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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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 EP - Ikarosz by Toul Syes

2016-12-12 06:24:15 UTC

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'Ikarosz' is the latest EP of the Hungarian instrumental post-rock band, Toul Syes. The EP is a retelling of the story of Icaros. Delta-v is about his longing for the Sun which leads him leaving Earth. 0 Kelvin tells how his joy of floating freely in space turns into desperation. G2V is about the end of his journey as he falls into the Sun and disintegrates.


Track List


Delta-v - 05:26 info
0 Kelvin - 07:09 info
G2V - 09:16 info


Genre : experimental, instrumental, rock, jazz, post-metal, post-rock, postrock, shoegaze

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New album - Equator by Silent Island

2016-11-23 06:28:43 UTC

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Silent Island is brought you by the creator of Black Hill, musicformessier and White Cube.


Silent Island are on "Equator" EP:

Csarnogurszky István - guitars, songwriting
Farkas Dávid - bass guitar
Károlyi Gábor - bass guitar
Kalamár Ádám - drum programming


Silent Island is a brand new post-rock project from the man behind Black Hill, musicformessier and White Cube. Sum of three years experience of instrumental songwriting on a soft, but intense album.

Track List

  • Harbour - 03:49 
  • Whales and waves - 03:43 
  • Equator - 04:12 
  • The old frigate - 03:50 
  • Southern sky - 03:16


Genre : acoustic, rock, ambient, guitar, indie, instrumental, postrock, shoegaze

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New album - A House Not Built with Hands by Across Waters

2016-11-06 05:25:23 UTC

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We're a post rock band from Texas. Our first album More Light is Never Ending (released way back in November 2011) covered the story of creation as in Genesis. Our new album A House Not Built with Hands is the personal testimony of our bassist Levi in instrumental form.

This is the true story of a man who was born with cancer and treated with chemotherapy, which caused a heart defect early in his life. It's about the personal struggles he went through. It's about a physical and spiritual heart transplant, and realizing that in order to live we must die to ourselves. It's about a life-changing transformation that can only happen through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, and it's about the personal testimony of Levi (our bass player). 


Genre : rock, ambient, instrumental, postmetal, postrock, shoegaze, soundtrack

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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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