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d’incise – Les Restes du Fentin

d’inciseLes Restes du Fentin


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Sometimes I feel like listening to music I already know. The satisfaction of predicting each song’s fate is powerful. Different, but equally enjoyable, is the taste of new music. It defies our brain processing capabilities, until it solves the patterns. The music then, becomes known. Sometimes, however, it is not easy to process the music, it might have unusual combinations, or too many elements which force ourselves to run over a few (or a lot) of details. There lies the joy. Hovering for the details, not random, but unexpected. Unexpected and yet, beautiful.

  1. Contagieuse
  2. Les absents ont souvent raison de l’être (w/ Bluermutt)
  3. La décompostion de l’oisillon
  4. Critique contre fausse pensée (w/ Lena)
  5. L’autre liberté sans moi
  6. La peur du guide
  7. Objets inutils pouvant servir (w/ Hopen)
  8. Everything is do dupy
  9. Vacances inversées
  10. Néanmoins les chiottes sont toujours trop loin
  11. Ceux qui vivent des miettes
  12. Marché aux puces (w/ Monsieur Connard)
  13. Politique pierogis
  14. La seconde vie de vos déchets (w/ Ibakusha)

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netBloc’s combo!

Slowly getting back…

Just here to make sure you don’t miss the 3 newest releases from blocSonic!

netBloc 11


Volume 11

the raw and the cooked

Mainly acoustic songs with a few digital touches now and then.


netBloc vol 12


Volume 12


A loosely tied release about the moon. Wonderful booklet filled with public domain texts and illustrations by Rob Pitt. Nicest booklet I’ve seen so far in the history of music!


netBloc 13


Volume 13

color in a world of monochrome

A color trip into the sound of Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii.


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OPRACHINA – The jazz farm

OPRACHINAThe jazz farm


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Excellent jazz solos and themes from Italy. It does remind me of something in between Hermeto Paschoal and Michel Portal… very interesting experiments. Check them live or at myspace!


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Camerata Brasileira – Deixa Assim…

Camerata BrasileiraDeixa Assim…

Camerata Brasileira - Deixa Assim...

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Very nice Brazilian music released a week ago at Jamendo! Camerata Brasileira plays the “Choro” (or “Chorinho”) which is a typical style of instrumental music from Brazil. You can read more about Choro here or visit some links at this wikipedia stub.

Camerata Brasileira

Don’t forget to visit their website! There is another album available to download. You can also buy their CDs here.

I leave you with Camerata Brasileira‘s description by Marcello Campos:

Improvisation, choro, swing, jazz, samba, electronic/techno, mutation, tradition, contemporary Brazil, music… just music.

The choro has already been a musical gender, a style, a way of performing… anyway, it has received a series of concepts (and misconcepts) which gave it faces and labels. For Camerata Brasileira, the choro is a celebration of life: more than technique or wisdom, it is knowledge and art, and so being it surpasses music and becomes part of our daily lives. If Camerata performs it in two or three parts, in the correct style, with the adequate structures, anyway… it doesn’t matter. Camerata does it only because it’s music, and that’s what these guys like to do, by an imperative biological or aesthetical need – who knows?

Camerata signs its creations with a personal touch, in which one can identify many of the contributions every one of them slowly brings into the whole. Sources? There are many of them… Maybe all of those cited in the beginning of this text.

Their nowadays repertoire includes pieces by Pixinguinha, Baden Powell, Hermeto Pascoal, Jacob do Bandolim, Sivuca, Heitor Villa-Lobos and Tom Jobim, besides their own pieces. But don’t be surprised if they come out with an unknown composer, a musical freak or a non-ortodox proposal, for their north is music… just music.

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My First Trumpet – Frerk

My First Trumpet – Frerk

My First Trumpet

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I first listened to Frerk after reading Wundertunes nice comments about it. The songs stuck into my mind. I specially like how elements fit together and lead you throughout the song. In the same way as an inspired speech clears up a point of view.

Celebrating the tenth release of aerotone and the third year of 12rec, these netlabels decided to collaborate releasing a special CDr-edition of Frerk (also blogged here).

Ok, don’t miss these songs…!

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Axial – Senóide


Axial - Senóide


Most beautiful compositions I heard lately… Axial is a Brazilian band that creates delicate songs fusing electronic elements, acoustic instruments and voice. Nicely soft vocals and synth beds get surrounded by subtle glitch effects… songs arrangements are diverse with some improvisations and creative structure of melodic lines. The album Senóide has been released this year and will be available at their website until it get to the stores. You can also listen to their music at

Here are a couple of videos of them playing live! Very nice!




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Manguina – Ot Azoï

ManguinaOt Azoï

Manguina - Ot Azoï

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ManguinaSome traditional music with a dramatic violin! A very different mix of cultures, from jewish to flamenco. Check their website for more info (in French).

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