Saturday, 28 January 2012


[Gonjasufi - MU.ZZ.LE]

If you've listened to anything from California (now living in Nevada) artist Gonjasufi before you know your in for a treat. His newest album, MU.ZZ.LE, is a slightly experimental electronic/pop/rock record that certainly wont be overstaying it's welcome as its only 25 minutes long. First impressions with this album is the music seems to be moving away from the total experimentation feel of his past work, thus creating a more deliberate, meaningful feeling to his music.

MU.ZZ.LE has an easy going, funky, grungy feel throughout most of the album, as is evident with tracks such as "White Picket Fence", the intro song with muddy, sad sounding vocals that fit just right. Another fitting track is "Feedin' Birds" that sounds like a throwback to an earlier time of music with its low-fi vocals and old school guitar riff. Some songs still have that super experimental vibe with tracks like "Venom" and "Timeout", where the artist was seemingly allowing himself to have a much higher degree of creative freedom to play with sound.

Overall, this album was really impressive, and other than a track or two that felt slightly out of place, this album didn't disappoint and is going to be something I excitedly introduce people to (Then feel bad when they "just don't feel it man"). So if you already like Gonjasufi, the album wont disappoint, and if you've never heard of him before, I recommend giving the embedded song a listen, its my personal favorite.

Hit Tracks

"White Picket Fence"
"The Blame"
"Nickels And Dimes"

Friday, 27 January 2012



Today I wanted to show you guys a new single edit track by Toronto synth-pop duo Trust. This single edit is a few minutes shorter than the album version but still gives you enough time to get a feel for the LP from which it comes, TRST.

I only planned on showing this one song and leaving it at that, but after listening I'm really liking it and I think ill do a full review of the album TRST in the future, when it releases on Feb. 28.

I want to link the soundcloud embed code, but I have no clue how top do that, so I did some searching and found a youtube link. If anyone knows how to embed soundcloud music into blogger please, let me know.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012


[Porcelain Raft - Strange Weekend]

Another Tuesday, another slew of music albums... This time something a little softer, a debut album (my favorite kind) from artist Mauro Remiddi, aka  Porcelain Raft, Strange Weekend.

A quick bit of information before we get into the actual review, why do record labels release albums on Tuesdays? I was curious so I decided to look for myself and it turns out sales figures for albums are released on Mondays, so to give albums the most amount of time to accumulate sales, records are released right after the new sales figures are in.

From the beginning your treated to a slightly dreamy track, "Drifting in and Out" that, like most albums, sets the general tone of the listening experience. Soft vocals and even softer guitars give you a trancey feel and leads into the acoustic centered "Shapeless and gone" One minor complaint I have with this track is the vocals are quite foggy in some parts. "Is it Too Deep For You?" grabs attention with its hip-hip percussion and amazingly crafted soundscape, in fact, one of this albums greatest strengths is its warm, hazy soundscapes and how well they compliment the songs themselves. The vocals go hand in hand with the softness of the tracks and are often thought provoking and emotional.

Overall, Strange Weekend is a great debut album from Mauro Remiddi and does not disappoint. First impressions are important and this album has me ready for more.


[something new I'm trying out, just a quick list at the end of articles with a list of my personal favorite tracks]


"Is it Too Deep For You"

"Unless You Speak From Your Heart"