Monday morning blast off, Dauss released “Cycle Points” a few back, and it surfs the concrete like a white coat wearing wizard sage. You’ll hit play on this, and get zoomed into the YOU vortex as you drive the city with the lights blinking the fade. Dauss has some NAME YOUR PRICE on BC.
London’s Polar Baby (Christopher Hegarty) released “Out of This Love” which is an erratically pleasant tune. The plethora of randomness brings a lot to the ear. At the 3:00 minute mark we’re treated with a delicious break down, that enables that bright cadence to really breathe. And its does, flawlessly. Great production with a very nice vocal to ride with it. Then there’s the “Colours Fade” a lake side chiller with enough ponder wave to make you feel like you’re getting reiki or something. Love both of these tunes. Great work!
Ether Teeth, the “Washed Wave” group from Phoenix has this nice number called “Memory Leak”. A rattle of smooth soundings haze, with a pleasant vocal to match. In the middle of the tune it drops into this super dope instrumental for a few beats, then right back into the hook, just like a good Pop number should. REQUIRED DL INDEED. The song is part of an EP that came out back in Dec. called Elysian Dreams. Nab both for Free.
Koda (Jordan Sudak) released “Limnos” about a month ago. A perfect soft-spoken lyric, riddled with worldly aesthetics. The journey in the song, a view finder filled with an appreciative realization about life, the context of questioning “what it all means” why simultaneously missing out on the beauty before us. The album was released on Silk Sofa, part of the expanded Silk Music (read their mission statment, awesome!) and made available to purchase back in Feb. via beatport. Jordan just released “Leaving” on Soundcloud yesterday, so I thought I’d share that as well. He’s an amazingly gifted individual, so I suggest you keep tabs on him, I will be.
With an expansive soundcloud platform, BMB. aka Spacekid has a variety of outlets to genrify his blendy brand of spacious hip/hop. There’s so much material and other links on his page for other projects, just plenty of pieces to get lost in, including a grip of mixtapes. He just put out a Cassette Tape sampler of a new EP coming soon, which goes everywhere like Doc Brown. I posted that, and a track featuring Om ‘Mas Keith, along with a demo tune. This is easily one of the best profiles I’ve seen on the cloud. A massive market of true musical thought, skillz, along with any other hyped explanation you can come up with.
Some gifts you find in the mist, resting along some plain that’s new to walk through. This indie world is a bizarre one, with plenty of highs and lows, so much that you get jaded within seconds, and excited soon after. It’s beneficial to wait, and for me finding other people to talk about alleviates my own personal distaste for the level of discourse that takes place in the game. Some cats are far too cool.Michael Lundy, also know as Ages, builds you up a wall of glow bugs to resist the temptations of distrust. He makes some serious mood music, the kind I’ll probably let play on repeat, just so I don’t rip off my outer layers and start to smash shit. Even in the surreal quiet of my own back yard, which is tucked away in a mixed neighborhood, with an average sense of class, I hear so much noise. Its the little uncertainties that keep things vibrant and awkward. Ages brings the keys, the orange ones that stand out on the ring. It literally sets me back to rest, to calm, to undertake the possibility of not suffocating from routine. This is the real chill.
~ Ryan Boos
Okay Okay Okay, Stuart Thomas is an absolute high-five fest of an artist. His work rains down the most furious acid trips. He’s infectiously enhancing the world with skittle like balloon gravy, the kind you see bubbling over the sun scattered haze of those peak performance memories. Mountain Range sent me this tune about 20 minutes ago. I’m still choking on my crackers. He’s a magical son of a dreamer, bringing wizardry on the rest of us to no end. My god, will a giant label and web site please give him his major props already. The new remix is for Swansongs’s “Silhouette,” from their new E.P. called Sill Life.
~ Ryan Boos
The warm synth bounces of mirrored mazed out reflections, with an opening that’s a call to balance. The establishment of said balance is vital to take off beyond the storm. Chims is an interesting sound project, the new song “Forever Alone” sits in so much meditative auras, that only the beat saves it from recommend list at the local zen shop. I’m always down for the worldly giving of music, transportive learnings that only they can convey. Sound is funny that way, the one angle or tonality of an instrument can shift so much in a song, make it antithetical to what perception, or rumination of spirit are relaying to you. But I guess music is free to interpret without the “genrefying” of this blogosphere.
~ Ryan Boos
“HayFeverFuzzy” is a gorgeous tune shedding light on an allergy making us stay indoors, and experiencing the outside world from inside a window. The music is soft and wraps underneath her layered voice. The song is the canyon call, the echo chamber of self wanting to roll around a field, in the dirt, under a bubble of love for the hope to obtain something pure.Ohsowhy has skills and she’s always willing to share them. You can’t mistake this when visiting her soundcloud page. If we were living in some commune somewhere, all of us. She would be the glue, the voice that kept my personality in check in order to share the beauty in front of me with everyone else. I just hope we get an album from her, very soon. Check out this song she did with Buried Redshoes, whose another songster I’ll be exploring.
~ Ryan Boos
Our very own Tea Leigh has just released an early version of her new project with Luke Reed. While they haven’t decided on a name yet, the single has giant implications on the direction they’re planning to go. I’m hearing a brighter version of Beach House, and some lovely similarities to one of my favorite bands Dean & Britta. Comparisons aside, I think the music stands alone giving these two a great jump start to the project moving forward. Luke told me they have some other tunes almost ready. I guess we can all look forward to an album at some point. They’ll be starting a mini tour East to West in July, we’ll keep you posted on that. In the meantime, get out your favorite water shoes, and lets get ready to dream big. This is some lovely pop, the kind that make you wanna nestle in, and just chill, while it flows you down “Rivers Of Love.” Gosh that sounds cheesy, yes!
~ Ryan Boos