2017-05-08 04:01:13 UTC
Mixtaped Monk is a DIY music project by a journalist and music producer (Arka Sengupta) who believes in making music that soothes the mind. This project was started as an outlet for his creative expressions. Under the moniker of Mixtaped Monk, he not only expresses himself as a music producer but also as a writer and a visual artist.
Being socially awkward since childhood, he always loved solitude. And, in his solitude, the thing which he liked to do the most is discovering music. Be it the cassette of Pink Floyd's “Dark Side of The Moon,” which he discovered, in his uncle's old room, during his early teenage, or the first mixtape that he made for a girl when he was a little bit older, music has always been his sole companion. Gradually, he picked up playing the keyboard and the guitar, started experimenting with music and realized that there is a whole world of possibilities for him to explore. That is how the idea of Mixtaped Monk started.
Mixtaped Monk's debut album, "Urban Lonesome," is a very personal and emotional album to Arka. Through sounds, it talks about the different experiences a person has and what he feels when he finally comes back home after spending 5 years in various cities following his passion. The album tries to convey how the person feels when he finds out that the city, and the whole atmosphere around it has changed drastically. He feels like he is stranded in a deserted island; friendless, lonely and anxious.
The album is inspired by Arka's own experiences after he shifted to his hometown recently. Sonically, it borders around Atmospheric, Ambient, Post-Rock and Experimental music.
- The Return - 02:37
- City Of Changes - 05:38
- Lonesome Drifter - 05:49
- Futile Festivities - 04:33
- Beyond Anxiety - 06:52
- Acceptance Bliss - 01:34
alternative, experimental, ambient, atmospheric, dark, downtempo, dreamy, electronica, instrumental, post-rock, psychedelic, shoegaze, soundscape
2017-05-03 04:02:50 UTC
Blood Is Sweeter Than Honey is London-based artist Danny Currie's 3rd release of 2017.
Field recordings of his coastal hometown are merged with spectral guitars and washes of electronic noise to create a droning ambient panorama which seems to crest and recede like the Irish Sea heard in those same field recordings.
Released on his own Anschauen Records, Blood Is Sweeter Than Honey follows January's 'Verschollene EP' (Spheredelic Records), and 'Covers 2017' - a Soundcloud release of cover tracks.
electronic, ambient, drone, guitar, noise, psychedelic
2017-03-22 05:47:08 UTC
Astro Tan is a three-piece out of Portland, Oregon, who hail from opposing corners of the continent; they call rural Pennsylvania, urban Seattle, and remote Alaska their homes, respectively. Perhaps their trans-continental allows for what is a genre-bending songbook that places foot in no strict stylistic camp. Primary songwriting responsibilities oscillate between Charles Tern and Sam Wegman (bass and guitars) and an exacting drummer in Jed Overly (also a songwriter). Astro Tan is freshly attune to their creative ambitions, ostensibly due to a mélange of classic and contemporary influences. 'Soma', the freshman effort from the group, demonstrated a keen affinity for lush R&B, soft-jazz and psychedelia. Their latest, just-released album, 'Canary', brings this to the next level with moody orchestral additions.
- 1 Intra-
- 2 HYFY
- 3 Duck Fat
- 4 Hush
- 5 The Jetsons
- 6 Whiskey + Water
- 7 Interludes in B∆7
- 8 Goosebumps
- 9 Contact Sports; Ch. 2 of 2
- 10 Pipedream
soul, psychedelic, r&b
2017-03-10 06:37:27 UTC
Serial Experiments 1 is the first collection of songs released from an extensive two year binge of spending time recording tracks/ideas between 2015/2017. (With the exception of "orchids" which was originally recorded in 2010 but unreleased). These songs were never meant to make a cohesive album, this one is the 1st of 4 series.
- 1.Strawberry Moon 05:08
- 2.Pink Witch (feat.The Snuggalos) 06:05
- 3.Where's The Fantasy 04:54
- 4.Are U Clean Yet? 03:35
- 5.You Were My Forest 02:58
- 6.Serial Experiments LHC (interlude) 03:52
- 7.Surgeon Is Death 05:34
- 8.BONUS: Orchids (tape demo version) 04:49
- 9.BONUS: Sci Fi Moog(demo) 05:45
ambient, analog, electronic, experimental, abstract, art, chill, wave, chillwave, dream, pop, dreampop, dreamwave, indie, lo-fi, psychedelic, shoegaze, synthpop, Richmond
2017-02-07 05:03:46 UTC
Palehorse/Palerider is a "doomgaze" band from Denver, Colorado. They released their debut lp, "Burial Songs" digitally last Friday. Vinyl will release in March/April. They have been described as a cross between Earth and Slowdive, but with bits of True Widow, Chelsea Wolfe, Sleep, MBV.
- Sundowning - 10:52
- TamÃ¡m Shud - 09:12
- Into the Abyss - 09:52
- Nero - 09:54
alternative, doom, doomgaze, psychedelic, shoegaze
On Saturday, May 20, multi-instrumentalist and lauded bass player Erik Kramer released his debut studio endeavor, an EP entitled ‘Missed the Boat.’ The Brooklyn-based musician has an especially eclectic sound, one that employs the talent of a slew of musicians: saxophone, trombone, viola, trumpet, back-up vocalists - they’re all there. An experimental record through and through, ‘Missed the Boat’ is an indie record quite unlike anything else that’s come across my desk in recent months.
The Great Long Distance is an audible recollection of the first 12 months of a long distance relationship, including the highs and lows and moments in between. It is a journal without words, each of the 12 tracks representing each month respectively. Inspired by the format of NIN's "Ghosts I-IV", the album is a sonic tapestry of different moods and themes, with various recurring motifs and the subtle melding of synthesizer and samples; the result something not quite classical, ambient or electronic - rather, an eclectic blend of the three. For fans of Ólafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm and later Ulver