Eyedea & Abilities - By The Throat (2009)


Eyedea & Abilities have really outdone themselves with this one. Their music is a beautiful combination of genres indie rock and hip-hop. The lyrical content of this album is highly introspective, being that it focuses on the things that go through all of our heads on a daily basis. It outlines the struggles between the internal and external, as well as the internal self's quarrel with itself. Despite the gravity of these themes, Eyedea & Abilities practice optimism in their songs and I find that some of this optimism rubs off on me when I sit down and really involve myself with this album. Anyway, this is a fan-fuckin-tastic album and fans of hip-hop should thoroughly enjoy this.

Empathy is the poor man's cocaine
And love is just a chemical by any other name
I like the way your pheromones make me sleepy
This far away I still smell you inside me


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We Followed Tigers - So Much For Summer (2004)


Math-rocky post-rock with intermittent screams. This is only 3 tracks long, so fucking download it. This is the end of this post.

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Lemonade - Pure Moods (2010)

yet another band i saw at mtymx broskis, lemonade are a trio of dudes playing a ancomeetscutcopykindof electronic music that incorporates stuff from dnb and house music. pretty awesome really. maybe i'm wrong in my description but sounds to me like that.

Ratas del Vaticano - Chido 7" (2009)

another band i saw at mtymx, ratas del vaticano is a monterrey, mexico punk band. similar to los margaritos (a band i'll try to post later). they put on a fun show, def worth checking out if you're into punk.

///▲▲▲\\\ - Untitled (2009)

///▲▲▲\\\ - Untitled (2009)
From Last.FM: "///▲▲▲\\\ is an Australian artist part of the emerging Witch House scene. The dark magic he calls music often contains immensely distorted vocals and church organs from the middle ages."

This is my favorite thing ever, and I mean ever. Just four songs but so amazing. Get it right this second. Come on, fucking Witch House.

Why haven't you clicked this yet.

El Resplandor (2009)

another band i discovered at mtymx. el resplandor is a performance/music project from mexico city. these guys are like artists making music i think, i don't really know much about them. their sound is sort of new weird america/folkish, pretty weird. i don't even know the name of this release or if this is the artwork but you should def check this out bros. 14 listeners on last.fm. OBSCURE. AS. FUCK.

Narcotic Fields - Erase (2009)


Narcotic Fields is a Czech trip-hop group with female vocals. The music is quite ethereal and trippy most of the time, but sometimes strays into bouts of hard rock with guitar effects that make you feel like someone put something in your drink. The female vocals are rather soothing and add significantly to the trippiness. All in all this is album is pretty neat, and relatively accessible. Enjoy.

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Teeth Mountain - Live On (2009)

amigos les traigo otro disco de una banda que conoci en mtymx, teeth mountain. una banda de psychedelic drone medio tribal que toco en uno de los after parties. ellos son parte wham city, el colectivo de baltimore del que tambien es parte dan deacon. kate, la percusionista, es la chica que demando a shams en judge judy y que pictureplane posteo en su blog. cuando platique con ella le dije que la conocia de ahi haha. ellos son bien buena onda, y su show en vivo esta muy cabron, es como un trance espiritual/tribal de 40 minutos. este disco es en vivo y recomiendo escucharlo con audifonos a volumenes altos. disfrutenlo.

Explode Into Colors - Quilts (2010)

sup friends i'm back. last weekend at mtymx i got to see a lot of bands, some i didn't know and liked a lot so i'll be posting those in the coming days. this is explode into colors, an awesome grrrl trio from portland. they put on a great live show and the keyboard girl is uberpretty, it's insane really. the music's insane too. kind of no-wave-ish indie rock, so get it an enjoy brrrrrooooosssss.

mediafire 3.0 is fucking shit

Lovage - Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By (2001)



This is worth getting for the album name alone. Sounds sort of like Portishead meets Danger Mouse. Downtempo beats provided by Dan the Automator and smooth sexy vocals by Mike Patton and Jennifer Charles. Awwwwwww yeah.

Protected: Massive Samples (2009)



Posting this because I saw Massive Attack last night and they pretty much made me cream my pants. This is a collection of songs that MA have sampled or covered. If you're a fan then you should get this so you can play "spot the sample". If you're not a fan then you should still get this because it's a good collection of soul/funk/reggae that's perfect for a lazy Sunday morning. I also found out this morning that it works if you're hungover at work and you have a "massive" headache. Har har, did you see what I did there?

Kania Tieffer - Eastern World EP (2006)

Kania Tieffer - Eastern World EP (2006)
there is proper album art to this but i couldn't find a decent size. kania tieffer is a girl who makes electro-experimental music. this is what she says about this album: “The Eastern World EP is a bunch of very short songs made with my mind in the Eastern Europe and love for the dance floor. When you listen to the lyrics spelled with a fake french accent, you can notice that it’s all about teenage abandonism like some songs of death metal you all know, despite the happy stupid music structure. You must be careful not to commit suicide after you listen it for the 3rd time, because the 3rd time is often the last."

Foetus - Nail (1985)


One of my favorite albums of all time, Nail is a darkly humorous industrial cabaret act brimming with misanthropy. The man behind Foetus AKA You've Got Foetus On Your Breath AKA Scraping Foetus off the wheel is none other than J.G. Thirlwell, the man responsible for Steroid Maximus and the Venture Bros. music, among other things. On this album: anger, metallic noises, agony, swing-y rhythms, awesomely cheesy horns and strings, despair, and gravelly snarls. Think The Downward Spiral meets Chicago.

The Vaselines - The Way of the Vaselines: A Complete History (1992)


the vaselines are an indie pop band from scotland. they got kinda famous in the early 90's when kurt cobain said they were his favourite songwriters ever and nirvana covered a couple of their songs, so then sub pop released this compilation of their 2 eps and one full length. i really like them. kinda similar to beat happening i think.

duo505 - Another Illusion (2008)

Duo505 is a collaboration between IDM artist Bernard Fleischmann , and classically trained multi-instrumentalist Herbert Weixelbaum. This is the follow up to their 2004 debut Late. It is for the most part instrumental, and sounds like the kind of melodic and storybook IDM from the early days of Morr Music, and Toytronic. Personally, I think B. Fleischmann has been releasing some really great albums over the past few years, and so anything he touches is a treat to listen to.

Back from the Future.

Washed Out - Tour CD-R (2010)

this is a cd-r full of untitled demos by washed out available for sale on his live shows. some songs are reaaaally different from his other releases, not even chillwave but still have the lo-fi/retro sound/aesthetic. pretty interesting. i'm also seeing the chillest of bros live this weekend FUKKYEH.

Pocahaunted - Make It Real (2010)

i haven't even listened to this yet, but here it is, brand new pocahaunted. enjoy bros and check the other pocahaunted posts. i'm seeing these grrrls live this weekend, it's gonna be awesome. fukkyeh.

St. John Green - St. John Green (1968)


now, this is something unique. this 60s psych album delivers one of the most interesting acts of the 60s, and quite possibly ever. sometimes similar to sun city girl's horse cock phepner(the other way around actually), st. john green managed to impress with this unique attempt at psychedelic music. very otherworldly and interesting, you should definitely give this record a chance.

Pretty Lights - Making Up a Changing Mind (2010)



I have no idea how I haven't heard of these guys before, they make awesome electronic/instrumental hip-hop and they've put all their albums up for free on their website. If you take Xploding Plastix/Arts the Beatdoctor/Bonobo/Blockhead/Gotan Project and add a bit of funk you get Pretty Lights. I haven't heard all the albums yet but this one is amazingly good and their first one was pretty special too.

White Ring - <><> (20??)

White Ring - <><> (20??)
i don't know much about this band/release. they are releasing a split with oOoOO soon as well as a proper ep, presumably with these songs on it. i don't think this is an official release, if it is the two tracks on it are called 'we rot' and 'suffocation'. there is an extra song in this rar called roses. i like this music. probably the band you would have heard of with a similar sound is salem. get this if you like salem or oOoOO.

King Crimson - The Night Watch (1998)

King Crimson - The Night Watch (1998)

No, this isn't another album full of bootleg recordings. The Night Watch contains the best songs from the Larks' Tongues in Aspic and Starless and Bible Black,and makes them better by...well...by having them played in a live environment. All the songs have that extra oomph to them. And since it's King Crimson, you know that it's all played flawlessly.

This is a great album to start with if you have only heard In the Court of the Crimson King. With this baby, you'll get the smoky goodness of John Wetton's vocals, Fripp's patented guitar insanity with complementary violin from David Cross (not to say that he always plays second fiddle, har har), and Bill Bruford's incredibly diverse drumming.

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For those who don't like King Crimson, this should be my last upload from them for a little while. Also, fuck you. How can you not like King Crimson?

Grails - The Burden Of Hope (2003)


the first album of the instrumental/post-rock(not really though) band grails. this one is a pretty damn good debut and even has a cover of sun city girl's space prophet dogon. if you enjoy anything of the previously mentioned, even a little, you should get this. go ahead, give it a listen. i know you want to.

The Q4 - Sound Surroundings (2010)


The Q4, also known as the Quadraphonic Quartet, produces some of the best trip-hop/nu-jazz I've ever heard, and accordingly is one of my favorite 2010 releases. Again, last.fm has a better written/informed description than I could hope to create so I'm just going to leave you with that.

"Although Hip-Hop is the foundation for all their music, material ranges from Jazz & Dub to Hardcore Hip-Hop beats and Drum&Bass. As opposed to continually repeating a loop, theQ4 composed their tracks practically note-by-note by making a collage of hundreds of dusty sampled notes and percussion hits taken from vinyl. Sometimes skilled instrumentalists are also recorded, only to chop up their work as well and layer it in the composition again. Due to this way of working, and the amount of sounds used, their work has a very moving/musical feel to it, to the point that every track becomes somewhat of a soundtrack on itself."

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Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip - Logic of Chance (2010)


Leak from Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip is here. I didn't even know there was going to be one until just recently, but I'm fucking loving it. Beats are better than in Angles imo. Unfortunately this leak is in 128kbps. I'll update it when I get a better rip.

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Liars - Sisterworld Remixes (2010)

i'm not exactly sure where this came from, maybe a second cd on a sisterworld special edition? this is pretty good, i liked it almost as much as the album so if you liked sisterworld, get this. if you didn't stop being a cunt and get both.

Kisses - The Heart Of The Nightlife (2010)

Kisses - The Heart Of The Nightlife (2010)
god damn this album is awesome, it sounds like 90s chill balearic dance, the album cover really describes the way this record sounds. chill white beach pants are required when listening to this.

Daughters - Daughters (2010)

Daughters - Daughters (2010)
fix'd/stolen
Hell Songs was great, but it was lacking something.
The music is chaotic enough. The vocals are obscure enough. But there wasn't a bass strong enough to match.

What we have here is NOT Hell Songs. Duh.
You'll still get the signature scratchy guitars behind Alexis's wheezed vocals, but they've taken a step towards playing more conventional rhythms and chord progressions.

Prometheus - Corridor of Mirrors (2007)



If you like psytrance you'll probably like this album. If you don't like psytrance you probably won't like this album. If you don't know what psytrance is (or if you happen to be male) check out this video.

Streetlight Manifesto - 99 Songs of Revolution Volume 1 (2010)


Oh shit niggers, new Streetlight Manifesto album leaked. I suppose you guys want it.

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also holy fuck the track Linoleum is amazing

2econd Class Citizen - A World Without (2009)


2econd Class Citizen is a great hip-hop artists from England. He "makes music that he simply calls “Wyred Folk”: a hybrid of electronically produced folk combined with instrumental hip-hop swinging between melancholy and pure anger, strong guitar riffs mined from old psych rock records and the weeping voices lifted from old folk music." That last part I lifted from last.fm because I'm lazy and it's a pretty good description anyway. Anyway, jam this shit fool.

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Wolf People-Tidings (2010)




Some nice 60's inspired british psychedelic music. Even the recording quality of this album makes it feel like it's 50 years old, clean, but with a crackle... Grab it if you like Faust, Mothers of Invention, etc


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2 Many DJ's - As Heard on Radio Soulwax, Part 2



Sorry for the lack of updates from me lately, I just got a new job and it's hard to adjust to going from a 0 hour week to a 40 hour week. Anyway, I was listening through my mashup albums trying to find one that I still actually liked when I bumped into this one. Lots of you might have already got this but it is the best mashup album that has ever and will ever be made. It's got mashups of artists like Basement Jaxx, Velvet Underground, The Stooges, The Breeders, and New Order, and all the tracks are flawlessly mixed together. It's more a DJ set than a collection of mashups and sometimes it's hard to know which 2 or 3 songs are getting mashed together at any particular moment. Also, no lazy "instrumental + rap" mashups! Since I love you guys so much I've included the original album art, proper tags, and the hidden song that you have to rewind the CD to find. Get it.

The Seven Fields Of Aphelion - Periphery (2010)

Beautiful solo debut album by synth/keyboard player chick of Black Moth Super Rainbow fame. Although this sounds nothing like BMSR you'll still get that washed out, blissful feeling that usually accompanies their songs. Lush ambience soundscapes and thin, tingly pianos adorn the songs in one of the most soothing albums I've ever heard. BMSR is one of my favorite bands so I'm going to have this up for a week or so, if you like what you hear support the artist! BMSR is currently offering an awesome bundle of their 4 albums for only $30 so get to it!


King Crimson - Epitaph Vol. 1 (1997)


This album has, for a while, been my best kept secret as a King Crimson fan. Released in 1997, this is the first of four volumes, and is, in my opinion, the best of the bunch. These live recordings capture the 1969 lineup in top form--in other words, it was when Greg Lake is on vocals, and all was right in the world. The audio quality fluctuates greatly from song to song, but all the tracks are very listenable.

Highlights of the album: "The Court of the Crimson King" from a BBC session with even clearer vocal harmonies and bass than the original; a raw bootleg of "21st Century Schizoid Man" whose searing vocals and blisteringly fast "Mirrors" section will melt your face; a downright evil rendition of Holst's "Mars;" and a punchy, jazzy performance of what would later become "Pictures of a City" (labeled here as "A Man, A City").

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Notes: Yes, the two renditions of Schizoid Man and Epitaph are different. And some of these tracks are also on the 40th Anniversary version of In the Court...

Food Brain - Social Gathering (1970)


no posts today AGAIN? come on guise. back on topic, social gathering is a piece of delicious experimental/psychedelic/blues/waltz from the depths of the japanese underground. really outstanding release(though a bit of lack in the production department gives it a more... "raw" feel) that does several things(not too many) in one record. there is even a tribute to bach that sounds nothing like you would expect a tribute to bach to sound like. really interesting and awesome release, make sure to give it a listen.