Friday, December 28, 2012

Arms and Sleepers

This is truly a beautiful album.  Its dreamy and not intrusive like you find in ambient, but it holds your attention and gives you something to move to like with trip-hop.  The instrumentation is an absolute delight of piano,  some upright bass and small appearances of horns and xylophone brought together by warm percussion.

Artist: Arms and Sleepers
Album: Matador
Song: The Paramour
Genre: Ambient/ trip-hop



Punch is exactly what I look for in a hardcore band.  They're loud and relentless, the vocals are wailed with driving force and anger (even better, the vocalist is a girl!) and they have a perfect sound of punk, thrash and powerviolence.

Artist: Punch
Album: Push Pull
Song: No Remorse
Genre: Hardcore/Powerviolence


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Foxes in Fiction

I can confidently say that Swung from the Branches is my favorite ambient album of all time.  Its perfectly constructed for a listen from start to finish with a perfect tone of a nostalgic, melancholy haze.  There are a handful of songs that are more dream pop oriented, which is absolutely grand to me.
Artist: Foxes in Fiction
Album: Swung from the Branches
Song: 15 Ativan (Song for Erika)
Genre: ambient/dream pop


Friday, December 7, 2012


I initially started listening to this guy because I saw him in a documentary about the connection of psychedelics and music.  Checking him out, I am thoroughly impressed with his style, its an amazing blend of IDM, hip-hop, jazz, classical...etc basically a truely eclectic sound.
Artist: Daedelus
Album: Looking Ocean
Song: Looking Ocean
Genre: experiemental/hip-hop/electronic


Inside the Beehive

Completely aggressive punch-your-mother-in-the-face-and-fire type of grindcore. Vocals are beautifully brutal and instruments are insanely technical/spastic.

Artist: Inside the Beehive
Album: Drink Bleach; Live Forever
Song: Mothra
Genre: Mathcore/Grindcore



Flourishing pushes, pulls and drags you around with their unique brand of avant-garde death metal.  Its noisy, evil, nauseating, beautiful.  

Artist: Flourishing
Album: The Sum of All Fossils
Song: Summary
Genre: Avant-garde death metal


Matthewdavid produces a special kind of hip-hop that seems to flow from and within the third eye.  His songs vary from bass heavy, bounceable tracks to completely mind-fucked ambient pieces, all seem heavily influenced from the psychonaut world.
Artist: Matthewdavid
Song: Know You're Not Alone
Genre: psychedelic hip-hop/ambient

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

LSD and the Search for God

Seriously, how sweet is that name?  Their name lives up to the sound they deliver;  an acid soaked shoegaze album that is insanely dreamy and makes your mind float away in complete bliss. A lot of it has to do with the reverb/distortion they use with the guitar.  Perfect little EP to dream away to.

Artist: LSD and the Search for God
Album: LSD and the Search for God
Song: Backwards
Genre: Psychedelic Shoegaze/Dream Pop

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Candy Claws

This band has a sound to them that is absolutely beautiful.  They kind of remind me of The Ruby Suns since they have this nostalgic sound reminiscent of The Beach Boys, but they take this and turn it into a dreamy, uplifting sound which is always leaving me in a joyous state.

Artist: Candy Claws
Album: Hidden Lands
Song: Sunbeam Show
Genre: dream pop/psychedelic indie