New music - 2007 :)


Mar 2 2007, 13h27

Currently rocking my socks are:

all:my:faults - Combining // and , depending on which song you listen to :) My favourite I think is Sand Of Time - but they're all well worth checking out.

Android Lust - described by the artist as "electronic and dark", I guess I'd agree. Dragonfly comes highly recommended in the category, and Stained is somewhat darker and more chillouty. I think they're great anyway :D

Also found via, through a comment on their artist page, are some tracks by bôa which are available on a band member's website. bôa are most well-known for that Duvet track from the Serial Experiments: Lain anime, but this collection is awesome tracks. Before finding this link I didn't know anything about bôa except for Duvet, so I don't know if the information I'm getting from the OP is true.. but here's their comment. "It has several unreleased bôa songs, including some sung by Steve Rodgers! It shows a lot of their early funk style."

Flёur are a Ukrainean duo who do gorgeous, gorgeous , melodic vocals accompanied by a and a . The whole of the album EVERYTHING IS OUT OF CONTROL is available for download. Unfortunately a lot of files either seem to be corrupt, or downloaded badly for me - tracks 2-9 for example - and so are just very faint except for the loud bursts of static. Silkworm also seems to get cut off rather abruptly.. however, you can always use the in-page player to stream directly from :)

The next recommendation is actually a compilation album, Best Of Ahx Vol.1: Dexter's Pinkboratory, which I found by accident. I downloaded a track from that I thought was by P!nk (I quite like to listen to her occasionally) but was pleased to find that it was actually an excellent piece of electronica by computer game composer Manfred Linzner! The album has work by him, Geir Tjelta and D'Aizl.

I found out about Isa and The Filthy Tongues from Nicola, who mentioned them as being a possibility for the next Adrenaline. Arrogant in the style of PJ Harvey and the like, I thought I would hate it, and was pleased and surprised to find myself hooked from the first listening. Their page sadly only has streamable 30-second previews (although quite a lot of them!), but a brief search on the interweb brought up CDBaby which has 2-minute streamable previews. I'm totally crossing my fingers that Nicola manages to bag them!

Machinae Supremacy would be pretty standard /, except for the awesome twist of Commodore 64 esized bleeping in the background. I'm not as OMFGSQUEE as I am over say All:My:Faults or Android Lust, but they are certainly worth looking into. By far the best is Death from Above which everyone should listen to; other tracks such as Attack Music are more general metal, and Flagcarrier is for those of you liking ..

I got into Milla Jovovich / Milla ages ago (some may remember my enthusing over Clock) and while only has one streamable 30-sec preview of Don't Fade Away, her website has lots of free demos. She's mostly sort of and had only a couple of truly inspiring tracks - Clock, The Gentleman Who Fell (especially as she wrote them at 19!) - but she's definitely grown on me. I thoroughly recommend searching out Mezinka from the film Dummy if you can though, for a truly stonking Yiddish knees-up :D

Slowdive were recommended to me by Jon in reply to my recommendation of All:My:Faults last week but I've only just got round to listening to them. Tags such as "" and "" are used to describe them (as well as "" whatever-the-fuck that means) and erm, I guess they at least conjure up the right image. Think Cocteau Twins. Recommended album: Souvlaki. While only has a few 30-second previews, I'm reliably informed that there are videos on YouTube.

Other artists of note:

Laurie Anderson is finally streamable, though only with 30-second previews. , , , . Listen to them and then know you have to get hold of the full tracks NOW.

Neon Zoo - excellent with gorgeously seductive vocals, I will definitely be trying to play this at a future Cyberia! The whole of the Heaven Sin album is streamable, with four free downloads.

theNoLifeKing - enigmatically labelled as '', I don't really know how to describe them, but I like the two tracks I have well enough - Genesis Diabolica and the Seventh Circle - so if you think you like music that could be considered "gloom", have a listen. The Seventh Circle has some nice whale-noise-in-water effects to match the 'cello..


  • Iridescence

    Do you know if the new Fleur album is out yet? I should listen to that band more. Slowdive are incredible. Possibly my favorite band. I never have thought of them as sounding like the Cocteau Twins, that's an interesting comparison. [Shoegaze is a style of music from the UK in the late 80s and early 90s characterized by a heavy use of feedback guitar creating a hazy while of sound. Slowdive and my bloody valetine are generally considered to be the two greatest shoegaze bands.]

    Mar 6 2007, 15h31
  • Iridescence

    Sorry, I meant My Bloody Valentine. Stupid typos...

    Mar 6 2007, 15h34
  • fleurione

    Hmm, it may have been my rather narrow listening experience of both the Cocteau Twins and Slowdive, but they remind me of a lot off the album Treasure

    Mar 7 2007, 19h54
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