Here’s a track that’s not particularly underground, nor is it electronica. It’s just a very beautiful, solitude piece of solo piano play.
One can file this under ambient, I suppose. But above all, one should file this under “beautiful”. Continue reading Sal Dulu, “Xompulse”: Sometimes, all we need is a piano.
I do try to push myself a little when writing for this blog. However, sometimes I grab the chance to retract back to my hood. To the darker side of the pond, where the deeper flavours of house and techno resides.
This track is a good demonstration of why the genre “progressive house” is so damn persistent. Continue reading REEON, “Sector”: The deep sector, where we belong
Here’s a track so satisfyingly unpretentious, so charmingly shallow, a track that only sets out to move our asses. A basic progression is done throughout the track, but in essence it stays the same.
The audio image is not overloaded with all sorts of details, it’s the beat track, a bass line, and spice on top. Classic club track formula. Continue reading M3DIUM – “Saturn Funk”: When the shit hits the funk
I have to admit that “Future Bass”, who if I got it correctly is a derivation from the “main hall” type dubstep, is not amongst my favourite types of music. It’s a bit too close to “mainstream”, too “teen EDM festival” over it. Electronica for the uninitiated.
Yeah, my prejudice stacks up here. So, the more fun it is to discover a track that rocks my stubborn hardhead and makes me realise that maybe I’ve been too judgemental. Continue reading D I D, “Black Ice”: Prejudice stands for fall
I see a cyberpunk universe in this. An eclectic, steamy and dirty futuristic urban environment. If I were a movie director I’d ask Jonathan & co to make the soundtrack for my cyberpunk flick. Continue reading Jonathan Lim & Iterations, “Chase”: A cyberpunk love affair
There’s something primal about a good progressive track. Something that triggers the neanderthal in us.
And here’s a track that’s pure gold. The rock solid funky groove in the bottom is hammering our collective mind with an intense desire to just drop whatever we got in our hands and join in. Continue reading Helten, “Husky”: Go down, go deep, go groovy.
I listen to a lot of music for this blog during a week in search for the gems. And sometimes I do worry if I am too lazy in the process.
Cause what about the kind of musicians that can’t be judged within a minute, but needs to grow on you?
Today I want to show you a track that could very well have been one of those I threw out of the window in my search for instant gratification. Continue reading Bels Lontano, “Tumbleweed”: The oddball we almost missed
The perfect ambient track, according to me, is a slowly evolving landscape. An ambient track is not something to whistle along to. But an ambient track should also be more than just a drone running for ten minutes straight.
This track does all that. So, per my definition, it’s the perfect ambient track. Of course, the “perfect” is impossible, but this track here works damn well as a reference to it. Continue reading Juan Maria Solare, “Zero-Point Field”: The perfect landscape
Techno is a genre that over the last decade have evolved from being really quite niche to become one of the absolute major electronica genres. And with that, the genre has unavoidably also expanded, much to the purists despair.
Here’s a good exponent of the new generation techno. Continue reading 88756, “Human Facade”: A human touch to a mechanical genre