This week’s mix is full of soul, rhythm and blues, electronic and ambient elements, as well as some metal and jazz. It’s a killer edition with very little mainstream. I hope you are ready to open your ears to something new today; it’s a good workout for the brain.
Questions, suggestions, feedback? There is room for comments at the bottom and you can always eMail me [tina at makeuseof dot com]. Enjoy the music!
Anoop Desai – Zero.0
Anoop Desai is a former American Idol participant. In February he released his debut album. Zero.0 is the first of three EPs to be released this year. Anoop about the album: “The whole concept of ‘Zero’ is talking about the power of music to describe a moment in time, not necessarily a singular emotion.”
Download Zero.0 one song at a time from SoundCloud.
The Weeknd – House Of Balloons
Genre: rhythm and blues, soul
The Weeknd is a mysterious new band from Toronto, Canada. As MTV writes, tThey just signed a record deal with Drake’s label Young Money. The Guardian reveals that the men behind the project are Abel Tesfaye (vocals) and Jeremy Rose (production).
Download House Of Balloons from The Weeknd’s Homepage.
Kollektiv Artists – Pioneri
Kollketiv Artists is an online platform for electronic music artists. At musickollektiv.org anyone can discover electronic music. Pioneri, the Moscow Sampler, is an all Russian sampler from artists from Moscow and St. Petersburg. The above track, however, is from Kollektiv Artists’ previous free album, a sampler called Volume Four.
Download Pioneri from Kollektiv Artists’.
Kollektiv Artists MySpace and.
Being – Naptime
Genre: electronic, distorto
Being, also known as The Wee DJs, The Buttmasters, Dave Parton, and many other names, is a band from the UK. On their Bandcamp page they write, the album Naptime was “recorded during the precious hours of naptime between 12pm and 3pm over a couple of weeks.”
Naptime is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
The Spectral Eye – Ghosts Of The City
Genre: avantgarde, ambient
From the artist’s Archive.org profile: “With my songs I tell about the people who no-one normally sees: the forgotten, the outcast, the silenced ones: their feeling, their dreams and memories, their fears and hopes. Their eyes and souls are full of stories and feeling no-one seems to notice, or care for: they are like ghosts, lost into the darkness and light of the city.”
Preview the full album and download Ghosts Of The City from Archive.org.
The Spectral Eye MySpace and .
Adveniat Hiems – Loki
Genre: metal, black metal, ambient
From their Archive.org profile: “Adveniat Hiems formed in 2008 and are based in Milan, Italy. The band is dedicated to the production of short concept albums about northern mythology and themes from the North-European folklore.The basic lineup consists of three people and is integrated with session singers/musicians when needed.”
Preview the full album and download Loki from Archive.org.
Día De Los Muertos – Satánico-Dramáctico
Genre: metal, death metal, hardcore
|Día De Los Muertos is a Los Angeles based metal band that offers ‘metal para las masas’, i.e. metal for the masses, 100% free. The band was founded from members of several other bands. As they say on their Facebook profile: “Bringing a latino tribal concept where brothers in metal come together to create uninhibited and uncompromising heavy music to the world.“|
Download Satánico-Dramático from Día De Los Muertos’ Homepage.
Jirí Vedral – Bueno
Genre: acoustic, folk, jazz
|Jirí Vedral is a Czech musician, who even Indies Scope finds incredible to categorize. He started his musical career as a songster and moved on to playing jazz, traditional and ethnic music. Bueno was recorded live in the Barrandov studio.|
Download Bueno free from Indies Scope.
BrainStorm Operations – mixed
Genre: ambient, chillout, downtempo, electronica
From their Facebook profile: “BSO is (…) an unconventional company that plans on leaving a lasting impression on those who choose to involve them in a cooperative project. We produce ambient, chillout, lounge, deep trance, sound design and house. The goal is not only to deliver quality music but qualitative surroundings well. We here at BSO continue to live by the simple Tantra: Chill The Planet…”
Preview and download dozens of BSO’s songs free from Last.fm.
Dwayne Patrick – Heart What I See
Genre: hip hop, rhythm and blues, soul
Hear everything Dwayne has to say about Hear What I See in the album trailer above.
Download Heart What I See from Dwayne’s.
Dwayne Patrick MySpace and .
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