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Monday, April 30, 2012

WEST IN DUST // Various Artists

New compilation featuring Ra Cailum and shortcircles.

Sunday, April 29, 2012


I don't even know what to say about this except that it sounds new and different and good. The whole EP of 8 tracks is good, and it's free on Bandcamp. Listen / download.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Daydrop // Spiral Summer MP3

I saw the term ‘post-chillwave’ on Hipster Runoff in a recent post. While I think it’s appropriate to speak of post-dubstep,  chillwave isn’t nearly over. At some point the meme will be ‘played’, IE its’ creative energy will be exhausted, but we are nowhere near that point, as evidenced by this piece from Azusa Suga, "a college student who loves nice music and cute girls". Listen below, and grab the free MP3. He now records under the name Shortcake Collage Tape.
From Tokyo.

Daydrop - Spiral Summer (Finale From MARS) by Shortcake Collage Tape

Friday, April 20, 2012

Dagobot Reloaded

Fresh from the dirty south’s internets is this compilation of post-dubstep chill-bience. Information is a little sketchy, and a Google search yielded little, but I know Kwala is from South Carolina, and the bandcamp tags listed Columbia. The tracks are uniformly interesting. The stand-out is Kondra Kosma’s “Ambidexter”  -- I’m a fool for that side-chain compression! Nice Icles brings a hip-hop flavor to the mix and both their contributions slowly build to a nice climax. DAILON’s contributions sweeten the mix with a garage influence. Kwala’s Forest Bellows Re-edit is a journey into pure ambient beauty.
I have never heard of any of these artists except for Kwala, whose 2011 Projectionss EP 
Impressed me with it’s approach to the chillstep fusion.
Dig that cover too.
The new-beat underground is in full bloom and this EP is a spring flower for the taking… and it smells pretty good.