Sunday, March 05, 2006

Bacanal Intruder brings zymogen a bit far from its usual habits, but this joyful derailment is definitely a pleasure. A micro-ep with five little tracks and five little melodies sketched with guitars, harmonica, melodica and other strange instruments processed with computer over glitches and digital beats.
Luis handles these sounds carefully creating different melodic patterns and, moving from different atmospheres, is able to give you a carefree smile with ironic and beautiful music.
A melodica is tickled by microsounds during "Peladilla" to introduce you into this strange world where you'll hear a baby voice singing with you, but suddenly "La Pulga" is there to wake you up with its chaotic melodies and fast random sounds, and then a break; "Lloriao", simply a nice song, nothing more than that, and sometimes it's lovely realizing how simplicity could be beautiful by itself, just a riff, just a melody…it's enough to feel its beauty.
Just some minutes and we're already at the end of the ep, yes, but what an end! "Modem Prelude" and "Modem" are something really moving with a stretched guitar and a tender baby voice wich explains you what's the meaning of tenderness in 3 minutes: keep attention! [zym006]

Friday, February 10, 2006

The second release on mastik netlabel by Mantvydas Baranauskas from Lithuania. Beautiful passages will pick up your mind and you will flow on it during all 16 minutes of this sounds. [mstk002]

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Monday, February 06, 2006

Takeshi Nakamura. My Musical Shame. Ambiente experimental na MIMI.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Melissa Welch publicou Myopic, o seu segundo ep na camomille. Mais uma síntese original de referências da música pop e electrónica actual, a que Melissa imprime um cunho fortemente personalizado.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Antanas Jasenka, músico lituano, acaba de lançar Sonic Machine (NTT036) na belga Entity. Nova incursão nos domínios do ambient abstraccionista, glitch e noise.

Muito interessante é o mínimo que se pode afirmar sobre o trabalho da austríaca monohm, que a partir de Viena divulga trabalhos de electrónica minimal baseada em drones de duração prolongada. Dirigida por Markus Brösel, é dele a mais recente edição, Polar Dusk. Belas acentuações de piano acústico sobre drones.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Mininimalismo electrónico alemão, beatless, servido pela 2063 music. Transfolmer - Transfolmer (63LP005). Muito bom e altamente recomendável.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Na alemã thinner: Alta Infidelidad - Cactus Y Volcanes. Do Chile.

A netlabel portuguesa test tube acaba de lançar mais um projecto de música electrónica: Minus Pilots & Kenneth Kirschner, Unlit Cities. «(...) In this particular improvisation work, Kenneth samples and manipulates some tail piano's notes, while British duo Minus Pilots picks up where he left and tries to tame the empty spaces, through a minimal digitalization, almost microscopic and microtonal. This experimentalism-based sound ornamentation is able to establish some kind of well structured "open source", but capable of an entirely non-patterned functional freedom, for a sound progress without an end, just like in Feldman's works. One of the best releases I've heard in a while, and an excellent start for 2006. Amen!» - Bruno Barros