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    http://ghostly.com/artists/shigeto

    http://www.myspace.com/shigeto

    Origine du Groupe : North America
    Style : Electro , Breakbeat , Abstract Hip Hop , Alternative
    Sortie : 2010

    Shigeto - What We Held On To EP by Moodgadget

    Zach Saginaw’s releases as Shigeto are more than just pieces of music—they’re chapters, carefully laid building blocks of a narrative that spans the artist’s increasingly impressive body of work. Building a sonic bridge between the Semi-Circle EP and the upcoming Full Circle full-length, Shigeto’s What We Held On To EP is the next installment in the artist’s ongoing treatise on his family’s troubled history, as well as a free taste of what’s to come from the prolific Brooklyn producer.

    What We Held On To is both simpler and heavier than its predecessor, with Shigeto paring his tracks down to their essentials and adding a dollop of blown-speaker low end; it’s also a bit more melancholy, owing to the addition of a few elegantly disheveled vocal samples and liberal use of piano. “After She Smokes” matches a sinister metallic “shhhing!” (Swords colliding? Knives sharpening?) to an elegiac singing voice and a series of swelling synths—certainly one of Shigeto’s prettiest moments—while “Bitter Sweet”’s stuttering boom-clap and machine-like hums alternate with more doe-eyed vocals and a touch of understated bossa-nova cool. The EP’s second half is darker than the first, as the overdriven digital menace of “What We Held On To” leads into “Grandma’s Words / Rise Out of the Stone”, a two-part invocation of Saginaw’s grandmother’s experience as a Japanese-American during the horrors of WWII.

    The central mystery with What We Held On To, of course, is the title’s unspecified “what”: what exactly, we’re meant to wonder, did they hold on to? As Shigeto moves steadily toward his full-length debut, he’s been holding on to his family history, bringing that chapter of his musical mission to a close; he’s also holding on to his grandmother’s upright piano (the moody chords of which appear throughout the EP), her last remaining worldly possession after her internment in the US. What We Held On To represents the final piece of Shigeto’s longstanding obsession; on Full Circle, his upcoming full-length, the young producer finally lets go.

    from http://ghostly.com/releases/what-we-held-on-to-ep

    Tracklist :
    1 Spring Textures   
    2 After She Smokes   
    3 Bitter Sweet   
    4 What We Held On To   
    5 Grandma's Words / Rise Out Of The Stone

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    http://www.myspace.com/nikonn

    Origine du Groupe : Grèce
    Style : Electro
    Sortie : 2008

    From Official Myspace :
    Behind the personal project NIKONN hides one of the most important personalities in the modern greek music scene, Nikos Bitzenis: one of the founding members of the most successful greek electronica group (MIKRO), creator of many inspired remixes, co-founder of UNDO RECORDS and co-director of several music videoclips. In a few words, a restless personality...
        
    Tracklist :
    1. Free (3:39)
    2. A Lovely Place To Be (4:19)
    3. Repair (4:04)
    4. Glow (4:14)
    5. Safe & Dry (1:10)
    6. Sparks (3:48)
    7. Frame (3:45)
    8. Interlude I (2:01)
    9. Lullaby (3:48)
    10. Into The Deep Blue Sea (4:16)
    11. Don't Awake Me (3:47)
    12. Broken Flowers (3:50)
    13. Mean Less (1:26)
    14. Hypnotized (3:49)
    15. Interlude II (1:36)
    16. 3:00 A.M. (3:09)
    17. Dreams (1:23)
    18. Flow (2:50)

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    http://www.myspace.com/peaceorchestraofficial

    Origine du Groupe : Austria
    Style : Electro , Downtempo , Trip Hop , Dark Electro , Abstract , Ambient
    Sortie : 1999

    Alors que le duo down-tempo autrichien Kruder & Dorfmeister vient de paraître un K & D Sessions très remarqué bien que constitué exclusivement de remixes, les deux acolytes se séparent l'un pour fonder Tosca (Dorfmeister), l'autre pour monter son Peace Orchestra (Kruder), dont cet album éponyme ne connaîtra pas de suite. "Orchestra" dans le nom, car nous tenons ici l'oeuvre d'un seul homme, véritable chef d'orchestre d'une ribambelle de samples, tous plus beaux les uns que les autres. Ce qui frappe d'emblée à l'écoute des deux projets, c'est leur surprenante ressemblance : beats de véritables batteries samplées au son très ample, rythmique lente et hypnotique très riche en basses, savant mélange de sons électroniques et samples d'instruments (contrebasse, clarinette, boucles de voix noyées dans la reverb), apportant une chaleur et un sensualité envoûtante à l'un comme à l'autre. Pourquoi donc les deux artistes n'ont-ils pas continué à bosser ensemble? Je n'en connais pas la réponse...

    Là où l'album de Tosca était exclusivement instrumental, Peter Kruder se permet d'inviter la peu connue Chilli Bukasa qui interprète d'une voix chlorophormée le fabuleux "Shining", qui fait lentement dériver dans de très hautes sphères.
    Tout comme le Suzuki de Tosca, cet album est à la fois fortement ancré dans le courant trip-hop downtempo de la fin des années 90 et particulièrement intemporel du fait du choix des sons, incroyablement organiques et chauds.

    Ce n'est pas pour rien que la pochette contient un pansement (véritable!) collé sur le boîtier plastique à l'avant, sur lequel est écrit Peace Orchestra. Car oui, si le but du disque est de panser d'éventuelles plaies, le pari est réussi. Le disque est simple d'accès, remarquablement mis en sons et me fait voir des paysages gradioses défiler, comme contemplés de la vitre d'un vieux train.

    par Sam lowry  pour  http://www.xsilence.net


    Tracklist :
    01. The Man Part One
    02. Meister Petz
    03. Double Drums
    04. Domination
    05. Marakesh
    06. Henry
    07. Who Am I
    08. Shining [Feat. Chilli Bukasa]
    09. The Man Part Two

    Total running time: 56' 52"

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    http://error-broadcast.com

    Origine du Groupe : V.A Russia
    Style : Electro Abstract , IDM , Abstract Hip Hop , Glitch
    Sortie : 2010

    From Netlabel http://error-broadcast.com :
    Error Broadcast teamed up with Siberian weblog Gimme5 to deliver this 17-track compilation Fly Russia that features all the names relevant to the Russian beatscene such as Pixelord, DZA, Lapti, Nocow, 813, Kntxt, Demokracy, OL and many others.

    At all given diversity, common to all tracks on Fly Russia is an in-depth understanding of  30 years of experimental electronic music, the love for a Hip Hop and downbeat tempo plus something people might define as "Slav Soul". Beneath several layers of nasty beats and hissing synthesizers, melancholy lurks in nearly every song. The generation of young beatmakers we refer to as Fly Russia does aim for nodding heads and emotional impact all but the same.

    Tracklist :
    01. Moa Pillar - Water Lily 3:41
    02. DZA - J-Dat inc. (Listening MD in Dub) 4:07
    03. 813 - Zondor Fo 3:03
    04. Pixelord - Cheese Freak 2:30
    05. OL - Kombi 2:40
    06. Nocow - Dynamicize 2:37
    07. Save Slaves - Vote 2:06
    08. Appleyard - Stereo Start 3:00
    09. Miracle Libido - Synesthesia 2:18
    10. Maguett - Orange Flame 5:29
    11. Wols - Batyscaphe Finds A Music Box 2:55
    12. Demokracy - Shapeshifter 3:53
    13. Damscray - T-Probe 3:23
    14. Myown - Let's Make Nice 3:01
    15. Kntxt - Surrogat 3:27
    16. Nocow - Moai 1:58
    17. Lapti - Circadian Rhythms 2:38

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    http://www.beatsantique.com

    http://www.myspace.com/beatsantique

    Origine du Groupe : North America
    Style : Downtempo , Breakbeat , Electronic , Turntable
    Sortie : 2010

    Growing like wildfire under the canopy of live electonica and world roots music comes a masterful merge of modern technology, live instrumentation and seductive performance, built of brass bands and glitch, string quartets and dubstep: the musical trio Beats Antique.

    Since the group’s inception from the eclectic underground of San Francsico’s performance art scene, Beats Antique has been notorious for making it nearly impossible to sit still. They meld their mediums as attentively as they fuse the cultures that inspire their sound. All self produced and composed, the trio creates a unique collage: an animalistic, raw musical event that blurs the lines between the provocative, the spiritual, and the artistic, while still maintaining an allegiance to the muses of class and beauty.

    The journey that led to Beats Antique today was a winding and twisted path from the west coast to the ancient trade routes of the silk road. In this modern incarnation, the musical alliance of producers David Satori and Tommy Cappel is inspired and emphasized by their collaborative partnership with world-renowned belly dance performer and music producer Zoe Jakes.

    David Satori and Tommy Cappel both trained classically before venturing to locations such as Bali, West Africa, Serbia and beyond. With extensive backgrounds in multicultural music production, and the passports to prove it, Satori and Cappel command the spectrum of live and digital instrumentation, born from Hip Hop and old school jazz.

    Zoe Jakes adds a third dimension as the multi –cultural and –disciplinary dance counterpart to Beats Antique’s sound. Jakes has worked with 2 major dance troupes, Miles Copeland’s Bellydance Superstars and Rachel Brice’s Indigo Belly Dance Company, a student of ballet and contemporary techniques. Jake’s additional history with Cappel in the Extra Action Marching Band and the Yard Dogs Road Show grants some insight into the caliber of performance that is Beats Antique’s standard.

    All of this sets the scene for Beats Antique’s overtly ambitious stage show, a sensory overload conquest of the festival circuit’s most riotous events, such as Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits festival, and Outside Lands, as well as a catalog of proper tours that include Bassnectar and a recent run with Les Claypool of PRIMUS in early 2010. According to Satori, the trio is excited by their ability to create a huge sound from their relatively small setup. “It gives us this whole new world of musical opportunities that we’re just starting to scratch the surface of.”

    In a prolific 3 years since Beats Antique emerged, the group has released 2 albums and a pair of EPs, with a third album, Blind Threshold, on the way. Notable features of the new release include vaporous violins and Danny Elfman-esque dementia; glitchy, laser-guided harmonica provided by Blues Traveler frontman John Popper; and 2 very different vocal tracks that range between restless pop hooks and vibrant Eastern European dance loops. All wrapped into an intricate collection of heavy beats and sub bass.

    Beats Antique is best imagined as an innovative creature built from the cumulative heritage of the world’s music chasing its tail. However vivid that image, when a marching band groove crashes into bluesy folk chords only to be accompanied by electronic beats and Middle Eastern melodies, you’ll still be surprised.

    by CDBaby


    Tracklist :   
    01. Egyptic (5:49)
    02. Runaway (5:05)
    03. Revival (4:30)
    04. Spiderbite (4:11)
    05. Rising Tide (feat. LYNX) (3:49)
    06. Daze (4:26)
    07. Vardo (4:05)
    08. Prelude (1:44)
    09. Miss Levine (5:05)
    10. Nasvalo (feat. Eva Salina) (5:13)
    11. Grandstand (4:32)
    12. There Ya Go (feat. John Popper) (4:36)
    13. Merry Go Round (4:41)
    14. I Got… (by Mix N Blend & Narch – Beats Antique Remix) (4:11)

     

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