Groundislava & Delivery: “Live Acid Session”

Posted on: March 20th, 2013 by Matt Gilles

Groundislava and 1/2 of mysterious acid duo, Delivery, get down on a hot live session with a host of classic hardware, including the TR-707, Alesis HR-16, Alpha Juno, and x0xb0x.

samoyed – “Minnow”

Posted on: February 24th, 2013 by Matt Gilles

A perfect Tascam-induced slow jam that channels meditative bliss, by Samoyed.

RAJA: “Pistol Syrup”

Posted on: January 13th, 2013 by Matt Gilles

Purple: “Look Innocent”

Posted on: November 25th, 2012 by Matt Gilles

Purple paints a dark, empty world with his unique take on downtempo production. His latest progress the somber and largely instrumental work of his former EP with a newfound vigor as well as a human element, vocals.  “Look Innocent” is a mean pitched-down brute while “The Club” showcases the voice of a delicate rose amidst haunting reverb and a menacing hip hop beat.

He puts on a pretty mean Enya cover, too.

Look out for the Portugese newcomer’s upcoming work by following him on SoundCloud or Facebook.

mp3: Purple: “Look Innocent”

mp3: Purple: “The Club”

mp3: Enya: “Aniron” (Purple Remix)

Loathes: ‘Loathes’

Posted on: October 10th, 2012 by Matt Gilles

For those who want nothing more but to dim their light into the nether of conscious obscurity, Loathes‘ debut self-titled EP is a pristine world in which to awaken.

Slowly sifting through wistful recordings of the past and calm drones, the self-titled work is somewhere between the regal retrospect of memory and the ethereal world of the imaginary. Each of the seven tracks feel like a simple scene within a greater work, so I am delighted to present you a single track version Loathes below.

mp3: Loathes: “Loathes (Full Album)”

swing delux: ‘triple water ep’

Posted on: October 9th, 2012 by Tom Auty

triple water ep
Been digging this a lot lately. 4 airy, contemplative songs by a fellow named Mike from the UK. Check out all of them on his Bandcamp page. Perfect if you like nodding your head slowly.

mp3: swing delux: “triple water”
mp3: swing delux: “mercury”

P.S. Apologies for my absence from the blogging world, I’ll try to do this with a little more consistency this time.

Ricky Eat Acid: ‘Ambien Music’

Posted on: September 15th, 2012 by Matt Gilles

If Ricky Eat Acid‘s prior release, Seeing Little Ghosts Everywhere, was a collection of enchanted places enlightened by adventitious spirits, Ambien Music is the soundtrack of an empty house, haunted by decayed memories. Each movement gradually reveals a calm abyss of languished drone, a space so sparse that minute details seem illuminating and significant. The subtleties of these pieces are products of Sam Ray’s creative process, in which he had gradually morphed the constant tones present throughout the album by haphazardly attacking the .wav files of the layered drones themselves, resulting in deformed replicas of the files’ past selves.

This may be the last release for Sam under the Ricky Eat Acid monicker, or maybe he still has something special up his sleeve. Either way, I’m quite grateful to have something beautiful to drift off to sleep to.

Ambien Music is free (as always) on Ricky Eat Acid’s Bandcamp. Here are a couple from the greater work:

mp3: Ricky Eat Acid: “Ambien Music”

mp3: Ricky Eat Acid: “Ambien Music Three”


Posted on: September 9th, 2012 by Matt Gilles

REWROTE‘s “Ø” is a gentle swagbeast, synths pleasantly bubbling above a playful two-step.

It’ll put a smile across your dreary-ass face.

Throw REWROTE some 40 money for “Ø” and its evil twin, “V” on his Bandcamp.

high pop: “Crawl”

Posted on: September 6th, 2012 by Matt Gilles

high pop keep it simple—their latest LP, hip hip hooray is filled with sugary sweet treats coated in a delicious lo-fi haze. “Crawl” is jangling acoustic candy based around simple hook that begs to be repeated.

Somewhere in Conneticut, high pop is taking it easy with the rest of their friends at Seagreen Records. Nab hip hip hooray for free here.

mp3: high pop: “Crawl”