Weekly Batch: January 11 - 17
Every week we bring you our newest batch of uploads from the past 7 days. Download all the songs that went up 1/11-1/17 right here, right now.
Album Review: The Nocturnal Suite The Nocturnal Suite is a satisfyingly diverse compilation of electro based music. With thick unraveling synth pop tracks like Mux Mool’s “Ballad of Gloria Featherbottom” followed by City Center’s “Summer School,” an ambient track full of sweet saw noises surrounded by dream-like vocals, the album balances opposite textures and flavors like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
Best of 2009: Recap
All of our Best of Lists are here on one page for you to conveniently browse through. We've also included links to our Best of the Decade lists and Best Record Labels of the Decade. Read on...
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Fingertips Explores the Archives: Pela - Episodes
I have discovered a previously unrecognized affection in my musical tastes for the sort of voice that Pela singer Billy Swanson has. I will now describe it: okay, I can't describe it, not really, other than to say it's high, somewhat roughed-up, vaguely muffled and yet also incisive, with a keen edge. Beyond Swanson's immediate appeal, this strikes me as a cool song for a variety of reasons. To begin with, it utilizes the trick of having the accompanying music playing twice as fast as the melody line, which achieves the pleasing effect of it seeming like a fast slow song or a slow fast song.