Saturday, 28 June 2008
Thursday, 26 June 2008
Wednesday, 25 June 2008
Sunday, 22 June 2008
LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out (Z-Trip Remix) / Z-Trip Myspace
Saturday, 21 June 2008
First the basics from Wikipedia : Styrofoam (Arne Van Petegem) is a Belgian one man glitch electronica project (indietronic) on the independent record label Morr Music.
What to add? - This man is out with a new great record, titled "A Thousand Words", which I think is quite reminiscent to The Postal Service, in other words amazing! This is the second work of their (his!) career. The album is composed of eleven tracks which are hanging between a dream atmosphere and a sad melody.
The journey starts with "After Sunset", which has a pop melody and a catchy chorus all mixed with a happy sound, it's born to be a single! Then there's the title track and an awesome collaboration with Jimmy Eat World singer, Jim Akins.
The album is full of collaberations such as the track "Microscope" which features Blake Hazard, which is a perfect ballad. "No happy Ending" features Erica Driscoll who just cradles the listeners in a dream. The darkest song is "Lil.. White Boy" feat. Josh Rouse (who by the way has got a deep voice!).
This is the perfect record for the ones who like the "soft" eletronic sound, perfect to play at a lounging party or to become your "on the road" soundtrack.
MP3: Styrofoam - After Sunset [LINK 2]
Friday, 20 June 2008
Wednesday, 18 June 2008
Monday, 16 June 2008
The first article I have penned for them is a review of the latest single from Kid Carpet. The track is called "I Don't Want To Fall In Love With You" and it was released through Sunday Best. You can read the review HERE.
MP3: Kid Carpet - I Don't Want To Fall In Love With You
Finally just wanted to draw your attention to a new format for the blogs that I link to. They are now listed in order of when they were last updated with the name of their most recent post. It's useful as it means you're not wasting time checking your favourite blogs individually to see if they've been updated.
Friday, 13 June 2008
Wednesday, 11 June 2008
Monday, 9 June 2008
Pretty much everything you hear on the record Alan has recorded himself, and then also produced the whole thing in his own way too. He's created a quite stunning collection of tracks, which when put together leads to a pretty hot debut release. He's a nice chap too!
One look at his myspace and in particular his influences will tell you all you need to know. A huge collage of images displays a wide array of artists, from Queen, Radiohead, Jeff Buckley, Black Flag, Slayer (!), Michael Jackson, the list just goes on and on, from genre to genre, decade to decade. This should give you some indication of Alan Wilkis style, i.e. he's incredibly experimental and crosses many boundaries with his music.
Album opener "Burnin'" is so chilled out, its perfect for the hot weather we're all hoping for this summer. The track has a real groove to it, with electronic beats and rock guitars all thrown together with Alan's "Beck" esq vocals. This and the other tracks on the album all have a definite 70's and particuarly 80's feel to them. Combine that with todays forward thinking technology and you have something rather special.
Alan Wilkis has created an album that is fun, chilled out, nostalgic, and most importantly something different to get your ears around.