Marcel broodthaers - interview with a cat
Now probably at this point for many people im the most weirdo guy on the internet who
recomends some weird and obscure crap to people who just wants to party with their normal music, and im some kind of psychopath trying to
add extreme and anoying stuff into their smartphones.
So in this ocation its time to recomend the most sily experimentation idea i ever heard and did a really quick review about it
Marcel broodthaers did this back in 1970 but was released in 1995 in a limited run cd edition of 500 copies if im correct and was his one and only Magnum opus before he died in 1975.
Now this is epic because all of This Consist in this, Marcel made some question to a cat maybe is his cat who knows and the cat just meows, thats it, its just that for 4 minutes Some people say this is art, other say is not, independent if Marcel did this with some artist Expression i like to think this was just for fun and give a purpose and a message just like an Excuse With its total valid, Even Avant Garde Musicians do some things in their discographies for Fun, I mean Thats the idea of everything right? Have Fun? Even People Like Merzbow or John Zorn at some point dont take Thing too serious and thats cool, i dont know if mr Marcel did this with a message behind about comunications problems or some kind i honestly can take much serious of this because come on the idea and execution just cant leave me think other think more than a funny situation where maybe marcel and his son or wife had some fun with their mascot or random cat.
And you know what? its incredible that many people are starting to talk about this silly piece just for joking arround and other seriously
All i can say about this is.. this is some serious 70s Shitpost Despite i cant understand French i highly recomend it just to hear and imagine the scene, its hilarious The "lyrics" are arround over the internet if you are curious in what Marcel Broodthaers is asking to this little cat
The destination - p l e a s e s t a n d b y . . .
Dont Leave Me...
Please stand by is one of those albums that i heard in the past but for some reason I found it in one of my daily travesies arround the internet and i gave it another chance
To be honest i didnt get it when i listen to it back in the day but now, my god it was a missed oportunity
To start to end gives something to talk about even at first Sight just look at the tracklist. 11 Tracks with a weird duration distribution, being the first song 80% of this album with 13 Minutes and the rest not overpassing 10 seconds, not even 20 seconds.
The opening track "..." can easily be catalogated by many listeners by a "Telepath style slush" in terms of being a deeply produced slushwave that is really slow, full of reverb and looped creating a ethereal and sentimental sound and it is but personally is strong enough to get an self identity also is focused more into Mallsoft in terms of the reverb who sounds in a big empty room but still can be cataloged as slushwave
After the first track come the part when the album truly shines, the first track "..." was just the beggining a slow climax to reach where all falls down, all songs after are pure chaos, a noisy psychedelic listening expericence where every song sounds almost like crossing a portal or a vague memory, a excelent work of samples of random melodies and vague deep voices that in some way can be kinda "creepy" not because the nature of the songs but how this transition happens Please stand by can be taged as A sonic rollercoaster with many climaxes and ups and downs so theres not a elegant way where a song change to another, all happens sudently and violent, all the ingredients to give you a jumpscare if you have all the volume so watch out
i seriously cant believe i give it 2.5 stars (equivalent to a Heart divider in my rating scale on rym) to this release back in the day, its nearly an insult, maybe i didnt get it or listen to carifully to give that rating, and i seriously dont know how obscure can be still after being released in Geometric Lullaby Its really one of those albums that is a truly pleasure to listen to The best 13 Minutes of your life with out doubt
Boards of Canada - In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country
Was a beautiful Place
It's as if all the elements of the previous releases were combined into 4 songs which in my opinion this Ep contains 3 of Boc's best and iconic tunes "In a Beautiful place out of the country", "Kids of Today" and "I love bishop roden"
Musically theres nothing destacable, is Boards of Canada being Boards of Canada and they are really good in just making pure emotional melodies even if theres nothing to propose like in their other releases, and thats nothing bad on that, i think the only thing to talk about is how the Ep ends with probably the simplest and most epic song Boc has ever done "Zoetrope". A palette of resonant and echoing melodies that sounds heavily influenced by Brian Eno.
And like every release of this band, has a lot of emotional charge creating nostalgic and melancholic moods but some reason i think theres something in this Ep that made it shine above the others Eps, i dont know why honestly but theres something special that always made me return to listen to this one, a similar effect that happens with Geogaddi, Maybe because is the mellowest Ep of Boc, and thats maybe why this release is so damn replayable, i think im not the only one that feel this.
Probably one of the best EPs not only in the Boards of Canada discography but in music in general, it's undeniable how incredibly good it sounds and is a must listen to independently if you're not into IDM or electronic music in general, but Come on, who doesn't like Boards from canada anyway
Besides being one of the last boc Eps, In A beautiful place out in the country was a good way to give a throwback to the "Older" sounds and prepare us for the gargantuan release that came 2 years later
Karel Husa - Apotheosis Of this Earth
Architecs of our own destruction
Karel Husa is a Czech compositor that made some crazy things in the world of classical music in the past showing us many times how beautiful and dark this music can be, Like this Apotheosis of this Earth Made Back in 1971 And Giving me one of the most Epic and Unnerving Moments listen to Classical Music, Is not that easy to listen and its really technical and has some experimentation going on but at the same time its worth it, damn it is worth it, dont worry this is not Merzbow or something like that
From the start to End Apotheosis of this earth Has an Strong Cinematographic Feeling like a Fictional OST, in fact the First Movement I.- Apotheosis reminds me like those first Minutes of Jerry Goldsmiths Alien OST From 1979 in terms of starting Slow and with sweet Melodies that progresses into a more tense mood doing a large and thick Crecendo, adding new instrumentes to increase that Feeling, but From The Second Movement to the Third and Last Movement are just pure Apocaliptic Darkness, full of chaotic instrumentation and unnerving Chorus, making some moments really tense and unconforting
Aside from being one of the most tense experiences in classical Music, This dark composition has a reason to be this dark
Mr Husa did this Back in '71 in a chaotic context of war, murder, social crisis, hunger, extreme destruction of the environment and extincion of species, with this context Karel Husa made this Compostion as a warning for the future generations if we dont start to do something to save our planet
Thats Why the progression of Melodic to unnerving Because The 3 Movements wants to tell a story or to be exact a Point of View where the listener is the main witness, The First Movement recreates a point of view of someone looking at the earth from space approaching slowly to the atmosphere and looking everything more clearly, The Second Movement "Tragedy of Destruction" is the fastest movement and really active in terms of adding percution telling to the listener the insane brutalism of humanity again nature, the destruction of the planet and Apocaliptic and "End of the world" Situation where theres chaos everywhere and the Chorus gives a sonic representation of a Massive Genocide or war, it can be anything really and many people interprets this as a Nuclear war or a the sound of humanity trying to survive in a world wheres everything is dead. Is the main part of the composition, and with good reason, and the third "Postscript" is the warm and calm ending showing us a place where is nothing left with voices fading out letting us question and think about "How did we get to this?"
A composition and a Messages that gaings streinght in our days even more so when the international day of the environment was conmemorated on May 5. Its kinda depressing tat Mr Husa Message is Still be relevant after Decades of this composition and nothing has changed despite all efforts made by people across the world
Jun Togawa - Tamahime-Sama
The first Monster Girl
Tamahime Sama Made by Jun Togawa in 1984 is one of the most weird and Epic Experiences i had this week exploring obscure Albums, theres a lot of Things that i can say about this Release that ive seen is gaining force
Gaining force despite the weird and strange and surreal nature of everything inside this record despite being a J-Pop/New wave from the 80s Nothing more can explain this more than the lyrics being really grotesque, metaforic, fantasious and excentric
And this is the part where Jun Togawa stands out and separates from the other "conventional idols" where in general all sings the same pop topics like love, happiness and optimism [nothing bad with that btw] because this is where she shows her facination with the repulsive world and aesthetics of Parasites and Insects, in fact this album its almost like the sonic representation in some ways of Franz Kafka Metamorphosis
The sound represents and fits well with the lyrics and aesthetics of Jun, being surreal, disgusting, repulsive and Alien-Like making all songs very unique and different of one another being a nice way to experiment with all the sounds of new wave/synthpop and even folk, all this fusioned with the catchiness of J-Pop makes a weird but interesting and catchy result, Specially when we add Juns voice to the mix, being really childish but in some ocation
I think she can perfectly make a Kawaii Metal album because Jun is like a product of Both Worlds, Cuteness and Melody From Jpop, and her weirdness and loud growls and screams of Death Metal.
At the end of the Day Tamahime-Sama is a Testament of many things, with an unique vision and an the genesis of a unorthodox Idol who created one of the must unique Pop Albums of the history, Jun togawa is at this point the most unique idol ive heard an with todays "City Pop Trend" this album could be easy to reach to a younger audicence who probably can let this Masterpiece be more apreciated and never let this Album fall into oblivion despite all the weirdness.
Aspid - Extravasation
Kill the deadly monster
Thanks To the magic of the internet, discovering music has been a magical experience for many people including me, and people who adore to find obscure stuff and listen all the crap they find from forgoten countries and past decades like Soviet and Japanese Music, That Was My experience sort of with "Aspid - Extravasion" a Technical Thrash Metal Album Made back in times of the Soviet Union in 1993 who since years back has gained a little cult arround this release
Like any tech/thrash metal the instrumentation and precition are just insane being fast and brutal, being really impressive even for the year and context being made and thats something really important because thanks to that this album still really fresh since '93 to this day Theres practically a single minute where this album falls apart, its a fine a example how a tru metal album should be, badass and energetic to start to finish. With some serious and complex compositions, the guitarrist doing some fast changing tempo and notes, and moments where the band let the baterist shine like the third sound , even theres some synths spread in some moments in the albums like the intro song that sounds like a horror movie or a midi track ripped from ID Softwares Doom, creating a haunting atmosphere making a perfect ocation to prepare our gluteal muscles to the brutality ahead because oh boy, everytrack just kicks a lot of ass, specially the third songs, its pure headbang material.
Sadly this is the one and only masterpiece made by Aspid in just two weeks in a Studio in Volgodonsk and disbanded after this release, thanks to the internet and to the many music fans that discover everyday the nost obscure albums arround the world this is one of those case were a obscure album rised from the grave and resurrecte to shine again and more than ever
Even if im not the biggest metal fan/expert after an small historial of metal albums ive heard, i dont listen metal normally but this album is the most unique metal album ive heard till now Any metalhead can say "this is just russian vektor" in my opinion nothing cant compare this Album from other technical thrash metal album from that era and now, theres something that in some way separe this album from the rest. maybe is the context or probably the style or all the insane energy, whatever the case, must be listened at least once.
Morton Feldman - Piano and String Quartet
harmony in the silence
People think that obscure music always sounds weird, is the first thing they thought when they find something that looks like an unknown piece of older media, like a thing that you found deep in a rabbit hole. I though the same thing with this composition made by Morton Feldman, at first i though it will be another "man, that thing surely sounds noisy an experimental" but was all the contrary. Piano and String quartet presents us a really special piece of Classical Music made in 1985
The music structure is not all complex or very well structured like other released reviewed on this page but like minimalism philosophy less is more, and thats the potential of this composition, a well done execution not because of the precition of the notes but the use of the sounds of the notes that shines through the ecos in the deep silence I never heard anything of him before more that this but Details like this shows the creativity and the smartness of a experimented musician, and independent of how sounds the work here is brutal One movement, a few piano and strings notes, silence, repeat.
A trully rollercoast of emotions made by just two instruments. Is a mysterious and emotional piece that sadly falled in the obscurity, this is in my opinion one of those many albums and compositions like boards of canada or others that are not just only album, but an sonic experience. Its something like you cant listen in a lot of ocations, takes times to fully listen this but if you find a moment in silence, the experience is rewarding and can cause and enigmatic, hauting and beutiful ambiance.
A sound that dont deserve this destiny and must not be forgotten
Memorex Dawn - Galleria
Echoes From the past in a dead Mall
Back again this those obscure vaporwave proyects from the past, Memorex Dawn an Alias from the legendary Internet Club released this obscure proyect back in 2013 in the early days of vaporwave
A forgotten album who was lost in the vast ocean of vaporwave and being obscured by other Titanic releases like Disconscious - Hologram Plaza Both with a stong emphasis in create an old mall ambiance, also being both the pioneers of this new genre called Mallsoft I think this is one of the cases where his artificial ambiance of a old mall memory works, Mallsoft itself has a Strong emphasis in Field recordings to create that Mall Ambiance but this like an old vhs video of some family recording their moment at a mac donals restaurant in the 80s because something detacable in this release is the Lo-fi production, was really well excecuted, creating a mysterious sound and sometimes souding kinda ghostly like a dead mall screaming ecos from the past
Although i cant see were Memorex dawn was doing with the duration of the tracks, i know they trying to make a short mallsoft experience but all those tracks could be combinated in a one 10 min piece and would be the same, like others vaporwave proyects like the legendary Telepath and his many aliases where he make 15-30 min tracks without making this Songs with little duration Just a minor detail that dosent affect the end result but im opinion ruins and broke sometimes that hypotic atmosphere, probably if most of the tracks lasted more than 1 minute could be more room to execute those ideas.
Unlike many releases of 2013 this dosent hold up that well and theres a ton of great releases of that year, dosent suck but had a bit of potential, is not memorable but probably for a taste of misterious mallsoft experiece can be worth a try and come on still being one of the unique proyects out there and a worthy release to belong to any mallsoft collection.
Local News - Channel 8
Signals before Midnight
Local News - Channel 8 is one of those random album pickups of bandcamp, being an oscure album finded in the sea knows as tag:vaporwave
Same as one of the album that i reviewed a long time ago "EtheReal Media - Late Night TV " this album achive the atmosphere of a midnight tv zapping, And even has the same elements. White noise, Fuzz, hard focus to the bass and repetition simulating those weird effects of the antenna trying to catch tv signals.
Its just 10 minutes but, its a solid 10 minutes of well achived Atmosphere, I guess this is one of the examples of A vaporwave/broken tramsmission Album that is the Most Vaporwave than the vaporwave itself
But more that that, is just an small listening experience that dosent achive more, theres not room for experimentation or innovation, Just a little fun listening.
The Brave Little Abacus - Just Got Back From the Discomfort—We're Alright
"Just Got Back From the Discomfort" was not and unknown album for me , Ive Heard of this album a few years ago i guess in 2019 before the dark plague, being the main discution topic in many music sites by their musical proposal.
Even on the first listen the experimental elements are all over the place, with diferent and unthordox instruments into action, weird sfx and uncomon rhythmic and melodic structuress, Although this last one is not that uncomon in Midwest Emo weve seen this Since the root of the genre But in this case is entirely unique, sounding almost "Alien" and "Unreal" for a Emo album, like a child runnin into a musical instrument store, very eclectic but mantaining all the emotional Energy
Even in the lyrics is weirds, sometimes the meaning of the song are taking to the point of being practically cryptic and poetic, elements that create and make the lyrics rich and after all can create a conection with the listener, and i guess thats why this album has this little cult, nothing can be that emotional described, because thats teenage a emotional chaos where emotions and be that abstract
Most of the reviews I've seen of this album are mostly people rambling on about how annoying voice is, that theyre right, its like a child trying to sing, but is matter of get use to it, is something that can be "forgotten" in every track of the album and Sometimes there some parts that the sounds volumes and excecution are not that good of well excecuted but its an experimetal album so i can give it the benefit of the doubt. After all, now i Can see why the worldwide Emo Scene looked tgis album like the second Arrival of Jesus, was the same reaction as American Football EP1 did back in 1999, its so emotionaly abstract that unique that after all these years sounds fresh and unmatched. Undoubtedly one of the pillars of the "Emo revivial" and one of the most important album of this last years.
Dream Catalogue - This is Dreampunk Vol 1.
Missed a 99% probability
26 Nov 2020 was the day that the mitical Dream Catalogue released "This is Dreampunk Vol 1", A compilation of various legendary artist destacated in create this new sound.
Dream Catalogue was home of many Artists who pushed the sound of Vaporwave into a more Ambient and Futuristic Sound and Aesthetic Being Protagonist and Pioneer in the genre with Legendary releases like "Remember - Road Back Home", Subaeris "New Tokio Blues" and the Most Acclamated "2814 - The birth of a new Day"
So at first was a good idea right? I mean is Dream catalogue after all with a fashion collection of great Artist in the Game like Sangam, Rmember and HK itself, how this could be bad? Well incredibly was a really dissapointing Release, 44 Minutes of Nothing really more that a final "Meh" As a Dreampunk Enjoyer i expected something Big I Mean those artists are the masters with a Incredible Discography behind, but I guess this experimental release was just that, an Experiment , another opportunity to show some fresh ideas. And It is, theres some cool elements and sounds and the idea of Combinate Dreampunk and Future Garage beats was kinda interesting but at the end everything sounded the same. I dont know its just was not enjoyable for me but i guess the Fact that this Album is called "This is Dreampunk" makes me mad, because this could be one of the first album who any beginner in the genre could pick just by the name.
If you want to listen to some Dreampunk just by curiosity or just want to listen this genre Seriously this is not a good Start Point. This is not the worst things ive ever heard, is not bad produced either, its just bland and boring and dosent make good efforts to exploit and explore this elements to make something interesting , and its amazing, its like warp made a IDM album with aphex twin and Auchetre and was crap
This album is one of those releases that make you fall sleep but not in a good way, it just not for me.
Q Project - Champion Sound (Total Science Hardcore Will Never Die Remix) vs Doc Scott Remix
Atmospheres and Euphoria
In 93 In the earliest days of Jungle One sound born to become a legend in history of rave, Q project released "The return of Q project" a Single with 2 songs, Night Moves and the most important, The Champion sound. The sound was an inmediate earthquake in the rave scene with an energetic sound with furious amen patterns Although I have to admit, the original Mix did not age very well like other Records of that time still is a respetable Track that left a big legacy and a lot of great remixes.
One of the Biggest Remixes and the most representative was the Total Science Remix "Hardcore Will Never Die" Released In the Awesome 2000 Total science smashed the scene with this releases that many consider the ultimate remix of the Champion Sound. And with good reason, this version took everything that makes the original mix great and took it to the next level.
More Euphoric, Insane drops and Rhytmic patterns, really Agressive and dark, and my favorite part, Fast as hell.
While Total Science Remix Goes to a Aggressive Side, Doc Scott did the oppossite Doc Scott was released back in '94 a year after the original mix was released, in the Atmospheric DNB Era, in the time when LTM Bukem and Good lookin records were doing Dreamlike DNB opposite to the hardcore ravey main sound of DNB/Jungle The result was, well like that, A really dreamy and atmospheric Transformation with funky amen breaks but still mantaining all the magic of the original Champion Sound, A truly hidden gem that weirdly enough nobody talks about it. Doc Scott did a really good job in taking this track to another level and another side.
Would be a perfect track to an LTM Bukem set back in the day Which is the best? well thats matter of Opinion but surely both remixes can easly won the heart of every DNB Fan
A Split Second - Flesh
A Revolution by Mistake
Some things born by mistakes, little one or big ones, like macrowaves or LSD. Something similar happened in the music scene back in the 80s
A split second a EBM Band released in 86 the EP "Flesh" with a special song inside.
The legends says that One night in a club Marc Grouls, was playing records and then in one occation when is where about to play this record he did a mistake, Instead of Play the song at normal speed (45 rpm) he played it at 33 rpm. That mistake was legendary because was one of those cases where chaging the speed trasformed the entire mood and meaning of the melody
A Hard beat, fast and frenetic melody with crazy drum patterns suddently was more Melodic, the slower beat enhanced the mood and made it more danceable New beat was born that night and things were never the same after that year, the rave panoramma changed, and was the first steps of belgium to transform the raves forever, Legendary Labels like R and S Records born in this era and was a hard influence to legendary producers who maked history.
A Mistake was legendary.
Softcult - Year of the Rat
Badass Girls Making bangers
2021 was a cool year in terms in music, a lot of indie artist and producers made it some dope stuff, in that massive nebulosa appeared a EP called "Year of the rat"
Year of the Rat is the EP Debut of Softcult a Two Girl Band Project from Canada A EP crafted with bittersweet lyrics with a deep and rebel Actitude and messages full of empowerment and lyrics against sexism
To begin, the whole EP Is Pure Fire mixing a lot of influences in a blender, Every track of this 5 Song EP has the energy from Shoegaze, Dream pop and some Alt Rock Elements, crafting with a perfect armony between melody, Energy and Atmosphere
Has a bit of that Emo flavor on top of it, and thats really cool, i wish emo music start invading headphones again like 2006, many music styles are reborning these years, Emo should take a flag and rise again, the world Needs Them!, We need Emo back!
Theres nothing more to add at this point, a solid release with some good sound and production, has a lot of bangers, i guess the only bad thing is.. man just 5 songs? i know its and EP but man what a good time.
This EP Is easily one of the best releases from the last year and belong with not problem to my Fav releases of 2021
Keep Rockin Girls!
光の緒 Hikari no Itoguchi - Untitled
A noisy Melancholy
Noise, a genre that after many times trying to get into still be a big distorted wall of sound its really hard to get through
Since my introduction and curiosity for the explorations to the diferent flavors of music, noise was that candy who many people try to like but his flavor is really sour
Thats why i rarely listen to Any harsh noise album, because its just hard and agresive even for my taste, Its really hard to listen to Merzbow, Hanatarash,Haaram or any other artist of this kind, this world of distorted without end walls of noise its really abrasive. Thats why when i come across an noise artist that calls my attention its like a breeze of fresh air, A hope, an opportunity to listen something that its hard to me to get into
Was the case of "Cat Destroyer - Dangos Makes me cry" A noise project that was one of my first Reviews on this page, there i talked about the same thing "Noise is harsh, i can listen to this album, masterpiece" in detail I talked about the great diference about other albums of these kind, while noise album in general try to be agressive with abrasive wall of sound to try to create an atmosphere and assault the mind and ears of the listener, "Dangos Makes me Cry" brough the mellow and emotional side of noise, using that "Dango Daikazoku" sample Cat destroyer took that sample and bathe it in a warm and calm white noise
This album maybe for a lot of people wasnt the greatest thing but for me was like my compass in the noise world Since 2020 i never found anything like that all noise that came in my way was noise noise and noise...
Hikari no Itoguchi its a really misterious noise artist, just released two albums both untitled and nothing more this "untitled 2" album its really sweet Like "Dangos Makes me Cry", "Untitled 2" its a melancholic sweet album of just 20 minutes long, the album follow the same simple pattern, a melancholic slow piano kinda impressionistic/minimalistic erik satie style with a gentle atmospheric noise, thats basically the first track, unlike the first the second put more attention in the agressive noise wall but unlike the traditional harsh noise this noise its well controlled and melts with every note of that piano in the background becoming less and less underwhelming, in the end of the second track its like you started to love that noise but in the last second the noise is gone and you started to miss them, its really strange and special
Keeps maintaning that rouge harsh noise but never feels like your ears were about to explode, lts like those moments in the night, where i listened to 40s Jazz/swing oldies in the middle of the silence while all that hard rain felt from the dark clouds in the sky
Its really increible how narrative a noise album can be being that "simple" in terms of production and execution, in my opinion this need to be in between of all those great noise albums and deserves to gain more reputation that actually has.
Antestor - The Forsaken
Antestor Is an Enormeous Anomaly in the Black Metal World, Was one of the first Bands in that include Christian Lyrics right in the days of the first steps of the Genre
Born in the Cold Norway Antestor was an irregularity in the first wave of black metal, a time when the genre born rebelious with the Satanic/Occult and Anti Religious Lyrics and Aesthetics with Bands Like Darkthrone, Mayhem , Emperor and All those
In fact ive read in diferent sources that even they recived some serious dead threast from diferent band "leaders" like Euronymous and Varg ifself, which its kinda scary ngl these guys are very brave (ironically Hellhammer Drummer of Mayhem is part of this band)
In 2005 after 5 years of Silence They Released "The forsaken" A big Album that for many metalheads High bar in the Called "Unblack Metal" The forsaken was the Opportunity of the band to try other Sounds, Antestor is a band that likes to move of sounds at any album they released, the last Album was a Mix of Doom/Death Metal, on the contrary The Forsaken Moves toward the sound of Symphonic Black metal with some Melodic Black metal on top
The Result is a very Dense and Dark sound but Very Epic, specially when the Symphonic Part is added, is one of the most Epic Synths that ive head in a Metal Album and achives to create that "Celestial Sound" and make some very clean atmospheric passages Some female vocals are added in some parts and are just beautiful, The Cover art represents well the sound of this album in my opinion. Its like that Angel is singing with the Dark Spectre of the death
Surprisingly At the lyrics in most tracks god and religion isn't even mentioned, all the topics are about life or the destruction of humanity Its incredibly Fasinating how a lot of Albums of this kind has falled into the oblivion or just havent aged very well, but The Forsaken still holds up after years and years, the test of time is not an enemy for this album and still fresh even without additives
Its really dark to be A Christian Metal Album and thats really cool, its really refresing to see people to make this kind of combinations, its like those Cute Idols that dress dark and sing heavy stuff
Its 44 Minutes of Pure Energy and i cant say anything more than you should give it A try
Chilean Cinema - El Club (The Club)
A Wasted Potential
Chilean Cinema in general just sucks, as a chilean i can confirm and the country in general agree with that
We always have some crappy movie who is suddently sucessful while the real movies with potential just fell in oblivion
Maybe thats why chilean movies dosent get that much attention and people prefer to pay to watch the last marvel film to.. idk let say "Los perros"
But sometimes i give those movies an opportunity like the other day that i watched "The Club" A Pablo larrain Thriller/Drama Movie who was added to the netflix catalogue First of all, good to see some national movies on netflix, its a good oportunity for many people to discover some hidden gems because here in cinemas chilean films didnt last long for the public to see so good catch netflix.
The Club plot its a very interesting one Four men live together in an isolated house in a small coastal town. They are all priests, and they have been sent to this place to atone for the sins they have committed in the past but someday the past started to hunt them with the "return" of a guy who said that one of them committed sexual abuse against him, and threatens to shout the truth The movie speaks some interestings topics like sexuality, homosexuality, faith, and other things
Lets begin with the positive points The cast, Pablo larrain did a gret job to join a some great actors like Alfredo castro, Antonia Zegers, Jose Soza and others And they performance is awesome, the characters in those the moments of tension just shine as expected The overall cinematografy is cool too, That blue color tone puts in atmosphere at the first second, there some cool takes for the town and their surroundings But theres when the movie shows his weaker points
First of all, Pablo, who the hell you kill one of the best actors like soza in the begining of the movie, Has just passed some minutes and then he die? Why do u put that character in the first place, at least give him some development.. Speaking of development The character development is truly bad, The club tell us about the past of the characters through the interviews of a guy who was send by the Church to investigate this case but thats not enough, there a lot of thing that "The club" could tell us, and some important things, they just say some little things but when the things get interesting the movie just cuts to another scene or just never speaks of that never again, and thats horrible because you can have a chance to at least move your brain and say "Man this guy probably did this because of that and then he did this"
Another bad point is the logic of the story, i mean, this guy sandokan (such a cool name ngl) just appears of nowhere and say all those things suddently and this "priests" see him like a danger, but.. why? they even dont recognize this guy even after days of his apearence, he didnt even have any proof of their actions so.. why?
Anyway after all the actions of this guy, the priest make a plan to kill him and back again to their peace This part is f***ing awesome, the climax was very well constructed and there some high part of tension And suddently the story give a dark dense plotwist The characters again shine because they dark side is exposed and finally they can realize those dark intentions.
The movie is till now a masterpiece, but on this point is where "The Club" just went downhill
The Ending vomit in the whole movies face, all who the movie fought is throwed to the trash and its really depressing Imagine if on "Super metroid" Samus after all her sacrifice and fight to reach to ridleys lair, Samus forgive Ridley and all they actions and become friends. If that sound stupid for you is because it is, Its horrible, idk who was thinking the screenwriter but it was not a good idea Thats the Main reason who i really dont recomend to anybody to watch this movie because that, an 1h 38m of movie that came to nothing
Ive seen a lot of people who justify the ending saying that if you watch and listened very carefully theres some details who explains why the movie ended like that, but im not convinced of that
The movie as a hole is not that deep to give some extensive analisis, the characters and their actions are enough to give some discution but at the end all their intentions just are contradictory, Nothing can explain that ending with a big and bad excecuted plotwist.
Besides i dont need to have some extensive cinematic language knowledge to watch a CHILEAN Movie
That idea of having high knowledge or a super intelligent brain to watch a movie is something stupid, if there is already a low audience for national movies this mentality segregates the public even more, something that again, this movie does not qualify much in the movie section that give for a highly philosophical conversation like "blade runner", "the platform" or things like that
Nice try Pablo, nice try...
You had a good chance to make an awesome thriller/drama in the story of Chilean Cinema or just being enough to be a good time but no Its just a shame because had the potential to be something better, a lot better with the awesome cast and topics.
Oh by the way
This movie dosent deserve any of those awards
The Blasting Company - For Sara (An Over the Garden Wall Mixtape)
POETRY AND CLARINET GREG. POETRY AND CLARINET
For Sara is a wonderful sountrack or more specifically a mixtape based on the Cassette made by Wirt For Sara
If you not have watched Over the garden Wall (How the hell you havent watched this Show, How DARE YOU) This Mixtape was Made by Wirt for sara to show his love to her and it was kind of an propose to date her
Full of Poetry and clarinet solos The Overall mixtape has some really emotional charge, Wirts Voice Actor put some serious work delivering this romantic side of Wirt to the point that he sounds like his putting all his emotions into his poetry
My Poetry sucks but i can say, wirts poetry its really beautiful and after all his problems trying to performance his poetry the emotions are there
The Lofi and distortion is top notch, sounds like being recorded in a cheap Cassette player and all the noise happening in the background is really charming, specially when greg record his poetry or enters suddently into wirts room
Its warm, its soft, its heartfull, its emotional and its sincere, all the combinations to make a very personal product that The Blasting Company just made so right and accurate
capturing that atmosphere of something expressing all his feelings of his heart in audio its just... emotional
All i can say, Wirt youre my boi and what a chad trying to record some beautiful poetry with a cassette to date a girl.
Aside that this Potentiate my Desire to do this, i have the idea to do something similar since a long time, damn it, i really need a cassette player asap.
Evaboy - ...Jook 'Til I Die
I wanna dress like that
Evaboy released this year a friggin banger in 15 Abril of this year, evaboy shows ones again to everybody that him is one of the better artist in this "new wave" of internet ravey sound of Hardcore breaks
All the album is a piece of audible Euphoric Drug, Pure Extasy who is easily consumed in every single Track to start to end A Very Solid album who explored the most euphoric Electronic Genres from 2 Step Garage to DNB to jersey club With A Fast speedy BPM with a Nightcore flavor and the Main revival sound of Breakbeat Hardcore, "Hardcore breaks"
The creative energy is really notable theres even a Vocaloid Vocal Bank used showed up in the last track "Jook ‘Til I Die" Wheres The vocal sound of Fukase and Len Kagamine is being Used as a kind of Chorus
An enourmeous High Production level and creative drum patters and vocal samples makes this one of the best album if not the best 2021 album (imo) released till now in the electronic/rave side
I want to give a big thank to this album to make me feel interested again in 2 Step Garage and introduce me into jersey club, in fact ive have listened a lot of classic 2 step garage these days.
That Aside, Keep rockin Evaboy! Keep Raving hard!
Rocket or Chiritori - Tokyo Young Winner
Shes such a cutie
Rocket or Chiritori is an obscure Indie Band From Japan. I Cant find any more info about this proyect, i only found who Satoko Shibahara, the cutie of the cover is the only member (maybe shes a multi multi-instrumentalist who knows)and just made 3 albums, 2 in the 90s and the last one in the bright days of 2009.
Tokyo Young Winner Is a very "Spring" Album who is notable for his Warm, Sweetness, Emotion, and Charisma.
Has some electic moments, the album is not purely An Indie Pop Album but theres a lot of Folk and Bit of Twee pop too and every tracks mix all those elements in a delicious bittersweet juice
And in top of that The lofi is very well executed, sometimes this makes some tracks sounds like a Song sound coming out of a Cheap Crappy chinese radio player, or a group of friends who played some jams in a tiny bedroom and record it with an old cassette player
This makes very noisy but is well controlled enough enough not to be inaudible Everything is chaotic and Noisy as Hell but despite that never lose any cham
Very underrated Indie release if You ask Me, maybe is not that memorable but still deserve antention and a sweet headpat.
Selena Gomez - Shake it Up (Len & Rin Kagamine Cover)
What a bop
Yesterday finally heard the tora cover of "Shake it Up" Of Selena Gomez, better know for being the intro of the Disney Sitcom of the same name
I really never liked this kind of shows honestly, or i never watch them seriously but man, most of these shows has some really pure state pop bangers as intros, truly was the golden days of this format i think the only channel who didnt had sitcoms was Cartoon network who at that time they were rockin with shows like Ben 10, bakugan and flipjack (those were the golden days man)
I really enjoyed a lot these songs back then and now, never gets old
And now heard this by my fav vocaloids? oh man, makes this song even better, len and rin are like miku, everything they can sing they turned into fire
Nothing impressive to talk about here, besides the great execution and maestry of the vocaloid bank voices acomplishing a perfect english using japanese banks
This is just fire boi, goes really hard, i mean
Gareth Emery - Meet Her In Miami
The sound of Deception
In 2015 One of My fav trance artist Gareth Emery responsable for many trance gems released that yeah "Meet her in Miami" an obvious remix of the classic track "Meet her at the Love Parade" of 1997 (Oh man, remember when love parade existed?)
Mr emery decided to jump to the train of electro house trend and the result its embarrasing
Even for a cheap, easy to make mainstream Electro house is just mediocre, and thats say much
Its just crap, and a surprising piece of crap coming out of my favorite progressive trance artist Now i get why i never heard nothing of this before Deserves be forgotten
Never heart it, never...
because of that, i dont even dare to put a link of the song
EtheReal Media - Late Night TV
A few days ago i started to listen to a new solid artist in the Vaporwave scene called Ethereal Media. I dont know anything about him or her and just have few releases (four to be exact)
Late Night Tv is a charm but really short album of just 22 minutes where Ethereal tries to creates the atmosphere and sound of a midnight commercials
The production achive this with a really lofi sound, low volume, repetitive samples and white noise and does a good job
All the tracks has their own atmosphere from warm to melancholic and theres a good transition between them, sometimes is added that characteristic sound of the white noise when you change the channel
Very simple album, but powerful, solid and well made
This album represent or is one of my reasons why i love Vaporwave and other kind of similar genres, because any mainstream genre can capture this personal and comfy atmosphere of me listening that smooth jazz tv music and jingles coming out of the tv in the middle of the night thinking about my life or other things
Just Beautiful things that belongs to vaporwave
Dgohn Undesignated Proximate
The Heaven Of Amen Break
One of My Fav Artist of the Dnb World Release the last Year His New Album "Undesignated Proximate" After 2 Years from his last Album "Devils"
Mr John Cunnane Showed to the World A Pretty Solid Release and showed to everybody his love to the DnB sound because "Undesignated Proximate" Is Practially an Ode to the Genre
Besides Being A Drumfunk Producer this album just Go beyond that Transforming this release into a blender of Styles, An "Amen Laboratory" where using the Sound Of Drumfunk to Amospheric Dnb to jazzstep Dgohn did a mix of atmospheres, emotions and complex rythm
Through all the album the Drum Patterns just shine, very creative and adictive DnB beats are all over the place and never gets old even after many times of listen making a "hard to pick a favorite decision" because the album is full of pure Bangers From Daisy takes two to windy to robins willdmill
Theres a good Presence of Mellow and Dark Atmospheres with elemets of the Oldschool Scene
Like the second Track "Lucky Gonk" where theres a Chill Sax reminding to the oldschool sound of Jazzstep/Atmo DnB like Intense or even Nookie, and the level of Climaxes and Build Ups is just insane, sometimes is mellow, other times is a pure dark euphoria, other times the amen pattern is just frenetic and Aggresive.
If you never listened DnB this probably is a good way to start into a multiple sounds in just one album, and for people live me who really loves DnB this is a Must listen and deserves to be part of your DnB Cave
Yuyoyuppe - Planetary Suicide
Miku And Luka Goes Metalheads
Yuyoyuppe, what a tricky name to write huh? I discovered Today and This deserve an Review urgent, because this just rocks!
Yuyoyuppe aparently is A Japanese Vocaloid Producer, but different to other famous names in the vocaloid universe, Yuyoyuppe is one of those producer where takes vocaloid to another side, more darker but heart melodic producing All kinds of Hard Sounds Like Post hardcore, Alt Metal and Mainly Melodic Metalcore A Melodic Genre Born of Metalcore with a heavly influence of Melodic Death Metal
Planetary Suicide Represent maybe a good introduction to the genre or this side of melodic Metal or maybe this side of A more Darker Side of Vocaloid being heavy, agressive but emotionaly melodic without being catchy and even Euphoric
Taking Elements from others genres alike as Alt Metal, a strong presence of Trancecore on the synths (Given me a few flashsbacks to Babymetal, is not similar but u know) and I think Some Black Metal in songs like "Shokuzai" the intro guitar sounds a bit like a BM Guitar and some Blast Beats
Also This Album Shows Me a side of Luka and Miku that I had never heard until now, Yuyoyuppe did a great job pushing Lukas Vocals to a more agressive side, In the entire Album He explored diferents voice banks from Dark, Agressive And Sweet Some tracks even Has some Distorted Vocals to give that "Guttural" Dark Voice, This Element Shines In tracks Like "Prayer" or "I Am A Superman"
Aside of That everything is awesome, the drumming is awesome, the beat pattern rocks, the vocals are insane and the Atmosphere is Melodic and Emotional, theres a lot of Good Combination between sytles and theres even An Acoustic And A Electropop song at the end.
Man, this is underrated as hell, this was released in 2011 and nobody is talking of this? Man should be a Crime This A Good Album for people like Me that are not metalhead or just wants to explore this side of Vocaloid Nothing more to say, Yuyoyuppe good work man
Doja Cat - Say So (Kasane Teto Cover)
The Sexy Side of Kasane
So long time since i wrote a Vocaloid Review and i kinda feel bad for that, since then or being more specific, since this year i found so many great stuff made by the Vocaloid Community, all this time under my radar they are doing some good stuff, pure gems with many styles, similar to the Touhou Community if you want a comparison.
This track is a brilliant example of that, The Person behind of the youtube channel of teto chan! took the work made by ROBOTEYELINER and jingodatta and did some correction in some part and improvs to the kasane teto voice
The result is amazing! This song literally is made for teto, if If Doja Cat not sang this song there would be no difference between the original, its nearly "natural"
Kasane Teto Voice Just match with this song perfectly and in my opinion this is one of the cases when somebody takes all the potential of a Utau, because besides the vocal potential teto chan, made kasane sing Spanish in the half of the song, and sounds so sexy! i dont know if theres some Spanish voice bank of teto (To my knowledge teto just sing in Japanese) but if is not, is definitely some good work behind this
For me i terms of Covers, This has the chance to the a future classic or at least a shinning gem in the biggest list of covers made by a Utau But of now, This won a special Place in my playlist
And If you not heard Kasane Teto sing in Spanish Before? This would be a good start, Seriously, you gonna love it
Avion - Day in The Mall
Decent as an Generic Joystick
Today finally heard an Album who i dig in the Mallsoft Reddit, was released im 2019 in Bandcamp and heard it now 15 minutes ago!
Honestly I dont have too much to say about this album honestly, its.. just.. Mallsoft
An Album like those other million of mallsoft albums in Bandcamp.
But dont take this Bad Generic dosent mean something bad, and this album its a good example, the entire album is full of good jazzy jams and the transition between each other are well made it Theres some good reverb in general on the beat make it some spacy like any good mallsoft album, Besides is controled very well, sometimes some albums abuse of this element in a bad way but this album does well on this regard
And.. Thats it i guess, like i said earlier, theres not so much to speak about but after all its enjoyable, and definitely will give a good time to any Mallsoft/Vaporwave Listener and why not, deserves a place in your Playlist
Theres good melodies, good piano solos, sexy Jazz jams and a does a good job to capture that mall atmosphere, but nothing more, at least theres some work on this album and dosent sound cheap, bad, or those bandcamp albums that seems they were created in 5 minutes and theres some good production though. Its like those cheap bag of chips on the grocery store, Nothing Bad but nothing amazing, but definitely delicious and worth it.
Clown Core- Van
Better than 98% of Cyber/Grindcore existant records
Clown core its an album released the last year by two guys with nighmarish lookin masks, i never listened to this guys before and has been in my "i should listen to this" list in a long time, Recomended by a friend and being review material on rym and finally listened yesterday at night
where i should start? Maybe saying that this album is one of those "theres so many genres" or "wtf is this?", Yeah one of those its hard to put this album in one place. Discogs tag this as "Experimental/Grindcore" but i thinkk the most accurate tag is from rym, tagged as "Electronic, Experimental Rock
Avant-Garde Jazz, Cybergrind, Drumstep, Avant-Garde Metal, Noisecore, Jazz-Rock, Impressionism". You agreed with those tags or not one thing is sure, the mix of styles in this album its just crazy and awesome and really helped to create and unique sound, Kinda similar (Similar in sound not but in creativity in combinate diferent genres)to artist like Igorrr who creates and interesting combination between Metal and Breakcore
Clown core makes an Unique mix between a lot of genres and aside music this guys put a lot of original touch of humor, not fot nothing are clowns *duh*
Anyway, at this point you should asking, How sounds? In a nutshell its Miles Davis playing sax with Agoraphobic Noisebleed if youre a cybergrind listener you maybe have imagined how it sounds and if is not the case, just imagine a Sax musician playing with an death metal band with a guy playing arround with synthesizers Its electic, noise, agressive, weird and chaotic as hell, sometimes executing some unconventional structures someting understandeable in this kind of albums, this makes a great oportunity to show the skills behind the chaos, clearly the clowns behind this are professional musicians or they are in a god level of composition sometimes making some sick drum patters and Sax solos with some serious velocity and precision, this clearly shows in the whole album but shines in tracks like "existance","earth" and "computers" with an added touch of noisy synths and distorted guttural screams
but behind that weirdness, its visible and notable that this guys want to do something creative The Musical transition of "tears of god"shows that, shows a side more melodic and chill mixing a peaceful jazz sax with dreamy pads creating a Spacey ambiance, A song that reminds me to an underrated jazz band of chile "National Proud" called Zeptelar, a band i also recomends who sadly has one album I recomend to watch the visual album of a better expericence, believe me, makes this album much better and its a good way to introduce some aesthetics and personality to every song, with some disgusting, vulgar, and weird humor
A weird expericence, a dark nightmare ,a euphoric experience, or some high effort shitpost, you decide In my side this album, just rocks!
Leviathan Chug Jug With You/Fortnite Is Trash
Future Sound of Hardcore - Vol 1
The Sound of A Euphoric Celestial World
How many underrated artist you know and why do u like it so much? Thats my question with many of obscure artist who im listen, and one of those are the Future Sound of Hardcore an alias for Justin Cohen and Pete Parsons
Now, guided by the simple name we could say that they are basically producers of some kind of aggressive electronic music, you know, Hardcore, Gabber, speedcore and that kind of stuff But no, quite the opposite since they basically do something called Atmospheric Drum and Bass.
Atmospheric Drum and Bass [Or sometimes called “Intelligent Dnb” or “Intelligent Jungle”] so that you do not know is one of the branches of Drum and bass, being this the opposite of drum and bass, since it is pure dnb it is very dark, aggressive, fast and very euphoric
while the Atmo Dnb could be said to be the "Downtempo" version of the dnb focusing on the atmosphere, not having an aggressive rhythm and it is much calmer
Creating a very Chill, Celestial and Dreamlike sound and why not, some kind of aesthetic
The truth is still with the popularity of the scene back in the 90s Future sound of Hardcore were not very prominent producers, I suppose that their discography proves it with only a couple of releases being practically 4 Although many of the legendary DJs on the scene did them justice by putting some of their work on legendary mixes like Dieselboy's "The Future Sound Of Hardcore" (Yep, the same name) In fact, it was thanks to this mix that I discovered Vol 1
Vol 1 is probably one of the best releases Pete and Justin could throw, something that will conquer the heart and soul of any dnb fan including myself.
There are only two songs (Eden and Euphoria) but it is the best that the scene can offer to fans and people who even in 2021 discover these sounds
Eden can simply be cataloged in one word: Magical
It is simply beautiful, just beautiful, it could easily be what it would sound if you were really in Eden, a mixture of a magical atmosphere accompanied by quite versatile amen break patterns that constantly change throughout the song.
Euphoria would be where the rhythmic patterns reign, on the one hand it is a little faster than Eden and on the other hand the rhythmic patterns are much richer and "unpredictable" also a little more aggressive if you can say about all the beat also is Something similar to what you would hear from a song from unreal tournament 99, it has a bit of that feeling. Being honest it would be easy to be part of the soundtrack
But overall both tracks achieve to create a Very Delicate Equilibrium between “Funky” beat patterns and A Very Melodic Atmosphere, like any good Atmo Dnb release, but this is beyond that, it simply a masterpiece, a golden underrated gem Its really impressive that something like this came out in a shinny black peace of vinyl plastic in 1993, Yes! you hear right, 1993! Sounds amazing back then and sounds amazing Now, its just... Timeless Mad respect!
As a bonus im gonna leave the "Future sound of Hardcore" Mix for u to hear it! Its amazing if u love that track check this out!
Sleep Research Center - Deep frieze
"I don't know how I got there, I don't know where I am. I just know I'm lost, I don't know where to go .. Everything is white and frozen. The wind is blowing hard, and my hands are cold. The only thing I want now is to get out of here, I have no alternative but to walk in the eternal white horizon"
Deep Frieze is an album that I've really known for quite some time. It's no surprise, since it's an album released in 2007, but I haven't heard it until now .. Well, being more specific last week, a very sleepy Saturday morning at 3am. I just wanted to take an Ambient album and sleep, and as I remembered that I had discovered this. The truth is that I have no knowledge of this project at all, how much I know that behind Sleep Research Facility there is a British named Kevin Doherty who has apparently released many Ambient / Drone albums and that he has been active since 2001, year in which he released his first album: Nostromo The first time I heard Deep Frieze that Saturday, I really didn't know what I was facing. I thought it was a typical ambient album inspired by Brian Eno or Klaus Schulze, mellow, spatial or hypnotic. This album is Pure Desolation. A dark ambient / Drone very icy, but very icy, the sound is Arctic and bleak, that is why many decide to label projects like this with the dead label "Artic Ambient" The sound creates a very inhospitable atmosphere, similar to an abandoned base in Antarctica or running out of fuel in the middle of an expedition, the only thing related between the two is the arctic environment of infinite white and coldness and the listener, who is trapped in the middle of this white desert. Field recordings elements like the wind help even more to the immersion and construction of this atmosphere, I feel perhaps the element that helps the most and sometimes almost alien sounds can add more to a feeling of discomfort. With this, for the construction of a truly immersive atmosphere, the songs have a minimum duration of 10 minutes, each one almost having a different identity from the other, but they all come to the same thing.
For even more realism or immersion, the song names are actual location coordinates, and most of these are ... well, literally isolated parts of Antarctica. Just search in Google Maps and that's it. Although if for some reason it is not possible, a user of Rate your music I leave the links of the locations
This album is the opposite of what similar thematic album or "Artic Ambient" have made Especially with albums like Subtrata which is but much more mellow than this, and for this reason And that thanks to the nature of the album maybe it can make some people feel uncomfortable or anxiety. That is why I suggest if anyone who is interested in hearing the frozen side of ambient hears things like Subtrata or Cirque, and that after hearing and getting used to that atmosphere they go to this "darker" side.
A few days ago, at midnight, boring as hell, discovering music and label I came across with the legendary label of mr solarstone Pure trance. Nothing to says about this label, its a very unique label unlike to the others trance labels like A state of trance or Future sound of Egypt, so i picked up the last release in that day what it is Hutan by Hoope. Weird name, i never heard about this artist before, anyway I'll go straight to the point.
the track its a diamond shining in a mine of coal, this is for me the real sound of progressive trance. with a oldschool influence hoopoe hutan shines with a very melodic sound, a very reverberated and 303 bassline acid pattern and dreamy synths, very controlated and euforic and the same time with all the elements well balanced. The true and purest form of progressive trance nowdays.
And surprisingly in the process of writing this little review of hutan i find this: Artur Wonderland
Same thing,an artist who i never listen his before and same label "Pure Trance" and again,very very very pure and classic sound of progressive trance and the duration are reflection of that: 7:09 minutes, good duration thought, enough to build a proper track. The main melody is starring by a cute piano sound that reminds me to the sound of dream trance, kind of "Robert Miles - Children" or "Dj Dado - Dreamscape",a kind of vocal/orchestral elements who build this progression and a repetivive bassline who create this union between the classic and modern sound, And the rest of the track its full of a sentimental emotions unlike Hutan what is more melancholic and nocturnal sound.
Both tracks are simply masterpieces, the true forms of Progressive trance and what do they deserve that name not like the most Progressive tracks who really sounds like a crappy mainstream progressive house. it's incredible that tracks like this are being released in this times, and because of that both are my favorites of this year and in my list of top songs.
I love this sound, and i very missed with all my heart and now im very happy for someone who listen progressive trance and house until 2012.
Focus writter is an opensource software that I found on July 27 when I realized that the pc version of ia writter that I had had deleted it.
By the way if you want to write with a good app do it with ia writter, since to be such a light and simple app, it does the job very well. The truth is very useful when you have an idea and you need to write it without having to write it down in the notes app or if you want to write and you need more options like adding lists, different fonts or other things.
But anyway, this is not a review of ia writter, but of Focus Writter, which as I said is a software that I installed after realizing that I had removed ia writter from my disgusting pc with i3.
The first thing that I like and I see as an advantage is how little it weighs, it is very light software and does not require a lot of resources, which is obvious to be a writing program but perhaps for PC with few resources it can be used [A computer with too few resources…. That may have to be a pc made of stone with monkeys inside… anyway].
Second is a very simple program and at the same time powerful, it has many options and special features that I really loved, but I will tell you later.
And the thing that fascinates me, and which bears his name, is that Focus writter allows you to focus on what you're writing without any distraction.
One of the greatest enemies of people who like to write are practically all external agents and social networks since they distract us from the writing process and with it as a consequence we can forget about the idea of which we are writing , or simply forget that we are writing that it can also happen.
It does not prevent you from listening to music or anything like that but it helps you not to blur the text in the visual part. since focus writter works in full screen with a customizable background. This makes it just you and the text which is great.
And the great thing that to exit the program you must look up the options to just exit, this makes it very tiresome in the part that you have to look for the button and then exit, maybe a couple of times it does not affect but do it too much exhausts.
Which, by the way, as I was saying, all the options are hidden on the sides of the screen to which one should simply move the cursor to any side of the screen.
On the left is the menu of all our saved texts, on the right is the scroll bar, above are all the customization and configuration options and below there is a bar that counts the written words and the personal progress bar.
t That's right, you can set a goal for how much you will write in the day, which is great, since it allows you to improve yourself and motivate yourself to write more.
And the feature that I personally love is the fact that one of the customization options, is to activate the typewriter sound
is great, perfect for people like me who can't have a typewriter and who can hear that little sound, it's even satisfying.
Of course this does not affect anything in writing but hey! typewriter sounds UwU
The only against that if you could say it like that, is the interface in general, since it is something basic and even old, but the truth is that there are not much problems with it.And the fact that it is not done to edit documents can be a great disadvantage for many, But as I say for that there is Microsoft Word.
This is more for people who just want to write and write and edit later.
Suburban Architecture - Visions EP
The past year of 2019 was a year with a lot of great albums, maybe not was great but its not horrible.
In fact 2019 was the year that i listen more albums than any year and most of them are from that year and i find really cool gems
And one of those gems and in part a surprise was this EP made by a dj/producer from London called Suburban Architecture, and surprise surprise its his debut!
So its his only release at least by this Alias and this Label.
The EP itself is a Drum and Bass/Atmospheric DnB with some Touches of Jungle and just has 4 Tracks of 5 Minutes more or less, so has a desent duration of this tracks like any good DnB track.
To start to end has a lot of potencial in each track and the long duration of those are really a good point because are really adictive and energetic in their own way, and if you are familiar with the scene of DnB you will notice a characteristic sound of the 90s oldschool style.
Why? Because The Whole EP its an Homenage of the 90s beginnins of the DnB an their ages of development. And all the labels an artist who defined that innovative sound
No seriously at the fist seconds you can hear all that influences, from Metalheds,Reinforced,Cubic Resource, etc. And make it justice, sounds amazing, speacially the 2 first tracks where the atmospheric dnb are the protagonist and the other 2 represent the more jazzy side of DnB with a lot of "drumfunk" in between. Other Point i have to say, the drum patterns are insane!, are really funky, fast, a bit agressive and controlled in a perfect way to enjoy, specially in the jazzy side of the EP.
Anyway I love this EP soo much, its one of the better things who i find the last year and one of the best DNB Records of 2019, its very good, maybe this review its dosent make any justice but... i dont know, just simply listen it, and with more reason if you love DnB or just simply want to start listen to it.
Dune II (Android Port)
Well after a long time, im finally dared to play the port of dune II for android. Dune II its an RTS Game release by the legendary Westwood Studios in 1992, and its based in the book of the same name written by Frank Hebert in 1965 which consists of the fight of 3 empires for the planet dune and the control of the spice melange, the most valuable substance of the known empire since it allowed interstellar travel and other things. Although that is in summary since the dune books are much more extensive and complete.
And it is ultra well known for being a video game that apart from being a classic, revolutionized the genre of strategy games and gave them the way we know it today.
In fact after this game came a lot of great games
like Warcraft, Command and Conquer, Age of Empires, Total Annihilation, and many more. So yeah, this game dit a lot for the videogame industry in terms of Gameplay, But the gameplay like you expect from a game of this era its a bit tedious in the terms of command your units because you need to click and give them an order one by one..
Yeah One by one, Maybe with couple of unit its a bit "tolerable", but with you have an entire army of 15 or 20 or more units to give them an order, its very tedious. And The AI dosent Help very much with this, its very "basic", many times the units dosent do anything just they hold they positions and attack to the enemies [Near Of their positions] who are incoming to attack the base.
But.. Thats some of this things are of the DOS Version, ¿what happen with the Android Port?, ¿this port fix some of this problems or add something extra to the game?.
Well, not so much, its a very "loyal" port of the DOS version, so basicaly its just this game now for android, nothing more nothing less, dosent have new unit of factions, nothing.
But! keep being a fun way to play it, the mayor aspect here its the gameplay because of the tactile screen of your phone and larger resolution of the map its more comfy and easy to comand your units and have more control over the map, but in con of this are the size of the units are a bit tiny and are a bit hard to select but this depends of the size of you phone screen and your skills to select small sprites.[Well maybe it just me, i dont like play in phone so much but anyway its my opinion >:u]
The music sounds great! and the sound of the units too, in this aspect the sound quality its great, i dosent have any problem with this, not even lag or weird things.
The AI is being the same, the graphics is the same. But more than this the game its perfecly playable and probably be one of the best ways to play Dune II. Its a fun experience and maybe a good way to kill time when you are not doing anything or you search something to play.
A little Gameplay if you want to see the Game
Cat Destroyer - Dangos Makes me cry
Today (Well.. I don't know really what day im gonna post this, but the day im writing this is 10 of April of 2020) i spend a bit of time in rate your music like always, trying to find something interesting to listen
Really without success at first, but i check the notifications, and realise who one of the user i follow miss pinkowo aparently has founded an online label!. With an special and interesting concept of Make Abrazive and noisy music mixed with cute stuff like anime or sentimental thematic, making generes nearly unaccessibles like noise and power electronics, more "romantic and sentimental".
In fact the name of the label is named "Noise With Heart" [Sounds Cute already Do not you believe it?? ^^] I like cute stuff, so i check an random release like always, and one of them are this.
Anyway, to begin this is a track of "medium duration", if you can tell like that, because It is 11 minutes long
The track itself is an piece of noise and and ambient, but not sound too noisy or aggressive like other tracks or albums with this combination. But sounds very confortable and the noise elements are very controlated in terms of being abrasive or loud, just its a very relaxing and calm and its very rare for me, because im not a big fan of the noise, but most of the time i hear it sounds very loud, harsh and caotic, like "mo-te - life in a peaceful new word","Merzbow - Pulse Demon" or "Hanatarash - Hanatarash Ep".
I fact maybe this its the first time i listen a complete track of noise without think about changing songs or stop listening to it and hearing something else.
Its a very speacial track, with elements like cute anime voices and specially a piano making these ambient passages arround,In fact that piano notes reminds me in part of the Legendary 1/1 of Ambient 1 from Brian Eno (If you not listen that album, its worth to check it out, speacially if you want something to sleep or music background to study)
Well, to end it up,Makes me so sad thinking about this a only track and not a EP or album, and more sad thinking about this maybe will fall to the internet deepest obscurity, and obscurity which its very hard to reach and escape.
But the good news like everything digital always be alive in our phones, and its free to download too!, so if you dislike Noise for being be noisy and Hard to listen and you want listen something more accessible, this is for you. A track maybe not memorable or a masterpeace but must be listened at least ones, and a label with a concept who need in my opinion more atention
X-Kay Feat Hatsune Miku Ave Maria (No Money Remix)
Ave Maria is an ancient song that practically one does not have to belong to Catholicism to recognize it. In fact the versions that we all know De developed in the times of the opera and continued practically until the times of now. Being a large number of composers who have been in charge of it and each one has practically its own essence. It is not strange to see this type of melodies being transformed to the genres of today. In fact we have already seen many remixes of these hymns in dubstep, electro house, trance, etc. In fact I think one of the most recognizable is the remix that William Orbit made with "Barber's Adagio for Strings" around 1995, a true modern classic.
So it happened in this case of ave maria and with the collaboration of the angelic voices of hatsune miku.
This is one of those tracks that I have discovered this week and that unfortunately for the task and other factors I could not write a "quick review" or my first impression about it.
Honestly I've always thought since I first searched for "Hatsune Miku Trance remixes" on youtube, I always thought miku and trance was the perfect mix.
And the truth has not disappointed any song until now, and I hope it continues like this.
But this?!, When I heard this I thought that ...
This is trance !! It is one of those songs in which are all the elements that you like about music in general or of that specific genre that you love so much.
It has rhythm, It has energy, it has a great symphonic moment and miku's voice just does all the epic and heavenly song.
The truth is that this song should be in the list of "the melodies that demonstrate the limitations and vocal capabilities of hatsune miku" [Yep, that's how long the name is]
Anyway It is already my new favorite And I love it <3
Purple Palm - Sensual Secrets
Sensual Secrets its a vaporwave album that i discover in 26 thrusday of this month while i explore the rym profile of Vito james Founder of the one of the most popular and bigger in terms of discography in the vaporwave scene, DMT Tapes FL. Im not a big fan of this label, personaly is a big mixbag but is rasonable, because this label have most of 700 releases and with this amount you can expect of the some quality of the albums. In fact today before i write this kind of review, i check the "last" release of the label "空間的論理とき ANIMAL OBSERVER Railroad Game" what is a very lazy and forgeteable album inspired in sid meier´s railroad tycoon game of 1990.
Anyway, I started to choose one album to listen, scrolling this big list of releases, and pick this. The result? An very solid album of vaporwave, nothing awesome but is not crap, its a very enjoyable!. Its your typical classic vaporwave album, with that reverb sax jams, and those chill synths. Maybe its will be perfect for a long summer trip, but with its coronavirus chaos arround the globe its hard to know it :c. But nothing can stop you for listen this, specialy if you want a relax time. If you are a vaporwave curious or never you listen the name of this genere till now, this is a good start. You can pic this album in the DMT Tapes FL label page in bandcamp, and the most awesome of this like the most releases of this label, is the fact this album its free to download!.