Soulbound Volume Seventeen by Various Artists (New York, New York) *
For the first time, Soulbound has broken format. For the short month of February, we’re bringing you a slightly shortened compilation- ten tracks, pure gold. We welcome a completely fresh assortment of artists that caught our eye this winter and as we continue to develop this lengthy case study of the international DIY scene it seems appropriate now to announce officially our new website (coded by the masterful Robert Thompson) and the first edition of our quarterly printed zine. We’re going for the jugular, get your turtlenecks. [Free Download] @Dingusonmusic
Listening to Boomsnake to me is like listening in on one mans’ dreams. A constant air of sleepy vocals like sand slipping through an hourglass, every passing moment feels like an eternity in musical limbo. Gabriel Rodriguez is the sleeping man and the limitless space he creates with his songs seems to bring out haunting, pop visions to our material world. A little bit Grizzly Bear, a little bit Bon Iver, Re/Visions is a collection of older songs reworked and arranged by Gabriel and Brooklyn celebs CULTS. Sweet dreams. @thinknotsleep
‘Let Me Put My Poems In You’ by Coco Bryce (Breda, Netherlands)
Back when a “trap” was something you fell into by accident, possibly covered by leaves and branches and set by sinister mustachioed men, and not where anyone lived and certainly not descriptive of that now-omnipresent hi-hat pattern of samples generated by that still-omnipresent 1980 drum machine — Look, that’s not important. By the time you have that blunt lit, the beat will have kicked in and nobody cares what you call it. In ‘Let Me Put My Poems In You,’ Deep sampled pads blanket a tastefully applied electric piano, a collection of synths, and of course a beat that will make you stomp a hole right through the original wood floors of your third story walk-up. Enjoy streaming this for the moment; the limited edition casette this beat appeared on (and with no accompanying download) is, of course, sold out. Oh, don’t forget to ash that dutch. @L0pat0
It’s awesome to find a self released project through Pitchfork this afternoon, they’re one of the few places that actually keeps their eye out for it. YOUTH LAGOON’s first upload, july + cannons, is a perfect dream rock arrangement, taunting you from its first words till its last. Drawn out like a proper novel, you’ll never lose interest in this seemingly simple arrangement because it’s so tastefully aligned.
Repetition to an extreme, looping in 1/64th, dramatic chord shifts with interlocking back beats, I could go on forever naming specific qualities that make this EP great, but I’d rather talk about as a whole. Together these tracks make strong impression in my memory for ‘most coherent electronica’. Capable of instigating self imagery, Rev Shark gets our humble blessing.
Tristan Allen by Tristan Allen (December 12, 2010)
Tristan Allen has a certain way with the ivory. Mixing classical piano styles with rhythm based styles (a style exhibited most intensely by those who make the transition from playing the piano to the drums), he’s crafted an album that should not only be recognized for its inherent beauty, but also for its pulsing ‘beats’ that live within the classical aura.
With a very sincere castle vibe going on, Carloman shoves brutal chord patterns together with outlandishly epic vocal melodies. The music is recorded beautifully and bears the seal of authenticity. The album is without question a journey within itself, something to trip to.
Doom by Soviet is a dreamy power album that delivers a heavily aggregated tracklisting on their 6th bandcamp release. The tracks are intuitively short and perfectly sharpened to give you the most they can in the (average) 2 or 3 minutes they exist. Using unconventional chord progressions in combination with some of the most common adds an interesting tone to the album that’s not easily understood or even noticed.
Sons of an Illustrious Father by Sons of an Illustrious Father (October 20, 2009)
Sons of an Illustrious Father’s self-titled full length, released almost 2 years ago, shows the bands true color. Completely unreserved and aggressively outward, it’s hard to find an artist comparable. Their rugged sound helps put them in a class all their own, maintaining intensity always while connecting with the soul.
With technology growing exponentially, personal computing is challenging the recording business and the internet is challenging the publishing business. Now more than ever, we see the pool of music and design growing deeper. But as always, the more music there is, the harder it is to find what really matters.
Dingus is dedicated to the search. It's here, on this humble blog that we shed light on bedroom artists in their most defining moments. If you want what's popular today, Dingus is not the blog for you. But, if you want what's fringe, pure and passionate then you've somehow landed on the right URL. So check back daily and enjoy your fellow peers' endeavors.
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