Matryoshka – Laideronnette (2012)

Matryoshka – Laideronnette (2012)Very chill, very trippy, sounds like shattered from a dream and feels like heroin. Rhyming was unintentional and regarding the heroin, I never experienced it, so, probably my perception it’s at least false. And then again this music it’s smooth, floating, heaven-like. I’ve never been in heaven as well, so, I might be wrong again. The music it’s beautiful. We all have a different perception of beauty, but this is really nice. Quite cinematic, smoothly layered and smartly chilled, merging Trip Hop with Dream Pop, and Glitchy IDM with classic music, the Japanese Matryoshka creates a very comfortable and restorative ambiance with their minimalist, but nicely flowing music. The duo it’s made of Sen responsible with the instrumentals while Calu it’s the female vocalist. She’s angel-like singing reminds me mostly of Julee Cruise (probably best known for “Falling”, the theme song for the cult U.S. television series Twin Peaks). They are based in Tokyo, Japan, and this album was released on 12-12-2012 by Virgin Babylon Records, perhaps this is their second album, but my Japanese it’s pretty rusty and I did not manged to dig out any further useful information about them. Read more Matryoshka – Laideronnette (2012)

Air – Le Voyage Dans La Lune (2012)

Based on two popular novels of the time, Jules Verne’s “From the Earth to the Moon” and H. G. Wells’ “The First Men in the Moon”, Georges Méliès, assisted by his brother Gaston, wrote and directed in 1902, the black-and-white silent science fiction film “Le Voyage dans la lune” (A Trip to the Moon). It was named one of the 100 greatest films of the 20th century by The Village Voice, ranking at #84.
The film runs 14 minutes if projected at 16 frames per second and is the first science fiction film which uses innovative animation and special effects, including the well-known image of the spaceship landing in the Moon’s eye.
“Le Voyage dans la lune” is the seventh studio album by French electronic music duo Air and the album takes its inspiration from the classic film. Read more Air – Le Voyage Dans La Lune (2012)

New track – I Hate the Blues, London’s Calling Version

I was busy with lot of other things – mainly with putting this site on wheels and make it running – so, I had to delay the release of the album “The Ghost of the Absent Father”. But I worked on some new songs and I send this one – recorded originally with the boys from Oedip Piaf on 24 February 2011 – to Mr. Winteller to London and once again he came up with some interesting adds on, write and perform some guitar, bass and additional sampler and effect tracks for my tunes. Nice job, thanks a lot!

I still have some technical difficulties with the platform of my site, so, you can listen the new track HERE. I hope you will enjoy it much as I do!

Yuka Honda – Heart Chamber Phantoms (2010)

Îmi place fata asta, albumul ei proaspăt, „Heart Chamber Phantoms”, mi-a amintit de trompeta lui Miles (Davis) – anii de după 1985, era Warner Bros., colaborările cu Marcus Miller, coloana sonoră a filmului „Siesta” şi mi-a amintit şi de un alt trompetist de seamă, Terence Blanchard, „responsabil” pentru coloana sonoră a aproape 50 de pelicule şi numeroase discuri de Jazz modern, Hard Bop.
Nu vreau să vă speri cu treaba asta cu Jazz-ul, ce face Yuka este destul de lejer, dar de calitate, cred că şi pentru cei nefamiliarizaţi cu genul este o oportunitate de a se apropria puţin de această zonă muzicală.
Cele 10 piese sunt un trip sonor de la momente de acalmie şi relaxare până la răbufniri furtunoase condimentate cu ceva Funk , Acid Jazz şi Bebop.
Mie îmi plac piesele mai ritmate, mai cu nerv (Hydrosphere, Waters On Mars), dar şi experimentele mai Chill sau stranii sunt vii, au atmosferă.

La trompetă Read more Yuka Honda – Heart Chamber Phantoms (2010)