Eisenlager & Tabasa – Radio Japan, Radio Germany

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Artists: Eisenlager & Tabasa
title: Radio Japan, Radio Germany
keywords: petroglyph-music, Eisenlager, Tabasa, Radio Japan, Radio Germany, Experimental, Avant Garde, Electronic, Ambient, Sound art, Soundscape, Japan, Germany, Collaboration
label: Petroglyph-music https://petroglyphmusic.com/

Eisenlager (based in Germany) and Tabasa (Based in Japan) have met through the mysterious ways on the internet. Both appreciators of each other’s musical sound outputs they decided to collaborate. The result is a journey of travels, starting with a slow deep eruption of great depth and pressure. It’s a drone ambient work that feels hollow as a large departure hall at an airport, filled with voices of different kind, all mixed up in abstract sound that becomes almost holy in its heaviness.

Then the journey comes in with atmospheric female humming voices among the talking ones, with an active strange electronic beat bedeviling the audio environment. The German language sound snippets come across like news bytes that become dramatic through the angelic hums and drums; it’s as if we are mourning something.

Eisenlager & Tabasa can be heard zapping through channels, some are comedic, other euphoric and others cinematic. The music suggest that its none of their liking as it clearly captures a ‘sigh’ before returning back to the actual business of reshaping and creating their own music presence. The great thing is that the channel zapping now gets used to function as an actual instrument instead of the main dominator to eat brains away.

Then there is a track in which Eisenlager & Tabasa also have featured Im Wesen. I’m not sure what Im Wesen does here, but the result of this triple collaboration is superbly beautiful. To me personally the best track on this album, very sweet, nice and gentle sounds, strange but perfectly integrated audio snippets. It’s like a new age trip with trumpets, sweetness, some sadness, but also a fair amount of silliness and laughter.

The track ‘Yoshimichi Setsuda’ is also of the pretty kind, calmly inducing its sounds like a rhythmic ambient vortex that you actually don’t want to end, but in the end; still does! Luckily there is more music to explore! And with Menlo Park’ we can even go for some dancefloor action. The music is very gentle, has a nice swing without being in your face. It does its rhythmic summer style thing while an whole collection of radio snippets pass the revue. They add an interesting vibes to the mix, especially the opera parts!

Gone To Earth’ is one of the more relaxing parts on this collaborative album. It contains a very easy going warm audio flow that is easily digested with both ears and makes everything feel like a solved problem; there are no problems here, everything is perfect and we are all in this surreal humbleness together.

Then there is ‘I’m a Crossdressor’ which title wise sounds a bit confessional, but the music is sounding more like being in the surroundings of some kind of public transport. Maybe the title versus sound part should generate the feeling of crossdressing and going for a ride in some kind of modern day underground rail system. In any case it’s the end of this successful collaboration in which the artist (from other far away countries) had joined together to create something new.
It is difficult to say who did what, and who is responsible for the certain aspects in these recordings, which eventually is what makes such a collaboration something that is a bit like a new born child. (But a little bit different!)
https://archive.org/details/petroglyph481Eisenlager_and_Tabasa-RadioJapanRadioGermany
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Floating Mind – illuminati

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artist: Floating Mind
title: illuminati
keywords: deep, minimal, techno, electronica, Floating Mind, netlabel, monoKraK
label: Monokrak

Monokrak is back with a perfect new release containing four high quality deep techno track of the extremely good order in the quality department. The music might be sorted in the minimal side of a record shop, but listen to all the details and always changing interesting sounds and right on time fun breaks & the whole snobbish look on minimalism will be tossed out of the window: this isn’t minimal at all, it’s like a micro cosmos of details with a very nice exposure of deep bass & sweet melody on top of an never ending flow of rhythm. It evolves and evolves and grows like a never ending electric tiny world that is an pleasure to hang out in.

The rhythms and sound choices made are of an important order & it seems that even though the music is suitable for dancing, it is also very usable for whatever people doing while being smoothly pampered by ambient atmospheres. The music at times can be seen like road map to a dream; grooving in a hammock with a sunset in the back, chilling somewhere on a tropical beach with a lovely cocktail in the hand. This is the soundtrack for such a moment & if you’d never end up there in real life, the music will take you there when you close your eyes. And trust me it’s a much better experience than anything giving through idiotic virtual reality head gear. The music will take you on a lovely trip in which the sun and good vibes rule!

Somehow at times there are electric crickets to be heard, maybe a insect from the future; but within the orchestration of the musical context these friends turn into elements of the rhythmic session. See them like that bug in Pinocchio who guides you through it as a guide between the state of conscious and dreams. These four tracks take the time & sound as professional (or even MORE!) as any commercial variation, minus that this one is clearly done with love and care for the sounds and music & available for download for absolutely no money at all! A holiday in audio form that you shouldn’t refuse:
https://archive.org/details/Monokrak187FloatingMind_Illuminati
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Robin Stroop – Een atypische verhouding

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Artist: Robin Stroop
title: Een atypische verhouding
keywords: delft experimental robin stroop spoken word dotje dutch gesproken woorden mixtape poedel seen. jenny hval Leiden
label: Smikkelbaard http://smikkelbaard.bandcamp.com

I have heard and seen ‘Een atypische verhouding’ by Robin Stroop sitting on the Smikkelbaard Bandcamp. Nice, firm and stable like a square bottom that you would like to stroke and lick like a true lickkebaard. Every-time I stare at ‘Een atypische verhouding’ I start to wink with my eyebrows, simply in the hope that it too will recognize me and my bodily features. My tongue wetting my lips, making me as a passerby hopefully look glossy and healthy, purely in the hope ‘Een atypische verhouding’ will notice my presence.

Many times i click it politely, in the hope nobody notices it. Afraid that the love and attraction doesn’t come from both ways; failure would be such a disaster to the stream of internal hormones. I click it like a lover would brush a loved one’s hair. I click it while imagining me being able to whisper sweet words of love in the release its ear. Once in, I open and present all my colorful feathers, like a proud peacock waiting to fall in good taste. ‘Een atypische verhouding’ never seems to be impressed by all this; the reaction would be always the same: a lush workflow of naughty sweet and poetic Dutch words that drives the imagination into a loophole of Devine sensuality.

When it does it’s thing I feel like melting, powerful sunshine rays of horniness are shining upon the whole listener’s experience. Even if nobody understands the Dutch language, you will feel all wet and woozy in the erogenous zones. Bulges of joyful pressure might press against the speakers, a pantyhose might get a little soppy & the imagination begins to circulate stories straight out of poetic pocket book romances.

To make sure that the ordeal will be neat and civilized, the tasty words of slippery pronunciations are being flushed with a regular appearance of music, Music that might as well be described as a bucket of cold water to deep freeze the brain, pull out the hardness or wetness that the Dutch words had generated; returning the blood back to the brain instead of the listener’s crotch.

Luckily this isn’t a real bucket of water being thrown over our face, and luckily music is music. And in this case it’s like a radio show with music selected by the poetic word smith to bring us back to our senses & forget all our disastrous attempts to flirt with a release that has been flirting with us from the Smikkelbaard head office. Who can resist the pleasure? Who can resist? Oh gosh, who?
http://smikkelbaard.bandcamp.com/album/een-atypische-verhouding
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David Liebe Hart – I Eat My Veggies

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Artist: David Liebe Hart
title: I Eat My Veggies
keywords: vegetables, pop, singer songwriter, electronic, lo-fi, fun, veggie, vegetarian, broccoli, carrots, healthy, vitamins, perfect ingredients, video,
website: http://artbyliebehart.com/

Vegetables. Who doesn’t like them? They come in all kinds of colors, shapes and sizes & oh so many tasty tastes! Oh and they contain lots of vitamins and are healthy & yummy! You can eat them in many ways (but mostly by using a mouth) and are a natural source for beneficial bodily benefits. Ever seen a nutritious carrot loving rabbit with glasses?

David Liebe Hart also loves vegetables and took the time to write and sing a song dedicated to them. You just know that if you have a vegetable garden and play this to the growing vegetables they would grow even more delicious then without! But it seems also a good idea to play to the little ones who are struggling with their veggies at the dinner table; play this and with lots of fun the vegetables will go from spoon (or fork) into their mouths & stomach! Thanks to David Liebe Hart no more veggie problems, only love and celebration!

With lovely engaging music and words David Liebe Hart convinces that veggies are delicious once again! You should eat them every single day!

You can support David Liebe Hart and his original arts and crafts,
by bringing joy to yourself and getting this song from his ‘Astronaut’ album.
Check it out (and other releases) at his official website:
http://artbyliebehart.com/
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TOTAL E.T. – Solarization

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Artist: TOTAL E.T.
title: Solarization
keywords: electronic experimental ambient drone industrial noise Slovakia

TOTAL E.T. does honor the title of its latest release. ‘Solarization’ it is called, and through fluent soundscapes that warmly flow over you like woolen blankets made out of alien sounds they surely sound like a sunny moment. Perhaps the blanket is not made out of wool, but actual sun light; it might here and there burn a little. In fact if you read this before listening: you might want to apply some sun cream, in case you don’t want to end up with some potential sunburned skin parts.

But don’t worry TOTAL E.T. isn’t out here burning people, -if that’s what you think it is that im suggesting. It’s more a precaution warning; some people might just have more sensitives skins (and ears) then others. For most of the listening crowd this sunshine in blanket form isn’t harsh; it is contained and warm; just like wool… but a little bit different.

But it’s not only warmth that TOTAL E.T. explores over here; the alien sound producer also brings in a nice little wind machine thingy. It turns around in circles and does this very sweet and polite. It’s perfect for when you are hot and need a little bit of movement in air-form; just enough to feel a little flow that will make the possibility of fainting almost impossible.

And then relaxation comes, as TOTAL E.T. simply brings the loveliest soundscapes of warm abstract beauty in a row. A fantastic set of pure satisfaction will give everyone the right cozy glow upon the cheeks. Nothing better than get some solarization done by the massaging rays of TOTAL. E.T.:

https://trivm.bandcamp.com/album/solarization
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Il Vuoto / Failor – Senseless Painful Lives in Tears

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artists: Il Vuoto / Failor
title: Senseless Painful Lives in Tears
keywords: ambient dark ambient depressive doom drone experimental funeral industrial noise space ambient Italy
reviewer: Simon Nail

Two Italian bands with both 28:52 minutes filled on each side of a split among them.
On one side we can hear Il Vuoto ’s work named ‘Tears-I-Cleansing-Touch’ which calmly sets the mood with moody atmospheric slow guitar material, that slowly gets more bigger with the material introducing a more fuzzy electric guitar and drum to the mix.

Also a vocal can be discovered, one which is a bit laying in the back, but you could clearly hear that the singer is giving all that he has, even though the one mixing the track thought he would be better off a bit more deeper in the mix. It’s an important choice as now the guitar is more the one who drives this material, which makes the track more atmospheric then gruesome.

The all-round material is very slow, as if snails had formed some kind of speed metal band, but for our human ears, it’s sounds like the opposite of speedy. The music has a ambient eruption close to the final end, with warm tones and a massive guitar riff, yet because of us not being snails it feels like the record is recorded in slow motion.

The other Italian band is Failor and brings a track named ‘A Week in Modern Life’. Even though this too will be 28:52 minutes in length, I doubt this will be a week in snail-time. The music in this time frame is of a different kind then Il Vuoto had brought to the collaboration. This is indeed more modern perhaps, less hand played guitar material and neither any tormented singer seems to be available within this composition.

The music has little repetitive bell sounds, strange synth or keyboard hymns that are almost like a love child between a voice and a bamboo flute. It’s strangely fairytale like, pretty dark but also pretty. The sound is nicely muffled, as if has a dusty layer of angel dust resting on top of the original recording.

Somewhere there will be a moment that an actual beat will pop in, but in general it will just calmly foster this strange atmosphere without a head bang moment in sight. All the way towards the end more modern bleeps and blops sounds will pop in to give justice to the title, and as a final it becomes slightly noisy. Not too much, but just enough for the modern day modernist who likes it a bit slow.

Conclusion? If you are a snail you better put on a seatbelt while listening to this speedy split & if you are a human, you might want to take a few steps back to enjoy these lengthy Italian works. Hear / get them over here:
https://failor.bandcamp.com/album/senseless-painful-lives-in-tears
or
https://ilvuoto.bandcamp.com/album/senseless-painful-lives-in-tears

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Playing with nuns – Noisy Tennessee

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Artist: Playing with nuns
title: Noisy Tennessee
keywords: noise / experimental
label: sphicot records http://sphicot.blogspot.com/
reviewer: Simon Hit

Welcome at another update here at ‘Yeah I Know It Sucks’.
A name we honor at times, and sometimes get confused about.
Within this post you can read a little description for a free downloadable mini release by Playing with nuns, released on a netlabel run by Jukka-Pekka Kervinen.
Shall we continue?

All the way upfront as the very first beginning of this small underground release we can find (and hear) ‘Elvis young americans’. A sound piece encoded in mp3 form and shape that sounds like a rhythmic muffled drone with some kind of saliva attached to it. It’s difficult to point out in words what you could expect, but imagine you load up a cheek full of slime and then invite an aunty over to squeeze and pull it on repeat. If the aunty squeezes it well; the voice of elvis might appear to talk some muffled elvis-stuff.

In the middle, as in track 2, we can find (and hear) ‘Pocket full of pills’. It’s not a very large pocket, so don’t think you need two hands and a lot of time to be able to hear this all. It reminds me a bit of when you let a machine brush your teeth, while making your own mouth wider and closer for acoustical sound changes.

All the way at the end, we can find (and see & even hear) another mp3 file named ‘Noisy Tennessee’ which sounds like a never ending industrial alarm, combined with a bunch of hungry guard dogs that bark like alienated aliens. You can hear them and the other two tracks by downloading the bunch in a ZIP file:
http://www.archive.org/download/sphicotrecords/sphi055-Playing_with_nuns-Noisy_Tennessee.zip

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