Friday, April 28, 2017

Caprice No. 24 by Niccolò Paganini, performed by Daniel Bautista

Daniel Bautista has a flair for showing just how impeccably the classics rock. This time he gives the treatment to Paganini's Caprice No. 24.

Enjoy the rock with the technically superior, legally less encumbered ogg vorbis format.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Rockopolousaninjananophone Eternal - The Vishnu Cycle by Glenn Case, covered by The Cow Exchange

Cow Exchange does a silly cover of a silly song with a silly name: Rockopolousaninjananophone Eternal - The Vishnu Cycle.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Prelude Op 28 No 9 (in E major) by Frédéric Chopin, performed by Paul Cantrell

Paul Cantrell, on Chopin's Prelude Op 28 No 9 (in E major): "I love the steady outpouring of energy, the unbrokenness of the flow as it goes through such a dramatic series of changes, the perfect balance of the different sections, the tremendous sense of scope of this mere 95 seconds, a single printed page of music. Chopin is totally my hero."

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Gnossienne Nº1 by Erik Satie, performed by Trans Alp

Trans Alp's performance of Gnossienne Nº1 sounds unlike any other rendition of Satie I've ever heard.

Monday, April 24, 2017

L'Occitane by Paco Del Stinko, covered by Tiny Robots

Tiny Robots' peppy little vaguely Brazilian cover of L'Occitane is perfect sunny day music.'occitane.mp3

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Silueta Porteña by Francisco Canaro, performed by Mandrágora Tango

Silueta Porteña moves vigorously through rapid pizzicato through dramatic sliding passages and dramatic refrains.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Robot Ninja Zombie Bear by Naked Philosophy, covered by Tuners Union

Robot Ninja Zombie Bear does sound like the name of a terrible film. Naked Philosophy's lyrics go in that direction, and Tuners Union gives the song their twee pop treatment.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Evil Dance by Yourai

Juraj Hubink gets his voice to do an Evil Dance for us.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Four Of Us Are Dying by Nine Inch Nails

The Four of Us Are Dying is an instrumental referencing an episode of The Twilight Zone.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Just So (Picky) by Speck

Speck has constructed a clicking, clacking machine of sounds that's Just So (Picky) in its harmonious rattle.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Praying Mantis by Cookie Blue

This Praying Mantis is praying for you. But don't worry, she probably won't bite off your head.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Baby Girl by Farah

Hints of mystery and intrigue permeate Baby Girl's repeating beats.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Cad Goddeau by Nest

Sparse and majestic is Nest's style, and the use of woodwinds makes Cad Goddeau feel all the more subtly majestic.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Lelê by Chico Correa And Electronic Band

Lelê is another lively yet spacious blend of electronic and traditional Brazilian strands of pop.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Million Watts by Bgm

Given the challenge of making a song with obvious flaws, bgm turned cable static into a melodic and rhythmic element of Million Watts.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Machiavélisme Magnifique by Vincent Bergeron

Machiavélisme Magnifique is a cut up chamber orchestra piece, a classic contemporary work.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Metro by Tiny Creatures

Little clicks and soft harmonies makes up the sounds of the Metro inhabited by Tiny Creatures.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

No Suffering by Lucky Dragons

Steadily increasing rhythm and No Suffering here.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Hitched by JSR2

This track finds JSR2 Hitched to some destructive routines.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Slanted Voices by Colin Mutchler, remixed by Morgantj

The wild ride of electronic sounds built up around chopped up spoken word makes Slanted Voices sound positively skewed.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

The Art Of Dying by Chris Horne, remixed by Vo1k1 featuring Skoria

Snowflake: "The Art of Dying is an artful piece of music that evokes beauty, emotion and retrospection. Featuring the magnificent vocals of Chris Horne and Skoria, wrapped in intricate string arrangements, the haunting piano and guitar melodies in this track open the heart."

Friday, April 7, 2017

Orc March by Snowflake featuring Wolf Sebastian, remixed by Basematic

Orc March is menacing, battle ready opera.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Nothing To Me by Javolenus, remixed by Jeris

Javolenus has put ancient words of Sappho to a melody, capturing her gut wrenching spite with his voice as he spits "you're Nothing To Me". Jeris sets it against a rich set of instruments and harmonies to create a painfully beautiful moment.

All those instruments and harmonies are broken into individual files for your remixing convenience.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Blue by Offlinebouncer, remixed by One Project

Stefan Kartenberg: "Blue is a genial dance track made by One Project. The voice of Offlinebouncer fits perfect."

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Key Of Love by Snowflake, remixed by Quarkstar

Once upon a time I would attend poetry slams where a live jazz band would accompany the poets' performances on stage. I'm taken back there when I hear snowflake whisper "We dance in the Key of Love" with Quarkstar's gentle piano and drums.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Falling (You And I) by Zutsuri, remixed by Siobhan Dakay

With Falling (You and I), we get another beautiful Siobhan Dakay rework of a Zutsuri song, this time a sparse piano and voice number.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Cinderella's Big Score by Sonic Youth

Listen to Sonic Youth perform Cinderella's Big Score at Irvine, California.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Ali's Heart Shaped Cushion by Someone Else [UK]

A squishy analog title like Ali's Heart Shaped Cushion seems strange set against the digital chip tunes bleeping with joy throughout the track.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Old Friends by Jerkatorium featuring Micah Sommersmith

Micah and Chumpy were Old Friends uniting to enter a Song Fight by trading backhanded compliments and outright insults. Personally, I'd pin it on Chumpy if they lose.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Tamanquero by Axial

Tamanquero is another songs blending traditional melodies with electronic elements supplied by modern tech, this one with a heavy Brazilian theme.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Conte Ecourte by DIY-Note

Conte ecourte is another track that sounds perfect for a film score circa 2017, one with a western/sci-fi twist.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Old Friends by Joey Wildcat

Joey Wildcat sounds like a rebranded revival of Brother Machine, singing of old days and Old Friends back when they were gods.

Monday, March 27, 2017

A Melancholical Hero by Daniel Bautista

Bautista opens the soundtrack for Duel Sur Les Rives De La Mauldre introducing us to A Melancholical Hero with a track perfect for a new spaghetti western.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

A Piela by Stealing Orchestra

A Piela starts with a static fuzz but then gains life as a vaguely eastern European amalgam of musical sound.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Old Friends by Flaming Tiger

Flaming Tiger has forty-one seconds of reasons not to raise a glass to Old Friends.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Could Be by CSoul

SackJo22 on Could Be: "Csoul’s latest featuring the vocals of Jennymayhem is rich, hypnotic. A sonic river that carries you along. Replete with dub infusion, glittering acoustic, tinkling keys and heart. Bravo!"

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Freedom Fighter by The John Benjamin Band

A guitar, whistling, finger snaps, and a catchy lyric ("It's just a matter of time 'til the clock strikes catastrophe. It's a little sublime to think that it all depends on me"). What more could you want in Freedom Fighter?

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Marx taught a satanic doctrine, Lenine applied it and Stalin consolidated the system by Children For Breakfast

Marx taught a satanic doctrine, Lenine applied it and Stalin consolidated the system. It's a bold assertion and a long, winding title for a winding experimental track.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Take It Back by Nick Soma

Today I Take It Back to one of the most dramatic songs from Nick Soma. He starts off dramatically and moves effortlessly between upbeat pop punk and dramatic slow downs.

Monday, March 20, 2017

5 by Christian Bjoerklund

"SKÅPMAT is a happy EP of instrumentals from Swedish producer Christian Björklund. Some of the tracks he composed for a video game." 5 sounds like it could very easily be part of the soundtrack to a happy video game.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Perche by Chenard Walcker

Perche: a copy-pasta lullaby.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Make The First Move by Tuners Union

The challenge of the shy, staring each other down, hoping the other will Make The First Move

Friday, March 17, 2017

Caterpillar Tunnel

Pod Bear takes you shuffling and sliding through a his little Caterpillar Tunnel.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Burn The Fence by PorchCat featuring Spinmeister

PorchCat pulls an impressive KMFDM impression and urges us to Burn the Fence.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Broken Mirror Of Memory, Part 1 by Paul Cantrell and Patrick O'Keefe

The Broken Mirror of Memory was my first introduction to Paul Cantrell's music, and it really puts his best foot forward. It starts out aggressive, almost thundering, and then it opens up and calms down. O'Keefe's clarinet adds a layer of mystery around the whole thing.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

If I Had One by Bgm

"I'd play with my best friend, If I Had One." It's a sad little pop tune, and it was only one vote from winning a Song Fight.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Charlotte by Nest

Nest offers another wintry quiet piano track titled Charlotte.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Rubaluna by MrJuan

Rubaluna is lounge music with a Latin twist.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Don't Lie by Lucky Dragons

A clattering smattering of melody tumbles about but demands that you Don't Lie.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Stereo by Tiny Creatures

Stereo is almost conventional for Tiny Creatures, but it has an adorable charm about it.