Posts tagged ‘Prog’

October 12, 2022

The Midweekly – NNAMDÏ

The Midweekly is our column from Mike Jeffers; lead singer of Chicago punk stalwarts SCRAMmusic junkie and all around righteous dude.

The title makes a good suggestion especially after this topsy turvy record gets your head spinning. Please Have A Seat is the fifth and latest release from Chicago based NNAMDÏ. Just when you think you might have the sound of this multi-instrumentalist singer pinned down, he flips the table. Starting off with bright but mournful guitar, which leads to techno beats, and eventually somehow prog riffs, these tracks of avant pop are masterfully crafted. Yes, as mentioned earlier, multi-instrumentalist, he’s playing everything, and handling the programming aspects which mix in nicely with the guitars and acoustic drums. There’s vulnerability in lyrics dealing with remorse and fear, playfulness about superficiality and greed, and just down right quirkiness about life. The vocals are layered, filtered, and auto tuned to the nth degree, but never lose the beauty of the melody, or the flow of the rap. Please stay seated, you’re going to wanna concentrate on this one. 

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September 2, 2022

Friday 5×5

Friday 5×5 is our segment where we give you five new tracks to check out and give ourselves the challenge of describing said tracks in only five words.

Kick off the last few weeks of summer with five new tracks that they don’t need all the blah blah blah from yours truly. Check out songs so good they speak for themselves by Spectral Planet, Luke De-Scisco, Tripper and the Wild Things, Ruth Lyon and Valère Géron after the jump.

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February 23, 2022

Wordless Wednesdays

Wordless Wednesdays is our new weekly column where we spotlight the best new instrumental tracks.

With the world wide word shortage due to Wordle becoming “a whole thing,” we’re doing our part by presenting you with two new instrumental tracks from Captain Rico & The Ghost Band and John DiStase Music.

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January 26, 2022

The Midweekly – Go To Space Die

The Midweekly is our column from Mike Jeffers; lead singer of Chicago punk stalwarts SCRAMmusic junkie and all around righteous dude.

Prepare your helmet and jumpsuit as you step into this inter-dimensional portal. Keep your senses tuned in as these cosmic waves fly past and through you. A new experience of space rock has arrived: Red Air Don’t Care, the debut album by Go To Space Die. In his human form, GTSD is known as Dagan Thogerson (Murder By Death), and it’s the first solo effort from this percussionist. But don’t let the sticks fool you, Thogerson handles every instrument adeptly. From the first clean notes, bright and cheerful, like a sunrise on the horizon, to the final somber riff as it fades into a twinkling night, RADC is a soundtrack for the stars. The two major elements that make up this flying rock are post and prog, but as it hurls its way towards your ears, don’t be surprised if it accumulates some doom and emo in its tail. The intrepid production and writing traverse different patterns and moods. You might find yourself lulled into a waltz by some big chords with a synth filling in the voids, then quick as a sci fi action scene, a riff with a dizzying time signature blasts you away. So, make ready your comet lasso, and press play on these 8 tracks…wait…isn’t 8 the symbol for infinity?! *sound of mind blown*

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