• Trip-Hop Essentials.

    20 Sep 2011, 13:08 by AnUnholyVoid

    Not all artists are strictly limited to trip-hop, some merge with other genres.

    8mm - Songs to Love and Die By
    12 Rounds - My Big Hero
    21 Hertz - Ocean of Time
    Abstract in the Sky - Midnight in Alaska
    Aim - Cold Water Music
    Airlock - Symptomatic
    Alpha - Come From Heaven
    Amstrong - Sprinkler
    Anomie Belle - Sleeping Patterns
    Antenne - #1
    Antimatter - Saviour
    Archive - Londinium
    Arms and Sleepers - Matador
    Attica Blues - Attica Blues
    Audiac - Thank You for Not Discussing the Outside World
    Babble- Ether
    Baby Fox - A Normal Family
    Baby Namboos - Ancoats 2 Zambia
    Bassboosa - Bassboosa
    Baxter - Baxter
    Beauty's Confusion - Breathe In
    Björk - Post
    Blue Foundation - Blue Foundation
    Blue Sky Black Death - Slow Burning Lights
    Bonobo - Animal Magic
    Bowery Electric - Beat
    Bowery Electric - Lushlife
    Bows - Blush
    Breaks Co-Op - The Sound Inside
    Broadway Project - Compassion
    Canidas - Golden
    Caroline Henderson - Cinemataztic
  • Huh?

    28 Feb 2008, 18:29 by TBerben

    Zero 7. Het past totaal niet binnen het plaatje van mijn smaak dat door de rest van mijn muziek geschetst wordt. Het valt soms zelfs niet onder mijn definitie van muziek. Toch hou ik ervan. Het is zo'n rustige muziek. Eventjes Zero 7 opzetten en m'n ogen dichtdoen is als acht huur diep slapen. Die muziek geeft rust. De composities zijn goed, de stemmen zijn goed Sophie Barker, Sia Furler, Tina Dico en Mozez, prima zangers en zangeressen die elk hun eigen geluid aan de muziek geven.

    Dat moest ik even kijt :P
  • This World

    9 Apr 2007, 05:11 by amazinglife

    Why do I love This World so much?? I feel like it will never get old. It's a classic in its own right, but I never really hear anyone talking about it. :( If it wasn't for "This World" and the Simple Things album, I never would have discovered Mozez's music. I feel like I will be in love with this song forever!

    Sorry, not sure why I'm writing like English is not my first language..
  • a soul tape for a downbeat kind of day

    3 Oct 2006, 00:20 by dystemper

    mixtapes usually make themselves. you can usually tell right away if the song fits or not. and half of its usually already compiled in the back of your head. then you hit the anchor track one day, standing outside the arts building sipping on the third coffee of the day. the track that brings it all together, that you build the rest of the songs around.

    this compilation was definitely one of the most fun to make, and showcases basically everything i like about music. the driving percussion that opens the first track. the icy crisp vocal work on the last one. the delicate keys work on tracks 10 and 14. the soothing instrumentalism of track 3. the funk of 6. the melody of 5. the seductive south american styels on 2 and 12. the cheeky girl on 8. and of course, alice russell.

    this tape runs across most of the downbeat genre, to trip hop, funky breaks, and deep house. it skirts the edges of soul and jazz and ambient and ... well, you get the picture.

    best enjoyed in the late evening, in between dinner and the party.
  • Half Year Retrospective 2006

    22 Aug 2006, 21:20 by Le_THieN

    As per MrModernRock, I present to you all my perspective regarding the music of the first half of 2006. However, and possibly much to the annoyance of some of you, I’ll be taking a few liberties with the format:

    Firstly, I’ve always had a problem with the numerical assignment of scores for album reviewing, not so much with others doing it, but more so with empirically justifying the logic of how I arrived at slapping on a 5.4 or an 83% rating on a record, solely based on subjective notions and personal final impressions. I’m sure one or two of you have noticed by now, but that’s mainly why I tend to avoid tacking on any sort of rating at the end of my reviews (although I’m currently reconsidering the notion). So, at least for this first installment until the end of the year rolls around, there won’t be any scores appearing in this entry.

    Second of all, in order to preserve some sort of element of surprise in what records I view as particular standouts or train wrecks until December (y’know…
  • Frenchy’s Favorites: Zero 7 - When It Falls

    17 Jun 2006, 22:42 by frenchy_rjp

  • I think 2006...

    9 Jun 2006, 18:41 by kinzaza

    …is gonna be a fruitful year.

    It already is, in fact. We already heard from Zero 7 (despite I can’t say that I liked their new album, tracks with Sia are pretty good), Madita and Mozez (the heroes of my earlier post), Skye (for me her solo album wasn’t something completely outstanding as it is for many people, but I can’t deny it’s just good music:), Gare du Nord (almost the same as with Zero 7. Their ’06 album “Club Gare Du Nord” has many nice tunes but after their masterpieces from previous albums, “Excellounge Bar” and “Sold My Soul”, the album sounds rather pale).

    I’ve already got my favorite album of 2006 so far – “Lunatico” by Gotan Project. They put in this album everything I love about music – good vibes, strong beats and piano. Btw I’m seeing them live on June 25 and, mygod, I already know it’s gonna be fab.

    However, the most interesting things are still going come.

    First, Muse. =>You<= can repeat zillion times that “Supermassive Black Hole” sounds like (plz forgive me) Britney Spears…
  • I'm Fiendin'

    10 Apr 2006, 05:09 by misterjt

    For the new Zero 7.

    I just tried to do a end-around on iTunes and buy the single for Futures in the UK store but it wouldn't let me.

    Mozez also has an album out but not here quite yet (methinks he might have a problem in the US as there is a little known hip-hop artist named Mozez who put out an album recently).

    Anybody got any leads on where I might cop me some Binns & Hardaker goodness without having to sell my soul to the highest bidder?
  • Zero 7: upcoming album!

    14 Mar 2006, 16:26 by ZoetheCat

    How exciting! I just found out that Zero 7 have a new album coming out called 'The Garden'. It's due mid May.

    From what I've managed to find out, Sia and Mozez are making a sure apearance. I'm excited to see if the wonderful Tina Dico and Sophie Barker return. I also know Zero 7's own Henry Binns makes his singing debut on this album.
  • Upcoming Attractions 2006: Vol. 1

    26 Jan 2006, 12:06 by Le_THieN

    Not gonna lie – I was this close from titling this bitch, “A-Z List”. What a humorously inventive gag!

    I adapted this entry idea from a couple of other similar entries I recently read. I’ve a distinct feeling I’ll be doing several more as the year wears on, but for now, here’s the latest buzz about definite upcoming albums and various rumblings in the rumor mill:

    1. Christina Aguilera – Excerpted from this week’s edition of Entertainment Weekly: “A Kinder, gentler Xtina tones down the raunch and revs up the sultry in a jazzy follow-up.” Not gonna lie – I loved Christina the Power Ballad Songstress from Stripped. If her claim pans out that this next record of hers is going to be “a throwback to huge inspirations of : Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Pearl Bailey,” I think I just might cream my pants. The grit and magnetism of modern pop with the lounge and swank of ‘20’s jazz? – sounds a little too good to be true. But if anyone’s up to the task, Miss(is) Aguilera isn’t such a terrible candidate. …