UNDER 100 LISTENERS MAGAZINE: DELUXE SEPT/OCT EDITION 2010

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Nov 6 2010, 17h18

UNDER 100 LISTENERS GROUP MAGAZINE



I welcome you to our third edition of the magazine at U100L. I am very excited to introduce you to the first of the new line of magazine production which will take place every other month or so.

Firstly, however, I must apologise for the wait for this edition to come out due minor problems like work, time and a downloading problem of my own and the team's participation.

But here we are and there are more artists that are being reviewed than ever before in U100l Magazine with new focus on album reviews than any other aspect of the magazine. In later eidtions, I will try and input more features that will make the magazine more focused on promotion and marketing.

Although, less editions will take place the magazines will have double the content plus backlogs from pre magazine days sporadically placed within those editions. The line up for next year's production is being drawn up and will be place in our first magazine of 2011.

Lastly, all I need to do now is to introduce you to these fine artists below of which myself and the U100L team have been busy beavering away at the last month.

Regards
TAB





Artist: Bescolour, 20, Male
Country: Iran, Islamic Republic of
Genre Tags: , , ,
Other places to find music: www.soundcloud.com/Bescolour

Bescolour is the artist name for iambanger on last.fm. He has a short EP out but Breathe The Frequency is his first actual album, containing some of his previous work. Using the program Reason with just a pc-keyboard and mouse, it must be very labour intensive to create music like this.
Don't let his country of origin fool you into thinking that his music is based on middle-eastern rhythms and sounds: most of it feels a lot like Autechre, Amon Tobin and Squarepusher. Even the use of tablas in Eastern sounds more indian then middle-eastern.
Since I only have the one album I can listen to it's hard to decide how I would define him since that could change completely on his next album, but based on this one I would say low tempo eerie electronica that doesn't get too freaky. Seeing the different styles used in the tracks there are many genres that he could explore and make his own style. A thing that did pop-up while listening for the second time was the minimal use of bass-lines in his music, something most electronic artists can't do without nowadays it seems.

Written By Alainn


God Meets Nine ( and ) has been making for roughly 7 years now. Its a hobby, and his first cd God Meets Nine has officially been released and is available on MySpace. His influences are Dntel, Chemical Brothers and Apollo 440 although you can hardly hear the last two come by in his music. Most of his tracks consist of a simple downtempo drumloop that gets build upon with synth-pads. He does show a sense of humor by covering Sweet Child O' Mine (cover) (the only track directly available on Last.fm). Written By Alainn

Onion Jack was a duo featuring brothers Daniel Vincent and Pete Vincent.
The brothers recorded three EPs before releasing a full-length album (2004’s Imaginary Comeback Special), on the brothers’ mrs.vee recordings record label.
The duo’s music varied between long progressive rock instrumentals to acoustic new-folk songs. The majority of instrumentation was recorded and performed by Daniel, with Pete adding additional guitars and vocals. Pete also wrote the track Ordinary Jack, which appeared on the Country Mile EP in 2003.
After the release of their debut album, music became a lower priority for Pete, and the band announced their intention to split in January 2005. Daniel continued to make music under the name Karma Pilot, before forming The Resonance Association in 2006.
The singer has a very limited range in his vocals and volume, this results in most tracks with vocals relying more on the instruments to keep the tracks interesting then on the voice. The tracks that are instrumental show a great diversity of style and tempo making me very eager to check out what The Resonance Association is like. Written By Alainn


There's not much known about Atomic Patterns other then that he's an electronic artist from Poland. He has one album out Radioactive Things (More or Less important) that contains a mixture of electronic, dub (Radioactive Dub Machine) and combines them with 50's soundclips (public service announcements, nasa-recordings as can be heared on Radioactive Moon Machine).
Written By Alainn






Breathe The Frequency
I listened to the album according to the order it is shown on the featured tracks page and it very much felt like a concept album with a musician exploring different electronic genres, adding some elements here and letting others go. So my review had to follow that order as we go track to track.
The opening track Mood Shifting sets up the album with using some broken beats drums and a traditional piano for the melodies, slowly introducing the eerie pitch-shifting lines and completely dropping the piano at the end for more electronic instruments. I can't sleep builds further on that by going for a more chiptune feel.
Eastern is a short intermission introducing some tablas, the supporting melodies sounding as breakable as glass. The closing tabla roll is the only part on the album where I could hear the limitations of the used hardware because of the tablas didn't really have time to decay and instead where cut-off.
The next track Breathe The Frequency (through your ears) was also on his first demo and is the only track with vocals, consisting of haunting breathing loosely following the melodies. If pressed I would say it's the best track on the album, the slow broken drums are kept very limited (giving some room for the melodies) but return at the end of the song.
Splash is the next short intermission with a more uptempo feel to it using mainly drum and percussion in a chiptune style. Very short but leaving me wanting more (always a good sign).
In the following track Reasonable we get to hear the combination of the eerie lines (with some very good pitchshifting on the melodies), some slow acid support and the introduction of some drum and bass halfway; giving it a nice tempo-changer. The closing track The Receptor ends the album nicely with Squarepusher-drums, simple leadlines and some noise. Slowly fading out for the listener who wants more but can only listen on repeat untill the next album.


After It EndsAfter It EndsDescribed as but I doubt anyone would care what any specific genre they belong in when they listen to the self-titled album After It Ends as there are so many. It is evident they were influenced by the alternative rock artists’ such as Manic Street Preachers or Morrissey because of the multi-layered riffs of the guitar and some rock sensilibilities presented on this album. The flow of the songs are well structured and carries the feel of the whole album consistently throughout. The guitars seem to be in two layers with one providing the hooks, supplemented by the other guitar providing the toughness of the thrashing. What splits them from bands like Manic Street Preachers is their American style delivery of their vocals.
If you listen to them on the radio without knowing the band name, you may think this could be from Sum 41. That’s how professional sounding they are and so should be accessible to many.
Written By Dr-Doctor


The Sepia Raven - Between Sunsets EPThe Sepia Raven shows a very diverse style of music, constantly changing them track to track. He goes from some nice loungy guitar track in South Bend Sunset, changes everything by going electronic/glitchy/chiptune on you with Airplane Ticket.
After that he does some down-tempo Mankind's Reflection (good title) followed by some alternating between pop and metal in Many Miles Away. This is definately an EP for people who like a broad range of music on shuffle.
Written By Alainn


Svefn PluralSometimes We SpeakSvefn Plural’s debut EP album Sometimes We Speak is filled with dreamy guitars, hallucinating synthesizers, and has an atmospheric feel that likes to take its time while it entrances the listener. A standout track, Sad Statues is a good example of a song that feels curiously, mystical because of the peculiar pattern of the guitar strings, which gives off a refreshingly antiquated overall feel that stretches out to over 8 minutes.
The other tracks create a sense of exploration like looking at deep space through a powerful, zooming telescope. At times the synths reach to the level of high pitched-ness that could push a dog’s hearing to the limit. But the smooth bass sound and the relaxing guitar pieces addresses this imbalance.
Overall, Sometimes We Speak is not bad for chillaxation.
Written By Dr-Doctor




Safety Deposit Box - Rotten Static Airwaves This track is not a track that will easily let you get you to the next track. Like with all other of Safety Deposit Box's tracks it slooowly (remember the ) builds up during playing, adding something here, dropping some instruments there, adding some vocals here: you'll have to work for it. The good news is that if you make it past the six minute marker you're hooked, this is like getting to hear Chill Out for the first time again and you'll be eager to check out his other tracks (I know I am).
Written By Alainn

TAUN AENGUSMarathon 70.3Unintrusive, music that can enlighten your mood. This song paces itself calmly like a marathon runner so you don’t get exhaustion in your ears when you listen to it. If finding your own peace or self-realisation is what you want, Marathon 70.3 could help to carry you to that state.
Written By Dr-Doctor

solution23 - Opal (01:48)solution23 was a noise-punk band from Somerset - members of dexter brink, COWMAN, Birdbath and she sells shit. This is noise-rock/experimental punk at it's best: begin with the musical equivalent of "So, hm..." and start to rip. There's no need for speed, how many chords you can play or if the drummer can do 64/64 bassdrum-kicks: it's about having some real fun. As an extra: check out the youtube-video on the track-page for some excellent punk-like video: no singer doing vocals on camera (sometimes he starts the video, falls into view or falls on the floor but that's it), horrible audio and video compression and feedback all around... It's been on repeat for fifteen times now.
Written By Alainn




Month September/October:
TAUN AENGUS - Visavie - The Sepia Raven - Toxic Sharks - Red Paragraph - Atomic Patterns - L'oiseau Mort - ||||||||| - Safety Deposit Box - Svefn Plural - Headphone.wound - Onion Jack - Nuclear Test - The Crosskeys - Xyloblast - solution23 - Bobbys Beard- Theo (UK)- The Jelas - langur
Bescolour - God Meets Nine - After It Ends -FL!M -tripEpitoch - I Am King Tony - Fukked Up - Manhole Cover - Kanzerogen Orchestra - Yes/No - The Last Little Bit - The Hardy Tree - Oisin Conolly - Orange Harvest Autumn Pumpkin - Hans Solo - SPHINKTA SPIT


All Time: Juerg IttenFair Conditioner Rylid-Wizz 2.0Laissez-Fayre DJ Eddie K psy^Pulzprogrammer MC PrototypeVėžys Blackstork HyperdreamCaptain ErsatzGears of DestructionGlory Glory Man UnitedNakia HenryBig Scary Bears Siphon Plane DJ J-GrayJ.C & the CougarsDweet Toonzip AntlasonMacéBy Dawn CursedLeonardo Stravinsky
The Consolidated Hand Mouth and Ear InstitutePeter Fearnley Reichstag Motel Projectile VomitMomentary Trouble(Vlad and) The Impalers AbzinqColor the LifelineSferiShadow(OOO)Lord JordanNavy SchoolIsaac Domagalski




Editor & Managing Director of U100L Magazine Division: TheArtistBox
Senior Reviewer & Group Leader: silverlage
Volunteered Reviewers: Dr-Doctor, Alainn

Comentários

  • fakemoon

    Thanks for featuring me in some of my guises...

    Nov 9 2010, 15h05
  • Zula_alive

    thx for featuring. Hope you'll enjoy. Radioactive all night long !!

    Nov 12 2010, 18h31
  • silverlage

    This magazine is truly helpful. Thanks TheArtistBox

    Mar 24 2011, 5h01
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