• Maïak creates one of the best post-rock albums of 2015

    10 apr 2015, 18:56 av Velvetleaf



    Maïak creates one of key post-rock releases of 2015. They created to something big, something to be heard! The album is called “A Very Pleasant Way to Die”.

    Filled with the symbolic weight of a catastrophe that arose as the punishment of man’s guilty arrogance in an outburst remained silent, Maïak delivers a dark and powerful instrumental rock that evolves between tenuous melancholy and chaotic blast. Released by Fluttery Records which usually release amazing post-rock, ambient and modern classical albums.

    This post-rock storm comes from Switzerland. If you haven't heard it yet, here they have “A Very Pleasant Way to Die” on Bandcamp.
  • Sorrow Leads To Salvation - Wound Theory. Act I: Ghost (2015) EP

    7 apr 2015, 10:14 av FudoKazuki

    «Strongly Recommended!» — Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins / Amazing Radio Host)



    After two successful LP’s «Million Years Of Sorrow» and «The End Of Harmony» Ultra Vague Recordings (UVR) is glad to present «Wound Theory. Act I: Ghost», a new release by Sorrow Leads To Salvation, Kiev based electronic project. It’s a first part of a conceptual EP’s series sharing one plot and sounding, yet SLTS keeps looking for new forms for his musical ideas embodiment. The author describes it as a gloomy and melancholic fairytale about dark corners, ghosts and forgotten gods.

    DOWNLOAD:
    http://uvrecordings.com/2015/03/30/sorrow-salvation-wound-theory

    released 31 March 2015

    «Bleib am Kreuzweg stehn
    küsse die Erde, die du besudelt,
    vor der du gesündigt hast
    verneige dich dann vor aller Welt
    sage allen laut:
    Ich bin der Mörder»

    GOTTFRIED BENN ©

    All Music Is Written by Adam Maylow aka Sorrow Leads To Salvation
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    http://soundcloud.com/sorrow-leads-to-salvation

    Cover art: Alyona Lobanova
    http://vk.com/smile_in_rain

    Label: Ultra Vague Recordings
    http://uvrecordings.com
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    http://soundcloud.com/uvrecordings
  • The Last.fm 2015 Tip Off

    19 dec 2014, 15:03 av pellitero



    The clock is ticking on 2014 and we would like to present to you some artists that, with no full length album under their belt yet, have found a prominent place on the Last.fm community libraries and have been featured on our tastemaker’s Hype Chart. We hope you’ll find an artist from the list below that will become a regular in your 2015 libraries!
    We’re especially looking forward to kicking off the new year with Iain Woods‘ (aka Psychologist) debut album “Psychologist”, released just after the stroke of midnight. With an already impressive two EPs out there, Woods introduces a “bigger rockier” sound to his songs, which we think is a sign of things to come during the next twelve months. Judge for yourself by listening to the first single off the album “Worlds Away”.

    After the outstanding “Outlaws EP” released last spring and featuring on a Chase & Status single, we have included an album by Ed Thomas on our 2015 list. Another male artist we would like to see breaking in the near future is Ofei. His “London EP” and single “WOW” are raw and full of passion without touching any of the urban-soul cliches coming from both sides of the Atlantic. Very promising.

    Onto the ladies, then. Already with 10 tracks scattered over two EPs, Ellie Ingram has delivered a serious tune this year with “When it was dark”, a track included on “The Doghouse”, which could easily resume the urban-soul revival of 2014. Moko has also had a well deserved good year, helped by some spot-on live performances during the summer festival season and the dancefloor/radio friendly “Your Love”.

    At the other side of the spectrum we also expect good things to come from Sophie Jaimeson. Having learned her craft through the folk scene around Cambridge University, her sound has now expanded to a four-piece. It has also being a long time coming for Findlay; do not hesitate to catch her explosive live shows if in a town near you.

    Just as electric on the stage, Dolomite Minor haven’t been the most prolific in terms of recorded music, but their festival appearances have certainly caught your eye and interest. Check their single “Let Me Go” for a taster of things to come. Klo, another duo (this time from down under) burst onto the radio playlists with the subdued “Make Me Wonder”. With another EP on the cards for 2015 and visits to Europe during the summer, we are looking forward to their new output.

    On a very similar tip 14th, pioneers of the UK 90s house and garage revival, have recently collaborated with Mao Ra Sun on the track “Ways Of Seeing”. Lastly, on the guitar front, the six piece HAUS, the Scottish trio Tuff Love and Spanish bands Wild Bambina and Deers (pictured above) bring to a close the list of the fifteen acts we hope blossom in 2015.

    If you would like to dig deeper on the artists who made it to the Last.fm Hype Charts in 2014, press play below … Have a good holiday and a great year!
  • Sleepstream's post-rock / post-metal video: Cirrus Formed Antennae

    7 dec 2014, 17:00 av Velvetleaf



    Sleepsteam is the post-rock / post-metal band has shocked the world with their second album "They Flew In Censored Skies" which came soon after the debut.

    Their latest video, Cirrus Formed Antennae is on YouTube.

    Sleepstream is known for creating deep atmospheres by well written melodies with guitars, cello and the violin. Sleepstream’s mindset for this album was to “capture” their live sound with their full-scale dynamics and give the listener the best possible perception of the energy their compositions have. It seems that the album will satisfy the listeners of post-metal and post-rock genre who thinks that atmosphere is important.

    You can listen to the album here.

    The album is released by post-rock, ambient, modern classical label, Fluttery Records. The label is giving away a free sampler, it includes 24 great tracks from the best post-rock, ambient, mod-classical artists around the world. You can download it free here.
  • Led Zeppelin komplett und kostenlos auf Spotify

    17 dec 2013, 12:22 av hjbardenhagen



    Seit Sonntag steht der komplette Katalog von Led Zeppelin auf Spotify als kostenloses Streaming-Angebot zur Verfügung, zuletzt wurden alle Livealben - auch das neue "Celebration Day" vom sehr guten Londoner Konzert 2007 - sowie die Kompilationen hinzugefügt.

    Es handelt sich dabei um einen exklusiven Deal wie vor einem Jahr mit Metallica, also guckt die Konkurrenz in die Röhre. Außerdem ist das Streamen auf Handys und Tablets mit den Spotify-Apps seit neuestem ebenfalls kostenlos, und die Begrenzung auf 10 Stunden im Monat für Desktop-User, die länger als ein halbes Jahr gratis dabei sind, fällt auch weg. Damit dürfte Spotify eine Menge neuer Kunden gewinnen - ob davon auch viele wie erhofft zum Premium-Abo ohne Werbung und mit Offline-Hörmöglichkeit greifen, bleibt abzuwarten.

    Bei Last.fm ist Led Zeppelin jedenfalls innerhalb einer Woche von Platz 67 auf Platz 10 in den Band-Charts gestiegen, und Spotify hatte erst am letzten Mittwoch mit der Veröffentlichung der ersten vier Alben angefangen. In der offiziellen Support-Gruppe für die App Last.fm for Spotify ist Led Zeppelin sogar #1 vor Coldplay und Radiohead. ;-)

    Auch interessant: In den Last.fm Hyped Tracks Charts für Deutschland sind im Moment 6 von 20 Songs von Led Zeppelin, #2 ist Moby Dick. Whole Lotta Love und Good Times Bad Times sind sogar #38 und #40 in den internationalen Top Tracks Charts, gestiegen um mehrere Hundert Plätze. Am nächsten Montag gibt es neue Hitlisten, der jeweilige Stand bezieht sich immer auf Sonntag mittag 12:00 Uhr, also waren da die zuletzt hinzugekommenen Alben bei Spotify erst ein paar Stunden verfügbar.

  • Last.fm Discovery of the Week : LoLo

    13 nov 2013, 13:00 av pellitero

  • thvn - Butterfly Effect (2013) / Ultra Vague Recordings

    6 nov 2013, 21:39 av FudoKazuki

    thvn - butterfly effect (2013) / Ultra Vague Recordings

    Label: Ultra Vague Recordings
    Catalog#: uvr1307
    Source: http://uvrecordings.com
    Release date: 15.10.2013
    Format: mp3
    Quality: 320
    Size: 75Mb
    Genre:
    Style: , ,

    thvn (short from "to heaven") is a Zaporozhie based Ukrainian 18 years old electronic bedroom producer.

    Представляем альбом Butterfly Effect от thvn, восемнадцатилетнего продюсера из Украины. Всю музыку thvn (производное от To Heaven) создает в своей домашней студии на компьютере. Альбом вышел на лейбле Ultra Vague Recordings 11 октября.

    Tracklist:

    1. butterfly effect
    2. the storm inside me
    3. tides
    4. 21
    5. journey to the bottom
    6. you float like a feather
    7. my heart
    8. sleepy
    9. nausea

    DOWNLOAD
  • Collaboration of Gargle (post-rock) and Bosques de mi Mente (modern classical)

    5 nov 2013, 23:21 av Velvetleaf



    Gargle and Bosques de mi Mente's Absence is a perfect album travels in the rivers of classical music, ambient and post-rock. The album is released by Fluttery Records.

    You can listen to it here.

    Bosques de mi Mente is a Spanish contemporary classical composer, that has been creating minimalist piano pieces over the years.

    Gargle is a duo from Japan that plays beautiful post-rock, ambient with modern classical influences. Absence is their first collaboration from these two artists, a delightful and pleasant record.

    From the beginning, the goal was to create a completely collaborative album. The process started by sharing small ideas and song pieces, and soon everything started to gall into place, leading to the three of them working together as a true three-piece band in a gradual and natural way. The result is pure harmony, beauty and a wing for atmosphere, space and time.

    Trailer Video


    Bosques De Mi Mente's pianos are like little paper ships floating over the water. String players from Tokyo College of Music, conducted by Jun gives the album a great symphonic dimension.

    Fluttery Records invites all the modern classical, ambient and post-rock fans to listen to this album on their website.
  • August '13 Discoveries

    26 okt 2013, 12:01 av randombob18

    Why not check out my other monthly discoveries by clicking one of these links:
    Jan '12 / Feb '12 / March '12 / April '12 / May '12 / June '12 / July '12 / Aug '12 / Sept '12 / Oct '12 / Nov '12 / Dec '12 / Jan '13 / Feb '13 / March '13 / April '13 / May '13 / June '13 / July '13 / Aug '13 / Sept '13 / Oct '13 /





    Hunter Hunted is Dan Chang and Michael Garner, former members of Lady Danville. The Los Angeles duo weave intricate vocal harmonies and heart beat rhythms into voluminous, soaring songs that toe the line between California indie and folk rock.


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    Volcano Choir is an American indie band that started as a collaboration between Justin Vernon (of Bon Iver) and Collections of Colonies of Bees. Their debut album is Unmap and was released on September 22, 2009. It reached number 92 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. A second album, Repave, was released on September 3, 2013.
    The project originally came together with songs being written in 2005. It was not recorded until the fall of 2008 in Fall Creek, Wisconsin, USA..

    Island, IS Husks and Shells Seeplymouth


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    Royal Canoe is a group of musicians on a mission to construct ambitious, inventive music. The songs are thick with catchiness, rich in rhythm and are consistently pushing against the boundaries of pop music.

    They spend almost every day in a shit-hole rehearsal space writing hooks, singing through effects pedals, scrawling lyrics on scraps of paper, and constructing heavy beats in odd time signatures. They create samples by running conventional sounds through unconventional pieces of gear, drumming on bathtubs and garbage cans, listening to Big Boi and manipulating bits of old records.

    Bathtubs Show Me Your Eyes Hold on to the Metal


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    Where many enthusiasts of string-band music play with the period-correct discipline of Civil War re-creationists, this humble quartet offers a refreshing take on Appalachian folk and classic Americana. If Birds Could Fly is uniquely a bird of a different feather. This Southwest VA quartet blends many genres to achieve their simplistic yet unmistakable sound. From Folk to Indie, there is something in their music that everyone can enjoy. From the soothing guitar melodies to the vocal chills, this act promises to deliver a sound truly from their heart to those willing to listen.

    Muddy Waters White Wings When I'm Gone


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  • July '13 Discoveries

    26 okt 2013, 11:30 av randombob18

    Why not check out my other monthly discoveries by clicking one of these links:
    Jan '12 / Feb '12 / March '12 / April '12 / May '12 / June '12 / July '12 / Aug '12 / Sept '12 / Oct '12 / Nov '12 / Dec '12 / Jan '13 / Feb '13 / March '13 / April '13 / May '13 / June '13 / July '13 / Aug '13 / Sept '13 / Oct '13 /





    Party Supplies is the moniker of the producer and DJ Justin Nealis, who produced Danny Brown's song "Grown Up".



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    To describe Way Of The Eagle as the new solo project of producer-songwriter Jan Skubiszewski is to overlook the spirit and scope with which it comes.

    Having topped Triple J’s Most Played Track chart with first single “Rattlesnake,” featuring the dusty pipes of Australian golden boy Dan Sultan, Way Of The Eagle is best described as a creative vision. A banner under which one of the country’s most prolific and revered young producers can do his thing the only way he knows how, turning his street-side studio into a buzzing, beat-pumping drop-in centre for collaborating artists. A way for Skubiszewski to deliver the kind of good-time and affecting musical moments that sound suspiciously like instant radio and festival classics

    Arrow Bloodshake Wraith


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    Majical Cloudz is music and performance. Rooted in solo material written by Devon Welsh between rural Ontario and Montreal, he joined with Matthew Otto in February 2012 to collaboratively produce and perform the music.
    Their performance is deeply expressive — strong vocals sit on top of washes of white noise, filtered synths and sparse thuds. The songs are intensely lyrical, oriented around themes of death, patience, family, and desire. The live show celebrates the joy in sadness and the value of a shared musical experience.

    Dream World Your Eyes Francisco