• Rotations (April 1)

    1. Apr. 2008, 17:23 von liftmuziek

    First quarter of 2008 is over, and I'm already confident about this year's output. A lot of great music that has been years in the making is finally mushrooming through the dying layers. This installment of Rotations has a bit of everything. Modern classical, ambient, psychill, dark electro, breakcore, glitchy IDM, trip-hop, d'n'b, and even minimal techno. I'm not sure, if I'm just all over the place these days, or there is just so much great music to consume. Not to mention my never ending interest in dusting off older albums. And when I'm out of new music to listen to (yeah, right!), I turn to a podcast, Electronic Explorations, which always has something interesting in store for me. So let's start there.

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    Electronic Explorations (Podcast)

    I rarely find a podcast that is notable for a dedicated writeup. …
  • Rotations (Feb 2)

    2. Feb. 2008, 23:39 von liftmuziek

    2008 is slowly picking up, as labels start trickling out their strategically targeted releases. I, of course, am still behind, listening to other people's Best of 2007, and in many cases agreeing with their assessments. I hope that an album or two on here randomly catches your deficit disordered attention, and you discover a new artist, or perhaps even a whole genre! Enjoy!

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    Grails - Burning Off Impurities (Temporary Residence Ltd)

    This must be one of the most interesting compositions that I've heard in a long time. Perhaps my surprise may be attributed to my lack of familiarity with instrumental psychedelic rock. Regardless of the circumstances, I find the album refreshing, intelligent, skillfully executed, and captivating. The four member band from Portland, Grails, has more than half a dozen of releases on labels such as Important…