Mad Opal – Money Bubble

We’re not sure whether we’re missing a clever allegory slotted into Money Bubble and its tracks, but we’re certainly not missing the bounce… Continue Reading

Accelra - EP1 Reversals

Accelra – EP1 Reversals

A relaxing Friday afternoon piece here, a free EP from London based Gavin Singleton, aka Accelra.

There’s something both immediate and distant about the three tracks on this EP

There’s something both immediate and distant about the three tracks on this EP. The simplicity of the instrumentation gives way to the expertly crafted atmospherics whilst maintaining subtle, unobtrusive progression; this is the kind of music you can bask in. The title track Reversals might be the most impressive of the three on offer, deftly creating and manipulating moods spanning relaxation to foreboding. Definitely worth a listen.

 

Space Equator - Winter Through Spring

Space Equator – Winter Through Spring

When Space Equator got in touch to tell me about his latest project, the nature of it piqued my interest. Drawing a line under things, purging, and then washing your hands is a really important process in artistry, and yet many of us, including myself, are terribly guilty of doing the opposite. It’s all too easy to lose objectivity when creating, and treat the entire process of creation as if it is itself the product we strive towards.

Without the critical fortitude to just ‘stop’, we can end up overwriting the creative processes that occurred at the inception of a project

Without the critical fortitude to just ‘stop’, we can end up overwriting the creative processes that occurred at the inception of a project. In short, out with the old and in with the new, and that’s exactly what Space Equator’s done with Winter Through Spring, an EP of not entirely ‘finished’ work released to free his mind of from its constraints. It’s still great of course, with an eclectic mix of melody and atmosphere driven tracks created with a range of instruments whose individual acoustic qualities complement each other perfectly…

Ghostpoet

Ghostpoet – Cash and Carry Me Home

Take a look at this video for Ghostpoet’s new single Cash and Carry Me Home. Feel that? It’s massive anticipation for his forthcoming LP, brewing inside you.

The track’s 3am electro overtones marry Ghostpoet’s dulcet yet splintered, confident yet loose delivery as he regales a lonely episode over indulging on the bottle.

3am electro overtones marry Ghostpoet’s dulcet yet splintered, confident yet loose delivery

Ghostpoet’s refreshing sound is also on display on his┬árecent EP The Sound of Strangers (linked below), with three classy, modern hip hop beats and a great use of A Tribe Called Quest’s Electric Relaxation beat.

Stargrazer - Trieste

Stargrazer – Trieste

Trieste is a concept album which seeks to put the listener into the shoes of Jaques Piccard and Lt Don Walsh, the only two men to have ever travelled to the bottom of the world’s deepest ocean.

not a party starter or even a contemplative number, but a compelling narrative that left me feeling electric.

Comprising by turn tranquility, wonder, foreboding and promise, the 15 minute piece succeeded in instilling an other worldly feeling in me. Best listened to in headphones, immersing yourself in this piece is an enriching experience – not a party starter or even a contemplative number, but a compelling narrative that left me feeling electric.

There’s a blurb on the Bandcamp page, linked below, which details some backstory about the mission, and it will complement the music perfectly. …And yes, I realise that given the subject matter feeling ‘electric’ might not have been the most appropriate choice of words.

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Black Einstein – Whatever Happened to Major Tom?

Black Einstein’s Whatever Happened To Major Tom? is an eclectic EP, its moniker a nod to David Bowie, whom Black Einstein is inspired by and whose music he borrows samples from for the tracks within it. There is an excellent, and diverse, cast of artists in the features; Mystro, Maseo from De La Soul, Xavier Barnett, and Miss Baby Sol are all included.

There is an excellent, and diverse, cast of artists in the features; Mystro, Maseo from De La Soul, Xavier Barnett, and Miss Baby Sol are all included

Soundscapes range from the vast, cosmic call of Arabia featuring Mystro and Maseo and Common Ground featuring Miss Baby Sol, to the angry, crunchy guitar-led Glass Ceiling in which Mystro takes us on one of his tall tales, with the soulful tones of Xavier Barnett on the latin soul of Fascination and the bumpy funk of It Ain’t Easy providing counter balance.
Every track on this EP is worth a listen, and showcases the versatility of Black Einstein’s production talent.

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