‘Overdone’ & ‘Eclipse’ by AtariLife (Cleveland, Ohio)
I’ll fuck anything Andrea makes. So when AtariLife started following us on Soundcloud- my cock jumped at the immediate stamp of perfection that the young Parisian producer leaves. I knew it before I read it. I’m that good. Well anyone that’s got Andrea on their side, surely has me on their side as well. So for the R&B moments that were often eluded to, but missed in the instrumental arrangements and remixes of the prodigal musician- here’s ‘Overdone‘ and ‘Eclipse‘. It’s AtariLife that brings humanity’s touch to the ring. It’s like Drake, but good. ”Easy is Overdone” [Free Download] @Dingusonmusic
High Action by The Guitars (Cincinnati, Ohio)
I love pop music. I may even like pop music more than I like punk rock. The Guitars are everything that really good pop is all about. When I listen to them, I can’t help but think back to The Zombies. I can hear a huge Zombies influence or even some Phil Spector produced girl group. Even their band name, The Guitars, you can’t get more 60′s pop then that. Whatever, you may call High Action too airy or cheesy or old fashioned but maybe we need more of “old fashioned”. Songs about love and broken hearts and things we all can relate to, set to bubblegum pop. I’m all for it, you can go ahead and make fun, I don’t care. I love it and I can’t stop smiling. @LeahLovecat
Beyond the Sea by Monster Rally (Columbus, Ohio)
All the satisfying moments brought to you by electronica wrapped neatly into an LP for repeated exposure- that’s how I’d sum up Beyond the Sea, the freshest Monster Rally release. The album is a swift dialogue between the comparative loop and the free-flowing dynamics of the composition, it is a anthropomorphic engine propelled by patterned framing with interstitial moments of change. [Free Download] @Dingusonmusic
Our Wake / Memorand by Ouisa Hound (March 5, 2012) *
The latest two-track from Joseph Randolph, mastermind behind experimental composition unit, Ouisa Hound, conjures memories of heaven. In one way, this piece is what a more reserved, classical Animal Collective might produce. Compositions built on synchronized loops- with a traditional tone and lush atmosphere, for a complete change of pace. Our Wake/Memorand takes advantage of saturation in a completely original way, using it to appear distant and detached rather than affected.
The Joy Eclectic by Ouisa Hound (February 6, 2012) *
The Joy Eclectic is an album that brings pop guitar tones out of their shell, infusing them with some sort of interpretive dance that leaps in slow motion from track to track. Ouisa Hound takes special care in setting the stage, giving each song it’s own world to inhabit. As a whole, the album stays true to itself, never trying too hard to please any one aesthetic in particlar, but rather, emoting a self-inflicted depth that truly, is cavernous.
||| by megiapa (February 19)
Erie, like that downtempo, old school Morcheeba, ‘Drop the Shade_Into the Sky’ never really climaxes and stays in a state of half invigorated, trip-hop limbo. But, I believe this one’s more about the “energy”, if you know what I mean.