Snow Wite – Dry Humping Stage Monitors I Am An Indestructible Master (NP007)

Boom bah! It's the album art for Dry Humping Stage Monitors I Am An Indestructible Master, by Snow Wite. It's kinda trippy, and there's a lot of skin. You'll see it.

Boom! It’s the album art for Dry Humping Stage Monitors I Am An Indestructible Master, by Snow Wite. You’ll see it, I think, because it’s right above these words.

Artist: Snow Wite
Title: Dry Humping Stage Monitors I Am An Indestructible Master
Label: Nina Pop
Cat#: NP007
Keywords: EDM, Electronic, Rock, Club, Dance, Pop
Reviewer: Alex Spalding

Oh… well, hello there, reader. Ah, yes, you walked in and caught me right at the beginning of introducing a review of some cool music. Don’t worry, you’re not interrupting anything. Actually, I was expecting you to show up at this very moment to start reading it. Relax, feel free to continue sitting and reading. Can I get you something to drink? Impossible, I’m behind a computer screen. Get yourself something if you want and come back. If you don’t mind, though, I’ll probably break paragraph now.

Down here in the second paragraph, I’d like to take a moment to acquaint you with an artist by the name of Snow Wite, who you might already know about if you’ve read a lot of my other reviews, or if you just know about all kinds of stuff for other reasons. This album came out super-recently and is like, a completely different world from a lot of his other music! And, it’s really great! I was blown away… hey, I’ve got an idea… climb aboard my horse glyph and we’ll ride off to the third paragraph: Ѭ

*clomp clomp clomp* … yeah, those are horse FX. We’ll stop here. Thanks for the ride, Horse. Ѭ <(sure, np!) So, anyway, here I’d like to put on the first track. It’s titled ‘711’. What’s it about, you might ask? It’s the OST for your loitering lifestyle. It’s got a pumping 4/4 edm groove, stabs of synth magic, claps clapping hard in the mix, a piano breakdown section. For some reason, we don’t have 711s here, it’s kinda frustrating.

Well, next is a really nice track who’s name is ‘Kitty Calico’ and right away I love the sweet bell synth intro, then the bass comes on and it pumps! It’s a pretty rad track about an awesome girl who is a superhero of our imaginations. I’m happy to hear a guitar lead on this album, it really needs to be there and makes the music so much better.

Next up is a funky track with awesome guitar and synth leads called ‘Not 4 U’ and ft. Fat Tony. Something about it makes me wanna practice taekwondo on a yacht. I don’t know why that was the first place my mind went, but maybe it’s alright. This track is like… a really happy sounding piece of music about breaking away from someone.

We’ve got a really nice sounding heavy shuffle groove happening on ‘Creepin Thru An Alley’ which is right away some excellent sound work. There’s a bit of guitar, some bells… I love this one, I feel like Snow Wite’s pushing even further with his sound. The vocals are perfect, and I love all the sound elements, the awesome saxophone throughout, the atmospheres, the congas, it’s like an odd mix of impactful and sensual… and then Snow Wite busts out some serious guitar over the mix, it’s just great…

… ‘Elf’ is next, and it hits hard with a heavy electronic breakbeat and a thick bassline. Lovely synths ride over the top, it’s a surprising track on an album full of great surprises.

‘Magical Powers’ combines wonderful light synths and arpeggios with guitar distortion and 4/4 dance pulses. The vocals are great, too!

After that is ‘Tap Out Of Reality’, which has a hard, fast groove, lots of gritty low bass. I love the vocals on this one, the energy is fierce and awesome! This is another one of my faves on here.

‘Hard Rocker’ features Fatal Jamz, and I was really excited to hear what these two artists had created together. It starts with some guitar, then the groove busts in. This track is a lot of fun! The vocals feel like they’re all over the place, but in a way that works for the music and drives up the urgent energy.

Then, holy shit, right away I feel like I’m listening to some early hardcore techno at the outset of ‘Mellow Wave’, which features the artist Mysterr. I love the vocals, the touch of breakbeats, then outta nowhere a guitar rips into the mix. It sounds like a guitar sample has been sped up and inserted, it’s a very unusual and interesting sound. It takes a detour into hip hop breakbeat. Wow!

Next up, ‘Joint’ has a nice mellow breakbeat with chill pads. I love how Snow Wite’s vocals work with the music. This is another fave. I’m kind of blown away through this whole album with how far away into other sound styles Snow Wite is exploring, while also managing with every track to still sound like himself.

I hear organ and guitar on ‘Soul Organ Space Groove’, and then a cool electronic groove and tiny plonk melody. This song is nice, like a chill psychedelic ride that takes you up past the horizon and out into the stars.

Afterward, ‘Somethin Bout’ comes in with really nice deep organ stabs, a heavy clap. It’s got a touch of funkiness, but is also very downtempo.

The last track here is ‘Cloud 11’ and it features Two Moons. It has a lot of pretty sounds floating around… it’s a really nice closing track, with lots of atmospheric cloud rap vibes.

Snow Wite’s music keeps getting more and more sonically experimental, but always remains uniquely true to itself. This album is definitely worth a listen, so you should go and hear this for sure!

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Henry Glissenaar ‘the art & everything whistler’ (interview) 

Henry Glissenaar whistles for more than 40 years music on his fingers. As a young school boy he witnessed a kid whistle on four fingers and was instantly intrigued.

Back in the day his big example was art whistler Jan Tromp. Who whistled a lovely Dutch song ‘Droomland’ on his fingers. Then in 1996 Henry started to follow the music done by the famous Romanian pan flute player Gheorghe Zamfir. Who is well known for music piece “the lonely shepherd” used in the movie Kill Bill. He also follows other musicians who make music that contains whistling.

Of course you can say that after 40 years of obsessive whistling that Henry Glissenaar is an expert whistler, but let me tell you that he is even more then that; he is not just a art whistler; he is a ‘everything whistler’! He stands out in his own right by not only being able to whistle beautifully difficult music pieces on his fingers, but apparently also on any kind of object. The back of an umbrella, a garden gnome, a cap, a banana… With the skills and talent of Henry Glissenaar anything can turn into a musical instrument to whistle upon. He is always in for a challenge with a healthy curiosity in how the object will sound as a whistle; making him one of these artists that are unique and one of its kind.


Henry Glissenaar whistles on a garden gnome on Dutch Television

Of course such an incredible whistling artist does not go unnoticed, and so he had multiple television and radio appearances & is performing live, alone or with other musicians. Most remarkable is perhaps that he is able to whistle songs on someone’s nose. Which is (as far that I’m concerned) pretty much enough reasons to hook up with him for an intriguing interview.

The interview below will be in the native Dutch language of Henry Glissenaar, but also comes with an English translation of the questions and answers. Let’s begin…

ukHi Henry, thank you so much for taking the time to do this interview with me. I really appreciate it.

nlHoi Henry, hartelijk bedankt dat je tijd vrij gemaakt hebt om dit interview met mij te mogen doen. Ik waardeer het zeer.

ukYou started whistling music on your fingers from a young age, can you remember what the first piece of music was that you could whistle

Henry: I don’t know how to love him (Helen Reddy). This piece of music I whistled at the goodbye party of my boardingschool in 1974. The last year on school I already whistled on materials, like a ruler, pencil, eraser and scissor. Even on a leg of a chair.

nlJe bent op vroege leeftijd begonnen met muziek fluiten op je vingers, kun je je herinneren wat het eerste muziekstuk was dat je fluiten kon?

Henry: I don’t know how to love him (Helen Reddy). Dit muzieknummer heb ik gefloten tijdens het afscheidsfeest van de basisschool in 1974.
Het laatste jaar op de basisschool floot ik ook al op voorwerpen, zoals een liniaal, potlood, gummetje en schaar. Zelfs op een stoelpoot.

ukNext to whistling on your fingers you are basically skilled to whistle on any kind of object. When did you discover that you are able to whistle on objects? What does make an object suitable to be whistled upon?

Henry: just by trying out a few things. If you can whistle on a finger, for example, then you can also do it on articles that have the same shape, such as a pencil, fries, banana, pear, carrot, toothbrush, or even a garden-hose. From one thing comes another challenge. This may help to let your imagination go. Getting inspiration will follow automatically.
Of course I pay attention to the type of material. I’m not taking any chances, so I do not whistle for example on sharp pieces of glass, because it is too dangerous and I do not want to risk any injury.
Many objects that I use to whistle on are hard and straight. Of course they have to fit in my mouth.

nlNaast dat je heel goed op je vingers kan fluiten, kan je ook op allerlei objecten fluiten. Hoe ontdekte je dat je op voorwerpen kon fluiten? Over wat voor eisen moet een object beschikken om op te kunnen fluiten?

Henry: door gewoon het een en ander uit te proberen. Als je op een vinger kunt fluiten dan kun je het bijvoorbeeld ook op voorwerpen met dezelfde vorm, zoals een pen, patatje, banaan, peer, wortel, tandenborstel of zelfs een tuinslang. Van het een komt dan weer een andere uitdaging. Daarbij kan het helpen om je fantasie te laten gaan. Inspiratie opdoen volgt dan automatisch.
Natuurlijk let ik op het soort materiaal. Ik neem geen enkel risico, dus fluit ik bijvoorbeeld niet op scherpe stukken glas, want dat is te gevaarlijk en ik wil geen risico lopen op eventuele letselschade.
Veel voorwerpen waar ik op fluit zijn hard en recht. Natuurlijk moet het in mijn mond passen.

ukAre fans requesting things to whistle upon?

Henry: on someone’s nose. In exceptional cases, I still want to do it sometimes.
Of course I whistle preferably on my fingers. That’s really my thing.

nlVragen je fans verzoeken aan met betrekking op de dingen om op te fluiten?

Henry: op iemands neus. In uitzonderlijke gevallen wil ik het nog wel eens doen.
Natuurlijk fluit ik bij voorkeur op mijn vingers. Daar ga ik echt voor.

ukPersonally I think to use someone nose to whistle upon is a very intimate act, whose nose was the first to be whistled upon? Do you think there is something romantic to it, or is it purely technical?

Henry: on the nose of my wife. Actually, it was when a spontaneous idea, in preparation for an act for a television audition for the show by André van Duin Show.
I tried consciously to whistle on her nose and fortunately it worked immediately. In the beginning you heard a whistle tone, which later became a complete song (kitty meow) .
I do not see it myself as something romantic. Well something technical, because the nose is simply a finger. So I first engage in getting a nose into my mouth as much as possible, so I can whistle good on it.

nlPersoonlijk denk Ik dat het erg intiem is om op iemands neus te fluiten, Ik vroeg me af wiens neus de eerste was waar je op floot. Vind je het een romantisch iets, of zie je het meer als iets puur technisch?

Henry: op de neus van mijn vrouw. Eigenlijk was het toen een spontane ingeving, als voorbereiding op een act voor een televisie-auditie bij de André van Duin Show.
Dit heb ik bewust bij haar geprobeerd en gelukkig lukte het meteen. In het begin hoorde je een fluittoontje, even later volgde er een volledig muzieknummer (poesje mauw).
Ik zie het zelf niet als romantisch. Wel technisch, want de neus is nu eenmaal geen vinger. Dus ben ik eerst bezig op welke manier ik een neus zo goed mogelijk in mijn mond kan krijgen, zodat ik er goed op kan fluiten.

ukHow did you come up with the idea to whistle music on a nose?

Henry: I was invited to do audition for the André van Duin show on television ( December 1997 ) . To show a nice act that you can do something that not everyone could do. One night before the audition I got the idea to do something completely different. Almost anyone can whistle, but not everyone can do that on a nose, certainly not a complete song.
People find it very comical what I can do. I like to entertain, so what more do we want ?

nlHoe kwam je op het idee om op een neus muziek te fluiten?

Henry: ik werd uitgenodigd om auditie op de televisie te doen bij de André van Duin Show (december 1997). Om een leuke act te laten zien, dat je iets kunt wat een ander niet zou kunnen. Een avond voor de auditie kwam ik op het idee om iets heel anders te doen. Bijna iedereen kan fluiten, alleen niet iedereen kan dat op een neus, zeker geen volledig muzieknummer.
Mensen vinden het bijzonder en komisch wat ik kan. Ik vind het leuk om te entertainen, dus wat willen we nog meer?


Henry whistles on a umbrella

ukNext to your fingers, what’s your most favorite thing to whistle upon? What is it that sounds the best?

Henry: at the point (top) of an umbrella. It does not matter if I whistle on my fingers or an umbrella, because the sound is just as good

nlWat is naast je vingers je meest favoriete ding om op te fluiten? Wat klinkt het best?

Henry: op de punt (bovenkant) van een paraplu. Het maakt niet zoveel uit of ik op mijn vingers of een paraplu fluit, want het geluid klinkt net zo goed.

ukWhat is the most difficult thing you have tried to whistle a song upon?

Henry: a cap ( material made of fabric ) . It is possible to get sound out of them . But whistling a song on it is a lot harder . This is because you blow through the textile, and is comes at the expense of the sound.
Whistling on a (real) eel was not successful because it is too slippery. Because of the twisting motions of the eel it’s difficult to get a grip.
A smoked eel is rough and does not move, so whistling on it is not a problem.
On my arm and the palm of my thumb succeed too.

nlWat is het meest moeilijke object waar je een muziekstuk op gefloten hebt?

Henry: op een pet (materiaal van stof). Het is mogelijk om er geluid uit te krijgen. Om daarop een muzieknummer te fluiten is een stuk moeilijker. Dit komt omdat je door stof heen blaast en dat gaat ten koste van het geluid.
Op een (echte) paling lukt het niet, omdat deze te glad is. Door de kronkelende bewegingen kun je het ook niet goed vasthouden.
Een gerookte paling is ruw en beweegt niet, dus erop fluiten is geen probleem.
Op mijn arm en de palm van mijn duim lukt het ook wel.


A living eel is impossible to whistle upon


ukYou appeared a couple of times on Dutch television and on radio programs, starting as a nose whistler on a tv show by a big Dutch comedian / entertainer André van Duin; can you explain how you ended up on the show?

Henry: via a call on the television that I spontaneously responded to.
In the pre – audition the producers of this show were immediately enthusiastic about what I could do. Without any doubt I was allowed through to the next round to audition on television. This was in December 1997 .

nlJij bent meerdere maken te gast geweest op de Nederlandse televisie en in radio programma’s. De eerste keer was je te gast als neusfluiter bij komiek/entertainer André van Duin; kan je vertellen hoe je op deze show terecht kwam?

Henry: via een oproep op de televisie. Daarop heb ik spontaan gereageerd.
Bij de voor-auditie was de producent van deze show meteen al enthousiast over hetgeen ik kan. Zonder enige twijfel mocht ik door naar de volgende ronde om auditie te doen op de televisie. Dit was in december 1997.

ukWhat did this television appearance do to you for your music career? Did people recognize you in the streets? Did you receive a lot of positive feedback?

Henry: it was a fun and educational experience. Following my first television appearance as nose whistler has had positive effects. Most Dutch who saw this fragment would definitely remember. Sometimes I was recognized. People recognized me more when they saw me when I was with my wife.

nlHoe beviel jouw eerste televisie optreden en heeft het gevolgen gehad voor je muziekcarrière? Begonnen mensen je te herkennen op de straat? Kreeg je veel positieve feedback?

Henry: het was een leuke en leerzame ervaring. Naar aanleiding van mijn eerste televisie optreden als neusfluiter heeft het positieve gevolgen gehad. De meeste Nederlanders weten dit fragment zeker nog te herinneren. Soms werd ik herkend. Als mensen mij toen zagen samen met mijn vrouw werd ik vaker herkend.

ukYou are a frequent performing artist; can you share one of your most favorite memories of performing for an audience?

Henry: on our wedding ( 6-9-1996 ) I surprised my wife with a special performance .
This was in co-operation with a good cover band. I whistled the romantic film score number ‘the lonely shepherd’ ( of pan flutist Gheorghe Zamfir ).

nlJe treed overal op, kun je een meest favoriete mooie herinnering van iets dat je hebt meegemaakt tijdens een optreden met ons delen?

Henry: op onze bruiloft (6-9-1996) heb ik mijn vrouw verrast met een bijzonder optreden.
Dit was in samenwerking met een goede coverband. Toen heb ik het romantische filmmuzieknummer the lonely shepherd (van panfluiter Gheorghe Zamfir) gefloten.

ukNext to being available for performances, you are also available for courses and workshops. Is whistling an art that can be learned by all, or is it more a gift?

Henry: Whistling on your fingers is learnable. I began at four fingers by whistling tones. A friend showed me this in the past and I wanted to learn. Usually I use two fingers to whistle entire music tracks. It is a gift if you can whistle much more than just a tone .

nlNaast dat men jou kan boeken voor optredens bied je ook cursussen en workshops aan. Is de Kunst van het fluiten iets dat iedereen te leren valt, of is het meer een gave?

Henry: op je vingers fluiten is te leren. Ik begon zelf op 4 vingers door toontjes te fluiten. Vroeger deed een vriend dit een keer voor en ik wilde dat graag leren. Meestal gebruik ik 2 vingers en fluit ik o.a. volledige muzieknummers. Het is een gave als je meer kunt dan alleen maar een toontje laten horen.

ukIn some of your videos on YouTube you are seen (and heard) performing in a beautiful and natural location, where is this and is this perhaps your favorite place to whistle your art?

Henry: in Utrecht ( Netherlands ) . Yes , in an environment with nature, not so far from my home. In a park where it is quiet so I am less bothered by other sounds.

nlIn sommige video’s op YouTube ben je te zien (en te horen) in een mooie natuurlijke omgeving. Mag ik vragen waar deze locatie zich bevind en is dit uw favoriete plek om te kunstfluiten?

Henry: in Utrecht (Nederland). Ja, in een omgeving met natuur, niet zover van huis. In een park waar het rustig is, zodat ik minder last heb van andere geluiden.

ukI heard in an interview that you are equipped with hearing aid, does this affect you in any way whistling wise?

Henry: luckily it has no consequences. I put the sound of my hearing aid softer, so that it will not sing along. Otherwise I would have trouble hearing myself.

nlIk vernam van een ander interview dat u een gehoorapparaat heeft, heeft dit gevolgen op uw fluitkunsten?

Henry: gelukkig heeft het geen gevolgen. Wel zet ik het geluid van mijn gehoorapparaat zachter, zodat deze dan niet mee kan fluiten. Anders zou ik mezelf niet zo goed kunnen horen.

ukYour music repertoire seems to be very broad and expanding, from Christmas songs to the Beatles, movie music and so much more.
I was wondering if you have perhaps any CD’s or albums out. Or perhaps any plans for such a release?

Henry: I listen to a lot of ( instrumental ) music , in which a lot of whistling takes place. Especially pan and Transverse flutists . It is important to know that not every music track is suitable to be whistled. If it is the case of being whistle able then I flute as-good-as-it-gets on track as close to the original as possible, if possible I do this with the background music of a pianist or keyboard player. I do this preferably on my fingers. I also whistle some songs solo.
I have not (yet) released any CDs or albums.
It is one thing I’m going to do, but I’m not sure when. First I want to develop my whistling further by doing several other beautiful songs. I would also want to do more performances, if it was up to me; not only in the Netherlands…

nlJou muziekrepertoire is erg groot en breid zich steeds verder uit, van kerstliedjes, tot nummers van de Beatles, filmmuziek en zoveel meer. Ik vroeg me af of je misschien CD’s of ander soort albums uit heeft gebracht met uw fluitkunsten. Of misschien plannen heeft om iets uit te brengen in de toekomst?

Henry: ik luister veel (instrumentale) muziek, waarin ook wordt gefloten. Met name van pan- en dwarsfluiters. Belangrijk is het dat niet ieder muzieknummer geschikt is om te fluiten. Als dit wel het geval is dan fluit ik het betreffende muzieknummer zo goed mogelijk na met als achtergrondmuziek van o.a. een pianist of keyboardspeler. Dit doe ik bij voorkeur op mijn vingers. Ook fluit ik bepaalde muzieknummers solo.
Zelf heb ik (nog) geen CD’s of albums uitgebracht.
Het is wel de bedoeling dat te gaan doen. Wanneer weet ik nog niet. Eerst wil ik me verder ontwikkelen om diverse andere mooie muzieknummers te fluiten. Graag zou ik ook nog meer willen optreden. Wat mij betreft niet alleen hier in Nederland . . .

ukI really think you are a very skilled ‘everything whistler’ and really hope your whistling will gain more attention and inspire other music loving people around the world. Do you have any tips for an young and upcoming whistler?

Henry: always be yourself. Do not be afraid to show what you can do with your talent.

nlIk vind dat je een waanzinnige getalenteerde ‘allesfluiter’ bent en hoop dat jouw gefluit meer attentive krijgt, en zo meer muziekliefhebbers over de wereld inspireert. Heb je misschien nog wat tips voor een jonge beginnende kunst- of allesfluiter?

Henry: blijf altijd jezelf. Wees vooral niet bang om te laten zien wat je allemaal kunt met je talent.

ukThank you so much Henry for this interview, It’s time to wrap it up. Do you have perhaps anything you would like to say before we whistle goodbye?

Henry: I find it fun and interesting that you’ve conducted this interview with me.
Even better is that you promote my passion in this way by giving it more prominence.
Incidentally ” whistling ” has an important role in my life. I grew up in Vleuten (Utrecht province ), I’m a soccer referee, and have a hearing aid that also whistles .
Finally, I do not read music notes and whistle purely on my instincts.

nlHartelijk bedankt voor het interview Henry, het is tijd om er een einde aan te breien. Heb je misschien nog iets te zeggen voordat we het einde in fluiten?

Henry: ik vind het leuk en interessant dat je dit interview met mij hebt afgenomen.
Nog leuker is dat je mijn passie op deze manier promoot door er meer bekendheid aan te geven.
Overigens speelt “het fluiten” een belangrijke rol in mijn leven. Ik ben opgegroeid in Vleuten (provincie Utrecht), ben voetbalscheidsrechter, heb een gehoorapparaat die ook kan fluiten.
Tenslotte lees ik geen muzieknoten en fluit ik puur op mijn gevoel.

For more information on whistler Henry Glissenaar please visit his official website:

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Butchertown All-Stars – WDT!

Artist: Butchertown All-Stars
Title: WDT!
keywords: spoken word, improvisation, poetry
Reviewer: Kevin Siegel

Getting hands on this stereotypical obscure gem, which does not seem to have much information on it after some non-deep web searches, probably shared a similar fate with other underground art collectors and self-described jaded outsiders willing to get it based on its sparse description alone. It’s a 46 song album, with each track not surpassing the minute and a half mark, featuring a somber yet simple musical background careful in accompanying its vocalizing partner. Excerpts from the classic 1973 novel “Wisconsin Death Trip” by Michael Lesy are read aloud by both female and male narrators all throughout the release. Apart from the macabre experiences that are heard from Lesy’s book examining some moments within the particular Midwestern state during the late 19th century of suicide, nervous breakdowns during adolescence, old-timers dying of broken hearts alone in tiny hamlets and episodes of paranoid psychosis related to imminent mass conspiracies, the relationship between the monologues and the sparse string and bass instrumentation is certainly impressive and riveting. Its economic delivery sounds as if it were completed in one afternoon even though the album’s liner notes say it was recorded over the course of four months in a Louisville, Kentucky living room.

A sample of of the album from tracks 26-29

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Spice Burguer – Salvaje del amor

Artist: Spice Burguer
title: Salvaje del amor
keywords: pop, hit, video, electronic, dance, summer song

If you like me have an irresistible need and urge to hear the occasional pop to make your ears pop,
then you probably are fully aware of the provider of pop hits like ‘The Burguer Song’ & ‘Ven Bombero’; Spice Burguer! Their pop hits would make all the commercially successful number one pop hits smell of pure biasedness, as Spice Burguer is simply the real deal.

They have the spiciness of the Spice Girls, and the tastiness of a burger combined in music form.
With the help of fun-tasic video clips they have stirred up a wave of internet recognition.
Of course ‘suckers’ that we are; we have already written extensively on Spice Burguer and their greatest hits… But as it’s just too good not to write about it, I’ve went to the deep depths of internet browsing and found another (less well known) video clip. A video clip that is not just ‘a video clip’, it also comes with of course a poppy Spice Burguer song!

Yes, I too dont know the language well enough to know what they sing about, and yes; I still try to copy the dance moves and fail… But…
I don’t know about you, but this taste of more! And I can only hope and pray on my knees that in the future more new Spice Burguer pop material will pop up!
The pop song in the video can be found on the ‘Greatest hits’ album over here: (Pop hit heaven!)

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The Dub Vaders – Herbs & Trips

Herbs &amp; Trips
artist: The Dub Vaders
title: Herbs & Trips
keywords: dub, electronic, disco, weed,
label: Modismo Netlabel

The Dub Vaders are really doing it, they are providing the best dub works with deep base frequencies, spaced out percussion, and trip worthy stoney grooves. The music is simply coming in pure perfection. the only ingredient missing is something you should find at your own time and convenience; a must smokeable fancy spliff!

although The Dub Vaders track titles on this ‘Herbs & Trips EP’ are suggesting that the music on itself is an actual spliff, I did have a hard time rolling it up and smoking it. It would be a waste as this EP is pretty much the music that you don’t want to smoke up, but keep playing while you are actually smoking something that is made to smoke. Same thing with the delicious hypnotic trip tune named ‘Take this pill’. You don’t want to take this tune as a pill, you just want to keep it in your ears and never swallow it down…

The nice thing of these tunes of the Dub Vaders is that they know that smoking spliffs and listening to pill popping invitations of music makes hungry! Luckily they provide the perfect health food that would satisfy everyones munchies & will boost spaced out bodies with some needed electric vitamins. This is ‘Mindfruit Dub’ and even though this taste simply delicious and is highly recommended electronic material; this too is better preserved as dance and listen material for when you are actually go for an real life munch attack! Ice cream, fruit juice, pizza, peanut butter! Anything will taste good with such triply music playing in the ears!

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Black Rats live at the XYZ Gallery

artist: Black Rats
title: live at the XYZ Gallery
keywords: guitar, bass, Otamatone, jam, video, performance

XYZ Gallery had a bit of a problem.. Or well they probably thought it was a bit of a problem at first..
They probably heard some strange noises coming out of the gallery… The pest control had to come to take care of this as rumor goes that there’s a couple of Black Rats hanging out at the premises.
But guess what? the pest control had been called off, as the invasion of Black Rats in the gallery had nothing to do with an actual group of black rats running around. Although the Black Rats are pretty large ones, they looked rather human! One was named ReTR and the other Phantom’s Snotpigeon… Of course they might be going on a hunt for crumbs of food and left over drinks at a later date, but for now they seemed to be occupied playing a live performance!

And what a performance it was! Instead of the famous rat catcher who played the flute to parade all the rats (and kids) out of town, these Black Rats jammed on guitar and bass in such a way that all humans would gather closer and closer. It’s unclear how many people are actually there following the live performance, but i’m sure they had to put up fences to keep these Black Rats from being trembled over by hypnotized and hopelessly intrigued humans. The duo played ambiance, slow groovy improvisations and mesmerizing dreamy melodies, music that they performed as if they had known each other for at least a trillion years.

When the Black Rats had came to the wonderful conclusion that their performance had saved their lives from the pest control, one of them spoke to the amazed crowd in the whistling rat language.
People might not be able to understand the thank you words, but still the sounds were one that was pleasant and kind; enough so to never want to set a trap for black rats again & put some instruments on the floor instead. There might be hope that they would come and perform the most prettiest Black Rat sounds and delicious jam rat melodies. The video doesn’t reveal what happened afterwards, but maybe the Black Rats still live there at the XYZ Gallery, and if not; I’m sure the owner of the place would love them to come back!

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Various Artists – Blowbits

Artist: Various
title: Blowbits
keywords: electronic, lobit, experimental
label: Effluvia Recordings
reviewer: Willem van O.

I know this is a bit of an oldie, but at Yeah I Know It Sucks we just don’t care…
If you too have the memory of a fish, you can just pretend the release is brand new!
In any way I thought it would be good to shove it up here, as listening to this brings up good times,
blowbit times!

You don’t need a trumpet, or someone’s lips to be blown away. This compilation of lobit classics might be enough to do the tricky tricks, featuring a whole bunch of lobit losers and friends coming together for a party that fairly blows the lowbit rate like no other.
The Lo FI Rave Busters come with two intensive danceable tracks, while Kai Nobuko brings some work to catch the feeling of being loved. Melodies are always good to hear, especially when they are here to provide some old school sentimental value.

Pollux’s No Waves is also one of the more classy sounding blows on the blowbits compilation. It’s delivering a nice soothing ambient piece that sounds a bit like an early morning cleanup, featuring someone brushing the floor in a fairly sleepy way. It doesn’t matter in which tempo the floor gets swept clean, as long as the blowbit blows all the dust away. Which it does! Amazingly!

The legendary Pink Blob (the Mexican Reggae artist) also delivers his part of a blowbit hit. Two tracks of lobit material to skank away on. Sometimes it’s bubbling away as if you are a goldfish equipped with a big wig of dreadlocks on your head. It might make swimming a bit difficult, but I doubt stoned goldfishes won’t really be bothered about it. Oh and the ‘Pink Pussy Cat Blub’ title might refer to a cat attempting to join the gold fish in its electric aquarium.

Luckily the nostalgic compilation also features some sensible material by Sunday Church. An instant religious blowbit experience in which we experience the good side of a church visit; ears full of blessings and a free Halleluiah.

Consistency Nature’ Convulsing Bug Lungs In Bog Muck Boogey (Toxic Chicken lobit remix) is a wild one, you can hear the tongue,lips and mouth coordination’s of Consistency Nature pushing out remarkable voice sounds and an almost punkish electric spasm by this intoxicated little chicken taking place. Blows some minds, doesn’t it?

The world famous artist named ‘Your Name’ who is skilled in making music in every possible genre in the world ever created’ is also findable on this unique compilation with a tune named ‘Only Idiots Celebrate Halloween’. It’s to the point, energetic like a machine gun loaded with acid instead of bullets. The artist also provides a classical ending to the epic blowing Blowbits compilation, something that feels as big as a real orchestra in their best heydays of popularity. To blow even a bit more, it’s of course still free and downloadable from this historic place on the internet:

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