Monday, January 31, 2011

Sunday, January 30, 2011


I don't really like this new witch house thing, but this one is awesome

Saturday, January 29, 2011


I should probably mention this soundtrack for 'Monsters' film, scored by Jon Hopkins.
I don't like such kind of films and I'm not into soundtracks that much.
But this is an exception.

I have listened to the soundtrack for like one hundred times, but haven't watch the film until now. I downloaded it to watch later and pressed play just to check the quality, but I couldn't turn it off. There is this tension between despair and hope. And it is filmed in a very beautiful and exiting manner.

Jon Hopkins says, that his favourite scene in the movie is where the girl wakes up by the water just after the first encounter. "It has the most beautiful dawn and she stands up and looks at the sky. For me that was such an amazing moment to score. I put my favorite piece of music into that point of the film."

Thursday, January 27, 2011


I like music, which is tagged with the nationality adjective, just because it's hard to believe such style exists in such land. For example, Japanese dubstep or Vietnamese disco. I've just found Icelandic rap band, that went far beyond the borders of the style. It's called Quarashi and it is rather popular.

Unfortunately to me, they sing mostly in English. But I've found one song in the Icelandic language which sounds very interesting and special in rap songs.

What I absolutely didn't expect to listen to from them is this song, from a great album "Kristnihald Undir Jökli". Well, actually, it's not a song. It's a stunning piece of experimental sound art

Apparently, Icelanders are not going to stop surprising me.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Totally different from the original 'Vessel' but therefore is worth to watch and listen. And the dance, dance, especially at the end. Incrementally!

Monday, January 24, 2011


Halls is the solo project of south London-based musician Samuel Howard. Started in early 2010, Halls combines looped electronic samples with sparse vocals, each song deeply submerged in dense reverb.

Sunday, January 23, 2011


As you maybe know, David Lynch has recently released an EP "Good Day Today". The music is the best music for David Lynch's films, I'd say.

Taken from David Lynch's 'Good Day Today / I Know Remixes' EP and remixed by Jon Hopkins.

There was a video competition for this song, as I know. This one directed by Tamar Drachli was chosen by David Lynch as the winner for 'I Know' from a shortlist of 10 finalists.


Finland is a beautiful northern land with great reggae music. Raappana (Janne Pöyhönen) from Lahti is one of the best known Finnish reggae artists. Just imagine, Finnish reggae, amazing, isn't it?

The greatest thing about him is that the songs are in Finnish. Reggae-suitable language by the way, as it turned out!


'- we may expect quite a lot of noise
- probably, they were going to play some polish records
- that shouldn't be too bad'
('Not too bad' song)

"For the last two years they've been digging in the crates, trying to build the most exciting collection of samples from Polish Jazz records. Now they are slowly unleashing the music created from these sounds. They ressurected dusty&smokey spirit of polish jazz of 60s and 70s, and reimagined it for 21st century audiophiles." (from Ninja Tune site)

Polish jazz has always been excellent and special. And these guys are really talented, with sense of humor. They went much father in blending the styles, so the music is vary. I do like some phrases they mix, too. I guess, I even have my favorite qoutes.

'Very pleasant. I'm enjoying myself'
('Newly arrived from Poland' song)

Beautiful videos as well

Thursday, January 20, 2011


A true Krautrock classic from the archives. In 1976 Brian Eno visited Harmonia's studio in the Weserbergland region of northern Germany to create what would become one of the most cherished artifacts of the genre on 'Tracks and Traces'.Well, I guess, there is no need to explain who is Brian Eno and who are Harmonia. This is the collaboration of the Greatests.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Rangers is Joe Knight from Dallas, Texas. He makes cosmic tape collages that are heavily rhythmic and psychedelic. He mixes bits and pieces of heavily processed and treated live recordings of guitar, keyboards, bass and percussion with samples of a wide variety of media (commercials, movie samples, jingles, etc.) and found sounds, culminating in long continuous pieces that are truly unique and captivating, but never boringly academic or overly abstract.

You can download his music for free via his myspace.


Jon Hopkins: "I made a collaborative album with King Creosote. It's called DIAMOND MINE, and it's out on Domino Records on March the 28th. It took us about 4 months to make, but this was spread out over the last 6 years, whenever we had time.
I made a short teaser for it, listen and download"

can't wait


"Evenings’ sleepy electronic instrumentals float out of your speakers."
The group has only released one EP which is worth to listen.

You can download the music from the site

P.S. Thanks to JH for the link


The Jolly Boys are old men from Port Antonio, Jamaica, playing modern mento music, one of Jamaica's original musics. They made some awesome covers of international hits, like 'Rehab' or 'Riders on the storm'.

"The well-seasoned and ever energetic Jolly Boys thrash out this new mento sound with as much heart and flex as any contemporary performer. Lead singer Albert Minott’s saturated vocals, natural retro chic stylings and limitless charisma convey an uncommon originality and musical creativity that is entirely his own." (from the official website)

I think the way they perform these songs is much better, than any other.


Marko Haavisto & Poutahaukat 'Paha vaanii'. From the film 'The man without a past' by Aki Kaurismäki.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


This blog is for sharing music I like. I have no idea what it is going to be, so we'll see.
My other blog with some nice stuff is

My name is Anja. I live in St Petersburg

Good evening!