Almost every album in this edition could be a soundtrack. In fact, you can make this entire edition your soundtrack for the upcoming week, with one rich and intensive piece leading to the next.
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Two Cent Revival – The Devil’s In This Whiskey
Genre: americana, folk, rock, roots
It’s just a song, but it’s a great one, so I had to share it with you. Watch out for the album due to be released soon.
Download the song The Devil’s In This Whiskey from Bandcamp.
Tangram – Turris Eburnea
Genre: ambient, classical, instrumental, soundtrack
With his latest album explores classical elements. He takes us on a journey through different musical tempi from largo to vivace. Some elements are reminiscent of the late TRON Legacy soundtrack, especially the second half of Movement 2 (Allegretto) and Movement 3 (Adagio).
Download Turris Eburnea from Bandcamp.
Beats Antique – Collide
Genre: experimental, electronic, big beat, blues, dubstep
Beats Antique describe their style as live electro-acoustic, heavy bass, belly dancing and roots music. This past week they made their 2008 album Collide available for free on Bandcamp. It’s a mix of oriental sounds with the above mentioned elements.
Download Collide from Bandcamp.
Bent Self – Double Edge Sword
Genre: alternative, electro, experimental, trip hop, industrial rock
From his MySpace profile: “Bent Self music is the mind of Dustyn Marsing. Created through the love of music, and a microphone there are no boundaries in producing this Experimental, Trip Hop, Alternative music. Utilizing a strong stage performance, audiences cannot help but be captivated by this unique blend of melodic aggression.”
Download Double Edge Sword from Bandcamp.
::MADE::IN::HEIGHTS:: – Winter Pigeons
Genre: mythical, pop, electronica
::MADE::IN::HEIGHTS:: is a side project of Alexei Saba, aka Sabzi, producer of Blue Scholars. Sabzi hooked up with Kelsey Bulkin, who contributes mesmerizing vocals to the project. Winter Pigeon is the band’s debut EP.
Download Winter Pigeons from.
The Frozen Ocean – In Exile
Genre: acoustic, ambient, folk, celtic rock
From their MySpace Profile: “We live in a crazy world” says David Swanson, singer and primary songwriter for the Frozen Ocean. “I’m constantly amazed by the extremes I see in our culture. One second you see acts of great kindness and love then the next, acts of unspeakable greed and evil.” In response to those polar opposites, the songs on In Exile tell stories about desperation, greed, hope and the mystery of love.
The Bandcamp download is not free! Download In Exile for free from Come&Live.
Falcorps – You Send Me | I’m What You Send
Genre: fantasy, pop, rock
An automated voice prologue introduces the listeners to the album, explaining that the band had promised a Christmas album to the audience of their final show many, many years ago. Decades later (so it says) the debut and final album of the Falcorps has been released.
Download You Send Me | I’m What You Send from Bandcamp.
City Rain – Running Man
Genre: pop, electronica, new wave
From their SoundCloud profile: “City Rain is comprised of Philadelphia natives Ben Runyan and Jarrett Zerrer. Combining the New Wave sounds of the 80s with alt rock sounds of the late 70’s and today’s dancefloor electro, City Rain wears two guises. In club/venue setting City Rain performs as an Indie Rock/Electronica act with catchy vocals and funky guitar. Paired with that, City Rain performs at festivals, lounges, and bars as an ambient experimental techno group with live guitar and keys.”
Download Running Man from Bandcamp.
From Autumn Until Winter – Worlds
Genre: instrumental, piano, new age, orchestral, violin
|Introduction by the artist: “From my new project comes new age piano and violin along with various instruments to come together as an audio experience. It will surely leave you feeling relaxed and wanting more.“|
Wacky Southern Current – Like The Wind Within The Hollow Tree
Genre: acoustic, instrumental, post rock, down tempo
|From Archive.org: “Wacky Southern Current’s “Like The Wind Within The Hollow Tree” is neither wacky nor southern. Marco Cervellin of Italy plays most of the instruments himself creating a hushed, minimal, peaceful landscape of down tempo, acoustic music. From the electronic tinged opening track, “I Took a Journey” to the ambient feel of “Unterkircher”, this album sways without ever straying too far. It is very much a cohesive unit. “Like The Wind Within The Hollow Tree” harkens similarities to Explosions In The Sky’s quieter material, Album Leaf’s early work, as well as netlabel musicians such as Cantaloup and Nic Bommarito. This is truly a beautiful suite of music for a quiet Sunday soundtrack.“|
Preview the entire album and download Like The Wind Within The Hollow Tree from the Internet Archive.
Prehistöricos – Orquesta Ocúlta
Genre: pop, orchestral, ambient
|Los Prehistöricos is a duo from Chile. Orquesta Ocúlta was named one of the best albums in 2010 by Sounds and Colors: “Grandiose pop music, paring falsetto vocals with an orchestra of instruments, in the vein of Sigur Rós. What makes this style of music work is melody and here Prehistöricos have it in bags, on the mid-paced No Tenemos Remedio, the mysterious Balada Sin Nombre or the ridiculously good Distintos.”|
Sigur Rós was indeed the first band that came to mind when the vocals set in. And like the iconic band from Iceland, Prehistöricos have a way of adding layer after layer of depth to their songs, slowly unfolding them and immersing the listener.
Preview the entire album and download Orquesta Ocúlta from the Internet Archive.
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