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A Bliss Abyss – Moksha by Chris

AND we are back to regular posting schedule. What better way to kick off the week by welcoming all the new members of the Fuck the Radio family to an old favourite; A Bliss Abyss.

The North-Carolina based musician/psycho friend of mine has up and left his friends and family to hike the Appalachian trail solo with little resources to seek solitude. It’s some serious Into the Wild movie style shit, and standing at roughly 2,180 miles- the Appalachian trail passes through no less than 14 American states, and is one of the longest marked hiking trails in the world. Only one-quarter of those who attempt to hike the entire trail succeed. The journey typically takes six months to complete.

Anyway, enough of the geography lesson, you’re here for music; and A Bliss Abyss is one of the most talented and brilliant producers I have ever met. He released his EP for free download off of his website and is surviving entirely on the donations of fans.

The Moksha EP itself is one of the most beautifully crafted records of the year. I can’t recommend it more highly. An amazing blend of electronic music combined with guitar, topped off with brilliant production skills and an ear for incredible detail- this is something to have on repeat for quite a while. Grab it for free off of his website:

http://www.ablissabyss.com/



Tal Ronen – Deep Thinking by Chris
February 1, 2012, 12:00 AM
Filed under: Chilled, Rock | Tags: , , ,

Tal Ronen‘s expressive guitar solo is accompanied by a smooth synth pad and deep kick drum to create the looming chillout piece Deep Thinking. When the drum kit rhythm kicks in, you are treated to 30 seconds of classical rock goodness- until it dissipates back into nothing. A great piece of relaxing work that yearns to last a little longer.

Tal Ronen – Deep Thinking

Soundcloud:

http://soundcloud.com/tal-ronen



Death in Vegas – Aladdin’s Story by Chris
September 7, 2011, 12:00 AM
Filed under: Psychadelic, Rock, Vocals | Tags: , , , ,

Death in Vegas’ sound spans across many genres, from grunge to electronica to acid-rock the list goes on and on. Typing their name into iTunes and playing through their stuff on shuffle can trick you into thinking you are listening to several different bands. I feel Aladdin’s Story is a good psychedelic rock track to show off their sound- and it’s been awhile since we had music like this on the blog.

I recommend you check out  Death In Vegas if you like a mix of Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Tame Impala and stuff like The Chemical Brothers, Primal Scream and Unkle. A very eclectic band.

Death in Vegas – Aladdin’s Story

 



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.

http://secretknives.bandcamp.com/

FTR download:

Secret Knives – Black Hole



Pretty Lights – Something’s Wrong by Chris
August 31, 2011, 12:00 AM
Filed under: Dance, Electronica, Rock, Upbeat, Vocals | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Pretty Lights is easily one of my favourite artists of recent times, even though he’s been around for quite awhile, I discovered his music later than I would have liked to.

Another artist who I wish I could simply post the entire discography of, Pretty Light‘s production quality and sound is something even the creme de la creme of electronic artists could be envious of. I’m very excited to see him live in December. Not only is his music brilliant, but he is generous to give it away for free. I insist you visit the website:

http://www.prettylightsmusic.com/#/home

And of-course, a FTR download:

Pretty Lights – Something’s Wrong

 

 

 



Enter Shikari – Stand Your Ground; This Is Ancient Land by Chris
March 17, 2011, 12:00 AM
Filed under: Chilled, Mellow, Noise, Rock, Vocals | Tags: , , , , ,

Now I’m no screamo fan, and having a band like Enter Shikari appear on this blog may come as a bit of a surprise. Known mainly for their combination of electronic music and post-hardcore rock, Enter Shikari have a real treat with the first track of their album ‘Take to the Skies’.

Although it serves an an introduction into the album, mixing straight into the angsty screamo song after it; Stand Your Ground is thoughtfully crafted and has a feel of it’s own. Perhaps that’s why it got granted a title unlike the other similar-yet-not-as-great ‘Interlude’ tracks on the album. Disappointingly short (although you can’t complain as it does serve it’s duty as an introduction to the album), Stand Your Ground is worth a listen to ears  beyond the land of screamo.

Enter Shikari – Stand Your Ground; This Is Ancient Land



THE STUFF MIXTAPE by Chris
November 16, 2010, 5:06 PM
Filed under: MIXTAPE, November, Rock, Upbeat, Vocals | Tags: , , ,

SCHOOL IS OUT

I’ll settle back into my regular posting soon, but for now I’m in the mood for some PUNK ROCK

The Stuff Mixtape is half an hour of the best classic punk with a few modern gems thrown in. Topped off by Zack de la Rocha howling how I feel right now.

“FREEDOM”

Mixed by b&

DOWNLOAD THIS MIXTAPE




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