Archive for ‘Downtempo’

juillet 14, 2010

Matthew Shipp – Goodandevil Session

https://i2.wp.com/ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41ASFHQ7PHL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Note :

http://www.matthewshipp.com

The Good and Evil Sessions are the first in Thirsty Ear’s Blue Series Continuum, which emphasizes diverse styles of music with a rotating, leaderless cast of musicians. This one melds Danny Blume
and Chris Kelly of Good and Evil fame with turntable maven Miso and some of the heavy-hitters from the avant-garde jazz world, including bassist William Parker, pianist Matthew Shipp, and
trumpeter Roy Campbell. The results are unpredictable and deliciously sassy, with groove-based throbs, jazz beats, and turntable scratches setting the stage for down-in-the-bucket solos that purr
with joyous abandon. Free improv meets punk and dance rhythms laced with foot-tapping, body-swaying pulses. While the pop inflections are certain to spark a debate within the tiny but intense and
vocal free jazz community over the commercialization of art, the generally uncompromising improvisations of the Shipp/Parker contingent stand up reasonably well even if somewhat less-intense and
complex than usual. This sort of crossover fusion could widen the appeal of these otherwise relatively obscure though extremely talented performers. Shipp is in superb form, spinning webs of
simple (though never simplistic) phrases, veiled by supple nuance. Miso’s scratches are a constant, subversive presence, while the Blume-Kelly guitar duo keeps the hips shaking and the trombone
twosome of Alex Lodico and Josh Roseman adds a raunchy bottom. Roy Campbell’s fading repetitions on « On the Run » are lovingly distorted through the filter of the Good and Evil lens.

 ~ Steven Loewy

permalink

 

Origine du Groupe : North America

Style : New Jazz , Free Jazz , Downtempo , Avant Garde , Abstract , Piano

Sortie : 2003

Tracklist :

1.  Brainwash — 6:35

2.  Then Again — 4:40

3.  The Stakeout — 4:49

4.  Close Call — 4:18

5.  The Hideout — 4:39

6.  On the Run — 4:42

7.  Roll It Back — 4:03

8.  Change of Plans — 5:09

9.  Sweetbitter — 4:21

00000000000000DOWNLOAD

 

Tell a Friend

Publicités
juin 27, 2010

The Album Leaf – A Chorus of Storytellers

https://i2.wp.com/www.postrockxchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/the-album-leaf-a-chorus-of-storytellers-2010-post-rock.jpg

Note : +

http://www.thealbumleaf.com

http://www.myspace.com/thealbumleaf

Un peu plus de trois ans après le sympathique Into The Blue Again, 2010 marque le retour aux affaires de The Album Leaf avec la parution d’un nouvel opus A Chorus Of Storytellers accouché sur la
longueur (et dans la douleur ?) suite à une panne prolongée d’inspiration de son leader.

Assez rapidement une sorte de malaise s’installe car, même une écoute prolongée, on peine à deviner les intentions de Jimmy LaValle. Tiraillé entre nécessité de ne pas couper le cordon le liant à
ses premières productions solitaires et volonté d’impliquer davantage ses comparses en studio comme en témoigne le titre de l’objet, le frontman de la formation de San Diego s’éparpille sans
parvenir à canaliser son inspiration. Assez paradoxal dans la mesure où, à de trop rares exceptions, tous les titres s’avèrent calibrés dans le temps mais surtout bâtis sur des structures
rigoureusement similaires : tapis d’electronica, violons mélancoliques et chant pop mis en avant. Pour un résultat en forme de chill-out folk/post-rock/ambient guère emballant. En effet, cette
succession de paysages cinématographiques apparaît désespérément linéaire, comme dénuée de relief. Plus ennuyeuses sont définitivement ces parties de cordes sonnant comme du Dirty Three sans
inspiration (« Blank Pages » ou « Within Dream ») ou comme une sorte d’Explosion In The Sky édulcoré (« Summer Fog »). Certes galvaudé depuis longtemps, ce genre d’envolées lyriques puisait sa force
dans la rupture qu’elles créaient avec le reste du morceau. Là, point de rupture, rien… juste un ensemble de violons amorphes et sans vie. Sans parler de ces rythmiques électroniques tellement
cheap et bancales qu’elles en deviennent rapidement gênantes. Ces babioles mises à part, A Chorus Of Storytellers demeure un disque souvent agréable à écouter et toujours admirablement bien
réalisé par le partenaire habituel de Sigur Rós (Biggi Birgisson). Très beau mais très ennuyeux également.

par Froggy’s Delight

permalink

Origine du Groupe : North America

Style : Electro Ambient , Downtempo

Sortie : 2010

Tracklist :

01. Perro

02. Blank Pages

03. There Is a Wind

04. Within Dreams

05. Falling from the Sun

06. Stand Still

07. Summer Fog

08. Until the Last

09. We Are

10. Almost There

11. Tied Knots

00000000000000DOWNLOAD

juin 20, 2010

Sweetback – Sweetback

https://i1.wp.com/www.paulmt.com/Linked%20Pages/arm/img1/2919.jpg

Note :

http://www.sweetback.net

http://www.myspace.com/sweetbackpowertrio

Origine du Groupe : France

Style : Electro , Downtempo , Trip Hop

Sortie : 1996

Tracklist :

1. Gaze. 5:26

2. Softly softly. 4:29

3. Sensations. 4:29

4. Au natural. 4:14

5. Arabesque. 3:36

6. You will rise. 6:28

7. Chord. 3:30

8. Walk of Ju. 4:06

9. Hope she’ be happier. 6:16

10. Come dubbing. 4:41

11. Cloud people. 5:28

12. Powder. 5:21

00000000000000DOWNLOAD

Apparently fans aren’t the only ones getting tired of waiting for Sade to release another album: her band -keyboardist Andrew Hale, bassist Paul Denman, and guitar/sax man Stuart Matthewman,
collectively redubbed Sweetback- decides to burn a little creative energy between Miss Adu’s efforts, and the result is far more satisfying than you might expect. Instead of merely being an
instrumental Sade record, « Sweetback » is an exciting foray into a world where lounge meets electronica, ending up in places a Sade record will never take you.

Of course, the boys are quite used to backing a singer, so there’s no shortage of vocals onhand. Groove Theory alum Amel Larrieux lends some sexy, wordless vocals to the groovy etherealism of
« Gaze, » and offers a self-help lyric to « You Will Rise. » Leroy Osbourne, frequent background vocalist for Sade (most notably on « Never as Good as the First Time » and « Nothing Can Come Between
Us ») makes the most of his time in the spotlight here on a stunning rendition of Bill Withers’ « Hope She’ll Be Happier, » while rapper Bahamadia lays down a smooth spoken-word vibe on « Au
Natural. » And since Sweetback played a significant part of soul master Maxwell’s debut, it’s only natural he should lend a hand on the silky « Softly Softly, » a song he co-wrote with Mathewman and
offers the best elements of both Sweetback’s and Maxwell’s music.

But luckily, Sweetback doesn’t need a mouthpiece to shine. « Sensations » is a smooth retro number with a gently percolating beat, and « Arabesque » is all down-and-dirty seduction; the muffled,
sampled beat paired with heavy guitars is sexy as hell, and « Arabic synth » (as is credited, anyway) adds a unique twist. « Walk of Ju » mesmerizes between its sultry sax and World Music overtones,
while « Come Dubbing » offers a atmospheric cross between World Music and Trance at a mellow tempo.

In fact, only the last two numbers -« Cloud People » and « Powder »- are unnecessary exercises, plodding along with minimum melody and treading dangerously close to the realm of New Age wallpaper.
But the bulk of this record is as exciting and innovative as the band’s missing singer, and Sweetback proves they have enough atmosphere and style to last them between Sade releases…and
considering her recording timeline thus far, that’s a good thing.

By John Jones « Musician »

permalink

mai 27, 2010

Ror Shak – Deep

https://i1.wp.com/www.urb.com/uploads/reviews/cd_reviews/Ror-Shak_Deep_Daredo.jpg

Note :

http://www.myspace.com/r0rshak

Origine du Groupe : North America

Style : Electro , Drum & Bass , Downtempo

Sortie : 2007

Tracklist :

1. Lisa’s Song – Feat. Lisa Shaw
2. Fate or Faith – Feat. Julee Cruise
3. A Forest – Feat. Chantel Claret
4. Golden Cage – Feat. Julee Cruise
5. Rescue Me – Feat. Wendy Starland
6. Interlude # 1
7. Be There
8. Love & Pride – Feat. Wendy Starland
9. Heist
10. I Don’t Want (A Remake) – Feat. Julee Cruise
11. Window Pain – Feat. Julee Cruise
12. Trust (Alternative Mix) – Feat. Mark Holmes

00000000000000DOWNLOAD

While Kosheen took drum’n’bass to the mainstream club and Pendulum twisted it into something approaching fist-pumping, arena rock, Ror-Shak want to become the Zero 7 or Röyksopp of drum’n’bass. Members DJ DB and Shaun Morris bring the genre into the lounge on their debut album, Deep, a laid-back and often spacy effort that works best in the background thanks to some cringe-worthy words. Luckily, these producers have great taste in vocalists with Naked Music veteran Lisa Shaw supplying the soul while David Lynch’s muse Julee Cruise supplies the previously mentioned spaciness. Morningwood frontwoman Chantal Claret does an excellent job on this slowly building cover of the Cure’s « A Forest, » but it’s the lesser known Wendy Starland who comes in first with her jazzy, Billie Holiday inspired voice gracing two cuts. Ror-Shak’s rich, warm soundscapes and their infectious drum’n’bass rhythms would be just as listenable as instrumentals, so even with all the beautiful voices, Deep would be better off stripped of some hippy, trippy, and trite words.

by David Jeffries

permalink

mai 26, 2010

Boy Is Fiction – Broadcasts In Colour

https://babylonburnradi0.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/boy_is_fiction_-_broadcasts_in_colour_2010.jpg?w=300

Note :

http://www.boyisfiction.com

http://www.myspace.com/boyisfiction

Origine du Groupe : Australia

Style : Electronica , Ambient , Downtempo , IDM

Sortie : 2010

Tracklist :

01. In (02:27)
02. As Far From Here As Possible (06:19)
03. Feeling Lazy (04:26)
04. Pinprick (02:52)
05. Silo (03:59)
06. Sand (06:12)
07. Rat (04:49)
08. I Close My Eyes (05:00)
09. Either Way, I’m Dead (04:28)
10. Your Name On My Skin (03:46)
11. I Left You There (04:49)
12. My Veins Are Blocked (06:45)
13. Until Morning Comes (04:51)
14. For My Friend (05:06)

00000000000000DOWNLOAD

Boy Is Fiction is a studio project by Melbourne producer Alex Gillett. His debut, self titled album was released in 2007. This is his second album released in earlier this year. His music “captures those quiet moments of introspection just before sleep”, a fusion of idm, ambient and electronica. Excellent album! Highly recommended!

mai 17, 2010

Rodrigo Leão – Cinema

https://i0.wp.com/www.cultkitsch.org/musica/tugas/rodrigo_leao/rodrigo_leao-cinema_front.JPG

Note : +

http://www.rodrigoleao.pt

http://www.myspace.com/rodrigoleo

Origine du Groupe : Portugal

Style : Ambient, Down-tempo, Chillout, Mod-folk, Contemporary, Piano, Experimental

Sortie : 2004

Tracklist :

01 Cinema 2:41
02 Rosa 4:05
03 Lonely Carousel (feat. Beth Gibbons) 3:34
04 A Comédia de Deus 3:24
05 Jeux D’amour 4:13
06 Memórias 3:36
07 A Cidade Queimada 1:20
08 Deep Blue 4:10
09 Uma História Simples 1:53
10 Happiness 3:12
11 O Último Adeus 1:36
12 La Fête 3:19
13 A Estrada 2:59
14 L’Inspecteur 4:11
15 António 4:19

00000000000000DOWNLOAD

Rodrigo Leão is a Portuguese musician and composer. He was born in Lisbon in 1964. He became known for his musical compositions and participation in Portuguese bands such as Madredeus and Sétima Legião. He co-founded the band Sétima Legião in 1982 and Madredeus in 1985. As his solo career began to take shape, he chose to suspend his participation with the respective bands in 1993 and 1994. His solo work explores a combination of modern-classic compositions with more traditional song format and instrumentation. Several artists have participated in both his records and tours, such as Lula Pena or Adriana Calcanhotto in Alma Mater and Beth Gibbons and Ryuichi Sakamoto in Cinema. His album, Cinema, was very successful in the Portuguese market, reaching #1 in sales and its promotion concerts in Portugal and Spain were frequently sold-out. In this album, the eclectic roots of his music and the influence of cinema can be appreciated. Ana Vieira is the new member of the group providing the vocals.Neil Hannon participated in the album A Mãe of Rodrigo Leão and Cinema Ensemble..

wikipedia

mai 14, 2010

2econd Class Citizen – A world without

https://i1.wp.com/images.hhv.de/catalog/detail_big/00173/173013_4.jpg

Note : +

http://www.2econdclasscitizen.co.uk

http://www.myspace.com/2econdclasscitizen

Origine du Groupe : United Kingdom

Style : Abstract Hip Hop , Dowbntempo , Alternative , Psychedelic

Sortie : 2009

Tracklist :

01. Step Inside [02:40]
02. One By One feat. Ceschi [04:56]
03. A New Day [05:00]
04. Wait For Me [02:02]
05. On Emptyness [08:34]
06. Our Lady Of Solitude feat. Reindeer [03:05]
07. The Day Youre Lost Or Found [04:28]
08. Listen The Night feat. Reindeer [05:18]
09. From Where I Belong [02:58]
10. A World Without [09:02]

00000000000000DOWNLOAD

Faisant suite à « Wyred Folk » ; premier EP sorti en 2005 puis au récent « One By One EP, le premier album de 2econd Class Citizen sort enfin, l’occasion de vérifier si les espoirs entrevus dans les deux précédents essais se confirment sur ce long format intitulé « A World Without ».
Dans un style downtempo/hip hop légèrement psychédélique, assez bien fichu, avec notamment un flow très agréable (featurings de Ceschi, James PHoney, Reindeer) et une instrumentation foisonnante, « A World Without » rappelle par certains aspects, les productions abstract de la fin des années 90 de DJ Shadow, UNKLE ou Dan the Automator
Sans être forcément génial ni pour autant anecdotique, « A World Without » devrait combler les amateurs de hip hop mélodieux. et en guise de mise en bouche, un megamix de 10 minutes réalisé par Phonatic est disponible sur le site du label Equinox Records ou écoutable directement ici.

permalink

mai 10, 2010

Scrimshire – Along came the devil one night

https://i2.wp.com/www.soul-identity.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/cs1423949-02a-big-300x300.jpg

Note :

http://www.scrimshire.com

http://www.myspace.com/scrimshire

Origine du Groupe : United Kingdom

Style : Electro Jazz , Dowtempo , Lo Fi , Lounge

Sortie : 2009

Tracklist :

01. The Low Road Feat. Rob Hynd
02. People We Spoke To
03. Along Came The Devil One Night…
04. Springtime Feat. Claire Laurent
05. Mistaken Feat. Rob Hynd
06. When The World Was Young (part One)
07. Warm Sound Feat. Inga-lill Aker
08. All Roads Lead You Home
09. I Have Come To You Feat. Stac

00000000000000DOWNLOAD

Another sunny Monday in London (a rare occurence of late) but before I head out to London Fields for a boozy afternoon of fun and frolics, I thought I better give you a quick heads up on a little album that’s been released today. After just over two years since his debut 12″, the epic dancefloor tune, “You Will Save Me” arrived on the ever consistent Wah Wah 45s label, Scrimshire delivers his first album for the label entitled “Along Came The Devil One Night”, available from all good music stores now on both CD and MP3. Although it seems that its taken a bit of time for the album to see the light of day, personally I, and a few other people I know who’ve already heard it, believe that it’s definitely been worth the wait. Having delved into the LP over repeated listens during the past few weeks, I think Mr Adam Scrimshire has probably completed one of the first essential UK soul albums of 2009. That may be a bit of a grand statement for a Monday afternoon in May and especially from someone who has had the pleasure of knowing him for a year or two, but casting all that aside and just slipping “Along Came The Devil One Night” in your music player should at least confirm that you are indeed listening to something a little bit special. Clocking in at just over 43 minutes long and after numerous revisions, three previous vinyl releases (all holding exclusive non album cuts, versions and remixes – The King Knut remix of “Mistaken” being a personal highlight – go seek) and a host of live shows, Scrimshire delivers a succint album incorporating a range of styles from jazz to soul, folk to funk, and pulls it all together to produce a work of sheer cinematic brilliance. From the opening piano intro of “The Low Road” through the subsequent tracks “People We Spoke To” and the title track (probably the strongest three track opening that I’ve heard on an album recently), right through to closing track “I Have Come To You”, a melancholic duet with label mate Stac, everything fits together nicely, without any unnecessary skits or filler cuts. Just a solid nine tracks of soulful, uplifting, contemporary music. Scrimshire, who produces and plays a range of instruments on the album, is joined by a talented bunch of musicians and singers, including Jake Telford (OK_Ma) on sax and flute, vocals from Inga-Lil Aker, Rob Hynd, Claire Lauren (the voice on the standout jazz track “Springtime”) and Stac, plus guest strings from The Middlewood Sessions. But don’t just take our word for it, cop the tracklist and check the MP3 snippets below to check out all the tracks in their full unabounded (but edited) glory and then hop on over to Scrimshire’s website to catch the man in his own words.

permalink

avril 29, 2010

Nocow – Koona EP

https://i1.wp.com/electronicalabel.ru/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/e22_nocow_-_koona_ep.jpg

Note :

http://www.myspace.com/nocow

http://electronicalabel.ru/2010/03/15/e22-nocow-koona-ep

Sortie : 2010

Style : Downtempo , Electro , Ambient Electronica

http://deepgoa.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/80x151.png?w=640

Tracklist :

01. Koona pt.1
02. Pier 19
03. Aloofness
04. Home
05. Koona pt.2
06. Clea
07. Work Wonders
08. S.M.

00000000000000DOWNLOAD

Alexey Nikitin aka Nocow – electronic musician from St.-Petersburg. It is difficult to classify his music as a particular style, because he stay-on-a-way of experiment, never knowing where his music will take him next. It gives a notion about state of his mind and, sometimes, it falls you in pleasant thoughts. The artist’s first EP was released at the beginning of 2008 by “DedPop” internet label. At the same time he started to work as participant of “Wax Paper Cup”.

permalink

avril 21, 2010

Thirdiq – Who May Find Love In The Imaginary Axis

https://i1.wp.com/c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/32/l_dd073ce6c89e4f43930d8fa921434050.jpg

Note :

http://www.myspace.com/thirdiq

Sortie : 2009

Style : Nu-Jazz , Electro ,  Downtempo , Jazz , Hip Hop

Tracklist :

01. Breathe
02. To Zion (feat. Maru)
03. Lovers Fiction (feat. Yu Sakai)
04. Beyond The Fields (Interlude)
05. 220 Cures
06. A Kind Of Nocturne With Shingo Suzuki
07. Yellow
08. All Things In The Universe (feat. Hanah)
09. Mood
10. 284 Cures
11. Amaretto

00000000000000DOWNLOAD.png

Après « Monologue », le guitariste/producteur Yukihiro Atsumi, plus connu sous le nom de Thirdiq, revient avec un nouvel album « Who may find love in the imaginary axis » (dans les bacs depuis le 16 septembre) un opus où se mélange jazz, soul, hip hop avec beaucoup de subtilité…. Retour sur quelques tracks.

Letters – The them of the film « love in the imaginary axis »
Quoi de mieux pour conclure un album que de finir sur un morceau tel que celui-ci. « Letters » est une composition de 12 minutes à mi-chemin entre l’interlude et l’improvisation. Page se tourne, stylo écrit, son crépite, voix susurre… Le tout sur un musique douce où se mélange flûte, guitare, bruitages électroniques.

« To Zion » feat Maru
Reprendre un morceau considéré comme un classique par beaucoup est souvent un raté. S’attaquer à du Lauryn Hill n’est pas une tâche facile tant la voix de l’artiste est puissante. Mais sur cette reprise de « To Zion », Thirdiq a su trouver une adaptation « jazzy » qui pourrait redonner une seconde vie à ce track. La voix suave de Maru pourrait presque faire oublier la chanteuse des Fugees surtout au début du morceau. En même temps, depuis son Unplugged, l’artiste est un peu passée de l’autre côté…

« Yellow »
S’il fallait retenir un morceau, ce serait celui-ci. « Yellow » est un titre catchy très groovy. La combinaison guitare-basse-flûte est plus qu’entraînante. Sur les 50 premières secondes les instruments s’enchaînent avec beaucoup de subtilité s’en se cannibaliser les uns les autres.

« All The Things of the Univers » feat hanah
« All The Things of the Univers » transporte. L’association guitare-voix sublime le morceau et Hanah rappellerait presque Amel Larrieux.

permalink