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The Black Penguins

April 19th, 2015 / Comments Off / by Mog/

The Black Penguins Profile

About

Three guys who meet on Craigslist, and not the personals section. The Black Penguins were formed from the primordial ooze of rock power trio’s from the past mixed in with today’s digital age noise. An evolving project of Eric Toledo, The Black Penguins are an instrumental experimental band with occasional spoken lyrics.

Members Are

Al Carter … Drums – “Mark it Zero”
David Emmert … Bass – “Mark it Zero”
Eric Toledo … Six Strings, Keys, Ableton Live.

Up To Date Discography

2015 – MY THIRD EYE
2015 – Take Five
2014 – Compilation One
2013 – Moods
2013 – Cuatro
2013 – Mixtape 03
2013 – Mixtape 02
2012 – Mixtape 01
2011 – Black Tuna
2011 – Blueberry
2011 – Nopales
2011 – Los Otros | 2011 – Mark it Zero

MY THIRD EYE
By: The Black Penguins

Credits
Released April 19th 2015

Eric “eroctech” Toledo
guitars, keys, programing, recording,
& mixing using ableton live & pro tools

“Nopales (Mix 2)”
remix of the single “Nopales”

“Animal (Ghosts of San Francisco)”
remix from “Mark it Zero”
al carter – drums
David Emmert – Bass

“Whales & Salt”
live stereo demo recording
sf anonymous – Drums

and “Canelo” canlelo – paws on wood floor

Out of all the shadowy outfits prowling in the fast flickering eye of the electronic storm and psychedelic lo-fi manifesting across CA, some are as obscure and as overlooked as [ The Black Penguins ]. The confounding maker Eric Toledo, has released several titles to essentially few basic recognition or critical acclaim in the last half decade. A sad event so to say, for “MY THIRD EYE” the most recent in a chain of release, is so solid and so different in comparison to [ The Black Penguins ] previous titles that it’s almost impossible to believe they all emerged from the mind of one shrouded outfit. But make no mistake as every album since the first, “Mark it Zero” when [ The Black Penguins ] had a drummer & bass player, Eric’s music were built mainly with the use of electronic beats and keys while flirting around various elements to create electronic pieces. And while majority of Eric’s albums are shape around electronic output [ The Black Penguins ] also swift outside its comfort zone integrating few guitar based songs with electronic drums. The album “Moods” has no guitars at all while all the “Mixtape” albums are heavy on the electronic side. “MY THIRD EYE” on the other end is the culmination of [ The Black Penguins ] electronic work. It’s probably one of the most cohesive results to date.

Try to envision the mongrel love child of [ Luop Garou ] and [ [blue] ] or [ The Widest Smiling faces ] and [ Infinite Third ], deserted and raised by stylish robots in a desolate valley of several enchantment hills. That goes to say we are citing on a general note and not on a specific collection though. The band latest release “MY THIRD EYE” is a hefty palette of sounds, it’s where the band combines some of the most unusual blend of psychedelic ambiance and electronic noises growing its musical air to an even more subtle and layered sound. The production as a whole can be described as impressive (no doubt about that) as the sound surpasses the limitations that most artists would achieve. The tricky part of “MY THIRD EYE” is that the album bring an inordinate types of tunes together but all in the aim of building various atmospheres. And I must admit [ The Black Penguins ] has done a superb job all together. The 01st three tracks on “MY THIRD EYE” is alarmingly glitch(y) and spontaneously pleasant to the ears. At 01st you might think it’s going to take a couple of listen to fully camouflaging yourself with the sound but it doesn’t take long to realize that hey this is something different but at the same time extremely beautiful and easy to digest.

So now that the obvious is out there, a. this new release hold an entirely different pattern in contrast to [ The Black Penguins ] previous releases and b. the album is predominantly aimed at the concept of bringing various type of atmospheres while keeping an eerie yet easy flow across the entire listen, I guess it is now safe for us take a journey into the consciousness of its creator Eric “Eroctech” Toledo aka [ The Black Penguins ]. Each song is linked to a time, place, or emotion in his life, which in this case… time, place and emotion are represented as psychedelic, experimental and electronic occasionally laced with flash backs from The Dude from The Big Lebowski. To be noted here, there are two tracks with samples from the movie “Squid-N-The-Whale” and “Take It Easy” to be more precise. Apart from that, despite the hectic onslaught of synths, I can’t help but wonderfully recall the spacious works of electronic-ambient moniker [ Clearside ].

Usually I’d pick a highlight movement but on this one it’s REALLY DIFFICULT to select any specific track out of the wonderful landscape set-list, the mesmerizing on ‘We Believe In Nothing’ or the glitch bleep on ‘Escape On Silk Road’ and the outstanding flow on ‘Everything Is Going Extremely Well’ act as a splendid illustration of [ The Black Penguins ] musical arts. Adaptable synths cloak itself in threadlike around frantic beats that obsessively attempt to give in to temptation. “MY THIRD EYE” is of no doubt an odd album, yet one that most listeners will be able to stomach on the very first listen. And yes for those who followed [ The Black Penguins ] closely, it is true that this new album may be of a different footstep, descending even lower into the fuzzy depths of the bottomless abyss of sound, bravely exploring the murmuring textures and foggy darkness but its most certainly one album that reflect boldness and adventurous in this ever growing electronic industry. By all means… go check this new release by [ The Black Penguins ] guys, it’s simply outstanding. And needless to say FREE DOWNLOAD of the entire album also comes with loads of goodies.

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The Black Penguins - MY THIRD EYE 2015

Artist – The Black Penguins
Album – MY THIRD EYE [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2015 [ APRIL 19th ]
Genre – Electro’, Psychedelic, Experimental, Instrumental, Post-rock [ BRILLIANT SOUND ]

Tracklist

01. Intro 01:58
02. Is That My Shadow? 02:16
03. Everything Is Going Extremely Well (FE65055) 03:17
04. I Think Therefore I Am 03:41
05. Bicycle Day 03:44
06. Nopales (Mix 2) 07:34
07. Walking Through A Red Forest 03:13
08. Squid-N-The-Whale 03:13
09. Animal (Ghosts of San Francisco) 10:34
10. Drugs Are Like That 07:01
11. Take It Easy 01:13
12. We Believe In Nothing 02:49
13. Escape From Silk Road 00:36
14. Whales & Salt 03:32 | 15. Canelo 01:46 | 16. HaHaHaHa 00:06
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The Black Penguins - Take Five

Artist – The Black Penguins
Album – Take Five
Release Date – 2015
Genre – Acoustic, Instrumental, Experimental, Psychedelic [ AWESOME ]

Tracklist

1. Take Two 03:52
2. Wed 540 06:06
3. The Natural 05:10
4. Time Standing Still 03:45
5. Room 641A 03:00
6. Half Way There 05:05
7. Abierto (Acoustic Demo) 03:32 | 8. Temptation 04:20
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The Black Penguins - Compilation One

Artist – The Black Penguins
Album – Compilation One
Release Date – 2014
Genre – Instrumental, Experimental, Psychedelic, Post-rock [ AWESOME ]

Tracklist

01. Mark it 8 10:35
02. Sun of Palenque 04:24
03. Abierto 04:52
04. Black Tuna 07:37
05. Hydrosonic 05:36
06. YEAH!!! 03:06
07. Nothing More 04:14
08. Tasty Burger (with jam) 07:09
09. Runner Girl 07:03
10. Forgotten 03:44
11. This is How it Started 07:31
12. Untitled-in-C 02:00
13. Open G Blues 04:28
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The Black Penguins - Moods

Artist – The Black Penguins
Album – Moods
Release Date – 2013
Genre – Instrumental, Experimental, Psychedelic, Post-rock [ AWESOME ]

Tracklist

1. Mood 1 07:18
2. Mood 2 06:32
3. Mood 3 04:27
4. Mood 4 03:53
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The Black Penguins - Cuatro

Artist – The Black Penguins
Album – Cuatro
Release Date – 2013
Genre – Instrumental, Experimental, Psychedelic, Post-rock [ AWESOME ]

Tracklist

1. Nothing More 04:14
2. The More We Take 02:54
3. Beatnik 03:15
4. electro-jam 01:48
5. Oleander 02:36
6. Untitled 76 00:56
7. Amb-001 08:20
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The Black Penguins - Mixtape 03

Artist – The Black Penguins
Album – Mixtape 03
Release Date – 2013
Genre – Instrumental, Experimental, Psychedelic, Post-rock [ AWESOME ]

Tracklist

1. Simple Times (free) 02:49
2. Forgotten (free) 03:44
3. Another Time and Place (free) 03:24
4. Let it Rain Poly (free) 03:46
5. Samo Noise (free) 04:20
6. Hip-Hop-Club-Massacre (free) 02:53
7. G Rize (2010) (free) 02:45
8. The leaf fades away (free) 03:25
9. TBP-03 (free) 01:04
10. Treading SAnD (free) 04:20
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The Black Penguins - Mixtape 02

Artist – The Black Penguins
Album – Mixtape 02
Release Date – 2013
Genre – Instrumental, Experimental, Psychedelic, Post-rock [ AWESOME ]

Tracklist

1. Before the Sun Sets 02:55
2. Sun of Palenque 04:24
3. Ignore the Limits 03:08
4. I think I’m in it now 05:16
5. Tasty Burger (with jam) 07:09
6. Miles Copeland (Red Dawn) 15:44
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The Black Penguins - Mixtape 01

Artist – The Black Penguins
Album – Mixtape 01
Release Date – 2012
Genre – Instrumental, Experimental, Psychedelic, Post-rock [ AWESOME ]

Tracklist

1. Diggy-Splat (dub) 06:04
2. Sun1120 03:41
3. Untitled-basstrk 03:06
4. Untitled-in C 02:00
5. Untitled-in F 02:38
6. Untitled-in G 03:24
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The Black Penguins - Black Tuna

Artist – The Black Penguins
Album – Black Tuna
Release Date – 2011
Genre – Instrumental, Experimental, Psychedelic, Post-rock [ AWESOME ]

Tracklist

01 – Black Tuna [ 07:37 ]
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The Black Penguins - Blueberry

Artist – The Black Penguins
Album – Blueberry
Release Date – 2011
Genre – Instrumental, Experimental, Psychedelic, Post-rock [ AWESOME ]

Tracklist

01 – Blueberry
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The Black Penguins - Nopales

Artist – The Black Penguins
Album – Nopales
Release Date – 2011
Genre – Instrumental, Experimental, Psychedelic, Post-rock [ AWESOME ]

Tracklist

01 – Nopales
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The Black Penguins - Los Otros

Artist – The Black Penguins
Album – Los Otros
Release Date – 2011
Genre – Instrumental, Experimental, Psychedelic, Post-rock [ AWESOME ]

Tracklist

1. AMBER511 06:36
2. Turnstiles to Nowhere 05:45
3. This is How it Started 07:31
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The Black Penguins - Mark it Zero

Artist – The Black Penguins
Album – Mark it Zero
Release Date – 2011
Genre – Instrumental, Experimental, Psychedelic, Post-rock [ AWESOME ]

Tracklist

01. Close Your Eyes Into the Sun (free) 03:31
02. YEAH!!! (free) 03:06
03. Crunch Berries (are for quitters) (free) 02:34
04. Hydrosonic (free) 05:36
05. Untitled (free) 00:18
06. Abierto (free) 04:52
07. Runner Girl (free) 07:03
08. -and I joke about it (free) 03:10
09. Tibru (free) 03:53
10. Mark it 8 (free) 10:35
11. 20110105A (free) 02:31
12. Animal (free) 05:01
13. Ghosts of San Francisco (free) 03:03
14. Wrong Sir (free) 05:02
15. 7_12_09 9_16 PM (free) 00:23
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The OO-Ray

April 17th, 2015 / Comments Off / by Mog/

The OO-Ray Profile

The OO-Ray is the alias of Ted Laderas, an improvisation and experimental cellist from Portland, OR. A systems biologist by day, he extends his experimental attitude to exploring the outer possibilities of the cello, often distorting, looping, or pitch-shifting his instrument beyond recognition into waves of reverberation and extended drones. Inspired by the gauzy textures of [ My Bloody Valentine ], he call his style “cellogaze” or “chamber drone”. His music explores the realms of electro-acoustic, shoegazer, and ambient.

EMPTY ORCHESTRA

Credits
Released 03 April 2015

All Production, Orchestration & Performances by Ted Laderas
Mastered by Cory Allen @ Altered Ear
Photography & Book Design by Ted Laderas | Album Cover by Ryan Lawrance McGreer

Empty Orchestra finds The OO-Ray (Ted Laderas) possessed with a new sense of urgency. Recorded over a stressful three years concurrent with his doctoral work in biology, Empty Orchestra is a work that protests the savagery of today while still maintaining that calm and peace can be reached through the turbulence. Available digitally as well as on cassette in both standard and deluxe box set packaging from New Ruin Tapes, a Lifelike Family sub-imprint. We do not ship physical media internationally due to the high loss rate and general cost associated with it. Our apologies for the inconvenience. For international sales of physical merchandise, click through [ HERE ].

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The OO-Ray - Empty Orchestra

Artist – The OO-Ray
Album – Empty Orchestra [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2015
Genre – Ambient, Shoegaze, Experimental, Instrumental, Cellogaze [ VERY NICE ]

Tracklist

01. Barriers
02. Our Wasted Summer
03. Hindsight
04. Normals
05. Vapours
06. Crush Point
07. Black Midi
08. Summits | 09. Hunting Song
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Dead Melodies

April 17th, 2015 / Comments Off / by Mog/

Dead Melodies Profile

Slowwave Perception is the debut EP from Dead Melodies, the ambient post-rock meets downtempo electronica project of UK based Tom Moore. Fusing involved ambient textures with atmospheric drones, twisted guitars and unusual beats, Moore’s sound is created using a combination of manipulated guitars, spectral and granular synths with highly programmed vocal samples and field recordings. The notion behind the Slowwave Perception EP was to capture that unhinged semi-dreamlike yet daunting feeling of sleep deprivation; with contrasting reassuring waves and the suggestion that something dark lurks within. As with all Moore’s projects, the open policy to collaboration is at present, with vocal contributions from regular collaborators; wildsilences, New Dinosaur Extinction and nil.co.

Following on from his previous musical entity, Indigolab (a multi-genre decade long project, mainly focussed on ambient folk and experimental dub), Moore’s reinvention as Dead Melodies intends to centre on a more refined ambient sound, incorporating the strengths from the Indigolab works, while developing new ideas, techniques and styles. Basically a clean musical slate where experimentation has no limits. Being the first of several releases penned for 2015, the EP is available from Bandcamp as well as all the usual stores and streaming portals. Follow up releases will each take the Dead Melodies sound into a slightly different direction; be it more ambient, rhythmic or bio-industrial, you can be sure that it will all sit within those awkwardly hard to categorise electronic sub-genres. In addition to the planned solo releases, a post-rock/electronica collaborative album with nil.co is also on the cards for release soon. Stay tuned on Facebook and Soundcloud for updates.

Slowwave Perception

Credits
Released April 08th 2015

Music by Tom Moore
Featuring: Wildsilences (vocals on tracks 3 & 4)
New Dinosaur Extinction (vocals on track 3) | nil. co (vocals on track 3)

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Dead Melodies - Slowwave Perception

Artist – Dead Melodies
Album – Slowwave Perception [ * * * * * * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2015
Genre – Ambient, Experimental, Atmospheric-ambient, Post-rock, Minimal [ PHENOMENAL ]

Tracklist

1. Sycamore Rains 06:26
2. Slowwave Perception 04:47
3. Radars & Stars 04:31 | 4. Laze 05:26
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Rádio Etiópia – Still Life

April 17th, 2015 / Comments Off / by Mog/

By Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen and to Their Late Majesties King George VI, King Edward VII, King William IV, King George V, Queen Victoria, King George IV and to His Late Royal Higness The Prince of Wales ( 1921-1936)

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TONY JUSTERINI and ANATOLY BROOKS are the co-founders of Rádio Etiópia. New episodes are posted every Monday set completed apart from the mainstream line of music.

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Intro voice led by Ana Ribeiro

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Special Guests:

- ELDER ALMEIDA – 1st FRIDAY
– PAULINO – 2nd FRIDAY
– FRAY D. JAY – 3rd FRIDAY
– JOÃO H – 4th FRIDAY
– JOSÉ RAMÓN – SOMETIMES

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Tracklist

01. Alexandre Navarro – Dors Bien;
02. Nick Drake – Clothes of Sand (03.55);
03. Enh – Trenches (06.08);
04. Edison Woods – Shirts for Pennies (13.09);
05. Darshan Ambient – To Look In At Winter (17.18);
06. Lloyd Cole – Missing (20.57);
07. John Martyn – Glory Box (KCRW Session) (24.54);
08. State Azure – Vanishing Points (29.27);
09. David Bowie – Aladdin Sane (BBC Acoustic Session) (34.07);
10. Near The Parenthesis – Neume (37.36);
11. Cowboy Junkies – This Street, That Man, This Life (42.29);
12. Elm – Offerings (45.24);
13. Caught in the Wake Forever – Our Own Loch View (49.30);
14. Frightened Rabbit – Fuck This Place (53.28);
15. Chubby Wolf – Worth your Weight in Wind (56.56);
16. Windmill – Plasticine Plugs (60.16);
17. Sounds From The Ground – Doves (64.54);
18. Pearls Before Swine – Another Time (70.59);
19. The Flashbulb – South for Winter (73.53);
20. Suede – Still Life (Acoustic Version 2013) (75.48).
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