Weekly Match is a weekly series highlighting a song, album, artist etc that doesn’t necessarily fit in with the usual posting on the MatchMusik. This lets me sift through my music collection each week & pull something out that may be a little older, or that slipped through the cracks, and bring it back for all of you to enjoy.
Listening to this album is like stepping into a world of serenity, an enchanting, ethereal place from which you won’t want to return. A year ago RhianSheehan released StoriesFromElsewhere, a collection of 12 songs whose delicate, and yet cinematic, ambient production paints for you a panoramic view of Rhian‘s musical landscape. On the topic of amazing, if you ever find yourself in a position where you can see RhianSheehan live, I’d say lock it in (check out the video below for why).
Odesza has scored a place on the soundtrack to the soon to be released film, Divergent. This comes in the form of a remix of a PrettyLights song, which has the duo working their magic to glorious results. PrettyLights has also released his original version of Lost and Found, a b-side from his latest album, which is a grittier, hip hop, soul, and electronic infused piece that screams PrettyLights. Enjoy.
I have a tendency for the first song or album of artists that really catches me to remain forever as favourite. A kind of nostalgia in a way, as I relive those few minutes, or that hour I spent with them and falling for them. Arrange holds a special place as he was my introduction to ambient music, he sparked my love of an entire genre of music; one that forms a huge portion of my musical diet. So for me, even his new material brings with it a certain something special, once I hear his voice, or an inkling of that production that is so characteristically MalcomLacey I am transported into the album, able to feel and interact with the music that Arrange has painted out for us. Give it a listen and see if it has that same effect. Pick it up on cassette if you’re that way inclined. Enjoy.
Tülpa‘s newest song is also one of his best in my opinion. Little Grows As We Go sees the young producer moving forward, possibly contradicting the songs title. The sound throughout the song grows and grows, layering onto itself; incorporating saxophone, piano and Mothica‘s lovely vocals, into the already superb production. But considerably more importantly, with this song, and if you care to take a journey through his discography (which I highly suggest) you can feel Tülpa himself grow as an artist and I just love that we can come along for the ride. Enjoy.
It’s times like these that I love the internet age. Labels are able to find, release and promote music without geographical restrictions. The people at CultClassicRecords do this properly; take a scroll through their catalogue and you’ll find amazing music from all over the world; the latest addition being from Russian producer, Inchange. The CCR bandcamp page includes a better description of the music that I could hope to achieve, so all I ask is that you follow Annette‘s opening words and as always, Enjoy.
Just stop for a moment. Free your mind of everyday monotonous thoughts, focus your attention only on the music.
FeatureFriday is a place that focuses on particular genres, places, labels, whatever I can come up with that will allow (force) me to explore some new music and, of course, bring the best of it here. Enjoy.
Where do I even start with the fourth feature on MatchMusik Vol. 2? I first heard MessageToBears two years ago when he released FoldingLeaves and his particular brand of warm, ambient folktronica immediately had me hooked. I find it hard to put into words just what MessageToBears does to me, and this is consistent across all of his releases (including his more electronic focused release as J.R Alexander), but it is certainly something magical. I can think of nothing better than watching the sun set (or rise, or track across the sky, or be reflected off the moon) while listening to something that MessageToBears has concocted. If you haven’t yet, check out his latest release, Maps, where we were fortunate enough to borrow I Know You Love To Fall from (plus the rest of his discography).
Tycho‘s forthcoming album, Awake has now received it’s third single and the album is beginning to take shape. The way things are looking Tycho is expanding from purely electronic sounds to include a more traditional instrumental component, going as far to have a guitar solo in the middle of Spectre. I for one am liking where this is going and an looking forward to hearing Awake on March 18th. Enjoy.
Magpie. Slow distorted vocals, with a gentle backdrop of synth and percussion, all wrapped up as 6 minutes of downtempo bliss. This is the new single for The Townhouses‘s upcoming album. You can download this innately relaxing piece from FeralMedia and their Summer EP along with a song each from BonChat,BonRat, Friendships and Tim Fitz. And look out for The Townhouses‘ album, coming April or May. Enjoy.
I’ve been sitting on Rat Pack #1, a compilation from Pile Rats that includes artists such as RyanHemsworth, TrippyTurtle, Renz and YoungFranco; but if you follow MatchMusik you might be able to guess that my ears honed in on Odesza. Their contribution to the compilation was SunModels, a typical summer-filled Odesza production that serves as the first single from an album they’ll be releasing later this year. Check SunModels below, and head over to PileRats for the full album. Enjoy.
Weekly Match is a weekly series highlighting a song, album, artist etc that doesn’t really fit in with the usual posting on the MatchMusik. This lets me sift through my music collection each week & pull something out that may be a little older, or that slipped through the cracks, and bring it back for all of you to enjoy.
BackHome is a four piece EP from the immensely talented Koresma. The opening track features a vocal sample that sums up some of my thoughts on music pretty well, all over what I can only imagine began in a mixing pot of electronic, jazz, funk and instrumental hip hop flavours. This sentiment is continued through each track displaying different consistencies of each component on each, making for a varied and exciting listen. Dreams sees SirBishop lending his lyricism to the works, before the EP retracts back to superb instrumental work for the closing title track.