Friday, 30 May 2008

Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music for Airports

"Music for Airports" is landmark in ambient music... hard to believe it's 30 years old this year. Maybe too minimalistic and repetitive for some, but there is beauty in its simplicity. There are three more albums in his "ambient" series, so obviously check them out if you like this one.

Thursday, 29 May 2008

Exit Music - Songs With Radio Heads

Put simple, this is a compilation of 14 Radiohead tracks performed by 14 very credible musicians in their own respective genres, from Hip-Hop to Jazz...

To elaborate, it's ridiculously good.

stand out tracks include (though, are not limited to) Sia's haunting cover of Paranoid Android and The Cinematic Orchestra's instrumental rendition of Exit Music (For a Film).

El-P - I'll Sleep When You're Dead

For my first post on the blog i decided to upload my favourite album of 2007 (I bought this on release date and it did not leave tray 5 of my CD player for at least 6 months) . now, for those well versed in 'Underground' Hip-Hop this may well be old news but for the uninitiated... pay attention. El-P has garnered most attention as the head of (arguably) Hip-Hop's most popular Indie Record Label since the year 2000... Definitive Jux. As well as making some impressive business moves with Def Jux (pretty much locking down some of the underground scene's most influential acts) the man sure knows how to knock out a mean release. Enough bigging the guy up. Download this, listen to the first track (who knew Rap could be this epic?) and try justifing deleting it afterwards. This guy understands where Hip-Hop has been and is launching it into the future... all be it, a dystopian one.

Feat; Aesop Rock, Trent Reznor, Cage, Cat Power and The Mars Volta

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Total Eclipse - Access Denied

Total Eclipse is a nice, electro-jazz band. Their combination of laid back electronic music and jazz/funk leaves little to be desired. Great music to just chillax to, or if you really want something nice to listen to. Enjoy!

Tacere - Beautiful Darkness

Thought I'd do a different sub-genre of metal today.

Tacere is a Gothic Metal band. They have a male vocalist and a female vocalist (who recently left the band) although the female vocals are dominant. This album is made up of five years worth of demos, and the effort definetly shows. If you're sort of into the Gothic/Symphonic sort of Metal genres then I would recommend giving this a listen to.

Tacere- Beautiful Darkness:
Music video to Deep Tears of Tragedy:

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Guitar Wolf - Dead Rock

Guitar Wolf is a heavy noise producing garage band from Nagasaki, Japan. The trio uses shrieking vocals, heavy feedback and distortion techniques, and heavy influence from The Ramones and rockabilly in their work. The band's unique and energetic, yet ear throbbing sound is much higher quality than their previous work which was much more distorted. Dead Rock definitely pulls through as one of my favorite Guitar Wolf albums. Then again, I am still hoping to get my hands on their split with Lightning Bolt which I assume is nothing short of amazing.

Godskitchen Classics

Going with the 90's Dance theme present with the Scatman John album posted two weeks ago, I decided to post some classic techno, and what better way to do so than with Godskitchen Classics, a 3CD compilation of some of the most well known techno from the 90's to early 2000's. The compilation is separated into 3 themes of Trance, Hard Dance and House music. This is my favorite Godskitchen album with my personal favorite song being The Dons remix of We Will Survive by the Warp Brothers. For those who want to add some more hardcore beats to their playlist, this is a must have.

NOTE: The Track listings are wrong. WMP is a POS when it comes to properly ripping techno albums. The official listing is here <- Disc 1: Trance <- Disc 2: Hard Dance <- Disc 3: House

Sunday, 25 May 2008

Swirlies - Blonder Tongue Audio Baton

Swirlies are a lo-fi dreamy noise-pop shoegaze band who formed in Boston in 1990. This is their first and most critically acclaimed album. (I suppose you could say it's like My Bloody Valentine, but then again, Isn't Anything? Hahahahaha) Really though, the album is full of dream-like melodies and hazy distorted riffs, with plenty of tremolo arm abuse for good measure. Worth a listen if you're into that kind of thing.


Saturday, 24 May 2008

Fog- Ether Teeth

The main reason I uploaded this album is because it is SUPER hard to find. I've been looking for this album for well over a year and I FINALLY found it (I'm not talking about a real copy).

It's a pretty unusual album. There's a lot of meandering, but it's worth trudging through.


Orange Pekoe - Happy Valley

Orange Pekoe is a Japanese jazz fusion band. The album consists of fun jazz rhythms, happy tunes, and laid back Japanese vocals. It's overall a feel good album that will help you get your zen back in place for when you're feeling not so happy(In the valley?)

Cursive - The Ugly Organ

Cursive I found a while ago, but didn't realize how awesome they were until I started listening to them again. Tim Kasher from Commander Venus, one of my most listened to bands now, leads the band to create a great album.


Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Angra - Temple of Shadows

Angra is a Power Metal band from Brazil. They play with a blend of Progressive Metal but the Power Metal elements are a lot stronger.
Temple of Shadows has a good mix of fast Heavy Metal and smooth acoustic songs too. A great listen, definitely one of the best Power Metal albums out there in my opinion (feel free to disagree).
Temple of Shadows


Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Richard Cheese - Lounge Against the Machine

Richard Cheese or "Dick Cheese" as he makes his name sound out to be is a lounge singer that covers popular music in the laid back style to kick back to with a cigar and martini. I find him quite humorous to listen to and I happen to find lounge music hilarious in itself.


Sunday, 18 May 2008

Frightened Rabbit - Midnight Organ Fight

Confirming the notion they created in 2006/2007 that this may be a fucking good band, the Scottish quartet Frightened Rabbit solidified this notion, with plenty of evidence to boot, on 2008's Midnight Organ Fight. Creating grandiose sounds a la Arcade Fire but with a more modest set-up and better songwriting, Frightened Rabbit always seem to whip out something that you'd never expect, yet at the same time that something sounds so right.

Saturday, 17 May 2008

Nirvana/Jesus Lizard - Oh the Guilt/ Puss Split

Just a quick upload. As promised, here is Nirvana's split with The Jesus Lizard containing two tracks "Oh, The Guilt" and "Puss" respectively. This album helped increase Nirvana's indie cred while adding to The Jesus Lizard's mainstream audience.

Thursday, 15 May 2008

Subtle- exitingARM

This one is fun. Head up to to read more in depth about it. I don't know exactly how to describe Subtle, so just download it. If you don't like it, you're stupid.

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Galneryus - The Flag of Punishment

Time for a change for me and instead of uploading more Death Metal I'll upload this.

Galneryus is a Japanese Power Metal band. This is the first album they released, and it's a personal favourite of mine. They have a very melodic sound to them, and they play hard and fast aswell as playing some slower and more softer songs.

Struggle for the Freedom Flag, Requiem and Final Resolution stick out as the best songs on this album.
Galneryus - The Flag of Punishment
Music Video to Struggle for the Freedom Flag


Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Scatman John - Everybody Jam!

My brother and I discovered this gem in a shitty, second rate music store. It's inspired me to go back to the 90's Dance/Techno scene for people to appreciate the classic techno songs that are still favored over many new millennium tracks today. Scatman John, a.k.a John Larkin was a jazz musician combing scat music with a combination of euro-dance to form a unique experience in music. There's not really much else to say that hasn't already been said about him, so I'll let his music do the rest.

RIP John Larkin.

Sorry I'm using rapidshare, but I've been busy lately. Next week's album will be better organized and back on megaupload.

Monday, 12 May 2008

The Jesus Lizard - Goat

The Jesus Lizard is a noise rock band created from the remnants of Scratch Acid. Although they never have achieved mainstream success, they were highly influential in the noise rock community and received heavy play on college radio stations. David Yow, the lead singer is known for being intoxicated on stage and removing clothing, sometimes being fully naked by the second or third song. The piercing guitar, pounding machine-like drums, and David Yow's intoxicated slur of vocals is what makes this band so great. Kurt Cobain was a fan of them and did a split, influencing the grunge community through noise rock. I'll probably up the split of Nirvana and Jesus Lizard sometime later along with all the other albums I promised(I'll get to them).


Sunday, 11 May 2008

!!! - Myth Takes

!!! describes themselves as 'melodramatic pop music', and this by far their most experimental album to date. Myth Takes is a good mix of acoustic pop, experimental, and some electronics thrown in along with some jazz influence. A great, solid album. It is in stark contrast to the other albums I have uploaded, for this one is not even remotely industrial. Enjoy.

Friday, 9 May 2008

Ronald Jenkees - Derty

Hello youtubes! This master keyboardist and beat developer has created a fanbase like many other internet sensations around youtube. Along with being goofy and starting every video off with "Hello Youtubes!", his music is highly enjoyable and fun. Most of his youtube work is improv and he sometimes ends his videos by saying "I had a little bit too much fun there *Goofy laugh*". If anything, look at his youtube channel. If you don't even like his music, he's fun to watch with his speaking.

:Wumpscut: - Evoke

:Wumpscut: is the one man band of Rudy Ratzinger. His electronic music can be described as industrial, but in reality seems to escape any specific classification. The songs are all pretty good, although "Maiden" and "Rush" seem to stick out as highlights. Definitely recommended for the fans of any type of electronica.


I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness- Fear is On Our Side

I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness are a Goth/Post-Punk band from Texas. They play slow dirgey rock in the vein of Bauhaus and Joy Division. If you can get past the ridiculous name, they're really worth a listen. But songs include: "Fear is On Our Side" and "According to Plan".

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Arch Enemy - Doomsday Machine

Arch Enemy is a Swedish Melodic Death Metal band. They have a female vocalist, but she pulls off Death growls really well. This album got some commercial success and it's fairly well known.

Arch Enemy was one of the first Melodic Death Metal bands I got into, and this is a pretty solid album. All round, it's a decent album but not many songs stick out as great.

Doomsday Machine:


Tuesday, 6 May 2008

The Living End - The Living End

The Living End is a punk band from Melbourne, Australia. With the launch of a new album soon, what better why to promote them then with their most successful album to date. The boys tend to alternate the themes of their songs between political issues and enjoying their social lives. This album shot to fame with the release of the songs Prisoner of Society and Second Solution, dealing with the generation gap and death row respectively. Admittedly I'm not too big a fan of punk rock (I have friends who worship Blink 182) but these boys know how to entertain a crowd without looking like complete idiots.


Monday, 5 May 2008

Casiotone for the Painfully Alone- Twinkle Echo

This record is pretty chill and mostly done on a Casio keyboard. I like it, check it out.


Snakes On A Plane - OST

I'M TIRED OF THESE MOTHERFUCKING SNAKES ON THIS MOTHERFUCKING PLANE! Well, the movie was over-hyped, but it did have a few good lines that deserved a standing ovation. At least the movie produced more than a motion picture; a soundtrack was born. The soundtrack is full of remixes, catchy songs, and two theme tracks. After all is said and done, I actually enjoy the soundtrack a lot, but I wouldn't see more than a few youtube clips as far as the movie goes.


Sunday, 4 May 2008

Boredoms - Pop Tatari

Boredoms is a Japanese noise rock band which caught my eye for the second time with their 77 drummer art project on July 7th, 2007 which featured Brian Chippendale from Lightning Bolt. The first was by wikipedia because boredom actually did set in that day. The Boredoms use odd techniques of repetition, vocal noises, and unexpected sounds which sounds quite good surprisingly. They are a bit odd, but are definitely worth a listen.

Skinny Puppy - Too Dark Park

Skinny Puppy's 'Too Dark Park' is often considered the peak of their musical career. The album itself is a phantasmagoria of sounds and layers. The vocals are harsh but discernible, but they are generally a loose collection of ideas that don't make to much sense. This album has so much going on that it always has something new on each listen. Highlights are 'T.F.W.O.' and 'Spasmolytic'. Download at:

Saturday, 3 May 2008

Fishboy - Albatross: How We Failed To Save The Lone Star State With The Power Of Rock And Roll

I'm not sure of how I found this band back in 2000 when they were even smaller than they are now. Back then, there were songs available for download on their site and I was hooked by their witty lyrics, fun guitaring, and lo-fi quality of it, or could it be the humorous comics that Fishboy draws. The band consisting of Eric "Fishboy" Michener, Adam "Sweatpants" Avramescu, John "Erfman" Clardy Jr. III, and Justin "Sixlets" Lloyd was named by Eric's nickname earned at an Aquarium. Then, they got a decent record deal and Little D pops out and I find that they are actually awesome with a good sound to them. I've been bugging them telling them to come to the east coast and obviously other people have too, and it has worked. They are coming up in their first east coast tour EVER(They only tour around their hometown of Denton, Texas). Check out their myspace for tour dates, I know I am pretty pumped(Although I don't think I can make any shows).

Now, the album. It has been self described as "It's a rock opera about how myself, the band and the ghost of Buddy Holly attempt to save Texas by going on a tour/crime spree in order to perform all 8030 of the songs I've written in my sleep since I was in the womb. It's appropriately titled: Albatross: How We Failed To Save The Lone Star State With The Power Of Rock And Roll"

Try It!
Buy it!

Friday, 2 May 2008

Andrew Jackson Jihad - People Who Can Eat People Are the Luckiest People in the World

Andrew Jackson Jihad is a band that can be described as indie, anti-folk, and Americana. Their lineup is almost always Sean Bonnette on guitar and Ben Gallaty on standup bass. The lyrics are political, humorous, sarcastic, but always fun. They have a split with Ghost Mice, another band of similar backgrounds, so check it out also. They are one of my favorite bands now and I'm pretty sure you're going to like them no matter what.