And… (i guess) we are back! Check out these heart-warming goodies that unfroze YIKIS out of hiatus! true Heroes!

Ok, Ok, officially YIKIS seems to be on hiatus. On holiday is what they say… but of course this is a lie as nobody here is allowed or in the position to take holidays. In any case whatever the reason, the itchiness to leave the YIKIS baby crying in its cradle, screaming for more baby-milk aka brand new ‘music’ reviews had been terrorizing the entire neighborhood. Lot’s and lots of complaints had flown in, people had been forming mobs (while still socially distancing themselves) in order to get me back to the YIKIS baby and feed it the nonsense as it had been done for all those years…

This here, might be the first bit of hope in probably a nonstop flow of music-attention as how can anyone let a baby cry for so long? Or how can anyone survive an angry mob of lunatics that wants nothing more than a bit of peace and a good sleep at night?

Now to focus on one band / one release / one thing at the time seems to be truly weird – as YIKIS is sooooooo hungry. So Let’s see if i can shove some ‘bottles’ up its hungry belly of multiple music releases that so deserve some love and cuckoo attention. Like for example this incredible bit of a collector’s item by the now legendary Quimper:

Artist: Quimper (yes you are reading it well!)
title: Dejado
label: Wormhole World

my little description: Oh my goodness, it doesn’t happen often to be able to get yourself a original Quimper on a quality CD, but when it happens (like this one over here) it’s a genuine opportunity to jump in the air with joy – so much so that you might crash your hardened head into the ceiling. But… even that local brain-damage seems to be absolutely worth it. “Dejado” is Quimper all over, takes its listeners on a journey of mysterious wanderings, from hauntingly beautiful, ear-scratching out-of-nowhere-electronics, magically unexpected melodies in which you might imagine to see vivid images of pretty ghosts dancing around with lovely smelly flowers in modern – yet distinctively abandoned buildings.

It’s pretty and melodic, spooky and yet beautiful; it can take the neck hairs to stand up, move your legs in a fancy dancing wobble and turn your sour face into one of massive smiles. In general this might be the happiest Quimper release that had ever jumped into my ears, something that must be considered a very high positive item to have in your own household to grab and play – as everyone can use some friendly casper-like ghost happiness! It’s so much better than watching or reading the news – trust me; get this one and you’ll be feeling much happier in no-time! And in worst case, you have some music in possesion that the writer from the blog that you are reading likes… so there is that!

artist: Pettaluck
title: S.T.E.M.
label: TQ-Naut

Oh yes, luckily for you and me, Pettaluck has released some incredible music again, superbly original, beating the algorithms like a professional boxer, dancing around like a ladybird that had grown some extra wings to make any butterfly green of jealousy. You might feel a little bit sad to learn that it is already sold out, but apparently getting the digital version is an option that never runs out! S.T.E.M. by Pettaluck starts from the start like a one way roller coaster of originality, giving everything ultimately like an orgasmic cosmos of personality and musicality. Yep, a whole mouth full! But it’s a nice one full of flavors!

It’s like listening to the love for making music on its very own, you can hear all kinds of instruments, voices and sounds forming melodies that you haven’t heard before; all buzzing and flirting around with the imagination like a cute ear-play that feels heartwarming, real, a micro-cosmos play of playfulness in which Pettaluck takes us towards different planets, other living spaces, dimensions – but all of them are very welcoming, friendly, superbly interestingly occupied with the strangest creatures, wonderous melodies, mind melting environmental sounds that you just wish to find a shaker, wear a silly hat and move to the same lala-land where Pettaluck had been, like a hippy, lose from pre-conceptual thoughts, going with the flow and ending with a firm collection of pure joy for the heart and the ear!

If you hear this, you can’t have a stiff upper lip about it, but want to revive your loser-blog and unfreeze it immediately to spread the word how great it all is! Gosh, isn’t real music by Pettaluck great? Go check it out as if you do not; oh, you haven’t lived!

artist: boycalledcrow
title: Mystic Scally
label: Wormhole World

Oh, yes another nice one out on Wormhole World. I know we must be genuine ass-lickers, but nope; licking ass got nothing to do with it, no offense to anyone out there doing this act of love right now ofcourse. No, Mystic Scally, from what I’ve heard – is one of those hypnotic rhythmic albums that will genuinely take you on a lovely fuzzy ride into electric bliss, leaving your cheeks (not your ass cheeks – or maybe those as well – its hard to check without a mirror!) all rosy and red: there is so much love to be heard on these pre-listenable tunes that I’m already convinced that listening to the full deal will deliver lots and lots of warm musical clouds to lay upon and float away upon. Just like some demi-god – hope there is some handsome angels feeding us some fresh grapes!

You can hear when an music maker is genuinely doing it for the love of making music & sometimes that works out terribly, but like all others in this ‘let’s revive YIKIS’ row of niceness, others are just so amazingly beautiful, it will be able to take your breath away, leaving you there all blue until the music becomes the handsome prince or princess of your dreams to kiss you all alive again.

Mystic Scally certainly got those elements going on; being dreamy, but also tough enough to be able to cut the beans and chop down the spikes and defeat your worst enemies with realness and love. It might even turn into a holy experience at the end. There is so much goodness that you simply can be guaranteed that you are listening to the artist’s heart – converted into music! Wow!

artists: Various

Oh yes, this one had been on my radar for so long, probably played it so much that if it was an actual record it would have been completely gone to dust right now. Luckily for me and you, this is a digital release so you can play it as much as you like until digital technology will have invented some new kind of format to be all modern about. In any case, this enormous release is a compilation of probably the best diversity strong women figures in the music and noise world.

Also here ‘genuine’ is the key, all of these artists are realer than real (a common theme among this list of must hear goodies!), expressing themselves while in times of Covid-quarantine. It is a party and a celebration of self-discovery, inner and outer self-reflection and expressions that goes from one way to another, forming a delicious collection that forms a surprisingly luxurious listen of what is out there in the women composer world!

And guess what… it’s a whirlwind of honesty, from melodies that will crack you into a pot of tears, to heartwarming moments of solidarity, to those signs in which you can’t resist to wiggle around in a tremendous groove, to be fully indulge in the interesting words of singer-songwriter extravaganza, sound – experiments and all those well working combinations! From punk synth expression, dinosaur yells, sweet and lovely, cuckoo film music, audio-art, passionate playfulness, natural happenings, to ass-wrecking wow – mind = blown over and over again kind of masterpieces!

A true album that can be listened to on repeat again and still will sound every time as if you haven’t heard it before; it’s so diverse that it is on its own one big source of inspiration, joy and mental health! You have to get your ears into this one – over and over again to see what might happen; you might break through the doors of the lock-down and escape the entire covid zone like a bird that is as free as eh… as free as a… bird! Such a super impressive collection you might not miss!

artist: Origami Repetika
label: 20kbps

Oh, yes! Another reason to unfreeze YIKIS is this unstoppable and untiring  great example of humanity and it’s musical abilities to always go on and create those music bits that hit you right into the feels. Origami Repetika’s latest release on the unstopable and simply admirable lobit label 20kbps is as wonderful as it is lovable. I would compare it to a fluffy pet animal who you just want to pick up, place on your lap and stroke it for the whole year unto the end of oblivion.

There is so much warmth and love placed into these songs and music, it’s hard to imagine anyone being so kind and so nice as this artist genuinely must be; all that you hear is out there for free and it is truly one of those finer gifts in life that can melt the ice of even the most frozen villains in the worst kind of disney movies. It’s in the way our hero sings, how he plays the notes and strums so lovingly the accords away that you simply feel as if you are in a protected place in which nothing bad can ever enter.

It’s electronica-tronic-folk with a true heart and soul that makes me happy to share as this is the music that gives hope that not everything has to be dead-end soulless, produced by mega companies for profit as the truthiness of a true personality expressing themselves is so, so , so , so much more amazing and powerful. Just hear Origami Repetika sing and play and tell me it isnt wonderful? If you do, you must be CEO at spotify as wow…

If you wish the safety of Sesamestreet was real, then take a true listen to this work as this feels safe and sane & is absolutely realer than real! it’s truly one big love-bomb in music form, it’s pure magic and… free! I mean, come on… this will kill all commercialism in an instant, brings back the love and makes the world a better place again! Just hear it, friends… You’ll be loving every second of it!

Okay, I guess for now the ice has melted, YIKIS is on again.. who knows what tomorrow brings, but I bet you will have something to check out now that will get you occupied for a day or so! Much blessings to you and hope to see you soon again! ❤ Go and check out these goodies and enjoy your day!

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PSA: YIKIS is taking a Holiday!


To our dear readers, creators, & friends

After  years of dedicated listening and reviewing, the team is taking some time out to recharge our batteries.

Readers, if you need some great recommendations, click here for a Random Review!

Creators, we love your submissions but won’t be checking them at this time so please hold off until we are back!

Friends, we hope that you are all keeping safe and well… we love you all!

The Doll, on behalf of the YIKIS Team

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Small Scale Collisions – Deploy Face Parachutes

artist: Small Scale Collisions
title: Deploy Face Parachutes
keywords:  experimental dread drone drum machines experimental feedback kraut krautrock noise psych United Kingdom
label: Herhalen

Hello dear visitor, for as good as I know it seems that we will be off the air (or also know off the internet) for about a week or so. Unless some sneaky backdoor employees have been stuck in the office building while leaving up a sneaky post, most of us have to go and sniff the outside world on doctor’s orders. We will assemble new positive vibes, grow some brand new ears and come back at ya refreshed and all – probably overloading you all with a tremendous amount of new dodgy music musings, writings and maybe even a drawing inspired on sound – who knows!

For now, I wanted to lock the doors with a bit of music that really suits this moment, the kind of material that fits traveling and adventure – the kind of process of sound that is quite a trip on its own. Yep, Deploy Face Parachutes by Small Scale Collisions. It’s like the perfect stuff to put on your ears and disappear off into the free world.

Not that anything in this world is free, but we can still pretend and escape if we have the ability to do so. Even if you had been confined, stuck in a hole or tossed in a cabin – this music is still a ticket out there, making a person feel as if they are traveling somewhere out of their skulls – actively scattering towards a curious new adventure without anything in its way to stop them.

The bleak black artwork can’t inform you how colorful and determent this trip will be, but think of route 66 and a motorcycle that doesn’t have to be refilled with liquids – one that just goes and goes by itself into the powerful looks of a brand new horizon! Adventure here it is, welcome the sounds and melodies of determination to get somewhere even though nobody knows where – destinations here we come!

With electric nastiness, thick bass, electric guitars that will electrify your soul and make you feel like a toughened cigar smoking, whisky snorting – baddy on the highway, this progressive work of roughness is the kind of killer to step up and face the unknown! See you later, alligator (a week’s time? – unless this music is taking you away even longer… it would certainly not surprise me…) anyway, good luck! and enjoy this music irresponsibly!

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Quinton barnes – How I Feel

Artist: Quinton barnes
Title: How I Feel
label: Grimalkin Records
Keywords: lo-fi diy experimental r&b r&b pop bedroom pop folk pop witch house Richmond WITCHFORK

‘How I Feel’ is a single from a forthcoming album which promises to be something very special indeed. Not only does the dancy video (filmed on a phone!) make us feel all loved up, the song gives us warm fuzzies on this cool winter morning – it’s 10 degrees celcius in the Southern hemisphere, but the sun is shining through my headphones. Just as Quinton says we “wouldn’t have it any other way”, no point being stressed out when you can listen to this track on repeat and feel like you to are in love!

Proceeds from the single support Quinton Barnes’ future projects, grab it here:

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Death Cult Ritual – Torture Corps

artist: Death Cult Ritual
title:Torture Corps
keywords: experimental harsh noise noise Australia
label: Empty Warehouse

oh lala, I do not know what the front cover picture of this release is, but strongly feel that it is best not to know the truth behind it either. Luckily there is the possibility to click such art away and google a picture of happy blue skies and peaceful birds to stare at as the audio content behind this all is making way out of the speakers. Holy smokes and it does it so tremendously loud that even the googled feel good picture seems to have trouble staying sane. In fact it seems as if the picture wants to run away or grow some ears to immediately pour cement into them for a moment of self savior.


I can’t blame the happy picture as this music (or is it noise?) is pretty harsh on the ears, a whole whirlpool full of screeching headache infusions that feel like a mingling mixture of screaming victims and a whole assortment of gross torture devices that they are terrorized by. it’s a strange thing to hear, especially while staring at a picture of a blue sky, but still the pain that is captured within this sound is pretty much the real dominatrix over here. Is this the sound of pure frustration coming out all at once? Is this the content of a tax evader getting revenge by tormenting the bailiffs in a secret room inside its house?

It’s hard not to think that this audio is some kind of evidence for a painful session in a future court case, but than again it can also be simulated, & as a simulation of painful torture it seems enough to be send out to enemies in audio form to know that they should not screw around with whoever recorded and released this session of what they call ‘experimental harsh noise’ from Australia. Hope they don’t play this nearby a kangaroo as I’m sure it will be thoroughly pissed off!


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Manipulant – Voodoo Queen

artist: Manipulant
title: Voodoo Queen
keywords: electronic avant-garde indie Lancaster

Manipulant comes in with a skirt and a smoking pipe – so hot, wiggling its bottom along a whole parade of rhythmic percussion. With a little bit of easy research its clear that the Manipulant is under a spell, deep in a dense trance that enables Manipulant to make music unlike any other. Among this parade of super grooviness a real life voodoo queen appears, mumbo jumboing in a language that we don’t understand – but it is clear that this queen has tremendously influenced Manipulant to go into this state of being. Monkeys laugh and dance while taking us by the hand, easily joining this parade of enhanced entranced dancers, moving our hips, arms, legs in a way we had never moved them before.

The parade takes us on a incredible catchy journey, one in which our ears are getting stimulated, the brain cracked and taken over by a true procession of rhythmic sounds that easily takes over even the smartest thinkers and turns them into wicked groovy bodies that the voodoo queen seems to be pull into all kind of flexible ways. This voodoo queen is the real dance choreographer and puppet master who knows exactly what strings to pull for a mucle-moving party.

At a certain time the silliness of this situation kicks in, making us feel for a moment like funny magnets that are totally attracted to each other. Hugging each participant in this trance state rhythmic procession, with a smile while moving sillier and sillier. Complimenting each cuckoo ways that we walk (which is silly!) as the voodoo queen’s control of Manipulant had taken the road of a locked groove that would take us away to a late night club somewhere in the middle of a well hidden jungle filled with loopy looking weirdos.

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VaporBaby – Illumino Descent 

artist: VaporBaby
title: Illumino Descent 
keywords: experimental ambient dreamcast drone electronic instrumental mario new age nintendo nintendowave sega segawave trap vapor vaportrap vaporwave Fairfax
label: Ingrown Records

Oh how cute! When we heard the adorable news of a new vaporised baby being born over at ingrown records it was our immediate response to go and pay it a curious visit. When our eyes and ears met it was a love at first sight. With permission of the parents we took it out of the little cot and hold it up in the sky like a little simba lion. What a adorableness! So young, so innocent, yet so full of life.

The tiny tabby legs kicking away its trap beats like a wise visitor from the future who had already traveled a million lives before being reincarnated as vaporbaby. You could see it in the baby’s eyes, the knowledge of the world was already deeply tucked in there – probably something that would fade out over time, but for now was like a gold mine to stare in for a hopeful source of life’s questions.

You could hear panflutes when you just looked at it, playing happy melodies of joy and wisdom at the same time, totally unafraid for experiment and playfulness – with those adorable squeezable cheeks of rhythm that even took us for a surprising wiggle. A bird of prey could be seen as the baby’s protector, along with some chopped up incoherent gangsta rapper – making sure that this new born sweetie would grow up to stand fiercely on its own legs, spreading mellow grooves and merry melodies for many years to come.

Entrapping adults in its adorable cuteness while at the same time giving a vibe of not being the kind of baby to screw around with. With big church bells ringing out of its nappy, it is clear that this young one has a fruitful future laying ahead, filling it up with unseemly bass that no one wants to take off and toss away in a disposable bag normally intended for doggy pooh. The life of energy in this little one even has a bit of Radiohead in its look. Really making it one of the vaporised young ones that most people would line up to become its baby sitter. Come around and check this one out, the wise and the cute, the grooviest toughest fun baby in town!


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shamane – cry5tal 1it3

artist: shamane
title: cry5tal 1it3
keywords: ambient ambient rap drone experimental hip hop idm love new age rap slushwave
label: Virtual Dream Plaza

It’s been a while since there was activity on yikis, but hey we got our excuses: we got our arms stuck to a cocktail of nonstop booze supply & have our noses fiercely stuck in the turbulent happenings of real life.

Still, excuses of goodness or not, it’s always good to pick up writers-shoulders and attempt to inform you with some good music. Or music, that isn’t really that good, or simply something that is beyond music and can’t be really classified as such…

I don’t know in which of these three categories the virtual dream sounds of shamane is falling in, but probably hovering around them like a bird of prey that doesn’t want to land on any of them at all.

WIth tons of tracks on one album that sounds all rather different, you can easily think that you might have the honor to listen to multiple ideas parading by as one. They do have one thing nicely incommon: they are very colorful and filled with strangeness that is kind and yet unexplainable.

Pretty sounds, rhythms and dreaminess intertwined with rolled up and rolled off speedy voices that can be heard, yet not be understood: it creates something that makes me think of dreamy mice that are happily drowning within a party in their own head: which is pretty special, right?

23 tracks of this absurdity vibe is a done package to change and transform your atmosphere of normality into something bizarre and surreal. It has that thing of feeling in the air, heavily intoxicated (or is that the self infusion of our own hobby speaking?), floating through mouse-dreams from all kinds of cultures and characters.

It’s very hard to place in a corner, or to fill a mouse trap with.But I can assure you that there is lots of gold over here, like sounds in which these strange worldless voices are having moments of pure intimacy with each other, to the point that it could give a lister red cheeks and a slight uncomfortable feeling of playing it too loud – thinking that the neighbors might believe that you are actually watching some kind of delusional mouse-porn.

But if that is a bad thing might be up to you, as extroverts and people who want to come across a little bit more special than the average neighbor – this might be the kind of album to play as loud as possible. Playing it out of the open standing window in order for the whole neighborhood to feel strangely puzzled about. It is a good thing as at least you wont be the only one feeling ‘that’ way.

Still, all strangeness aside, this music is pretty nice in creating its very own micro-universe, something that you won’t come across every day – without being completly out of it yourself – so please, do check it out and step into this surreal virtual dream with ease:


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Various Artists – Grimalkin & Friends

artists: various
title: Grimalkin & Friends
keywords: lo-fi diy experimental grimalkin & friends bedroom pop compilation folk witch house Richmond
label: Grimalkin Records

I hope to make any sense, but I really loved hearing and feeling this brand new release of true individualism working together as one, on Grimalkin Records. I might not have found the right words for all of them, but really felt blown away by all these amazing tunes and their true personas that shine deeply within them. Here is my little attempt to describe them a little bit… but best thing to do is just go down towards the label and hear / get this release into your ears as quick as possible! You will see that you will wish to be friends with Grimalkin and all the friends!

Don’t do it, Neil – Miss Me

How could you miss out on Grimalkin & friends? I mean, it’s like that telephone ring sound that keeps on ringing until you pickup. Coincidentally that is also something that makes me think of the very first tune on the compilation that Grimalkin and those friends have released together in collaboration. It’s a track by Don’t do it, Neil, which makes you fall in love with your telephone ringtone and see it with complete different ears and eyes again: one off coolness and blitz and not some kind of cheap ass-drug-dealer phone buzz that can be tossed in the bin after a done deal. In fact if this tune was your ringtone – you never would pick up your phone, just so you could enjoy the music.

Berko Lover – Quintessential

Oh and when you eventually do go to the next tune, you won’t regret it to hear it on repeat at all too. It’s the essential bit of music that would be a summer hit even if it had been winter. With its big sexed up beats, superb swing and hotness that turns it into the essential piece of music to highlight your collection of bangers. With a bass and Berko Lover singing like a pussy popping queen is probably the coolest thing you will hear all day.

Elizabeth Owens – Patience

But the epic quality keeps on giving over here, as Elizabeth Owens fills up the space with tremendous powers, taking epic piano vibes towards the future. This artist uses the bigness of technique to sound ultra modern, spices everything up in ultra combination with vocals and certain funkiness that certainly makes any grounded person fly as high as a kite! You better believe it when you find yourself among the clouds while listening to this uplifting piece of positivity.

kate can wait – May 15th, 2018 at Approximately Midnight

this compilation is one full of goodies, smartly done and well directed – a delicious delicatessen for the ears. kate can wait fits like a juicy cherry in a cherrie cake – with honest sincerity, super warm vocals in which you feel as if you are close friends with the performing artist – having a camping moment of intimate honesty.

Phantómódel – Cold Shoulder

It’s amazing how smooth kate can wait’s music rolls into another friend’s sounds. This is Phantómódel, who delivers a eccentric super laidback punkish form of identification out there, swinging like the owner of the world, not taking shit from anyone, being the essential self, a true character that stands like a happy middle finger among colorful peacocks. There is something truly addictive to ‘Cold Shoulder’, it’s like listening to a love child of the slits and nina hagen – and yet so very own – it’s making me happy and wanting to hit the repeat button so hard – it almost cracks!

persephone – Ending 3 (edit)

When the moment comes that the repeat button does eventually crack – it’s good to know that there is persephone popping up with a audio cake of experimentalism that feels ultra vague and yet absolutely grabable. With a clear pulsating tight kick and a whole assortment of warm voice soup that forms a rainbow palette of audio colors. It made me feel like listening to a warrior group of the future in the middle of a stylish ritual.

Ishtar Sr. – Death, The Sad Gorl

Grimalkin and friends are probably the coolest people on the globe (and beyond?). Ishtar Sr is certainly one of the biggies over here, spitting out words as a goddess who met Death itself and had no fear at all to call it out! It feels like looking up the great big sky and seeing Ishtar Sr. performing highly up there, fighting battles that we can be inspired by!

Pedroso & Pedrosa – Maus Lençóis (redux)

Things get more tropical and sunny with a collaboration between Pedroso & Pedrosa – which has been delivering the ultra mixture of electronica and non-electronica – making us feel like enduring the campfire song of a fruitful coziness with minstrel flutes, people having a friendly party in which can be sang along – and a steady beat. It’s clearly full of love and makes you want to be there – wherever Pedroso & Pedrosa are!

Infinite Bliss – For A Silent Fog

It might be that Pedroso & Pedrosa have been providing the camp-fire music, it’s definitely Infinite Bliss who provides the fire and the flames over here. A destined sound of heavy metallic guitar, doomed and burning with spewing piping hotness that feels angry and yet cold enough to not burn yourself on. In the end it’s turning the wood to become a warm protest song – the sound nobody should screw around with!

Queen Razor Moon – Alone Together

In similar hotness Queen Razor Moon takes over in the kindest way, tiptoeing over the hot coal to perform a selfless song of reason, which is heavy and emotional – deeply coming across as personal as music could be.

Thaumiel Sonozaki – Agape

To calm down and relax from all the hotness, a Grimalkin friend named Thaumiel Sonozaki has the perfect music remedy – wonderful lush calming meditative tones that seem to feel like they have the skill to evaporate the concept of time. They come with birds and nature – so you can all feel like the music is giving fresh oxygen to all its listeners. A meditative moment that feels equally epic as a walk in the woods to get your head sorted into a calmer state.

Quinton Barnes – Once It All Hits

I already knew the sound of Quinton Barnes and seem to love every bit of it, so ‘Once it all hits’ hits the middle point of this compilation it felt like a jubilant moment of jubilation. With funkiness, rhythmic delight – groovy sexiness – the ultimate voice to take anyone away to lala-land! Super hot!

Hunting Dog – Mirrorshades

And than the party really kicks off with Hunting Dog, blasting out an experimental techno punk sound that gets the whole house grooving, bouncing and wobbling like there is no tomorrow. A train of a beat – the turbelent high-hats and a whole assortment of chopped up coolness and here and there the perfect acid insertations is a rightful ticket to dance-bliss.

Backxwash – Black Sheep

Oh yes, and the party continues with Backxwash who bounces around like a untouchable ninja, sipping vodka and smoke while rapping like a well seasoned life ensurer. Jumping over life situations like a rabbit with an armor on, really flexing out its powerful vibes that feels very much like an example to live by!

Billy Capricorn – Desert Location (feat. Cardinality)

Billy Capricorn is putting the words out like a wild caged animal ready to pull the bars aside for a grand escape. Cardinality is like the sweet butter on the side, lubricating the ears to the right smoothness so this escape would go smoothly and painless. The music calms down from the wild lion, into a carefully bendy lioness.

Spartan Jet-Plex – Dreambreak

For a welcoming moment in which we can embrace and befriend our own thoughts again, we have label owner Spartan Jet-Plex starring in the middle of it all. Delivering a mostly acoustic ballad in which the shivers in the back of the neck are a welcoming sign of truthiness. This artist is as real as it can be, with a strong but very human vocal performance aligned with guitar in which we can all feel delightfully hooked on.

The Doll – Jing

Our fascination really starts to dingle and twinkle wherever The Doll pops up, here we are treated with a intense closeness in which it feels as if our artist is taking us into the back of the throat, down the circular alleyway down the temple of her own inside body. It’s pretty intense and special.

Dani Lee Pearce – Vomit Waterfall

To spice up the Grimalkin friendly society, Dani Lee Pearce brings the happy good smiley vibes, flamboyant and all delightedly cuckoo, jokingly and full self-spot with a good pleasant humorist attitude this humongous personality is the joyous shining point over here.. With lyrics that are hilarious, a vomit waterfall of words – slightly naughty (i can’t place certain aspects here – cause of our family friendliness) but damn, this is happiness personified!

SuperKnova – LSD Heartbreak

Things have been absolutely top notch within this great bunch of music talents. SuperKnova is no exception of this phenomena. With ease the provided “LSD Heartbreak” sprinkles some friendly funk disco sensuality over here, with a super voice and lush sounds shaped in melodies that feel warm and cool at the same time – a medium temperature in order for everyone to be able to step right in and feel as if they just fell through the door at a nice brewing party.

Woven In – Hotel Room

Eccentricity and character is a high trade for great individuality, a sign of freedom that Woven In is easily a big example off. With a raw sound and a melodic happening that feels as if it is performed on a toy casio of some sort is coming across as adorable and brave. It doesn’t need to cost lots to be a dance diva star among great other artists!

Grandma – Is It Easy

the moment when Grandma steps in with the good warm vibes, everything becomes safe and sweet. Grandma will offers us a musical safe space to feel okay in, nicely tucked away in a zone in which we can feel at ease and protected. With a modern electric blanket of beat and mellowness Grandma shows us that it is okay to not find it easy, while being in absolute safe hands.You can hear that this is a moment in which you can truly feel trusted and understood. The music of a kind human willing to shelter you never sounded so compellingly welcome as now.

Sylken Somers -Yellowbelly

Hold your horses if you’d thought that the end of spending time with Grimalkin and friends is near, as there is Sylken Somers setting another banger at the edge of this compilation. One in which emotion, pop and power are all combined – providing a flattering punch to the ears to strengthen and recharge yourself with. Positivity is shining here as strong like a bulging love that cant be contained any longer!

MELVL – Cut (Maim)

For the whole holy blessing of spiritual amazement we can hang out with MELVL who unleashes a loud screeching fearlessness, the kind that slowly turns into a miraculous angelic moment in which it feels as if a group of wild looking birds are picking us up for a loud flight through the sky.

Tavishi – White Phantom (edit)

Last but not least, Tavishi gasses up the entire ability to hear with a balloon-like ear-adventure in which pretty sounds, memories and ghostly phantoms are dancing in the twilight. It feels like a grand ending in which we can gladly agree that this Grimalkin and friends had created an epic compilation and that all of them had been a severely welcoming group of amazing individuals, different, unique, yet together strong as one!


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Slow Wave Sleep – Elogio della follia

artist: Slow Wave Sleep
title: Elogio della follia
keywords: art song, chiptune, italian
label: 20kbps

There is a concept behind almost everything, luckily we are naughty enough to ignore them for most of it and just listen with our ears to whatever had rolled out of these things. In this case its a tear-jerker full of emotional vibes and tremendous love – all captured, cultivated and delivered in chip-tune form. It is taking us on a journey, one in which we are packed in with those lovely bleepy beepy sounds, taking on a composition that feels like a story in which we could ride a pixelated animal in order to hop along towards the goal to save a prince or princess from a tower-kind-of-situation. With true passion it feels as if we must be with this person – no matter what – maybe for goals to achieve a next level, maybe because we are addicted to a person we don’t even know – marriage papers already burning hot in our back pockets!

Slow Wave Sleep brings this production in two parts & the one in which there are vocals is strong enough to blow your mind. This is the moment that the whole floor can be opened to suck us away in its delirious awesomeness. The voice is as emotionally loaded to feel as beloved as those crucial game sounds that everyone so loves. Your eyeballs will be having the shapes of hearts – your heart itself bangs for no other than this tune itself. Lyrics are provided (also the english translation) which easily seem to reveal a great work of great poetic art and lyricism. Think of the madness of love, driving a person so over the edge that it can’t think about anything else – the sky is the limit – a obsession to get that person that they have to have & all failure will lead to upward depression!

All in all, this release on 20kbps is something else, very emotionally laden – overhauled with passionate craziness full of beep beep melodies and possessive obsession! If Mario could have heard this song, you knew it would play out its own game in one single go! This is not just some random act of chiptune love ballad – it’s that pushing vibe of love that takes over the person’s mind. Executed wonderfully!


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