Tuesday, November 25, 2008

MDAC001 Monthly Discerning Audio Chart, 'NOVEMBER 2008'

I decided to broaden the features on this blogspace by adding a monthly list of pieces/albums I've been particularly enjoying over the month. In the past, I've tried writing charts and lists on previous websites/forums and usually tie them to being from one specific genre of music. This didn't work out in the end, as some weeks I'd spend more time listening to tracks of a completely different genre altogether and lose touch with the genre the chart was based on.

So with this monthly 'chat', I am not going to refine the chart by genre and any other rigorous criteria, I'm just going to leave it loose and undefined....

(Chart in no particular order)

Ray Valioso - "You'll Never Be Mine"
"Just the way I like my Deep House..."
Parov Stelar - "For All We Know" (From the album 'Rough Cuts')
"Excellent moody downtempo jazz"
Motionfield - "Arcipelago" (From the free netlabel album 'Movements')
"Epic downtempo grooves from a superb album"
Jan Jelinek & Triosk - "Munmorah" (From the album '1+3+1')
"Some of the Deepest laziest music you'll hear"
Marbert Rocel - "The Harder They Come" (From the album 'Speed Emotions')
"Beautifully Melancholy mood piece"
Stafraenn Hakon - "Safi" (From the album '...skettir Edik a ref')
"Smooth Guitar based track"
Tortoise - "Night Air"
"Low slung downtempo"
Markus Guentner - "Soften Edges" (From album Lovely Society)
"Stand out track from a good House album"
The Mercury Program - "The Secret To Quiet"
"Superb Post Rock from a superb band"
Hird - "Burn" (From the album 'Moving On')
"Twisted downtempo funk"

Sunday, November 16, 2008

AGCD021 Various Artists "The Main Course" (Audio Gourmet mixed compilation)

CD One, 'The Starter' was the appetiser for this three-course meal. It served as a gentle introductory course to a three-CD series that spans many different flavours and textures.

The 'Main Course' delves much deeper than 'the starter' with its dense textures and subtle ingredients. It is not easy to digest and only the connosieurs will 'get it'. Some of you will find its flavours too unusual a blend that you may never try it again. Yet some will find it unobtrusive, charming and beautiful...coming back for many more helpings in years to come!


001A Audio Gourmet "Misappropriation"
'Suffocated industrial noise sounds'
001B Lum "Redanemone"
'Subtle quirky deepness'
002 Nunc Stans "Land"
'Cinematic atmospheres'
003 Pseudophone "Walkabout"
'Mysterious tribal ambience'
004 Jari Ylamaki "Somnium Est Imago Mortis"
'Minimalist forest funk'
005 Tlon "Farewell"
'Bass-heavy Ambient medley'
006 Off The Sky "Mileece's Reduction"
'Sweet and mellow soundscape'
007 Motionfield "Arcipelago"
'Deep downtempo loops'
008 Roland Fiege & DFO "Exchange"
'Deep hazy minimalism'
009 Anders Ilar "Then It Happens"
'Drones, bass and micro-loops.'
010 Ferenc Vaspoeri "Tibrukila Tree"
'Electronic elevator jam'
011 Osso Bucco "Four Walls"
'Glitchy Folkcore'
012 Zvezdara "Still Life At Sunrise"
'Melancholy electro acoustic finale'
You may have enjoyed that. Room for more? Search for the artists in Google; you'll be amazed at how much more you can find!