|PLAY ORDER||ARTIST||SONG TITLE||ALBUM TITLE||TIME||LABEL||COUNTRY||YEAR|
|1||Boards Of Canada||Dayvan Cowboy||The Campfire Headphase||5.00||Warp Records||Scotland||2005|
|2||Felix||Blessing Part 1||Oh Holy Molar||2.23||Kranky Records||England||2012|
|3||Felix||Blessing Part 2||Oh Holy Molar||2.40||Kranky Records||England||2012|
|4||Bob Guido||Leaving The World Behind||Elements 1||4.01||Future Elements||Canada||2012|
|5||The Sound Of Rescue||Anonymous||Elements 1||5.40||Future Elements||USA||2012|
|6||Seven Nines and Tens||A.S.O.H.A.||Habitat 67||6.40||Fluttery Records||Canada||2012|
|7||How Comes The Constellations Shine||Untitled Nine||Belong To Mafra||4.48||Fluttery Records||Portugal||2012|
|8||Ancients||Constellations||Star Showers On The Euphrates||6.06||Shels||USA||2012|
|9||Crisopa||Biodance With Me||Biodance||7.18||N5MD||Spain||2012|
|10||Crisopa||Planets With Lava Oceans||Biodance||4.56||N5MD||Spain||2012|
Record Of The Week
Biodance is the much anticipated debut album from Madrid (SP) based electronic musician Crisopa. A densely layered album squeezing inspiration from electronic music sub-generes such as IDM, dub-step, post-rock, nu-gaze, and ambient while remaining cohesive, ever evolving and remarkably danceable. Anyone having seen Crisopa live undoubtably knows they were eventually coerced into moving their bodies by the ebb, flow and trajectory of his music. And Biodance is no different, however it is not all about moving your body. A quick look inside the CD case reveals the motivation behind the album: Biodance “is a system of self-development that uses music, movement and positive feelings to deepen self-awareness”. Whether he’s talking about his own self-awareness our ours, that just about sums the album up. Crisopa just wants you to loose yourself in the moment and Biodance is the perfect soundtrack for getting lost within.
Crisopa is the name in which Madrid based Santiago Lizón has chosen to release his music under. This project Of Lizón’s first saw the light of day in 2005, when all his influences of that time, IDM, shoegaze, post-rock and classical musics shaped his output into a more coherent creative entity. Crisopa has evolved in parallel with the netlabel scene of Madrid, as Lizón has released several quality works on netlabels such as Plataforma-ltw, Persona-isla, Add-sensor and Escala before signing with stateside imprint n5MD. Crisopa’s music has been described as blissful, dense, melodic and emotive. In it, the layers of guitars, pads, voices and intricate rythms are combined to frame a particular travel from one landscape to another. This is done by Lizón’s adeptness in displaying nostalgia, hope, transcendence, and melancholy all with a sense of confidence and humility. More recently Lizón’s music has been further shaped by his musical contributions to short-films and documentaries in his native Spain.