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.
Welcome to another installment of WGM's experimental sound tapes, this time around we are gearing up for the heat with some chill tracks to welcome the waters and everything that the summer weather may bring. The concept starts with the flows of tracks ranging from swimming around to scuba diving and even setting the mood of eating at the beach and partying it up at night. Little random fact for my Giants... the cover is made of two photographs I took while in the Bahamas at the Atlantis Aquarium last year. I hope you all like the tape as it was fun creating it and there will be more! When Giants Meet - I Wish I Could Scuba Mixtape by WGMeets
Tracklist: 1 - Sea Things - Windowpane 2 - Work Drugs - Rad Racer (Take It Easy Dean Jagger Remix) 3 - Atilla - Beat So Fresh 4 - Cibelle - Sereia, Amor d' Agua (Remake) 5 - Plaid - This City Is Hell 6 - Datahowler - Ghosts Inside Live 7 - Mongo Santamaria - Un Dia de Playa ( A Day At The Beach) 8 - Barrington Levy - Moonlight Lover 9 - Los Amigos Invisibles - Bruja (MAW Full Vocal Mix) 10 - Beck - Que' Onda Guero (Remixed by Islands)
Atropolis (Adam from Cumba Mela) has finally released his solo project self titled 'Atropolis' and has a mesmerizing amount of thumping bass and sounds of Cumbia, Afro, House and anything else acquired during his time in collective Cumba Mela and their travels. It takes you on this fantastic journey thru visions of gatherings, culture, jungles and flowing energy while captivating your ears and rendering them powerless as the tracks play out. I always look forward to albums like this where it had a distinct sound and adds to music (Can't really place it in a genre) while at the same time it's culture presenting sounds bring a new feel. You will hear guiras, hard hitting bass, sexy vocals, and drums that will turn into your soundtrack to the night which you hope it never ends. 'Che Bo has that cumbia bass goodness I've started to love, 'Huepa' Je' also is one of my many favorites in this album. Having interviewed the awesome Cumba Mela group a while ago, I know where they're coming from and it's a fantastic experience they serve live. Atropolis has taken that formula and added his own particular sound while still engaging the audience in different cultures and sounds. While you hear the tracks playing and senses taken over, there is still this sense of calmness and clarity in it all. It will If your looking for an experience in sound and not just an album to hear, then you've found it here. Atropolis... this has to be one of my favorite releases of 2011, thanks to Dutty Artz for releasing it!
Album track preview: 02. Atropolis - Asi Asi Asi (ft. Noelia Fernandez) by Atropolis