Posted by Jakub

Piano Magic
I remember the first time hearing Piano Magic right before Greg Davis went on at the Magic Stick in Detroit, the song that was being played was called Halloween Boat, I was going to post that but its a 10USD MP3 everywhere but well worth the 18+ minute bliss. Well I dug deeper and asked a few friends on what albums I should hear and Snowfall Soon was a definite surprise, just some beautiful fuzzy guitar and strong lyrics from the post shoegaze era.

I remember there was a time when a ton of netlabels popped up and every releases was given out for free by all these labels but it also kind of hurt the industry in my opinion because full albums were going up with no one filtering them. A few stuck around and never updated their site(ugh I hate when that happens) and most of them just folded because it was a college students hobby to release friends music. One track that I remember during this time was this song by Digitalverein, I just love how the song jumps in at the beginning, so dark and angular, like some stiff and nerdy digital IDM/Dubstep without the low end and abit too much static.

Shuttle358 i’m pretty sure has a small following but the people that do follow him are always in for a treat. Its very minimal work but there are always hidden melodies and I feel like its more rewarding then most 12k releases that thrive on a sound like this.

Oh Black Moth Super Rainbow, can your crackles be more hash and lovely? can your synths be more piercing, upfront and heavy? oh god the nostalgia just oozes all over my memories of old store signs and sun splattered visions of car rides to school in the winter.

Piano Magic – Snowfall Soon


Digitalverein – Don’t Make Me Cry Again


Shuttle358 – Finch


Black Moth Super Rainbow – Seeds


6 Comments Leave A Comment


Blake Barton says:

June 3, 2009 at 12:24 pm

That is the best description of Black Moth I have ever encountered. I am going to see them live with School of 7 Bells on Friday. I’ve yet to see either live, so I am stoked.


Kevin says:

June 3, 2009 at 1:15 pm

Check out “Tobacco – Fucked up Friends” if you like Black Moth. Kick ass solo album from that dude. The track with Aesop Rock is pretty killer.


hautlle says:

June 3, 2009 at 5:40 pm

BMSR FTW! I love BMSR so much, I was lucky enough to see them with The Flaming Lips when they came through KC! Awesome show =)


Josh nespodzany says:

June 4, 2009 at 6:07 am

For some time I have wanted to remake the video “Steppin’ Out” by Joe Jackson with cat heads on the actors, and seeing this image really helps me understand that doing this is the right thing to do. :-)


Tepper says:

June 7, 2009 at 7:24 am

I’d like to comment on that second song “don’t make me cry again”. The First thing i thought listening to it was: “Sounds quite a bit like The Streets – Blinded by the lights”. I guess you already know that song. But if you don’t you should listen to it.