Monthly Archives: January 2012

Wartime Tapestry – Storms

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Dense, noisy drone that really benefits from a good set of headphones. Wartime Tapestry makes excellent use of subtle loops and layering, creating the sort of music that you notice something new in every time you listen. A little tense at times, but it is very easy to get sucked into the dark, enveloping sound on Storms. The chimes on Veteran Flying Saucer are particularly brilliant. Whilst it is certainly not everyone’s cup of tea, ambient and drone fans will not be disappointed. You can also check out Wartime Tapestry’s previous stuff on his Soundcloud page.

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New Dark Age – BEAT2

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A few months back I posted New Dark Age’s album 2002, an epic beat driven sci-fi concept album. Last month he released BEAT2, the follow up to his earlier release BEAT1. On these seven tracks you can hear some of New Dark Age’s signature brooding beats alongside a more bombastic, funky sound. Awesome use of vocal and music samples (Toto’s Africa is always a worthy addition).  Just give the incredibly catchy opening track a listen and try not to keep on through the whole thing. Highly recommended.

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Shields and Lopatin – Shields and Lopatin

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Finally we kick off 2012 posting with a self titled release by Shields and Lopatin. Droning, synth heavy electronica that swells and sinks over the 20 minute run-time. Has an incredibly thick sound that really fills your head, especially if you’re listening through ‘phones. Manages to pull off a great sense of atmosphere despite the short length. This is amidst the evolving ambience, subtle guitar sounds and penetrating synth melodies. Definitely an artist I want to hear more from in the future.

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