Par DJDemonAngel le 15 Juin 2012 à 09:29
Origine du Groupe : U.K
Style : Drum & Bass
Sortie : 2012
From Wikipedia :
Based in Cambridge, Commix originally comprised George Levings, Guy Brewer and Conrad Whittle. As a DJ/production team, they began working together in 2002 and the trio released a series of
12-inch singles on the Aquasonic, Tangent Recordings, Good Looking Records, Creative Source and Brand.nu labels, with notable tracks including 2003's "Feel Something", and 2004's "Herbie" and
"Surround". After Whittle's departure, Commix was signed to Goldie's label Metalheadz in 2005. The trio met when they were at an international pokemon competition.
Commix's signature track, "Satellite Song", was featured on the Metalheadz compilation Winter Of Content, while two other club favourites ("Urban Legend" and "If I Should Fall") were paired up on
a 12-inch single. Their debut album, Call To Mind, was released in summer 2007, to generally positive reviews. Call To Mind was the second release of an artist album on Metalheadz, after Goldie's
Rufige Kru alter-ego's Malice in Wonderland. The duo has also notably remixed tracks by artists including Bebel Gilberto, Adam F and DJ Die.
Commix's sound has been influenced by many different musical genres. Their sound features elements of liquid funk, techno, soul and even house. Levings previously played saxophone, flute and
piano, before venturing into the hip hop and electronic music scenes. Similarly, Brewer had a wide-ranging interest in music before being introduced to drum and bass.
1. Time Has Come 5:47
2. Change On Me 5:40
3. MFSB 7:10
4. Everything 5:46
5. Golden 5:48
6. I Have You 5:52
7. Untitled (Sept 06) 5:02
8. Tracking You 6:26
9. Audience 5:37
10. EXP 6:24
11. Envious (Original Commix Demo Version) 6:59
12. Autumn Rides 7:11
Par DJDemonAngel le 27 Février 2012 à 17:30
Origine du Groupe : Netherlands
Style : Electronic , Trip Hop , Dark Jazz
Sortie : 2011
By Holly Dicker
As I found out last November there is far more to Jason Köhnen than crude sarcastic humour and blistering metal-referencing "dance" music. Though Bong-Ra may well be his more familiar alias, The
Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble has been around for just as long. Initially conceived in 2000 with fellow Utrecht School of Arts graduate, Gideon Kiers, as a cinematic compositional project—writing
new soundtracks for silent films like Nosferatu and Metropolis—by 2007 TKDE had grown into a seven-piece outfit, complete with live improv sibling The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation. Given away
for free via their own digital label, I Forsee the Dark Ahead, If I Stay is an excellent introduction to those yet to discover this exceptional collective.
The album presents a series of tracks recorded from shows over the last five years, doubling as essentially a "best of" and insight into the live TKDE experience. Though piecing together
components of previous concept albums, narrative is ultimately embedded in all of TKDE's work, which makes this as much a thematic soundtrack as Here Be Dragons or From the Stairwell. Köhnen
admitted to disappearing into a "fantasy world" whenever he writes music—Bong-Ra stuff included—but it's through TKDE where the visual bedrock of his compositions are most potent. Each track
alludes to its own melancholic tale, though what that is exactly is for you to decide. Here this is exemplified by the LP's sprawling closer, "The MacGuffin." Clocking in at over 15 minutes it
depicts a saga in three parts, of a wandering figure—played by a wailing trumpet—grappling electronic demons across the pitchy moors of drone.
Despite the title, I Forsee the Dark Ahead, If I Stay isn't all bleak and full of dread. For the most part it is lyrical to achingly beautiful. "Black Wings" is jazz-infused post-rock bliss,
again softly kissed with electronica to conjure a cross-pollination of say Explosions in The Sky with The Album Leaf—without the twinkles. "Adaptation of the Koto Song" is as upbeat as it gets
with woozy keys that lead into a samba-like pattering of drums. Track six is in fact the assemblage of three songs, with "Senki Dala" borrowed from Venetian Snares' renowned Rossz Csillag Alatt
Született album—the first time breakcore and classical music collided. And it is exactly this weaving of disparate threads, often in an unexpected and chaotic fashion, that make TKDE so
fascinating. Compositions can—and do—traverse through multiple genres, as one would expect from a pooling of such eclectic backgrounds: the polar Bong-Ra and Telcosystems projects of its
founders, coupled with free jazz, post-punk, drone, metal, funk, glam rock, and classical influences from its other five members. And yet, somehow, it works.
While TKDE are foremost a band, it's the little FX touches from Kiers and the group's vocalist Charlotte Cegarra that have tipped them into the electronic—albeit fiercely abstracted—arena, though
really they are on an entire plane of their own. Take "Lobby," where Cegarra's smoky operatic voice has been synthesised into a ghoulishly plaintive cry that wafts amongst the instrumentation.
Moves such as this litter the LP without ever taking away from its "organic" musicianship, nudging it instead into an eerie third dimension that is compellingly self-indulgent. But don't take my
word for it; find out for yourself—it's free, what have you to lose?
01 – Celladoor
02 – Lobby
03 – Mists of Krakatoa
04 – Adaptation of the Koto Song
05 – Symmetry of 6′s
06 – Nothing Changes Senki DalaEmbers
07 – Black Wings
08 – Goya
09 – The MacGuffin
Par DJDemonAngel le 18 Décembre 2011 à 09:20
Origine du Groupe : Russia
Style : Alternative , Acid Jazz , Drum 'n' bass , Electronic , Instrumental
Sortie : 2011
Very lively and beautiful music, with a juicy tube, colorful Saxon, tight bass and a lively, slightly polygonal rhythm. As one my comrade: "It's beautiful, it shakes, winds, calms and invigorates
at the same time, it's like a back massage, only through the ears!"
Petersburg team JUNIPER (Juniperus Russo), formed in 2009, plays in a style that can be identified only provisionally - a mixture of acid jazz, trip-hop, drum 'n' bass, funk, and other trends in
modern music. Juniper began to build electronic sounds with live rhythm section, which underlies the whole structure of the compositions.
Yuri Nesterov - guitar
Vladimir - bass
Kirill Timonin - saxophone
Dennis Osheroff - trumpet
Alexander Levichev - drums
05. Flying Whale
06. Morning Funk
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