After a three-year hiatus, Slum Village are back with a new album, Evolution. To kick things off, they’ve made a beat off the record available for anyone to rap over. The group will be sharing their favorites to Facebook and Twitter.
Download the beat, drop a verse, then upload it to the Slum Village “Evolution” Group: http://snd.sc/1bUNtBd
You could call Scintillation!, the solo project of Ohio-based Luke Laurila, many things - ambient, electronic, downtempo, glitchy, a bit psychedelic occasionally. Put simply, it’s beautiful - illustrated here in the subtle beats and graceful pace of his song More Than Nothing.
The lo-fi songs of Brooklyn, Connecticut’s Colby Barrows, who plays under the name Binge Sleeper, are intimate, and honest. Multi-tracked vocals and piled-on acoustic guitars give his songs a slightly heavy feeling that compliments the emotional weight of his lyrics. We’ve really been enjoying his track “To Rename A Memory”, but his recent EP Exit is consistently good throughout its running length.
This past weekend, in with conjunction Cleft Clips, we sent comedian Andy Peters into the fray at the Just For Laughs Chicago Festival.
Tornado warnings were ignored. Four hour elevator interviews were pitched (and declined). Oh yes, and comedians were interviewed. Andy was even kind enough to gather each day’s material into sets, which you can listen to below.
Netherlands-basedWim van Stiphout’s classical guitar improvisations explore texture and pace. His songs have a dark beauty and strange power that holds your attention. The chords that end Golden Bravery feel so full compared to the spare notes in the rest of the song that they come across as expressions of relief.
Contradictions and examples of the two sides of everyone infuse the lyric for Ralph Buckley’s newest ballad, Jesus and The Devil. The inspired vocal take is heartfelt and deeply personal. But it’s universal in its understanding of how a person can be two things at the same time.
SoundClouder David Barclay started a radio show to share creations from participants of the SoundCloud Community Tombola David organized. The SoundCloud Community Tombola is an opportunity for people to be paired randomly to create something new together.
SoundClouder of the Day | Thijs Geritz | Skateboarding
Enjoy the binaural recordings from Dutch graphic and audio visual designer Thijs Geritz. From skateboarding to the sounds of a bustling cafe, these recordings will make you feel as if you’re there.
Thijs writes, ‘binaural’ means “the method of capture recreates an accurate stereo image of the environment when listened to using headphones. To enjoy this effect, listen to those marked binaural field recording using headphones.” More at https://soundcloud.com/thijs-geritz.