I first listened to gurdonark’s music on the excellent ccMixter. He is a great enthusiast of free licensing media and collaborate with many remixes and soundtracks for videos. Now, he has released a very interesting album on Jamendo called Seven Virtues.
Imagine a wooden mallet. Imagine an Orrefors crystal. Imagine that mallet taps crystal.
All sounds were sampled from a wooden mallet hitting an Orrefors crystal! Samples were digitally modified and the result is an originally textured slightly electronic sound. Songs have the characteristic mark of gurdonark of creating a different atmosphere and taking your mind to a soundtrip.
I recommend reading the album description written by the author, on Jamendo. Enjoy the experience!
This album was featured in many blogs and reviewed some times, so I’m not showing you something entirely new. However, it fits so well with ccnelas’ first compilation, The Pluteus Trip, that I decided to post it. Go on and get it right away! You can also check out his latest release at Fresh Poulp Records named Multiple.
Point of no return is a diversified album with very pleasant “film music” songs. It is one of the Jamendo hits, with more than 140000 listens, almost 10000 downloads, and 107 reviews. Most songs are instrumental with piano and electronic arrangements and some have cool vocal inserts. Really good. Watch Roger Subirana playing the song Island of Light, included in Point of no return, and visit the links for more info.
I initiated the Jamendo-Rhythmbox plugin, activated shuffle mode and started reading a book. Don’t know when (or how), but I slept… until The Bakery Is Open woke me up! It caught my attention in my sleep and turned my brain on again (ok, that is not very scientifically precise, but, oh well, I’ve just waken up).
It is an impressive piece of work build on different movements (a 17m50s song). Instrumental, fusion and progressive is what you might expect, but it will astonish you.
Tom Fahy (Quinn McCarthy) was the leader of this experimental band together with Jiang Dan, Rachael Eisley, Zhang Li and Liu Kaige, until he died in June 2008. In September, 79 albums of the band were uploaded to Jamendo. Seventy-nine, amazing. And they are indeed a tremendous source of instrumental music from experimental to classical.
These two albums are a nice soft experimental jazzy trip. Very good atmosphere to relax or just do pleasant things. The firsts songs from each are my favorite for now… very inspiring 🙂
Simply amazing! Very good mix of jazz and funk with many melodic insights all over. Maybe the synthetic definition for their music is something in between Nu-Jazz Fusion Ethno Electronica, as suggested by their MySpace page. From the first notes, the compositions develop so nicely building an original atmosphere. You know, when you can almost see the music?
This album is a masterpiece! Based on and initially conceived for being an alternative soundtrack for the science-fiction movie Metropolis, by Fritz Lang, the movements have complex and original arrangements. A mixture of orchestral elements with glitch, soft synth beds and spoken words, urban and cinematographic atmosphere… Each song has a rich diversity of sounds and moods, but are well connected under a common theme that excites your imagination!
Ok, no more written words, take your time and enjoy!