Nick Siamas makes really interesting music. For anyone that doesn’t (in particular) like hip-hop, I wouldn’t waste my time with this, otherwise. I’ve been coming back to him on a regular basis, since his releases come out pretty frequently. Earlier, he’s released “Feline Sleepwear” and two other releases, but he’s also been featured on a compilation. But the aforementioned release is probably what I know him from, at least. His beats are chopped up and repetetive, but together they create an atmosphere that is hard to come by without that certain feature. This album is, however, one of the less crazy and more atmosphere-oriented pieces he’s put out yet. Now it sounds like a mix in between beats, psychedelic environments and some kind of drumstep – closely attached to a d’n’b kind of thing. Mix that with the regularity of trip-hop and what crazy vibes you’d get from that particular sphere of music. Yes, it’s a sample-laden bomb that will blow your speakers out, but at least listen to the baselines and quirky rhythms that form together with one another, to create an intricate melody. Now, we’re ready for what the name of this release actually is. It’s “Knowledge Eater“, and with it, Nick Siamas takes his Midnight Smack project to a whole other level. Stream it freely down below and enjoy. You can also download the whole shebang for free.
Mine All Mine Records have released The Fatty Acids latest album “Boléro“. You might know them from their first album “Stop Berries, Berries and Berries, Berries” from 2010. So, they’ve got three albums, up to date, including their second full-length “Leftover Monsterface” in 2011. If you include their latest album, “Boléro” – they’ve suddenly got three full-length albums. Together with their friends Faux Fir, they also released a split-EP in 2010. By now, you might know, or have heard of them. Anyhow, they’re from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and are a sextet, made up of the following members: Myles Coyne, Derek De Vinney, Josh Evert, Matt Pappas, Cole Quamme, Kurt “The Pump-it Puppet Trumpet” Raether, and Joel Van Haren. Pretty rare for an unabashed pop-a-delic be-bop band, playing fierce with the psychedelia – to have that many members. But it’s noticeable, it gives their grandiose and picturesque motion of sound that make up their landscape in which they operate. This is very much happy-go-lucky; with a sentimental drain in the background. Make up your own mind by listening, but this is not your regular pop-dose that you shovel into your groveling ears. No, this is something else. Therefore, I can offer you, in conjunction with The Fatty Acids and Mine All Mine, a free download of their track “Sportskin“. By the way, on this particular track, Monica Martin from the Wisconsin-based band Phox – have lent her marvelous vocals. Either you listen to it and download it down below, or you might want to listen to the whole deal, also. It’s your choice. But don’t be careless, now that we’re offering this fine piece of musicality. Either buy it digitally, or buy a limited cassette on Cassette Store Day, which will be made available on the 9th of September.