Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Dancing Sad by State Shirt

Yesterday's post completes 10 full years of song-a-day. With ten years and a day of songs, I'm bringing this blog to a close. And who better than State Shirt to turn to for the final notes. Dancing Sad describes the overall musical theme of his most recent album, Lost Hills.


Monday, May 22, 2017

Regime Change by 73 Keep It Beautiful

This is the story of the most petty Regime Change, a tale of middle school drama put into a beautiful pop song.


Sunday, May 21, 2017

The Drummer Is Fine, Part 1 by Sonic Youth

The Drummer is Fine, Part 1 creates a calm ambiance out of guitar harmonics and softened feedback.


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Demon Seed by Nine Inch Nails

Demon Seed closes The Slip with a winding song that fits in with late NIN music.


Friday, May 19, 2017

Whatchusayin by Grapes

A lingering echo of a guitar and drum sits as voices whisper on Whatchusayin.


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Trans Siberian by Nest

Closing out Nest is Trans Siberian with the most dramatic flourishes of the record. But it's still at heart an ambient soundscape, chilly and sparse.


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Blues #8 by @nop

Kara Square on Blues #8: "Blues goes electro with @nop’s latest remix. Utilizing samples from greyguy, My Free Mickey, and Pitx, this creative and cool instrumental remix is not to be missed."


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Back Then Oh When Oh When by Tiny Creatures

Fuzzed out low-fi garage rock recalls a past that may not have existed Back Then Oh When Oh When.


Monday, May 15, 2017

RelaxingBirds by Tigabeatz featuring Javolenus

Musikpirat calls Relaxing Birds "A very relaxing piece of music crafted around Javolenus’s guitare loop. Some drums, chirping birds and a subtle hint of water wash all your worries away."


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Cakes by Bgm

With the high vocals strangely backgrounded in its chorus, Cakes is my favorite Song Fight! entry from bgm.


Saturday, May 13, 2017

The Robot Is Dreaming by Revolution Void

The Robot Is Dreaming to a programmed rhythm with a synthesizer backup, slightly jittered, scattering, as it takes slow, repeating steps with an organic bass.

Enjoy lossless flac or high quality vorbis.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Between Attention And Attention by Lucky Dragons

This track starts with ambient tones letting you relax and focus on something else. It then draws you in with a gentle shake and swell before easing back into ambiance, guiding you Between Attention and Attention.


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Tyson's Corner by The Numan Leauge

John Benjamin teams up with a friend to create a dance party in Tyson's Corner. "To rule the world all we need is patience."


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Nightmare by Snowflake, remixed by The Concept Of Energy

Concept of Energy pumps out infectious electro-pop beats from the stuff of snowflake's Nightmare.


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Fingers Crossed by Glenn Case

Glenn wants to be as logical as he can be, "More like Spock with my Fingers Crossed".


Monday, May 8, 2017

Oriki De Oxum by Axial

Oriki De Oxum reminds me of the song Kid A. It's quiet, ethereal, dynamic, and haunting.


Sunday, May 7, 2017

Fingers Crossed by Strangelove

Strangelove's Fingers Crossed sounds like a strange amalgam of sounds and samples, densely layered.


Saturday, May 6, 2017

Toy Kingdom by Jeris featuring Doxent Zsigmond

Toy Kingdom is some of the most adorably beautiful electro acoustic music I've heard from a ccmixter.


Friday, May 5, 2017

After You by Merisan

This year's Nur Ein is bringing out many excellent songs from new and old favorites. Merisan's After You is so excellent it deserved a round two win and came very close.


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Obsession by Nite Jewel

Nite Jewel's slow moving beat slides along with lyrics giving way to another Obsession.


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Fingers Crossed by Skub

That whisper, those pounding drums, that guitar... Fingers Crossed we get another seven songs from Puce Forkbomb Skub this Nur Ein, no matter what name he's recording under or who he's collaborating with.


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Cold Comfort by The Worldly Self-Assurance

The Worldly Self Assurance's strong showing was Cold Comfort when they were eliminated in Round 6 of Nur Ein VII.


Monday, May 1, 2017

So Much For That by Flaming Shotpounder

Songfight's most recent wave of punk rockers teamed up for last weeks song fight, and came in second place by two votes. So Much For That.


Sunday, April 30, 2017

Pacific Sunset by Spinmeister featuring Gurdonark

Take a relaxing rest with a Pacific Sunset.


Saturday, April 29, 2017

Azazel by Gepel

Azazel is a vibrant cascading jazz piece by Gepel.


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.


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.