Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Sunday, March 29, 2015


Was revisiting the original of Track 6 and was reminded of this compilation.

Solid tracks from some solid artists, great intro to the label, one of the staples in the electronic universe, if you aren't already familiar with it.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Minus Silence - MS 3 [MS​-​031] (2015)

If you like your ambient a little darker, a little more claustrophobic, this may be for you.

Follow my lead as to how I stumbled across this one:

Started with this release here on the Sense/Net label (a current favorite). Was surprised to see this listed on discogs since most of the Sense/Net releases have been added by me. Looked to see who listed it and found someone by the name of lost-radio.

Clicked on the lost-radio name and randomly clicked through some of the entries there and found myself at this bandcamp page which featured a different cover of the same album but released three months earlier.

Intrigued, I went back and found the lost-radio bandcamp page and began the pursuit. Did a search on 'lost-radio' and 'bandcamp' and found the release posted in the title.

Featuring artists new to me, including lost-radio, I've been playing it in the background and it has a drone/ambient vibe that satisfies while driving around town later at night.  You can check it out as a 'buy it now' offering

While there, do some virtual digging and see what the label has to offer. Currently at 33 releases there is certainly something there to go deeper.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

sub.spiele Netlabel

Don't think I've given a shout out to this label before but it is a sleeper if you aren't familiar with it. Mostly in the ambient, dubby techno vibe, the releases are always quality.

The releases are not of a 'buy it now' nature, a change of pace here, but there is value here and, as I'm learning, sometimes spending that extra dime makes the music somehow that much sweeter as in a small way the music is able to continue living. 

From the label:

Subspiele tries to be useful and responsible as a non-profit label with awareness for environmental matters. Subspiele loves music as the highest form of communication across individuals. Music is not subject to any barriers or preconditions – it’s a universal reflection of nature’s beauty.

As for this release:

notes: when traveling through oregon last year i stumbled across this mystic place. the entire landscape was covered in lava. odly enough, quite a few trees had found their way to grow on this rocky ground. i stopped for quite a while, simply watching this breathtaking landscape, overwhelmed once again by the beauty of nature. 11 artists created a soundworld around this picture of that place. the goal was to capture the feeling evoked by this special landscape. just listen to the result and see for yourself. very deep dub techno - enjoy the tracks.


If you are interested in a sampler of this release, check out the soundcloud page. I recommend this, especially if you have an account at soundcloud, as you have an opportunity to get a d/l of all the tracks direct from the label at no cost if you read the entire bandcamp listing in detail.


P.S. Back from holiday, was introduced to some new artists while overseas so will be sharing these discoveries first chance I get.

Friday, March 20, 2015


Probably more "Italian lounge" (who knew?) than you'll ever need but these are funky, jazzy, fresh and gloriously dated compilations from the 70s that should be a part of anyone's waking soundtrack.

Stroboscopica, Vol. 1: Sonorizzazioni Psycho-Beat (1998)


Stroboscopica, Vol. 2: 70's Psychofunk Jazzy Beats for Erotic Thrilling Fiction (1999)

Stroboscopica, Vol. 3: 70's Jazzy Orchestral Latin Strobo Sounds (2001)