Matryoshka is a two-member band from Tokyo, Japan, consisting of producer Sen and female vocalist Calu. During the time when they were playing in the band Parachute Coats, their material was released as a 7 inch vinyl by a fan in the Netherlands and was well-received in the club scene. A year after the band was formed, they received sponsorship offers from Yamaha and were digitally distributed on their download site. Their music is characterized by the fusion of post-rock and electronic ambience, beats and sound effects, contemporary classical piano pieces, minimalistic lyrics and Calu’s lush and hazy vocals.
YOU SKIP this post YOU LOSE "BIG TIME". Note that the above 1st YouTube is a short preview of all the tracks on [ Laideronnette ] and the 2nd YouTube video is the 1st track on the album and I simply can't get enough of this movement. I've watched it like a dozens times today. Yet another phenomenal release by [ Matryoshka ]. GO GET IT, as if right now. Actually if you haven't had a go on the previous releases then go get ALL RELEASES on this one. This new REC is going on my 2012 TOP releases. No doubt about that.
Davenport Rex is a music project based in Detroit, Michigan. Their sound is diverse and challenging, yet accessible and appealing. The band’s music stands out as a combination of tasteful progressive rock, with shades of various influences, ranging from alternative to symphonic hard rock, just to mention a few.
GroundBurst is an instrumental rock trio whose sound strikes for the band’s kaleidoscopic approach and wide-open mindset. The band consists of Phil, Si, and Erik, respectively on guitars, bass & keys, and drums. These three talented musicians set out to create a lush, diverse and textural musical backdrop, borrowing from influences as diverse as electronic music, psychedelia, rock and even jazz with a minimalistic flair. Their recent release, “Triad” is an EP featuring 3 original compositions, as the title of the release might lead you to guess!