Black Moth Super Rainbow - The Autumn Kaleidoscope Got Changed (2001/2009)

Black Moth Super Rainbow - The Autumn Kaleidoscope Got Changed (2001/2009)
The Autumn Kaleidoscope Got Changed was a bunch of songs the band distributed to friends and family in 2001, literally by burning CDR copies from Tobacco's dad's computer. Some of the material made it on to their first proper album, Falling Through A Field (some of which in turn made it on to their second proper album, Start A People), albeit in an essentially remixed form. Most of it though you will never have heard; it is much more acoustic than anything else the band has ever released. If you're That Guy who has all the BoC early tapes, this is right up your alley. This release is a new double-vinyl pressing of the original "album", plus some equally obscure EP from the same year.

Download (V0)

Also, for the fans, BMSR plans to release the following unreleased demos and "private press tapes" (god that's pretentious) over the next year. I will give you as many as you care to download:

The Most Wonderfulest Thing (2002)
Flower Slides (2000)
The Anti-Freakout Method + Violet Induced Armpit: Good Songs Infinity (1999)
Bad Vibrations (1999)
EP 97 + The F-ed Sound (1997/1998)
EP 96 (1996)

versusversus - Sampler (2009)

almost a year ago i posted an EP by a band called andromeda vs icarus, since then the band changed their name and style and got a new band member. now they've asked me to post this 2 track sampler on the blog hoping you people like it. the band's new style is a mix of post-hardcore and dance-punk with some influence from other genres. if you'd like to hear more check out their myspace

I Hate Myself - 10 Songs (1997)

i hate myself was an emo band from when emo was still emo. they are probably my favourite band from that era and this is their most well known album. it has some really really sad songs [via 'to a husband at war', 'kind of a way long down'] and some fairly standard mid 90's emo/screamo stuff. you should get it n e way.

Sufjan Stevens - The BQE (2009)



So I meant to post this ages ago, before it came out actually, because I had uploaded it for a friend. I just remembered it now, so here you go.

The BQE is a tribute to/exploration of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. It is intended to be a multimedia sort of experience, having been performed live by an orchestra with an accompanying video in November. Those looking for the normal Sufjan Stevens experience, with banjo, acoustic guitar, and quirky instruments overlaid with his soft singing, will quite possibly be disappointed with The BQE. This is more of an orchestral/symphonic piece from which Stevens has tried to remove most of his musical and narrative conventions. Sufjan is quoted as saying that he "intended to create a non-personal, non-narrative piece," trying "to reduce my own personal investment as much as possible."

download.

Vanessa Van Basten - Psygnosis (2009)

posting the description from what.cd because it's pretty accurate: "Two years after the critically acclaimed La Stanza di Swedenborg Vanessa Van Basten returns with two brand new epic tracks collected on this beautiful EP, which was written by all band members.
This Italian heavy postrock ensemble don't constrict themselves to the laws of The Great Postrock Bible. In stead they blend in psychedelica, ambient influences, metal and shoegaze to result in a unique musical experience.
Dreamlike and cinematographic sounds collide with heavy and dark sonic assaults: the music is incredibly crafted and reveals more of its intrinsic beauty everytime it is played."

merry x-mas yall, except to the jews. happy thursday for you.


PS. again, if you like this let me know, i have their album too.

VA - The World Comes to an End in the End of a Journey (2009)

the spanglish of the engrish in an enrisgh makes the end. hahaha wow the title of this compilation is horrible. maybe, i'm like drunk i think, but this compilation/5-way split is pretty awesome. yeah. a brazilian band called shyy is on this thing and it's quite good, probably the most similar to amesoeurs/alcest yet. heretoir and soliness have 2 tracks each on this too and one from a chinese blackwave band called dopamine. the rest is filler imo, but still listeneable. nnnnnnnnnnhhhhhhhhhggggggggg.

Joyless & Urfaust - Joyless / Urfaust Split (2009)

this 7" has been out for a while, includes new tracks from norway's joyless and netherland's urfaust. urfaust's track is amazing. soooo, soooo good. enjoy.

The Orb - The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld (2006)

The Orb - The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld (2006)
[download...]
and take some E!

What were the skies like when you were young?

They went on forever
And they -- when I
We lived in Arizona
And the skies always had little fluffy clouds
And they were long and clear
And there were lots of stars, at night
And when it rained it would all turn
It -- they were beautiful
The most beautiful skies as a matter of fact
The sunsets were purple and red
And yellow and on fire
And the clouds would catch the colors everywhere


That's -- it's neat

Alcest & Les Discrets - Alcest / Les Discrets Split (2009)

seems like every couple of weeks this blog dies for a couple of days until i post again and remind the rest of the team we exist and we have to keep on posting music. it's kind of annoying really.

here's a new split from former amesoeurs members, neige (alcest) and fursy (les discrets). 2 new alcest tracks and 3 by les discrets. alcest's new songs are very very similar to amesoeurs minus audrey (the girl) and the les discrets songs are more on the shoegaze/dreampop side of blackwave. still pretty fucking good. nice to hear these bros releasing more awesome music that is equally dark and pretty. perfect for this cold winter too.


PS. i just realized there are no other alcest or les discrets posts on the blog, if you'd like to see those/more blackwave posted leave a comment.

Aaron Ross - Shapeshifter (2007)


Super-awesome folk acoustic-based music from Aaron Ross. He is apparently the singer for the band Hella which you might have heard. This album is full of substance, which I find is something that many acoustic folk acts lack. Anyway, I don't have much to say about this album, so I'm gonna end this here. These are some captivating musics, you'll find yourself immersed in them and possibly singing along. I'm gonna try to go to bed now.

Lil Wayne - Rebirth (2010)

amazon fucked up BAD. those stupid fucks sent out 500 copies of lil wayne's new album to very lucky people way way too early, and even earlier now that weezy's album's release date was pushed back AGAIN by the label. then shit was all over the internet. that's the story of how this album is on this blog. now let's move on to the actual music.

this is lil wayne's rock album. most of you have probably listened to prom queen already and saw the video feat the members of korn rocking out on stage, so you knew this was coming. well the rest of the album ain't that rock-ish. yes it has guitar solos, a bassist and real drums with wayne rapping/auto-tune-singing, but the album still has hip-hop beats and production. songs range from ok to good but besides prom queen, drop the world (feat eminem being good) and one way trip the album is kind-of forgettable. or maybe not, maybe it's a grower. that's just my first impression. anyhow, it is definitely something different and worth checking out (and you better hurry before this is deleted, which most likely will).

link deleted RIAA are whores

Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)


The classic, undeniable, and upbeat piano-centric jazz that cemented its place in all of our hearts. Even better than you probably remember it, this album leaves you in a great mood, and is most likely the best Christmas album ever. A nod to a certain twee as fuck gentleman who inadvertently brought it back to my attention. You know you want this.

Love it.

Kid606 - Dance With the Chorizo EP (2009)

mmmmmmmmmmmadness! this new EP by the only decent venezuelan (raised in america obv) ever, kid606, is crrrrrrrrrrrrrrrazzzzzzyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy. seriously this shit is going to make you dance like a motherfucker. pretty good remixes and some new songs that will fuck you up when you listen with headphones at max volume (only way to fully enjoy it). time to become a man. even if you're a woman.

Fleshgod Apocalypse - Oracles (2009)


One of the more interesting death metal debuts of 2009, Fleshgod Apocalypse (which contains the vocalist from the band Hour of Penance) blends loud, fast technical death metal with "classical influences." I put quotes around "classical influences" because I'm not sure how many of the songs here are actually influenced by classical music, but the band certainly milks that statement for all its worth in these 37 minutes. The riffs, which are what I would say are the most "classical"-sounding, are surprisingly melodic while managing to stay--dare I say it--brutal. Overall, a rock solid tech death album with a few tricks up its sleeve. Get it.

Le Loup - Family (2009)


I'm kinda strung out/have a headache right now so I'm not going to go into great detail about this album. It's in the category of psychedelic indie rock. This is a very well constructed album. If you liked Le Loup's other album definitely get this. Also, DAT ALBUM ART

Download
& Comment

Small Black - Small Black EP (2009)

i think it's safe to say chillwave is dead. we had good times, got some nice tracks and had a fall as unforgettable as the summer you first fell in love. but some people just can't let go and asked for some more chillwave so here's this EP by an "emerging" band from brooklyn called small black. very similar to washed out, so i think you'll like it.

RIP CHILLWAVE
2009-2009

All The Empires of the World - Blessings (2009)

this is a post-metal band similar to jesu, explosions in the sky, red sparowes, etc. it's been a long, long time since i posted something like this but these guys e-mailed me and are giving away their album for free so here it is. the link will take you to records on ribs' website where you'll find different options for download: HQ mp3, ogg and FLAC in both direct download or torrent form. oh and they are good btw.

A Shoreline Dream - Avoiding The Consequences (2006)


Avoiding The Consequences is a very dreamy shoegaze album. The spectrum of emotions produced by this album is staggering. The soundscapes contained in this album are nothing short of what you would expect from a band called "A Shoreline Dream." This music is more or less what I think of when I imagine myself falling in and out of sleep on a vacant beach at sundown. Very beautiful music indeed.

Download & Comment

Follow The White Rabbit - Few Stories Of A Deserted Forest (2009)

[download...]

New single from FTWR. I was hoping to see something from them, preferably a new album, but you can't rush russians creativity.
Atmospheric, Hardcore, and Psychedelic.

Carissa's Wierd - Songs About Leaving (2002)

carissa's wierd last album before breaking up. really fucking sad, beautiful music. this one's on my list of best albums of the decade and since we're on the last weeks of it i thought i'd share. enjoy.

Black Cobain - Now Or Never (2009)

Black Cobain - Now Or Never (2009)
this is a rap mixtape by black cobain who may/may not be kurt cobain's black cousin. jc told me about it today and it's pretty good/fresh. you should download it. it only has 59 plays scrobbled on last. you will be authentic and an original fan all because of this blog. lucky you.

Yeasayer - Odd Blood (2010)



This is a leak of the upcoming 2010 Yeasayer LP entitled Odd Blood. It is much less psychedelic/folky than All Hour Cymbals and more pop oriented. Also a bit less conventional. Pretty interesting at first listen. I'm interested in seeing how this album grows on me. Post your first impressions of this album in the comments, I'm interested in seeing what you think about it.

LINK REMOVED AS REQUESTED BY THE BAND & Comment

Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics - Inspiration Information Vol. 3 (2009)

Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics - Inspiration Information Vol. 3 (2009)
Phitts posted the Heliocentrics album a long time ago and anything related to Malcom Catto is bound to be sick. When I discovered that Mulatu Astatke, ethiopian legend known for mixing traditional ethiopian music with jazz, had collaborated on an album with the mysterious all-star Heliocentrics group I pretty much jizzed. On the first listen I immediately recognized some songs from mixes done by The Gaslamp Killer, who is the master at dropping obscure and amazing old funk/jazz/psychedelia, especially the song Black Addis Widow, that song is the shit!!!!!! Let the music speak for itself and you will see.

ethiopium

Bear in Heaven - Beast Rest Forth Mouth (2009)

from last.fm: "Bear in Heaven is a Brooklyn-based rock band formed by Jon Philpot. The sound of the band incorporates influences from psychedelic music, electronic music, krautrock." that's all i know about them, got this because i thought the name of the band was kind of cool and it turned out to be a great album, chill, moody and pretty. i want to say the last few tracks are the best but that's unfair to the rest of the album since it's all quite good, so pay attention to every song. i recommend you listen this with headphones.

Carlos Niño & Friends - High With A Little Help From (2009)

Carlos Niño & Friends - High With A Little Help From (2009)

First of all, no, this release has nothing to do with the Beatles so don't discard it because of the resemblance in the name. Second, Carlos Niño (aka one half of AmmonContact and one third of The Life Force Trio) is one of the founding DJs of dublab and his music is nothing short of amazing. He also recently created an EP with Miguel Atwood Ferguson consisting of orchestral interpretations of some of Dilla's most popular songs as a tribute to Dilla's mom since she still hasn't seen most of her son's money thanks to greedy record labels. Tints of a wide variety of styles including jazz, ambient, world, folk, etc. roam this beautiful, soothing album. Don't sleep on it!

DILLA CHANGED MY LIFE, R.I.P.

B.O.B - B.O.B Vs. Bobby Ray (2009)


After thoroughly enjoying Satellite on ATL RMX, I took it upon myself to check out B.O.B. Hooooly shit. This album had me at first listen. I almost want to say best hip-hop album of 2009 but alas there are a few days left in this year. B.O.B is brilliant. The lyricism is eloquent and very positive in nature. I don't think it's possible to be sad while listening to this album. The beats are not typical of what you hear when you listen to other hip-hop artists. The guitar (both acoustic and electric) is used in multiple instances. Some songs sound more pop than they do hip-hop. Nonetheless this album is enjoyable to both fans of hip-hop and otherwise. I wouldn't even call this a hip-hop album, there are so many influences in this album from several different genres.The album features other artists such as Playboy Tre, Bun B, Big Kuntry, Mac Boney, Asher Roth, Kanye West, Sonic the Idiot, Big Mike, OJ Da Juiceman, Mickey Factz, and T.I. (of whose album the album name is a parody of). B.O.B is definitely on his way to the top. Get a head start on his stuff before his debut album in 2009 (supposedly, though I've not seen it on the internet). This is a fucking fantastic album, get this.

Download & Comment

VA - 2010 from Warp Records (2009)

a nice compilation from warp records with tracks from upcoming releases by new and already estabished acts signed to the label. includes tracks from flying lotus, nice nice, hudson mohawke, pivot, bibio, de tropix (loved this band, cannot wait for a release) and more. 2010 sounds promising.

VA - Adult Swin and Beaterator present: ATL RMX (2009)

ok first thing you should know about this comp: you can get this for free at adult swim's website. just click here. second thing you should know: their link for the full album rarely works. sometimes the download starts and then out of nowhere stops and won't work for a while. and this is the reason i'm posting here, to provide a different download link. now that that's explained let me tell you about the music.

ATL RMX is a comp by adult swim that includes remixes of hip-hop acts (young jeezy, cee loo, lil jon, gucci mane, etc) by people like salem, HEALTH, flying lotus, memory tapes, drums of death, prefuse 73, el-P and others. in other words: this mixtape was made for fans of this blog. it is fucking amazing and i highly recommend it to anyone into any of the artists mentioned above.


PS. my link also includes a .m3u playlist with the tracks in order.

Buckchild - The Fun Rap Mixtape (2009)


A friend sent me a link to Buckchild's myspace a few days ago and I checked him out. I was pleasantly surprised so I got his 2009 mixtape "The Fun Rap Mixtape." It amazed me. I went to last.fm and my jaw dropped when I saw he only had 93 plays. This guy is criminally underlistened. This is some of the most enjoyable rap I've ever heard. This is not your typical rap though. The beats sound like they could be tracks by electronic artists (they probably are actually). A few of the songs use remixed versions of old radio pop songs as the beat. This mixtape is just great. Get it if you don't even like rap, it's pretty accessible stuff.

Download & Leave a Comment you damn dirty apes

Ólafur Arnalds - Dyad 1909 (2009)



So this leaked yesterday, and I downloaded a copy, eager to listen because I hadn't yet ordered it. It came out officially today, so go buy it if you like it. This is more good stuff from Arnalds, with his standard violin-viola-cello-piano setup and some electronic elements added in. This was composed as a soundtrack to a ballet being shown in London and has 3 old tracks from Variations of Static and Eulogy for Evolution mixed in with 4 original songs.
All around good stuff and worth a listen or two. For those who are unacquainted with Ólafur Arnalds, I suggest starting with Eulogy for Evolution, his first album, which can be found somewhere in the older posts on this blog.

download. link fixed

Micachu & The Shapes - Jewellry (2009)

Micachu & The Shapes - Jewellry (2009)

so lately i've been in the mood for nice catchy music to sing along to and while checking out some stuff on dublab i stumbled upon these guy's sprout session and fucking loved it. i immediatly proceeded to download their album and hell yeah this is awesome! micachu is an odd girl (who could easily pass for a young boy) with a real nice singing style and some quirky instrumentation and guitar tunings

boom boom dead, yeah you thought that it would last

as a bonus i've uploaded their dublab sprout session, it is composed of only 3 songs: Lips, Floor and Curly Teeth. all three are amazing live versions and the live version of Curly Teeth even has some extra lyrics at the end of it not on the original album version

thank you dublab

Telepathe - Farewell Forrest EP (2005)

another old telepathe EP, very similar to the previous one i posted maybe a bit more psychedelic.


PS. i usually wouldn't do this but i'm tired of looking: does anyone have a passthepopcorn invite they can share with me? i read invites are disabled right now, i hope that's not true. if they are i'll wait, just let me know you're giving me one. or you could give me give your old account ;D. click on my blogger profile for my e-mail if you're feeling generous...

Toe - Songs, Ideas We Forgot (2002)

[download...]

FUCK YEAH TOE
5 Song EP by the Japanese mathrock geniuses.

so where the hell did puxel go?
he moved to Vail, Colorado and he just set his internet up a few weeks ago.
he also smokes danker bud than you.

Coroner - No More Color (1989)


Fucking awesome technical thrash from Switzerland. This and "Mental Vortex" are considered their best albums, but I prefer "No More Color" due to the slightly rawer production and more concise songs. The vocalist/bassist sounds a bit like Kelly Shaefer from Atheist, delivering lines with a snarling growl. The guitar riffs are absolutely stellar, effortlessly switching from thrashy , yet slightly off kilter thrash riffage to tasteful arpeggios.

Download

EDIT
Here's a link to "Mental Vortex", Coroner's 1991 album. The band is flexing their prog chops a bit more on this album, but not so much that they stop making their trademark awesome thrash. Which album do YOU prefer? Leave a comment!

railcars - cathedral with no eyes (2009)


If you've been paying attention to this blog for a while you probably have railcars' first album that I posted here, named cities vs. submarines. If you don't, go ahead and get that- you won't be disappointed. I really can't say enough for it. But this post isn't about cities vs. submarines, it is about cathedral with no eyes. CWNE retains the gritty, dream-like haziness that is present in CvsS. Each song is tinged with something that I can only describe as an unconscious feeling- one of those feelings that you can only experience during sleep. It sounds like brain static. Like having an argument with yourself. I realize this makes little sense upon reading. Listen to the album, it should clarify what I'm trying to say. This album is tuned a bit more to noise and ambient sound than CvsS, and consequently a bit more to take in at once. After listening to this album five times I still find myself picking up on more elements dissolved in this super-saturated work of music. Cathedral With No Eyes is a trip to the nethermost parts of the subconscious for your ears to take. It is like tripping on psilocybin mushrooms in Pallet Town with Gary Oak. It is pleasing on both an intellectual level and an intangible, ethereal level. It is railcars.

If you buy but one album in your life, let it be this one. railcars is a rising new artist and could use your support. If you are legitimately poor and need to pay for your little step-sisters dialysis, at least show some support by leaving a nice comment on his myspace at http://www.myspace.com/railcarsmusic. Do one of these things or I will hate you forever

Download & Comment

Truman Peyote - Light-Lightning (2009)

truman peyote is a band that sounds like animal collective before merriweather post pavvy. i don't know if they do it on purpose but it sounds like a mash up of strawberry jam and sung tongs. pretty fucking sweet. i think one of my 'favourites of 2009' because i like anco. also they have a sweet name.

PHANTOGRAM - Eyelid Movies (2009)

phantogram is a duo from NY i discovered thanks to last.fm's recs for similar artists to sleigh bells. it's hardly similar to them but it's pretty cool. influences from a lot of shit are on this record, trip-hop, electro, indie rock and pop being the main ones. it sounds like a mix of a lot of things but at the same time the band has a sound of its own. running from the cops reminds me of chris vrenna's solo project, tweaker. bloody palms is my favorite track on this album, it has a cool synth-bassline with a kickass beat+guitar riff combo. when i'm small sounds like lily allen meets bat for lashes. this album is good and def going on my best of 2009 list. now get it you lovers of fucking music.

Ray Protege/VA - Hipster Hop: The Mixtape (2008)

classic, old school hipster hop from all the way back in '08, mixed by ray protege who is a dj i guess. it features all the groups it says it does in the picture. and some others too. it is nice and makes me nostalgic for these simpler times, all those blog years ago...

Lupe Fiasco - Enemy of the State: A Love Story (2009)

new lupe fiasco mixtape. this has been online for like a week or more already but since hipster-hop seems to be pretty popular here i thought i'd share. no tracklist as i got this as individual tracks, not sure if there's a single track version out there. this hipblackbro samples radiohead's national anthem, lenny kravitz and some other shit, it's a nice mixtape.


PS. what are your feelings about this blog? are you happy? did you like WFLM in 09? what do you expect from WFLM in 2k10? do you miss the "experimental and noise"? what else would you like to see posted here? leave a comment lovers.