• Maïak creates one of the best post-rock albums of 2015

    10 Apr 2015, 18:56 by Velvetleaf

    Maïak creates one of key post-rock releases of 2015. They created to something big, something to be heard! The album is called “A Very Pleasant Way to Die”.

    Filled with the symbolic weight of a catastrophe that arose as the punishment of man’s guilty arrogance in an outburst remained silent, Maïak delivers a dark and powerful instrumental rock that evolves between tenuous melancholy and chaotic blast. Released by Fluttery Records which usually release amazing post-rock, ambient and modern classical albums.

    This post-rock storm comes from Switzerland. If you haven't heard it yet, here they have “A Very Pleasant Way to Die” on Bandcamp.
  • Sleepstream's post-rock / post-metal video: Cirrus Formed Antennae

    7 Dec 2014, 17:00 by Velvetleaf

    Sleepsteam is the post-rock / post-metal band has shocked the world with their second album "They Flew In Censored Skies" which came soon after the debut.

    Their latest video, Cirrus Formed Antennae is on YouTube.

    Sleepstream is known for creating deep atmospheres by well written melodies with guitars, cello and the violin. Sleepstream’s mindset for this album was to “capture” their live sound with their full-scale dynamics and give the listener the best possible perception of the energy their compositions have. It seems that the album will satisfy the listeners of post-metal and post-rock genre who thinks that atmosphere is important.

    You can listen to the album here.

    The album is released by post-rock, ambient, modern classical label, Fluttery Records. The label is giving away a free sampler, it includes 24 great tracks from the best post-rock, ambient, mod-classical artists around the world. You can download it free here.
  • Three Musicians; Three Days; One Magnificent Obsession (MOVIE)

    6 Sep 2014, 05:03 by BlueCanoe

    Take a journey into the creative minds of one of the most adventurous bands of today. The RockTronix capture on film the birth and evolution of their band including in depth interviews, unedited rehearsal footage, live performances and a full length music video.

    WATCH the Trailer (The RockTronix-Magnificent Obsession)

    The RockTronix came together for the NAMM Bass Bash in 2013. They are a collaborative project drawing from the vast experience of Joseph Patrick Moore on bass (Stewart Copleland, Earl Klugh, Colonel. Bruce Hampton), Wayne Viar on drums (David Crowder, Bo Bice from American Idol) and Chris Blackwell on guitars (Geoff Mcbride, Trina Braxton, Jennifer Holiday). The film gives viewers an inside track on marrying music, video and the art of life by musicians that have much to say. By recording Magnificent Obsession in three days, the resulting product stands out with bottomless improvisation and spontaneous expression of musical ideas.

    The group's chemistry is self-evident in The Magnificent Obsession Movie. Commenting on the powerful group dynamic, Mr. Moore says, "Music is a language. Without true collaboration, you're just talking to yourself". The movie shows the streaming of ideas between three veteran musicians and super-engineer Rush Anderson. Rush has worked in the studio or live with such superstars as Steve Morse (Deep Purple), Jimmy Herring (Widespread Panic) and jazz legend John McLaughlin (Miles Davis) to name a few. His vast experience and depth is palpable in the resulting tones and the quality of the production. His is a rare talent.

    The diversity of the band's vision is particularly evident in the full length video for the song “When I Become A Butterfly” and “The Calling” contained in the film. Aside from the band's obvious classic rock influences, the evidence of classic alternative, electronica, jam band and even 60s era psychedelic rock. Rocktronix is a jazzy explosion of musical influences that just feels right. Magnificent Obsession the Movie grants the audience an opportunity to see how real collaboration comes together from embryonic ideas to aural and visual art.

    We all have a story to tell...and this is one of obsession...a Magnificent Obsession.
  • Jimi Hendrix Tribute

    1 Aug 2014, 01:03 by BlueCanoe

    We wanted to let you know about a new release from Blue Canoe Records-Trombonist Ron Westray (Wynton Marsalis) - Jimi Jazz. A tribute to Jimi Hendrix. We would love to get your feedback on this release. Thank you. Blue Canoe Records
  • The best ways to listen to music digitally...

    25 Nov 2013, 01:56 by ringwraith10

    I almost always buy my music in CD format. It is one of the best ways to support the band or musician, and I can see what music I have in a physical collection. Unfortunately, some music is hard to find in CD format, and can only be reasonably obtained in digital format. Aside from this setback, I also usually listen to my music digitally (after ripping it to my computer) when I am not driving (my 2006 Scion is too old to play music directly from my MP3 player or phone). Below is an ordered list of my preferred methods of listening to music digitally, with notes. Enjoy!

    (Note: I do not use Apple, so iTunes is not included here. I am also only listing options that can be accessed online -- everyone has their own favorite music player for listening offline)

    1) Last.FM: Though Last.FM has made some changes recently, it is still one of the best ways to listen to a variety of chosen music (picked by genre, tag, musician, etc.). Unfortunately, the biggest setback is that you cannot listen to a straight album on Last.FM.

    2) Amazon Cloud Player / Google Play: Unless you subscribe to Google Play, these are only good if you have either purchased music from one of these digital venues or have uploaded your music to their respective clouds. You can scrobble them if you use Chrome and download the "Last.FM Scrobbler" extension. If you have music available on one of these resources, though, you can listen to your music commercial-free.

    3) Spotify: Before you consider using Spotify you should read Sam Rosenthal's thoughts on why Spotify is hurtful to the music industry. Because of this I refrained from using Spotify for a long time, but I have recently begun to use it to listen to music I already own. My rational is that if I have already purchased the music, the musicians will gain no more money from me every time I listen to said album. If I listen on Spotify, however, the musicians will at least earn a few more pennies for my music plays. Spotify does, however, incorporate occasional commercials if you do not pay for a subscription. It can also be scrobbled with an in-program extension, which is linked on the Last.FM website.

    4) Pandora: I have put Pandora low on my list because it has several issues. I used to listen to Pandora frequently before better options became available, but Pandora does not let you skip more than five or six songs, yet has a tendency to play the same tracks over and over again. At times you may hear the same obscure song that you made the mistake of giving a thumbs up three or four times in the same hour. I do still occasionally go to Pandora, though, because it is a good way to find new music. It can also be scrobbled in Chrome with the "Last.FM Scrobbler" extension.

    5) YouTube: This is my final resort music option. I only use YouTube when I can't find the super obscure band I want to listen to anywhere else. Music on YouTube is usually illegal, and the musicians do not receive any compensation or royalties for the songs you play on YouTube. If you must use youtube, however, it will scrobble with the "Last.FM Scrobbler" Chrome extension. You also have to either create a playlist or search for your songs one at a time when you use YouTube. This is not a method I recommend.

    I hope this helps anyone who is looking for a digital music listening venue. :)
  • Collaboration of Gargle (post-rock) and Bosques de mi Mente (modern classical)

    5 Nov 2013, 23:21 by Velvetleaf

    Gargle and Bosques de mi Mente's Absence is a perfect album travels in the rivers of classical music, ambient and post-rock. The album is released by Fluttery Records.

    You can listen to it here.

    Bosques de mi Mente is a Spanish contemporary classical composer, that has been creating minimalist piano pieces over the years.

    Gargle is a duo from Japan that plays beautiful post-rock, ambient with modern classical influences. Absence is their first collaboration from these two artists, a delightful and pleasant record.

    From the beginning, the goal was to create a completely collaborative album. The process started by sharing small ideas and song pieces, and soon everything started to gall into place, leading to the three of them working together as a true three-piece band in a gradual and natural way. The result is pure harmony, beauty and a wing for atmosphere, space and time.

    Trailer Video

    Bosques De Mi Mente's pianos are like little paper ships floating over the water. String players from Tokyo College of Music, conducted by Jun gives the album a great symphonic dimension.

    Fluttery Records invites all the modern classical, ambient and post-rock fans to listen to this album on their website.
  • New Music Video (Infernalis)

    26 Jan 2013, 22:38 by CasiniProjekt

    Hey, check out my new music video, it has a stoned witch, a drumming, dancing gimp and me!
  • Guitar Versions of Tetris and Orphans of Doom

    4 Aug 2012, 10:41 by CasiniProjekt

    Hey, please check out my versions of Tetris and Orphans of Doom (Basil Pouldouris, Conan the Barbarian 1982).

    Also check out cassini projekt fans if you're interested, regular updates about vids and the forthcoming EP will be posted here.
  • Guitar Versions of Tetris and Orphans of Doom

    4 Aug 2012, 10:42 by CasiniProjekt

    Hey, please check out my versions of Tetris and Orphans of Doom (Basil Pouldouris, Conan the Barbarian 1982).

    Also check out cassini projekt fans if you're interested, regular updates about vids and the forthcoming EP will be posted here.
  • Post-rock music from Malaysia : Gespenst

    20 Jul 2012, 09:55 by Velvetleaf

    Gespenst is a post-rock duo from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Gespenst is made of Syahmi Rawi and Zuhair Rawi who are brothers. They have just released an album on Fluttery Records, home of Post-rock, Ambient, Experimental, Electronic, Modern Classical music.

    Their debut is called "The Bloodline". You can listen all the tracks free on the label page:

    Reviews about this album:

    HEARTS COOKS BRAIN: "Post-rock that synapses, leaves are falling, even more expressive images that are inherent in this album, waiting for their liberation. In 37 minutes they flit around then, wafting into the remotest corners, give shyly times, sometimes powerful, sometimes energetic. At the start, Silver Lining sounds like the tradition of Mono and Envy, are being developed post-rock prototype, first softly, then loudly and makes everything absolutely perfect."

    MRU: "I was extremely impressed by these guys and I really did like the album. A genuinely unique act, they really fill their own little space at the rock table expertly. A solid 5/6 from me.Definitely worth a listen, just maybe, steer clear of the Seagal box set before hand!"

    BEACH SLOTH: "Gespenst’s ‘The Bloodline’ has adrenaline rushing through its veins. This Malaysia band’s work has elements of Post-Rock and Classical brought together. Each song feels strong, in a literal power sense."

    SLEAVE STATE: ""The Bloodline" is simply everything a post rock album should be and they do it in a interesting way. The tunes makes me want to run cinematic with open arms at sunset, or if I would prefer to hide under the bed sobbing spirit that nothing will ever work out. I just know that "The Bloodline" would be the right soundtrack for the two."

    CALEIDOSCOOP: "The various parties and piano (electronic) strings provide not only with some regularity for the beautiful resting places, they do play the music with strong emotions. Thus they created a CD which includes both the hard and deep quiet moments that manages to hit. In all respects a very surprising album. Great class!"

    Have a listen to the album

    The label is also offering 5 Free downloads from the label artists if you sign up their monthly newsletter on their homepage