V.A. – L’Arbre d’un Train {BKTR007}

Artist: V.A.
Title:
L’Arbre d’un Train
Label:
 Backtrack
Catalog #:
BKTR007
Release Date:
2005/10/17


_L’Arbre d’un Train_, a compilation.

Pretty. Sad. Lovely. There’s just enough variation to both make you want to fall asleep to it and make you want to open your ears up in amazement. With the first sign of autumn, we use music to remember our lost years, and we do not forget our happiest days.

Featuring netaudio legends Grandma (Monotonik, Khonnor of Type Records), Proswell (of Merck Records), Sense (Neo Ouija and Eem records), Transient (Monotonik, Miasmah, Camomille), Xerxes (Hellven, Camomille, Apegenine), a slew of other netlabel popstars (Valisproject, 143, Kaneel, Imtech, and Blisaed) and brilliant rising talent (Xtatic, Mike Shusta, Troupe, Nil, Valzi, Fah, Mister Cat, Sunburn, Malmen, Nick Beman, and Insektr.)

Nearly eight months in the making, _L’Arbre d’un Train_ is well worth the wait.


Credits:
Cover art by 143.

Volume balanced by Atlantis at Atlantean Records –
http://atlantis.plastiqueweb.com


Download:
01 – ValisprojectSaturnine
02 – 143Goodbye Whisper
03 – XerxesLo-fi Beauty
04 – XtaticBrothers
05 – TransientDroplets
06 – SenseHappy New Tears
07 – KaneelEt je Danse Seul
08 – GrandmaHoly Moon
09 – Mike ShustaMy New Toric Lenses!
10 – ProswellDorkqs
11 – ImtechHipa
12 – TroupeThis Is
13 – NilCha
14 – ValziThe Bad Feeling Is Gone
15 – FahB5
16 – BlisaedPost Card Sent From A Plane Crash
17 – Mister CatOn The Verge
18 – SunburnContemplation
19 – MalmenJust Like You
20 – Nick BemanThe Grain Of Truth
21 – InsektrAn Encouragement Won’t Change Anything

Artwork:
Front Cover
Full Art
Full Art (Hi-Res)

Additional Files:
bktr007 [TXT]


Blisaed – Hopeless Falling From EP {mtk127}

Artist: Blisaed
Title:
Hopeless Falling From EP
Label:
Monotonik
Catalog #:
mtk127
Release Date:
2004/02/29


Returning after his debut ‘As Time Passes EP’ of last year, US electronic artist Matt Centonze, aka Blisaed, who’s been continuing to release excellent material on netlabels such as Camomille and Ronin Collective, graces us with another gently beautiful 4-track EP of vocal-specked, emotion-tinged electronics.

This time round, debut song ‘Photo’ starts things off with casually gorgeous melodies, all multi-layered and shimmering and oxidizing slowly as it’s exposed to the air, before ‘A Silent Walk In The Park’ kicks in, whisper-sung vocals, longing, and odd beauty to the fore. From there on, ‘The One You Thought You Knew’ hits up a stop-start, almost Super Science-like groove of understated splendor, before ‘Showing Her What You’re Made Of’ ends up with an even more herky-jerky, hyperreal mix of attractive keyboards and gently caressing synths.

So, ‘Hopeless Falling From EP’ makes a lot of sense, both as another document of the resurgence of melodic electronic music in the U.S., and as a Monotonik release that fits into our sekrit agenda of releasing ths most gorgeous headphone music we can possibly find, and then spraying it out to the general public in a machine-gun fashion. Catch this one in your teeth, willya?

[Thanks to Eduardo Sousa for the great cover-pic.]


Credits:
Cover by Eduardo Sousa


Tracklist:
01 – Photo
02 – A Silent Walk In The Park
03 – The One You Thought You Knew
04 – Showing Her What You’re Made Of

Artwork:
Front Cover


License:
Attribution-NoDerivs-NonCommercial 1.0 Generic (CC BY-ND-NC 1.0)


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Blisaed – As Time Passes EP {mtk113}

Artist: Blisaed
Title:
As Time Passes EP
Label:
Monotonik
Catalog #:
mtk113
Release Date:
2003/07/10


We’re delighted to showcase the first Monotonik EP from American artist Matt Centonze, under his Blisaed moniker. Matt’s released on smaller netlabels and his own site as Echion and Mistrial before, but the “As Time Passes EP” drifts through some beautifully produced indie electronic moods, alternately sophisticated and restful.

First off, it’s “Megan’s Guitar”, with some serene spoken word and strummed guitar melding wonderfully, before “Far From Home” works up the percussives into more of a understated frenzy. Then, newest track “Connect” let everyone connect into Blisaed’s superdelicious blissful world, before Matt’s remix of (previous Monotonik releaser) Darkhalo’s “Analog Snow Bunny Girl” gets all orchestral and lushly analog on our collective eardrums. Good stuff indeed.


Credits:
photo by h0l


Tracklist:
01 – Megan’s Guitar
02 – Far From Home
03 – Connect
04 – DarkhaloAnalog Snow Bunny Girl (Blisaed‘s Blue Remix)

Artwork:
Front Cover


License:
Attribution-NoDerivs-NonCommercial 1.0 Generic (CC BY-ND-NC 1.0)