Archive for November, 2011

Thirtysecond Show Playlist – 29th November 2011 – www.koop.org

PLAY ORDER ARTIST SONG TITLE ALBUM TITLE TIME LABEL COUNTRY YEAR
1 YellowLine Music Sage Notion Transiterate 3.56 Self Released USA 2011
2 Gimu Days Beginning At Lunch Time A Season In Your Soul 4.08 Self Released Brazil 2011
3 Signal Hill Wintersea Distance 5.58 Self Released USA 2011
4 El Ten Eleven Indian Winter It’s Still A Secret 4.42 Self Released USA 2010
5 Euphoria Letter From Winter Fluidify 4.11 Self Released Japan 2011
6 Telepathy Fracture Fracture 6.05 Self Released England 2011
7 3epkano Cat Strings Hans The Reluctant Wolf Juggler 4.57 Smiling Politely Records Ireland 2011
8 Umber Earth Feet, Lifted – Part 2 Earth Feet, Lifted 4.59 Hawk Moon Records England 2011
9 Kalouv Sky Swimmer Sky Swimmer 7.09 Sinewave Net Label Brazil 2011
10 Kalouv Avec…? Sky Swimmer 5.42 Sinewave Net Label Brazil 2011

RECORD OF THE WEEK

www.kalouv.com

Founded in Recife, Brazil, in the beginning of 2010, Kalouv is an encounter of ten hands that produce instrumental music, making use of the many musical memories that each one of them have. They are:

Bruno Saraiva – Keyboards,

Saullo Mesquita – Guitar

Túlio Albuquerque – Guitar

Basílio Queiroz – Bass

Rennar Pires – Drums
Their musicality is expressed by many characteristics from post-rock, ambient and progressive rock – with guitars full of delay and reverb, distorted riffs, beautiful piano themes and high doses of ambience – but they also carry with themselves the many influences from Brazil and their city, Recife, with a rich musical culture.
In may of 2010, with only two demos recorded, the band received many concert opportunities, that included one show in the Centro Cultural do Sol, with the band Labirinto, Grito Rock, which is a set of concerts that happen in all America Latina, and many others shows.

SKY SWIMMER – Finishing a cycle initiated in January of 2011, the band releases its first official record, the disk Sky Swimmer. The work is shared freely by the net label Sinewave, known by their constant support with many Brazilian experimental bands like S.O.M.A., Herod Layne, Elma, team.radio., and many others.
The album was produced and mixed by the producer Diogo Guedes and mastered by Don Grossinger, who has a history of working with many huge projects, like Pink Floyd or Flaming Lips. The art is in the hands of the talented illustrator Ianah Maia.
In 36 minutes – distributed in 7 tracks – , the listener can experience the same sensation of the central character in the cover, justifying the title Sky Swimmer, referring to the freedom of creation that this first work could provide.

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Thirtyfirst Show Playlist – 22nd November 2011 – www.koop.org

PLAY ORDER ARTIST SONG TITLE ALBUM TITLE TIME LABEL COUNTRY YEAR
1 The Echelon Effect Branches And Constellations Seasons Part 3 6.28 Self Released England 2011
2 Sages March Sages 2.59 Self Released USA 2011
3 Kerretta A Way To Uprise Saansilo 5.32 Midium Records New Zealand 2011
4 Rhian Sheehan Childhood Seven Tales Of The North Wind 5.25 Loop Recordings New Zealand 2010
5 Jakob Drive Here And Then Subsets Of Sets 4.23 Midium Records New Zealand 2011
6 Michael Oldham Aurelia Aurelia 3.19 Self Released England 2011
7 Rocket Miner Skyway Songs For An October Sky 4.11 Self Released USA 2011
8 Umber Earth Feet, Lifted – Part 1 Earth Feet, Lifted 5.50 Hawk Moon Records England 2011
9 MinionTV Keep The Negatives Arecibo 4.25 Self Released England 2011
10 MinionTV Arecibo Arecibo 7.14 Self Released England 2011

RECORD OF THE WEEK

http://music.miniontv.co.uk/album/arecibo

MinionTV are a 5-piece atmospheric instrumental rock band from Liverpool.

Arecibo is their latest self released EP. It is named after the observatory in Arecibo in Peurto Rico. They released an amazing album last year and this follow up is just as good.

Consisting of 5 tracks spanning 22 minutes.  The tracks vary in length from just under a minute (Send) to over 7 minutes (Arecibo) After many many listens I thought that Arecibo was my favorite track then it changed to Keep The Negatives then it was Tomorrow Will Bring Bulldozers. I guess what I am trying to say that this is an amazing release and the only issue is that it is all over in 22 minutes. But then that gives you time to really decide on that favorite track, or in my case change that decision after every listen. The packaging is also rather smart.

It really is a captivating listen if you like atmospheric, cinematic instrumental music. Go check out MinionTV, I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

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Fade To Yellow – Austin, Texas music special – 17th November 2011 – 91.7fm and www.koop.org

PLAY ORDER ARTIST SONG TITLE ALBUM TITLE TIME LABEL COUNTRY YEAR
1 My Education Sunrise Sunrise 6.43 Strange Attractors Audio House USA 2010
2 The Octopus Project A Phantasy Hexadecagon 6.58 Peek-A-Boo Records USA 2010
3 The Calm Blue Sea The Order Siegfried: An Original Score 6.10 Self Released USA 2009
4 Equals Table Monster Equals EP 5.55 Self Released USA 2011
5 My Empty Phantom One Umbrella Live on Fade To Yeellow 3.42 Self Released USA 2011
6 Balmorhea Settler All Is Wild All Is Silent 6.39 Western Vinyl USA 2009
7 Silent Land Time Machine Dealing w/ Doubt Summer 2011 Tour EP 5.29 Indian Queen Records USA 2011
8 Explosions In The Sky First Breath After Coma The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place 9.34 Temporary Residence USA 2003

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Thirtieth Show Playlist – 15th November 2011 – www.koop.org

PLAY ORDER ARTIST SONG TITLE ALBUM TITLE TIME LABEL COUNTRY YEAR
1 Pie Are Squared I’ll See You When I See You (Hungover In) Siberia 6.53 Self Released Egypt 2011
2 Calista Divine Conflicts On Venere Calista Divine 6.05 Self Released Italy 2011
3 Falcon Arrow Wesley Crusher Axehandle Hound 2.39 Self Released USA 2011
4 Paragraphs Lets Meet Halfway (And Fall Apart) You Can’t Make A Ghost Without It’s Sheet 5.02 Self Released USA 2010
5 Humanda The Closing Chateau Mammal/eagle Island 5.37 Self Released USA 2011
6 Michael Oldham That Distance Morning Sequence2 4.30 Future Sequence England 2011
7 Get Effect Under The Lake Sequence2 6.05 Future Sequence Scotland 2011
8 The Television Sky Greener Pastures We Trust That The Moon Shall Guide Us 4.18 Emaciated Records Australia 2011
9 The Television Sky Five Versts From Departure We Trust That The Moon Shall Guide Us 8.08 Emaciated Records Australia 2011

RECORD OF THE WEEK

http://thetelevisionsky.bandcamp.com/

The Television Sky is an original instrumental rock band formed in 2009 in Melbourne. Their music is a smouldering fusion of classical and post-rock influences.

Their debut record We Trust That The Moon Shall Guide Us is a stark exploration of their formativeworks and will be on Sunday 6 November 2011.

We Trust That The Moon Shall Guide Us was produced by The Television Sky and local sound engineer Peter Sergeev.

The Television Sky really upkeep the high standards that we have come to expect of post-rock bands from Australia. This is a real solid album clocking in at just under 35 minutes and has 6 tracks. Ignore this release at your peril.

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Twentyninth Show Playlist – 8th November 2011 – www.koop.org

PLAY ORDER ARTIST SONG TITLE ALBUM TITLE TIME LABEL COUNTRY YEAR
1 Steve Gibbs Bokeh Soundcloud 4.37 Self Released England 2011
2 Amp Rive Procession Irma Vep 5.56 Als Das Kind Italy 2011
3 Sunlight Ascending All The Memories, All At Once All The Memories, All At Once 6.07 Future Recordings USA 2010
4 The End Of The Ocean Worth Everything Ever Wished For Pacific Atlantic 5.54 Future Recordings USA 2010
5 Until Sunrise Nostalgic Moment Hope For Japan 6.16 Oxide Tones USA 2011
6 Scottt Chevrolet Theme From Positions   3.14 Self Released Scotland 2011
7 Sound Of Silence See It, Hear It and Feel It See It, Hear It and Feel It 3.44 Mispelled Records Indonesia 2011
8 North End Archipelago Atlantica 4.07 Self Released USA 2011
9 Tunturia Sinking Invisible City 9.21 Oxide Tones Canada 2011

 

RECORD OF THE WEEK

http://tunturia.wordpress.com/

 

“Invisible City,” Tunturia’s equivalent of “Chinese Democracy,” will be available on October 28th throughOxide Tones. The album is a narrative based loosely around the Russian folk tale of the City of Kitezh. But don’t let the pretentious subject matter fool you, the record is an enjoyable musical romp touching on ambient, post rock and instrumental sounds which hopefully, unlike “Chinese Democracy,” won’t be a terribly prolonged and bloated musical disappointment.

We’re excited to finally be able to share this with everyone. The album has been the culmination of a lot of hard work and, despite numerous delays and false starts, we’re glad to finally get it into the hands of everyone who bore with us these past few years. Thanks to everyone’s patience and support and to all the people who helped make it happen.

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Twentyeighth Show Playlist – 1st November 2011 – www.koop.org

PLAY ORDER ARTIST SONG TITLE ALBUM TITLE TIME LABEL COUNTRY YEAR
1 you.may.die.in.the.desert International Waters International Waters E.P. 8.09 The Mylene Sheath USA 2008
2 Zero Bedroom Apartment Low Countries Filmmuzik 2 2.56 Self Released USA 2011
3 Widesky Glistenshore All Shimmers Here 3.38 Self Released USA 2011
4 Mooncake Novorosslysk 1968 Lagrange Points 5.54 Fluttery Records Russia 2011
5 The Files & Fires The Sea Was Left Behind For People Talk Lightly 6.02 Self Released USA 2011
6 Mint Dorothy’s Song Cardboard Rocktships 4.26 Boltfish Recordings England 2011
7 Industries Of The Blind The Lights Weren’t That Bright, But Our Eyes Were Tired Chapter 1 : Had We Known Better 5.07 Self Released USA 2011
8 Larkian & Yellow6 Walz Offtempo 7.44 Basses Frequences/three:four Records Switzerland/England 2011
9 Larkian & Yellow6 Rita Offtempo 5.12 Basses Frequences/three:four Records Switzerland/England 2011

RECORD OF THE WEEK

http://www.three-four.net/releases/TFR011

The history of Larkian and Yellow6 traces back to around 2001 when Cyril was running the Tricycle Evolutif record label. He invited Jon to release a 7″ single on the label and this, ‘Grey’ was released early 2002. There were some discussions about a split release at the time but this never came about. Forward to 2009 and Cyril and Jon get back in contact via individual releases on the same labels (October Man, Cathedral Transmissions). Cyril sends a track for Jon to contribute to and the collaboration that has become ‘Offtempo’ began. After around a year of file exchange, composition and recordings, the first common collaborative effort by Yellow6 and Larkian was ready to find a home.
Neither Larkian or Yellow6 are easily categorised, but both differ from each other. The mixing of the two styles creates something all its own whilst retaining the individual. By using an impressive range of effects and ways to play guitar ‘Offtempo’ offers various sound textures and landscapes, from shoegaze inspired reverb to atmospheric  ambiences or epic post-rock melodies. At times, it is hard to say who played what, which is a good thing, showing it is not just a superposition of two different styles. The music tends towards the melancholy but maintains an air of optimism.

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