I have 2 tracks — Quintessence and States of Decay (with Michael Maricle) — featured on this new, FREE, compilation from Invibe Music. The comp has music by Kalpataru Tree, Subaqueous, Michael Maricle, Guda, Babajaga, and more, and is loaded with beautiful midtempo vibes to spice up your Summer soundtrack. Enjoy!
Ah, here’s a cut from the new Benji Vaughan (aka Process and half of Younger Brother) album. It’ll be released in Spring 2013 on Twisted Records. I love the raw, analog, chunkiness of it, paired with its subtle psychedelic layers and evolving composition.
If you love this vibe as much as I do, then you should also check out his track on the recent Eclipse 2012 – Following the Eye of God compilation:
Woah, this Argaman double-album is something else. It’s Mad Hatter, psycho-electro-orchestral-circus music at its best. Reminds me a lot of the first time I heard The Other Side disc from Infected Mushroom’s double-release “Converting Vegetarians“, with a requisite splash of Shpongle at their wackiest. It’s also reminiscent of the wonderful differentness found in Kettel & Secede’s recent “When Can” release.
If you’ve been looking for music that’s fun and unexpected, then this is for you. Purchase is available via Argaman’s Facebook shop.
Available for free download is my 3-track EP, Textural Selection. These tracks are linked by their synesthetic fusion of audio grit and the deep, mellow atmospheres that I’m compelled to explore. Sometimes all it takes is a bit of fuzz in your stylus of life to remind you to pay attention to the moment and savor reality while you still can.
Stream it in it’s entirety via the player below and download a track or the entire release in the format of your choosing—including lossless formats—here.
How about some Intelligent Lounge Music for your maxin’ and chillaxin’?
Great news for lovers of intricately crafted electronic music! Enig’matik Records has just dropped the follow up to their much loved (by me) compiliation, Painting Pictures in Silence. This second volume contains a whopping 22 tracks by some of the best sound designers in the biz, including Si Begg, Sun In Aquarius, KiloWatts, and Birds of Paradise. With elements of ambient, dub, glitch, downtempo, dubstep, breaks, and heavy washes of psychedelia, this massive release is sure to get A LOT of playtime from me and other connoisseurs of splendid beats.
Preview the release with the player below and head over to Bandcamp to get your copy. Releases of this caliber deserver to be rewarded with attentive listening and a bit of your money.
On December 17-18, 2011, Digitally Imported’s Psychill channel celebrated another Winter Solstice with an 24+ hour event that included DJ sets by Androcell & Distant System, Kick Bong, Lemonchill, Kanc Cover, AuroraX, Epronivicampel, Yize, Maiia, Matt With an S, Tampered DNA, GadgetG, Hallucinary, ROX, Majah, Johnny Blue, Dragram, DJ Ene-miss, Bloodwing, Shoom, and me, Crispy. It was an epic journey of wintery vibes and a pleasure to participate in.
Here is my Winter Solstice 2011 set for download. It’s a sublime, introspective mix, which premiered a melodic-glitch track from me, Leave Trace.
Like what you hear? Let me know! And don’t forget you can grab lots of other mixes from my downloads page. You can also subscribe to the Splendid Beats Podcast and never miss another splendid download!
Download » Crispy - DI.FM Psychill Winter Solistice 2011 (1hr 20min, 184MB)
[0:00:00] 01. Sephira – Where’s My Map [free download]
[0:01:45] 02. Upavas – Realms of Jupiter [free download]
[0:07:30] 03. Tetarise – Through the Border [free download]
[0:13:00] 04. Lauge & Baba Gnohm – Dybet [purchase]
[0:18:00] 05. Lenny Ibizarre – Fields of Super-Symmetry (Drumapella Mix) [purchase]
[0:23:40] 06. Kalpataru Tree – Chimera Pyramid [purchase]
[0:29:50] 07. Mirror System – Mirror Beach (Pitch Black’s Iron Sands Re-rub) [purchase]
[0:37:00] 08. Leave Trace – In the Age of Dreaming Machines [unreleased]
[0:47:00] 09. Open System – Pantheon (Radio Edit) [free download]
[0:53:25] 10. Ishq – And Awake [purchase]
[1:00:00] 11. Aligning Minds – My Blue June [purchase]
[1:06:20] 12. Krusseldorf – Tokyo Nights [purchase]
[1:10:00] 13. Aes Dana – Anthrazit (feat. Field Rotation) [purchase]
[1:15:00] 14. Solar Fields – Phase 05 – When the Worlds Collide [free download]
Do you know about Monster Planet, a monthly evening of bad movies and improvised electronica? We have multitrack recorded every moment of every show for the past 2 years, in order to capture those moments of sonic synchronisity when the 5 unrehearsed musicians on stage all lock into the same vibe and something truly wonderful flows from the speakers. “Monster Planet — Year One” is a collection of some of our favorite moments from the first 12 shows.
I can’t help but think back to the heyday of The Orb and Future Sound of London when I listen to this stuff, so if that breed of amorphous, psychedelic ambiance is your thing, you should love what we’ve been cooking up at Monster Planet.