Reverend big O :: When There Is Only Light To Believe In/Hope For

Country: Sweden
Release Date: 2012
Netlabel: 23 seconds
License: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0

Often described as “Sweden´s slowest band”, this time Reverend Big O from Malmö explore the album formula rather than the pace. The album is put together as one long single breath and the idea that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The music is rooted in 90´s shoegaze sounds like Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine etc. as well as post-rockers like Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Explosions In The Sky .

The main contributors on this album are Nicklas Nilsson and Jörgen Dahlqvist. Nicklas is also a member of The Bell, a band with several releases in Europe and the U.S. Their music have attracted considerable attention and several of their songs have been heard in American TV-series like The Vampire Diaries, Jersey Shore etc. Jörgen Dahlqvist is artistic director for one of Sweden´s leading performing arts collective Teater Weimar, Dean of the theatre academy in Malmö 2009-2012. He was also co-founder of the legendary Swedish record label A West Side Fabrication in the late 80´s.” [23 seconds]

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Stewart & Scarfe :: Outer Circular

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Country: UK
Release Date: 2013
Netlabel: Blocsonic
License: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License

“With “Outer Circular”, Lyndon Scarfe reworks selections from Liam Stewart’s solo body of work. A thoroughly enjoyable and inventive collection that easily stands on its own as a significant release in itself. Sequenced, phased, vocoded, synthed, reverbed, echoed… it’s now time for these Liam Stewart songs to also be rediscovered. Sit back, crank it and let the music wash over you.” [blocsonic]

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Planet Boelex :: Exist

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Country: Finland
Release Date: 2013
Netlabel: Soft Phase
License: Creative Commons 3.0 non-commercial license

Exist marks the return to this world of the Finnish electronic musician, Planet Boelex. His decision to disappear from the scene following the acclaimed 2010 release, Raja, served to dismay and perplex. Artists with integrity tend to retire when they have nothing more to say, and yet here was one consistently pushing at frontiers. Perhaps his reasons should remain unexplained. This way, we can submit to these six new tracks as if they’ve just floated in from some other realm.

From the opening notes, this is a listening experience designed to evolve. Where Planet Boelex excels is in drawing you back again and again to make endless new discoveries. There is in fact a complex musical gravity at work here. Melodies rise and fall outside of conventional rhythms, sailing with trusted collaborators at times, and the result is quietly awe-inspiring. Whether or not we hear more from Planet Boelex in future, Exist is a timeless offering.” [Soft Phase]

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Reverend big O :: When There Is Only Light To Believe In/Hope For

Country: Sweden
Release Date: 2012
Netlabel: 23 seconds
License: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0

Often described as “Sweden´s slowest band”, this time Reverend Big O from Malmö explore the album formula rather than the pace. The album is put together as one long single breath and the idea that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The music is rooted in 90´s shoegaze sounds like Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine etc. as well as post-rockers like Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Explosions In The Sky .

The main contributors on this album are Nicklas Nilsson and Jörgen Dahlqvist. Nicklas is also a member of The Bell, a band with several releases in Europe and the U.S. Their music have attracted considerable attention and several of their songs have been heard in American TV-series like The Vampire Diaries, Jersey Shore etc. Jörgen Dahlqvist is artistic director for one of Sweden´s leading performing arts collective Teater Weimar, Dean of the theatre academy in Malmö 2009-2012. He was also co-founder of the legendary Swedish record label A West Side Fabrication in the late 80´s.” [23 seconds]

Tracklist

  1. 03.16
  2. Words Like Clouds
  3. This Street Is Connected (To Other Streets)
  4. Then We Fall
  5. A Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose
  6. Walk Inside
  7. I Feel Such Rage (Toward You)
  8. Love Is A Two Headed Dog
  9. It’s Not The End Of The World, It’s Not

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Les Étoiles :: Little Measurements

Country: UK
Release Date: 2011
Netlabel: Records On Ribs
License: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License

“A collection of brief encounters, which hinge on the slightest details and gestures: a written note, a fleeting facial expression, a movement of eyelashes. Little measurements that occasionally tip scales.

Tim Wright is even more prominent in his role as producer. Throughout the album, his subtle use of panning, sampling, and delay effects creates an intimate, and at times unsettling atmosphere.

Little Measurements is a wonderful record, mature in execution, stunning in detail. A compelling, beautiful, moving and lyrical work worth close attention and repeated careful listening, Little Measurements is a sublime, affective experience.” [records on ribs]

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Rooftop Access :: We Are never Too Close To Ghosts

Country: Australia
Release Date: 2011
Netlabel: laridae

“If you listen closely, you can hear the whispering of the ghosts. They tell stories of the past, of long forgotten memories, of love and loss. Rob Curulli seems to have listened quite a lot to what they have to say. And with his post rock project “Rooftop Access” he has now put these paranormal visions into a full length album, a floating, transcendental collection of guitar improvisations, with cautious but artful production. If you listen closely, you can hear the whispering of the ghosts.” [laridae]

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These Animals :: These Animals EP

Country: USA
Release Date: 2012
Netlabel: aa-hh records
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)

“These Animals are four wild and charming creatures from the urban jungle in the great city of New York. Their music is just as diverse as the jungle itself. Imagine dreamy guitar soundscapes crossed with a motown dancy rythm section. Sounds weird? Well, listen for yourself and discover a mix of dreamy pop and dance-able rock and roll that comes along with sixties-inspired harmonies, floating shoe-gaze guitar textures and toe-tapping rhythms. All sitting very comfortably next to each other.” [aa-hh]

  1. Side By Side
  2. Miles
  3. Pocket
  4. A Word At Sea
  5. Ebb And Flow
  6. Four To The Floor

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