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White Rabbits

Posted in My Brand of Music with tags on August 8, 2009 by Nickolaus

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I was recently turned onto White Rabbits by my boss… she burned me a copy to peek… i blazed one… and loved it!

White Rabbits is a six piece ‘Indie Rock’ band originally from Columbia, Missouri… now in NYC. They already have 2 LPs… the first (Fort Nightly) was released in 2007, and It’s Frightening is the follow up released this year (2009)

It’s Frightening is easily the best Rock/Alternative/ Indie/ whatever the fuck you wanna call it…. album that i’ve heard in a LONG time. The musical ability and creativity of these cats is unbelievable for me…. especially on the tracks ‘They Done Wrong/ We Done Wrong’ and ‘The Salesman (Tramp Life)’

Their overall sound is very unique, but if i had to describe them… i would probably say Sonic Youth crossed with …Trail of Dead and a little splash of good Radiohead.

This album is solid from first to last note… I would definitely recommend a complete listen through. My favorite track might be ‘Midnight and I’ although i really enjoy every song on this release.

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Mind Inversion- Sound Immersion Vol. II

Posted in My Brand of Music with tags , on March 13, 2009 by Nickolaus

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Finally…. the staff from MindInversion have compiled their second installment of the monthly Sound Immersion mix. This disc is a sample collection of some of the most influential acts in music for the staff members. Some tracks have special comments on why they were chosen for this mix, and some tracks basically speak for themselves.     

Mind Inversion’s Sound Immersion 03/09 (Vol. 2)

Here’s the track list:

01. Mogwai – “Summer” (contributed by Eddie) 
02. Bassnectar – “Zealots Slow Down (Remix)” (contributed by Nick B.) 
03. Black Star – “Hater Players” (contributed by Tim) 
04. Burning Spear – “Resistance” (contributed by Nick H.) 
05. Jens Lekman – “Maple Leaves (7″ version)” (contributed by Erik) 
06. Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Things Goin’ On (original version)” (contributed by Ryan) 
07. Super Furry Animals – “Juxtaposed With U” (contributed by Dan). 
08. Black Moth Super Rainbow – “Rollerdisco” (contributed by Eddie) 
09. Varano– “Universal Rhythm” (contributed by Nick B.) 
10. Jedi Mind Tricks – “I Against I” (contributed by Tim) 
11. Soulfly – “The Song Remains Insane” (contributed by Ryan) 
12. Ruby Suns – “Palmitos Park” (contributed by Erik) 
13. Gravediggaz – “Zig Zag Chamber” (contributed by Nick H.) 
14. The Mars Volta – “Roulette Dares (The Haunt Of)” (contributed by Dan)

See the original MindInversion post (Here) for the special comments and shit.

and download the mix (Here)

Looking back to008

Posted in My Brand of Music, Reminiscing with tags , , , , , , on January 26, 2009 by Nickolaus

A big part of my musical experience 2008 was def a lot of electronic/psytrance/darkpsy.  A few of my favorites from 2008 would have to be…

probably #1….

AKD “Progressing”

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AKD is a 3 man project based in Israel, and this is their 2nd release (only 5 years after their first).  I absolutely love this album. In my mind…. this has got to be pure progressive trance music. Very atmospheric… just very very good.

Tracklist:

1 ) Archaic Myth

2 ) Alliance of Love

3 ) Evolving Spirits 

4 ) Crystal Storm Breath 

5 ) Purifying release 

6 ) Freedom From Reincarnation

7 ) Tender Elevation 

8 )New Style Trance

(My I-tunes strategy for good playlists is to mark the tracks that i really like and think are the best on the album with 5 stars (*****))   

My 5 Star tracks for this album are most def. “Alliance of Love”, “Evolving Spirits”, and “New Style Trance”

Other Albums toward the top of this list:

Gorump Peyya “Mystery Of Nitzzy”

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I’m sure a lot of fans out there are most familliar with Gorump Peyya (Metodi Kocev) in his collaboration of “Isentropic” with Jigar Shah (Silent Horror).

Kocev is based in Macedonia, and i really hope he keeps his trend in the output of tracks in the coming years. I think Kocev and Shah are pretty much the cream of the crop when it comes to darkpsy (along with a few others of course).

PTX  “Color Your Ears”

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PTX (Patrick Chen) is really takin shit head on. I would describe PTX… if i had to… as pretty much full on trance, but with a decent dose of psychedelics. My favorite tracks on this album would mos def be “Visionary”. I would give this track consideration for the best track of 2008. Absolutely beautiful.

 

Tutankhamon 9000 “Lost in Luxor”

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Tutankhamon 9000 is a darkpsy duo from Finland. I’m in love with this disc… everything about it….. it’s very dark, energetic, psychedelic, shit you can move and groove to. …. not to mention the album artwork is some of my favorite ever!

I think i’ll have to leave this one at 4 picks…. they are all def way up there. I think that most of my trance favorites have come out in 2007 or 2008. I’ll have to do other styles of music sometime here soon for you.

anyways… I’ll be around.