Tel Aviv has never sounded so sublime. Post-dub has officially hit the Middle East and it’s gooood! Drenched in reverb and filled with echoey R&B samples, Orlogin has come out of the shadows with seemingly far-away sounds that demonstrate a fine ear for samples. Bass heavy with scatty beats, it’s chilled off the scale, with Orlogin himself describing his sound as “like a heavy pendulum recorded via a dusty tape recorder” Continue reading “Orlogin”
Although the Finnish label Kahvi Collective has been around since 1997 they only really got going using the power of the web to freely distribute new exciting electronic music all around the world. The ‘Kahvi style’ is very much electronic, ambient, IDM, chill but with such diversity within the label. Their website states their mission is “to gather and provide free electronic grooves……the artists don’t ask for anything, just to listen to their hard work and leave some feedback for them. It makes it all worthwhile!” Through the recent Net-label day! I found them through a post on a Facebook group called ‘Boards of Canada‘ with their recent release by Edinburgh artist Faex Optim who was being tipped as “the missing link from Boards of Canada”…this piqued my interest.. Continue reading “Faex Optim”
Nocturnal Sunshine is one of those albums that can get picked up to give a listen just because the front cover looks interesting. Every once in a while you’ll be browsing a bunch of albums and one will stick out for almost no reason at all. Sometimes it can be good, sometimes bad but when it’s good….it can be really good! A nice feeling of true music discovery! This was one of those times!.. Continue reading “Nocturnal Sunshine”
I’ve known Rich for a quite a few years, back to college days, and he was always writing and playing music. Be it with others in a band or just having an acoustic solo jam he seemed to have the knack of taking almost any style and coming out on top! Several punk bands, a couple of rock ‘n’ roll blues/country outfits to the current lo-fi alt pop of Biscuits for Bears, Rich is now in the process of recording some acoustic folk as Ricky Boom-Boom!