Meticulous Midgets is a magazine out of Russia who did me one of the kindest honors by doing a sketch on the blog. I am delighted to return the favor by covering their survey on not only the Russian electronic, avant-garde, experimental and indie music, but a few tracks from the United States, Spain, France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Finland, Croatia, The Netherlands and Great Britain as well. This is a compilation whose broad scope equals that of my colleague Raffaele from Unexplained Sounds Group.
I expected to hear good headphone music, and I am happy to say that the comp delivers handsomely. There are three standout tracks for me:
The whole comp makes for solid listening, but just by hearing these three tracks, you can hear the depth and scope of the sort of music Meticulous Midgets covers. They have made a fan out of me.
Compost Records released an album by Web Web a few days ago which hit a sweet spot for me. The album is a magical combination of free improv (without the racket), kosmische musik, soul and fusion, laced with elements of trip-hop, hip-hop, and any other -hop which comes to mind.
Joy Denalane’s voice is sumptuous. She is at ease telling a soulful story as she is using her voice as a improvisational instrument. Roberto Di Gioia, Tony Lakato and Stefan Pintey add a lush background for the three to play in.
This album will be my go-to disc for 3 a.m. listening for the foreseeable future. It is that good.
Rainer Trueby Presents Soulgliding. Label: BBE Music. For the past three decades, Rainer Trueby has enjoyed a successful DJ-ing career, and has been a familiar face in the DJ box at top clubs and festivals all over the world. Still this globetrotting DJ has managed to find the time to run his own long-running and […]
via RAINER TRUEBY PRESENTS SOULGLIDING. — dereksmusicblog
Wolfgang “Fadi” Dorninger is something of a legend in my circle. When I was a teenager, I came across his work thanks to a very active cassette culture which was happening in Los Angeles, and was blown away by his project at the time, Monochrome Bleu.
He is still releasing rather amazing, tranquil ambient work, and it’s good to see a familiar name come up on my radar again. Give his work a good, deep listen on headphones. It’s good music to let your brain swim to.