Late last year a friend rang up in the middle of the night (well that’s what it seemed like) and played some music down the phone and asked me “who the hell is this”. The answer turned out to be Rafael Anton Irisarri’s album “Daydreaming“. I hadn’t heard of him then (that took an hour [...]
Archive for the ‘Chill’ Category
It’s Saturday night and I have been listening to Crux, Emmalee Crane’s debut album. It seems to inhabit the same sort of place that Rafael Anton Irassari is occupying. A curious mix of textural washes, real instruments, circuit bent electronics, found sounds and a ton of imagination. It is helping me lose my birthday blues. [...]
I hadn’t been to Magnatune for a while ( along while as it turns out. But I was looking something baroque-ish (don’t ask) and found Da Camera: Celtic Renaissance/Baroque Ensemble, who as it turns out , were just what I was looking for. Da Camera is a versatile ensemble, crossing the line between ‘early’, ‘folk’ [...]
Two Lone Swordsmen are British DJ and producer Andrew Weatherall and studio engineer Keith Tenniswood. They fired up in the mid Ninetie’s and have over the years have played with a multitude of styles, from electro to post-punk to idm (intelligent dance music?). To give you an idea of just how much stuff they have [...]
I first ran into Lindsay Buckland years ago when he was busking here in Melbourne, his music would stop me cold every time and more than once I was late for a meeting or would miss the tram because of him.
Lindsay plays dulcimer and we aren’t talking simple folk accompaniments here (altough I am sure he can do them brilliantly. No siree, we are talking electric, amplified, signal processed, digitally looped and spat out dulcimer. And it’s brilliant.
So back when I was a lot younger , I used to go and watch movies about surfing. There was something about the visuals, the music and the whole “pushing the envelope” attitude the surfers I had thaat was seriously attractive. This was also back in the days when you could smoke in theatres. I [...]
I think I first spotted Zero Cult over at amiestreet.com/artist/zero-cult/. I have mentioned before how much I like trawling through Amie Street and artists like Zero Cult are why. ZERO CULT is a solo project of Emil Ilyayev, he is from Israel and has been playing downtempo / chill since around 2002. The track that [...]