KOOL SKULL + M. Dot Strange is a match made in psycho heaven. In line with a growing trend, M. Dot has created a "music video(game)" for Kool Skull's song COLD PIZZA. Available for Mac, Linux, and Windows.
ANDRAS is known for his distinctive visual and auditory work in the witch house / post-witch house scene and his latest album on Aural Sects is a worthy addition to his already impressive catalog. This contemplative release features remixes by ∆AIMON and Party Trash, and is mastered by Brant Showers of ∆AIMON
Sir.Vixx's mobcore banger "I Want Him Dead" remixed by an all star cast of experimental breakcore & noise artists, including Tooth_Eye, Randomatik Blast, Speak Onion, Passenger of Shit, Ars Dada, FFF, and more. Cover art by Joshua Decker.
Dada Cat and Hormonal Vibrationz (a fine label run by the fantastic miss KlitoriX) present "Raggacore" a short release clocking in around 15 minutes filled with, you guessed it, raggacore. This brand of raggacore is a less distorted, less "breakcore" variety than what is normal for the genre. Shedding, for the most part, distorted amen attacks and filthy bass for a sound that gets back to its roots in ragga, dancehall, and dub. Its a nice change of pace. Grab this and don't forget to check out everything else from Dada Cat and Hormonal Vibratoinz. MUCH quality SUCH gypseycore/breakcore/awesome to be had!!
Grab some new toys for production fun timez. From the Anarchy Rhythms site: "Anarchy Rhythms is a hybrid between an effect and a drum machine. It takes an audio input and applies a user-controlled matrix of amplitude modulation, bandpass filtering, feedback loops, internal oscillation and compression. It allows you to compose rhythmic patterns from the sonic timbre of the input."
Copious amounts of splatter breaks, rave leads, and bubbling bass lines. Super cracked out jungle. 90s rave puked from a breakcore sound system. Everything sounds crisp and clear. Well chosen samples provide extra energy compelling you to bang your head and simultaneously fluid. Even the more subdued parts are nearly bursting with barely contained energy. More on the jungle side compared to alot of breakcore releases these days. Track four "News Please" starts off with some clever faux-news samples of the raunchy variety which lead nicely into a heavy hitting ravecore banger. While everything is well produced and edited, there is an over use of certain rave-y synths/leads and jungle bass. The usage of said sounds does provide a continuing theme, though a little variation would have stepped things up a notch. The title track "Work The Math" begins with a melancholy string section seemingly promising a path different from the first five tracks, but it quickly falls back in with the vibe of the rest of the album. It would have been awesome to have the initial strings come back in to create a more energized emotionally compelling track. "Yesterday" provides an answer to these problems. Finally breaking away from the themes of the majority of the record, you're reminded of greats like Squarepusher and Wisp. Emotionally stirring arrangements and spot on vocal sampling backed with nicely edited breaks which are a tad more toned down. THis blends into a beautiful entity. "Serious" also breaks away from the standard sound of the release. It begins with a playful IDM ditty that eventually evolves into a pretty hard and dark breakcore jam. "Unknown Vibes" is wonderfully jazzy, another instance where we are reminded of Squarepusher's apparent influence on Matheus. That said, this is no rip off. The rhodes get trippy in delay land having fun playing with all their panning partners in crime. Hi-hats and rides dance between your ears swinging back and forth while snares set the pace and the rhodes piano continues to soothe and make things rather stoney. "Work The Math" ends with "The End of the Beginning", a distinctly Matheus breakcore banger clocking in at just over ten minutes long. The real stand-out tracks have to be "Yesterday" and "Unknown Vibes". Despite the fact you may be reminded of other talented artists, they are unique to Matheus and reveal sounds and potential that will keep you wondering how Matheus will grow in future releases. "Work The Math" is a solid full length of breakcore tinged jungle with the odd IDM flourishes that will keep you coming back to the Matheus trough for more. Co-released by Sociopath Recordings and Core Collective Records. Core Collective Records is co-owned by Matheus and another great UK producer, MATT:Scratch.
JAHTARI is an interesting label. For one, they release 8-bit/chip style reggae, dub, dancehall, etc. They also do what they call net 7 inches, releases set up to be much like a physical 7", even going as far as to include the sound of the needle hitting wax and looping before and after the music. Disrupt's net 7" is superb. Taking vibe and imagery from the awesome classic 2D fighter "Samurai Showdown" and slapping a smokey skank on it. Disrupt also draws inspiration from classic Japanese characters such as Zatoichi (get the full run down on all the dopeness that inspired this album from the link below). Its been raining alot here today in Chicago and the stoney groove of "Samurai Showdown" and "Last Blade" mix perfectly with the calming pitter patter of the foggy wetness outside. Japanese wind instruments mixed with classic reggae guitar licks made a perfect accompaniment to a hazey chill out session. Careful while listening and playing the releases namesake.... these are jams for after the battles done.
This 5-track valentine's day record release by UK auteur Kamikaze Deadboy is lush with vibe. Straightforward and fun, this melded-genre record really connected with me from second one. It feels instantly classic, like it's been in your library for years- and brings you a delightful mix of film-score instrumental sounds, battle record tier samples, glitchy melody bits and a smattering of head-nodding hip-hop/triphop esque beats. The percussion is just perfectly understated, complementing the melodic aspects- and the vibes are just non-stop; holy shit- just so wonderfully bouncy and groovy. I dare you to listen to it just once- and then tell me about it so I can ridicule you to anyone who will listen.
It's a really pleasant ill-scape journey through the mind of Kamikaze Db, skipping out on the pretentious wankery a lot of artists like to put into their work- the record doesn't need to tell you it's deep- it just delivers you a quick, full listen that begs you to download it and play it on loop. I can't get enough.
1.) A free music blog offering a eclectic variety of metal and electronica. The music on this blog is offered for free download by the artists, and is syndicated from various net labels. Currently posts are made by [tlr], tooth_eye, a.beautiful.lotus, Johan Ess and DCKR. *
2.) A style of music primarily deriving influence from various genres of metal, electronic dance music, video-game music, and Japanese pop music. Magicore albums are conceptual in nature and revolve around a science fiction / fantasy storyline, with characters and settings.
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* The music on this blog is not "magicore" music, because not enough magicore style music exists to write a free music blog about. However, we try to post stuff that in some way captures the spirit of magicore. But sometimes we just post cool free music.