Richard Edwards – Lemon Cotton Candy Sunset (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz | Time – 53:14 minutes | 1,17 GB | Genre: Indie, Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Bandcamp | Front Cover | © Joyful Noise
Lemon Cotton Candy Sunset is the solo debut of Richard Edwards, known for over a decade prior as the man behind the thoughtful indie rock of Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s. It’s not really a solo debut in a strict sense – Edwards was always his band’s singer, main songwriter, and sole consistent member, and a number of guest musicians join him here. What’s significant is that it’s the first album under his own name, and one that follows a period of personal upheaval.
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Logical Elements – The Echo (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:06:11 minutes | 661 MB | Genre: Ambient
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Bandcamp | Front Cover | © Melusine Records
Logical Elements is an ambient project formed by Ioan Macovei. He began composing New Age and Ambient music in 2003 after being inspired by artists like Jean Michel Jarre, Kitaro, Brian Eno, Banco de Gaia, Numina, to create his own cosmic journey. His music composition is known as fusion of multitude of styles and rhythms, atmospheric-space-forest-ethno-light ambient sounds.
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Ironing Music – Ironing Music (1985/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 50:27 minutes | 608 MB | Genre: Electronic
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Bandcamp | Front Cover | © Medical Records
Medical Records in collaboration with our friends at Crispy Nuggets blog are happy to reissue a very obscure Australian gem from the 1980s. Ironing Music were a three piece band from Brisbane. They originally formed in 1984 as a result of their collective love for New Order, Human League and eventually Jean Michel Jarre and Cabaret Voltaire. Comprised of bass and electic guitar, Yamaha DX-7, melodica and an 808, they recorded a 12” single as their sole outpt in 1985 in a limited run of 250 copies (obviously excruciatingly rare now!). It was recorded in their bedroom studio with at Teac 4 track. The video clip for the “hit” Shopping Bag Women was played on several national and local television music shows. They also recorded demos in hopes of landing a LP deal which unfortunately didn’t attract any takers at the time. They actually only played 3 gigs and were forced to disband after one of their members fell ill in 1986. The LP presented here included the original 4 track single as well as hand picked demos which nicely congeal to form a well rounded LP documenting the band’s brief existence. They can best be described as lo-fi synth pop with an emphasis on excellent pop songs and interesting synth/instrument arrangements. The first track Shopping Bag Women is infectiously catchy and just screams to be worn out in the club. Fans of early to mid 80s synth pop and new romantic will fall in love. The tracks have been lovingly remastered by Martin Bowes at the Cage, London. Features original reproduction of the front cover painting. Also availabled on 180gram colored vinyl.
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Eivind Opsvik – Overseas V (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 38:54 minutes | 424 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Bandcamp | Front Cover | © Loyal Label
Eivind Opsvik, born and bred in Norway but resident in New York City for some two decades, has developed an utterly individual musical soundprint, one that blends the song-minded composition and creative studio craft of art rock with the virtuosic edge and spontaneity of progressive jazz.
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Chris Robinson Brotherhood – Any Way You Love, We Know How You Feel (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 46:48 minutes | 1,02 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Bandcamp | Front Cover | © Silver Arrow Records
Perhaps it’s unfair — or at least slightly reductive — to compare the Chris Robinson Brotherhood to the work of Rich Robinson, the estranged brother of the band’s leader, but listening to their 2016 albums side by side illustrates the divide between the co-leaders of the Black Crowes. Flux, the fourth album by Rich, doubles down on the earthy Southern sounds that always rooted the Crowes, but Anyway You Love, We Know How You Feel, the fourth LP by the CRB, is so light it floats away on its own haze. Apart from the knowing “Leave My Guitar Alone,” the rhythms aren’t blues-boogie, they’re nimble funk-rock colored by a psychedelic sensibility that isn’t about chops but rather endless expansion. It’s jam music where the playing isn’t the point: it’s the vibe and, sometimes, the song. Robinson certainly luxuriates in his winding words, lyrics that conjure fleeting indelible moments, but what impresses is the structure — he doesn’t write hooks, he writes melodies, where the verses slide into the chorus then glide into a bridge — and how the band underpins these tunes with interplay that feels loose yet tight: the performances often stretch for longer than six minutes but the CRB aren’t aimless, they’re simply riding their groove. Such accents as early-’70s analog synths and a couple of pastoral acoustic numbers may give Anyway You Love, We Know How You Feel a throwback feel but the Chris Robinson Brotherhood aren’t living in the past, they’re pushing jam band tradition forward by keeping their expansion focused on funk.
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Big Big Train – The Second Brightest Star (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:10:27 minutes | 1,32 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Bandcamp | Digital Booklet
The Second Brightest Star is a companion album to the Folklore (2016) and Grimspound (2017) releases. The Second Brightest Star features over 40 minutes of new songs and instrumentals alongside music from the Folklore and Grimspound albums presented in extended formats. With the exception of Brooklands and London Plane which were recorded at 24/48 and have therefore been up-sampled for this release to 24/96, all audio is at studio master 24/96 hi-resolution. In addition, the record will come with a bonus selection of 30 minutes of music (named ‘Grimlore’) where songs from Folklore and Grimspound are presented in extended format. This package includes a complimentary PDF of the album booklet including lyrics and the stories behind the songs.
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Bert Jansch – Living In The Shadows Part Two: On The Edge Of A Dream (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 03:00:12 minutes | 1,1 GB | Genre: Folk
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Bandcamp | Front Cover | © Earth Recordings
Following on from Earth’s definitive collection of Jansch’s 1990s works “Living In The Shadows Part 2: On The Edge Of A Dream” picks up from where it left off, bringing together Bert Jansch’s final recordings, made between 2000 and 2006. This remarkable anthology documents some of Jansch’s finest work, and a man at the top of his game, some 40 years after his first release.
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Various Artists – Furi: Original Soundtrack (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:33:12 minutes | 1,14 GB | Genre: Score / Synthwave
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Bandcamp | © Roy Music – G4F Records
Original soundtrack from Furi the all-boss combat-action game, from The Game Bakers available now on PS4 and Steam.www.furigame.com
Featuring 100% original compositions from Carpenter Brut, Danger, The Toxic Avenger, Lorn, Scattle, Waveshaper, Kn1ght
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The Flying Mars – Vibradimensional Experience (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 79:39 minutes | 964 MB | Genre: Downtempo, Psychill, Psybient
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Bandcamp | Artwork: Front cover | Label: Altar Records
Altar Records presents “Vibradimensional Experience” the debut psychedelic dub album from Mario Engel from Switzerland. If you like psychedelic & trancy dub sounds such as Androcell, Globular, Shpongle, Green Beats and the likes you’ll be able to get into it..
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Taylor Ho Bynum – Enter the PlusTet (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 00:43:58 minutes | 870 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Bandcamp | Digital Booklet | © Firehouse 12 Records
On October 28, Firehouse 12 Records will release Enter the PlusTet, an inspired reimagining of the creative orchestra tradition from composer and cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum. The album demonstrates a large scale model where discipline and freedom, noise and beauty, and individual initiative and ensemble responsibility all fruitfully coexist. Drawing on a variety of techniques from improvised conduction to big band orchestration to deconstructed fanfares, Enter the PlusTet relishes in “the simple joy that comes from a big group of artists working together,” as Bynum writes in his extensive liner notes. In addition to the purely musical impetus, Bynum wanted to make an ambitious and optimistic statement in a period of personal, political, and cultural uncertainty, a big gesture in an era when artists are too often pressured to think small or “practically.” He also wanted to convene some of his favorite musicians to create a shared space of camaraderie, exploration, and discovery. The assembled group embodies a diversity of generations, backgrounds, ethnicities, and gender – a universal kind of creative family unique to the current historical moment and musical community.
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