Posted: July 12th, 2013 | Author: Sander | Filed under: Video | Tags: Andras Fox, Home Loan Records | Comments Off
Green screens and lush outdoor sceneries get conjoined in a new infomercial for Erskine Falls, Australia.
Well, at least that’s what it looks like. A sleazy but rhythmic drum pattern forms the groundwork for Soft Illusion; a soft-spoken house track by Andras Fox. With his steady array of digital synthesizers, the Melbourne resident is vibing near a waterfall named Erskine Falls, while complementing his surroundings with pristine pads, sultry melodies, and easygoing bass lines. The distinctness between dodgy green screens and lush sights of nature gets blurry after a while, concluding in a VHS moment of zen.
Andras Fox’ new Erskine Falls EP is out on July 22nd via Home Loan Records — get your copy here.
Posted: July 11th, 2013 | Author: Sander | Filed under: Audio | Tags: Dux Content, Pc Music | Comments Off
Sexy horns and two men more comfortable with 3d-rendered appearances makes up for an emotive joyride into romance.
Hailing from London, Dux Content is a duo ‘generally considered to be audience entertainment specialists’. While that might seem like a bold statement at first glance, a further investigation into the music of members Alex Cook and Daniel Harle proves the men are more than capable of turning a party up.
An appropriate sample of this musical allurement is Higher Love; an instrumental cover to Steve Winwood’s 80s hit. With a little help from their talented sax playing friend, a naughty bass line, and plenty of curled synthesis, there couldn’t be a steamier soundtrack to have sensational love adventures to.
Dux Content’s debut album Lifestyle is out now via PC Music — be on the look out for a prestigious video project in the near future…
Posted: July 10th, 2013 | Author: Sander | Filed under: Video | Tags: Art, Eno Swinnen | Comments Off
“Hint: getting likes can make you feel better as a person.”
Accompanied by a jazzy ambient OST courtesy of Dolphins Into The Future, Ghent-based visual artist Eno Swinnen projects his ode to the internet as we know it. While this might be a theme that you come across often in a ‘post-internet’ society, Live // Love // Like & Share is a video made out of pure craftsmanship.
Cat videos, Youtube comments, flashing airport logotypes; all of these everyday web-phenomena are reinterpreted via rotoscoping. The darker parts of our virtual lives make an entry when civilians end up getting shot in video games, resulting in a killing spree award. Life can be cruel, even on the internet.
Be a good sport, and vote for Eno’s video over at DIScrit 89plus.
Posted: June 30th, 2013 | Author: Sander | Filed under: Audio | Tags: Glass Eyes, Zoology | Comments Off
The prolific output of new age futurist Glass Eyes takes a moody turn, as he follows the guidance of a mysterious figure named Cero…
On his latest release, the Zoology Records label-head investigates textures — processing noisy particles with high-end arrangements to form what he likes to call mid-fi. A fine example of this fertile mixture is Vector-Debrid; a voyage into muffled percussion, ominous synths, and emulated wind instruments. Any sinister night club or criminal enterprise would have to play this as muzak if they wanted to be taken seriously.
The Cero EP is out now through Amsterdam’s Zoology Records — get your digital copy here.
Posted: June 29th, 2013 | Author: Sander | Filed under: Audio | Tags: Easyfun, Pc Music | Comments Off
Life goes on and time moves fast. To fully maintain yourself in days of pressures, you will need a soundtrack to fuel that lifestyle you’ve worked so hard for to live.
Easyfun provides these necessities. The MIDI-composed, digital pieces by this meta-stranger are fast-paced, fanatic, and on top of all: funky. Embed Infinity Glisten into your activities, and experience how the elevating toms, the deep bass, and the ambrosial melodies can wipe all of the load off your shoulder. Go on — augment your daily conduct — take it easy and have fun.
A self-titled EP is out now via the brand new London-based label PC Music, and you can download it here for free.
Posted: June 29th, 2013 | Author: Sander | Filed under: Video | Tags: Four Door | Comments Off
360 degree rotating office supplies, processed through grainy VHS manipulation — behold the visions of working overtime in a cubicle.
Murky techno, jazz-infused soundscapes, and harsh synth-pop are just a fraction of the output produced by Sydney-based Four Door. The experimental operation that this duo is administrating, gets the 3d models spinning for their new video of Meeting Room. A cold, new-beat-esque vibe accompanies the lumpy visuals, and creates a full-on cubicle nightmare. Beware of pencil sharpeners and staplers.
The Four Door 12″ is out now through Nihilistic Orbs — stream the full release here.
Posted: June 28th, 2013 | Author: Sander | Filed under: Artist Feature | Tags: Dog Man, Fantasy Bands, Love Lion Records, MIDI-Jazz | Comments Off
“I like to imagine that the basic concerns of a love song will go unchanged even on a space station.”
Science-fiction novels from the 20th century, Japanese progressive jazz, and juvenile prank calls — the source material of Sam Davis’ output as Dog Man is variable to say the least. The newcomer from Los Angeles entered our collective minds when he first uploaded The Truth, a funky romance-laden song showcasing both his falsetto and multi-instrumentalist skills. With a newly released cassette named Dream Date OST out in the open, Davis’ debuts a collection of vocal-based pop tracks as well as MIDI-generated soundtrack material. We’re happy to premiere his new video to the album’s highlight Remember, served with a nice little interview we had with the Man.
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Posted: June 28th, 2013 | Author: Sander | Filed under: Audio | Tags: Al Tariq, Interscape, Music For Your Plants | Comments Off
Appropriate for both club usage and times of holy war, Azan is a majestic descent into the westernized vision of a future Arabia.
When listening to the Far East-inspired output of Music For Your Plants, a Dubai reference is hard to resist. The group might be located in Tallinn, Estonia, but their sound couldn’t be more global. The Arabic samples that come across as ‘exotic’ to western civilization, are fueled with heavy bass and electronic percussion — and even more effectively on this collaboration with Al Tariq. Together with this Norwegian producer, they develop the neo-capitalist aesthetic deeper and deeper, with sounds of the mosque cutting through the elevated horns of a simulated jihad.
Al Tariq’s Hyper EP is out June 31st through Interscape Records Ltd.
Posted: June 25th, 2013 | Author: Sander | Filed under: Audio | Tags: Digital Realism, DV-i, Formerly D-video, Future, Priz Tats | Comments Off
Digital representation and IRL-experiences no longer have to be perceived as divided involvements — the next step in musical development has arrived.
After taking on the role of producer with his former Konnichiwa project, D.V. Caputo temporarily retreats the zone of pop music. The Manhattan resident now known as DV-i synchronizes with IDM, Japanese technopop, and a concentrated mass of drum-n-bass — composing an auditory piece that illustrates a future we might witness.
Enter Aurora Memoria; taking place in the fictional megalopolis of Fuji City, this visual novel jacks the participants into the dating-sim they always wanted to play. Accompanied by an interactive website, the first single entitled Optical Mode is now here — enjoy this accelerated journey until the game arrives.
Aurora Memoria Philosophical Data Session: 2093 will be available this fall via Priz Tats. With a SD-card shipped in a sleek 3d-printed thermoplastic case, it will redefine the phenomena of purchasing quality music.
Posted: June 25th, 2013 | Author: Sander | Filed under: Video | Tags: 1080p Records, Roland Tings, Tings & Savage | Comments Off
The process of nature, effortlessly sequenced with the sonic development of music. Watch plants grow, and behold the healing power of arpeggiators.
Spending more than eighty hours together in a studio in Berlin can lead to clairvoyant memoires. At least, that is what it looks like after listening to Sequins — a product that was composed in said city by (Roland) Tings & Savage. This collaborative effort could be observed as a little time off from the jacking house endeavors we’re used to hear from Tings. Teamed up with his Australian companion Nathan Savage, the two make an organic fluid of ambient healthiness.
Brain Foam is out now through the brand new Rose Quartz-related 1080p Records.