Professor Kliq – Suburban Breakbeat

#042 – ’17 week 20

Here is a song that creates a whole ambiance on its own and therefore leads you to its universe.
Without lyrics or vocal, you’re able to create your painting with your own characters on it. And this track is long enough and inspiring enough to add many details on your painting.

Despite this quite long track (7+ min), it’s not boring at all and many things happen often enough.
You could listen to it as background music or build your own story while listening through it actively.

Oh, I really love the work around reverbs!

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Mike Noegraf – Emotional disease (acoustic version)

#040 – ’17 week 18

Mike Noegraf is a french guy who is able to write some great songs and play some alone. Here is an example.

The real strength here is how this pattern (vocal + acoustic guitar) is still powerful to speak about love, anger, sadness or pleasure… without any (technical) artifact. Since decades!
And this dude does it very well: you can keep some interests from the audience while playing with all kind of little tricks to make really live.

A very great work to me, enjoy this track as well!

Via KrisSdeNerf

Moby – Porcelain

#039 – ’17 week 17

Here is another guy who is able to play in many fields: doing hits, create awkward songs, playing with loops, acoustical things or some 303/house demos (?)

The song I choose this time comes from Play album and as many other on it, it was a huge hit and was used many many times (ads, movies, background…).
What I like more on this track is how smart was the building of each section (and transition from one to another) across the whole journey.
Very efficient to me!
Plus it has its own sounds and character which makes this song very recognizable among others.

Did I mention he also like ambient?

Gorillaz – Feel Good Inc.

#038 – ’17 week 16

What I really like what that “band” is the wide range of genres, ambiance and sounds and the chosen song is somehow in that mood.

During its career, this band plays with many other singers, many bands, and all the visual aspects are as important as all other parts. Video clips are quite interesting as well.
By the way Damon Albarn offered in this project another side of his huge creativity!

Very inspiring!

If you listen to each song very carefully you could find numerous tracks layered on and on, lot of little effects that give that special color to each song, very impressive!

Keaton – Intravenous

#037 – ’17 week 15

Keaton was a belgian band who did some slow and heavy rock with nice rhythms[FR] and what I really like with this shared song is the overall ambiance and sound.

Plus the production and all layers of sounds give it some kind of organic and living feeling that I really like. The playing and the performance aren’t too perfect and enhance that feeling to me.
Really interesting I found!

(Little) more infos about this band (in french only).

Haley Reinhart – Black Hole Sun (vintage cover)

#035 – ’17 week 13

As the title said, it’s a cover of this song. Ok.
You get stunning vocal performance from Haley Reinhart (I didn’t know her before…) and the idea of the whole series is to redo songs with an old fashion. Plus an orchestra 🙂

What is really awesome with this cover is the wide range of references you could point out: orchestra clichés, very sweet voice, drums and also some grunge vibes, some kind of the original song and a nice strength feeling at the end.

Very nicely built to me!!

via indie recording depot

Professor Elemental – Fighting Trousers

#034 – ’17 week 12

Hmm, how to describe this guy… my first thought was “I don’t have a clue!” until I googled his name and found his page on Wikipedia: he has his own genre (dude!) named chap-hop that is not really hip-hop but something funny about England, tea, irony, self-mockery, a bit of steampunk or something for the sake of making a song! (or this one??)

It could be something just done for fun but this thing is very well wrote with ambiance, lot of sound effects, very strong hip-hop loops, nice mixes, very good lyrics (and funny too), on the music side.
Moreover this project is very serious since he launched a Patreon project to get help making even more (comics, mugs, videos, live shows…) so that he could share more and more tracks.

It was tricky to choose (only) one track to share 🙂