various artists – 33 1 / 3

Artists: various
Title: 33 1 / 3
Keywords: alternative electronic experimental avant-gardedrone electropop experimental electronic female vocalsindustrial instrumental minimal minimalist musique concrete noise retro sound art United Kingdom
Label: The Committee for Sonic Research

Compilations, you have heard of them and now you could explore one! This one is not only a compilation, it is also the very first release coming from The Committee for Sonic Research. Somehow if all three tracks have gone through a committee before ending up on this compilation you just know that it must be either a well selected selection, or up to a certain standard. From what my ears had heard, the committee not only got the sounds right that fitted each other, but also played it a bit safe by making some of the prominent artist come back for a reappearance; so if you like the sound of one of these tunes, you probably like them all (and the other way around) let’s take a look…

Tourmaline Hum starts this compilation with something that brings a certain rush upon my spine. Not a rash, but indeed a rush as it’s beautiful but also exciting. A bit like music made for a movie, one that has action, drama and scenes with impressive looking landscapes. I imagine cool lonely clouds, mist and green valleys with a huge cast of actors in Viking attire. Please could someone point out this track to some kind of Hollywood movie maker who sits on a bunch of cash? The music is already here, now someone just got to make the movie…

What’s next on this enormous compilation? It’s ‘Trixie Delight’ who has a name that couldn’t fit any better, her first appearance on this compilation brought me as a music fan; extreme delight. Her intimate sounding song feels like it’s coming from her heart that balances on a invisible rhythm that feels strong and kind at the same time. Difficult to explain perhaps but it’s this kind of flow that I imagine a soul would have, making her way of singing to go into the ears like a delightful easiness. But it’s (not unsurprisingly) not only about her intimate voice and soulful singing, she is also accompanied with very interesting crispers of sound; giving every lover of experimental snippets of sounds a proper reason to drool upon hearing it.

Schmaidl is taking the honor to bring the follow up track named ‘river 1997’. At the beginning it feels like someone is knocking continuously on a wooden door. The knocking not stops but it gets joined by immersive synth bits that snarl it into a next level. In the end it becomes a dance track for spiritual soldiers flying down the stratosphere.

British Experimental Rocket Group deliciously gives us this old school live recording of a back-in-the-days. The sound is so cool, like wet acid drops going for a trancelike wetness that would make any acid-head smile. The quality of the recording is super fuzzy,

Warp censor comes with a superior beat that just keeps going while a retro fest of electric guitar and sweet electronic notes giving it a mood of waking up after coffee kicks in. It kicks in at a slow pace but becomes euphoric and uplifting in a positive way.

Tourmaline Hum also brings a candid sounding ‘rain song’, it comes with humbling ahhh’s and moving percussions that you could easily feel in your bones and flesh; if you are not glued to a seat or paralyzed there will be no way any listener could resist the automatic reflex to make their bodies move. The automatic rain dance might result in the arrival of a bit rain, but the plants, trees and flowers will definitely appreciate it. Also moving the muscles to the rain song is beneficial for your health.

Lone Cosmonaut keeps the style of this compilation nicely together. It’s in the sounds that are used, but also the style. It doesn’t feel like it’s made by huge cigar smoking egos sitting behind expensive studio gear in order to put out another multimillion dollar hit; it’s much more authentic, you can still here the love and it comes in this form of new age dream music with a easy going beat.

Trixie Delight returns with another work that would probably get fans of experimental music and good vocals excited. Here she brings herself along with underwater submarine sounds; bubbling in deep depth and regular sonar bloops. It might be dark and claustrophobic underneath the sea, but somehow Trixie brought a guitar and sings how much she wants to be inside of you. It’s a dream easy to make her dream come true; just play her music in your ears and it’s done. Trixie Delight won’t disappoint you!

Schmaidl also makes a return to the compilation, from what I could hear it is a bit like a magic spell, with reversed sounds and indeed spiritual sounding vocals. I couldn’t hear or tell you much more as somehow some lunatic started to boil water in the reviewers office, creating a boiling rumble that was louder than it supposedly should be; my apologies.

Luckily the water boiler had been destroyed by a fan of this compilation, which was great news as the other track by Tourmaline Hum was short, but too pretty to be missed out on. If i was a typical builder at a building site and this track would walk by I would cat call it without shame. The warm pretty melody done with this nice friendly choice of sound in ‘Fioritura’ just makes my heart tremble. As if the compilation could read my mind, knowing that it wants more Tourmaline Hum.. it delivers just that! A miracle! Tourmaline Hum’s Bletchley Park Lurker lurks around nice in all the right shadowy corners like a peeping Tom with a walking leg disability.

Also British Experimental Rocket Group makes a grand return, exploring cosmos-friendly space synthesizer sound in a track named ‘Winnerton Flats’. It’s the material that makes me want to sniff around in second hand music shops; the synths, the keys of a retrotastic future.

When Trixie Delight and Tourmaline Hum put their powers together a strange brew of dark shimmering material gets born. Tricks sings like a spiritual human being who have seen it all, and the music seems to brew in a gothic comfort. It goes well with the atmospheric track by Dental Drill Slips which has perhaps no words, but still got the industrial music talking smoothly.

British Experimental Rocket Group does one more time it’s synthetic old school sounding thing. There is more on this compilation, but as these are ‘exclusive’ tracks on the vinyl version of this release it’s up to the lucky owners of the vinyl to judge them for themselves. You could be one of them! Check it out at the following link:

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GIMP GASH – Off Your Lights

Title: Off Your Lights
Keywords: experimental harsh noise harsh noise wallharshnoise harshnoise wall hnw sound collageUnited Kingdom
Label: HNM records

It’s hard to keep up with the requests over here, we get them by fax, post, email, this site, telepathy, chain mail, postal pigeon, haunted telephone and sometimes it’s the scariest one of all mediums; twitter. If you are waiting a billion years for us to say something about your sounds, please take a seat as some things just got to go first, especially this release by GIMP GASH.

GIMP GASH privately tweeted us a couple of messages in and it was clear that her release couldn’t join the line of waiters, as somehow that might resulted in years of doom, bad luck and never to be able to sleep again. Not that it was threatening, just the music on this release came out and didn’t want to go back in its box. In fact my head got taken over, only being able to host the demon inside this release, so it could basically type it’s own review by possessing… somehow it nestled in my own thoughts, copying the style of how I would ‘normally’ write… demons, so old fashioned and yet so up to date and efficiently modern.

Dismember your children for Satan is the first track on the menu for today. It is served with a romantic violin to get a bit of comfort while the satanic mumblings is trying to program some new devilish orders into the unexpected listener. At the end the the voices might bring out the worst out of you while a demon crawls into the driver seat of your consciousness and start to drive you to do as the title implies. If you haven’t any children you would probably be fine, but if you have; beware that your clothes might get a little bloody after obeying the pushy words in this spell of a track.

‘Tarot Cards’ cones with electric pulses, pushing the darkness forward in which GIMP GASH feels the most at home. Her voice fills up the ears, slipping on a backwards tongue creating secrete messages, possible worldly black magic that might make a listening listener say nothing but praises about it all. You could also end up like me, telling how successful GIMP GASH is in creating a very creepy mood and sinister atmosphere by manipulating popular music bits like the classic ‘mister sandman’ hit and mold it into a creepiness that the easily scared shouldn’t hear alone in the dark.

Contacting the Dead’ is like a séance in which we listeners sit around the table with GIMP GASH, holding each other’ hands while she channels the spirits of the dead to come and haunt us all in our nightmares. Music wise it reminds of these classic one pound horror movies like’dont look into the basement’ and ‘ghoulies’ it’s sounding like it is made in the time of dusty VHS tapes and it makes it all even more atmospheric.

The last track is ‘pact with a shapeshifter’ whivh features more creepiness, comes with jolly backwards funfair sounds and some cozy mumbling devil who somehow has the magical power to make old school telephones ring in a odd way. If I was you I wouldn’t pick up, unless Satan is your friend of course… don’t let the monster wait!

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A walking guide to the Rewire 2017 festival


While the winds are reaching speeds up to 130kmph (which is 80.778 mph for everybody who still uses the Imperial System), I’m allready dreaming about next moth walk in the beautiful city of The Hague.

After visiting last years TodaysArt Festival, we are now invited to tell you a thing or two about the Rewire Festival. We will do this by the means of this very thoroughly measured map of the city with all the main venues marked by this beautiful pink (at least I think it’s pink) ellipses which was totally not made in mspaint. No it really wasn’t!

So, the first venue we will look at is…….wait! Where is the map? I knew I put it somewhere on this beautiful white WordPressEditor page on which this guide is being written.

Ah found it!


As you can see it absolutely isn’t a Google Map printscreen superimposed with the great paint skills of yours truly. But where do we start? Do you see that little pink elipse in the first quadrant of the picture? Or the third from the top, whichever one you prefer. That is ‘Het Nutshuis’ which isn’t a house for nutty professors, but the venue where you can get your tickets, have a drink at the bar, see the people of the live radio broadcast and by the mandatory Rewire swag.

The building itself is a former bank and was finished in 1921. It is one of the noteworthy buildings in this part of the centre.


Het Nutshuis. Your starting and resting point

Directly above it (in the map) lies Grote Kerk or big church. And this is by far the biggest church in The Hague. As far as I know it isn’t used for services anymore, but you still can get your wedding planned if you want. Nowadays it’s mostly used for congresses and festivals. The also infamous Dutch Beer Festival is held there. If you’re not coming to the festival, but are in The Hague you should see the insides of this beautifully build church.


No, I’m not showing you the inside. You should see it for yourself.

If we go even more north in the map, we come at a little pink circle that is a bit disattached from the rest of the centre. But you should go there, because it’s the place where a lot of Dutch and international artists begin their carreer. It is the Korzo Theater. Rewire and Korzo have a cross-pollination (I looked this one up) between eachother as they promote a lot of new artists. Once you’ve seen them on any of their festivals, you’ll know that they will be headlining larger festivals sooner or later.


OffKorzo we’ll see you here also!

After these top three (literally) we’ll walk to the bottom. Luckely enough two venues are situated almost directly opposite of oneanother. the firsst one is Prins27, which is located in the multitalentedboardingschoolbuilding Koorenhuis. As this name suggests it held the Koren (which is corn). These days you can folllow diverse training in almost every culteral sector you want.


Somewhere in this building must be Prins27

On the opposite side of the road lies Paard van Troje. This isn;t the oplace they build this magnificient wooden statue to invade Troye. It is named this way for the element of surprise it delivers. Be it really large bands playing there for small audiences, or being the steppingstone for newcomers. Having a blues concert one night and a hardcore gabber rave the other (or sometimes even at the same time). You’ll be amazed by the programming they have to offer.


Let the Paard surprise you

Last (but, as the say, not least) is that pink dot which in al the way down to the right. This is The Luterse Kerk (Lutheran Church). It is snug right between other buildings and doesn’t stand out as much as the Grote Kerk. The interior on the other will let you fully experience the planned events.


Snuggly church

So, that’s it for the first preview of the Rewire Festival. Stay tuned for the next preview, which will not feature a Google map superimposed by MsPaint skilled lines and pink circles.

Johan Nederpel

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Alex Spalding – Debussy Dance

Artist: Alex Spalding
Title: Debussy Dance
Keywords: electronic ambient avant-garde chillout electroshoegaze soundscapes Springfield

Alex Spalding had recently dropped an release and you probably have seen it around as it is a sparkling one. In fact it’s so sparkling that I had to arrange a scarecrow otherwise the local mockingbird would come to steal it before I could even have a chance to hear it. that’s how sparkling it is. I will try not to mention sparkles too much in this ‘review’ but don’t shoot me if I do it multiple times. Thank you. Trust me even with thick sunglasses on it keeps on sparkling. Rumor goes that Alex Spalding is the artist name and he is really called Alex Sparkling… not sure why Sparkling became Spalding, but guess what surname fits this release best?

Let’s stay focused on the glittering music shall we? It all starts with a tune named
Lost FM which is a marriage of all the good things; evenings outside alone with a drink overseeing the happenings of the day/having dreams of micro mermaids sparkling in your liquid filled glass/a heart at ease and relaxed/your legs up for extra comfort/a noise free area to sink away in… the mellow melodies that Alex drops are so lovable, they are like a friend offering you a shelter to hide away in when things in daily life get a little bit much. The sweet percussive drums are an extra delight, feeling as vibrant as bubbles inside a freshly opened can of Belgian bicycle beer. Alex embraces you with care and shows his friendly side, offering you a place to stay (in the music!) and you must be really hating yourself if you won’t take the invitation.

Even with the eyes closed while still being protected behind dark sunglasses the sparkling evening summer sound of ‘Sundrips’ are sparkling through like no sparkles had done before. But here these sparkles wear sunglasses themselves, clearly being the coolest sparkles that are out there, colorfully shining on a hazy jazz drum for easy comfort. Open your eyes and become blinded, close them and be delighted.

The strangely titled tune ‘Olive st Bar’ comes with a very nice moving phasing thing, sound-wise this track goes straight into the head towards the neck muscles, making heads bob and move like a well lubed spine poking inside something that feels very right to poke in. Such a nice feeling! You do not want this to stop and when it does you probably still wanted it to go on…

But this is an album by Alex Spalding and not some random selfish weirdo, so even when the next tune flops in it is clear that this is a release that just keeps on giving! Apparently it gives us a ‘Asphalt Hill’… it sounds weird but Asphalt Hill gives so much sunshine, a drawing of a brightly colored mini house on the top of a asphalted hill would be fitting; the floor shiny and bright and odd looking birds sitting on the rooftop bopping their heads to these pretty Spalding sparkles.

There is a track in between but I feel so naughty and go straight to one named ‘birdland’ because it saves the birds from the previous description a bonus flight. This work is even more sparkling, with full on stereo sparkles sparkling away. The music sparkles so much that it is making me think of a parrot showing it’s shiny & healthy feathers; so wonderful! Just look at it! Can you see the parrot’s feathers?

Nagasaki brings more sparkles, although here they seem to sparkle in a more Japanese anime style. You know big eyes, tiny cutely drawn noses and spider dicks. Don’t tell me that there are no spider dicks in Japanese anime cause I know there is.. it’s something you won’t forget when you see it… but in all fairness Nagasaki doesn’t sound like it is the sparkling sound for spider dicks to do their spider dick things on…

Jaqet has this nice house vibe that would be perfect to hear while going for a long drive, walk or (why not?) a flight in a flying car. The baselines have this sweet snarling groove within their soul, the pretty dreamy backdrop sparkles are giving it a 4 dimensional flow; something that only people with an hearing problem will probably not be able to feel or appreciate; so good!

Filler Track might have a title suggesting that it’s a filler, it might as well have been named ‘fuller track’ as it makes the release look fuller and also sounds pretty justified to be there. Track Number 11 is more quick but has a good groove with lovely patches and yet again those sparkling sparkles until it goes for a quick fade out leaving me (and many others for sure) begging for more… but no; it’s the end for the groovy times as it’s time for Alex to give us more warm rays of love and kindness with his emotional sounding work of pureness they is strangely named ‘pretender’. What does this all mean? Is this track and the feelings not what it is that we could feel? Or is it the truth normally hidden from view?


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Malaventura – La Fuerza / The Strength (EP / / 2016)

Artist: Malaventura
Title: La Fuerza / The Strength (EP / / 2016)
Keywords: cut and paste electronic hip hop hip-hop/rap beatselectronica instrumental samples sampling tarot Spain

Hello and welcome at a rambling review by a rambling maniac for a lovely sensible release. I’m saying sorry upfront today as I just can’t think straight, so be aware that this might go a bit more looney… more than usual? Who knows! Let’s give it a go!

After the so called NASA discover of finding earth-like planets it’s a very fitting time to give some love to this EP by Malaventura. Why? Just listen to the first track and you will have your answer. As a lazy reviewer I can’t urge an individual like yourself enough to stop reading and click to do a ‘listening’. I hope that in the future we could abolish the whole write up thing and that people would just listen without any typed word; it would save us all so much space and time in the end & by any means the personal ears of a reader are much more reliable than the ones I’ve got here. But anyway, an out of control hobby is an out of control hobby & somehow this release got send in so they must be dying for our honest opinion & occasional nonsense. Let’s get professional!

So yes, this EP starts with the pretty relaxed sounding ‘sunless’ the track that fits so nicely with the discovery of these brothers and sisters of Mother Earth seven light years away. I don’t know about you, but when I heard this news I quickly packed my bags hoping that some alien vessel had arrived to pick us lucky few up for a new fruitfully somewhere else. Positive thinking, he? See that’s the thing, every day things in the universe starts to make more and more sense. Yesterday I heard the release of T.R.i.V.M. and described it as a birth and rebirth and guess what? The pixel layer artwork that is now a backdrop for our head of comment’s Linda computer screen is in fact a picture of the producers nephew (hi Mathew!) while still in the womb of his mum. Also the album was dedicated to his friend Ed who appears to be a great man trying to lead a new life after having a ‘rebirth’ as a monk… and in other news my partner in crime was creatively designing and inventing new planets & than suddenly there was this ‘discovery’… I know I should wear a tinfoil hat at all times and talk about this release by Malaventura but you see all these universal coincidences are taking place and the sound of this first track just made it ‘click’ again: we are all connected!

Moving on without giving all too many hints about the music (it’s best to not give away any spoilers so you just got to check it out instead of reading this) and there is this other tune… it still fits this whole ‘connection’ thing but clearly try to move away from the NASA discovery, but just not really made it away. The track is named ‘I’ve seen you somewhere’ … I mean even the google search page comes with a banner of earth peeking through a binocular to discover the other earths AND THEY ARE LOOKING BACK… so yes another connection; a intergalactic one! Besides if you sit there behind the screen I have seen you somewhere, I don’t know where you are but I know you are there.. and guess what I’m behind a screen too; damn, all these spiritual connections! So little review! It’s hard to say anything about it because the music is short and nice, it has just like the previous track a bit of words, but mostly consists of a laid back rhythm and a chill out mood. This one is even sounding a bit lounge-y.

Let’s try to not become irrational and become focused; its not so easy especially when the music is so lovingly light and relaxed. It makes a person like me feel at home, free to do what you want and talk like a headless chicken. Like this pretty track ‘La Force’ is so peaceful, with sweet programmed drums, sampled bits and repetitive niceness that it’s hard for me to put on a bow tie and act like a professional music insider. It’s more the music to hear on vacation, or in the garden on a pretty day, having a bit of tea with booze inside or coffee (with booze inside) and some chocolate chip cookies to dip in… It’s the music for a chilled out good time.

Yes, that’s it; chilled out music for a good relaxed off-time. The track ‘The Operator’ will not steer away from this concept, sweetly giving in fine sounding swinging drums with some vintage female voice announcing the technique of the operator. It has this rhythm and vibe that feels like it is made to loosen up the shoulders, relaxedly popping and locking them like a professional breakdancer on a long break in the sun. The last tune ‘At Tar’ features this old classy warm sound by a radio friendly voice, opera hints, dusty drums all coming together in a cool down session of slow beauty. By now my enthusiasm of the alleged discovery of earthly planets has moved away as the music by Malaventura has successfully taken my head away into a state of pure relaxation. I will try to find my tinfoil hat, in the meantime it’s best for you to connect with the music on this lovely EP at the following link:

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YIKIS music digest #1 ‘Music to spend your money on’

Welcome at the first YIKIS digest #1, a brand new idea suggested by Furchick and now a realized real thing as apparently you are looking at it right now. With the digest series we are not talking about chocolate or other edible material but it’s an attempt to bring you the latest hottest sounds and music things in a ‘digestible’ matter. For the first one it’s all about ‘Music to spend your money on’. Let’s get ready to rumble!

If you are like me (pictured above),
swimming in a bathtub full of money wishing it was something else…
Let me tell you about some ‘commercial’ releases that you could spend your money on if you wished to make some space in the tub and fill your ears up with music..

Let me tell you about an album that is actually worth every penny. ‘Etheric Anomalies’ by Pepe Maina.
Trust me, you don’t need to read on as this is music as music should be intended; it’s practically impossible to hate it or say anything unflattering about it; it’s wonderful and beautiful too. The music created by Pepe Maina here are like little wonders, pretty fantasies of progressive wonder that comes across so colorful and in touch with the fairytale side of life as well as nature. It’s so hard to describe it in a way that is justified, just think of music that takes you away into wonderland; a place on a beautiful planet where everything is gorgeous, peaceful and headaches don’t even exists! Amazing world music that would be the ideal gift to yourself, a friend, family members or birthday people! I’m sure it’s available on the Istore, but let me point towards the more friendly looking CDbaby site instead:
If you don’t believe me (for some unknown reason.. take a look at a video from 2012 with a pretty colorful moving digital painting by Stab Base and a pretty sounding excerpt of Il Santo dell’Arca e del Crauto by … yes… Pepe Maina! Isn’t it gorgeous?

To keep the diversity flowing over here, it is an honor for me to mention this super relaxing sounding album by saxophonist Daniel Chia named ‘In The Moment’. Daniel Chia seems to be based in the super clean and hygienic Singapore and somehow it doesn’t surprise me to hear this kind of feel good lounge-disco-jazz goodness coming from this region. For this album he had teamed up with international top musicians of the trade and a 2 time Grammy award winning producer (and most notably) guitarist ‘Paul Brown’.


Daniel (in the middle) among the international top musicians responsable for the music on this lovely  album

In a way that this album is sounding good isn’t exactly a surprise; but it is pretty much nice to hear a body grooving easy listening release like this. Here is a music video in which a nice lady shows you how to enjoy this music (just got to find a nice car and a friendly beach, or just imagine you there… oh and dont forget to put up the volume…)

for more info and the chance to buy this album for as little as 9,99 you can check out Daniel’s official website:

What else we have in the prominent promising box of incoming press releases with material to spend your money on? Gabrielle Roth & The Mirrors! With an album named ‘Pray Body’.


just by looking at the fantastic and unpresidented creative album artwork you just know its gonna be good!

It is something special I tell you… The band description goes like this ‘Back in the day (late ‘70’s – early ‘80’s), before it became a seminal influence in the creation of the ambient music genre, Gabrielle Roth & The Mirrors was making “regular” music, a blend of early ‘80s rock and tribal chanting.” So… if you want to dive with your ears and educate yourself in a genre named ‘regular’ then this is your chance! The music is sounding as if it hasn’t been subjected to time and age; still rocking out as if it is still early eighties & indeed late seventies. The rocky vibe with a back drop choir and a rough voice of a passionate Gabrielle is as if we had jumped into the time machine right in the middle of all the action of big hair, mullets, spandex, excessive jewelry and sweaty concert-goers. You can get this classic album for 14,95 dollar at the following kinky link:

Somehow intrigued by Gabrielle Roth and the Mirrors I got sucked up on a wild youtube journey… Typing in Gabrielle Roth and you search and seek, and stumble upom a whole world of experimental dances that will open up. It’s so intriguing and fascinating; it somehow made me believe in humanity once again!
Here is a inspiring video of something called ‘The Power Wave’ dance that covers 5 universal rhythms… it’s really worth a look:

The youtube suggestions went from Gabriel Roth’s fascinating dance lessons to belly dancers, witches and… this other video of the 5 rhythm dance which might not have Gabrielle Roth in it, but is still absolutely fascinating!

Ah sorry for that! Let’s get back to the music items!

Also hot in the news and the commercial market are ‘Skinny Jeans’ some people wear them, others like to look at them & others sell them. Some people love Skinny Jeans so much that they would dedicate their writing skills, voice and producer time to it in order to make a ‘Skinny Jeans’ tune. Actually I’m not really aware of a scene of artists dropping ‘Skinny Jeans’ hits, so ChevyGurl’s potential hit single ‘Skinny Jeans’ might be the first one of its kind! Even though being aware of a compilation entirely dedicated to pants, I’m fairly sure there had be no tribute to Skinny Jeans whatsoever! So big up to ChevyGurl for crossing unexplored territories!
How does it sound like? It sounds like something you would expect to encounter on the radio, a commercially worthy pop hip-hop tune with ChevyGurl singing ‘Skinny Jeans’ over a fine rattling drum that you could potentially dance too in… guess what? Skinny Jeans! To make this news even more news-worthy! Skinny Jeans is also the first single of an upcoming album that has an interesting title namely ‘No Genre’ … doesn’t that sound exciting? I’m not sure this album is out, but for the pants-less people under us with some money at hand, you can get your own ChewyGurl’s ‘Skinny Jeans’ over at the following link:

For the happy goths under us, I will take the time to point towards this brand new album done by Experimenting With Dawn. You might think; since when are experiments with Dawn capable of releasing music as they are just ‘experiments’? Let me be clear that ‘Experimenting With Dawn’ isn’t just a term for experiments done with Dawn, in this case ‘Experimenting With Dawn’ is a Nashville based duo who presents a sound of goth rock that has a poppy feel and vibe. The structures and vocals that they bring might be made in the shimmering light between shadows and darkness, clearly crafted to please a crowd of graveyard lovers and possibly the undead themselves; they also come across energetic and bizarrely positive. So imagine the graveyard spiced up with fancy decorations and happily floating balloons… Who said that goths can’t have poppy fun? For just 5 dollars this album could be yours! Check the following link:

After all the goths, the music done by Matrixx of Domination is like a refreshing nice reward. To heath you up, take a dive into the lyric video from a couple of years back to be not only impressed with the song and singing, but also with all the amazing typography and special effects:
it is refreshing isn’t it? To get your hands on their latest material you could check out their website for links to the commercial online shops. There is for example the obvious hit ‘One Shot’ which is sounding just as ripe to be dropped in a dense club, as ready to be pumped out from a radio station. It has a nice energy to it with deep wub wub baselines and upbeat electric pumping beats & of course the fitting vocals to throw your money towards. It sounds ready for the commercial market and yet still has a gritty underground club feel; appealing to a large audience I bet.

Let’s hope your bathtub of money is as good as empty by now as we are reaching towards the end… And here we have a prominent album with excellent commercial appeal? Oh yes! An album by Paul the Trombonist!
This Trombonist is someone unique, he is clearly dedicated to play his trombone and on a mission to bring the Trombone the global respect in music at all costs! He also is a youtube persona with his own ‘Paul The Trombonist Show’ :

He too had gathered top notch people (the best of the best) to work and produce an special album with. It’s named ‘Journey to the world’ and sounds ready to be loved all over the wold. If my ears heard it well, Paul aimed very much for getting that commercial popular sound that would hopefully launch his beloved Trombone sound back into popularity. His passion for the Trombone seems to be endless and somehow you could just feel that Paulis seriously obsessed with tromboning. ‘Journey to the world’ is described as revolutionary jazz and electronic hip hop, but I would say its many loving ways to represent the Trombone as a modern day lead instrument.
A really nice way to discover a track of this new album is to watch the video for ‘Popcorn Butter’ here the music really fits the visual animated story by Ben Zell Reicher in which some futuristic super hero is trying to do the good thing:

Paul’s tunes do bring the lovely trombone sound forward, on a bed of electronic beats in ‘Enchanted Garden’ and ‘Hey my love’ the trombone sounds comforting and pretty. It becomes the sensible human part of the music’s soul. But it’s the title track ‘Journey to the World’ which features no beats at all, but just supporting ambience that makes the trombone sound like a wonderful tool of blissful speace. If Paul the Trombonist’s goal was to make an album to showcase how wonderful and flexible the sound of a trombone is than he succeeded very much with this outstanding work of trombone love. For more info and ordering this album your could check out his official website:

So yes, that was our full on YIKIS reader music digest number one. Next week hopefully a new one and rumor goes that the next one will be about music that you could get and hear for free, but will it be any good? Let’s find out in the near future!
(Ronald Digest)

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T.R.I.v.M. – emahOMmmm

Artist: T.R.I.v.M.
Title: emahOMmmm
Keywords: experimental, ambient, drone
Label: Murmure Intemporel

The wonderful alien among us humans behind the project T.R.I.v.M. Has created another gift for any pair of well willing ears. With a title like emahOMmmm you might probably think this might be a case of absurdism, but in fact it’s not; emahOMmmm is more a case of a music work for the mind to humbly mumble the word emahOMmmm along on repeat with. Where normal teachings would provide the students the word ‘Ohm’ for their search to inner peace, it becomes clear that emahOMmmm is probably the sacred original word, hidden away for a long time, but now resurfacing to human knowledge thanks to T.R.I.v.M. and it’s wordless all telling music.

The sounds, the wandering layers of inner and outer calmness speak all secrets of the universe, it’s all hidden in there but you will only hear and receive it when going for a meditation session T.R.I.v.M. Alien style. Close your eyes, fold your legs and open your ears and most importantly your mind & you shall see that the music would pick you up and make you fly away like the lightest feather. The set is like a must take course to expand your mind, clean it up with the light that the alien guru provides in sound & feel so much enriched, solved, clean and probably reborn. But this birth is one that goes so gradually, so smooth that it’s as if T.R.I.v.M. Took us up in his own intergalactic womb and releases our souls with extra fine angel dust as a lubricant.

Just keep on focusing as the sounds take you away to even deeper rinsing moments of enlightened beauty. A birth after rebirth in the most angelic way possible can be reached, an amazing miracle ending with a full circle of newly gained universal truth and knowledge. If you listen rightly you could feel all your chakras opening up, releasing all the trash and receiving hygienic holiness. If you pass the test of listening and mumbling emahOMmmm over and over again you might even remember all the life enriching newly gained facts from this alien oracle. But even if you don’t remember shit; it’s a wonderful experience to chill out with. Beautiful meditative material next level style!

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