your ghost is very beautiful, but visits far too often [more inside]
I think the term remix is a big put off for many people and, if measuring according to the number of remixes out there that are just so standard dance-floor filler, it's understandable why there is such a stigma attached to this word. But there are moments of light shooting through when a producer or gifted musician manage to 'reconstruct' a song rather than just 'remix' it. Likely that's where the term 'rework' has started to become used more and more often.... to set them apart. Whatever you want to call it - here is one such track that differs significantly from the original in all it's stunning rework/remix glory. Kudos to Japanese producer Shintaro Haioka for this gift to Ummagma.
So I've uploaded the track for 'Beautiful Moment' here, but I also want you to have the track ''Talk to Her'', so grab it here. The first is laced with male vocals, while the second is an instrumental with guitar trickery reminiscent of Robert Fripp or Brian Eno or even Bill Evans a bit.
Tastefully blending several genres together, including indie or alternative rock, dreampop, space rock, psychedelia, ambient and shoegaze. Sounds of Sputnik is a project producing a sound that immediately brings several associations to the surface - like dreaming, space, flight, exploration, reflection. Worth a listen whether or not you have or have not traditionally gone in the above-mentioned genres of music. [more inside]
What might be the outcome of taking a rather dreamy pulse-based trance inducing track, stripping it back, adding an addictive disco electronic undertone and phasing ghost-like vocals here and there (and rather rare)…? Have a listen and then you will know :)
Felt the need to make some beats while pulling an all nighter for work on Wednesday.
There is such a thing as light-imbued melancholy. This song shows that @Ummagma is among a cozy handful of bands nowadays who seem to thrive on achieving that combination. You can find Ummagma here too. [more inside]
An old thing that's been sitting too long, I envision this as the music playing in your head when you've gone to bed, can't sleep, and have gotten back up and gone back to your workspace to crunch on that ONE odd thing that's been bugging you about your latest project. [more inside]
Deconstruction and rebuild of office house dub 3.3.3 aiming for an inspiration somewhere between Boards of Canada, Nurse with Wound, Aphex Twin and proto-punk Nico/Velvet Underground. This is intentionally very experimental, abstract, noisy, tweaky, melodic and glitchy. [more inside]
Chill experimental NASA and vintage 70s porn dub. (Safe for work.) [more inside]
mmHg says chill.
Lucid dreaming heartbeat house. Field recordings and textures recorded within the last week here in Seattle. [more inside]
A short instrumental fade-in type piece from my Armless Victory project
Picked up my electric guitar last night for the first time in 3 years, this happened... [more inside]
an instrumental song with acoustic guitar, harmonica, samples, birds, drums and beats.
Bonfire is an ode to bucolic, cross-country driving moments in the Pacific Northwest. Produced by A Gap Between » http://soundcloud.com/a-gap-between
A nearly-finished track. Looking for suggestions. I feel like I should add a field recording of some kind, but I'm not sure what kind. I'm feeling a little bit of speech. [more inside]
Just a quick song I threw together in Reason today. [more inside]
An ode to last year around this time. [more inside]
I got the idea for this tune while driving through the farmlands of Northern California. Introspective and calming.
Another chill orchestration of guitar, drums, bass, flute, and sax. The solo at the end is one of my favorites. [more inside]
A melody I had in my head for a while that I just had to get out. [more inside]
This is a chill instrumental easy listening rock piece. Drums, bass, guitar, and saxophones accompanied by a storm. [more inside]
The Number of the Beats give you a taste of what life is like after the show. [more inside]
An atmospheric interlude that briefly teases a song, written for my unborn son. I tried to convey a feeling of floating around in an amniotic sac with brief moments of activity that go away as quickly as they appear. [more inside]
Came up with this song yesterday, and I sort of like it. A departure. [more inside]
Some light-stepping chilled out beats, inspired by the Portishead mix linked by isopraxis, and sampling a bar or two of Holst's "Jupiter".
I made this in 2003 or 2004, when minimal house music was getting big. It's not minimal house music, per se, since the beat is too twerky. However, it does steal from the genre.
It's 7am, I've been up all night, I'm tearing my hair out, I don't have any cigarettes left, and I can't get this particular piece of code working. What is there to do but write a song (and pray for cigarettes)?
Chilled beats, just a little bit prickly around the edges. An old song, but I'm thinking of making an album of tracks with botanical names.
A subdued synthetic rock/instrumental track by me. If you like Sigur Ros, you might like this.
Something sweet and mellow to watch the rain by. Hot off the press.
Something mellow and electronic. Soft synths. Sleep music.
Picture yourself experiencing an earthquake in slow motion. The eerie calm beforehand leading up to the main event itself. Relax and let yourself live through this instrumental story all the way to the finale. Sprinkled with memories of "Close Encounters of the Third Kind."
This is a mid-tempo groovy electronic tune of mine. For fans of Air, Boards of Canada, and any other psychedelic-tinged chill music. Quite good with headphones! [commonly under pseudonym "Stereopattern"]
A hauntingly mellow groove highlighted by Sylvia Plath's "Mushrooms" as performed by the poet herself.
A quiet electronica piece I wrote not too long ago. This is music to chill out too. It gets the job done.