The Nocturnal Suite
Today is a big day for the Suite series (The Rorschach Suite, The Synchronicity Suite, The Nocturnal Suite), the third edition has come out on Ghostly International. The series is a various compilation collection that explores the variety in electronic music. Also, celebrating the 5 year anniversary of Moodgadget we made the last 2 Suites only 4.99 on iTunes which both have 20 songs each, I hope you all can enjoy something on here, there is some major melody going on in these songs, below is a great description by the talented editors at Ghostly:
“Ghostly affiliate Moodgadget Records exclusively releases music by up-and-coming artists; with the Nocturnal Suite, Moodgadget not only “exposes the diversity in electronic music” (the label’s mission statement), it unites dazzlingly talented, like-minded artists working in wildly divergent stylistic fields into a grand, unified whole. Like its predecessors, the Moodgadget-curated Rorschach Suite and Synchronicity Suite, the Nocturnal Suite plays like a lovingly assembled mixtape, compiling brief, catchy, electronic-minded pop songs built for obsessive repeat listening.
The Nocturnal Suite is eclectic, but even among its stylistic diversity (the liquid space-disco of Faux Pas’ “Rose’s Lament (Gadget Edit),” for instance, sits right next to Wild Yaks’ caveman-like “Crazy but Not Afraid,” which flanks 800Beloved’s Psychedelic Furs-esque anthem “Galaxies”), there’s a distinctly nighttime-y mood, folding acoustic guitars and sleepy vocals in with its distressed beats and synths. Daedelus’ remix of Praveen & Benoit’s “Chiaroscuro” clothes a distant clattering beat in ambient reverb swells and wisps of orchestral flutes; Bluejay’s “Blurry” wraps its bedroom electro-pop around a deliciously melancholy hook; City Center’s “Summer School” is an exercise in pastoral dream-beat, a psychedelic fog of a track that drifts like a late-afternoon beachside nap.
The Nocturnal Suite encompasses dance music, indie rock, synth-pop, experimental instrumentals—and, yes, electronic music—but its emotional core is its biggest asset. Even in the closing track, Daniel Johnson’s deadly serious cover of Sophie B. Hawkins’ 1991 classic “Damn (Wish I Was Your Lover),” the pea soup-thick production turns the jaunty original into a much more resonant affair; it’s a fitting end to a compilation that turns every genre it touches into perfect late-night listening.”
Mux Mool – Ballad of Gloria Featherbottom[audio:nocmux.mp3]
Bluejay – Blurry[audio:nocblue.mp3]
Wisp – Arpeggiating Edgar[audio:nocwisp.mp3]
Landau Orchestra – Wheel of Fortune[audio:nocland.mp3]
Faux Pas – Rose Lament (Gadget edit)[audio:nocfaux.mp3]
7 Comments Leave A Comment
James says:October 20, 2009 at 1:15 am
I just bought it! So far..very good. No surprise there, but Synchronicity will be tough comp. to top.
artwork says:October 20, 2009 at 1:35 am
damn, cant seem to buy it from the UK itunes store. Where else is it available?
Jakub says:October 20, 2009 at 2:54 pm
Is it up yet?
NAVIS says:October 20, 2009 at 4:15 pm
The Wisp & Mux Mool traxxx = hot.
Lvlvb says:October 20, 2009 at 10:38 pm
http://www.lvlvb.com will give you everything.
Tyler says:October 20, 2009 at 11:56 pm
Some great stuff on this release. The Shigeto track really grabbed my attention.
SurviveStyle says:October 21, 2009 at 7:28 am
Purchased immediately. Another great suite from Ghostly.