]. however while previously we have received some wonderfully colourful scoundscape electronica, here we have solo piano. very pleasent listening that envoles a number of styles and composers. link - Nov14
trigg - beige - (2011) - you may remember my posting soil by trigg a while ago. well here is another example of his work. a different feel here. less polished in production than soil with a rougher edge. still the composition is good and I like the rythmic repeats that I hear throughout. it adds a hypnotic feel without sounding too much like looping link - Nov14
gumshoe - 061103 (2003) - thanks to the internet archive curators choice for pointing to this. the description say it all in concept of "creates music by improvising with found media". easier said than done and this is done well. reminds me of the f*cked up beat [see below] and I Am The Mighty Jungulator - Abandoned Music Hall , all twisted and stitched samples from a multitude of sources but constructed in a way that works as composition. link - happy halloween & bon fire nights - Nov14
crazy language - crazy compilation  - a great way into the electronica releases of this netlabel. there is a good mix of sub-genre styles. a bit of glitch, a bit of trip hope, downtempo stuff and a few releases [huron] that remind me of autechre. But what's better is that there are more crazy language compilations and pretty much most of the netlabel output within the archive and just waiting for your attention.
link - Oct14
NOS project - in all directions  - slow electronica, twtichy jazz, space music. it's all here in various components bolted together in a variety of ways. experimental is the easiest of catch all descriptions and a bit difficult too. but there are areas of interest in these compositions that make it worthy of a listen.
link - Oct14
keed - ogre (2013) - following on with my search for layed back trance / psytrance inspired IDM I now offer this. as it fits within my search criteria and fits well. its relaxing, melodic, thoughtful at the same time as rythmic, catchy, a bit glitchy and yet drives itself well. now as that sounds messy the release is not and in fact is well balanced and produced. if IDM is your thing then this is worth a listen. link - Oct14
huron - social engines (2006) - thanks once again to recent music heros for this. Huron is the name to at least 4 known artists but this is the IDM/electronica artist based in Berlin, Germany. IDM and avant-techno are offered as descriptions, but that's not really enough. I find this release has complexity and clarity familiar to releases that are much more glitchy, there are steady rythms to stitch the tracks together and a much wider set of sounds and facets that remind me of more established acts like autechre and plaid. And as always with the internet archive there are many more examples of the artist available. link - Oct14
astrolabio - coma (2006) - within a munute of listening to this prog acid rock you will know that the group are pink floyd fans. so similar is this, that it is also homage. but any floyd fan will find familiarity. it is worthy of a recommendation, even if there are some tuning issues.
link - Sept14
opusvertigo - various releases - thank you
jamendo . what we have here is a collection of trance inspired down beat tracks each of which has been released as a separate entity. I can understand why as each track has a quite seperate feel and compiling a collection / album would be a bit of a de-focus. I like the opusvertigo output as it is modern in production but includes influences of yesteryear. we have rolling sequences, chunky bases and stringy leads, 808 / 303 modulations and there is also a more relaxed feel. all in all, making for a good listen. recomnendations for a start:
trance travel -
mystic dream -
fallen angel -
cosmic dream -
astral project -
behind the murderer - Sept14
rod drigg - radio-activity  - a clear homage to kraftwerk. there is definite influence in the style of the initial tracks and a good remake of radio-activity too. its not a carbon copy, and you wouldn't want that, but the space within the tracks [which i like and is a well crafted kraftwerk trademerk] is here too. link - Sept14
the spectral eye - a midnight dreary  - dark avant rock avant pop. The other available release
solitaire souls(2007) sounds a bit pre-goth, musically driven by hard rhythms supported by simple melody and dark distorted lyrics. The Spectral Eye, however, seem to have [in some tracks] captured how i remember the Sisters of Mercy gigs of the 80's sounding. NOTE - it surprises me that i can actually remember any of the SoM gigs i went to. However this release is more symphonic and in these additions we find the band's own style. There are aspects of a number of influences that are not hidden, but i like the orchestral touches and by far the sense of power. it reminds me of oppressive architecture, political / social human effort and there is an air of dystopia too.
link - Aug14
EDITORIAL: Apologies for the lack of posts. Technical difficulties, I'm afraid, have suspended play. However my good friends on the server side have sorted everything out now. Thanks
fend - The foul monkey  - electronica that mashes up beats and pieces to a state of virtual dubbiness. however rather than being messy there is subtlety here such that our dub is edging towards ambience and or trip. nicely done, clinical edginess, well balanced.
link - Aug14
vedeliku elektroonikud - thanks to
recent music heroes
for pointing me to a track on this page. there is no description of any sort given by the author of this music, which is probably more intriguing and a bit mysterious [which can be a bit rare in these days of blog and tweet]. so what have we here? it would appear to be a collection of experimental electronic music. a serise of short pieces, some 53 in total. again in these days of cheap hardware, available software synths and self publication it is also easy to find any number of the number electronic music releases, but what i like here is the experimental feel and also the mixture of textures. i can hear software modifications and digital filters playing along with analogue modelling, digital synths and [i believe] analogue sound generation and filtering. not really an album product, but clever and matched and worth casting an ear over.
link - July14
EDITORIAL: For reasons beyond my control the site does not seem to have updated itself for a few days now, irrespective of the version of the page pages uploaded. Appologies to all. More news as it emerges.
the f*cked up beat - various releases - i posted A Bomb Shelter In Kansas a while back. curiosity of the title of the album [yes that still works] drew the first listen, but I was soon taken in by the beguiling looping of ancient and modern. a great collecton weird sounds occational 20's jazz and other audio tapes run into rythmic soundscapes that seem to generate a story of their own. there's some clever work here and someone has a great ear for mixing. After Bomb Shelter I have tried some of the many releases available and found all worthy of mention. have an explore. [be aware that some of the titles are a lot longer than some computer OS's can handle] Arrythmia - The Situationists - Threnodies for Schizophrenic Seas - Roswell Radio Cult - A Bomb Shelter In Kansas - Apparatus for Controlling the Mechanism of Floating Vessels - Love In A Colder Climate - Chronopolis - July14
the perry ferya band - mantra - (2014) - This band are linked closely with the Skala Collective [posted elsewhere here] but this release, for reasons best left within the collective has a good old space rock, psychadelic feel to it. As a result I'm immediately attracted to it, being a true sucker for the genre.
link - July14
andrew lagowski - prismatic - (2005) - a kind of dark collection of pieces that are mostly IDM. there are ambient soundscapes and faster pieces that offer links to an earlier tencho time. all in all, i can hear influences or similarities to some of my favourite musicians of the time and so am very pleased. as you can see from my earlier post of Oct 11 lagowski has a number of releases to be explored.
link - June14
EDITORIAL: Thank you, dear reader, for your patience. My little diversion has been very welcome. I will now return to the ongoing exploration of the new and interesting.
EDITORIAL: As a loyal and honoured follower of the Cardiacs I am duty bound to place all other activities aside and return to study and meditation. The ALPHABET BUSINESS CONCERN have seen fit to resurrect a long awaited merchandise retail service via The Consultant's Memorabilia Collection. The ABC has therefore deemed it appropriate that loyal followers avail themselves of appropriate materials and fill their needy ears with the most splendid of music. We are those whose thunder shakes the skies. Normal service will resume in a very short while.
Golgotha Communications Ltd. Those who can do, those who can't DJ - (2014) - It's a bit glitchy, a bit droney, hyper processed electronica that is quite plunderphonics in places. I've never really meshed with hard glitch since I first heard a bunch of lap top jockies in a small gig in the late 20th century. Sometimes it's just a bit too much. But one must persist as the cutting edges of music will constantly move. I'm glad I did as I may well have passed this release which wings its way from the SP label. As they say "SP releases DIY noise, ambient, drone, folk and other such counter-culture genres" which is rather nice, and so we have Golgotha Communications Ltd. Lovecraft aside this release has a good electronic play with sound clips and processing that looks to the new and sees to fuse dynamic glitchy technique with an ambient minimalist aesthetic. In all, I'm rather fond of it.
link - June14
souns - scenarios for the real self - (2003) - a very ambient release with a good description the ideas and techniques behind this presented on the page linked. i like this over a number of other available ambient releases because if feels... eh.. nice and .. eh, well, relaxed. It is slow to evolve yet there is change and subtlety that keeps you listening. link - May14
The Fucked Up Beat - Investigates Strange Weather Patterns and the UFO Cults of Cold War Nevada - sampledelic contruct using 20's and 30's sound clips leads to a weird trip hip like release. it is not only experimental and well produced it is catchy, intriguing with a spooky undertow. lovely. most definitely worth a recommendation. link - May14
bull of heaven - the chosen priest and apostle of infinite space - (2009) the story is interesting. first released in December 2009, 118: The Chosen Priest and Apostle of Infinite Space, is over two months long. Its a bit ambient, a bit electronica, a bit weird and just a little bit long. Like many of the the bull of heaven's much "longer" pieces, the band supplied excerpt tracks for those with less patience and one such excerpt is available on another compilation here Sacred Cows . It is a mere 14 hours and 53 minutes long - May14
in limbo - interstices - released in 2013 this is most definitely prog rock. It reanimates those classic days some 40 years hence with only a minor addition of more modern techniques and technology. So revisit a major piece of instrumental prog from France and wonder at the significant amount of skill in evidence here. link - Apr14
EDITORIAL: a short vacation has been taken. back now. as an addition to my postings I've decided to add in the release date as i thik it adds to placing the work in context of the overall landscape of musical development.
The Winter War in Tibet - Various Releases - I was pretty much convinced that I had posted the winter war in tibet as it's such good stuff. But a recent search showed that this was not the case. Well here it is [or selected items]. It can be well hidden in the internet archive but there are many many releases to be found. Its a drone post rock style with a regular hypnotic delibvery in the way I like. kind of reminds me of Vibra Cathedral Orchestra. So, in summary, minimal psychedelic post kraut rock from Belarus.
The Winter War in Tibet (2009) -
Eurasia Deluxe (2009) -
Tragedy In Space (2009) -
Russkij Rulet (2009) -
Mongolian Consultation (2009) -
From Air (2009) -
Green Moo (2nd Extended Edition) (2009) - Mar14
various artists - these boots are made for stomping - super psy trance compilation. foot tappin' head bobin' stuff throughout the release with a nice variety of psy trance themes. say no more
link - Mar14
gateless gate - heikan no setsu - an interesting idea well executed. the album was made entirely with vocal sounds, both raw and electronically modified. the group achieve their aim of an album of ambient pieces with a Buddhist chant theme. overall a very meditated feel. original release 2013.
link - Feb14
beyond frequency - beyond frequency - dear reader, imagine if you will the cross of dnb rythms with some atmospheric filter sweeps normally found in more chilled environs. well this is what you will get. its encourages a relaxed approach in the listener, but adds in energy via the DnB rythm and it works really well. add in good production and composition standards and you end with a recommendation.
link - Feb14
revolution void - let 1,000 flowers bloom - on a random trawl i came across another revolution void release. ok, ok, i'm a bit behind the time, but i thoroughly recommend all of their work. this release is much less jazzy than previously recommended works and includes some more exploratory pieces. still there are some jazz inspired electronic tracks inter spaced with some other pieces that are clearly steps into other directions.
link - Jan14
first rebirth - last runaway - elements of trip-hop and electronica here all fused nicely with some glitch and filter. i'm really taken by releases that, while experimental, still keep you listening with construction and flow. it's a good differentiator as getting these elements right is not easy. luckily for us it has been done well here. the upload has been placed in the wrong part of the internet archive so the preview player is not available, but you can download from the link here and preview in soundcloud.
link - Jan14
esteban de la monja casar - industrial wilderness - you know how every now and then you'd like to hear a bit of harsh noise electronica. well i did. after a bit of digging around i found this; a noise tapestry that is both harsh hypnotic. when i left it playing through my ear buds on my desk it had the guys here at zebted towers staring at my headphones in disbelief. still this did then instigated a good conversation on the definitions of music.
link - Jan14
xamanist - initiation - i think that a nice bit of psy trance will be fun for the new year. it's a genre that is good to get you back in the swing of things. so what of the music. everything you expect is here 120 bpm, minor 7ths, matched samples etc and nicely mixed. i think that's what you need to know.
link - Jan14
EDITORIAL: happy new year.
ellah a thaun - beautifulwitch - the bandcamp page offers the folowing keywords, experimental acid anti-folk drone electronic folk goth pop, which are right. there are some very interesting electronic treatments of compositions that have a simple folk base, but so effected are they that a new haunting format is extracted that is very nicely different indeed. drones and choral harmonies are found in + and ++ and some blues inspired folk is very much obvious in other tracks. while quite mixed the range of tracks is very interesting and indicates the scope of talent.
link - Dec13
nachtzug - used tickets - a serise of very modern electronica releases suypplied curtacy of creative commons licensing from nachtzug. there are several releases covering a variety of styles from deep house to dark ambience but all with a the distinctive nachtzug sound. thanks to recent music heroes for showing the way here. i really like the three used ticket releases, atmospheric, thoughtful and experimental -
used ticket 1 -
used ticket 2 -
used ticket 3 - Nov13
tangent - shortwave poltergeist - no description given by the artists but i strongly suspect that we have a construction made up of treated radio broadcast. i'm a real sucker for this sort of stuff and have loved the conet project - number station and while it is a well trodden musical idea i'm always happy to let myself be absorbed into the white noise wash. in this instance it does what is expected.
link - Nov13
alvin lucier - inspired by an inter view on BBC Radio 6 Music's Stuart Maconie's Freak Zone podcast with Alvin Lucier [which i very much recommend] I have tracked down a number of his works on the internet archive. what i really like about these pieces are the ideas behind them and the use of naturally occurring physical effects. such thinking.
recreation of "I am Sitting in a Room"
Nothing Is Real (Strawberry Fields Forever) - Oct13
chuzausen - awesome is grey - i like this because it's wierd. to me it represents all that is good in current electro pop. as a prerequisit it has catchy tunes but the composition uses a good smattering of sounds that can easily trace their heritage to experimental sound creation of the last decade. quite worth a listen.
link - Oct13
EDITORIAL: back again; thanks for waiting.
EDITORIAL: a bit of a quiet time i'm afraid, generally due to a busy period in my work load and moving to a new home. your patience is appreciated.
we're late for class - VGER - i have been following WLFC for several years. essentailly starting as a stoner space rock group they have released a plethora of albums that are very clearly good examples of their type of rock. that said the group have a wider palette and through a variety of releases are able to show a depth and talent beyond the initial impression. VGER is one of those releases offering a kind of cosmic music electronic landscape that has certainly caught my ear. while i recommend VGER I would also recommend a good sift through some of the 60+ WLFC releases available vai the groups page.
link - Sept13
gottfried 1st tot - XVIII - it is as it says a mixture of trip hip and darf folk, but if you are going to mix two things then these would seem to offer a good prospect, and it is delivered.
link - Sept13
you are not all boring - dubs#1 - i've loved dub for many a year now. i love the hypnotic almost transcendental nature of the dub that takes it beyond the original track. i'm also a stick in the mud about the feel of the music and am especially attached to the 80's releases. remixes from the studio or played live there was an organic [or in synth speak analogue] feel to it all. modern technique brings some spectacular dubs and out internet archive has many a good example, but this release somehow manages to generate that organic feel that i seek.
link - Sept13
EDITORIAL: Hi again. Short vacation had. Back to business as usual.
soundex phonetic - metaphonic - another militant science release, but this time very much more electro inspired than our earlier posting. good hard driving rythms and simple electro arpeggios brings your toes to a good tapping and your head to a good bobbing.
link - Aug13
synth alien - MSIA005 - i'm not sure if this release is forging a new direction of archive inspired trance techno or is an homage to those emergent days of trance. there's a good mix of techno beats and 90's trance sounds all jiggling about here in a very pleasant way. as an added bonus this post hase linked me to the militant science netlabel which on the evidence provided here, is well worth an explore.
link - July13
thumpermonkey - various releases - every now and then you drop onto something truely interesting, like an anthropologist finding a new lost tribe. this musical anthropologist has been hacking my way through post rock discarding crystal clean math rock and progressive rock that is only a slight organic move rather than a progression. having been bowled over by d'r sjaak earlier this year, i've now entered into the next clearing and discovered this fantastic mix of prog and other. it has many of the key elements of good ol' complex prog modernised through the influence of forty year. but its weird too in a way i haven't heard [as a new product] since the 1990's. there so many influeneces here its difficult to list. crimson, perfect circle, faith no more, tortoise. this is a true progression.
bring me sun for breakfast
hitchhikers may be escaping inmates
chap with the wings, five rounds rapid - July13
datentraeger - audiotechnik - thanks to the archivists for this. its like a darker slighly indutrially influenced kraftwerk. i think that says it all. certainly if you like kraftwerk or komputer then you will probably like to listen to this. the simplisity of composition and retro feel elctronics is prevelant, but there are darker tones that give this release its unique feel.
link - July13
christian bloch - dormant - minimalist down tempo techno. every now and then I quite like some walm laid back techno to fill the il' headphones, and this certainly does this well. I was fully enjoying the groove when i then realised that this album is part of the thinner netlabel library - of course. and suddenly it all made sense. if it has a thinner link then it's good quality. you need say no more, just listen,
link - July13
bronZe - eternity EP - atmospheric electronica that edges towards ambience. certainly the filter sweeps and waves of sound tend to suggest this approach, but there is less ambience and more groove here as the rythms lead you through the pieces. while this release fits within familiar ground the style is a differential and the quality is high, gaining its recommendation.
link - June13
goce gligurovski - delta M45 space probe - a kosmische musik inspired album with a significant ambient / drone approach. it moves slowely through a serise of musical themes like drifting along through space [funny that....]. it works really well. there is a white noise background that starts in track one that remains throughout which it works well to create the feel but becomes too 'present' as the album moves on. still it's very good.
link - June13
f.d.project - mare tranquillitatis - running up a little bit of a search for kosmische musik and came across this release. it claims to be a tribute to the 70's 80's German school of kraut electronia typified by tangerine dream, klaus sculze et al and it is almost a perfect homage. highly recommended to fans of the genre
link - June13
stanislav e. rasovsky aka. irokez - enfeeblement EP - highlighted, thank you, by the internet archive curator, this release of electronica offers a number of interesting facets. it labels itself as easy listening downtempo nu-jass, which i'm not sure fits. certainly there are jazz loops running within the tracks, and yes, pedantically, it is easy to listen to as well. but it's a bit edgy with minor key melancholy and some darker corners. however, when you add this to interesting beats you do arrive at a very listenable album.
link - June13
moving reef - various releases - I'm impressed by the several moving reef releases I have listened to. very experiemental in feel but nicely catagorised as psychedelic groove jazz. i can't believe the volume of music available. there is a commen thread through the works but each has a different feel. i'm sure that there is something to please the ear if this is your sort of thing.
fragment2 - June13
muzak vuelven - emulsio - an impressive post rock jazz fusion release that clearly tips its' hat at kraut rock. there is little information on the Barcelonian group, nor when the recordings were made but the output shows a good quality of output. the mixture of influences produces a unique sound that reminds me of some current post rock groups, some more experiemental outfits [such as battles] and some older favourites [such as gong]. but that's my take on it, why not give it a listen.
link - June13
hollow press - heads in dust - recent music heroes headline description of this release includes the word 'dystopbient'. It's the first time I've heard the word and, well, I like it. I also like the album, which is ambient and dark and generates a negative feel; almost haunting. It's interesting to work out how it's done as the dis-harmonies are slight and / or few. a clever piece of work -
link - May13
alexander zhelanov - eternal freedom - a nice mixture of influences make this a pleasant listen. sort of chilled, sort of new age and sort of trance. some tracks are slow to change and simple in construction yet still manages to develop a warm and interesting atmosphere. other tracks show their trance style and offer a mellow groove.
link - May13
ibakusha - novctzember - glitchy, electronica, IDM with a slow tempo almost ambient feel. it's a nice mix of electronica ideas that is pleasantly balanced and well presented. it is interesting to note that to my ear the release sounds dated and of its era, which is 2005. i think that this observation is indicative of how styles and technology has changed what we are producing.
link - May13
aairria - whitefall - 'ambient; soundscape; drone; lo-fi' is what is says on the page and you get 61 minutes of it. like quite a few releases it makes good background music. however this piece has two features i like. the first is the feel, which is cool and yet warm at the same time, secondly i like the way the the piece sneaks new themes into the soundscape. that's it really.
link - May13
the new mystikal troubadours - jungle love revisited - there something clever going on here that has caught my attention. this new release is clearly influenced by 60's psychedelic rock and the group make a good job of capturing the style. however, while other releases replicate the psychedelic rock theme well the production sound palette is too new for my taste. but here we have a lovely warm glo psych folk album that really has each element perfectly.
link - May13
d'r sjaak - schijnheiligen - this release has a harder rock feel to it that the other offering [see below]. it is just as bazaar as its sibling and just as catchy. i've spent a few weeks listening to both sjaar albums and they remain in my current playlist.
link - Apr13
ga'an - ga'an - prog rock art rock inspired stuff here. it has an orchestral and hypnotic feel to it that reminds me of 70's 80's symphonic rock or perhaps more so magama. however this is more simplistic which installs hypnotic aspects that drag you into the music. link - Apr13
d'r sjaak - speees kpjboj - another multi themed, multi influenced album. there's dance, rock, jazz and other bits and pieces all mixed up, shook up served up with a good dose of weird. it's so varied that you wonder if your still on the same album. there are some really good pieces here. i like it, lots.
link - Apr13
rooftop access - microleaps - when i started to play this i noted a good mix of post rock and glitchy electronics in the first track that I'm not sure i have heard before. a good start. by track three i was confused as the style had changed completely. whilst still very good this electropop techno fusion track did not seem to fit. jump on to another track and another new style of darker industrially inspired electronica. and so it goes. so different are all the tracks that you soon find yourself balanced between enjoying what you're listening to and anticipation of what is next. there is so much variety here that there must be something for everyone.
link - Apr13
m-pex and makrox - volukta - this release offers a world music jazz fusion based around guitar and electronics. it is not musically adventurous but is very well crafted and offers just the right amount of electronic manipulation to add a twist. i am constantly interested in seeing new approaches to music based on the mix of available techniques and styles in addition the development of new sounds and styles. the influence of IDM is currently being seen in more mainstream focused releases and with good effect. volukta is a good example of this.
link - Apr13
duas semicolcheias invertidas - 4 - claimed to be psychedelic jazz rock it reminds me of a very good mix of tortoise, gong [both flavours], Coltrane, soft machine..... the list goes on. still there is a distinct sound from this group, harsher, noisier, energetic. the delivery is superb and clean.
link - Apr13
charmant juliette - musique pour l'ame - electronica. it claims to be down tempo melodic, and that it is, but there is so much more going on with this release that it is markedly different to other works. there are harmonies and undertones drifting in and out of the pieces that add depth and tone. in addition there are hypnotic qualities within repeated patterns [always a favourite of mine] that hook you in and surprise. the works invoke reflections of brightness and sadness too. it all makes for a very interesting listen. the author has a second persona, julia van der piller, which offer much more bazaar listening. i have to thank the recent music heroes blog for drifting this release past me. link - Mar13
gosha & the brand new hedgehogs - unreleased - there is a collection of interesting releases surrounding a Latvian music collective of the 1990's. there is the Pasaki Onkuliem Ata - Good Noise EP which is punky and ska like. then there's Elekktro Tickles which is one of several electronic / dance testers which is also quite fun. however this releasese is more refined and still maintains a lo fi feel. its is certainly odd - but is more art than punk, more freak than psych and very much catchy. link - Mar13
nheap - coulds under the table - another meeting of minimalism and jazz but more minimalism that my last post. while plaistow has the energy of jazz and some minimalist works, nheap offers the side of beauty and atmosphere. there are so many components of the works of reich and glass here, but we have new facets introduced. other sounds and timbres interleave their way through these pieces, with world music, trip hop, IDM. It's all in here, but in such a subtle way that it only enhances the work and enables the composer to maintain their own style.
link - Mar13
plaistow - do you feel lucky? - an improvised jazz trio that steers a wide course around a jazz direction. the music we find here offers an eclectic approach. the first track 'steve reich' is clearly inspired by reich and perhaps john adams. track two still has a minimalist feel but introduces jazz metering and scales and as we go on more familiar jazz themes appear.
link - Mar13
monophone - i.e. songs of the apocalypse - whilst based on / inspired by the works of steve reich this release is more ambient in its approach with the work being atmospheric with slow changes of texture and the pieces develop. i like the idea that this is one instrument plus processing within a single take. a bit Fripp-ish. please note that the file format, m4a, has meant that the work is loaded as a film / movie with no preview mode, but a bit of jiggery pockery or the use of suitable players with the downloaded files and you can soon access the music.
link - Mar13
skala collective - sleepy dancing - i'm very pleased to be able to post another release from the skala collective. this group is made up of various musicians who all operate within separate outfits but all work in a collaborative sense through social / musical links [like a musical venn diagram]. The skala collective output is thus fairly diverse in style and can mix jazz, electronica, field recording etc. its a mixed bag of post pop. this release is more poppy than the previous 'black constellation' release but very much worth a listen. link - Mar13
oval 23 - soundfiles2005 - a pleasant mix of laid back trip beat electronica. the difference here is that the format has been stripped to a minimal state that does not detract from the format but offers, though gaps, another insight. it fills your head nicely.
link - Mar13
EDITORIAL: It's been a while, which i apologies for, and in addition posting has been infrequent and of variable density. normal life interference is to blame, as always. don't worry, i'm still here.
dziga - elephant remixes - more of the same but more so. how can you not bob your head to this.
link - Feb13
dziga - dub power - dub step. i'm having a happy time with dub step at the moment. starting with the enough dubs compilations posted here and now with the various projects and tweaks of dziga. here is a fellow who really knows how to add a bit of sub bass link - Feb13
sick to the back teeth - grit - dub step work that offers a bit of a minimal approach resulting in a darker atmospheric release. nice 'n' slow tracks that have your head bobbing in no time.
link - Feb13
first rebirth - last runaway - atmospheric IDM with the cross fade set towards trip hop rather than experiment. there are layers of interest woven into catchy rythm which all adds up to a pleasant listen. link - Feb13
subforms - fragments - laid back dub techno. so good you will want it around to keep you company as your night slows down to chill or your project goes on into the birth of tomorrow. link - Jan13
ostin - various releases - minimal electronica. it is drum and synth simple and trip hop in style but manufactured in such a way as to offer variety and subtlety.
Milky Sun -
Tracks - Jan13
PV - perception of perception - having a bit of a psy trance psy ambient thing going as i try to get into [or avoid] some work. so i'm trawling the internet archive. there are lots of great mixes and sets of this style in the site and anyone with a an interest in this sort of music should have a good listen. however as i try to stick to my albums only approach i shall recommend this from an artist PV. good stuff too. somewhat more clinical in feel than some of the other works i've played today but it moves along nicely with complex rythm and texture while maintaining the psychill core.
link - Jan13
dmitriy krotevich - introspect - sampled, mixed and spun into a high quality jazz inspired dance beat groove. it has a touch of david holmes but maintains its own style and groove.
link - Jan13
little pieces of infinity - continuing with my psychill theme i'd like to point the reader / listener to two really good compilations of psych chill dub works [which i think are from Argentina]. they really do tick all the boxes nicely.
little pieces of infinity -
little pieces of infinity second chapter - Jan13
he-lux - native - a good dose of techno trance fusion. hey, that sounds good, I should copyright it.
link - Jan13
EDITORIAL: Happy New Year [or 2013 anyway]. We are into our 7th year here at ZebTed towers, still finding music to recommend and still enjoying doing so. I hope that you too are enjoying this musical exploration.
daizy - the daizy factory - here is the first release by daisy in follow up to the aramat album blogged in Nov12. It is more of the excellent same and comes highly recommended. I love the easy going style employed and it is of the highest quality too. link - Dec12
d liner - white, healthy, shiny - a good dose of dubby minimal techno. its of EP length but leaves you wanting just a little bit more. crisp electronica with a good dollop of reverb, foot tapping beat and a bouncey bass. what more could you want.
link - Dec12
various artists - sky diary edits - i have found this curtacy of the curator's choice at the internet archive. it is a collaborative EP of acoustic basied electronica involving some well known artists and netlabels. there is some beautifully crafted music here that is pleasant in feel and interesting in electronica.
link - Dec12
bulimic orgy - reverse of the void - described as trip hop that is inspired by the 'old Soviet Union's garage sound'. well trip hip it is, and stuffin good trip hop too. decent breakbeats and a solid production sound that mixes in a low fi feel and sound. i'm not sure what the 'old Soviet Union's garage sound' is, but i know i'll be researching this. watch this space and while you wait, listen to this. link - Dec12
psytrance - i'm having a good trance day today [and there's nothing wrong with that]. ok so not all of is is strictly psytrance, but its a marginal call anyway. there are a number of worthy trance similar mixes on the archive and i'm posting some of them here as the dj mix is the only really enjoyable way to listen. i can't be sure if the tracks used for the mixes are creative commons. enjoy.
Progressive Future Episode 066 -
Psybeats April 2012 -
Seafarer ST Remix -
Ago 15 Years... Return To Goa - Nov12
daizy - aramat - first finding of the enough netlabel. laidback electronica it says and it certianly is. however what the short description fails to tell is that this is really well put together tipping its hat to the fine products of some well known producers. i'm not going to invoke names, but would very much welcome a listen. link - Nov12
thuuooom - uinua - an interesting sound experiment using drone and ambient styles. there is good experiementation and composition of the somewhat harsh noises and modified sounds that has avoided the overly painful nature of some noise drone. link - Nov12
mime - netlabel - a small netlabel with a collection of dubstep and minimal dub releases. there is little in the way of description on the works presented but they are each creative, colourful and swimming in reverb.
link - Nov12
various artists - enough dubs - whilst watching recent music heroes i have followed my nose to the enough records net label site. there's much to explore here but were to start? my tack is normally to pick up a compilation or two and I chose the enough dubs and am very much impressed. the remix dubs i'm listening to now are drum n bass / dub step remixes as much as dubs but there is nothing below parr here. i feel some significant listening coming on. if you'd like to join me then please try out. enough dubs or enough dubs 2 - Nov12
Spacefinger - A New Dawn - an initially description of this album would probably say ambient. but in addition we have interesting electronica with a low intensity beats. there is an overall spacey feel and a repetative nature that offers a krautrock aspect.
link - Oct12
beat dowsing - trigger melodies - a nice mixture of down tempo electronica with overtones of jazz, pop, dub and a variety of other influences. there are some nice hints and samples that tip a hat to various influential works.
link - Oct12
Circle Of Lebanon - Circle Of Lebanon - the write up on the archive page is very interesting but remarkably accurate. This is mood music, but not in the usual way. The tracks offer sound pictures that seem to paint mood / emotion. Yes, it could be film soundtrack [which does the same], but I have found this very listenable.
link - Oct12
radio royal - RRDL01 - a serise of works compiled from the outputs from a range of basic sound equipment. it has a glitchey feel although it is claer that this electronic output is not effected by a computer. it is not easy listening.
link - Oct12
stone cold - various releases - a bandcamp outing for us today. the two releases here are nice well made prog / space rock. well played with some good guitar work too. the band offer a name your price approach, and i'd recommend you support the artist if this is for you.
Recollection Overload -
The Electric Blue Gnu - Oct12
the named - the named - lovely, lovey hard industrial metal with cyber punk aspects. this is extremely well put together and reminds me of ministry at its best.
link - Sept12
sterbus - chi ha ordinato gli spinaci? - as a cardiacs fan i have to recommend this as sterbus is a well know supporter of the cause. so what is the album like? the cardiacs covers are superb. dirty boy is simple in style compared to the original, but this version shows the complexity of the song and is one of my all time favourite cardiac covers. the rest of the album offer original outputs that show the ability and range of sterbus via a rock style with more twists and complexity to satisfy someone with prog tendancies.
link - Sept12
tobias herzz hallbauer - various releases - a wide variety of work here that cover a number of musical styles. there are aspects that remind me of the dead can dance and others that remind me of fad gadget. the music is soundscape, drone, trip hop, rap, guitar, loops, effects, krautrock, electronica: the list goes on. i actually like the suggestion of krautpop as a description as given on one web page. this guy is very talented and the more i listen the more i like the works. i'm listing here the three releases i like the most [....currently].
verses 2 ,
84°3'N,174°51'W - Sept12
abstract nostalgic fractals systems - the inner peace - a down beat ambient dub inspired techno that offers shades of the old autoplate netlable output. excellent music for background or intense listening. the 14 minute track For Epilogue Act is hypnotic and envelopes you in wave after wave of filter sweep.
link - Aug12
circle of willis - various releases - a multi genre act who probably fit their rock art label quite well. a good use of sampling played against an electronica rock fusion. there are some really nice tracks to be found on these varied releases and it all makes for good listening.
Inevitable Mass ,
Fractures in the Elderly ,
Rectal Intrusion, Cumquat Man ,
The Manual of Internal Fixation and
War No More - Aug12
EDITORIAL: It's time for a change and it's only right that I let you all know. For some time now I've been concentrating my efforts on trawling and promoting music on the internet archive http://archive.org
and I hope with some success. However, things change. Over the past two years the portals that have been available and popular for promoting music through the internet have evolved to include new approaches such as
Bandcamp among others. The success enjoyed by these self promotion and sale sites is clear to see and the simplicity of use is helpful to all. So that's good.
So to change. Rather than concentrating on the internet archive I'm now going to include releases from elsewhere. I shall retain my policy of music that is published and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution and is free and legal to download, but will be a little flexible on where the music is published. I continue to encourage the support of artists were and when appropriate.
the plastic jazz orchestra - 39 degrees - an interesting collection of electronica that would appear [what is the aural adjective for 'apprear'] to be modifications on existing themes. and it's good work, interesting and definately worth a listen. if critisim was required the release would IMHO have benefitted from variation in the sound pallat, but what do i know. really. link - Aug12
triangulizona - flossy - another jazz inspired product which offers a good mix of experiments and a feeling of fusion and minimalism. for links to this and other posting I am endebted to the long lived bahgheera's orbit
bahgheera's orbit - link - Jul12
dutch space mission - dutch space mission - the second find under the space music search. still sold as a minimal ambient release but here we have something very different than the previous post. noisier, sharper, more challenging. it pops out of the background and asks for the listeners attention. it also has an older, pre 80's feel to it that i can't place, but like. link -Jul12
fellirium and wialenove - earth / space - i went searching for space music to see what would pop up. this short release works well in a minimal ambient way. slow transitions between themes, gentle drift across time, space and timbre. nice.
link - Jul12
thinner autoplate - in my years as author of this site I have mentioned many times the combined netlable thinner autoplate. a nicer netlable you will never meet. easily accessible electronica with a laid back edge [although you should watch out for the odd surprise] produced to the highest quality. anyway since its demise [you will be much missed] the lable's releases have been available on the internet archive. you can search for 'thn001' to 'thn069' and dip your ears into a variety of works, but why not try this 'ambient' mix link or this slow dub mix link and let your explorations begin. - Jul12
the color thieves - two souls behind the fence - now this is an interesting album. most definately electronica with a number of style threads linking through it. its not IDM [really] or dance inspiring. its not ambient or tape music. its not..... in fact the 'capture all' description used on the page that really does work is 'kraut electronica'. if that tweaks your fancy then give this a go. link - June12
blossoms - blue balloons - a fairly laid back down tempo jazz inspired album. lots to listen to here and presented in an accessable form. if feels loop laiden [not in a bad way] and weaves acoustic guitar into intricate syncopated beats.
link - June12
th.e n.d - metaphors - an interesting electronica product here. i think from the write up that a lot of the sounds used are treated acoustic sounds, which i very much like the idea of. even so there a good trip hop feel to this.
link - June12
ratkiller - gallic cones - a low fi prog inspired dark electronica album that has been produced as a side experiment. that said there is a lot happening here as oddness weaves itself throughout the various tracks. link - June12
discordless - 148 light years - somewhat post rock, post industrial electronica album, but it offers a well balanced composition and production that makes this stand out. there are eclectic influences playing throughout the album that hook the listener in and keep the work flowing along nicely. I really like this and recommend a listen. link - June12
skanderani - bastard jingles - i've loved reggae and dub for, well as long as my addled brain can remember. but with this release we have a new new take on the genre. i have to credit the recent music heroes blog link for putting on to this release which lives on a net lable of its own.
link - Mar12
mathieu ruhlmann - the calm of the suns - describing itself [accurately I may add] as a minimal soundscape, I also found moments of phonography in the field recording treatments that caught my attention. in addition it is well put together and a good example of drone ambient electronica. link - May12
eko fisk - various releases - these works live in the hinterland between ambient, slow beat electronica and IDM. its difficult to place in a way that allows for a good description, but it is certainly accessible electronica.
Solid State ,
They Live - May12
astrowind - various releases - these are the creations of kriipis tulo and mahi bukimi. there are several releases here all walm ambient pieces that make for good listening indeed. i just wanted the tracks to go on and on, and perhaps mix together. however great russian synth stuff
into vernadsky ,
somewhere the music had been played ,
der leuchtturm and
kurland - May12
spacemood - various releases - a kind of fusion thing. kraut rock like driving rythm but in this instance driving space rock insired electronics with a pinch of techno.
Evolution Universe ,
Gentrification Radar ,
Terra Humanum ,
Spaceheads in Spacegarden ,
Electro Space Kraut ,
Flying Astronauts - May12
ghosts and strings - canciones del Futuro - simple harmonic ambient electronica with field recordings and gentle voice merge to form this beautiful release. link - May12
novitativon - casa - initially sounding like a modern composition along the wim mertens michael nyman style with a good beat this release turns into a combination of downtempo electronica and orchestral composition with the occational hit of hard beat. its an eclectic realease, but i like it. link - Apr12
bidyon - kraut - somewhat droney electronics that is supported by haunting melodies delivering a release of moody electronica.
link - Apr12
d-fried - clouds leave no trace - slow beat almost trip hop electronica with a bright and colourful feel. Not quite ambient
link - Apr12
blackberry - melanphoria - IDM electronica with slight dubby influences. fairly upbeat in approach with a positive feel yet relaxing and mellow.
link - Apr12
magentaa - pulse - to quote the artist "bits & pieces, single parts, repeatedly demixed, modulated, filtered, chopped and newly formed into structures". there is a minimalist feel to the ouput with hypnotic repeats and shifting mixes.
link - Mar12
poodleplay arkestra - various EPs - warm ambience and melodic works that are not so electronica, just nice with such a subtle hint of something else going on in there. the internet archives has three, equally credible, releases.
conversations with ice cream men , windy miller's cocaine years and hector's metamorphosis - Mar12
ketsa - various releases - intricate and delicate melodic down tempo songs filled with samples and beats
11.11 Vol 1 and
what's without's within - Mar12
entheogen - tryptamine EP - fairly catchy little ditty's here. lovely semi-analogue bass and filtered harmonies placed over rythm that gets your toes tapping.
link - Mar12
softspace - arious releases - a group of 6 electronic synthesizer albums that while clearly modern in construction really do capture the sounds familiar with those heady days of the early 80's. you know, before wave table synthesis, granular synthesis and digital effect; when filter sweeps and sixteen stage sequencers ruled. what a find. i'm re-living times of experimentation, symphony and progression. and its all so beautifully put together and with its own style too. i don't want to lable softspace in such a retro analogue synth manner as the work has value in developing electronic music, but it captures the early synthesis feel and builds on it. the following list is on the internet archive, but for those who like it there are some 38 albums on jamendo.
Experiments at the Edge of Time -
Mahler's Cat -
Room With A View -
Evening Shadows -
Synaptic Activity -
Starry Nights - Feb12
mystified - arious releases - the following list is a sample of works by thomas park. this prolific producer of electronica has enriched the internet archive, and through that conduit the interweb. there are a number of releases available, only some of which are listed here. each is subtley different, but mr. park / mystified has a unique way of melding ambient drones to rhythm and electronics. i posted thomas park previously, but there are also other musical persona's out there in internet archive land too. there is so much to listen to. go to it.
Grinding Bliss -
Dub Shift -
Cavern Of Tile -
City Of Drones -
Sidewalk Salad -
Static Motion -
Transient 2 -
Children of Space -
South City Spring -
Endless Flutter -
Aluminum Fly -
Big Shoulders Mix -
Stress Test -
Trash Everest -
Audio Paintings -
Secret Tapes -
Tropical Depression -
Mutescape - Feb12
thomas park - stellar fugue - low impact tecno ambience, is my summation. this release is laid back techno with layers of ambience that all makes for a very relaxed interesting listen for both background and head nodding. a hard to get right format that Mr Parke has got right. PS thomas park is 'mystified' who i first posted here in 2006. there is a prolificacy of releases now available on the internet archive. i feel another multi release posting coming on. link - Feb12
nahuatl sound system - remixes nahuales Ep - dub wise remixes. just great if you are in that sort of mood.
link - Feb12
wrexsoul - accelerating to the sun - electronica IDM. this ep has depth and complexity that supports its reputation. it is light of touch and while encompassing a variety of styles has reminicense of the orb in places along with more up tempo dub too. link - Feb12
isnaj dui & hybernation - something more - it is as it says ambient drone, and very much so. however it is involving and hypnotic just as this sort of music should be. good work indeed. link - Feb12
diversion voice - various releases - while we are on a progressive sort of vein this muscovite group run up a pretty good progressive jazz rock fusion. underwater and feeling for snow - Feb12
nice wings, icarus - various releases - math rock post rock progressive, who can really say, but if you like that hyper complex difficult to play kinda rock then have a look at these two realeases. nice wings, icarus and aurora - Feb12
melting clouds - various releases - i have already listed a previous melting cloud here, but a recent review has highlighted some other releases. if you like the ideas of laid back post rock then look no further. there are some wonderful tracks here.
melting clouds -
found light EP -
full removal -
blind queen EP - Jan12
lord open - magnus - now this release was an absolute chance find. while looking for something else i accidentally clicked here. chord organ, electronics and voice. the end product offers a rolling harmony. link - Jan12
colony - meet merge dissolve - while i'm enjoying colony, here is the other release. earlier or later i cannot tell, but more of the same quality although somewhat more soundscapish. for the completists out there track 13 of this release can be found on soundcloud. link - Jan12
chromelodeon - the final recordings - it is not oftern that i step out of the cosy place that is the internet archive. however this the final release from chromelodeon is sitting perminantly in my playlist at the moment and is thus being recommended here. it is probably best described as computer game soundtrack inspired progressive rock. and yes, i accept that that does sound a little bit odd, but if you should just give it a listen.
link - Jan12
colony - this machine never sleeps - something of a mix of a lot of things in an IDM eletronica sort of way. i can hear autechre, sandos, underworld and other more abient trance features along with [occationally] more primative drum patterns of 80's electronica plus aspects of kraftwerk too. ok, while that sounds a bit messy, this release really isn't. it fits and flows and the influences described are subtle. the final album is clean. however, as the original upload is in .wav file format, the internet archive preview player doesn't work and you have to download to listen, and that amounts to some 800Mb. link - Jan12
fonik - various releases - i came across this group by accident through a general wandering about. but it is no real surprise as fonik are serial uploaders with several tens of releases to listen to. in summary they are mainly improvised drone electronics. thus if you are into this sort of work, or like me are occationally in the mood for some drone electronics then have a look at the following selection, or search further yourself.
link 1 -
link 2 -
link 3 - Jan12
daniel stefanik - suite l.e. - a healthy dose of electronica. well constructed slow paced almost trip hopish with a darker than day atmosphere. link - Jan12
alrucini - magus - lets open the new year with something different, something noisey. i do like a bit of noise every now and then. however as most noise productions are inspired by darker emotions there tends to be a wall of sound approach that is sometime too much [unless that is what you want]. this release is that rare something else. it's difficult, it's noisey and it evokes emotions / feeling that.... however what we also have here is considered electronica, careful detailed composition and a hypnotic combination of complex rythm. this is thoughtful and listenable. link - Jan12
oresund space collective - live sets - i have recently [re]discovered this group who have been manufacturing exceptional space rock for some time now. they record and sell their wares on their web site link . i highly recomend that you support this act [if you like the music, of course]. however, i have also more recently discovered a host of high quality recordings of their live sets. as the OSC have a taping policy that allows this dissemination of the groups output and also as the group work in a very improvised way then the value of these recordings is very valuable. there are over twenty recordings and so i have just taken a sample for this posting, but any of these links will lead to a good example of the OSC and some super space rock. happy spacerock xmas.
live at dragens hule (February 25, 2005)
live at dragens hule (May 28, 2005)
live at malmofestivalen (August 21, 2006)
lve at amplifier (November 29, 2007)
live at loppen (February 22, 2008)
live at slottsskogen goes progressive (August 16, 2008)
live at dragens hule (October 11, 2008)
link - Dec11
Skala Collective - Black Constellation - an interestingly made up music collective that offers a fairly eclectic set of releases. black constellation is sort of jazz, sort of post rock, sort of electronica with threads of tortoise. that said it has a voice of its own and is most definately cutting its own way. - link - Dec11
color und climax - the unisys tower - this is the first non internet archive recommendation i've posted for many a month. this album is released on the beko digital singles netlable, and if it is any sort of representation of the quality of work there, i'll be back soon. the unisys tower offers electronica experiments. that said, it's not too experimental. it's almost like experimental pop songs. soundscapes, a bit of noise and something that has its roots in kraut rock. i'm hooked by the third listen. - link - Dec11
s.mueller - rom/rem ep - somewhere between techno, trance and ambient in a very much minimal way of thinking. still there is an adictive rythm. enough to spin up dubplate if you had to catagorise - link - Dec11
antigen - in vivo - drifting through a soundscape like a walk in the park on a cold autumn day - link - Nov11
reamus - nine days - electronic music. rolling rythm-patterns that are formed from various [traditionally treated] samples generate scapish music structure - link - Nov11
dimomib - dubplate lp - classic dubplate work from the dimomib netlabel. atmospheric and minimal almost a dub soundscape, which is as it should be
- link - Nov11
herzog - the autumn parade EP - minimal electronica. no, not ambient and not glitchy [well not too glitchy], but slow and interesting, evolving and involving. - link - Nov11
herzog - this time we're infinite - this release is making an impact at the internet archive at the moment, and you can understand why. slow melodic post rock based pieces that drag you in and keep you interested - link - Oct11
nest - nest EP - lovely peaceful compositions. melodic modern with timbre and colour. there are memory triggers for some 80's 90's new age stuff but also minimalist composition and drone. a recommended listen. - link - Oct11
ixtlan - vuk 110011110 - this album is difficult to place. the phrase "psychedelic beatscapes" used on the page is pretty good, but this is easily accessible weirdness in a tv on the radio sort of way. - link - Oct11
transient - future jass played underwater - a monster trip hop jass fusion that really kicks your rythm - link - Oct11
andrew lagowski - discography - and another find of a prolific and talented individual. this post contains a significant discography of andrew logawski / legion as found on the internet archive. personally i don't think that there is a bad release in this collection........
prismatic - link
die datenschleuder - link
false dawn - link
shapeshifting in abalone - link
knowledge - link
burial of the books - link
ashita - link - Oct11
pan psychic - we are not who we are - a full on goa psytrance album that is well produced and just what you hope it is. great when you are in that sort of 'i need trance' type of mood - link - Sept11
you are not all boring - lost at sea EP - and another release from YANAB. ambient pieces this time. although ambience with rythm so with trip hop edges i suppose - link - Sept11
you are not all boring - the landing EP - yet agin another fine release from YANAB, and yet again a good tagging description on the archive page, sort of trip hop, sort of ambient dub but with some harder edges to the rythms - link - Sept11
you are not all boring - dubs #1 & #2 - i'm continuing to explore the works of you are not all boring, but as each of the releases is different in style so i'm posting them separately. dubs #1 and dubs #2 are two releases that both provide sharp rythm and breakbeat instrumental tracks with a kind of upbeat feel. dubs #2 is more true to the dub theme. - dubs1 - dubs2 - Sept11
you are not all boring - space EP - i fell onto this release during one of those random searches i like to undertake every now and then. there is no write up on the page but the tags used are 'disco; acid house; electro house; synth rock'. and that is about as accurate as you like. it is a great mix of styles that really is what synths were made for - and its nicely done too - link - Aug11
connor kirby - partial discography - I have posted some of connor kirby's previous works [khonnor - lost pets link and grandma - tiny fashion link ] and hopefully indicated how well the works are presented offering modern electronica in a subtle way that offers experiemental routes in a listenable presentation. I have been doing some further digging around and can now offer other releases.
grand ma - spinach gas room spaghetti straps - link
grand ma - for your broken heart - link
grand ma - bopping around in a skin car - link
i, cactus - i, cactus - link - Aug11
trigg - soil - the clinical archive is doing a fine job of exposing interesting music. this post and the one below are such examples. trigg offers beauty in a trip hop electronica journey that is catchy yet simple in a FSOL way. - link - July11
tobias herzz hallbauer - verses 2 - the Clinical Archive again. this is a remarkable set of works based on poetry with a post rock trip hop theme. the guys voice and what has been produced reminds me of [one half of] the dead can dance. - link - July11
ugol ratmanova - V- a bit harder edged than my previous posting, but then again this does come from the Clinical Archive. improvised industrial noise rock with interesting rythm and hints of melody make this a colourful yet not too extreme release - link - June11
electronicalabel.ru - electronica 1.0 - having listened to adverb [below] i was taken back to 'thinner autoplate', and missed the netlabel home of relaxed electronica. anyone else who misses autoplate should check out the home of adverb, electronicalabel.ru, or even better peruse this compilation. nice rounded well crafted down tempo electronica - link - May11
adverb - recovery dream EP - i'm a fan of russian, ukranian and siberian electronic music, so am ofen found hunting around for new snippets etc. in one of these forays i found this. not experimental, but lovely and mellow - link - May11
phil baker - eye of the storm EP - this release i have to credit the internet archive curators choice. as a fan of IDM this release fits nicely into the 'i like it' catagory. really well produced work which offers a satisfying listening experience. other releases are available in the archive. - link - Apr11
onussen - dead in italy - no glory - this is the first time i have posted a single track, but this has seriously caught my attention. the containing album 'dead in italy' is a bizzar mix of acid and techno inspired electronica that pushes to some interesting places. the track 'No Glory' however is outstanding. edgy electronica combined with a glorious alto voice. a highly reccomended listen - download - Apr11
pandoras.box - monomeet - new release by this group. somewhat more symphonic that the previous release there are extra layers and shifting soundscapes thrown into the post rock product of pandoras.box.
- link - Apr11
pandoras.box - barriers - I picked this up some time ago, but as they have just released a new EP [above] i've been prompted to post this link. it's light post rock to try to pin a description on this album, but its catchy and really well presented and spent quite a while in my player - link - Apr11
lady vallens - noon EP - I really liked this on a first listen. Moody and very goth, and by goth i mean that post punk origins of goth i enjoyed some three decades ago. While clearly building on modern industrial sound there are clear nods in the direction of fad gadget / sisters of mercy in these tracks. Let this EP lead you to the accompanying LP - link - Apr11
jason corder - aeris ash - i'm feeling wierd today, so it should be of little surprise that i'm posting this heavily experimental piece. put together from numerous field recordings it combines to a neatly hypnotic noise that does remend me of early electronic music / musique concrete. - link - Apr11
neuma - i wish you were a stranger - down temp electronica which doesn't over emphasise the significant electronic manipulation. a good balance of sophistication and melody. - link - Mar11
lomov - unterflurhydrant - surprisingly intricate work. now some 6 years old it harks back to the glitchiness of the time interleved with minimal rythms. - link - Mar11
GAF - atractores extraños II - a well produced album that explores various electronica techniques but also mixes in enough mainstream influeneces to hook you in and before you realise it your enjoying some quite experimental sounds. - link - Mar11
melting clouds - blind queen - a haunting piece that appears to be based around vocal and guitar with enough electronic jiggery pockery to keep me happy. - link - Mar11
EDITORIAL: Well hello there. It's now 2011. I'm awfully sorry that I have been away and I have many excuses, all of which are of course irrelevant. However, of the many reasons for the quiet times here at Zebted towers the musical ones are the only ones of any real interest. The hosting issues and web server issues are mere technicalities.
What has been happening is that I have been through a musical rut. I love music and have a highly ecclectic taste and will listen to most things at least once. But every now and then I need some familiarity, some old tunes, something to sing along to [in private of course]. After a day or two in this state I will normally re alighn my musical radar with a good ol' bit of Zappa. However, this time it didn't work.
What did happen was a chance search for some old tunes led me to re-visit to the prog archives [www.progarchives.com]. Here I looked into Zappa again [still trying to re-alighn] and found RIO and through here 'The Cardiacs'. This discovery was over whelming. It was almost as if the musical output of the Cardiacs [over 20 years worth] was just what I'd been hoping / looking for.
Needless to say a full back catalogue was purchaced and I listened to The Cardiacs pretty much exclusively for over a year.
After this Cardiacs years  annother point of significance occured in that I joined a band playing psych rock. This of course also altered my listening patterns, with rehearsal tapes to absorb along with further explorations into other works of the same genre at Audio Innovations [aural-innovations.com]. Another year passes.
Now in 2011 I have deceided that I owe myself the work on Zebted and so I have decided to continue to add to this blog with new discoveries. However I have also decided to limit my activity to 1 posting per week [or there abouts]. I will remain in the fully legally free materials and so am more likely to post from the exceptional internet archive or similar.
OK, so here we go [again]. A new beginning, I hope you enjoy.
glooex - glookanary express - very nicely put together psy trance album
- link - Mar09
ax11 - leviathan - another psytrance work. this time more with more of a leaning to electronica.
- link - Mar09
anakoluth - dwelling in the doid - more psytrance.
- link - Mar09
laplace - different parallel - experimental electronic music that shows how well the theories and practices of 20th century electronic music can be enhanced by ideas and technoqies of the 21st century. very inspiring - link - Mar09
minus - castofon - 8 bit basic basic electro. the idea sounds bad, but the product is really quite adictive due to clever composition. worth a listen - link - Mar09
grandma - tiny fashion - connor kirby's [khonnor] latest release offers the same high standard production. this release makes a more intense use of glitch and narrow band eq on beats than previous works, but also weaves melody and harmony. search this site for grandma and khonnor postings, you will not be disapointed. - link - Mar09
EDITORIAL: happy new year one and all. as we enter 2009 we also continue with the fourth year of this web site. glad to have you around.
I Am The Architect - 11 - the post originated as a recomendation for Free Albums Galore [see places link above]. a post rock production with a less depressing edge than others from the best internet post rock net lable I know of - lost chilren
- link - Jan09
the ghost between the strings - hoping for the end of hope - interesting guitar based dron based post rock
- link - Jan09
overdose kunst - incested by social machine - guitar and effects and sounds equals spooky pastoral works
- link - Jan09
s.n.o.w - sound noise and other waves - sort of ambient patching sounds and drones of electronica with a hint of avant-garde approach. noise thats pleasing to the ear.
- link - Jan09
mizati - drei - a good varied electronica release. a multifaceted thoughtful accessible release
- link - Jan09
march rosetta - to wash against the hudson river running - as you may have noticed i don't really post sound collage ambient works. it's not that i don'y like then, i do, it's more that they are so easily spoilt. here is a good example
- link - Jan09
march rosetta - late in time - the same artist as the entry above. however, here we have almost pop pieces. they remind me of tom vek and / or brian eno
- link - Jan09
EDITORIAL: been off the air for a short while whilst arguing with my domain name host org. still i'm back now after much head scratching and finally a useful phone call to a real person. i'll now try to get back to some music.
tap water drinkers - l'eau du robinet - poland-based producer Cristopher Pokora has put together this sampler of a number of different musical tastes with a common theme of jazz themes and great production. - link - Nov08
still dreaming - l'eau du robinet - see above - link - Nov08
abraham lincoln - declaration of independence - i really am not attracted to releases that label themselves as hip-hop, but you should really listen to this. a fantastic self produced album the brings together imaginary loop manipulation with hard hitting lyrics. - link - Nov08
binray - cederoth bloodstopper - glitchy beats a superb production of modern electronica. - link - Nov08
broadway - gosporom - triphop folk jazz. unfortunately i suspect they they will be known as the russian portishead. but this is different in ways. it certainly has a portishead influence, but is not as dark. - link - Nov08
vynuzhdennye kolebaniya (the forced oscillations) - siskipivo - a really nice and almost retro electro industrial punk single from this russian group. fun, i'd say - link - Nov08
negruzoviki - ne ulybayutsa - output from this ukrainian indie/experimental band. lovely none intrusive noise[s] underlie this production that makes use of relaxed syncopated rythm, dance themes and solid guitar. more interesting to me as i cannot flowwoed the [virtually spoken] lryics. - link - Nov08
dyspeptic - tramp - funky nu jazz ep. nice listen. - link - Nov08
expozed - unsaid ep - to quote "deep minimal house grooves and jazz flavored rolls", but i also hear a heavy influence of orbital and maybe system7. excellent. - link - Nov08
hammondsville - 2004 - groovey nu jazz that clearly reminds me of st. jermaine and in parts moby. this makes it good. - link - Nov08
martin kirkbright - ear to eye - nu jazz with a world music yet trippy ambient tinge. inspired by and composed during travel. now that takes some comitment and talent. the product mixes not only inspriation from many plases but styles sounds and techniques from many genre's. - link - Nov08
M1911A1 - ambient / dark ambient - as it says on the tin, but with a good sence of emotion - link - Sept08
chris barky - aura fresh - minimal ambient dub. really quite beautiful. evokes a feeling of summer - link - Sept08
thor ltd - free ep - precision glitch over samples offers an electronic IDM beat mix of orchestral scale without sounding overpowering. a must listen to.
- link - Sept08
lovestore - last man on earth - minimal techno. builds nicely yet keeps a minimal feel - link - Sept08
lovestore - einselganger - here's another track by the smae outfit. different in that it has a dubby feel but offers the same style and good quality
- link - Sept08
igor o vlasov - spectral EP - techno of a deep, minimal, experimental, downtempo style. really catching, will produced and a treat to listen to - link - Sept08
nulleins - cyclism EP - techo dub with a deep house trance feel. very subtle evolving tunes. nulleins are part of the thinner netlabel that excels in supporting this style of music. - link - Sept08
dolby - dub expo - dark techno dub. not too disturbing or sinister but delivering a relaxed groove - link - Sept08
marko fürstenberg - gesamtlaufzeit - another down tempo deep techno reales from the thinner netlabel. again and as always a great talent with a well produced product - link - Sept08
black venus - immortel - progressive electro deep trance. lovely deep swirling backdrops with a very 90's front end. - link - Sept08
le colibri necrophile / earsheltering - tribute to necktar - not the nektar i was thinking about but a very disturbing and difficult electronic music works. - link - Sept08
Basszuchter - Often Gruven nr4 - minimal electro or progressive techno. somewhere around there anyway and very good with it - - link - Sept08
Basszuchter - Often Gruven nr1 - more minimal progressive electro techno - more of the same - link - Sept08
EDITORIAL: now for something very different. i've re-listened to this group several times and am taken by the music or am put off. it is very mood dependent, as the music is really quite difficult. having said that it is a significant addition to music. taking hard death metal sound and technique and applying principles of drone and free jazz and adding many Lovecraft references. it has to be listened to. it will annoy some [probably your neighbor]. it is an examplar of creative direction. thus i introduce Dimaension X to you. several releases available.
Dimaension X - Ugotllathath The Sound of the End of the Universe - death metal free jazz - link - Sept08
Dimaension X - I Am Become Daevel - death metal free jazz - link - Sept08
Dimaension X - Aetherial Art of Decay - death metal free jazz - link - Sept08
Dimaension X - Dimaensia Nexus Improvisations for the Ancient Ones - death metal free jazz - link - Sept08
Dimaension X - Leprosia Doom - death metal free jazz - link - Sept08
Dimaension X - Bryson's Universe - death metal free jazz - link - Sept08
Dimaension X - Cyberthief Strikes Again - death metal free jazz - link - Sept08
Dimaension X - Deus Fetor, pt2 - death metal free jazz - link - Sept08
Dimaension X - End of an Era - death metal free jazz - link - Sept08
Landing Swabs - Mucking Felt ep - free jazz and electronic noise .... nice - link - Sept08
Breuss Arrizabalaga Quintet - Nfamoudou Boudougou - more free jazz / jazz but a larger ensemble with a less edgy approach - link - Sept08
stone crows - Graveyard Blues - psychedelic blues rock maybe - link - Sept08
EDITORIAL: I've run a search on very early blues recordings on the 78's archive and found some marvelous works. and i've only just scraped the surface. speaking of scraping the surface it is exactly that sound that accompanies most of these early disk recordings, but we should be thankful that they are now preserved. led zep fans may be interested in one track "When The Levee Breaks" by Kansas Joe and Memphis Minnie, which is a little different to the zepplin version. a selection of blues tracks follows.
Blind Willie McTell - Statesboro Blues (1927) - early blues - link - Sept08
Blind Willie Johnson - Praise God I'm Satisfied- early blues - link - Sept08
Blind Blake - Diddie Wa Diddie - early blues - link - Sept08
Blind Blake - Police Dog Blues - early blues - link - Sept08
Charlie Patton - A Spoonful Blues - early blues - link - Sept08
Carl Martin - Joe Lewis Blues - early blues - link - Sept08
Dick Justice - Cocaine - early blues - link - Sept08
Henry Thomas - Texas Easy Street - early blues - link - Sept08
Kansas Joe and Memphis Minnie - When The Levee Breaks - early blues - link - Sept08
Leadbelly - Where Did You Sleep Last Night? - early blues - link - Sept08
Mississippi John Hurt - Stack O Lee Blues - early blues - link - Sept08
EDITORIAL: back after another short break. This time a rediscovery of my local lending library has met my listening needs. In this process I have somehow drifted [happily] onto surf surf-punk. Hence the following.
Man Or Astroman? - Live at Hideout Parking Lot - i have been running an interest in surf punk ska for a week or two now. and as a result i'm happy to highlight that several MOAM live sets are available on the internet archive - link - Aug08
Man Or Astroman? - Live at Maida Vale BBC Studios - one of the peel sessions by this sci-fi obsessed surf punk outfit [sadly quiet since 2000 ish] - link - Aug08
Man Or Astroman? Live at Jack Rabbit's - anoth good live recording - link - Aug08
Man Or Astroman? - Live at Liquid Joe's - another good and extensive live set. you will have to struggle with / rejoice in the shorten file format - link - Aug08
blue dressed man - new morning glory - blue dressed man - new morning glory - - link - Aug08
ADSR - demo - surf like punk like post rock. yes its as interesting as it sounds - link - Aug08
Oxygenfad - Oxygenfad - digital hardcore punk noise rock. lovely and intense. 'intense breakcore and heavy electronica' it says, and its very very right. you may not like this but you should listen to it, just once. lots more available on the internet archive too - link - Aug08
The Original Onions - Grill Skills - pure surf rock, and fun too - link - Aug08
monsters from mars - Play Some Surf Guitar - again more pure ish surf rock - link - Aug08
EDITORIAL: back after a short break which involved a short break followed by several weeks catching up with my work backlog. Still I've managed some listening and of course have some reccomendations.
the stone crows - the electric psychedelic pussycat swingers club - i've been hunting psychedelia and have found some interesting listening. most of it is inspired by and pretty good too - link - June08
un festin Sagital - pharmakon - labeled as psych prog rock, which it probably is, this release has so much more yet always manages to remain wierd - link - June08
rod - noises in my head - home made psych prog rock as its styled but this time offers up so much more psychedelic space soundscapes along with guitar based pieces - link - June08
the plumstead common - rockminster abbey - a collection of psychedelic pieces edited to one. it has a very classic psych sound
- link - June08
schizoidal - selected releases - i found this whilst looking under psychedelic noise, but have really found something different. schizoidal has on offer some 10 or so EP releases seemingly based around a [non pop] analogue sequensed style that brings repeatative rythm [which i like]. However each realse has a different feel / sound and i'd reccomend you listen to them all. The following EPs are reccomended breezy demolition , wasted youth , midwinter , black moon , visions and breezy demolition - June08
droopy contini - surpricording - jazz bebop style - link - June08
topology - perpetual motion machine - modern composition ensamble offering some very proffessional performances of key modern / minimalist composers
- link - June08
tribuman jammin orchestra - new style ina new vibe - toasting reggea and big bamd sound - link - June08
abstracode - cocaine ways - trip hop like electronic beats and whilst based around an anti drug / destrictive drug message is quite relaxing - link - June08
k d expression - anachromatic - psychedelic techno. while that sound like a wired description, its pretty accurate - link - June08
uniquetunes - uniquetunes - live jass. quartet plus electronics. always a good combination in my book - link - June08
diona - in vicinia urbis - twisted field recordings and electronic manipulation. i love the atmosphere created - link - June08
psicodèlic - funKilljazz - a psychedelic jass - link - June08
sébastien gramond - the secret meaning - progressive jazz rock with a psychadelic edges. i found this through a ramdom search of jamendo, a great site promoting great music. i'd like to suggest supporting the artists found here - link - Apr08
downliners sekt - from the bands web site another two realeases to have a listen to. reminds me of headphone science, which if you have heard you will understand is praise indeed. firstly
'still engine mixtape' then 'the slatire wave'. both available at this
link - Apr08
mojo wire - battery acid blues - how cool do you want it? great name and a simple toe tapping offering of blues with surf punk tendanbcies volt - Apr08
4c3 - forced to fly - quiet trance with trip hop overtones -
link - Apr08
vate - techno electronic wizardary and fun fun when you need it. two realesed first blogged by Free Albums [thanks again for a great blog]. firstly
porno pixel then
volt - Apr08
from the sky - A warm place with no memory - very shoes gaze alternative post-rock. instrumental works throughout.
- link - Apr08
neandertaalin angsti - E.P. - very prog rock like improv of guitars and wall of sound
- link - Apr08
the shy trafficker - hard fought, found thought - kinda jazzy, kinda post-rock, a little bit math and good because of all that
- link - Apr08
Planete sauvage - a really interesting combination of beats and samples along with ambient guitar based sound layers that leaves you wanting more. two realesed first blogged by Free Albums. firstly
II - Apr08
EDITORIAL: looking for some baroque snippets for a fired [don't really go for that sound... eh ... man] and stumbled on these
into the flames - james curran - baroque based improv experiment - link - Mar08
loren digiorgi - waiting for a moment that never arrives - processed pitch sift and piano - link - Mar08
wizard master - finger of vampiric gloom - gloom electronica, a dark ambient with a baroque feel - link - Mar08
EDITORIAL: free albums galore has been a fantastic source of new and interesting recently, and I owe it a lot for my listening to something new every day philosophy. Thanks guys.
charletons - you cross my path - in an attempt to cash in on the cool cache that is releaseing free stuff on the internet the charlatans have this [i think for a limited time] - link - Mar08
nine inch nails - ghost 1 - not to be outdone NIN are at it too. this is a bit more blatent as it obviously wants to get you to buy the other related albums - link - Mar08
psychomental - soulscapes - trance dance house. i'm not sure, but great thumpin head noddin stuff for when you need it - link - Mar08
mysterons - again i owe free albums a good nod here. their link to these four mysterons albums really filled a surf punk niche in my year - boozin fuckin fightin - golden showers - velvet walls - wiki wiki - Mar08
mojo wire - battery acid blues - in the there is always an audio archive version, here is some more surf rock blues - link - Mar08
radiohead - rainydayz - a very neat remix / fabrication just using the radiohead rainbows release for sound input link - Mar08
nikmis - einr kliene nekopanmusik - synth versions of baroque and other early composition. like a modern switched on but without the moog dominant sound - link - Feb08
brasswork agency - shostakovich remixed - remixes by this producer have come my way curtacy of free albums galore, and what a find. very inspired remix work and own composition too. i have managed to find the three posted here. this one is remix like electronic work based on a recording of shostokovitch's cello concerto - link - Feb08
brasswork agency - desert movement - beats and electronic mix seamlessly here - link - Feb08
brasswork agency - for all the wrong reasons - more upbeat workings here - link - Feb08
tatsu - attempt - IDM dance with lots of full sounds and lovely lovely reverb - link - Feb08
re-sequence - preview - russian jazz group offering a good mix of jazz works with samples and electronics. great drumming rythm too. - link - Feb08
electrosound thanks you - compilation - compilation of all sorts of Russian IDM and other styles from this net label compilation / sampler - link - Feb08
ainm - places and names - medievil and early music composition components and systems used as abasis for this work of electronics - link - Feb08
astrowind - the night the stars flew - vintage synths and effects - Russia - link - Feb08
century of aeroplanes - a simple process - guitar sound experiemnts by this increasingly well known group - link - Feb08
e-sin - holding on to drowning - what a brilliant piece. i really appreciate fusions of various subcatagories of electronica. i suppose that means i like well rounded well composed works. this is right there. very highly recomended - link - Jan08
sektor - the dark side of the moon - part of the tonAtom label - nice sweeping electro with haunting darkness - link - Jan08
candy chang - typography/gestalt - part of the red antenna label - synthpop of clinical quality - link - Jan08
books on tape - this house is not a home - tape and electro beats that offers a quick look into the potential experimental technique of books - link - Jan08
sascha müller - electronic pinups - my exploration of electro works now lands on this hypnotic offering. a true example of minimal eletro - link - Jan08
sektor - under the moonlight EP - more from sektor IDM this time. solid beats bash against floating soundscape - link - Jan08
white nois stasis - the garden of unearthed machines - dark industial has always had a place inmy heart, but i'm so particular and choosey
that i normally fail to mesh with releases. this breaks that mould. especially the last undacova remix track. - link - Jan08
mesu kasumai - my fiero - the extremely fun and well made release offers electro versions of your favoirite 80's pop - - link - Jan08
Mikroben Krieg - Possessive Strategies - tape loops of audio speech, industrial beats and vocalisation. a good example of post industrial works - link - Jan08
L.A.M.P. - Intersphere Quazar - IDM and electronica with a number of disharmony sounds and strong beats giving an industrial avant garde feel - link - Jan08
L.A.M.P. - Tragic That Drones Can't Cry - ambient works by LAMP paint a very different of this artist that certainly show his versatility. atmospheric and variable drone ambient works - link - Jan08
uniquetunes - a year rocking - more jazz with electronics here, but this album has an easy beat feel [live performance] - link - Dec07
f d project - more tranquillitatis - if you ever facny a little tangerine dream like prog synth, then look no further - link - Dec07
dimaension x - aetherial art of decay - new contact has advised i access some death-jazz. a quick search found this death metal with jazz improv tendancies, and its not that bad
- link - Dec07
dimaension x - leprosia doom - more death metal jazz improv but this time with some guitar drone and sustained power chords - link - Dec07
heavyconfetti - deconstructing shred - 'guitar shred with musical salad' as described in blurb, but it is so much better than that - link - Dec07
EDITORIAL - A sad admittance that i have been neglecting this site for a while. I'm sorry. What have I been doing, well unfortunately a lot of work, and also a lot of re-listening. Given the volume of quality music available for us all to listen to its very easy to only listen to an album/release just once. This is good and bad. It's great to realise that you can listen to something new every day and on the whole be very pleased with the situation. However IMHO evey release requires / respects a second or third listn. Thus I have been busy trying to revisit my music collection with a view to rediscovering lost items and listening again to those releases i have listed here. So what have I been listening to. Ah that would be telling, but there follows a few of the creative commns releases that have caught my attention. Could I also thank Free Albums Galore to be found here [a daily read] for re-energising my musical investagations. I vow to update this site weekly [for a while at least]. - Dec07
protogroup - love gives strength to my soul - i've been running a hunt for releases that have developmental links to the 90's 00's re orbital FSOL meat beat etc. protogroup and the following two releases are the resultant fin ds. protogroups offering is a significant download with a 93MB track plus an albums worth. emotional clever electronica atmospheric music and layered with modern glitchery pokery - link - Dec07
motionfield - the colour of water - electronica with a very FSOL walm analogue feel but includes layered treated field recordings. ambient be developing - link - Dec07
thiez - backyard soundtrack vol1 - think 90's ambient-electro electronica progressed by 10 yearsand you'll have a reasonable idea of this release - link - Dec07
f d project - more tranquillitatis - so tangerine dream like you think you have been time dumped some 25 years - wow is it 25 years - link - Dec07
umma project - ethereal & other versions - experimental prog rock based around guitar with other recordings. there are lots of duplicate releases on archive.org which seem to snapshot the development of the projects output - link - Dec07
david velez - data transfer 2 - avant gard electronica. a fully modern glitch electronic and noise example of current techniques. that makes it sound flat and boring which is not what this release is by some way. - link - Dec07
bluebridge quartet - low noise tape - jazz with electronics always a good combination and always a descriptor that will atrtract me. this release isn't too extravagant but has its interesting moments - link - Dec07
jeff mcleod - at the end of a path - guitar and effects, but what guitar and effects. if you like this sample then please support the artist by purchasing the CD - link - Dec07
tom le merche - ou se cachent - jazz. there is a vane of french jazzists who are making great headway in leading the fusion of modern electronics and jazz. here's a good example. - link - Dec07
resonance association - volumes one and two with appedicies one and two - two releases with suplimentary associated additional works. the releases are guitar and electronics based with an experimantal & prog rock feel plus a helpful msattering of synthesis and samples
link - Dec07
d'incise - capharnaüm - treated field recordings - link - Dec07
peter drukula - metrospetive - minimalist piano presentaion of music theory and complexity. pointed to this by FAG of which i like some of the releases - link - July 07
project swirl - pollution ep - still the above link to audiotong linked me into this lovely little collection of loops and drones plus electronics - link - July 07
martin archer - live in krakow - electronics and improvisation. local [to me] lad who i have some CDs by. this release shows off his style and works well. - link - July 07
one mighty atom - some guys from space - ran a search for psychedelic funk rock, and found this. brilliant - link - July 07
nole plastique - sourire en souriant - electroacoustic avant-rock improv effected guitar electonics - link - July 07
nole plastique -disharmonization of primative thoughts - electroacoustic avant-rock improv effected guitar electonics - link - July 07
nole plastique - four naked flowers - i have been meaning to post links to this group for a while. sorry its late. anyway a collection of electroacoustic avant-rock improv works - link - July 07
EDITORIAL - just a note to let you all know that one of my favorite east european electro acoustic groups has released their first CD. entrails by infrared army contains all the currently released materials but with some new tracks too. still highly evocotive, beautifully constructed, but now presented in full CD quality [and better for it too]. goto the lanton netlable for links to suppliers. - July 07
french teen idol - french teen idol - i picked up a reference to this group who offer some superb examples of post rock with a slushy folky feel. extremely well manufactured music. - link - June 07
french teen idol - enlightened false conciousness - see above. more of the same post rock with a slushy folky feel - link - June 07
john holowach - melodies of fear - this amazing find was a result of another karma lead rummage into the archives. however john holowach is some of the best produced works of electronics plus loops that i have heard on offer here. please have a listen to the several albums on offer here quickly before the genius of this artist is appreciated. melodies of fear is a great place start. remember you heard it first at the internet archive. - link - June 07
john holowach - elements - electronics plus loops and samples with a groove and beats - link - June 07
john holowach - sickness in the world - electronics plus loops and samples with a groove and beats - link - June 07
john holowach - watchtower - electronics plus loops and samples with a groove and beats - link - June 07
john holowach - basement of broken dreams - electronics plus loops and samples with a groove and beats - link - June 07
electronica unplugged vol1 - compilation - electro acoustic music with hints and influences of electronica. yes it sounds impossible to have an acoustic set, unless you go for the silent treatment, but this really works. - link - June 07
electronica unplugged vol2 - compilation - electro acoustic music with hints and influences of electronica. great a second release. i'm just so impressed by this stuff. ok so its not fully unplugged but electro acoustic music has a magic of its own and i highly recommend it. - link - June 07
rombix - simply people - tape loops and electronic fruit. place a musically talented guy in a room with a wide range of russian sysnths ans reel to reel tape machines and voila, cool sounds. lovely jazzy basis with noisey slippy tape effects. brilliant. - link - June 07
alphonse de montfroyd - defect analysis - russian electronica & field recordings. I found this when searching for moglass (below). a very good example of the russian style of music i'm likeing at the moment. not as digitally sharp edged as other works. it has the analogue warmth that always sounds so pleasing. - link - June 07
beautiful machine - home - post rock that is very nearly 80's in its alternative feel, but add to that massive crecendo's of sound and smooth flowing melody's and your getting the picture. - link - May 07
beautiful machine - beautiful machine - post rock. having been pointed in the direction of 'home' by Bahgheers Orbit, and having raved about the 'solar wind white noise anti gravity' release discovered earlier, i was exceedingly happy to find yet another release here. - link - May 07
moglass - saliva - guitar electronics and drone from ukraine. i have a great respect and liking for this sort of music and sound construction that is driving its way out of eastern european countries. very unique sounds produced with great talent with strange electrical gadetary. moglass are guitar based, though it sounds anything but. - link - May 07
moglass & kiritchenko - dto - guitar electronics and drone from ukraine. this time moglass collaborate with the genius founder of the brilliant nexsound lable. - link - May 07
moglass - split ep - guitar electronics and drone from ukraine. an earlier release here. the more the better. i note that i logged the saliva and plit moglass releases last year. but they are so good that they deserve a second mention. - link - May 07
gultskra artikler - razmer nosa 46 - avant-gard composition of electronicx and field recordings - link - May 07
gultskra artikler - moreprodukt - avant-gard composition of electronicx and field recordings - link - May 07
gultskra artikler - gruppa turistov - avant-gard composition of electronicx and field recordings - link - May 07
gultskra artikler - gololed - avant-gard composition of electronicx and field recordings - link - May 07
pierre henry - le voile d'orphee and other pieces - early musique concrete, very early, very bizzar - link - May 07
pierre henry - le microphone bien tempéré - early musique concrete. more of the same. just think how difficult this was to produce and how you could knock something up in audacity in a lunch hour. ah yes but you need talent too. - link - May 07
merde sur la mere - pure klasic - croatian bizzar jazz improv avant-gard plus electroics and noise. and yes its a chaotic as it sounds, but there's structure in chaos - link - May 07
steve layton - compilation 06 07 - have just discovered this very prolific composer performer who mixes modern composition with modern electronics in the most outstanding ways. i am particularly impressed with his more recent works. look out for the posts on the site linked. - link - Mar 07
gultskra artikler - several albums - always interested in releases that contain the phrase difficult to describe. thus these releases by artikler attracted zebteds attention, and i'm lucky to find them. so to the difficult description. avant-gard composition of electronicx and field recordings. - razmer nosa 46 - moreprodukt - gruppa turistov - gololed - Mar 07
kinetic jane - compilation of a number releases - again difficult to describe, but from a pop rock angle. a very ecclectic mix of styles that reminds me of pwei but with an electronic side that pleases me. i need to describe this group like a pretentious wine critic. i'm getting pwei, with scraps of fsol enfused with meat beat manifesto - link - Mar 07
eric cook - concessions and allocations - clever ambience. i don't normally go for ambient styles, but here we find a real talent and a site littered with fantastic musical gifts. - link - Mar 07
engine7 - hope street - nice layed back electronica with pleasing melodys - link - Mar 07
zero v - several albums - whilst on an afternoons trawl for some grunge i came accross zero v. who aren't. grunge that is. best described as electronic with ecclectice influences. however, it's the ambient tracks that i have picked up on. i don't normally go for ambient works as its such a hard to do well but zero v has a talent for it. thus i post links to several albums that are bejeweled with some very good tracks - songs of parting - sequenced synthesis - agree to disagree - the hard changing of the seasons - Feb 07
steve reich piano phase - minimalist - ladeezz an genlemenn, it gives me great, great pleasure to inform you of the arrival at archive.org of some steve reich. as a self confessed fan of 20th century minimalist works finding this very good rendition of piano phase has made my week/month - link - Feb 07
gitarrenarmee - composing after playing - remixed improv guitar that relates to both guitar sounds and new composition all in one package - link - Jan 07
baroque dub - versions excursions - dub - link - Jan 07
silent ballet vol 2 - compilation - guitar based in a way I'd call post 70's prog. excellent - link - Jan 07
silent ballet vol 1 - compilation - guitar based in a way I'd call post 80's goth. excellent - link - Jan 07
part rocket - kneel before the throne - instrumental rock kind of tortoise kind of source tags & codes from the experimental post-rock collective - link - Jan 07
braces tower - pasteism - layed back idm and jazz loops. includes great sesame street remix - link - Jan 07
braces tower - pshhh - layed back idm and jazz loops - link - Jan 07
skope - buildings - pleasant funky electronics presenting new sounds with grooves in a very familiar and very proffessional way - link - Jan 07
milhaven - bars closing down - symphonic guitar instrumentals. think tortoise explosions in the sky etc - link - Jan 07
milhaven - i m wagner - symphonic guitar instrumentals. newer release with more polish - link - Jan 07
dsrv - understood - experimental electronics, IDM, and beats mixture. a newer realeas than amateur, with a less analogue sound, but still retains a dance influence while exploring sounds and manipulation - link - Jan 07
dsrv - amateur - experimental electronics, IDM, and beats mixture. as if influenced by analogue 90's house. and that's good - link - Jan 07
aleksi virta - meets torsti at the space lounge - orb like jazzy dub electronics and beats and samples too. its got it all. - link - Dec 06
khonnor - live from saint johnsbury - experimental electronics from the wonderboy khonnor - link - Dec 06
grand ma - tiny fashion - way back in sept 2005 i found a release called lost pets by khonnor. yes its experimental electronics but it blends outstanding production in ways that make you take note. so understand my enthusiasm and excitement when Reloda points me to several releases under the name grand ma. happy days - link - Dec 06
grand ma - spinach gas room spaghetti straps - experimental electronics from the wonderboy khonnor - link - Dec 06
grand ma - for your broken heart - experimental electronics from the wonderboy khonnor - link - Dec 06
grand ma - bopping around in a skin car - experimental electronics from the wonderboy - link - Dec 06
hans carstens - manual 1.0 - a kind of entertaining minimalist IDM - link - Dec 06
transient - magnets - trip hip beats plus guitar / harp bits - link - Dec 06
mystified - machines2 - analogic-ambient-dark-space-dub - link - Dec 06
death in june - free tibet - dark peotry with slow trance rythms - link - Dec 06
atma sonica - compilation of tracks from open source audio - psychadelic type trancey dance - link - Dec 06
freiraum - e22 - dance music with a good identity - link - Dec 06
freiraum - zexy - dance music with a good identity - link - Dec 06
centrury of aeorplanes - two children moving in opposite directions - a second release of acoustic electronics - link - Dec 06
henry flower -resugram - soundcapes and drones - link - Dec 06
henry flower - in the gloaming - soundcapes drones and guitars apparently - link - Dec 06
van zalman - massage of average ear - jass & electronics, maybe improvaisation but certainly exp - link - Dec 06
savium - inane and serene - oh, kinda like tortoise, faith no more, king crimson and others. yup its pretty good - link - Dec 06
brtlmn - eclogue - more experimental electronica with a touch of difference - link - Nov 06
brtlmn - quinine - psychadelic electronics & IDM according to the literature, but it's much more. experimental certainly, hypnotic at times, IDM is you stretch the genre, psychadelic probably. i'm liking this a lot, and am exploring more output from the group - link - Oct 06
daniel palomo - le projet flou - jazz + electronics + wierdness - link - Oct 06
explotions in the sky - the rescue - alternative rock instrumentals. much better than its decribed here - link - Oct 06
jp sunshine - jp sunshine - flower power fun packed guitar and bongo combo - link - Oct 06
revolution void - viva la revolucion - jazz + electronics from eminent producer. always happy to find more of this work - link - Oct 06
revolution void - like a secret dream - jazz + electronics from eminent producer / grouping - link - Oct 06
steve reich - music for 18 musicians remixed by jak - a remix of this classic minimalist piece with beats. a nice alternative - link - Oct 06
unnecessary revolution - 1st of 3 - jazz + electronics + wierdness from this french group. nice.... - link - Oct 06
unnecessary revolution - 2nd of 3 - jazz + electronics + wierdness - link - Oct 06
siba - daria - idm with an ambient relaxed jazzy feel - link - Sept 06
varga - dark - dark ambience with a smattering of industrial noise - link - Sept 06
mb ent - noisthis - glitchy sort of nice sort of electronica - link - Sept 06
satie erik - piano vexations - a serise of interprotations of satie's vexation riff. i'd reccommend nordschow and bruce arnold - link - Sept 06
downliners sekt - statement of purpose - hard rhythm and electronix. reminds me of the headphone science release and is as good. that i hope, should be taken as the complement it is - link - Sept 06
monokle - something about frost - more from monokle with this album release. more of the same pleasant mixture of dance rythms with electronica - link - Sept 06
monokle - various tracks - an unusual group providing a range of popular electronic music styles - link - Sept 06
debussy - various piano pieces - in search of a copy of la terrasse des audiences du clair de lune preludes i emmediately tried the pianosociety and of course found several versions and a whole lot more - link - Sept 06
zed - collecting dust - guitar & effect & soundscapes, but not as ambient as it sounds - link - Aug 06
yuri - lugoskoy - a modern take on musique concrete using various sound sources - link - Aug 06
colophon - random acts of violence - more elctronic wizardary meshed nicely with the low fi electro post rock we have come to enjoy. reflections of tortise and beats from orbital [no honestly] - link - Aug 06
colophon - imprint tailpiece - more low fi electro post rock with touches of glitch and showing a pleasant tortoise like behaviour - link - Aug 06
colophon - i never want to return - low fi electro post rock, exploring an electronic fusion - link - Aug 06
brainsaw - subproject 35 - more electronic but reinforces its background - link - Aug 06
brainsaw - totschlagroboterfabrik - almost 80's electro goth but with very dark ambience - link - Aug 06
brainsaw - electric death disco - almost 80's electro goth but edging indistrial - link - Aug 06
brainsaw - music for the paranoid schizophrenic - almost 80's electro goth but with very dark ambience - link - Aug 06
sickoakes - wedding rings and bullets - a wonderous single track offering haunting guitar with such effects - link - Aug 06
beautiful machine - solar wind white noise anti gravity - continuing the theme. more post rock that is very nearly 80's alt guitar / cocteau twins, though i probably shouldn't say that - link - Aug 06
big sleep - you today me tomorrow - i'm having a post rock phase at the moment. this release has been in the listening box for a while. a heady mix of medolic guitar rock with feedback electronics - link - Aug 06
nishi - nsh100 - a compilation by the netlable no type. spanning some 3 cdr's this release offers a balanced mix of modern electronica and points to more downloads to come - link - Aug 06
alexander lokshin - several albums by this oppressed russian classic composer from the era of unlce joe starlin can be found on -
this page . recommendations include symphonies 1,3,5,8 & 9 - Aug 06
revolution void - thread soul - jazz electronica fusion for the 21st century. this is one of the best produced freebee finds of my downloading career and a second release is a real treat - link - Aug 06
sonores - sonores - haunting trip hop meets post rock. if you like either you'll like this - link - Aug 06
some dots of a not so electric motherland - compilation - now i'm cheating here as the compilation listed is my compilation of the three excellent compilations found on this russian electronica netlabel - link - Aug 06
jt bruce - anomalous materials - post prog rock offering a range of musical references and shows what you can do if you turn your imagination to production - link - Aug 06
etienne brunet - post communist atmosphere - jazz - improv + electronics + world samples. if this is your first step to a free jazz liking then you're doing ok.... - link - Aug 06
etienne brunet - boubou smoking - jazz - improv + electronics. not too difficult to live with, but interesting enough to annoy the neigbours - link - Aug 06
stephen mcgreevy - electric enigma - sounds made by the earths atmosphere. VLF stuff. ok so its very nerdy, but pleasant listening at times. - link - Aug 06
solo andata - sampler - electro acoustic with beats with a touch of dance. the primary instrumentation is guitar, but the addition of subtle electronics and samples makes for a nicely balanced relaxed ep - link - Aug 06
rescue - between stations - well received EP showing just what can be done by mixing a wide range of electronic dance music sounds, filters and beats. it provides relaxed beats against a background with enough happening to keep you hooked. this work is very highly reccomended. - link - July-06
electronic panarama - compilations - a collection of four compilations showcasing electronic and experimental compositions from four cities. a fantastic find for fans of early electronic work. inspirational performances/compoisitions considering the techniques of the time -
warsaw - July-06
unit 21 - september october - experimental electronic music with a nice mix of techniques and sound sources - link - July-06
lullatone - music for apartments - electronic expressionism with some experimentation techniques - link - July-06
erik satie - conceptual works - modernist composer - link - July-06
erik satie - pieces pour guitare - modernist composer - link - July-06
moglass - plus split - guitar sources electronics with rhythm from ukraine - link - July-06
moglass - saliva - guitar sources electronics with rhythm from ukraine - link - July-06
jeremy pelt - vols 3 to 12 - jazz sort of beebop sort of good. a very generous collection of live performances highlighting quality of composition and ability. other volumes are available from the same site - vol 12 - vol 11 - vol 10 - vol 9 - vol 8 - vol 7 - vol6 vol 5 - vol 4 - vol 3 - July-06
fieldtriqp - eidolon - noise glitch and medody - link - July-06
hermigervill - lausnin - icelandic groove kind of kinobe - link - July-06
debussy - estampes - classic - link - July-06
tesla ghost - take off - space rock with edge - link - July-06
mikkel metal - cassini pieces - idm kind of trance - link - July-06
stockfinster - sunset - idm with great samples tech - link - July-06
stockfinster - red woods - idm with great samples tech - link - July-06
stockfinster - car crash - idm with great samples tech - link - July-06
stockfinster - all becomes music - idm with great samples tech - link - July-06
polyvox populi 2 - compilation - ukrainian experimental electronic music - link - July-06
many things worth living for - compilation - electro acoustic works - link - July-06
charlie hunter - mp3's vol 2 - jass guitar - link - July-06
charlie hunter - mp3's vol 1 - jass guitar - link - July-06
revolution void - effects of elevation - jass electro: see below - link - June-06
vorodeyev - coldclear - weird stuff from the ukraine - link - May-06
twile - chiaroscuro - weird dubby idm from the finland - link - May-06
caxp - sampler - weird stuff from the ukraine - link - May-06
sectorchestra - no morchestra - idm electronica - link - May-06
das kraftflutter - eingang nach - idm electronica - link - May-06
gate zero - radio overboard - electronica - link - May-06
mellisa welsh - sleep wake - electronica + voice - link - May-06
mellisa welsh - myopic - electronica + voice - link - May-06
suns of arqa - universe city - world music ethnic dub - link - May-06
suns of arqa - soa meet the gayan orchestra - world music ethnic dub - link - May-06
low priests - sampler - theremin rock:yes you read it here first - link - May-06
great mundane - press on - idm d&b glitch - link - May-06
centrury of aeorplanes - travel in any direction - modern composition + electonics - wmrecords.com - link - May-06
drunken gunmen - deep space distant future - space rock - link - April-06
drunken gunmen - beyond the green sun - space rock - link - April-06
ultra red - the debt - left wing electro - link - March-06
ultra red - play kanak attak - left wing electro - link - March-06
ultra red - movements for airports - left wing electro - link - March-06
ultra red - a silence broken - left wing electro - link - March-06
FMOL trio - the koln concert - improv electronica and free jass - link - March-06
FMOL trio - night in the chapel - improv electronica and free jass - link - March-06
xenoton - litcht - very idm & nice too - link - March-06
xenoton - seeland - very idm & nice too- link - March-06
big city orchestra - signals and codes - electronica - link - March-06
raging family - speed of life - idm - link - March-06
raging family - black hole transmissions - idm - link - March-06
marcus bittencourt - acousmatic music - modern composition - link - February-06
inner.fx - sampler - idm with glitches too - link - February-06
syntax error - we're in it for the money - idm with electronica - link - February-06
syntax error - 2s complement - idm with electronica - link - February-06
revolution void - increase the dosage - jass electro and electronics - link - February-06
marcus bittencourt - works - modern composition - link - February-06
jimmy greene - brand new world - jazz - link - February-06
oriol perucho - asi pasan - jazz with avant gard tendancies - link - February-06
conserver a l'abri de la lumiere - sampler - electronica & idm - link - February-06
room - sampler - electronica & idm again - link - February-06
okapi - bah - electronica & idm - link - February-06
strata institute - anatomy of a groove - jazz with a touch of interesting - link - February-06
strata institute - transmigration - jazz with a touch of interesting - link - February-06
strata institute - cipher syntax - jazz with a touch of interesting - link - February-06
steve coleman - alternative dimension series I - jazz with a touch of interesting - link - February-06
steve coleman - the ascension to light - jazz with a touch of interesting - link - February-06
sean quinn - missing clock edges - electronic music plus guitar - link - February-06
early japanese electronic music - compilation - electronic - link - February-06
steve coleman - def trance beat - jazz with a touch of interesting - link - February-06
steve coleman - drop kick - jazz with a touch of interesting - link - February-06
steve coleman - black science - jazz with a touch of interesting - link - February-06
steve coleman - rhythm in mind - jazz with a touch of interesting - link - February-06
steve coleman - motherland pulse - jazz with a touch of interesting - link - February-06
steve coleman - on the edge of tomorrow - jazz with a touch of interesting - link - February-06
david salvage - granville reminiscence - modern 20th century composition - link - February-06
headphone science - setsumei - idm sticth glitch - open source - link - February-06
steve coleman - world expansion - jazz - www.m-base.org - link - February-06
steve coleman - the tao of mad phat - jazz - www.m-base.org - link - February-06
steve coleman - sine die - jazz - www.m-base.org - link - February-06
steve coleman - rhythm people - jazz - www.m-base.org - link - February-06
edwin morris - the heart bowed down - guitar drone experimental works - link - January-06
david salvage - pieces for violin cello and piano - 20th century composition - link - January-06
atone - un jour ep - idm n glitch - link - January-06
aphilas - instrumentally III ep - idm inc. jazz with loops - link - November-05
scarlet hideout - hedocentric - idm inc. jazz with loops - link - December-05
moosefrog - chillout bitch - jazz with idm with weird - link - December-05
moosefrog - come - jazz with idm with weird - link - December-05
moosefrog - demo - jazz with idm with weird - link - December-05
infrared army - black body - guitar sample dark minimalist: beautifully weird - link - November-05
tricolore & krii - evil mindz - a weird sort of idm - link - November-05
makkina - blissful - idm - link - November-05
lum - selected works - electronic modern experiments - link - November-05
ambre & mark spybe - sfumato - experimental electronic - link - November-05
claudia bonarelli - bordom is counter revolutionary - glitch dub - link - November-05
michael sandler - shelter - minimalist - link - November-05
michael sandler - the galaxy project - minimalist - link - November-05
michael sandler - music in five keys - minimalist - link - November-05
steel stylianou - sphinx - ambient glitch drone - link - November-05
ochlo - 2003 - glitch electronic dance music - link - November-05
resfilter - deceptive - experimental electronic - glitch - link - November-05
stammer - the zone - jazz analogue electronics avant-gard - link - October-05
stammer - strum - jazz analogue electronics avant-gard - link - October-05
stammer - shift - jazz analogue electronics avant-gard - link - October-05
stammer - disthing - jazz analogue electronics avant-gard - link - October-05
noise and the city - compilation - noise glitch experimental - link - October-05
maurizio bianchi - blunt und nebel - noise remix - link - October-05
jeff harrington - espace - ambient minimalist composition - link - October-05
jeff harrington - transcension - ambient minimalist composition - link - October-05
circuit odyssey 2005 - compilation - experimental electronic music with a dance theme - link - October-05
tapework collective - compilation - various sorts of interesting electronic based musics - link - October-05
trancevision - lemuria - kind of nice idm - link - October-05
paul bailey - violin machine - experimental modern composition - link - October-05
paul bailey - summerland - experimental modern composition - link - October-05
paul bailey - retrace our steps - experimental modern composition - link - October-05
paul bailey - music for strings - experimental modern composition - link - October-05
paul bailey - chopping tool - experimental electronic - glitch - link - October-05
khonnor - lost pets - experimental electronic / glitch / nice - link - September-05
cheju - rorschach - experimental dance music - link - September-05
christopher bailey - quiet lights - quiet delecate modern composition for piano and strings - link - September-05
four boxes - the driver - avant gard improvised jass like - link - September-05
four boxes - temeritorium - avant gard improvised jass likeavant gard improvised jass like - link - September-05
kaminari synthesis - the importance of closing your eyes - world sounds and themes meet glitch processing: its so much better than my description - link - September-05
four boxes - beeky - avant gard improvised jass like - link - September-05
four boxes - anaananaan - avant gard improvised jass like - link - September-05
stargarden - the art of analogue diversion - experimental electronic ambient - link - September-05
stargarden - step off - experimental electronic ambient - link - September-05
stargarden - music for modern listening - experimental electronic ambient - link - September-05
stargarden - ambient excursions - experimental electronic ambient - link - September-05
rapoon - what do you suppose - experimental electronic ambient - link - September-05
rapoon - vernal crossing - experimental electronic ambient - link - September-05
rapoon - tin of drum - experimental electronic ambient - link - September-05
rapoon - the kirghiz light - experimental electronic ambient - link - September-05
rapoon - fallen gods - experimental electronic ambient - link - September-05
rapoon - easterly 6 or 7 - experimental electronic ambient - link - September-05
rapoon - cidar - experimental electronic ambient - link - September-05
hands upon black earth - hands upon black earth - idm - link - September-05
beat under control - the introduction - idm with a hint or world music and almost some goth too - link - September-05
daniel berkman - calabashmoon - idm with kopa harp gives great world music - link - September-05
ian nagoski - walm coursing blood - experimental tonal electronics with a hint of noise and music concrete - link - September-05
symptoms - discipline - experimental electronic ambient: see below - link - September-05
symptoms - violence - experimental electronic ambient: see below - link - September-05
symptoms - joy - experimental electronic ambient: dark & mysterious - link - September-05
brian jonestown massarcre - Their Satanic Majesties Second Request - psychodelic rock: see below - link - August-05
brian jonestown massarcre - Take It From The Man! - psychodelic rock: see b - link - August-05
brian jonestown massarcre - Strung Out In Heaven - psychodelic rock: see below - link - August-05
brian jonestown massarcre - Spacegirl - psychodelic rock: see below - link - August-05
brian jonestown massarcre - Methodrone - psychodelic rock: see below - link - August-05
brian jonestown massarcre - Give It Back - psychodelic rock: see below - link - August-05
brian jonestown massarcre - Bringing It All Back Home Again - psychodelic rock - link - August-05
brian jonestown massarcre - Bravery Repetition & Noise - psychodelic rock: see below - link - August-05
brian jonestown massarcre - And This Is Our Music - psychodelic rock in a variety of forms - link - August-05
giant robot - remixes - idm jass: see below - link - August-05
giant robot - 33rpm robotics vinyl record - idm [intelligent dance music] mixed jass rhythm with vocals samples and scratching - link - August-05