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Fonica - Ripple [2002]

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 by Creep

Fonica - Ripple

Website: Official, MySpace, Preview @ Last.fm
Label: Plop
Country: Japan
Released: 2002
Genre: Electronic
Style: Minimal, Experimental, Leftfield

Bitrate: 320 kbit
Size: 126 MB

1. Soar
2. Twang
3. Whirr
4. Perch
5. Fluid
6. Coda
7. Rusl
8. Skim
9. Zephyr
10. Perch (Mitchell Akiyama Remix)
11. Rusl (Sogar Remix)

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Message To Bears - EP1 [2007]

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Message To Bears - EP1

From The Music Lobby:
Instrumental acoustic guitarist Jerome Alexander releases his first EP, and it is quite a promising debut. Recalling Xela’s excellent 2004 album Tangled Wool, Message to Bears chooses to play drums, piano, and even a glockenspiel to complement his guitar work. More melodic than complex, this is an incredibly sharp debut and hopefully a tool to get signed and grace us with many more releases of similar quality.

Website: MySpace, Preview @ Last.fm
Label: Not On Label
Country: UK
Released: 2007
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Neofolk, Laptop Folk, Ambient, Post-Rock

Bitrate: 320 kbit
Size: 56,1 MB

1. Sparrow (1:55)
2. Found You And You're Safe (3:55)
3. Good Morning (3:00)
4. Swim (4:01)
5. Green (3:28)
6. Plane Over Evening Sky (3:19)
7. To Make A Portrait (5:02)
8. Unfold (4:28)

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Miranda July - No One Belongs Here More Than You [2007]

Monday, December 29, 2008 by Creep

Miranda July  - No One Belongs Here More Than You

Haha! This time something different :) I've been searching for this one for a while now, well, finally I found it and I'm sharing.
It's an audiobook, read by the autor herself, an awesome artist and director Miranda July. Since I'm in love with her film Me and You and Everyone We Know [and also posted a soundtrack here], I was hunting for this one ;)


Ok, let's cut the shite out. Here's a description.

From Publishers Weekly
It's a testament to July's artistry that the narrators of this arresting first collection elicit empathy rather than groans. "Making Love in 2003," for example, follows a young woman's dubious trajectory from being the passive, discarded object of her writing professor's attentions to seducing a 14-year-old boy in the special-needs class she teaches, while another young woman enters the sex industry when her girlfriend abandons her, with a surprising effect on the relationship. July's characters over these 16 stories get into similarly extreme situations in their quests to be loved and accepted, and often resort to their fantasy lives when the real world disappoints (which is often): the self-effacing narrator of "The Shared Patio" concocts a touching romance around her epilectic Korean neighbor; the aging single man of "The Sister" weaves an elaborate fantasy around his factory colleague Victor's teenage sister (who doesn't exist) to seduce someone else. July's single emotional register is familiar from her film Me and You and Everyone We Know, but it's a capacious one: wry, wistful, vulnerable, tough and tender, it fully accommodates moments of bleak human reversals. These stories are as immediate and distressing as confessionals. (May)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

And a little promo video at amazon.com.

Type: Audiobook
Bitrate: 128 kbit [I know, I know]
Size: 270 MB

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Evan Bartholomew - Secret Entries Into Darkness [2008]

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Evan Bartholomew - Secret Entries Into Darkness

This is a project of an artist also known as Bluetech or Evan Marc. Haven't heard the last one, but this is way different to what he does as Bluetech. Anyway, I recommend to start with Caverns of Time.

Website: Official, MySpace, Preview @ Last.fm
Label: Somnia
Country: US
Released: 2008
Genre: Electronic
Style: Ambient

Bitrate: VBR V2
Size: 75,4 MB

1. Secret Entries Into Darkness (9:53)
2. Cracks In The Fabric Of The Known (6:32)
3. Soft Spots In The Tyranny Of Matter (11:10)
4. Where Forgotten Days Slumber (9:11)
5. And Ancient Hurts Dwell (8:34)
6. Light Reflecting Black In Shadow (6:54)
7. Freedom Found In Surrender (3:23)

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Evan Bartholomew - Caverns Of Time [2007]

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Evan Bartholomew - Caverns Of Time

Website: Official, MySpace, Preview @ Last.fm
Label: Somnia
Country: US
Released: 16 Nov 2007
Genre: Electronic
Style: Ambient

Bitrate: VBR V2
Size: 94,2 MB

1. We Set Out Into The Caverns Of Time (17:42)
2. Leaving Behind Ourselves (9:52)
3. Leaving Behind Our Memories (11:49)
4. Elusive And Effervescent Is Our Destination (13:00)
5. Descending Deeper In Search Of The Timeless (8:56)
6. Reborn, We Fluctuate And Fade (10:40)

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Evan Bartholomew - Borderlands [2007]

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Evan Bartholomew - Borderlands

Website: Official, MySpace, Preview @ Last.fm
Label: New Land Music
Country: US
Released: 2007
Genre: Electronic
Style: Modern Classical, Ambient

Bitrate: VBR V2
Size: 74,3 MB

1. Between Becoming (4:22)
2. And Being (4:28)
Strings [Additional] - Rena Jones
3. Between Experience (2:52)
4. And Imagination (4:06)
5. Between Idea (3:16)
6. And Emotion (3:50)
7. Between Boil (2:45)
8. And Burn (3:49)
9. Between Initiation (3:36)
10. And Healing (3:45)
11. Between Mastery (2:57)
12. And Mystery (3:31)
13. Between Falling (3:22)
14. And Flying (3:03)
15. Between Intention (2:51)
16. And Surrender (2:37)

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Plaid - Heaven's Door [2008]

Wednesday, December 24, 2008 by Creep

Plaid - Heaven's Door

Website: Official, MySpace
Label: Beat Records
Country: Japan
Released: 20 Dec 2008
Genre: Electronic, Stage & Screen
Style: Soundtrack, IDM, Dub

Bitrate: 192 kbit
Size: 78,5 MB

1. Masato Shuffle (5:00)
2. Tokyo Drive (5:12)
3. K3 (2:43)
4. Veisalgia (0:55)
5. Takeshita Street (3:57)
6. Bata (1:11)
7. Not Hearing A Word (2:33)
8. Hydrosphere (4:05)
9. Ishus (3:03)
10. Non Hoi (5:19)
11. Seizure (1:38)
12. Seeking (3:25)
13. Durban Pain (4:16)
14. Orchard (3:30)
15. Host (4:52)
16. Two Rooms (5:09)

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VA - Kokopelli: Conscious Dreams [2007]

Thursday, December 18, 2008 by Creep

VA - Kokopelli: Conscious Dreams

Weird that I haven't posted it before. Well... talking about music to fall asleep, this is perfect. As says the name of this album ;)
Ok, here's some sort of description:
From the center of Amsterdam comes the refreshing chill out compilation Kokopelli compiled by Veer and Supergroover. A single release to celebrate the 10th anniversary of smartshop Conscious Dreams Kokopelli. Chill out has been the soundtrack of this famous smartshop over the years and after listening all those years they decided to release some of the tunes that have spiced up the shop. A nice and relaxing track by Tom & Gijs starts the cd, to be continued by Siebzehn, a german producer that has no problem writing beautiful music. He delivers 3 lovely tracks. Prosect from Israel is a famous name on the scene already with an album under the name sound field. He brings us a orientally influenced track which becomes a little upbeat in the end. Moravec is another promising Dutch producer. This track has a lovely gentle hypnotic chilled out vibe to it. Next is Organix, a duo from Amsterdam that focused on a progressive sound but lately start to make some more chill out tracks as well. They are fully dedicated to producing music and are doing a good job. Their track makes you wanna swim and glide… Last but not least is Samorost, a Costa Rican producer that surely doesn’t have a problem to put emotion in his music. A very relaxing track to end the musical journey.
My recommendations. Enjoy.

Website: MySpace
Label: Conscious Dreams
Country: Netherlands
Released: 08 Sep 2007
Genre: Electronic
Style: Ambient, Dub, Downtempo, Psychill

Bitrate: VBR V0
Size: 121 MB

1. Tom van Huystee & Gijs Van Klooster - Whale (9:39)
2. Siebzehn - Kali Yuga (6:39)
3. Cloudwalker - Green Radience (8:35)
4. Siebzehn - Hangar 18 (6:08)
5. Siebzehn - Interzone (9:48)
6. Prosect - Palenque (7:09)
7. Moravec - Hyperion (9:55)
8. Organix - Swim & Glide (8:04)
9. Samorost - You (5:45)

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VA - One Five Zero [2007]

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 by Creep

VA - One Five Zero

Ta-dah! ;)
[Woooot? Tori Amos' cover? That's odd ;D]

Website: Official, MySpace, P[R]eviews
Label: n5MD
Country: US
Released: Oct 2007
Genre: Electronic
Style: Abstract, IDM, Experimental, Shoegaze

Bitrate: VBR V2
Size: 184 MB

1-1. Near The Parenthesis - Into The Green (5:06)
1-2. Keef Baker - Never (4:38)
1-3. SubtractiveLAD - Back To You (5:50)
1-4. Funckarma - Skaind (4:25)
1-5. Vesna Chaika (4:54)
1-6. Another Electronic Musician - Hilbert (6:51)
1-7. Arc Lab - Flood Case (6:28)
1-8. Quench - Bud (Loess Remix) (6:36)
1-9. Proem - Recommizerate (3:18)
1-10. Run_Return - Metro North (Funckarma Remix) (6:33)
1-11. Proem - 3 Days Before I Move (71 Hours By Near The Parenthesis) (5:58)
1-12. Tobias Lilja - My Teacher Died (6:20)
2-1. Another Electronic Musician - Green And Olive (A Different Hue By Near The Parenthesis) (5:15)
2-2. Tobias Lilja - Five Days (7:01)
2-3. Bitcrush - What Would Hope Be Without Disappointment (6:02)
2-4. Lights Out Asia - Psiu! Puxa! (5:35)
2-5. Damiak - Field Lights (4:48)
2-6. Arc Lab - The Several Song (SubtractiveLAD Remix) (5:42)
2-7. Last Days - Points Bridge (5:58)
2-8. Near The Parenthesis - Trailing (Further Behind By Bitcrush) (4:10)
2-9. Loess - Talus (Tobias Lilja Remix) (6:22)
2-10. Bitcrush - In Distance (Keef Baker Rmx) (5:10)
2-11. Last Days - The Norwegian Sea (Arc Lab Mix) (5:36)
2-12. Arc Lab - Cornflake Girl (3:33)
2-13. Tobias Lilja - My Authority (SubtractiveLAD Remix) (5:34)

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Ochre - Audiomicrodevice [2001]

Monday, December 15, 2008 by Creep

Ochre - Audiomicrodevice

Label: Not On Label
Country: UK
Released: Nov 2001
Genre: Electronic
Style: IDM

Bitrate: 192 kbit
Size: 102 MB

1. Low Grav Freefall (6:39)
2. Children Playing With Lego (4:51)
3. Render (5:41)
4. Reverse Engineering (5:07)
5. Lachryma (5:27)
6. Moonlight Sonata (5:01)
7. Electroshock Stopclock (5:42)
8. Kaleidoscape (5:29)
9. Semblance (4:45)
10. Neverminded (4:51)
11. System Failure (7:15)
12. Low Grav Freefall (High Altitude Mix) (4:36)
13. Reverse Engineering (Beta) (5:07)
14. Esign (3:58)

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Chris Dooks presents: The

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Another one from a guy who makes some great mixes ;) This time a little less drones, but way more pure ambient sounds. [Older mix can be found here]. So if you have difficulties with sleeping, this one's for you ;)
Below you can read about what Chris had to say about the tracklisting.... in an interesting form. And here's the proper tracklisting :)
[However watching/listening php video tutorials helps to fall asleep too! works for me anyway.]



We softly resurrect scratchy vinyl lushes via looped audio detritus. These ghosts, the Oxfam-remixed, Lazarus-like tunes of Glasgows's
Lucky Pierre (1) set the scene for rest-play. Then bounces in Wolfgang Voigt's GAS project (2) which is German umpah-lumpah marching music slowed down to custard pulses and you might think "eh, this is a bit lively for a relaxation record" but we are aware early that you need some soft beats to lull you into the master of ambient, but it's no place for aviophobics as we are into the legendary Music for Airports by Brian Eno (3) ... Up next, Michael Andrews' melancholic film score for a minute or two (4) from Me and You and Everyone We Know before Loscil's (5) ether-pulses start to bring your chitty-chatty-bang-bang-mind down a peg or two before we can enter that limboland between wake and sleep and now we realise that headphones maximize the effect here. Back to Deutschland Super-Sleepies for Uli Teichmann's "Piano Tec" (6) track from a KOMPAKT.de compilation and we are officially now in ambient-proper. Next up is some chancer called Chris Dooks (7) for a short drone piece before we head over to Belgium to listen to the final five minutes from a twenty minute chloroform classic from Wim Mertens (8) which I recommend in its own right and full form flow. And would you believe the next track is Texan in origin? You would if you followed the career of Stars of The Lid (9). They are very deep listening man. I've been into them for years and they've been better than sleeping pills, but I can give you this also. What to choose between L.A. and Bradford? Why not have both with Labraford (10) and their best album, E Luxo So, which sounds like it's a sentence in deepest Yorkshire. But it's the rusting leaves of Virginia you can hear. Coming into sleepytime is Stone in Focus (11), a slightly softer and rarer track from Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works II. The last two tracks mean you can turn off the light. Pausal (12) is a highpoint on this compilation on the marvellous Hightpoint-Lowlife label. We end with Brian Mc Bride (13) back in Texas, where there's A Gathering To Lead Me When You're Gone. I am gone. I hope you get gone also.
Love Bovine Radio.


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Grit - Expanse [2008]

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Grit  - Expanse

Finally, a full release of this interesting dub techno artist. I wouldn't say the album is entirely dub techno, you can also hear lots of ambient sounds there. In some moments, the sound reminds me of the last decade ;) but I like it.

Website: MySpace
Label: Shoreless Recordings
Country: Germany
Released: Nov 2008
Genre: Electronic
Style: Dub Techno, Minimal, Ambient

Bitrate: VBR V2
Size: 51,9 MB

1. Endless Waves (5:44)
2. Mind Mapping (4:34)
3. Marianas Trench (7:50)
4. Expanse (7:08)
5. The Furthest Outpost (5:24)
6. Neon Aura (8:16)
7. The View From The Trieste (6:46)

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on_14 - Plumes [2008]

Friday, December 12, 2008 by Creep

on_14 - Plumes

Ok, here's a nice discography of an artist from Japan I found out about just yesterday. This only proves the power of netlabels :P ;)

Website: Official, MySpace
Label: Rain Music
Country: France
Released: Oct 2008
Genre: Electronic
Style: Minimal, Ambient

Bitrate: 192 kbit

1. Oak (4:45)
2. Refuge (5:29)
3. Plumes (5:17)
4. Four Things (6:47)

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on_14 - Sad Hours [2007]

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On_14 - Sad Hours

Website: Official, MySpace
Label: Complementary Distribution
Country: Hungary
Released: 30 Jul 2007
Genre: Electronic
Style: Ambient

Bitrate: 320 kbit

1. Happy Hour (5:57)
2. Absence (6:17)
3. Still (5:00)
4. Black Cofee (0:38)
5. Sad Hours (0:35)

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on_14 - Night Song [2007]

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on_14 - Night Song

Website: Official, MySpace
Preview @ archive.org
Label: Rain
Country: Poland
Released: 04 Aug 2007
Genre: Electronic
Style: Abstract, Minimal, Ambient

Bitrate: VBR
Size: 53 MB

1. Intro (0:26)
2. Leaf (3:47)
3. Less (3:32)
4. Mint (7:31)
5. Garden (7:28)
6. Night Song (2:55)
7. Sea Song (12:36)
8. The Right Moment (2:47)

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on_14 - Forest [2006]

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on_14 - Forest

Website: Official, MySpace
Preview @ archive.org
Label: Test Tube
Country: Portugal
Released: 01 Dec 2006
Genre: Electronic
Style: Ambient

Bitrate: 320 kbit
Size: 67 MB

1. Taste (Live) (4:43)
2. Forest (Part One) (9:33)
3. Forest (Part Two) (8:40)
4. After Summer (4:54)

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on_14 - Aqua [2006]

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On_14 - Aqua

Website: Official, MySpace
Preview @ archive.org
Label: Complementary Distribution
Country: Hungary
Released: 05 May 2006
Genre: Electronic
Style: Ambient

Bitrate: 320 kbit

1. Just Think Again (3:26)
2. Distance (9:37)
3. Wine (1:30)
4. If (4:01)
5. Aqua (7:03)
6. Taste (4:36)
7. Just Think Again (dia Remix) (5:04)

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on_14 - Photon [2005]

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on_14 - Photon

Website: Official, MySpace
Label: On-Li
Country: Japan
Released: 17 Jul 2005
Genre: Electronic
Style: Ambient

Bitrate: 192 kbit

1. Ripple (6:03)
2. Photon (10:40)
3. Cell (4:14)

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on_14 - Green [2005]

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On_14 - Green

Website: Official, MySpace
Label: On-Li
Country: Japan
Released: 13 Nov 2005
Genre: Electronic
Style: Minimal, Ambient

Bitrate: 192 kbit

1. Green (9:16)
2. Lavender (15:44)

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