• 2008/10/17

    i'm a minimalist - [Music]

    Artist: Middle 9
    Album: Sea That Has Become Known
    Country: 大阪府, Japan
    Release: Suptember 26, 2008
    Label: Lyon Records
    Style: Jazz /Instrumental Rock

    Track Listing:

    1. Island Pull Out
    2. Liam
    3. Replique,Tableau
    4. Paprika
    5. Marsupial
    6. Fix
    7. Shu Shu
    8. Tonotopy the Bamboo Coral
    9. After It Pause 

     Sound/Info: Myspace, Download: Mediafire (Thank "Swing Maths" for the Link)

    Middle9 is a band formed by the current four members in Osaka, Japan in 2003. Their first album that contains 9 tracks “SEA THAT HAS BECOME KNOWN” will be released on September 26, 2008. It has been about 2 and half years since the last mini album that contains 5 tracks, “Swing and Circle on the Fluyt” (April 26 2006 / CATUNE). Their style might seem to be moderate at first since the members play Vibraphone and ES-335. However, the stages actually have a reputation for a powerful groove and totally active performances that lift audiences at one burst. This instrumental band has not only the dynamism of live music but also high creativity for the sensitive sound as you can see in their works. Adding a trumpeter as a support member, their new album contains some party tunes which interweave funk and jazz. These tracks are built by their great sound sense and give a stylish mode to the first full album.The CD will be out on their private label“LYON". The members themselves did artwork as well as recording and mixing on that self-direction label. The mastering engineer is SAEmastering / Roger Seibel who worked on TORTOISE, HIM, SUNRA and also the previous album of Middle9.


  • Artist: Engine7
    Album: Me, But Perfect
    Country: Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Release: July 28, 2008
    Label: Herb Recordings
    Style: Electronica /Ambient /IDM

    Track Listing:

    1. Sunrise, Catalonia (7:14am) 
    2. Me, But Perfect (7:48am) 
    3. Obsessive/Compulsive (9:12am) 
    4. Glitches (10:08am) 
    5. Tempertantrum (11:36am) 
    6. Path of Least Resistance (12:42pm) 
    7. Nichts (2:46pm) 
    8. A Conversation (4:21pm) 
    9. The Air Sings (7:08pm) 
    10. Hive Mind (7:21pm) 
    11. Goodnight, I Love You (8:07pm)  

     Sound/Info: Myspace, Download: Mediafire

    Engine7 is Alan McNeill: songwriter, musician, and producer.
    Alan makes emotional, organic music influenced by everything that makes him feel human, good or bad. The sounds swell like nature, brutal and beautiful, treading the line between paranoia and peace. On CD, Engine7 has been described as a "dark and gritty style of organic electronica", "encompassing shoegaze, ambient and downtempo" and "a triumph for organic instrumentation and digital innovation".
    Originally formed as a one-man project by Glasgow-based McNeill, Engine7 now comprises 6 members with vocalists, a bass player, a percussionist and a live video artist accompanying him on stage.

    问题: 那些蔬菜有手机内?
    答案是: 萝卜跟青菜
    原因内: 因为萝卜青菜各有所爱(索爱)= =...


  • Artist: Rumpistol
    Album: Dynamo
    Country: Copenhagen, Denmark
    Release: October 20, 2008
    Label: Rump Recordings
    Style: Electronic /Downtempo /IDM

    Track Listing:

    1. Transit
    2. Mobile
    3. Refleksion
    4. Beito
    5. Rehux
    6. Analog
    7. Kocmoc
    8. Dynamo

     Sound/Info: Myspace, Review: TSB, Download: Mediafire

    Born in 1978, Jens Berents Christiansen is the man behind Rumpistol. He likes to work in the crossfield between melody based pop music and experimental sounds, but always maintains his characteristic warm sound. With great influences from dub he delivers an interesting take on electronica, click-hop and downbeat. Rumpistol’s self-titled debut album was released in 2003 on Rump Recordings, and he has played many concerts in Denmark and abroad since then. Festivals like Fusion, Norberg, Ekko, ADE, and Public Service should be mentioned as well as different concerts at as different places as Mexico and the Baltic countries. Furthermore, he has done remixes and appeared on a split-EP released by the small Danish label, Auditory Designs, as well as on different compilations. As a musician, Jens Berents Christiansen has a background in the band Magtværk, where he played guitar, synths, and sang, but since he left the band in the year 2000, he has been concentrating on the Rumpistol project.

    继续犯懒,介绍跟Review看英文的吧,提高提高英语水平= =...

  • Artist: Tickles
    Album: Today the Sky Is Blue And Has A Spectacular View
    Country: 神奈川県, Japan
    Release: January 16, 2008
    Label: Mad Agascar Records
    Style: Electronic

    Track Listing:

    1. Jewelbeatle
    2. Monochrome
    3. Entire Autumn
    4. All
    5. Far
    6. Onedayonelarge
    7. Slope
    8. Minnanohashi
    9. Spaceout
    10. Today The Sky Is Blue & Has A Spectacular View
    11. Nostalgic River
    12. A Marchingband For Granma

     Sound/Info: Myspace, Download: Mediafire

    Melodies which make your heart tremble mingle with the rhythm and the beat, presenting to you musical illusions..
    TICKLES, comprising Yuki Kamata, Tsuyoshi Izawa and Tatsuya Makishima, are based in the Shonan Bay area of Japan.
    TICKLES are known for producing music from the air and melodies from feelings. During their live tours in Barcelona, Rome and Korea, embarked on since the release of their 1st album “Cinema For Ears”, TICKLES have had the opportunity to share the stage with VITALIC, MONIKA KRUSE and TUJIKO NORIKO and other locally popular performers.
    TICKLES’ core is the intricately sequenced rhythm, into which they add their own unique flavour of live performance.
    This combination has been eagerly acknowledged and appreciated by people who hear them all over the world.
    TICKLES’ 2nd album, “Today the Sky is Blue and has a Spectacular View” will be available on their own label “MADAGASCAR” (
    www.mad-agascar.com) from January 2008.

    If you like it, You may also prefer their first album: Tickles - A Cinema for Ears (2006.07.15)
    好吧,我承认在此之前我对日本的电音算是属于一无所知,基本也就停留在LiSound同学喜欢的那一类= =...

  • Artist: Goddamn Electric Bill
    Album: Topics For Gossipby
    Country: San Diego, California, United States
    Release: October 1, 2008
    Label: 99X/10 Records
    Style: Electronic /Ambient /Post-Rock

    Track Listing:

    1. The Morning Commute
    2. Our History, Part 2
    3. Wake Me Up
    4. The Shallows
    5. Clouds and a Bee
    6. Hermit
    7. Crossfire
    8. Ten Thousand Years
    9. Pink Ribbon
    10. In Memory

     Sound/Info: Myspace, Review: TSB, Download: Mediafire (Thank "Watch the World Burn" for the Link)

    The sounds of Goddamn Electric Bill were never meant to leave Jason Torbert’s bedroom. But the one-man band, a propulsive blend of ambient electronic and post-rock music, made its way out to the world anyway.

    In its short lifetime, Goddamn Electric Bill has already been nominated for a San Diego Music Award, created a stir in the MySpace musical community, released a debut full-length called Swallowed by the Machines on 99X/10 Records (run by former Cure keysman Roger O’Donnell) and been featured in San Diego CityBEAT and Music Matters Magazine. But Torbert isn’t new to the musical arena.

    Torbert’s suburban childhood was spent learning violin and trombone before he took off for University of Oregon, where he studied ethnomusicology. It was at University of Oregon that Torbert began his seven-year stint as the bassist for a popular punk outfit called Cigar. The band eventually signed to a label run by Pennywise guitarist Fletcher Dragge and toured internationally before calling it quits. He tried his luck at a few other projects, including one band that recorded with At The Drive-In/Sparta drummer Tony Hajjar and signed to Sparta frontman Jim Ward’s label, Restart Records, but Torbert quickly figured out that the band life wasn’t for him.

    It was the sounds Torbert made on his own – from bass, guitar, keys, Rhodes, sitar, mbira, percussion and bagpipes – that turned into Goddamn Electric Bill. And it is those sounds that Slug Magazine called “jaw-dropping cinematic tracks” and Rip It Up Magazine called “uplifting in both mood and subtlety.” And it is those sounds that continue to cause a stir.

    之前内张大怪兽头的专辑封面还记忆忧新, 一晃眼Goddamn Electric Bill这个熟悉的名字又一次出现在新砖上市的名单里...
    1o月都快2o号了,气温依旧维持在26,7度,丝毫没有下降的意思...呃...或许真的不会有2o13年吧= =...
    专辑如封面,介绍很长,TSB的Review也很长= =...蛮舒服的Electro(acoustic),时不时呈现Ambient/Post-Rock的架构...

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    P话: 一个暑假下来发觉我真是越来越欢喜看'寰宇地理',开学么的看了咋办

  • Artist: Schengen
    Album: Ce Gil
    Country: Bristol, United Kingdom
    Release: March 17, 2008
    Label: Distant Noise Records
    Style: Electronic

    Track Listing:

    1. Fendered
    2. DUC
    3. Hill Views
    4. Andalucian Skies
    5. Smashes
    6. Bake-off Part I
    7. More
    8. Crunkch
    9. Mild Mild West
    10. CEP

     Sound/Info: Myspace, Review: Here, Download: Mediafire 

    The download here is for promotional and preview purposes only, please delete it in 24 hours and support the band by buying their cd!!! (Distant Noise Records), thank you...

    Schengen consists of Nick, Ian, and “non-playing Helen.” Nick, who also records as “Jelly Antler” and “Cep,” was previously a member of Bovine Slug; while Ian, also known as “Markinch vs the Clouds,” was formerly associated with Blind Panic and Mule. What they describe as “a shared love of electronica, reverb, analogue synths” is manifested in the complex and varied electronic music to be found on their initial 2006 Make Mine Music album The Beijing of Our Career, subsequent EP’s ep (MMM), EP+ (an expanded version of ep) and Nyplex ep, and 2008’s Ce Gil album (Distant Music).

    阿拉不懂Electronic= =,阿拉欢喜第五首= =...