DARK ART.

2011/08/20


DARK ART. is born. Klick HERE and take a listen.

Phour Trakk

When the god of small things and the Indian goddess of music get together, then Phour Trakk might be the cause. After his previous side trip to the roaring maze of western metropolises, he packs his bags again in order to leave eastbound while in his mind he has already arrived there. And it goes without saying that he has remembered to slip into clothes both typical for the country and comfortable.

Consequently, his fourth EP on iD.EOLOGY comes along in a guise just as colourful, elegant and rich in texture as a dhoti by Manish Malhotra. Hilarious Bollywood-style vocals meet earthy downbeats, eastern harmonies contrast smoky blue-notes and breezy tabla-rhythms blend with deep fretless basses heavy as lead. While the memories of the skyscrapers’ silhouettes slowly fade, all these details, all these small things coalesce to generate a wistful anticipation of a far-away culture.

Before fascination and rapture now make you light a candle and start making oblations to the gods, you might as well slip into something more comfortable and give this e.p. another thorough listen or two. After all, Phour Trakk has hidden quite a few more niceties for the attentive listener. Or was this, too, the god of small things in the end?

Tracklist
01. Intro
02. Eastbound
03. Running On Karma
04. Spirit Cave
05. Paravan
06. Pappachis Moth
07. Sarasvati
08. Everyday Lantern
09. Soft Arc 
10. (Bonus Track 01) Bhang Lassi
11. (Bonus Track 02) Voodoo Shop Dub
12. Outro

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The Green Shroud

2009/05/21

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Listen up all you cocktail-lounge-lovers, in June 2009 The Green Shroud is releasing “Cocktails” wich is an album haunted by the ghosts of Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Henry Mancini & Serge Gainsbourg, and served up with a modern electronic twist. This is some perfect spring music so make yourself a colourful tasty cocktail, dim the lights and enjoy!

The Green Shroud – Purple Emperor from the album “Cocktails”

The Green Shroud – Black Russian from the album “Cocktails”

Dont forget to visit The Green Shroud blog where you will find loads of unic and amazing music!

While we still are into to it, check out the latest EP from The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble called “Mutations” , seriously, how good can music really get??

In this amazing video we hear the song “Shadows”.

Alif Tree

2009/02/21

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This French music alchemist is a self-pronounced DJ and cook, who sings, writes, plays guitars, pianos, percs and scratch samples, then records, mixes, remixes again and again and often speaks to himself as a fervent defender of acoustic sounds, from philharmonic music to pop via smoky nu-jazz, blues, melancholy emotions, that combine simple acoustic jazz elements with spacious, multi-dimensional, synthesized ambience and very mellow beats to world music. 

Alif Tree has navigated through the universe or recording-studios, sound-stages and television, as much as record-labels, for the past fifteen years. Sailing the seven seas of space in zero gravity, between trip-hop under classical influence, instrumental hip-hop and jazzy electronica.

Alif is today signed to the Munich based record label Compost, established by Michael Reinboth in 1994. In the words of the inimitable Gilles Peterson Compost is “the most consistent and forward thinking record label of continental Europe.

Alif Tree – Aurevoir from the album “Clockwork”

Alif Tree – Mai  from the album “Clockwork”

Alif Tree – Forgotten Places from the album “French Cuisine”

Alif Tree – Deadly Species from the album “French Cuisine”

Alif Tree – Duo Impropable from the album “Spaced”

Alif Tree – Hold Me Down from the album “Spaced”

Boozoo Bajou

2009/02/01

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Behind the name Boozoo Bajou we find the two producers Florian Seyberth and Peter Heider from Nürnberg Germany, widely respected around the globe for their unique blend of modern electronica with blues, jazz, soul, latin and dub elements. But on the latest album released early this month called “Grains”, the duo take a lighter and brighter path, absorbing acoustic folk and classic songwriting into their progressive musical journey.

Boozoo Bajou is signed to one of my all time favorite labels !K7 Records, the name is an abbreviation of the company’s original Berlin address, Kaiserdamm 7 (they have since relocated to Heidestr. 52). 

Boozoo Bajou – YMA from the album “Satta”

Boozoo Bajou – Night Over Manaus from the album “Satta”

Boozoo Bajou – Under My Sensi from the album “Satta”

Boozoo Bajou – Keep Going from the album “Dust My Broom”

Boozoo Bajou – 9 Below Zero from the album “Dust My Broom”

Boozoo Bajou – S.I.P. from the album “Dust My Broom”

Boozoo Bajou – Same Sun from the album “Grains”

Boozoo Bajou – Tonschraube from the album “Grains”

Boozoo Bajou – Fuersattel from the album “Grains”

Got this email the other day:

“…Dear Ladies & Gentlemen
We are the music publishing company for Boozoo Bajou. To avoid legal difficulties for yourself please remove all Boozoo Bajou soundfiles from this blog
https://othersidedmusic.wordpress.com/2009/02/01/boozoo-bajou/

Thanks for understanding and helping the artist to buy food for their children. They only live from making AND selling music.
Best
ULRICH NEFZER – CEO ….”

As respect i took all the songs away, but i´m NOT uploading full albums and i´m pretty sure people on this blog see the songs as promotion, readers wich enjoying the music – buys the records!!

Hopefully you all understand that i´m trying to help the artist in selling more records and music!!

kilimanjaro-dark-jazz-ensemble

The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble are a gloriously creepy crawly mutant jazz combo, equal parts DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing, seventies horror movie soundtracks, late night jazz and super sluggish blown out trip hop.

To this day KDJE only released one full album wich is selftitled. They represent as a full on group, not one dude and his laptop, unfurling haunting imaginary soundtracks, dark and dense, smoky and noir, everything in rich lustrous shades of black and grey, shuffling jazzy skitter underpins melancholy moaning horns bathed in reverb, pizzicato strings and minor key guitars hover and dart furtively, a drizzly rainy day jazz dirge, so creepy and mysterious and lovely, and that’s just the first song. The rest of the record wanders similarly rainslicked streets, hat pulled down low, collar pulled way up, face obscured by shadows, the wet streets reflecting the orange grey glow of the streetlights, the buildings like totem poles of shadowy ghosts, the sky a blackish grey, turning the vibrant city into a lonely monochrome.

The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble – The Nothing Changes from the selftitled album

The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble – Amygdhala from the selftitled album

The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble – Solomons Curse  from the selftitled album

The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble – Parallel Corners from the selftitled album

Strange Attractor

2009/01/13

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Let me introduce you all to the the musical ship where Niels van Hoorn and Richard van Krusdijk are the captains its called Strange Attractor, the second album “Mettle” was launched in november 2008 and is taking the listener deep deep down, a mix of acoustic instruments, electronics and abstract acidly ambient sounds is making a relaxed late-night vibe. Many of the songs have strong references to jazz, however it’s much more than that. It’s hard to describe. Just check it out, you won’t be disappointed.

Strange Attractor – Plain Gold Rings from the album “Mettle”

Strange Attractor – Snail from the album “Mettle”

Strange Attractor – Evaporate from the album “Mettle”

Strange Attractor – Loneliness Is A Crowded Room from the album “Mettle”

emmanuel

After two compilations for the fashion designer Barbara Bui, and a five years DJing career on the French electronic scene, Emmanuel Santarromana releases his first album in 2003, Métropolitain. He offers us an unforgettable journey into the cosmopolitan heart of Paris. Along with the Parisian subway, Emmanuel explores the different styles and cultures of the famous areas and tube stations: from Arabian influences (“Barbès”), to hip-hop (“Les Halles”), African vibrations and vocals (“Château Rouge”), melancholic pop (“Père Lachaise”), jazzy moods (“Saint-Germain-des-Prés”) and electronic sounds sprinkled on Vivaldi nisi dominus (“Opéra”). Métropolitain is a very unique vision of Paris, sophisticated, melodic and impressionist, full of colors, emotions and sounds. An album featuring the rapper Mike Ladd, the African Divas, and more surprising the famous designer Andrée Putman with a poem written by Boris Vian.

Emmanuel Santarromana – Metropolitain from the album “Métropolitain”

Emmanuel Santarromana – Barbés from the album “Métropolitain”

Emmanuel Santarromana – Trocadéro from the album “Métropolitain”

Emmanuel Santarromana (feat. Mike Ladd) – Les Halles from the album “Métropolitain”

Emmanuel Santarromana (feat. André Putmann) – Saint Germain Des Prés from the album “Métropolitain”

Emmanuel Santarromana (feat. Nôze) – Luxembourg from the album “Métropolitain”

thievery-corporation

I don´t really know what to say about Thievery Corporation, they are in some kind of twilight zone, everybody knows about them but their still underground, anyhow, while remaining true to their template of sophisticated, abstract electronica, they are continuing to expand their sonic palette with 2008’s album “Radio Retaliation”. Dub, Funk, Indian raga, Brazilian grooves, and other international elements are folded into Thievery Corporation’s trip-hop-shaded soundscapes. Guests include Afro-beat royalty Femi Kuti, sitar guru Anushka Shankar, go-go godfather Chuck Brown, and Brazilian singer Seu Jorge, among others, lending sparkle and variation to the wide-ranging set. At the center of it all is the knob-twiddling alchemy of Rob Garza and Eric Hilton, which achieves one of its most organic and compelling expressions. Get ready for some catchy world tunes!

Thievery Corporation (feat. Sleepy Wonder) – Sound The Alarm from the album “Radio Retaliation”

 Thievery Corporation (feat. Femi Kuti) – Vampires from the album “Radio Retaliation”

Thievery Corporation (feat. Seu Jorge) – Hare Krsna from the album “Radio Retaliation”

Thievery Corporation (feat. Chuck Brown) – The Numbers Game from the album “Radio Retaliation”