Archive for the ‘Ambient’ Category
This song is elegant, intimate, strong, comforting, personal, and enchanting. I only heard it for the first time on the local Las Vegas user selected music station, Jelli.com here http://www.jelli.com/kyli/.
Also, I found a remixed version of the song, or perhaps the full-length version of the song, in full house music style, with a different video on YouTube, entitled…
Goodwill Feat. Hook N Sling – Take You Higher (Original Mix) Magh Video Edit
I don’t pay much attention to the Grammy’s so I didn’t really find out about Bon Iver until a few months ago. But have since set my alarm clock to play Calgary and Holocene. Really beautiful stuff. And I have a respect for their thoughts and vocalization of the music industry and Grammy’s as well. Justin Vernon, the founding singersongwriter behind Bon Iver, spoke at the Grammy’s and spoke truth to the masses about the massive volume of music, artistic talent, and culture that never gains any attention or recognition from the pop culture and mega entertainment run music industry speakerphones. See the clips here.
– Justin Vernon
– Backstage at Grammy’s
Also here’s my other favorite song by Bon Iver, Calgary.
Ben Folds Five has been in my beautiful song factory book since high school, with their songs like Brick, Army, Song for the Dumped, etc. Apparently they have a new album coming out. The poor economy has a way of taking people out of perfectly good jobs and getting them back into exotic locales like recording studios. But good for us since their music is awesome, often melancholy and deeply emotive, but still awesome!
From musically rich families and with high reaching hearts Rebecca Scheja and Fiona Fitzpatick have captured Sweden and also the international DJ scene. Rebecca and Fiona’s electronic is progressive and intricate. With an ambiance suitable for two innocent looking Swedish girls and an addictive pumping electro-synth bite, the duo have no problem rocking and charming the socks off the masses. Digg their Swedish dance moves! Check out their video “Turn it Down” above ft Kaskade (or he featured them, whichever), and also two variations of their recent track “Dance” below.
Relax, sit back and let the day unwind, let go of the struggle and enjoy the moment. Lips Songs brings the gentle casio synth into the background of our day like a soft breeze on a cool august evening. The minimalistic and humble pace of this Brooklyn New York solo artist is true easy listening. There’s a slight Corrine Bailey Rae cuteness that is inexorable but pleasant and brings an sweet innocence to the tracks. You could just reach out and pinch the song’s cheeks.
Hear all Lips Songs’ tracks on SoundCloud.
From the San Francisco California/ Hason Ohio based duo electronic music group Andain springs a fount of light-weight beautiful trance music that is perfect for the soft sound music lover. Their soft airy vocals and music box chimes paint dreamy love songs and emotive soundscapes. Many of their other tracks fall square into the dance trance genre with steady pulsing drum beats and long fade-in fade-out synth intros and pumping heartbeats with high-hat accompaniment. However, this song Promises, along with the rest of the songs on their soon to be released full debut album should prove more diverse than their previous works that they began with when they were first founded in 2001. The group has recollected and I’m looking forward to the rest of what their new album.
Andain’s new sound movement is familiar to fans of Imogen Heap, M83, Kate Havnevik and other creators of love inducing electronic music appropriate for any fantasy film, authors of deeply emotive and powerful music who tend to incorporate more classical instruments and more classical vocal elements.
German rapper Marteria (aka Marsimoto) released his first album in 2007 but has been touring as a singer performance artist since at least 2002. His music may not be so well known in the US because it is in German, but this is great stuff! The music video in itself is a huge production feat, but the song in its own right is colossal, heavy, complex, and intelligent.
Listen to more music by Marteria at his official website.
Rivers To Roads Master 4 by SongoftheDay
Song of the Day today is Rivers to Roads by the recently formed Australian duo called “Triforce”. Heavy Gameboy synth mixes create the framework for their unique experimental electronic blend of dark pumping tracks dipped in gold by haunting female vocals. The group consisting of Charlotte Lohman and Ryan Smith out of Sydney offer free downloads of songs off their mini-release. While busy in production building their first album this year I believe Triforce is poised to go big on the international indie electronic scene with their combined talents and rare audio combos. I’m looking forward to their next tracks, which based on their variety and uncommon style are sure to hold some surprises.
FREE MUSIC DOWNLOAD – TRIFORCE MINI-RELEASE Including Rivers to Roads, Dante’s Inferno, and Waterfalls & Birdcalls.
Big Black Delta’s the name, and cruising through space to electronic music’s their game. The unsigned experimental indie electronica band out of Los Angeles, aka BBD, has kept it low profile this year with only one concert listed on their official BBD website for June 29th, like 3 hours ago, or still right now! The lack of live shows is probably because they’re hard at work laying out new mind expanding riffs in the studio this year. And to show their love for fans of pulsating and mind warping sounds, they’ve released tracks off their new EP for free, get some!
If you tap into their BBD Twitter page you’ll see their recent buzz build up for the show included a tweet about a London UFO sighting and earlier today a message to a friend who couldn’t make the show, rooting him on to get some 9u$$y action. Odd timing for writing this post I think. I’m feeling blessed to have them on my Song of the Day music blog. These guys are right up my wanna-be astrophysicist video game playing alley(way).
Did I mention they’ve got a free EP for download. Please take advantage! Download Big Black Delta’s EP.
Now for the deep and heavy on this electro pop group capable of producing orchestral soundtracks. Venezuelan-born Jonathan Bates, formerly of the Los Angeles band Mellowdrone, began his solo project Big Black Delta out of the desire to create a new kind of pop music. By purposefully doing everything slightly wrong in the studio, using any instrument available, and combining it with UFO folklore, the Big Black Delta project was born. BBD’s first release BBDEP1 is available to fans as a free download on their website through topspin and BBD is putting the finishing touches on a full length LP, BBDLP.
Apart from BBD, Bates teamed up with M83 to do a remix of Daft Punk’s “Fall” off the Tron Legacy Soundtrack and was featured on and did a remix of Sonioi’s track, “Houdini”. Bates also co-produced “Mountaineer” and “Lady Killer” for the band White Sea (with Morgan Kibby of M83) and often writes and performs with them.