Thursday, July 14, 2011

MH - Black Animal (us 2011)

MH - Black Animal (us 2011)

- Released 01 February 2011
- Written, performed, recorded by MH
- 'Magazines' written by NP & MH
- Chicago IL 2010
- Mastered by JSC
- Brooklyn NY 2011

tags: experimental folk Chicago

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Self Description:
About dark, layered folk music recorded on the floor of the forest!

01. Gift 04:17 
02. The Meeting Of The Waters 01:44
03. Volume And Ocean 03:33
04. Aces 03:56
05. In The Blackness Of The Fire 05:42
06. The Shore 04:17
07. Blanket 04:10 
08. France 02:25 
09. Magazines 03:39 
10. Rifle 05:53 
11. Leave Me The Leaves 02:20

Very interesting, fresh, sweet and ablazing sound from a new psych-folk artist! I 'm happy to see that the old tree of folk music flourishes again continuously...
 ~ alfaios.
Simple, psychedelic-ish folk from Chicago. No, it's not lo-fi - the production quality here is top notch, which is nice, because it makes you appreciate all the little elements in this man's music. The main instruments here are obviously an acoustic guitar and the voice, but there is some interesting experimentation with electric guitar and even the studio equipment - like "Aces" which sounds like something between early Animal Collective and Christian Fennesz.
The tracks range from typical singer-songwriter stuff (with a slight, SLIGHT delay) to relaxing guitar passages set to field recording (or maybe recorded in the middle of the forest)?
Recommended. You can download the album for free or e-mail the guy for a physical copy.
 ~ by Panzerfaust.
This is the first in a (hopefully!) long series of reader inspired reviews. This review is actually on a completely original piece of work which I would highly suggest checking out.
This is a short 12 song EP which consists of a mix of folk and semi-experimental sounding tracks. Hayes does a great job of working his way around the guitar and creating deep, rich melodies that perfectly match his voice, creating a distinct Xavier Rudd-esque feel.
The experimental portions of the EP sound like a collaboration between Baths and Animal Collective, a mix of avant garde folk and bedroom pop. Either way, it is a very interesting listen and worth a look. The production quality is surprisingly good and none of the instruments seem to fight for the lime light.
 ~ by Gabriel Unger.

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MH - Black Animal (us 2011).rar (99.06 MB)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Marc Jonson - Years (us 1972)

Marc Jonson - Years (us 1972)

Born:  NY, United States

Currently:    Nashville, TN, United States

Also Known As: Mark Johnson

Genres: Singer/Songwriter, Baroque Pop

A1. Rainy Dues  3:53
A2. Mary  5:52
A3. Mother Jane
A4. Fly  2:08
B1. Long Son  5:15
B2. Autopsy  1:38
B3. Return to the Relief  5:51
B4. Munich  2:37
B5. The Tredmill 2:42

This record is fascinating in so many ways that it would take too much space for my lowbrow writing abilities. Anyway, what really baffles me is how snobs and connoisseurs spend their life salibating at incredibly rare,hopelessly dull, "conazo" records while major label artists like David Stoughton, Bob Brown or Jonson himself are still undervalued by everyone (just google his name to check).
How odd!
It's good to know there are still records out there that thrill me the way they used to in my youth.
How great!
 ~ by CarlosCastro (RYM).
I own the CD reissue signed by Mark Johnson, aka Marc Jonson, of this enchanting record originally released on Vanguard Records in 1972 and now available on Radioghost as a special product.
This is a truly magic listening experience that reflects the very peculiar recording process if we are to believe Marc/Mark Jonson/Johnson himself: "I used left over harpsichords from classical sessions the night before. I hired string players and a string arranger. I even met a street player named Steven Gardner who played the recorder and set him to task on a long instrumental part of one of the songs. It was very ahead of its time in many ways"
Amazing, isn't it?
By the way, Mark Johnson later recorded three powerpop CDs that are must-haves, even for earlier fans of the folk-psych-pop music to be found on 'Years'.
 ~ by popphil (RYM).

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