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Recommended Listening!

Posted in Features, Reviews on October 18, 2010 by Anodyne

Personally when I look for new music I start with breaks and go from there.  What can I say, I like my beats broken.  Lately I’ve been on a huge DnB kick and I’ve been neglecting the slower 120-140 bpm range…  So a couple of weeks ago I get an email from Gyre letting me know his new album, “Attack of the Sustained Decay” just dropped!!  Naturally I was excited and headed over to have a listen because this guy just oozes talent and fresh ideas.

I first discovered of Gyre when he released “EP 2.0” last year.  That was a pretty damn good bunch of tracks.  This year, “Attack of the Sustained Decay” bumps things up a notch and seriously delivers.

Remember that feeling you got back in the day when you just discovered electronic music like 808 State, The Orb, Future Sound of London, Chemical Brothers etc.  They may have been making totally different styles of music but they embodied a feeling and excitement of breaking new musical ground.

That’s how this album made me feel.  The first single, “Attuned To Another” is just GOOD electronic music.  It’s that simple.  Just solid electronic music from the second you hit play.  The rest of the album doesn’t dissapoint and follows suit.  Breakbeats may not be new to the scene, but Gyre works them incredibly well and infuses them with his style.  Trust me, this release will smack your midrange wobble-step around the room and make it cry like a baby.

Convinced yet?  Here’s the linkage:

Soundcloud
http://soundcloud.com/gyre
Itunes
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/attack-of-the-sustained-decay/id368082653
Bandcamp
http://www.gyre.bandcamp.com/
Website:
http://www.iamgyre.com

 

Planet Boelex, “Raja”

Posted in Reviews on May 5, 2010 by Anodyne

There are few artists that I hold dear enough that I instantly must have every release they put out as soon as I hear word of it.  Planet Boelex is one of those.

From the first time I heard his “Sinking in the Soup EP” in 2005 I was captivated by his intricate and fragile rhythms so seamlessly blended with captivating melodies and atmospheres.

Over time the Planet Boelex sound grown and matured.  Planet Boelex delighted me with the Khavi Collective release, “Suunta”.  His collaborative work with Mosaik (another one of my favorite artists) on “Sisumies” was a sonic snapshot in time I’ll never forget.  Seriously.

On “Raja”, Planet Boelex flexes his creative power again with unsurprisingly beautiful and touching works.  The highlight (if one had to be picked) from the release titled , “Not From Here”, is achingly touching with smooth and thick beats and intimate vocal work with Lisa’s antenna.

“Raja” is an absolutely stunning addition to the Planet Boelex discography and once again begs the question “Why are you giving this away for free?!”  I honestly feel guilty after having listened to this music for over 5 years without paying a penny…

Go have a listen, spread the word.  Believe me, this is worth it.

http://planet.boelex.org/