Wednesday, February 24, 2010

derrick hart – fall asleep to this


Well... It’s truly not easy to fall asleep to this record, because this is both disturbing and engaging album. What we got here it’s a piece of really professionally-made dark experimental ambient. It is not noise for a noise sake however, but a deep and profound exploration of the sound sphere by the artist. Some of the tunes are simply beatiful. Sorry... I know this is the corniest thing to say, but there’s no other adjective for tunes such as wilderness of the city to describe this utterly touching soundscape. Great, haunting radiohead-like vocal samples connected with the sentimental mood of cello (I suppose it’s cello) and background repetitive ambient makes the composition a five-minute of sheer delight to anyone that enjoys the genre. I think that every piece here deserves attention, beginning from restless intro (when someone loves you no more) through the tracks such as emporia (Brian Eno clashes Twin Peaks red-room) or minimalistic kontakt. Generally, it is next release from Resting Bell worth recommending. Berlin still takes it all my friends.
p.s. do check the Resting Bell site. The artwork here is very stylish, and music... oh, the music!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

New review of Shogun of all Japan

by lorddeseiz

De Zeis 2 cents
love the vocal samples, love the entire track actually.
Good to smack into carradio while cruising on a hot summerday.
Good stuff.

Gz says: Thanks you!!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Silent assassin – TurnOffTheRadio


This is a piece of really nice ebm here. One knows that the sound and production are extremely important on this genre, and I can feel that Silent Assassin undestands that very well. Although it’s a classical one man band that has its base mnainly on electronic sound and not live instruments, it does not hinder the compositions in any way. Of course, they are not extremely abundant and multi-layered, I would best described that as a minimal electronic ebm, but still it creates very engaging mood and leaves us wanting to listen to the album once again. It’s hard to say, which ones are my favourites here, because every track has something interesting in it, but if I have to, I would point out German Woods, where the story is told with a great, very atmospheric background (too bad, I cannot understand – don’t know German any bit), and MindInc, which reminds me of some dark ambient Aphex Twin trips. The only remark I have it’s that tunes resemble eachother too much, for example beat in GermanWoods and C’est is almost identical. Taking this aside however, TurnOffTheRadio is really a thing to listen to, and I would love to see this performed in a live act. Also the cover, with its early-industrial style is a good cue and a completion to the whole.

Stay cool,


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Lexithimie – Leontopodium


One of the most intriguing releases from one of the most intriguing net-labels I’ve come across while surfing. Leontopodium is just (well... not exactly just) two tracks, but both of them present a unique and extremely intersting journey through the mistierium of sound. Leontopodium discolor and Leontopodium alpinum takes us where Brian Eno took us in the past and Fennesz takes us nowadays. The album is a solid piece of ambient work, surprisingly engaging taking under consideration that tracks take respectively eight and over a quarter. It must be said and this is a gem in a genre, bevause of its very swift and neat production. It is a record one really wants to come back, especially when you need a time to chill-out or interally explore yourself.
I made some searching at the Resting Bell, as for what I heard I think I’ll report on some other releases from there, because it’s really one of the most professional and efficiently genre-targeted netlabel I’ve found at the net so far. Everything there is worked out, from the covers till players and download avaibility. Well done!

take care,


Thursday, February 4, 2010

Baykur - PTHC


An experimental trip
This tune may sound annoying for some people, because it is experimental and unapproachable to some extent. Vocals may really get on ones nerves but it's meant to be that way, I suppose. Because of that I didn't get lyrics - a large drawback. I liked the keyboards and sequencing though. Overall, it's a nice tune, but it's bit too short (2'32''), so I won't get into details, because there aren't too many.

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Monday, February 1, 2010

De Zeis - Mirror Mirror


experimental and interesting
This is one piece of experimental industrial music. I liked the samples (very factory-like) and drum-sound and although the composition is not extremely elaborate, only repeated sequences, it is an engaging composition.

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