Category Archives: Music

Nojn 4

Nojn Quadrat
 

How the hell do you pronounce that !
Who knows, but these guys come from Hamburg, Germany and play some sort of post-rock closer to the jazz end of the scale. The production is open and clear, reminding me of Agent 22.
With such titles as ‘No 1’ to ‘No 8’ and minimalist cover art, everything has gone into the music.

Stoned NZ

Doomed & Stoned in New Zealand
Who would have thought – an album full of Stoner/Metal from NZ and from bands I had never heard of…….

(and put together by a label from Portland, Oregon)

Abba

Swedish pop legends Abba have recorded their first new material in 35 years.

The band says they’ve got two new songs in the bag. One of them, ‘I Still Have Faith in You’, will be released in December as part of a TV special in which the band will perform as holograms.

“The decision to go ahead with the exciting Abba avatar tour project had an unexpected consequence,” the band said in a statement.

“We all felt that, after some 35 years, it could be fun to join forces again and go into the recording studio. So we did. And it was like time had stood still and we had only been away on a short holiday. An extremely joyful experience!”

Abba sold millions of records, not just in their 1970s heyday but for decades after their split in 1983.

Markus Reuter

Markus Reuter is a German multi-disciplinary musician, composer, record producer and instrument designer.

In 1991, at the age of 18, Reuter attended Robert Fripp’s Guitar Craft. He has been a member of multiple bands, including centrozoon, Stick Men, Tuner, The Crimson ProjeKct and Europa String Choir.

A specialist in touch guitar playing, Reuter became known as a leading player of the Warr Guitar and Chapman Stick during the 1990s and 2000s before developing and marketing his own U8 and U10 Touch Guitar instruments. In collaboration with former King Crimson member Trey Gunn, he runs the Touch Guitar Circle, a teaching and support network for touch guitar players.

The majority of Reuter’s solo releases have consisted of ambient textured music using heavily-effected touch guitar, Warr Guitar or Chapman Stick, plus laptop. A number of these albums have been released on Bandcamp.

Alba Ecstasy

Alva Ecstacy is a Romanian electronic musician & sound designer.
This is generally in the Berlin School of electronic music.
There are over 100 released albums at bandcamp.

Brokenkites

From the furthest reaches of space, err….. Antarctica ??

According to the blurb…

Brokenkites writes thematic electronic soundtracks for the movie of your life. It’s music for time travelers, spacepersons and rogue secret agents. Brokenkites is currently stationed in Antarctica and is documenting the secret development of a trans-dimensional gateway device.

Wherever they come from, (and whoever they are) they make chilly post-rock albums (about 40). And most of them are free…….

 

Tunguska

Tunguska Electronic Music Society

This community from Russia was created by several musicians and composers on the threshold of centenary of the Tunguska phenomenal catastrophe, in order to capture the public attention to such an extraordinary event.
The musical component in the work of community is the melodious instrumental and electronic music.
 
  Mainly in the chill-out and downbeat categories, there are almost 70 albums on bandcamp.

 

Holo-Plaza

Always interesting to come across something unique you like.

This sounds like chill jazz played at the back of a large space (like a mall or plaza) with lots of reverb and interference.  It has a laid back feel, but with sophistication, a few vocals and lots of style.

 

Cialyn

Chillhop


The Chillhop Collection
Collection of chill-out/ down-tempo albums, all free……..