Dreams of Kyoto by Mixtaped Monk

2017-02-11 03:41:34 UTC

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Mixtaped Monk is a one man DIY music project by a journalist and music producer (Arka Sengupta) who believes in making music that soothes the mind. This project was started as an outlet for his creative expressions. So, under the moniker of Mixtaped Monk, he not only expresses himself as a music producer but also as a writer and a visual artist.

Being socially awkward since childhood, he always loved solitude. And, in his solitude, the thing which he liked to do the most is discovering music. Be it the cassette of Pink Floyd's “Dark Side of The Moon,” which he discovered, in his uncle's old room, during his early teenage, or the first mixtape that he made for a girl when he was a little bit older, music has always been his sole companion. Gradually, he picked up playing the keyboard and the guitar, started experimenting with music and realized that there is a whole world of possibilities for him to explore. That is how the idea of Mixtaped Monk started.

There are a few artistes who have influenced him considerably in his lifetime and sometimes changed his whole perspective towards making music. They are Nick Drake, Steven Wilson, Mikael Akerfeldt, Marconi Union, Brian Eno, Steve Roach, Scott Hansen, Trent Reznor, Gustavo Santaolalla and Sascha Ring.

Right from the time he was in school, Arka had an immense fascination for anime. And that led to his (almost) obsession with Japanese culture. It all started with Naruto and Naruto Shippuuden. But when he watched Rurouni Kenshin for the first time, he was fascinated with the way the city of Kyoto was portrayed in the anime. And so he began researching the city, its current form and the long history associated with it. Since then, from time to time, he's had these dreams about the city. Sometimes they were associated with historical events and sometimes with the modern era. But in all, they were always so vivid that he could literally feel the profound beauty and heritage of Kyoto within him.

Through DREAMS OF KYOTO, Arka has tried to provide a soundtrack for the nature of the dreams he has of Kyoto.


Genre : alternative, experimental, ambient, atmospheric, dreamy, electronica, indie, post-rock, postrock, soundscape

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Singularity by Man Against Mankind

2017-01-26 04:59:24 UTC

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Man Against Mankind is a "one-man-band" project from Hungary. The project started the in 2015, November, as an experiment to see if it could create anything that could be called atmospheric, or ambient, or post-rock. The project has been running for more than a year now, and has released 6 albums so far.

'Have you ever felt like leaving behind this planet, travelling throught the solar system and not stopping until you have reached interstellar space? I have. This happened. Space has always inspired me, the idea of exploring the unkown is both exciting and petrifying. Also, space is so vast, that there is no such word which could describe it's emptyness. Therefore, if someone wants to get away from the problems and troubles of their everyday lives, space is an ideal place. 'Singularity' is kind of a concept album, where we leave behind our home planet and aim for the edge of the solar system."

Track List


  • From Singularity - 00:54 
  • Departure - 06:55 
  • The Point Of View Of An Astronaut - 03:33 
  • Around Me There's Only Darkness - 02:59 
  • I Am Voyager - 05:41 
  • Interstellar - 07:25 
  • To Singularity - 00:44


Genre : ambient, rock, atmospheric, instrumental, post, post-rock, progressive

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New album - There Is No Stillness by Glories

2017-01-16 04:06:36 UTC

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Glories is an instrumental post-rock band based in Birmingham, AL. They have independently released two full-length albums. Their latest album " There Is No Stillness" is out now for pre-ordering. 

Track List


  • Bravo Sierra - 08:32 
  • Telescopes 
  • A Hint of the Sea 
  • Dead Wait 
  • As Walls Keep Shifting


Genre : #postrock, alternative, rock, ambient, atmospheric, instrumental, postrock

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New album - Seldom Few by Seldom Few

2016-11-22 12:12:58 UTC

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Seldom Few are an atmospheric rock trio from the Western Isles of Scotland. Their self-titled debut album is a refreshing eclectic mixture of post-hardcore, dream pop, gothic post-punk and shoegaze.

Track List

  • Barely A Moon - 04:06 
  • Last Ride - 03:14 
  • Kimberly - 04:10 
  • Into Sun - 03:10 
  • Candle For The Blind - 03:55 
  • Translucent - 05:52 
  • Fall Town - 03:28 
  • The Parting Waters - 07:12


Genre : alternative, atmospheric, rock, dreampop, experimental, noiserock, pop.rock, post-hardcore, post-punk, post-rock, shoegaze

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New album - Timelessness by Dan Caine & musicformessier

2016-10-18 18:26:45 UTC

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Dan Caine is a guitarist from Merseyside, UK, who creates atmospheric, soulful and emotive ambient & post-rock music. "Timelessness" is a collaborative album with Musicformessier, the alias of the talented Hungarian musician István Csarnogurszky. The album was released September 26th 2016 , and according to  Wagner Hertzog at Merchants of Ai "It’s a marvellous journey, and a splendid work of art. The delicate sonorous poetry and the serene appreciative melodies we found on this album certainly make Timelessness one of the best guitar driven atmospheric albums of the year." 

Track List


  • Aeon - 03:40 
  • Millennium - 03:33 
  • Amaranthine - 04:01 
  • Perennial - 03:52 
  • Solstice Skies - 04:51 
  • Moments - 03:14 
  • Black Hole Orbit - 04:08 
  • Timelessness - 03:53 
  • Drifting in Hyperspace (feat. Cousin Silas) 03:30
  • Theories 04:17


Genre : ambient, post-rock, guitar, atmospheric, instrumental, meditation, relaxation, shoegaze, soundscape

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New album - Arq by Par

Arq is the new album of Par, project by Nacho Adda (Montevideo, Uruguay, 1983) based on experimental electronic music. While his previous works El Futuro (2013) and Ahí viene la Tormenta (2015) were more socially influenced, Arq is strongly marked by the modernist and rational concepts of modern architecture and its theoreticians. In this case, the producer attempts to translate these concepts to sounds and structures in 10 songs that make up the album. Preserving his experimental and minimalist nature, the album creates atmospheres that place the listener in different spaces and environments by using a dense or delicate, but always subtle, electronic sound palette.

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