Blood Is Sweeter Than Honey by Shock of Daylight

2017-05-03 04:02:50 UTC

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Blood Is Sweeter Than Honey is London-based artist Danny Currie's 3rd release of 2017.

Field recordings of his coastal hometown are merged with spectral guitars and washes of electronic noise to create a droning ambient panorama which seems to crest and recede like the Irish Sea heard in those same field recordings.

Released on his own Anschauen Records, Blood Is Sweeter Than Honey follows January's 'Verschollene EP' (Spheredelic Records), and 'Covers 2017' - a Soundcloud release of cover tracks.

Genre : electronic, ambient, drone, guitar, noise, psychedelic

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New album Canary by Astro Tan

2017-03-22 05:47:08 UTC


Astro Tan is a three-piece out of Portland, Oregon, who hail from opposing corners of the continent; they call rural Pennsylvania, urban Seattle, and remote Alaska their homes, respectively. Perhaps their trans-continental allows for what is a genre-bending songbook that places foot in no strict stylistic camp. Primary songwriting responsibilities oscillate between Charles Tern and Sam Wegman (bass and guitars) and an exacting drummer in Jed Overly (also a songwriter). Astro Tan is freshly attune to their creative ambitions, ostensibly due to a mélange of classic and contemporary influences. 'Soma', the freshman effort from the group, demonstrated a keen affinity for lush R&B, soft-jazz and psychedelia. Their latest, just-released album, 'Canary', brings this to the next level with moody orchestral additions.

Track List

  • 1 Intra-
  • 2 HYFY
  • 3 Duck Fat
  • 4 Hush
  • 5 The Jetsons
  • 6 Whiskey + Water
  • 7 Interludes in B∆7
  • 8 Goosebumps
  • 9 Contact Sports; Ch. 2 of 2
  • 10 Pipedream

Genre : soul, psychedelic, r&b

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Serial Experiments 1: Pink Witch by Vivian Fantasy

2017-03-10 06:37:27 UTC

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Serial Experiments 1 is the first collection of songs released from an extensive two year binge of spending time recording tracks/ideas between 2015/2017. (With the exception of "orchids" which was originally recorded in 2010 but unreleased). These songs were never meant to make a cohesive album,  this one is the 1st of 4 series.

Track List

  • 1.Strawberry Moon 05:08
  • 2.Pink Witch (feat.The Snuggalos) 06:05
  • 3.Where's The Fantasy 04:54
  • 4.Are U Clean Yet? 03:35
  • 5.You Were My Forest 02:58
  • 6.Serial Experiments LHC (interlude) 03:52
  • 7.Surgeon Is Death 05:34
  • 8.BONUS: Orchids (tape demo version) 04:49
  • 9.BONUS: Sci Fi Moog(demo) 05:45

Genre : ambient, analog, electronic, experimental, abstract, art, chill, wave, chillwave, dream, pop, dreampop, dreamwave, indie, lo-fi, psychedelic, shoegaze, synthpop, Richmond

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New LP - Burial Songs by Palehorse/Palerider

2017-02-07 05:03:46 UTC


 Palehorse/Palerider is  a "doomgaze" band from Denver, Colorado. They  released their debut lp, "Burial Songs" digitally last Friday. Vinyl will release in March/April. They have been described as a cross between Earth and Slowdive, but with bits of True Widow, Chelsea Wolfe, Sleep, MBV. 

Track List

  • Sundowning - 10:52 
  • Tamám Shud - 09:12 
  • Into the Abyss - 09:52 
  • Nero - 09:54

Genre : alternative, doom, doomgaze, psychedelic, shoegaze

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New album - Petrichor by Dani Lee Pearce

2017-02-03 05:26:45 UTC

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Dani Lee Pearce is a transgender music producer from Portland, Oregon who has been musically active since 2011 and actively releasing since 2015. She currently handles all production of albums herself including visual design with only rare collaborator input. 

Her songs' subject matter frequently concerns life within trans-ness and mental illness, frequently includes fantasy imagery and sounds, and stylistically varies between releases, approaching the composition of each album as if they were films. Her first three albums, 'Dani Lee Pearce', 'Depayse' and 'Kelvin' were instrumental albums centered around different moods, with the first album being based around the concept of recovery, illustrated by its deliberately non-linear progression from chaotic to serene.

'Notes of a Nervous Little Pixie', released in early 2016, was her first album with vocals and was recorded in harsh conditions with limited equipment and space, and is largely a document of emotional abuse received by and the mental illnesses of the artist around that time. Her newest album, 'Petrichor', released last November, adds poetry as a new influence and compositional tool to her music, reflected in the album's story and writing.

A concept album about Star-Gods, magical beings and the depiction of different forms of survival in the journeys of various characters, in addition to a variety of interpretations of this thing called Purity, both false and true, and how Disarray entangles with it.

Track List

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  • The Ember Leaf - 02:44 
  • The Lone Survivor - 03:48 
  • Over My Wall - 02:48 
  • From Young Unknowing Eyes - 04:02 
  • Down In Evergreene - 04:35 
  • The Hill of Mist - 07:14 
  • Where the Ashes Go - 06:05 
  • I Hope It Doesn't Rain When I See You Today - 05:54 
  • Silver Tree's Mixtress - 04:58 
  • Candy Necklaces - 02:19 
  • Twig Parade - 02:39 
  • Lute-Bird Calls - 06:19 
  • Monsters and Rainclouds - 06:05 
  • Cast Your Sleep Spell - 02:19

Genre : electronic, ambient, pop, dream, psychedelic, folk, symphonic, Portland

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