May 31, 2007

BSWC One-a-Day: Bruno Stimart & Maya de Luna - Massive Attache

Wow, this is post number 400 all-time at Black Sweater, White Cat.

I don't know too much about Maya de Luna and Bruno Stimart. You can find the music at Jamendo. They have a number of releases posted there for your enjoyment.

It is a very intelligent, emphemeral sound with lovely French vocals. Today's selection comes from Envers et contre toi, released on April 20.

Maya de Luna - Massive Attache

May 30, 2007

BSWC One-a-Day: Antonio Sacco - Bass in the house

I found this track, 'Bass in the house,' from Antonio Sacco - Life - The Tribal Sin vol. 04, on jamendo (open your ears). Jamendo has an extraordinarily deep collection of releases and the only thing that keeps me from choosing one-a-day's from them on a regular basis is that they use bit torrent for downloads, so linking directly to the music is a challenge.

This track builds nicely and after a mysterious start moves into a hot Berklee-esque modern jazz / hop piece. Totally awesome. Wicked cool.

Download and enjoy.

Antonio Sacco's website.

Antonio Sacco - Bass in the house

May 29, 2007

BSWC One-a-Day: Tim Doyle - Escape From Lhasa

An amazingly beautiful piece for a beautiful late spring evening.

This probably sets the record as the longest One-a-Day post yet, but it is well worth it. Incredible.

"'Escape from Lhasa' was plotted out very carefully in 80 segments of 48 seconds each with the parameters changed on the fly (which required 64 minutes of extreme alertness to execute!), and has five distinct levels in which the steps descend by powers of three, with each of the sixteen tracks changed separately within those levels in order to descend seamlessly from the mountain. It represents the sprituality of the mountaintop, a place beyond words, in which the earthiness of monastery life coexists with the experience of the Infinite... a place that is attacked and desecrated, and requires flight to a refuge through the harshness of the mountains to the safety of lower ground. There is terror, but there is also the great resolve with which the flight of the young Dalai Lama's entourage was carried out, and amid all of that, the sense of the Beyond and the joy which attended these monks even during the arduous trek to India and safety. The last section, after minute 64, represents a cooling-down period in which safety is reached and flight is over, and the adrenaline is allowed to settle, and, at the very end, there is a one-sound reminder that what follows the End is the Beginning again."

Thanks to Tim Doyle for putting this out there at It was posted today.

Tim Doyle - Escape From Lhasa

May 28, 2007

BSWC One-a-Day: Drugs Made Me Smarter - Minimal Techno Music

Lots of great stuff this morning, it was harder than usual to choose just a single track for your pleasure - but I did. Today's track is called "Minimal Techno Music." It is the last track of a very fulfilling release I found while sculling

Drugs Made me Smarter is 32 year old Carlos Adolfo Gutiérrez Vidal. Since 1998 he has been a professor at the Independent University in Baja California. Carlos started "experimenting with computer music, as an attempt to retreat from the everyday noise." His creations are totally inspired. The release, Best In Peace [kreislauf017], is on the netlabel kreislauf.

Drugs Made Me Smarter - Minimal Techno Music

May 27, 2007

BSWC One-a-Day: Switchboard Of Souls - With You (Bliss Mix)

A quick post on a busy Sunday in the middle of Memorial Day weekend.

Just found this via the Internet Archive feed. Switchboard of Souls is a project of Fresno, CA-based artist Christopher Quintos. The release is
eko-lo-kashen [qd-4220].

Switchboard of Souls is from QED Records. QED is a netlabel based in the Philippines, offering independent Philippine electronica.

Quintos is working with sounds that pull me back to the 80's synth-pop, suicide era. The notes call this collection "Gothic", "Moody".

Created in a completely Depeche Mode, more clanninsh than Clan Of Xymox, more joyful than Joy Division.

Definitely worth a listen.

Switchboard Of Souls - With You (Bliss Mix)

May 26, 2007

BSWC One-a-Day: UmmaProject - Young Gangster

Ah, an excellent discovery. All day yesterday I was listening to this supremely satisfying audio. If I had to classify today's choice it would fall into the post-rock category with obvious influence from Pink Floyd. I love the way this track develops. It is a big download (13megs) but 100% worth it. Excellent guitar and keyboard - excellent ambient sounds.

This release if from the Umma Project which has a convenient wikipedia entry. The Umma Project is from Medellín,
Colombia and is the solo work of Esteban Mejía Mesa.

enjoy! And definitely download the entire release.

UmmaProject - Young Gangster

May 25, 2007

BSWC One-a-Day: Lex Bambasy - Dark Dancer

Trying to stay cool is the theme of the day. Yeah, I know, we have been waiting all winter and spring for days like these, but truth to tell, I'm a cool weather guy.

Subbing in for Subsystem who is immersed right now...

Stay cool with the title track from Lex Bambasy's release, Dark Dancer [escala 0:3].

Escala says it is not just another digital community, cool. Minimal net describes the sound:

Dark Dancer is a work with a foot in the electro of Kraftwerk and another in the techno deeper of the old Detroit.

Have a great Memorial Day weekend if you are state-side or just plain have a great weekend, where ever you are!

Lex Bambasy - Dark Dancer

May 24, 2007

BSWC One-a-Day: Totem Du Batracien - Magic Wood

This one was irresistible for me.

From a compilation of Didgeridoo music that was posted to in September. My goodness, this is a wonderfully fun release. World Didgeridoo Vibes Volume 1 is a very cool trip through a variety of approaches to this unique instrument.
Mixing influences from jazz, techno, soul, funk, world music, noise and trance. It functions as a tribute to the ancient instument of the northern Australian Aborginal nations; the Yidaki. Known by many as the didgeridoo.
Enjoy this taste, download the collection and anticipate Vol. 2.

Totem Du Batracien - Magic Wood

May 23, 2007

BSWC One-a-Day: Aggggi - Cocktail Perfetto

Here is an evening post so it is perhaps fitting that it has a cocktail theme.

Cocktail Perfetto is from an e.p. that the artist has just released on Italian netlabel, Pitjamajusto. It's called Farmaci [pj016]

3 tunes of the Spoken Word variety with suitable backdrops of exotica.

Rub the rim of the glass with the lime slice to make the salt stick to it.
Shake the other ingredients with ice, then carefully pour into the glass (taking care not to dislodge any salt). Garnish and serve over ice.

Aggggi - Cocktail Perfetto

BSWC News: Webjay to Close at the End of June

The news on the street is that the playlist site, Webjay is going away. They have an announcement in their banner to this effect along with instructions on how to salvage playlists created on the site.

I've used Webjay a little, but never jumped all the way in the pool. Sorry to see them exit the stage.

May 22, 2007

BSWC One-a-Day: Garmisch Partenkirchen - Black Paint

The latest compilation from BlocSonic is out. If you haven't clued in yet, you will want to collect
them all. This one is called netBloc Volume 5 (The threat at Goliath's feet...).

The tune is Black Paint and sinced it is early morning and my eyes haven't cleared yet, I haven't done any research on the artist. I really like the sound.

Garmisch Partenkirchen - Black Paint

May 21, 2007

BSWC One-a-Day: Zinoeki - Bang to the beat of the drum

OMG - I posted the same tune from the same release that biotic posted on Saturday!!! This is not only synchronous, but terribly embarrassing. Kudos to Tunturia, I guess they made a huge impression on both biotic and I.

So here's another, since I unfairly cheated you out of a song -- Zinoeki, "Bang to the beat of the drum" off of Zinoeki's first release Welcome to the candystore [onmp064]. This is funky, full throttle club with a touch of naughtiness. If you're easily offended, don't listen to the whole release ;) but I'm guessing that won't apply to many of you. The release grabs on tight on the intro and doesn't let go all the way through "Sexpot."

This release (from onmix) was produced by Mr. DeVo and Oilboy's aftersun.

Zinoeki - Bang to the beat of the drum

BSWC One-a-Day: Tunturia - Cast Shadows on Clouds

I'll see your post-rock choice and raise you a post rock compilation! ;)

The Silent Ballet: Volume 4 [LostChildren025] just released yesterday is a joint effort between The Silent Ballet (a netzine, just turning 1 year old that focuses on post-rock and instrumental music) and The Lost Children (a netlabel that releases "EPs and Full Lengths from Instrumental/Experimental/Post-Rockish kind of bands."). It features 13 very well put together tracks, self released and from some indie labels. The music was compiled with the upbeat energy of summer in mind.

Tunturia is out of Toronto, Ontario. They claim to be "the exact opposite of what happens at a rock show." With 2 guitars, a bass, and percussions (along with some sampling) these guys create an excellent soundscape with Cast Shadows on Clouds. If you happen to be near Sault Ste Marie, Ontario you can catch them tomorrow night (May 22nd) at Foggy Notions.

Although I admit that this music is out of sync with my regular posts, I really enjoyed this compilation, pretty much straight through to the last, and I hope you will too.


An embarrassed subsystem7 just found out that he posted the same song that biotic posted 2 days ago! I removed the link to the mp3 so that those who have downloaded this mp3 don't need to get it twice. ;)

May 20, 2007

BSWC One-a-Day: Lust - Sex is Accident

This tune comes from the wonderful John Peel tribute netlabel. I've written about this unique tribute to BBC great, John Peel in past posts.

Sex is Accident comes from Volume 4 of the tributes. I guess this falls into the whole post-rock thing, but who knows...I'm really terrible at labels...I do know that I really like it...the earth moved.

Lust - Sex is Accident

May 19, 2007

BSWC One-a-Day: Tunturia - Cast Shadows on Clouds

If you are hankering for a post-rock hit, this post is for you.

The netlabel, Lost Children has posted their latest compilation, The Silent Ballet Volume 4 [lostchildren025]. The release features 13 tracks of what you might call post-rock, but there are probably other names for it...regular readers are probably aware of my avoidance of labels for CC flavored goodness.

I decided to share Tunturia's Cast Shadows on Clouds which features a building intensity that powers you right along. You can find out more about this band that hails from Toronto at their MySpace page:
Like the desolate yet majestic plains of the arctic north, Tunturia’s sound is at times both harsh and beautiful combining elements of post-rock, ambient soundscapes and experimental noise.
If you are in Burlington, Ontario tonight you can slip on down to the Red Rooster and hear them open for a band called City of a Hundred Spires.

The folks from Lost Children describe their series of compilations in the release notes:
Volume IV continues the tradition of showcasing new, innovative artists emerging onto the larger global scene. Many of these acts are supporting self-released CDs, and we strongly encourage listeners to delve deeper into those musicians that pique an interest. It is through your support that the community thrives.
Give this one a try and continue to support netlabel, Creative Commons licensed music.

Tunturia - Cast Shadows on Clouds

May 18, 2007

BSWC One-a-Day: Ornament - She Sells Sea Shells

This was a particularly good day for diving, and it was hard to land on a selection. I kept being led from thing to thing, link ot link, idea to idea. If you've never done it, I highly recommend this discovery experience. Go to the audio section of and click see recent additions - enjoy the selection :)

She Sells Sea Shells comes in the middle of this experimental album and brings a nice fiddle riff without ignoring its electronica. Great to groove on, great sounds.

Ornament is a folktronica project of Dave Pask-Hughes, who says that this release is the last for while, as he plans on working on some vocal pieces. I liked every track of this release, Is Architect.

Ornament - She Sells Sea Shells

May 17, 2007

BSWC One-a-Day: buben vs school of exist - Firmament

I was attracted to a lot of feed activity about this artist in the last couple days. Had to try it out and very glad I did.

Buben is a electronic music advocate from Belarus. TV, Radio, production, you name it and he is involved in it. I picked this release from Earth Monkey called Caper [emp037].

The release notes have a lot more on Buben:

VLADISLAV BUBEN is a musician, promoter and creator of some radio and art projects from Belarus. Vladislav presents a TV show about alternative electronic music ”Are you called electronics?” on local MTV (Belarus) he has been doing this for 7 years. He also presents a radio show "The Lost World" (the oldest radio show in Belarus about extreme & alternative music.) on Radio "Mir" 107.1 FM. He is the main coordinator of.Lostworld webzine and label.

I'm off to explore some more. Enjoy.

buben vs school of exist - Firmament

May 16, 2007

BSWC One-a-Day: Daghoti - Percipience fiction

My hunger for Creative Commons exotica can never be quelled. Yesterday, May 15 2007, WM Recordings released a various artists release called Mystic Moods [WM063]. Featuring some of my all time favorites like Jan Turkenburg, Lee Rosevere, and Happy Elf and also featuring a number of artists that I have never heard before. The notes summarize what this release delivers with "it's music for your undisputed pleasure...!" - I can't dispute that!!

I chose a track that I felt had a particularly good exotica feel to it, a little sex, a little spoken word, rich with stimulating sounds. Percipience fiction will stimulate you. This my first time listening to the work of Daghoti, and I am now digging for more. On WM he has a release from 2005 called i've got braces, too! [WM029] that you should check out.

Overall Mystic Moods is awesome! Make sure to download the entire experience. WMRecordings is consistently delivering interesting, fresh, and exceptionally thought provoking music - we're lucky to have such a netlabel.

Daghoti - Percipience fiction

May 15, 2007

BSWC One-a-Day: All About Max - Typing and Traveling

The Italian netlabel, Muertepop released this collection yesterday. The artist is All About Max.

Here you have a lovely, introspective set of tunes that somehow--without lyrics--very much tells a story.

Like eating a cake: the delicacy of Postal Service, Sufjan Stevens, The Album leaf and Death Cab For Cutie have inspired and sometimes influenced autobiographic facts told by Max.

Check this out and check out Muertepop for more.

All About Max - Typing and Traveling

May 14, 2007

BSWC One-a-Day: Stay Ali - Kastrull

Oh yes, this is a fab track. Nothing like getting my nintendo fix early on a Monday morning. Kastrull was just released on SB11-Stay_Ali. Nice, fast paced, bouncy, bitsy, everything's going to be all right, when you collect enough apple's to get to the next level sound.

The EP was posted on by superbuttons, a netlabel that I just learned about and look forward to digging through.

Have fun.

Stay Ali - Kastrull

May 13, 2007

BSWC One-a-Day: Sminky - Puppies in Space

I've been following an interesting forum thread at about women and netlabel music. Sminky came up in the thread, although WM Recordings isn't sure of the artist's gender.

Today's selection is from a WM release, Before Live [wm043] that came out last June. Here is what WM has to say about Sminky:

Sminky lives in the legendary land of Siberia next to a huge pine forest. In his/her childhood she (he?) sang in a local church-choir and theatre and played violin. Later he (she?) tried to sing in different Siberian rock-groups. And now, for about two years she (he?) has just been sitting at home and doing music with his/her PC.
Lovely Tune. Hope you enjoy it.

Sminky - Puppies in Space

May 12, 2007

BSWC One-a-Day: MC Jack in the Box - Nada

Oh, yeah.

Awesome mixter, MC Jack in the Box, notes that he was in a mood for guitars when he put this mix together. No doubt.

This was featured as an Editor's Pick at ccMixter last June. Definitely deserves to be included in the One-a-Day collection.

Nada features Columbian singer, Silvia O.

MC Jack in the Box - Nada

May 11, 2007

BSWC One-a-Day: Klaz* - Tosvin

It has been surprisingly warm in Berkshire County the past couple of days and this morning we were greeted by heavy rains which cooled the earth and calmed the approach of summer. The sun is just starting to come through the clouds as I post...

This is indeed a rare piece of music, and it is quite literally a piece: Tosvin is a part of the twenty-minute song Esdra from a coming release on WM Recordings, Glistqwid. Tosvin is a powerful soundscape which moves through several distinct modes in this single track - incorporating electric and acoustic guitar, natural and unnatural sounds. I'm really looking forward to Glistqwid, but for now, make sure you download this entire release, WM062 Kachtil which was added to the Creative Commons universe on the 8th of May, just three days ago.

Klaz* - Tosvin

May 10, 2007

BSWC One-a-Day: Brainsaw - Stalin's Will

With the photos coming out of Mother Russia these last few days of the celebrations of the sack of Berlin during the Great Patriotic War, it seemed only appropriate to go with this tune from Brainsaw.

I don't have much information. The release at enjoys tremendous popularity judging by the 100,000+ downloads. There does seem to be a bit of a quirk with the release page. The preview player plays this tune much faster than this VBR mp3.

I'm not sure which one I like more. The slow version has a menacing sound that appealed to me when I was younger. Just not sure if this is the way the artist intended it to be heard.

Brainsaw - Stalin's Will

May 9, 2007

BSWC One-a-Day: O.D.I. - Ora et Labora

I'll get more info later about this very powerful piece of music. It is loud, noisy, earthy, and resonant.


O.D.I. - Ora et Labora

May 8, 2007

BSWC One-a-Day: SinQ - Who's Afraid of Noises?

I was dipping into a Monotonik release by Sin Q, Passage [mtk164] and detected the touch of a Lisa Debenedictis sample and I was hooked.

Hooked by the sample and then by the quiet simplicity that Sander van Oirschot, a Dutch electronic musician, brings to this release.

The Lisa Debenedictis sample comes from one of her Magnatune releases and lives at ccMixter.

The release notes discuss today's selection:

SinQ's blend of triphop, electronics, and ambient is evocative and beautiful, with first track 'Who's Afraid Of Noises?' using haunting female vocals, samples from noted Dutch jazz pianist Jeroen van Vliet, and a loping Bristolian sound to air things out in a rather wonderful way.
I should point out that this is the second reference to the Bristol sound on this blog in a week. How cool is that?

Put your headphones on and join me in contemplation.

SinQ - Who's Afraid of Noises?

May 7, 2007

BSWC One-a-Day: Zoogoo - Crazy

The natives are restless: I'm referring to Jon Dean and Samuel Glaser from Clearwater, Florida. Their self titled release on you are not stealing records, Zoogoo, brings a fresh experimental attitude to today's one-a-day. Crazy, the first track, is one rapid theme after another, not stopping to give you a breath.

Zoogoo identify themselves on myspace as IDM / Ambient / Psychedelic. The psychedelic comes across really well with the addition of video. If you visit their myspace page, make sure to play the video under "About Zoogoo." Excellent, and somewhat disturbing. If you are looking for a peaceful experience, Zoogoo might not be your speed. If you're looking for something to chew on ...


Zoogoo - Crazy

May 6, 2007

BSWC One-a-Day: Cappuccino - Nimm das Geld


Squeezing this one in under the wire.

I have played German hip-hop artist, Cappuccino on BSWC-the Show in the past, but felt it was time to put this track into the One-a-Day feed.

You will want to follow this link to download the rest of this release. Excellent stuff.

Cappuccino - Nimm das Geld

May 5, 2007

BSWC One-a-Day: Quallofill - Her Private Playground

Here is one I posted over at cc365, but the link doesn't appear to be working so I thought I would migrate it over to the One-a-Day project.

Here is a very sweet song recorded by this Dutch ensemble. It has a nice loungy, sixties sound and it makes me feel good. You can find this song on a DVD being released by Creative Commons Netherlands. They formally released the DVD at a Creative Commons Salon in Amsterdam this past December.

The DVD project was open to submissions for a couple months last spring and they had over 130 songs from more than 50 artists. They selected just 13 tracks and then opened the project for visual submissions to compliment the selected music.

Quallofill is a duo from Rotterdam that have been recording together since 2003. In 2005, they performed in the finale of the Grote Prijs van Zuid-Holland and won third place in the competition. Keep an eye out for them.

This tune is from a release called The Man Who Likes Trouble on Poptronique.

You can be their friend at MySpace.

Quallofill - Her Private Playground

May 4, 2007

BSWC One-a-Day: Authist & Dub One! - K2 (K.Fog) remix

Just released (April 28th, 2007) on the German Netlabel Music Artistry, K. Fog's The K-Series is music to my ears, and will be to your ears also.

K2 (Authist & Dub One! remix) achieves an ambient rock dub layered with drums and guitars this piece creates an excellent mood. Where the original K2 is reflective, moody, with some industrial undertones, the remix makes the piece more instantaneously accessible - I do mean this in a good way. Authist & Dub One! hail from Berlin, Germany.

Overall K. Fog, from Chemnitz, Germany, has released a great album in The K-Series. It should also be noted that the license employed by this release includes "No Derivative Works" - the two remixes tailing the release, which fall under the same license, are the only exceptions.

Authist & Dub One! - K2 remix (from K.Fog, The K-Series)

May 3, 2007

BSWC One-a-Day: Aphilas - That's Just What it is For

After five appearances on BSWC-The Show playlists, it is time for an Aphilas One-a-Day post.

This track is from a Miasmah release entitled Instrumentally Ill EP [mia049] that contains 6 wonderful tracks of joy and wonder.

Aphilas is two producers from Finland. The release notes have the skinny:

my notes tell me here we are presented with 'two finnish producers armed with second-hand vinyl and outdated software', need i say more? here we have the perfect accompaniment to those late night smoking sessions, hit repeat and toke on, this is the bristol sound too long forgotten.

Take a moment, listen and then visit the link above and pull the entire release down. If you don't believe me, here is a review from "the buddhist":

Grab this shizznit now!. Share it with your friends. This is music made by people who make music because they LOVE to make music. It's REAL music. Music with meaning.

Aphilas - That's Just What it is For

May 2, 2007

BSWC One-a-Day: hop Sounds - Trans_X

This electronic piece builds very nicely, adding layers, tones, and excitement. Just as you fall easily into its trance you'll be pulled out with a feeling that the song has changed. Some recognizable themes to delight you. Great music to work by.

I have no idea who hop sounds is. This is the beauty and the pain of so much access to information on the Internet and so much great music through The release was from the Off & Green netlabel, which was created in 2005 by Fresto. The statement on the translated by Google from French to English reads:
"Hop Sounds is a panoply of sounds which one likes here… One likes, one does not like… But, when one likes, it is TRUE happiness!!! "

Subsystem7 likes it, true happiness, and true happiness to all of you out there. Enjoy. (oh and download the entire release)

hop Sounds - Trans_X

May 1, 2007

BSWC Video: Jonathan Coulton - Code Monkey

Via the ccMixter blog comes this music video by Stolee. Thanks to Mixter Teru for watching YouTube with an eye for cool work using ccMixter material.

BSWC One-a-Day: Hidden Fortress - We Be Gettin' Busy

I remember when Hidden Fortress posted this tune on ccMixter almost a year ago. It came back to mind via a Starfrosch post about a newish website that seems to be repackaging ccMixter material using CC licensing. The site is called Funky Remixes.

I haven't spent too much time at the site, but it does appear to be mostly content that originated at ccMixter. Cool idea, but I have to admit that I will continue to spend my time combing through the amazing wealth of material at ccMixter.

We know a little about Hidden Fortress. They are from the U.K.

The name was chosen from Akira Kurosawa’s film of the same name, and because of the intended and continued secrecy of who they really are, wanting to be judged on what they do, not what they were. After an initial request from a student of Matthew’s “Wind Chill Factor” to be remixed their appetite grew, now Hidden Fortress re-mixes are spreading like a wild fire.
They haven't contributed at ccMixter since July, 2006.

Today's selection includes a sample by the Beastie Boys from the Wired CD collection that was the basis for the first ccMixter contest way back when.

Hidden Fortress - We Be Gettin' Busy