I can say that January won’t be remembered as a memorable month for new releases but, as every month, something interesting always come out…
In this first section there are some comments about:
Alternative, Indie, Experimental Rock (Section 1)
Rage Against the Machine → Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium
For the nostalgic fans of RATM (i am one of those) here is the last live concert and some original riffs. Rough.
Can → Landed
One of the most important and original alternative rock bands in the 70’s, which inspired many following bands (Sonic Youth are one of those). Dreamlike.
Ra Ra Riot → Beta Love
Third work for this american indie rock band. Recommended for a sunny sunday. Easy.
Yo La Tengo → Fade
Not properly a brand new band (13th LP) but they always like to change their style. Eclectic.
Blood Red Shoes → The Water EP
From UK, faster and involving rock. Scratched.
Green Day → Uno…Dos…Tre
They are not anymore the punk band which exploded in the 90’s turning more into a wide commercial rock. Some songs are cute but nothing more. Commercial.
Experimental Electronic, Trip-Hop, Indie Elctronic, Techno (Section 2)
Pillowfight → Pillowfight
Trip-hop band that you should listen if you like Massive Attack, Portishead, Morcheeba or Zero 7 since it’s a mix of all of those. Atmospheric.
Gold Panda → Trust EP
A combination of DJ Shadow and Four Tet for this great artist coming from UK. Soothing.
Pantha du Prince & The Bell Laborathory→ Elements of Light
New project for this german techno producer, which left his draker sounds to collaborate with The Bell Laboratory in a more instrumental sound (reminding of Battles). Shimmering.
Orbital → Pusher OST
Cool soundtrack made by english Orbital. Didn’t watch the movie but enjoyed this LP. Pulsing.
Dubfire → A Transmission
Double LP collection from DJs of Dubfire’s record label (SCI+TEC). Elegant.
Deadmau5 → At Play vol.4
Fourth chapter of the compilation At Play of this great canadian artist. Intense.
Paco Osuna → Amigos Pt.2 EP
Spanish DJ, resident of Barcelona’s Club4, internationally known. Cool EP with good collaborations (like Sinisa Tamamovic). Minimaltech.