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  • My Favorite Tunes of Summer 2010

    1. Sep. 2010, 6:04

    I haven't included everything I loved or liked, but these are a good overall picture of what I listened to over the course of the last three months.

    Clubroot - Eastern Promise

    Clubroot - Orbiting

    ASC - Space Technique (The Nvious Vocal Mix)

    ASC - Matter Of Time

    ASC - Delta Shift

    ASC - Cassini

    Kryptic Minds - One of Us

    Kryptic Minds - Secure Lost

    Kryptic Minds - Dissolved

    iTAL tEK - Heliopause

    iTAL tEK - Restless Tundra

    iTAL tEK - Strangelove V.I.P.

    Sabi - matmilk

    Sabi - 165mm Length Ghost

    Sabi - Six Places

    Martyn - Vancouver

    Martyn - Miniluv

    J Dilla - Won't Do

    Mount Kimbie - At Least (Instra:mental Remix)

    The Chemical Brothers - Another World

    Broken Social Scene - Guilty Cubicles

    Burial - Dog Shelter (Price Remix)

    Guido - Mad Sax

    Addison Groove - Footcrab

    Midland - Heads Down

    Phaeleh - Delusions

    Asobi Seksu - Strawberries (Ulrich Schnauss Remix)

    Nas & Damian Marley - Patience

    Hans Zimmer - Paradox

    GYU - Trinket

    M.in - Sing and Blow At the Same Time

    The Martinez Brothers - Broke in the BX

    Eminem - On Fire

    50 Cent - The Invitation

    Arovane - Torn

    Moloko - Sing It Back

    Peace Division - Blacklight Sleaze

    Monolake - Plumbicon (live in Osaka)

    Eleven Tigers - Stood Up

    Instra:mental - Let's Talk

    Simone Vitullo Presents Felipe Puertes - Shingalin

    Leon Somov and Jazzu - Mano (Sabi Remix)

    Memoryhouse - Lately (Deuxième)
  • ambient music

    5. Jun. 2007, 7:35

    so far I've discovered two cool artists, Arovane (Uwe Zahn) and Mr. Projectile - a native of Minneapolis, MN where I used to live '99-04. Projectile is actually impressive, as it's unheard of to have an American electronic music producer to actually be 'good' y'know..with an exception of BT, well and a couple others.

    Anyway.

    I'm really into ambient/downtempo kind of music, the sound that's really smooth, more of a 'cosmic' feel to it. A few examples R_Elet and Underneath the Evening are kind of the music I'm talking about. They both have that "cosmic" sound, sorta taking you on a trip, a really surreal trip unlike the majority of electronic music, but then I haven't heard every IDM artist to be saying that. The point is, the SOUND. If you listen to those examples I listed, you'll know EXACTLY what I'm talking bout.

    If there's anyone reading this thing, and wants to help me out on discovering more artists with tunes like that. Please holla.
  • my thoughts on Ulrich Schnauss and A Strangely Isolated Place

    14. Mai. 2007, 22:54

    A Strangely Isolated Place

    First of all, I discovered about Ulrich back in, I believe 2003 when Nick Warren was coming out with Global Underground Reykjavik, I believe his track Nobody's Home was on that compilation, as soon as I heard it I knew I had to look up this artist. I have to tell, ever since discovering about him he has NOT disappointed me. This guy is like the Beethoven of Ambient. I know some OR most will not or MIGHT not agree with that statement, but I just have not heard anybody come close to the music he creates. This guy does not just make music, he paints landscapes. Certain tracks that he makes (Monday - Paracetamol, Clear Day, Strangely Isolated Place) for instance, just sound so beautiful that I feel like I can't take it. I feel like that guy from "American Beauty" talking about "beauty in the world" It just all sounds so unbearably beautiful what Ulrich does with melodies. It's like he is capable of taking you on a trip with lavish landscapes - taking you out of the ordinary world and placing you in an extraordinary one. It's a ride that you never want to end. That ONE hour that is A STRANGELY ISOLATED PLACE is like an escape from reality - one that is just hard to describe simply by words - you have to HEAR it. It's an unforgettable experience. I have listened to so much music in my lifetime, especially anything that has to do with IDM or simply electronic, and Ulrich Schnauss is the ONE man that made me feel something special. His music is so powerful in this album (a lot more intense than FAT) that it invokes feelings in you that you might have never thought music would possibly do to you. I am really lost for words. This is like one of those albums you simply don't even NEED to hear a 30 second sample of.

    10/10

    I think this album will be remembered for ages to come and will be studied in the future. Masterpiece.