Halloween - Self Titled

Band / Artist: Halloween
Year: 2012
Genre: Surf Rock, Rockabilly

My Review:
Its Halloween, and last year I did that huge collection of Halloween themed posts. This year, I'm just going to share the band Halloween. They are a 2 man surf rock band that just make some lyric-less jam music.

They are on White Moon Recordings, which says this for itself;
White Moon Recordings is dedicated to finding outsider and homemade music throughout the world and releasing it to people who want to hear new, odd, and genuine sounds.

Hopefully you have a good Halloween, and enjoy some candy and scares.

Halloween - Self Titled


Telepathic Teddy Bear - Telepathic Teddy Bear

Band/ Artist: Telepathic Teddy Bear
Year: 2010
Genre: Bedroom Pop, Electropop

My Review:
This is an album I have had pretty much since it was released, yet always seem to forget to post. The funny part about that is that I listen to the album probably once every other month or more.

If you like Team Sleep, The Postal Service, and the like, then you should look at this one. It has a more prominent presentation than most bedroom pop, with its clear, well broadcast vocals, it still keeps a lot of that softer, more private sound.

The music is all made by a single man, Juan Carlos Padilla, who lives in Mexico. His work as TTB is a pretty fresh and vibrant sound, though he's also working in another project called Reactions.

Here is the band facebook page.

Well as always, I hope that you love it.


Fissunix - Heavy Metal Mashups Vol. 2 “Louder Than Hell Mix”

Band / Artist: Various Artists, Fissunix
Year: 2012
Genre: Metal, Mashup

My Review:
So I'm back again with something to break out of the chill and sad music that I seem to have been picking for the past few weeks. I guess I'm doing a decent job of shaking my blues, but Heavy Metal mashup tracks will definitely help with that.

This is a compilation, or a mixtape, depending on which you want. I like hearing the original tracks separately a lot of the time, so I have my collection. I love that first track. It amuses me to no end, and also, I can totally rock to it while laughing. Heres the tracklist, I'll let you figure out what songs are mashed for each one.

Fissunix & DJ Schmolli – HairBangers
Dan Mei – Last Ride Of The New Shit
Mad Mix Mustang – 2 Minutes To The Middle Of The Night
Loo & Placido – Antisocial Pigs
Bassnectar Remix – Seek and Destroy
Dj Schmolli – Cold As Superbeast Prometheus
Wax Audio – South Of The Grapevine
Loo & Placido – Black Sab System
Wax Audio – Master Of Doin’ It
DJ Morgoth – Ace Of Spades Feels Good
Dj Schmolli – Rock Of Ages
Dan Mei – Rolling In The Fire And Flames
Tinylightsbelow – Psychosocial Baby
Fissunix – Birth of the Cannibal
Dan Mei – Coat Of Arms Of E.T.
Fissunix – Over wasted years
Fissunix – Grid it up
Wax Audio – Chemical Diver
Dj Schmolli – Cold As Superbeast Prometheus

So I will say that I am not a big fan of every track, some of it is pretty take-it-or-leave-it, but I'm still happy getting some fun metal mashups, people don't mash metal songs nearly enough.If you like any specific track, go check out that artist, because I'll bet you can find some more by them that you enjoy.

Fissunix - Heavy Metal Mashups Vol. 2 “Louder Than Hell Mix”


Halloween special - H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast

Band / Artist: Various Artists
Year: 2013
Genre: Spoken word

My Review:
Since Halloween is right around the corner, I felt like a little treat was necessary. Enjoy some literary readings of various creepy stories, mostly ones from Lovecraft. I won't bother to say much else, because if you like creepy stories or podcasts, then you know what you are in for.

H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast


Racing Glaciers - EP

Band / Artist: Racing Glaciers
Year: 2012
Genre: Folk Pop, Indie Alternative

My Review:
I love that front cover.

Its 7 tracks long, and it has a lot of emotion, and quite a bit of tambourine. Its really pleasant, with parts of it sound that vaguely remind me of old U2, but not really, and an overall sound that brings me to question whether it is folky indie, indie alternative, alternative pop, folky pop.. I don't quite know.

The band hails from Macclesfield, UK. They are just starting out, which I think impresses me more. Here is their facebook.


So my favorite track might be Little River. What track do you like best?

Racing Glaciers - EP


Líam - MMIX

Band / Artist: Líam
Year: 2012
Genre: Experimental, Ambient, Post-rock, Shoegaze

My Review:
I asked a while back for some friends to do a couple reviews of music that they really enjoyed. I've decided that now might be an interesting time to start going through them. Starting out is a review from a close friend of mine whose a synesthetic. Here is her review.

Tagged as “Experimental, ambient, post-rock, shoegaze” on Bandcamp, MMIX by the German band Líam manages to hit all of those points beautifully. I wasn’t sure what to expect from the album since I had never heard the band before, but I was in a post-rock kind of mood and it made me feel like a junkie getting my fix.  Due to the synesthesia, I’m going to have to describe this music mostly in visuals because that’s the easiest way for me to verbalize it.
MMIX oscillates between hard, guitar-diven rock and softer ambient and experimental sounds. The softer music I would describe as pleochroic, stealing the gemologists’ term for a color change that occurs with a shift of light. It’s a little like focusing a camera; overall, the music looks a certain colour and texture, muted greys, soft greens and blues and the occasional lavender, with the smoky nature that only post-rock seems to do well. However, as I focus my ear on a particular instrument, the focus shifts and music changes from a veiled scene to a brilliant shade of orange or blue, with staccato textures I ignored on the highest level. These colours appear against the mist of the greater view, but at a much higher altitude.

In their more vibrant moments, Líam achieves a coherence of purpose among it’s individual sounds, with slightly varying hues moving together and forming a concrete directional movement. Much like watching a turbid spray of water twisting and advancing in minimal gravity, but lit from within with coloured light. In these moments the background, the outer edge of the music, my peripheral musical vision, is not black as it is in most songs, but a deep red or orange still within the visible spectrum.

When Líam returns from their ignition they tend to do so in a void, with focused execution that allows an individual sound to vibrate and move as a lit wavelength, moving in impossible trajectories but always reshaping to an original form. The beautiful lifts and drops of Líam’s music make it easy to simply close your eyes and listen only, doing nothing but appreciating the soundscapes this band is able to produce.

 Well I think that definitely does this justice. I hope you enjoy, and Thank you Ned for sharing some good post rock.
Líam - MMIX


Deadfile - Applied Oneironautics

Band / Artist: Deadfile
Year: 2012
Genre: Post-Rock, Film Score, Instrumental

My Review:
Hey. Are you a dreamer?

I'm back with another Deadfile album. Another sadcore, softy album, filled with keys, violins,and many an analogue wondermaker. This one catches me more than the first one I posted here, with more clarified compositions and melodies.

If I could say one thing about their music, it'd be that I wish there were more lyrical parts. That is pretty much a minimal issue with this album, as it plays with a striking similarity to certain types of film score, as well as reminding me of some old piano compositions i've heard in the past. The sampling layers in really well for most tracks, and I feel like I'd keep this over the first one I posted.

Give it an hour of your time. It was worth it for me.

Deadfile - Applied Oneironautics


Moby - Multi-pack

Band / Artist: Moby
Genre:Ambient Techno, Techno, Choral, Trance, Acoustic

My Review:

Moby introduces mobygratis.com from Moby on Vimeo.

So Moby is still a cool guy. I've always loved the Play & Play B-sides albums. I've had a really hearty cry to some of the tracks on Everything is Wrong. I've danced quietly to some of the tracks off of his multitudes of albums, and sat solemnly to others.

This is a little more of an artists resource than it is a huge collective. Moby releases these songs to be used for any art piece you are making as an independent artist. The goal is to help indie film people make video with a great soundtrack. Either way, you're looking at music from 2000 onward, all there for you to enjoy, so you should enjoy it.

Thanks Mr. Moby.

MobyGratis - Multi-pack of albums