Thursday, September 17, 2009

Chad Vangaalen - Infiniheart

Infiniheart is Chad Vangaalen's first album."Maybe this is just an American's projection onto our northerly neighbors, but I imagine Chad VanGaalen knows the cold very intimately. He hails from Calgary, where he busked street corners and subways for years, gradually building up a large catalog of original songs. Using a variety of instruments and equipment-- some of which he's fashioned by hand-- the relentless DIY'er has recorded hundreds of his songs in a makeshift studio in his bedroom, where you can imagine him retreating from a frigid evening."

Stephen M. Deusner, August 18, 2005 Pitchfork

1000 pound eyelids

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Nikakoi - Sestrichka

Nikakoi or Nika Machaidze is part of the Goslab film, video, art, and music collective, and is a studied film director. This is his first album. Nika is from a country called Georgia in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. I first heard from Nikakoi in a compilation from the best electronic music singles released on 2002 called Indietronica.

video for City Lights


Sunday, September 13, 2009

Dntel - Early works for me if it works for you II

Early Works For Me if It Works For You is a three CD set, CD's 1 and 2 are a re-release of albums released in 1998 on the Phthalo record label called Early Works for Me If It Works for You. This is the third CD, Early Works for Me If It Works for You II.

just put it on, leave it there and just chill