Michael Shrieve,Kevin Shrieve,Klaus Schulze – Transfer Station Blue

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

Sounds like?

A group of guys playing 'grandiose' 80s new age synthesizer

Moods

Welcome to the machine

Thoughts

I felt I spent most of the album waiting for something to happen. Things finally kick-in on the title track and gets a nice groove going.just not something I really feel like revisiting as a whole

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/Michael-Shrieve-with-Kevin-Shrieve-and-Klaus-Schulze-Transfer-Station-Blue/release/508465

Listen!

Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDsfacgTnXY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhMZ57BNxU4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7w9jlVKAAiE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4Rpx_tfwn4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkwTGBWFMt8

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Michael Shrieve,Kevin Shrieve,Klaus Schulze – Transfer Station Blue

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Rating: 2 out of 5

 

Abra – Princess

★★★☆☆ = Good!

Sounds like?

Indie modern r&b

Moods

Promiscuous r&b

Thoughts

I like this kind of r&b. Free, easy sorta guilty pleasure. Production works well and she's created a persona that works even if it's trying to attention grabbing in it's straightforwardness

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/Abra-Princess/release/8804120

Listen!

Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsNzPAOQEnE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-I-POWtEJ8U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvVJx7dcoqo

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Abra – Princess

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Rating: 3 out of 5

 

Szun Waves – New Hymn To Freedom

★★★★☆ = Quality release and suggested listening

Sounds like?

Modern atmospheric jazz rock with electronic textures

Moods

Live at pompeii for spiritual robots

Thoughts

A modern spiritual jazz-rock record. Effective  use of synths modernizes things and adds an interesting texture. Perhaps the only true rock element is the percussion which feels like it keeps things moving forward in rock fashion.  Couple of highlights:

Fall into water- spacey and patient.

High szun maybe a bit more rock oriented. Certain tension is maintained with a noisy keyboard layer. Works while patient solos build around it.

Quite enjoyed this release.

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/Szun-Waves-New-Hymn-To-Freedom/release/12494167

Listen!

Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAO60apkxEo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNEmFHrdNdA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdaHQESTu4U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R12-Qn4g72Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Txraa21q8FQ

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Szun Waves – New Hymn To Freedom

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Rating: 4 out of 5

 

700 Bliss – Spa 700

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

Sounds like?

Experimental middle eastern based electronic music with spoken word raps

Moods

Bandcamp experimental

Thoughts

Ring the alarm is damn good. The rest has a militant vibe I couldn't really get into, didn't really fit the Spacey future bass electro production.

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/700-Bliss-Spa-700/release/12072616

Listen!

Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCRU9UWGKys

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=De9WWPYy1Wo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3b677kvS0g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvTAmiZY9ZQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhpJ5ILMRzc

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700 Bliss – Spa 700

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Rating: 2 out of 5

 

Sylvan Esso – What Now

★★★☆☆ = Good!

Sounds like?

nu-school electro/synth alt-pop

Moods

Fun

Thoughts

Pretty good overall with some standouts like just dancing. Memorable pop songs with good production, good if you want something easy and danceable.

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/Sylvan-Esso-What-Now/release/10192239

Listen!

Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgPIW8AtdSE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=effZUjig794

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYeGMw21fgM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-_NNIX8cDA

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Sylvan Esso – What Now

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Rating: 3 out of 5

 

Loft – Three Settlements Four Ways

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

Sounds like?

Future club

Moods

At the future club they like bass no dance

Thoughts

Didn't dig too much first listen. Filton recal leads things off well – techno but with a chilled out thing going on. Things keep building in intensity and 'out there' kind of techno. Just not really my thing.

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/Loft-Three-Settlements-Four-Ways/release/11091333

Listen!

Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S908T9fWX1A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=472oXxV2ajM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0F3LgO1XQu4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWR4PuSW0Ck

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Rating: 2 out of 5

 

King Midas Sound,Fennesz – Edition 1

★★★☆☆ = Good!

Sounds like?

trip hop, dub and ethereal electro ( both and neither ) with strings and noise

Moods

Feels like a slow sick day off work where your head is congested and words sounds like their filtered through a cotton ball. But you're warm and cozy with a comforter pulled up to your chin. Everything is bathed in bright white winter light so it's easy to see the dust floating around your room. The stillness is a welcome change of pace, might not be a perfect day but you know it'll pass.

~ Shadowy positiveness.

Thoughts

Reminds me of yo la tengo quiet moments. I can't imagine a whole lot of times when I'm going to put this on in the future but I enjoyed it. The tempo is slow, crawling at times, so this does requires a certain patience or mindset; it's a rewarding listen if you're in it however.

Lyrically tracks like ‘melt’ and ‘lighthouse’ capture a certain beauty in their directness. The production is beautiful, extremely well crafted with strings, ambient , bits of static noise for warmth (reminds me of burial).

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/King-Midas-Sound-Fennesz-Edition-1/release/7573156

Listen!

Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pf1DO_SIHTM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MC3hXI_nVoM

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King Midas Sound,Fennesz – Edition 1

Description: Album Review of King Midas Sound,Fennesz – Edition 1


Rating: 3 out of 5

 

DJ Dodger Stadium – Friend Of Mine

★★★☆☆ = Good!

Sounds like?

Jacked up Chicago house

Moods

Sweaty

Thoughts

I'd say the best DJDS album to check out.

This is pumping with energy, like Chicago's answer to Daft Punk’s Homework. Songs will have a looped lyric but that's the extent of vocals, focus is primarily on the club-like productions.

As an album it's a bit much to listen to straight through as an album, feels like these tracks works best as singles. Overall the album builds to a high finish with suggested tracks 'the dust' and 'friend of mine’ capping things off.

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/DJ-Dodger-Stadium-Friend-Of-Mine/release/5863560

Listen!

Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qi11LVYL8g4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ya5pK1rOKaU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kV4Gk4I-VX8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhJqVQ7vXyM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa6B2UbASIo

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DJ Dodger Stadium – Friend Of Mine

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Rating: 3 out of 5

 

Dauwd – Theory Of Colours

★★★★☆ = Quality release and suggested listening

Sounds like?

Chilled out electro

Moods

sorta like downtempo but not as down

Thoughts

Layered intelligent electro with a nice energy. Nocturnal feeling. Tasteful keys at times. Particularly like the energetic haze laid out on tracks such as analogische memories. Drifts into an almost bland territory at times but still great. I come back to this record ever few months and it's holding up.

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/Dauwd-Theory-Of-Colours/release/10402048

Listen!

Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqhq8vtSfNA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VMoLqPqK6s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Eqcee-pUm0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7Q0_XEKb0k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjB2koTyujw

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Dauwd – Theory Of Colours

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Rating: 4 out of 5

 

Mandar – String Theory

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

Sounds like?

Whatever electro

Moods

Filler

Thoughts

It's fine electro but not really feeling it overall. ‘Poison words’ is a bit better but not much happening here.

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/Mandar-String-Theory/release/12001410

Listen!

Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svScti6R3lQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzeFE3GfXnY

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Mandar – String Theory

Description: Album Review of Mandar – String Theory


Rating: 2 out of 5