Archive for May, 2008

Speed Of Sound 001

As promised, we give you our debut electronic mix, Speed Of Sound 001!

In this week’s episode, we bring to you the uplifting sounds of trance.

Genre: Trance

Tracklisting:

1. Stuck In Friendsville – David West
2. 6 AM (Kyau & Albert Remix) – Cressida
3. 7 Skies – Kyau & Albert
4. Touch The Sun – Duende
5. Summer Blush (Aly & Fila Rework) – Mungo
6. Stadium – Greg Downey
7. Carabella (Galen Behr vs Orjan Nilsen Remix) – Hydroid
8. Atlantis City – Fred Baker & Greg Nash
9. Once Again – Greg Downey
10. Cut Me (Activa Remix) – Coast 2 Coast
11. Remember – Activa
12. More Than Anything (Stoneface & Terminal Remix) – Gareth Emery

Download the episode at our MyPodCast website!

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Update: Introducing… Speed Of Sound (SOS)

In addition to the eclectic mixtapes we have (Eclectica Mixtape), we are introducing another series of mixtapes for our listeners. Comprising of solely electronic sounds, each mix will consist of songs from a specific genre each week. These genres range from Chillout to Trance, to cater to the electricheads out there (that includes us!). The new series will be named Speed Of Sound aka SOS, and it will be released fortnightly. We will be uploading the 1st Speed Of Sound mix up shortly, at our MyPodCast website. Do check it out!

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Review: Rounds – Four Tet

Genre: Experimental / Folktronica

Released in 2003, Rounds presents a palette of sounds designed to satisfy the experimental music lovers out there, but yet not entirely alienating the occasional listener.

Experimental music is a niche genre, and its often perceived as just noise to non-listeners. However, Four Tet has managed to package and deliver songs that, in their entirety, seem palatable to people outside of this niche circle. Combining glitchy, staccato samples with twinkly-toe melodies, this album can be viewed as an entry album for people who are starting out in this genre.

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Video: Davyan Cowboy – Boards Of Canada

Music video for the song Davyan Cowboy by Boards Of Canada. That jump from way up there must have been amazing!

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Video: My Angel Rocks Back And Forth – Four Tet

Stumbled upon this morbidly beautiful video on YouTube, set to the enchanting melodies of Four Tet‘s My Angel Rocks Back And Forth. We remain puzzled as to what the video exactly means, but we interpret it as the journey after one’s death, in a dark, fantasy-like manner.

PS: We’ll be doing a review soon on the amazing album, Rounds, that contains My Angel Rocks Back And Forth. Look out for it soon!

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Review: Sound Echo Location – Honeyroot

Genre: Ambient Electronica

When this music plays, everything in my room takes on an intangibly beautiful sheen. Suddenly its sunset at Café Del Mar, a salty breeze through my hair; Then it’s a sudden calm, resonating through a New York apartment, high above the bustle of traffic. Damn, if only life had ambient music playing in the background all the time.

Honeyroot is Glenn Gregory and Keith Lowndes, and Sound Echo Location is their first Just Music album, released in 2005. I’ve taken a particular liking to Track 06, Falling. It has a twinkly, dreamy quality, reminiscent of white flakes slowly drifting down a snow globe. Track 07, Sound Echo Location, comes in a close second for its unique driving sound and brave beats. Definitely not your run-of-the-mill. I’m happy with Track 05, State Of Mind, too.

Verdict? Makes a good companion for a quiet night.

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Review: Code4109 – DJ Krush

Style: Fusion of jazz, hiphop, and triphop

So this album isn’t exactly the latest thing on the market, but hey, that doesn’t mean it should fade away right? Seeing as we’ve never actually reviewed it, and the fact that it still remains as one of our favourite albums thus far, we decided to take action and give credit where its due.

Essentially, this album is arranged like a mix. The songs flow from one to another, without an actual start and end to each song. Some like it (we love it!), some loathe it, its subjective. The album’s songs are remixed in some way, or are collaborations with other artistes. Hence, you can find old songs by DJ Krush presented in a different manner, somewhat of a re-hashing of old songs.

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