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

Deadmau5 – HR 8938 Cephei by Chris
March 15, 2011, 9:23 PM
Filed under: Chilled, Dance, Electronica, Upbeat | Tags: , , , ,

Today we have something special from headline name Deadmau5.

Known predominately for his banging tech-house, Deadmau5 has been releasing more diverse material under the alias ‘fuckmylife’ on Soundcloud for quite some time.

This progressive gem grabbed about 58,275 plays in about 8 hours and counting.

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.

Tokimonsta – Aching Nodes by Chris
December 7, 2010, 9:30 PM
Filed under: Electronica, Mellow | Tags: , , , , , ,

Tokimonsta is one of those girls who are beautiful, pretty and cute all at the same time. I mean, just look at her!

Similarly, her music is mysterious, playful and mellow all at the same time. This Los Angeles producer is another prime example of the trip-hop sample-based tunes coming out of the underground LA scene. Her Cosmic Intoxication EP was released April this year and contains some amazing stuff reminiscent of Daedelus and Nosaj Thing’s sound. Aching Nodes brings together some glitchy beats with some other elements that let you relax, but not let your musical guard down. Give it a download:

Tokimonsta – Aching Nodes


A Bliss Abyss – Sakajaweea by Chris

Chillout/Ambient, Beautiful stuff. Made with live improv- a true underground talent in A Bliss Abyss.


A Bliss Abyss – Sakajaweea









The Musologist – Beacon by Chris
October 10, 2010, 12:00 AM
Filed under: Chilled, Electronica, Mellow, October Tracks | Tags: , , , , ,

Like a fusion of old-experimental electronica, with the new polished stuff. Reminds me of Jarre or TRS-80

The Musologist – Beacon

Husky Rescue – Nightless Night (Fink Remix) by Chris
October 8, 2010, 8:00 AM
Filed under: Electronica, Mellow, October Tracks, Remixes, Vocals | Tags: , , , , , , ,

A mellow blend of dub, melancholy and folk.  Vocals that sit somewhere between frail and simply beautiful, Fink’s remix of the Husky Rescue’s single is a vaguely sinister, yet comforting track.

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