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Daft Punk : Random Access Memories (RAM)

The french duos new album RAM – Random Access Memories has finally leaked. It’s one of the biggest album download this year since Columbia and Sony has pushed a lot of effort into marketing this thing. It’s an impressive collobartion album as well – With big names such as Pharell Williams, Nile Rodgers and Gonzales play a big role.

I’ve been listening to this album all day – And it’s a lot more like Discography than Human After All, which I’m very happy about since the last album was kind of shitty ūüėČ

Files:

01. Give Life Back To Music.mp3
02. The Game Of Love.mp3
03. Giorgio by Moroder.mp3
04. Within.mp3
05. Instant Crush.mp3
06. Lose Yourself To Dance.mp3
07. Touch.mp3
08. Get Lucky.mp3
09. Beyond.mp3
10. Motherhood.mp3
11. Fragments of Time.mp3
12. Doin’ it right.mp3
13. Contact.mp3

File size: 154 MB

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deadmau5 – Album title goes here Leak

The new Deadmau5 album, > album title goes here < has finally leaked

 

It’s not the Soundcloud rip which doesn’t contain the full album, and has crappy quality. This is the real deal with the full album intact. It’s now on Mediafire and select torrent sites. It’s set for a September 25th retail release, but it’s no of course a big artist like Deadmaus is going to have his album leaked as a download early. And can I say, the album title “Album title goes here”, is kind of stupid.

01. Superliminal
02. Channel 42 ‚Äď deadmau5 & Wolfgang Gartner
03. The Veldt (feat. Chris James)
04. Fn Pig
05. Professional Griefers (feat. Gerard Way)
06. Maths
07. There Might Be Coffee
08. Take care of the proper paperwork
09. Closer
10. October
11. Sleepless
12. Failbait (feat. Cypress Hill)
13. Telemiscommunications (feat. Imogen Heap) Complete version

Shogun Kunitoki: Vinonaamakasio | Review

I was brought to this album with a sentence “these guys just use church organs, but it won’t be like you think”, and I couldn’t think of a better way to explain them. A mixture of synth-rock of the eighties, latest electronica and marching drum beats, it all equals in this climatic-all-of-the-time record, superfluously following the steps of Ray Manzarek of The Doors fame.


What you get from the first introductory track, is what you’ll be listening through the rest of the album, only with more power. Main motifs are always the same, the church organs creating the sonic jungle in which you are thrown into.

Other motifs are scarce, and usually feature a set of electronica sounds, just to serve as a minimal intro before the power drums + organs combination comes blasting one more time. The church organ is the main tool here, and you’ll be hearing it in various instrumentations, with music movements going back and forth from progressive rock to electronic.

What you will hearing most of the time is the loud drumming with a cacophony of sounds produced by the organs, creating a somewhat harsh and discordant sound, and once the album starts it doesn’t give you any pauses until its climax ending during the “Nebulus” track, leaving with you with a high pitch noise present at the end, possibly a homage to the same high pitched ending present in the “A Day in the Life” by The Beatles.

While this sounds as much as a new as a new album can sound, one cannot shake a feeling that the entire album rests on huge foundations made by the krautrock and acid rock in the past. The album itself has no tracks that stand out of the whole by themselves, as the entire album is dependant on the “beginning to the ending” feeling, as if it’s a one 35 minute track. Indeed, it just might have been what the band wanted.

One downside to this is that there is a certain level of monotony present, which is definitely hard to avoid with the tempo that regularly shifts to half beat, then moving to double beat, or having being forced to listen to the same set of tones all of the time. This is to an extent avoided by background noise, recurring organ motifs, but it’s still there. If it’s a statement, or simply an intention to poke the listeners in their ears, I’ll leave it for the band to decide, but the album thankfully contains enough theme changes for them not to be boring.

Speaking of other bands, there is one that cannot be avoided during this album (other than the Shogun Kunitoki themselves, of course). It’s The Doors. This whole sonic universe created by the Shogun Kunitoki on this album fits so perfectly with them, as if it’s the extended soloing done by Ray Manzarek on the “Waiting for the Sun” and “Light My Fire” being merged with the raw power of the band. This feeling is almost impossible to avoid… in fact, I believe there is no need for the word “almost” there. If you’ve ever listened to The Doors, you’ll regard this as some sort of instrumental experimentation that just screams Ray Manzarek.

As a conclusion, I cannot say anything chronically bad about the band, as I would have nothing to back it up. With a few listens the album gets in your mind, and the organ riffs are kind of hard to get rid off (if you’re to have a reason to want them out of your hand in the first place, that is). All in all, it’s a great listen,

Overall grade: 7 / 10

Mike Oldfield: Tubular Bells | Review

Artist: Mike Oldfield
Album: Tubular Bells
Year: 1973
Genres: Electronic,Rock
Styles: Folk Rock, Modern Classical, Prog Rock, Classic Rock




I have been struggling with this review because I just haven’t really been able to get into this work. Generally I would like something like this on paper – long, evolving piece meandering through various textural changes and riffs with varied instrumentation and production techniques. But I just don’t get this. I have been struggling to figure out why. I think it’s mostly the melodic content – the riffs are pretty standard 70s rock mixed with folk to my ears which doesn’t fit the epic long two track format that this is. It also doesn’t seem to move in one particular direction… there’s certainly some ‘ahh’ moments where it settles into something exceptional but it changes so drastically every time, when it restarts I can’t get into it. For example, it’ll riff out in a more ethereal folky rock riff, then break into some prog rock direction complete with wolf-like vocals. It’s kind of like a saw waveform, starting at the bottom, gradually ramping up and instantly dropping down to the bottom again with some new material.

Near the end of the first piece the dude announces what instruments are playing as they’re going in a British accent, which is pretty offputting. It sounds like a comic attempt that fails for me (likewise the Irish jig/riff piece at the very end).

When it comes to repeating riffs, perhaps I have been spoiled to find minimalism like Steve Reich and Phillip Glass, which took me in a direction that was much more of a rewarding listen than this.

I can understand why this is so popular – it’s a different take on things, accessible enough, refreshing and slightly challenging, not entirely alien to a listener’s ear. The recording technique and arrangements are creative it all seems pretty novel for 1973. I can imagine if I was around then, I’d drop some LSD or get pretty baked with my hippie buddies, and laying on the floor I’d soak it in on a brand new hi-fi, I’d probably really enjoy it. It just doesn’t align with my tastes where I’m at right now.

2.5/5

Emeralds: Does It Look Like I’m Here? | Review

I’ve grown to associate such tags as stuff that would bore the shit out of me and I was a little disappointed when I saw the recommendation. This album did a good job of changing my view on what could constitute such musical styles.

The music is almost purely synth/keys/similar. No vocals, no drums, only a little bit of Floyd-ish guitar, and yet somehow it’s incredibly rich, complex, layered and dynamic. It actually reminds me of the keyboard sections of numerous bands I like.

The first third of the album is very rhythmic, intense, though somewhat hypnotic. In the middle it’s more sparse and a bit unstructured for my liking, but luckily still nowhere near what I was first expecting. The end is a slight return to the rhythmic style, just with more guitar and way more chilled. This is my favourite section.

It sounded quite good through speakers, when I was sitting in my room feeling a bit down and having a few drinks alone. I also tried listening through headphones at work, but it just didn’t seem right. I guess it’s the type of album that wasn’t made for focused listening. I have yet to try it in the car, should be good to drive to.

Rkarl, you have improved my views on those styles. Thank you. I’ll move cautiously when investigating the styles further, but I know I’d do well to get more Emeralds and similar groups.

7/10