IDMf #039. It's been a while in the making. After various delays and hilarious in-house heartbreaks the IDMfNetlabel is proud to present Sounds For Skeletons.
The first thing to note is that Sounds For Skeletons has a promo video compiling various pieces of footage sent in by IDMf members. Over 18 minutes in length, the video moves through the footage in a style sometimes reminiscent of 60's psychedelia with its violent colours, sometimes chaotic with its sudden edits and fast pace, sometimes ambient with the way it slows down and relaxes you into its dreamy visuals and gentle music.
We might not be here to talk about the video but it's a good reflection on its sibling album. As with any open genre compilation there is variety expressed through different artists offering songs of different types of music, this variety strung together with a common thread. With a forum and a netlabel specializing in electronic music one could often take that to be the very thread in question but there's something else. Whilst offering a mixed palette a lot of these songs seem to share a commonality in two unique and particular things, the first being a slight exotic feel both in the composition and the sounds and textures that have been created. The second is a penchant towards noisy, abrasive sounds, not so aggressive that they're tough listening but enough to create an interesting contrast to the gentler side of things.
But don't take my word for it. It's free. Free music. Go and grab it, go watch and listen and see and hear and decide for yourself what threads run through this great compilation.
01 RFJ – Newsreels Of Lunar Flight
02 BURU – Scopolamine
03 Grain Bastard – P411
04 Proton 42 – Brain Ear J Slug
05 Shtuffe – Bright Green Robots
06 Nyul – Our Home
07 Luk'fm – She Is Lovely
08 Kris Cadwell – Society Is Artificial
09 Focalized – To Stand In Awe
10 Skycore – Organized Coyote
11 Chooko – Sewer Blues
12 EatTheFood – Define Type
13 TheSoftgreens – Goodnight Tickle Torch
14 EatTheFood – Checkpoint Five
15 Jazzyspoon – Daydreamwalker
16 Sin Tricks – Science Fiction
Just e-mailed this to everyone I could think of off the top of my head. I said a lot of shit in the email, like what an honor it is to be included with such a high caliber of artists, how awesome the label is etc..., but most importantly I asked them to all link it on their facebook or other social media.
@Ben: I had your e-mail address from somewhere, probably paypal, and cc'd you as well, you don't have to read it though.
I read it, I cried...
Well no I didn't but it was nice to read actually man, the message title though made me think your email had been hacked at first but unthought fuck it and unopened it anyway. I'm glad I did
I just want to say this has to be one of my favourite releases yet, I'm bit saying that because if anything other than I mean it.
Congrats to everyone involved and thanks for everyone in this community for making it whatnot is and the label too, without everyone here it would never happen and that also gives it all a very unique vibe and sentiment too i feel, so thanks to everyone!