Indigo High – Delighted by Chris
October 22, 2012, 2:44 PM
Filed under: Acid, Chilled, Jazz | Tags: , , , , ,

Indigo High with some proper decent acid jazz out of Chicago. Just listen to those keys.

Kawakami Kohei – Ghost Scale by Chris
September 18, 2012, 11:34 PM
Filed under: Acid, Electronica, Experimental | Tags: , , , , ,

Continuing on from my last post of glitchy electronic goodness, I’m going for something a tad more accessible, consider your training wheels if you are having trouble getting into the more experimental sides of IDM. Kawakami Kohei’s Ghost Scale is hands down fucking dope. Meticulous attention to detail, endless slicing, dicing and re-arranging create what is one of the most interesting listens I’ve posted in a-while. Check it:

Colossius – CAS L​.​A​. by Chris
September 14, 2012, 12:47 PM
Filed under: Acid, Electronica, Experimental | Tags: , , , , , ,

I know hectic glitchy experimental electronica might not be everybody’s jam, but I’m pretty pumped to have this new ltd. edition 7″ by Colossius zooming across the ocean towards my house.

Released as a celebration of independent label Fresh yO!‘s 2nd birthday; the digital download is pro bono and the vinyl is a measly 6 euros if you are interested- fans of Aphex Twin and Venetian Snares‘ wilder stuff will probably find the two tracks a-lot more accessible, and I’m sure Autechre fans will appreciate the wacked out hints of hip-hop in ISOL8.

CAS L.A. is a chaotic mash of electronic bleeps and bloops, it’s addictive and well-thought out. The surgically sliced up samples and bizarre synths come together in a syncopated rhythmic EXPERIENCE LIKE NO OTHER.

How’s that for a review? Pretty nifty eh? Just check it out; you either enjoy IDM or you don’t… kinda like licorice.

Ogdah – Mood Swinging by Chris
January 22, 2012, 4:08 PM
Filed under: Acid, Electronica, Jazz, Psychadelic | Tags: , , ,

Ogdah‘s groovy acid-jazz price Mood Swinging is so cool!

The drums are glitched to perfection- it can be very easy for over-zealous producers to overdo the effects but Ogdah utilizes his stutters and gates with rhythmic musicality. The samples are awesome (especially the one that opens the track), and the acid-jazz feel really grounds the track into something that is pleasing to listen to.

Also, it’s more music from the Netherlands!? WHAT IS UP WITH THAT PLACE?


Ogdah – Mood Swinging




Astro Nautico – Kuhn Version by Chris
November 16, 2011, 12:00 AM
Filed under: Acid, Electronica, Experimental, Jazz | Tags: ,

Kuhn has been getting some attention for his release Slime Beach, played by XFM dj Mary Anne Hobbs last month. This release with Astro Nautico is more a of a trip-hoppy acid-jazzstep style track which is quite intriguing.


Astro Nautico – Kuhn Version





(Note to self: I have to stop making up genres like acid-jazzstep)

Venetian Snares – Chainsaw Fellatio by Chris
September 12, 2011, 12:00 AM
Filed under: Acid, Dubstep, Electronica, Experimental, Psychadelic | Tags: , , , , ,

Venetian Snares does some pretty rad stuff. Similar to Aphex Twin, not quite accessible to the virgin listener, his breakcore/acid sound is pretty hectic, and the brilliantly named Chainsaw Fellatio is no exception. On my first listen I was enjoying the acid bassline melody until I felt like I was getting assaulted by some fucking hi-hat sample (you’ll see what I’m talking about). Then it all fades away, and at about the 1:30 mark, shit gets TIGHT. A hip-hop beat takes you off guard and suddenly you feel like c-walking your ass to the nearest DMT dealer. Give it a listen, I guarantee you’ll have trouble finding anything quite like it:

Venetian Snares – Chainsaw Fellatio


Secret Knives – Black Hole by Chris
September 1, 2011, 12:00 AM
Filed under: Acid, Chilled, Noise, Psychadelic, Rock, Vocals | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Secret Knives are one of those amazing acid rock bands. A real pleasure to listen to. Really organic- if you love groups like Yeysayer, Tame Impala, Animal Collective and The XX then chances are you’ll love the sadly lesser known Secret Knives.


FTR download:

Secret Knives – Black Hole

Aphex Twin – Cock-Ver 10 by Chris
January 28, 2011, 12:00 AM
Filed under: Acid, Dance, Electronica, January Tracks, Upbeat | Tags: , , , , ,

The last of the 4 Aphex Twin tracks displays his acid brilliance in all it’s glory, with Cock-Ver 10.

Acid drums, acid basslines, excitement. I would list it under brilliance, but it’s not quite as accessible to virgin ears. I know it took me awhile to adjust to these sounds, but the experience is rewarding. Every listen is different. Give it a chance and I promise you’ll thank me later. And when you’re done, go back and listen to Avril 14th (you’ll find it a few posts on this blog back) immediately after, it tops it all off perfectly.

Aphex Twin – Cock-Ver 10

Seefeel – Time to Find Me (AFX fast mix) by Chris
January 27, 2011, 12:00 AM
Filed under: Acid, Chilled, Remixes, Upbeat, Vocals | Tags: , , ,

Aphex Twin works under his other alias AFX to bring you this mix of Seefeel/Peacock’s Time to Find Me.

Actually his 2nd remix of the track, (the other can be found here) it is a great listen. The drums hold that gritty acid sound while the rest of the tune carries an ambient relaxing feel about it. Soaring female vocals can almost be made out to be saying ‘time to find me’.

Something foreign, yet familiar, a perfect way to ease yourself into Aphex Twin‘s sound.

Seefeel – Time to Find Me (AFX fast mix)

Aphex Twin – Jynweythek by Chris
January 26, 2011, 12:00 AM
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Continuing our ease into Aphex Twin from yesterday’s post, we have the seemingly impossible to pronounce track- ‘Jynweythek

Still not quite acid, still very mellow, Jynweythek introduces your ears into a new concept of sound. Your brain has been so finely adjusted by the radio and the like to hear things in-tune and Jynweythek subtley challenges that.

By no means is it unbearably out of tune, yet Aphex Twin’s use of a subtle yet distinctly odd ‘twang’ to the sound makes for this humble tune to be an interesting listen.

Aphex Twin – Jynweythek

Aphex Twin – Avril 14th by Chris
January 25, 2011, 12:00 AM
Filed under: Acid, Chilled, January Tracks, Mellow | Tags: , , , ,

Aphex Twin is one crazy mofo, and his music can be a little difficult to get into, unless you ease yourself in slowly- like a hot spa.

So over the next few days I’m going to post a just a few tracks, progressively more and more acidic until you’re raving on LSD with no pants on to crazy jungle-like drums and 303 basslines.

But let’s start easy. It’s hard to believe Avril 14th is by the same twisted being that created Come to Daddy. This peaceful piano piece will NOT put you to sleep, but have you relax deeply in your chair, eyes closed without a worry in the world.

Aphex Twin – Avril 14th

Tomorrow: Let’s get your ears prepared for something a little more acidy.

October 30, 2010, 12:00 AM
Filed under: Acid, MIXTAPE, Rock, Upbeat | Tags: , , , , , ,

Crimson Cult Halloween Mixtape



Mixed by b& – a collection of horror punk, quirky rock and some simply dark music.

Daedelus – Lights Out by Chris

Daedelus would have to be one of my favorite artists at the moment. His personality is as quirky as his music. Reminiscent of Aphex Twin meets The Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland, his live performances with the monome are so great I’ve posted a link to one as a bonus.

~I’ve been having some trouble with the audio streaming, sorry! Check out the download link bellow~

Daedelus – Lights Out


Autechre – Slip by Chris

Autechre are an acid electronica act that have been around since the 80s.

Today I have their beautiful track Slip which is reminiscent of Aphex Twin. I also have a bonus download of a quirky interview with them.

Autechre – Slip

BONUS: Interveiw

Flying Lotus – Shadows by Chris
October 13, 2010, 12:00 AM
Filed under: Acid, Chilled, Dubstep, Experimental, October Tracks, Vocals | Tags: , , , , ,

An experimental fusion of dubstep, hip hop and acid.

Flying Lotus – Shadows

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