Jul 27, 2008

Owltree - Daylight is Not for Owls

Some sounds for New Zealand for your pleasure. This release comes via the netlabel, Lo-Kiwi. I found it on the hiddenplace music blog.

The release is called Tender Pecking.

Many songs about owls. I like owls.

There are some excellent tunes on the release. I'm looking forward to spending more time with Owltree and Lo-Kiwi.

Owltree - Daylight is Not for Owls

Jul 24, 2008

Yahoo Music Store Goes Away and Takes DRM'd Tunes With It

The excellent site, ReadWriteWeb is reporting that as the Yahoo Music Store exits the scene it will no longer support the Digital Rights Management (DRM) licensing that was embedded in tunes purchased from the service. This will serve as an excellent illustration of what DRM means in the marketplace. Technological obsolescence built into the digital file has significant implications on the longevity of that file.

ReadWriteWeb quotes an e-mail message from Yahoo! Music:

"Songs and albums that were purchased through the Yahoo! Music Unlimited Store are protected by a digital rights management system that requires a valid license key before they can be played on your computer.

After the Store closes, Yahoo! will no longer be able to support the retrieval of license keys for music purchased from Yahoo! Music Unlimited, and Yahoo! will no longer be able to authorize song playback on additional computers.

After September 30, 2008, you will not be able to transfer songs to unauthorized computers or re-license these songs after changing operating systems. Please note that your purchased tracks will generally continue to play on your existing authorized computers unless there is a change to the computer's operating system."

Consumers beware.

Jul 22, 2008

Spinmeister - Robot Love (imádlak)

I said a boom, wakka chikka, wakka chikka, boom.

Oh, man is this a great track from ccMixter.org that was posted to the site on Friday.

Here at Camp BSWC, we are fond of our Sex and Space theme. This tune fits the bill on both accounts.

Starting with the very velvety guitar sample posted by Victor Fourstones, along with the luscious spoken words from Marika, aka essesq, Spinmeister pulls together an extremely sexy number that is so hot you might forget the summer humidity. At least I did. [Update 7/23/08: The preceding paragraph is in error. Marika is responsible for "imádlak" and essesq bringing the 'pella to the table. I regret the error.]

This selection should definitely be in consideration for the Wakka Chikka, Wakka Chikka, Porn Music for the Masses, vol. 3 (if one ever materializes).

Spinmeister - Robot Love (imádlak)

Image courtesy of V2 licensed under a Creative Commons License.

Jul 21, 2008

Plaistow - Yap Yap

Some bass, some drums, some jazz and some just so.

This is a fantastic track from a recent anniversary compilation released by the netlabel, 12rec.

The signature of this release is the mix of instrumentation and styles. A lot of organic sounds mixed in with the electronics.

This track is has a nice, building jazz push that is heavy on the piano, bass and drums. Really excellent.

Go to the release page and sample the wares...you are bound to find something you like.

Plaistow - Yap Yap

Jul 19, 2008

Klipp - cs (Live @ Ciclo XT)

Go with this one. It really develops into an amazing piece of electronic music.

Klipp is Hector Zarate and Jorge Soriano. This live track is from a Discos Konfort release called Ciudad de Mexico.

Discos Konfort is a netlabel devoted to Mexican electronic music. They have some marvelous releases. I was reviewing their catalog and stumbled on this live track. I've listened through it three times and decided it was time I shared.

Klipp - cs (Live @ Ciclo XT)

Jul 17, 2008

Lushy - Spaced Out

Well, damn it, I'm going to do it.

I'm unsure of the license behind this download from Lushy's site, but here it is anyway. They have two tunes posted at their website, lushy.com. I'm digging on this little disco ditty...not to mention that it goes along with our unspoken sex and space theme here at BSWC.

Lushy features a very good friend of mine, Andy Sodt-we go back to high school, by god. If you hang in Seattle, check them out.

Lushy - Spaced Out

Sie Sind Berlinern

Yep, that's right. My favorite Seattle ensemble, Lushy is playing in Berlin a week from Saturday at the Wassermusik Festival. If you are in the neighborhood, check them out. I would.

Jul 15, 2008

Cezary Ostrowski - We are in love (very deep mix)

Well, how about that, two posts on the same night. There is a lot of great music out on the net. Followers of BSWC will recognize our bias towards the mixters at ccMixter. One mixter has always intrigued us and his name is Cezary Ostrowski.

This is a mysterious piece...haunting and beautiful. Ostrowski is using the entrancing vocals of Shannon Hurley who has issued a call for remixes using a cappellas from her “Ready to Wake” album. His work here is brilliant.

Thanks to Spinmeister for including it in ccMixter's Editor's Pick section.

Cezary Ostrowski - We are in love (very deep mix)

Metamorphosis - Miami(Final version)

The Dutch netlabel, On-Mix Productions just posted their 100th release and its a doozy. It is called VA-The best ON-Mix tracks according to Kodjax [onmp100]

They asked DJ Kodjax to pick the top 41 tracks from their previous 99 releases. I'm always up for a compilation so I put my ears to the metal.

I found a lot of variety, but with the unrelenting beat theme going on throughout. You will definitely have to pick and choose your favorites...everyone will have a different reaction. I have several that have really struck me and interestingly enough, they are new to me. I have some familiarity with On-Mix and Kodjax introduced me to some really outrageous stuff. Thanks.

There will probably be more from this release in the feed. Stay tuned.

Metamorphosis - Miami(Final version)

Jul 9, 2008

Jupiter Makes Me Scream - Alinai

Here is something new from the Foot side of the Bump Foot netlabel. Bump Foot is a netlabel based in Japan that has two sides. One is the Bump which features music that is more uptempo and beat oriented. The Foot side of the label is more laid back and relaxing. This is what we find with Jupiter Makes Me Scream.

The release is called Tuesday Morning Hurricane EP and was posted at archive.org on Sunday, July 6th.

It took me a couple listens to catch up with the beauty of these five tunes. I picked one to share, but I recommend listening to the complete release in order. They work with and compliment each other.

Tuesday Morning Hurricane EP was produced by Karolis Buržinskas. He is the Lithuanian behind Jupiter Makes Me Scream.

Enjoy this release.

Jupiter Makes Me Scream - Alinai