Archive for jazz

Tortoise “Prepare Your Coffin” for Beacons of Ancestorship w/ music video

Posted in Video with tags , , , , , , on Thursday, May 21, 2009 by Ryan Buege

Vodpod videos no longer available.

It’s true; it really has been almost five years! The wait is soon over friends, so don’t fret. New jazzy prog-tronic goodness will be coming from Tortoise by way of their sixth album Beacons of Ancestorship on June 23rd and they are previewing the new album via Pitchfork with a b/w video for the jazzed out “Prepare Your Coffin” that will make any architecture major giddy. Check it out above.

Also, I encourage you to preview Beacons of Ancestorship at their official site: HERE

The Crinn plan to enter Signature Tone Studios to record Nuclear Blast debut in May

Posted in Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , on Sunday, April 12, 2009 by Ryan Buege

St Paul’s  technical/jazz metal wizards in The Crinn, recent signees to the prestigious international Nuclear Blast metal label, have checked in with a new update from the rehearsal space where they’re working to prepare their forthcoming NB-label debut Dreaming Saturn. As the guys said in a post at their blog, it’s been quite a while since they’ve “posted anything & played anywhere”, but just because we haven’t heard many new songs doesn’t mean The Crinn isn’t hard at work. They’ve finally finished the writing stage and are now ready to move to recording. The guys will move their operation to Signature Tone Studios in Minneapolis on May 15th to begin tracking with Adam Tucker with Zack Ohren at Castle Ultimate in Oakland, CA doing the mixing and Alan Douches at West West Side in New York doing the mastering. While we’re waiting until October 9th (the official release date) to get our hands on the album, the band was kind enough to post several videos from their writing sessions to give us a taste. We’ve posted the most recent one below for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

Vodpod videos no longer available.,/p>

The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble push LP release to September

Posted in Downloads with tags , , , , , on Friday, March 6, 2009 by Ryan Buege

The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble, the evocative, organic dark jazz group from the Netherlands, has decided to push the release of their second LP Here Be Dragons back to September, and that’s just fine with me! TKDE had just released a 39-minute 8-track EP entitled Mutations in February 2009 that could have easily passed for a full-length to an uninitiated listener, and I’m still busy getting acquainted with all of the mesmerizing nooks and crannies of this incredibly warm and beautiful composition of downtempo, post-rock, and so-called doom jazz. Their sound is many things at once, grandiose and theatrical in composition and a maze through ones own psyche.  Mutations is a very emotional piece of music of ethereal perfection  and deserves time to be heard before they move on to the next phase.

However, those of you who are anticipating new music from The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble won’t have to wait long! They’ll be releasing a live album this May and “promised” to start leaking tracks from Here Be Dragons soon after that. Listen in to this songs from Mutation for now, and stay tuned to their web space for more info…

DOWNLOAD:Shadows” (from Mutations, Feb. 2009)

DOWNLOAD:Avian Lung” (from Mutations, Feb. 2009)

DOWNLOAD:Muenchen” (excerpt from Mutations, Feb. 2009)

DIG DEEPER: Official SiteMySpaceAd Noiseam Records

Mixtape: RP3 Present J Dilla – “Midnight Snack”

Posted in Audio, Downloads, Music Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 by Erik Burg

So there seems to be an endless amount of J Dilla material out there, and by “seems to be” I mean, there is. Whether it’s original material leaking out, Dilla mash-ups, Dilla collaborations, or what I’m about to discuss at length, Dilla Mixes. 

Mmmmmmm....

Mmmmmmm....

 

The newest Mix to hit the Dilla enthusiast circuit, Midnight Snack, is a unique blend of jazz influence and smooth hip-hop from Dilla’s long and storied catalogue. Running just over an hour, this mix is the perfect treat for that “midnight snack” that we all crave. It’s mellow and calm, yet it doesn’t bore the listener at all. The entire mix flows so well, mixing in various vocal sample, my favorite being from the lady who adorns your glorious voicemail. 

I might be over-matched trying to review this tape, seeing as I’m not the biggest Dilla fan in the world, or even on Mind Inversion. But I think it’s nice to have news about the guy coming from someone who doesn’t absolutely worship him. So yeah, with a level head and an honest conscious I can say without a doubt that any lover of music will enjoy this mix. You don’t have to appreciate Dilla, you don’t have to have a ph. d. in hip-hop, just sit back, turn the lights low, work on some homework maybe, and enjoy this awesome awesome stellar mix of beautiful music from a legend.

8.8 yummy tasty delicious scrumptious donuts out of 10

mp3: RP3 PRESENT J DILLA – “MIDNIGHT SNACK”

OFFICIAL SITE

Ephel Duath channels their dogs on new album

Posted in Music News with tags , , , on Thursday, October 16, 2008 by Ryan Buege

Progressive metal’s best Italian trio, the bizarre, jazz heavy, avant-garde experimentalists in Ephel Duath, have revealed a bit more of their plans for their forthcoming followup to Pain Necessary To Know. The band will release their fourth studio album, Through My Dog’s Eyes, in January 26, 2009 through Earache Records. Over the past couple albums, Ephel Duath has progressed through a number of (..pardon the pun..) palettes and have never failed to bring something new to the world of music. From the forward thinking progressive-influenced black metal of their early albums, to the off-time chaos of The Painter’s Palette, to the spacecy avant-garde jams of their most recent album, Ephel Duath always keeps everyone (including themselves, it seems) guessing about where they’ll take their sound next. Thus far, it appears that the band’s next album will not be an out of line with this trend… Continue reading