Various Artists : No New Enemies Vol. 1
Ahh the uphill battle that is releasing electronic music and trying to explain to uninformed fans and even friends that its not all the same 4/4 club music.
It is difficult to attract new fans to the hidden gems of the genre, there is so much good music that comes out weekly that gets buried under mediocre mainstream releases; the gelled up DJs, and the gimmicks that don’t age well. With “No New Enemies Vol. 1” we’ve assembled some up and comers that have strong melodic crossover tracks from the past, present, and future releases on Moodgadget. We think this is our finest attempt to date to show the diversity in this genre’s sound.
Slow disco edit experts Worst Friends kick the compilation off with a psychedelic rock/disco jam that begs the question “What if Pink Floyd made a dance track?” Charles Trees drops in with a dusty, heavy sample-laced track that is both soulful and upbeat; conjuring up the good times.
I know i’ve filled this blog with Benoit Pioulard but here he offers a serenade over a snowy Direwire’s song from the past, a real enjoyable headphone listening piece.
Tstewart’s, “What’s This Color” is new folk at its finest; with bouncy circular guitars, and samples warm enough to take the place of your winter coat in the coming months.
Also, not to be overlooked but Alex/HeadUp did the cover for the compilation and Scott was kind enough to let me take up a whole post to share these exclusive songs on the blog with you guys, I hope you enjoy.
Worst Friends – Pillows Of Wind[audio:pillows.mp3]
Charles Trees – Memories[audio:cmemories.mp3]
Direwires – Oh, Her (Benoit Pioulard’s Serenade)[audio:ohher.mp3]
Tstewart – What’s This Color[audio:thiscolor.mp3]
9 Comments Leave A Comment
Ryan says:November 11, 2008 at 12:46 pm
Charles Trees… Man that’s good. Time to investigate: again, I’m indebted.
Jakub says:November 11, 2008 at 3:19 pm
Should have an EP out in January by him
Christian Richer says:November 11, 2008 at 8:57 pm
Wow!!! great music!!!
I have to say that im such a Benoit Pioulard too, the first week after I purchased Précis, I must of listen to it 3 to 4 times a day!!!
I have to say that I really enjoyed all the songs you posted. Great stuff!!!
zachary saginaw says:November 11, 2008 at 11:27 pm
Charles Trees. I think I’ve been waiting my whole life for this EP.
NAVIS says:November 12, 2008 at 2:27 pm
It is a shame more people don’t know the wonders of electronic music. I took my musician friend to Scott’s last show in LA in September and in the midst of someone’s set he turns to me and says, “So… I don’t really get what this whole scene is about…” I was going to make some attempt to make an explanation for him but then I realized that I was talking to a guy who’s two favorite artists of all time are Counting Crows and Ryan Adams. Not that there’s anything wrong with that but I’m just saying.
Love the Charles Tree track.
Cedric says:November 12, 2008 at 4:49 pm
Man I love discovering new music through you guys! Keep up the great work. This blog rules!
Hey Scott, any plans to come down to Australia for a live gig? Not sure what your fan base is like down here, but I’ll be there with a few mates for sure!
Jakub says:November 13, 2008 at 12:33 am
I know how that is, I do my best to explain since its worth it most of the time.
I see alot of you like Charles Trees, I think that song is a favorite of mine definitely.
Andrew J. says:November 13, 2008 at 4:26 pm
I definetly hear a midfi electronics Pitch Pirate pedal in the beginning of the Worst Friends track. Wouldnt expect that from a dance track thats realllllly awesome.
jexengeva says:December 15, 2008 at 5:03 pm
Funny foto here