This Is A Test Print

I’ve decided the best way of coming up with titles for my posts is to pilfer words from the clutter on my desk. Let’s see how that goes. In other news, here is a song that I should have put up yesterday but completely forgot about. My bad. This is off SOHN‘s latest album Rennen. It’s got the feels! It’s a nice uncluttered sound – simple drum beats, a bit of keyboard with occasional electronic flourishes, and understated vocals. What’s not to like?

SOHN – Signal

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Black & White Colours

I’m pleased to see the back of yet another Tuesday. Regrettably I seem to have chosen the worst possible time to ween myself off coffee, given that I’m proofing, reading, and generally exercising my brain to the point I’m surprised it hasn’t dribbled out of my ears… Mmmm mmm. Luckily with the help of music, I’m keeping my ears plugged! This Instrumental band reminds me of Barrows, a bit of Caspian, and a little bit of Explosions In The Sky. Here’s a solid track.

Standing In The Colour – Infinite Density

Well That’s Confusing AF

Ummm I’m just going to leave this here:

“The idea for this part of the story started on a day when there was really heavy rain hitting the roof window at my old flat. I got out my binaural mics and put my head right up by the window with the big raindrops hitting all around. They made nice individual percussive noises, with great spatial positioning, so I decided to use them to seed a piece of music.

This track is the most explicit representation of the idea of emergence in the album, because the rhythm of the track is created by the raindrops in an emergent manner – I took the audio samples, mapped the transients for the raindrop hits, and then forced the mapped points towards the nearest drumming grid positions. This meant that the random raindrops were pushed into a quantised grid, and the result was that a percussive rhythm emerged, one that I hadn’t created myself, but was the closest rhythm to that particular section of rain.

I then played the sansula over this rain rhythm, and added lots of pads and saturation layers, finally with some vocal snippets from Kathrin deBoer to complete the track. Maxime Causeret selected this track to work with, under the brief to map the emergent rhythm to an exploration of emergence in living form.”

Essentially he used rain to create the foundation of the track? How crazy is that!

Max Cooper – Order From Chaos

Gotta Watch The Credits Though

Boy I seem to be finding a bit of my old music lately. It’s kinda weird to listen to these songs and go back to old flats/jobs/friends who were there when I first listened to them. Here is this weeks “The End” themed song. Another bang up job by Cake, off their album Pressure Chief. Melancholy yet uplifting at the same time.

Cake – End Of The Movie

Slow Off The Mark

So here’s the tune I was supposed to put up yesterday but kinda forgot/got lazy. It’s some nitty gritty Instrumetal which will totally go down a treat for your friday. This track has some satisfying ‘djenty’ sounds going on… Gotta say I really don’t like the word ‘djent’ but it is what it is, a term derived from the low tuned sounds of the bass (if I remember rightly). Bonus points on this track is that it has Jakub Zytecki providing some guitaring and soloing.

Modern Day Babylon – Lost In Dreams

That Makes A Change

This evenings tune is a pretty decent Instrumental number by a band from Massachusetts. This is off of their 2016 album Everything Is Beautiful. I’ve been meaning to post this for a while, every time it shuffles on I’m impressed by it and make a mental note to put it up here. So far I have about 10 of those mental notes… slacker! Bits of If These Trees Could Talk, hints of Do Make Say Think in the quieter passages, and just a smattering of a Lehnen thing going on too.

Pray For Sound – I Have Seen Hell And It’s White

No Relation

Is this guy singing into a fan? Or is he just a little bit nervous? Either way it’s a tad unusual. I’ll admit it took a couple of listens before I really got into this track but now I rather enjoy it. Something about that crunchy guitar and the various styles the song flips between is kinda satisfying.

Zeds Dead – Stardust