Archive for instrumental

New solo album by The Earlies’ synth wizard Christian Madden

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 22, 2017 by dc

Ex Earlies keyboardist and ‘amiable drunkard‘, Christian Madden has just released his debut solo album and it’s an absolute stonker. ‘The Wrecking Place‘ is a 12 track instrumental concept album described as, “providing the soundtrack to a string of unimportant events that took place in Burnley between 1985 and 2004“. It’s a humble pitch but always better to under promise and over deliver.

From start to finish the album runs amok across a variety of genres with ease, tipping a hat to funk, jazz, hip-hop, breakbeat, and prog rock without ever seeming like some rag bag collection of random thoughts. It’s a beautifully well crafted journey through Madden’s musical loves and adventures.

Check ‘The Wrecking Place‘ via the Bandcamp link below:

John Carpenter – Night – new video

Posted in Film, Music with tags , , , , , , , , on April 16, 2015 by dc

Legendary b-movie auteur, John Carpenter may have effectively announced his retirement from film-making but he’s still making music.

Earlier this year Carpenter released Lost Themes, an album full of sinister synth instrumentals that echo his previous scores for films like Halloween, Escape From New York, Assault On Precinct 13 and The Thing.

Check out the video for one of Lost Themes‘ highlights, Night below:

Chilly Gonzales – Advantage Points – new video

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , on March 23, 2015 by dc

Flying Lotus – new tunes

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 20, 2011 by dc

Flying Lotus – intrumental glitch-hop with a laptop, stoner genius, has released two new tracks via Soundcloud.

The one-man blip-blip-squelch-blam machine, whose career has taken in everything from Adult Swim music clips, through to the live scoring of avant-garde films and groundbreaking and award-winning music releases (see Cosmogramma), is rumoured to be working with Erykah Badu on her next album.

But the two new tracks available to hear over at Consequence of Sound, probably won’t be finding their way onto Badu’s next opus – nope, it’s more of the same (or insane) obtuse, mind dizzying, squelchy glitch-hop madness.

And all the better for it.