I feel in love with Information Records early last year once all the Studio remixes started to surface, since then they have released D. Lissik and Fontan. A ton of good spacey guitar noodlin’ in the best way, not one bad song out of that trio of bands.
I feel an even bigger psych rock movement(or maybe we should say moment) is about to happen, even bigger than the one we have now and one band that will take us there is the heavily 70’s influenced A Mountain of One.
Marble Sounds didn’t get much love when their EP was released BUT it was only a hand full of tracks, one track that I go back to is Good Occasions its a catchy alternative soft tune that builds nicely maybe even too nice, certain parts linger like a mid 90’s post rock song but the singers voice takes everything up a notch with his high pitch serenades.
I hope everyone that listens to ambient consistently has had a chance to sit with an Eluvium album, not just a song a whole album, he’s right up there with Loscil and Gas in my mind as someone that delivers a full on thought out release, always a beautiful surprise when a track like this pops up randomly at night on your player.
Fontän – Neanderthaler[audio:fontan.mp3]
A Mountain of One – Lie Awake[audio:lawke.mp3]
Marble Sounds – Good Occasions[audio:marbles.mp3]
Eluvium – New Animals From the Air[audio:newair.mp3]
5 Comments Leave A Comment
A. says:October 1, 2009 at 11:45 pm
The Fontän album is by far one of the best releases this year.
petr says:October 2, 2009 at 12:22 am
Jeff says:October 2, 2009 at 10:25 am
Great tune from Eluvium. That album is tops. Another track that will put you on your head is Calm of The Cast-Light Cloud. That dude creates some serious space with his art.
D says:October 3, 2009 at 5:35 am
Great track from the Marble Sounds! I keep wanting to hit replay just to hear more to convince myself that those vocals are for real . Highly recommended for Play List 6!
joshua says:October 4, 2009 at 12:04 pm
Glad to have discovered this band, Mountain of One. Would that your predictions about a new psych rock movement come true: Our cultural world could use a large dose of ethereal medicine, in my opinion.