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    Posted: August 10 2011 at 14:36
Originally posted by The Truth

Something different was requested but maybe you should be careful what you wish for. Tongue

This week I wanna introduce you to the excellent trip-hop project Metazen which just last month released an absolute gem titled The Conscious Cicatrix. There have been two albums released so far and both have full streaming and download free of charge.




Now, I'm not a huge rap fan but this album in particular really just struck me as fantastic on first listen. The lyrics are fantastic and the sound effects and production really create one heck of record. It's an album that really takes you places so I hope some will try it and hopefully enjoy it.

http://metazen1.bandcamp.com/

Thanks for following me!

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This is actually pretty good. The way he raps is less aggressive/harsh than the stuff that really bothers me. It's almost like talking rather than rapping. The background music is good too. 

Mind, I'm only one track in so far.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Truth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2011 at 14:48
Honestly, this is one of the coolest things I've heard in awhile:



The album Collage by Oomkah / Black Sky Chant (projects I know very little about) struck me as a real gem. It's glacial yet mechanical at the same time and there is really never a dull moment. The album consists of two long tracks that touch base with many genres including ambient, electronica, shoegaze, drone and post-rock. Field recordings and recited poetry also fill the dark caverns of this album making it so different from everything I've heard, it's just a cool listen.

It's free on bandcamp so if you're looking for something interesting to listen to, go and check it out:

http://oomkah.bandcamp.com/album/collage


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Post Options Post Options   Quote colorofmoney91 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2011 at 14:59
I'm listening to it right now and I love it. Great choice, muchacho. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Truth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2011 at 15:02
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I'm listening to it right now and I love it. Great choice, muchacho. 
 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Truth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 04 2011 at 19:07
Looking at Alan's blog reminded me I have one of my own so I'll go ahead and update it. LOL

This is basically one of the coolest bands I've had the pleasure of finding out about recently, 6LA8 (just recently added to the site) are an amazing Pakistani post-rock/electronic/ambient/drone group and that amazing blend I just mentioned is what makes them so much fun to listen to. Great music made by two guys with a passion for great music. They enjoy what they do and it shows in the albums they've released. My personal favorite is probably This Is Not A Conceptual Album which honestly, has such a blend of influences, I can't even explain it.



They release everything free of charge and really love to hear feedback, go ahead and check 'em out.

Band's website: http://www.6la8.com/

Band's bandcamp: http://6la8.bandcamp.com/

Band's PA page: http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=6598

Let me know what you guys think. Big smile
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Post Options Post Options   Quote colorofmoney91 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 04 2011 at 19:40
I remember listening to these guys awhile back and I thought they were good. 

I'm downloading right now Big smile
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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Truth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2011 at 22:28
Since the week isn't quite over and this isn't a full release, may this be kind of a "something special" post.

I have just recently found out about the excellent Chillwave outfit, TV Girl who has released one of my most-listened to EPs in these last couple months.




Although not progressive in the least (well I guess they sample Todd Rundgren) I think many on this site will find their EP Benny and the Jetts a fun little album to listen to. Besides it's free. Excellent sampling, production and grooves just make this an entertaining listen.




Here's the link to their facebook page and if you click on "free download", it will ask you to like the page and then give you the EP. Hope everyone enjoys: http://www.facebook.com/tvgirlz

...And as she drove away, she was listening to Benny and the Jets...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Truth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 09 2011 at 10:37
Lost Trail is a project to kind of sit back and take in on a rainy day, the atmosphere of the music is dense and during times like that it just soaks in more. Luckily, I had a moment like that yesterday while listening to their collaboration with ambient-folk musician Dave Watkins and the album really, really impressed me.





Post-rock with a very strong folky, lo-fi, ambiance here, it has that blend of genres that I love so much. The best moments are during "Mom Jeans and a Bottle of Fuzzy Naval" when the field recordings and drone grace our ears filled with nostalgic beauty. The album is a real gem and really gives the listener something to do with it's density.

It's free on their bandcamp which is here (other albums free there as well): http://losttrail.bandcamp.com/album/the-futures-so-dim-well-all-need-flashlights

And I think that's about all that needs said. I hope you all enjoy. Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Quote colorofmoney91 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 09 2011 at 11:02
I'm really loving the folkiness of this pick. This is exactly what I've been looking for to match my melancholic autumn moodiness and this bucolic NC landscape. 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Truth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 15 2011 at 23:16
One of the most brilliant albums this year came in the form of a lo-fi folk record that is so much more than a lo-fi folk record. Julia Kotowski aka Entertainment For The Braindead dished out The Berlin Kitchen Sessions a collection of songs she recorded in various Berlin kitchens with no permanent home. The product was a heartfelt record of beautiful songwriting and vocals by one of the most talented bedroom (or kitchen) musicians out there.




Here's the whole album, released with a Creative Commons license, free of charge:

http://eftb.bandcamp.com/album/berlin-kitchen-sessions

Sit back, close your eyes, and enjoy.

Hope you do enjoy. Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Quote progkidjoel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 15 2011 at 23:41
^This is wonderful, thanks for the post
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Post Options Post Options   Quote colorofmoney91 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 15 2011 at 23:54
This is beautiful.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Ricochet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 16 2011 at 03:53
She looks like Zooey Deschanel in the picture.

Checking it out.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Truth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 23 2011 at 15:32
^ That was really cool, Alan.

For this week we've got the new 6LA8 album which I have indeed been ranting about this past week but it truly is something great.



This is a much more lighthearted and spacey release than their previous records but it still retains all of their great qualities such as the use of sound clips and some truly haunting passages of music. It is based on the concept of dreams (obviously) but there is a much more deeper concept that you'll have to decipher for yourself. (No spoilers. Tongue)

All-in-all, this little-known Pakistani group keeps on impressing me and their music needs to reach the ears of a much larger audience.

http://6la8.bandcamp.com/album/in-the-land-of-dreams
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Post Options Post Options   Quote colorofmoney91 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 23 2011 at 19:38
I've actually been listening to this for a couple of days now. Good stuff :)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Truth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 31 2011 at 23:19
Post is a little late and I don't have time to go into much detail but here we go:

I gave Air Liner, another Pakistani project, a listen and to my joy, I found that the album Garden Cocoon is an excellent post-rock/nu-jazz record with tendencies to expand boundaries past even that impressive description.



Enjoy, my fellow listeners: http://air-liner.bandcamp.com/album/garden-cocoon

(Bandcamp has links to free downloads the project is offering.)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote harmonium.ro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 01 2011 at 09:42
Post-rock/Nu-jazz? This sounds right up my alley.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Truth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 04 2011 at 21:56
Not a free release this time, (sorry ya cheapskates Wink) but still worth noting is the album I have for you guys this week. Liz Harris aka Grouper released Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill three years ago but it has just recently graced my ears, and let me tell you, I'm blown away. Acoustic ambiance always has a way of getting to me and this is no exception, beautiful vocals treated in such a manner that they are truly heavenly while still having a bit of darkness in their nature. A startling contradiction that really makes the album beautiful.







Album streams and can also be purchased at the labels site here: http://typerecords.com/releases/dragging-a-dead-deer-up-a-hill
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^ Listened to her whole album and got immersed in her cult ambiance and HERSELF lol. Cool Heart
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