Thursday, 29 March 2007
finally! we got our hands on a visual demo from one of our homeboys back in Kuala Lumpur, still-rocking-hard-yet-laying-low DJ B.2WO, formerly known as DJ ONE6T2 (probably just a moniker for a side project like shinoda) from Malaysia's underground hip hop outfit, Da Joint, presented us this 2 minutes 27 seconds video uploaded on youtube, showcased a string of freestyle scratchings, exclusively original creations from DJ B.2WO himself. watch the fingers as it moves back and forth and again, it does just enough to make you drool on the smoothness of the movements. well, at least, it's the first of its kind from the average count of untyteld so far. something aside from post-rock and experimental and avant-garde shits. without further or do, let the visual speaks for itself....view it below. say no more, SCRATCH THAT SHIT, MR. DJ!
a big "thank you" slap for Eugene to leak us this source.
***we have spoken to B.2WO on the difference between the two monikers, and resulted that ONE6T2 is no longer his stage moniker as his fans are having troubles to pronounce its name, therefore, B.2WO (pronounced as B2) is the new moniker for him.***
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Wednesday, 28 March 2007
Sunday, 25 March 2007
there's just so much that we can talk about this wide music scene we have in this multi-genre world of musical environment, so what this 10-in-a-post does is recommending ten albums that's worthwhile to listen to. admin feels the need of sharing some of his library collection to spread the love of music. and so it does to help us to exchange knowledge to one another, you are welcome to post up any recommendations that you think it's worthwhile to listen to, or perhaps maybe, your all-time favorites if you insist, in the feedback box. so...here it goes...oh fyi, the numbers doesn't relate to which is the best or the worst.. it's just numbers... so fuck that shit...
shortly after releasing their latest album, Rather Ripped, avant-garde experimental noise rock band Sonic Youth released a whole obscure compilation of its rare singles and japanese import bonus tracks, to their hardcore fans. well, my opinion, this b-sides held me up for the spirit for experimental noise rock once again. i thought of settling down with mellow-tuned Rather Ripped, but after listening to this b-side compilation, i just told myself that this might be one of the best albums for year 2007 (well, it was released sometime in december, but i count it in 2007...)... hope this would not be their last album eventhough rumours spread it will be their last one with Geffen. i don't know. let's wait and see what happens. say hello to noise fellas.
2) TV On The Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain
new york avant-garde indie rock outfit's second album, Return to Cookie Mountain blends free jazz + acappella + trip hop + electro + space-gazing, it's just simply transforming the whole idea of indie rock to another level i guess. this blend is still pretty new to me, so i'm really trying very hard to get along with em', anyway, if you're one of the kind who loves slow-evolving tunes with loud choruses, like mogwai and sigur ros to name a few of em', TVOTR is one suitable outfit to check out.
3) Red Sparowes - Every Red Heart Shines Towards The Red Sun
LA post rock outfit Red Sparowes' released their new album, Every Heart Shines Towards The Red Sun, a follow up after At The Soundless Dawn in 2005. the quintet compromises current and former members of Isis, Neurosis, Halifax Pier, Samsara, Angel Hair and Pleasure Forever. one good instrumental/experimental rock band to check out, if you're up for something more heavier with distortions and heavy drums.
4) Russian Circles - Enter
Chicago-based three piece instrumental rock/metal band, Russian Circles, is something little different the bands recommended today. instrumental too, but it's more on heavy metal. something pretty similar to one of my all-time favorites, Pelican. formed in 2004 by mike sullivan and colin dekuiper, both formerly from Dakota, later recruited dave turncrantz of riddle of steel. Russian Circles are well-known for their energetic spirit and improvisation of their music live on stage. one good thing about watching live gigs are the improvisation done by the bands, which is something you can't listen to in their recorded albums. self-released a self-titled album then, and recorded Enter under Flameshovel Records.
5) Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank
the fifth full-length album of american indie rock group, Modest Mouse, We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank. they have been around since 1993 and still rocking hard. ever since the last album brought them to radio hit and airtime on VH1, the follow up album sure brings full of excitement to their fans, waiting for some surprises and some new beats to groove with.
6) Joanna Newsom - Ys
Joanna Newsom, the uniqueness of her voice being highly compared among artists like Bjork, Regina Spektor and Fiona Apple. Ys was recorded by some of the big guns that have produced albums for Nirvana, PJ Harvey, Sonic Youth and Tortoise. This is her second studio albums - she had a couple of self-released albums and EPs on the line too. Emily from Ys was listed 9th on the website's top ten tracks 2006.
7) Built to Spill - You In Reverse
if you're into rock, then you won't have any doubts on Built to Spill's sixth album, You In Reverse. just like any other indie rock bands out there, the album contains tracks that suits to drown your sorrows, as well as some that makes you jump. some of the influences of bts music were dinosaur jr, neil young, pavement, death cab for cutie and modest mouse, among others. yes! one good example. if you know and love death cab for cutie, then you'll love this album as much as you love dcfc's....trust me! it's worth it!
8) Califone - Roots & Crown
try a little change of music for awhile, Califone should be the right deal for you. post rock / folk blues / electronic pop outfit has various of genres in this album - ranging from pop to electronic to experimental rock to folk to blues. the guitar works are pretty amazing - not the best, but it's good.
9) Gomez - How We Operate
Gomez is an English indie rock band from Southport. compromising ian ball, olly peacock, tom gray, paul blackburn and ben ottewell. this is the seventh album from them, and there's also an album of b-sides released not too long ago. here's a band with more rhythmic vibes if you're looking for something ease-to-listen. this is nothing close to death cab nor alexi murdoch. it's in between, i guess. remember, recommendations here are worthwhile to listen to. believe it.
10) Menomena - Friend and Foe
here's one good example of experimental music with vocals. all the way from portland, Menomena consists of guitars, bass, keyboards, glockenspiel, baritone sax, alto sax and percussion. great music, weird music, it's just so well blended. check em' out. you might like it. i got this album because of its cover. but not noticing the music's pretty darn good too. don't think u can get to listen to all this kinda music in your local clubs, except for venues which REALLY FOCUSES on indie experimental stuffs... then you MIGHT.
well, hope you enjoy your read and found something that you really really like. and hopefully, you found yourself the interest of loving some other genres aside from hip hop and pop music.
Saturday, 24 March 2007
Sparklehorse is a rock band led by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mark Linkous, and his drummer/multi-instrumentalist Scott Minor, usually does his recordings in his home studio.
they might be better off known as the guy who did the cover song for pink floyd's wish you were here. wish you were here were done along with backing vocals by radiohead's lead vocal, thom yorke, on the telephone in his hotel room.
up to date, sparklehorse has released four studio albums, with its latest piece, dreamt for light years in the belly of a mountain.
aside from sparklehorse, linkous producing for a couple of artists too, including, Nina Persson and Daniel Johnston.
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