Posts tagged Electronic
Aleph Vol. 1 Melts the Shader off your face (Good thing)
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All I see and hear is bass heavy and grimy electronic glitches everywhere... I love it.
It's like Aleph turned life turned into a big continuous scene of dripping pixels with a constant sense of power and textures it's sound. Yeah fucking awesome. Some of it also reminds me of the 90's UK jungle music movement like Goldie's 'Temper Temper' in Goliath with it's heavy bass and industrial sound. Everything is complex and full of life. Trust when I say you should buy this (9/8/17) and have a listen below, you'll see what I mean...

From Alpha Pup:
The ALEPH project is a reflection of the heavily textured aesthetic found in today's electronic music, and exists as the evolution of the previous bass music incarnation known as Prophet. Where much of mankind's history in the exploration and study of music lies in the evolution of melody and harmony, the ALEPH project seeks to explore the nature of sound itself. When ideas are left unbound by dogma and tradition, the base concept of music blurs and breaks, yet foundations still lay within the wreckage of the old. ALEPH Vol. 1 seeks to capture this aesthetic, in both texture, experimentation, and raw power.
Solomon was a once great king whose legacy was forever tarnished by sin. The track of the same name was inspired by the fall from grace while in a position of power, and the devastating effects that can have. Goliath was the giant who conquered all in his path with his pure might and only fell due to his own arrogance. The song representing Goliath attempts to capture this fury with the simple yet heavy handed saw bass. "Monolith" represents a change in form, from a slow pounding rhythm, to a more complex percussive force, inspired by the stone that enlightened the Neanderthals in Arthur C. Clark's 2001: A Space Odyssey.
"Scintillations" is an even more complex song furthering this evolution, changing time signatures multiple times and meshing rhythm and bass with melody. "Lull" seeks to lure the listener into a trance, carefully changing its rhythm under the trembling bass and dust covered wind chimes. "Isalot" returns to the broken beats with a droning dull siren, exposing the forced imperfection of time and tone one can forge in electronic music.  The evil spirit calls us back to the past, with archaic rave stabs, but modern power.  
This project attempts to follow the change of form that music takes as the countless musicians of the past have shaped its previous incarnations, and attempts to explore what the future might hold, while still holding onto the lessons of old.

WVM The Echoing

There's something special to me about this video and I think I found what it is... it's a feeling of belonging I think. Perhaps it's WVM's sound which reminds me of the 90's, NIN (Chris Vrenna and Josh Freese are on this track) and Marilyn Manson's Mechanical Animals or Holy Wood along with the ever-present hacking and underground tech society at that time. It was one of those seeking knowledge times where it shaped part of who I am and why I question things, needless to say it's important to me and it was the boom of computers at that time as well. I really like the sound because it's familiar while still being new. I drifted... So the guys at Shining Dark Productions contacted WVM to create a video for 'The Echoing' and months later (with no creative input by the artist) made a very cool video. It fits the sound extremely well and the framing overall is great, well done guys! You can also listen and buy the EP that this song is featured in below.

Mexican Institute Of Sound Voiced For Mexico

MIS recently released the video for 'Mexico' right on time for the presidential elections, Camilo Lara (MIS) among the parents of the 49 that were killed in 2009 fire in Kindergarten (Guarderia ABC) at Hermosillo, Sonora as the thumps and tubas sway in the background as slow as the flags do. Wishing for a better Mexico and solidifying his stance on what the current status is on the country, also a demand for justice as they are always and should be constantly seeking. His new album (August 14 release) 'Politico' deals with the escalating violence and drug wars in Mexico and a personal experience, the 'Mexico' track has already started to cause discomfort among the Mexican media as well. He started to work on the album after he found out there was a huge seize in the house next to him where they fund 4 tons of C-4 ready to be detonated in some kind of attack... talk about too close for comfort! The only way things will change is if we start change from within and doing it with music is a great step forward to a brighter future.

Chiptune Music That Doesn't Suck

Let's face a few facts shall we? Videogame inspired sounds can sometimes strike a bad chord even amongst fans of the hobby/art form but there are a few shining thru with good sounds that don't sound too harsh and I wanted to share a couple of recent findings (old releases) I stumbled upon. Check them out and let me know what you think, also feel free to submit and share the ones you have or like.

'K Le Pasa' A El Dusty? ...Un Moombathon Remix

Last year El Dusty came out with a Cumbia infused dance track 'K Le Pasa' and folks went crazy for it. Now enter the released Remix EP of the banger and Holland's Alvaro Moombathon remix (Free for now) is my favorite version, also by staying up to par with the heavy bass it's going to keep folks dancing it up til the sun comes up. You can buy the 5 track EP now on iTunes, Beatport and Juno, it's being released by Man Recordings. The Moombah one you can hear and download below... get to it!