The netlabel LASER VISA offers a pretty cool release by various artists from their stable as a tribute to Yuri Gagarin. These artists sound like they’re straight out of 1985, in a good way. Artists like Ambelion from Ukraine (Ambelions track White Sky Is Blue stands out in particular) and Ergrover, also from Ukraine (who’s track Prototype is exceptional) represent various countries in eastern Europe that remember very well the oddysey undertaken by Yuri Gagarin back in the early 60′s as the first human in space.
As for the music itself, this is how electronic music sounded back in the pioneer days. The final track is absolutely outstanding. Hearkening back to MODEDIT and other tracker programs with the Tron-esque sounds, if you were a hacker / geek kid back in the day, or if you just enjoy lofi electro, then check out this release, and in fact the entire catalog of LASER VISA.
Radio Of Aliens (Vol. 2)
A well thought out musical maneuver. Starting out with a light and airy trip through the clouds, the album moves on to darker territory with a somewhat ambient, yet jazzy feel. If you are reading this and you are familiar with an artist called Blipp, then you will enjoy this release.
Clouds under the table.
The fairly incredible indie netlabel Deep Elm Records has a ton of samplers available for free download. There is something for everyone here – from postrock to punk, it all rocks hard. I started with the sampler Postrockology, and I’m working my way through the rest. It’s a mixed bag, and some of the tracks are better than others (there are a few that I just don’t care for at all, but only because if style and substance – everything I’ve heard so far is technically excellent). Definitely go here, check things out. I’m sure you’ll be kept busy for quite some time.
Deep Elm Records
A facebook friend recently steered me in the direction of the album Dive by a band called Tycho. Tycho is an ambient electronica act that is really superb if you like Boards of Canada. Tycho releases albums on Ghostly.com – which is not exactly a record label, more like a storehouse of art-related items that happen to include music. So Ghostly.com has a handful of free releases, by their own collective of artists. So far I have listened to the 2012 release, and it is nice. Not quite post-rock, not quite ambient, it’s all mellow and chilled and relaxing and pretty much perfect. I am looking forward to checking out all of their artists, and in the meantime I have Ghostly 2012 on pretty much on constant repeat in the Jeep. It’s really perfect driving music. So go check them out asap. You will not regret it.
Bitbasic brings a strange album full of ambient sounds somehow transformed into a set of glitchy electro. It’s been a long time since I’ve jammed out to anything even remotely approaching glitch, and I think this album works nicely as a reintroduction.
Bitbasic – Meek
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Tagged Electro, Glitch, IDM
Folks, the orbit is not quite dead yet. Just on the back burner. On low heat. EXTREMELY low heat. Keep your eyes peeled.
From the Deep In Dub netlabel comes Zizz with a cool set of ambient tracks.
Zizz – Comfort
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