26.5.17

Jon E Erkkila - Be True To Yr Crew


Band / Artist: Jon E Erkkila
Year: 2011
Genre: Country, Acoustic, Folk

My Review:
Some good acoustic folk-country tunes that are reminiscent of what the train kids play in the french quarter. This guy hails from Flemington, NJ, where apparently there is a pocket of music called the Flemington Folk Scene.

He uses an acoustic guitar and a banjo, and does a pretty solid job with each. The recording quality is really solid, and the playing is soothing and technically skilled.

I don't have much more for this one, I have a report I need to finish up writing. Hope y'all enjoy.


Jon E Erkkila - Be True To Yr Crew

18.5.17

-{:(.SINGLES.):}- All Electronic, All the time (Nnls, Aardonyx, Notch, Rameses B, Alex Tune)

Band / Artist: Nnls, Aardonyx, Notch, Rameses B, Alex Tune
Year: 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017
Genre: NRG, Hardcore Techno, Nu Breaks, Electro House, EDM, Electronica, Techno, Trance, House, Drum and Bass, Lo-fi

My Review:

Notch - Listen To The Rhythm / Descent
Some great old style uplifting trance/house stuff. I really enjoy the use of the rhythmic repetition of the vocal tracks and atmospherics. I posted them not long ago actually.




Nnls - Connection
This has a great lo-fi feel and a really well done atmospheric quality.
nnls about the release: „Roads are more comprehensive than any other human sign, nothing is shared more than them, sometimes they last for thousand years. So, while listening to the album you can try to work out road names from titles and draw my own non-existing non-spiral non-jetty.“

Here is the website built as advertising for the full album.



Aardonyx - Dedicated
Drum N Bass is always a welcome return to the table. This one is very similar to Hybrid, for the mix of the techno sound with orchestral suites and ethereal female vocals. Here is their bio.
aardonyx are a UK born production duo writing Drum and Bass in minimal, abstract and liquid styles, with a wide variety of musical influences.
After making music separately for many years they joined forces under the name Aardonyx in 2016.
This is just a taste of what's to come...
For DJ bookings or correspondence please contact theaardonyx@gmail.com  



Rameses B - Russ EP 
This is sort of that Pop-anthem EDM (Electro/House) you hear these days, and its got a good hook to it. Would be good music for a compilation video of someone doing crazy cliffhanging stunts or skiing barefoot on youtube.




Alex Tune - Takes Me Higher
Some gritty Hardcore or Progressive Breaks/NRG/Nu Breaks with that late ninties to 2010 sort of rap-rock singover style going on. I like it some, but I'll need to listen to it when I'm more in the mood.

15.5.17

.ʕ=ϣë¡ɍɗʏ=ʔ. RQ laji-2 - Bad Future Bullshit / Worse Future Bullshit / Low

Band / Artist:  RQ laji-2
Year: 2014, 2015, 2016
Genre: Electronic Rock, Experimental Rock, Synthpunk, Electro Jam, Lo-fi, Noise Pop, Chiptune

My Review:
Do you like Black Moth Super Rainbow? Do you like Mr. Oizo? How about Battls?
This might be for you. I really ended up falling in love with it.



I've shared things from this label before, and will do so again in the future (because they make me happy, so fuck you). This wasn't expected. Not in the least. I am really, REALLY into it. I never thought I'd hear what sounds like Tobacco covering a Nirvana song.

The only thing is,.. I don't know what the hell you would call it. I really wanted to figure that out, but my search for a real genre to call this just went nowhere. SO I MADE ONE UP. This, for all who read my scribbles, shall now be Electro Jam. It has all the electronic warblies and hiss of analog equipment and noise rock, and all the midi-ness of chiptune, but the style presentation of a rough edged punk or garage jam band. Its closest relative I'd have to say would be Black Moth Super Rainbow and Tobacco. It blends creepy / raunchy into the mix in the midst of it all.

I'm sharing 3 releases in one post, but I don't really know what to say about each separately. So here is the whole thing. Halley Labs released all of these. The whole of that label seems to be one single person, but who cares. The music is good. This offshoot seems to be a fairly new experiment as far as I can tell, and could really evolve into its own whole band, which I would love to see play live. I hope it keeps going.


RQ laji-2 - Bad Future Bullshit

RQ laji-2 - Worse Future Bullshit

RQ laji-2 - Low

12.5.17

Eric Pietras - All This And More Than A Brother



Band / Artist: Eric Pietras
Year: 2015
Genre: Ambient, Electronic, Soundscape, IDM, Minimal

My Review:
This one is a good relaxing Soundscape/IDM album, with a ton of emotional growth in the songs. The description says some songs "are worlds unto themselves, inviting the listener to explore new vistas emerging from sonic fog", and I'd be inclined to agree.

I laid back and listened to this one this morning while coming to terms with being awake. It was a nice way to be peaceful. The artists description was this;

Eric Pietras is a scientist, photographer and musician from the San Francisco Bay Area. He also presents a weekly ambient/experimental internet radio show entitled 'Sounds In The Dark' at BFF.fm. 

Sounds like my new best friend.


Eric Pietras - All This And More Than A Brother

9.5.17

Big Wave Records - Mysterious Dub Works



Band / Artist: Negritage, Alchesound, Mighty Patch, Alpha D, Zoroastafari, Zazzle, Arkeyetexture, Dub Bred
Year: 2016
Genre: Dub Reggae, Dub House, Chillout, Dubtronics

My Review:
Some good old dub reggae chillout tunes. With much flavor, and artists from all around the world, bringing in their own styles and cultures to the songs, which keeps it feeling fresh and worthwhile.

There isn't a lot of info here other than some base info about each artist, so I'll share that and just let you enjoy.

Connect & Support
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✪ Negritage (Argentina) 

✪ Alchesound (South Africa) 

✪ Mighty Patch feat Alpha D (Brussels, Belgium) 

✪ Kandee Dub (Nantes, France) 

✪ Ultrabase (Belgian Babylon) 

✪ Julian Burger (Poland) 

✪ Zoroastafari (Canada/Poland) 

✪ Zazzle (Bulgaria)

✪ Arkeyetexture (United States) 

✪ Dub Bred (Scotland/United States) 


Alright, enjoy the tunes.

Big Wave Records - Mysterious Dub Works

30.4.17

Atilla Krang - Gymkhana


Band / Artist: Atilla Krang
Year: 2016
Genre: Noise-Rock, No-Wave, Indie Rock

My Review:
The first track doesn't do this as much justice as the second and onward. Its really thrashy, but it has a great hook and rhythm, and I almost said screw it with the first track, but I've made sure to listen to at least 2 songs at random of an album before I shift to something else.

But yeah, this has a great sound for being their first album. I'd compare it just a little bit to Banned Books, who I posted before. Its definitely worth a look. I am giving this one another listen right now actually.

Atilla Krang - Gymkhana

19.4.17

Pimpstrut Local #13 - Music For Film (Not Porn)



Band / Artist: Pimpstrut Local #13
Year: 2015
Genre: Funk, Soul-RnB, Alternative Pop,

My Review:
This is SO GOOD. Its like a Beck sound, and Parliament Funkadelic are crossed over each other. I love the hell out of it.

They have 3 releases, 2 of which are more EPs, and this one, which is more an LP. For real, I want to hear more from this band. I really like them a ton.

Go listen to this, I promise it's good.


Pimpstrut Local #13 - Music For Film (Not Porn)

14.4.17

The Impossebulls - The Devils You Know



Band / Artist: The Impossibulls
Year: 2016
Genre: Hip-Hop, Soul-RnB

My Review: 
Here is the direct post info that came with this release. They have a great groove that seems to be falling to the wayside in rap and hip-hop these days. I hear plenty of Geto Boys and People Under the Stairs. I'm really liking it.


Today The Impossebulls return with their first album of all new material since 2014’s impressive “Everything Has Changed; Nothing Is Different”! The new album, “The Devils You Know” is another dope selection of joints that simultaneously take you back to that classic boom bap sound, while also remaining fresh and new.As with the previous album, The Bulls enlist a little help from good friends and legends… the most notable of which is one of the founding members of the great Stetsasonic and one of the most distinctive voices in hip-hop… Daddy-O! Of course that’s not all… the great Kyle Jason lends his voice to the album… as does the talented Anime Oscen. Last, but surely not least… our own The Honorable Sleaze drops a verse!This dope new album isn’t all, though… in the coming five months, The Bulls are dropping the 5x5 series of EPs. One each month featuring more new music! Also, very soon, fans will be able to purchase “Devil’s Work”… a limited edition box set containing the album and all five EPs, so fans don’t have to wait to get all that fresh music into their ears! We’ll let you know when that becomes available. For now… we hope you enjoy the new album.A very sincere thank you to The Impossebulls and all collaborators for delivering yet another underground / independent / netlabel hip-hop classic. Sleepers will sleep… those who are woke will hear it. blocSonic’s going to continue to wake ’em. Word.Of course, thanks once again to you for downloading & listening. We always strive to deliver the music you’ll love. Please spread the word about blocSonic, if you enjoy what we do. Remember… everything we release is cool to share! Always keep the music moving… share it… blog it… podcast it! If you’re in radio… support independent music and broadcast it!

I think they summed it up just fine. Good shit. Listen to it.

4.4.17

The Satans - Social Justice Warrior



Band / Artist: The Satans
Year: 2014
Genre: Punk, Thrash Metal, Hardcore

My Review:
Ever want to just flail violently in a mosh pit, or smash some shit? Well here is some music for that.

The Satans are a band out of Highland Park IL, who started out in the best I can tell around 2012. Ah, okay so they started as a solo project and snowballed into a full band. These are the two albums they've got out there so far. Its some good, rough ass hardcore. Their facebook is here.

I like that they sound so gritty without having that really poor recording studio sound that comes along with a lot of hardcore, so, good on you guys for not using poor recording methods.

The Satans - Social Justice Warrior

And because I'm into it, Here is their other album the self titled one. I actually like this one more than the other, but screw it, I already wrote the post for the first album. ENJOY THEM BOTH. SEE YOU IN THE PIT.



The Satans - The Satans

21.2.17

Moby - Long Ambients1: Calm. Sleep.




Band / Artist: Moby
Year: 2017
Genre: Ambient, Minimalist, Chillout

My Review:
For every Yoga, Meditation, or sleep session you need to start, there is now Moby, coming to save the day and be a badass vegan bald little person with a surprisingly deep voice.

Each of these separate long ambient pieces runs a different time, so you can pick the one that fits the time you have to use meditating or getting into childs pose (that shit is comfy af).

Anyway, Hats off to Moby for still doing cool shit after like 20 years.

Moby - Long Ambients1: Calm. Sleep.