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  • Eclectic Vibes

    by Andrew Frey

    Reviews From: Year 2016
    Wax Futures - Keep The Memories

    Wax Futures - Keep The Memories

    Wax Futures
    Keep The Memories
    Label: http://www.waxfuturemusic.com/

    Powering up some body flinging rhythms filled with expressive festival style beats and visual treats, this Philadelphia trio blasts out the memories by offering live guitar and bass over synthesized atmospheres complimented by a dedicated visual production person. This tenacious approach has boosted them into the spotlight at many summer festivals already and is sure to launch them into the ears and eyes of listeners for many years and miles to come.

    Wax Futures WebsiteWax Futures Facebook

    Wookiefoot - You’re It

    Wookiefoot - You’re It

    Wookiefoot
    You’re It
    Label: Wookiefoot

    These magical now age bards have just tagged you with a full spectrum barrage of musical medicine, hop scotching across genres with whimsy and delight. From reggae to bluegrass to jam to conscious hip hop to middle eastern melodies and the combination of all the above there is never a dull moment, especially when complimented by their ever uplifting, thought provoking and clever lyrics. I am excited to see these tribadellic warriors perform this landmark new material!

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    Kishi Bashi - String Quartet Live!

    Kishi Bashi - String Quartet Live!

    Kishi Bashi
    String Quartet Live!
    Label: Joyful Noise Recordings

    Violin virtuoso, singer, and composer Kishi Bashi (aka K Ishibashi) soars to amazing heights fueled by the glorious foundation of an accompanying string ensemble that allow him to reimagine his award winning and critically acclaimed first two releases, 151a and Lighght through an orchestral pop lens. Through his experimental and unconventional song writing skills as well as his soaring voice, he has spilled his talent into ever more imaginative and rewarding compositional endeavors.

    Kishi Bashi WebsiteKishi Bashi FacebookKishi Bashi Wiki

    Baroness - Purple

    Baroness - Purple

    Baroness
    Purple
    Label: Abraxan Hymns

    They ascended to top of the metal heap with their masterpiece Yellow and Green, only to be thrust into temporary oblivion by a tragic bus accident, resulting in among other things fractured vertebrae and near limb amputation. This broke the band into pieces causing the loss of 2 members and a lot of momentum. Their return, Purple, finds their angst, wounds and determination woven into another tantalizing musical tapestry of intense emotion pounding and atmospheric groovy refrains while offering a home to two new members and their own record label. Wish the production was better. (8) yourbaroness.com

    Baroness WebsiteBaroness FacebookBaroness Wiki

    Various Artist - Best of 2015

    Various Artist - Best of 2015

    Various Artist
    Best of 2015
    Label: BMSS Records

    Highlighting the diversity and dynamics of the burgeoning trance and psychedelic electronic scene in Europe, this best of 2015, which was compiled by BMSS Records founder Boom Shankar, holds space for 20 uproarious tracks of noteworthy offerings that paint a wide prospectus of styles and approaches within this musical spectrum. Time to hit the dance floor! (9) www.facebook.com/BMSSRecords

    Various Artist WebsiteVarious Artist Facebook

    Organic Dreamers - The Timeless Machine

    Organic Dreamers - The Timeless Machine

    Organic Dreamers
    The Timeless Machine
    Label: Ashnaia Project

    This hybrid downtempo psydub project brings together Ashnaia Project And Isaac Hypnotizer in an exuberant apogee of psychedelic electronica. Produced in Ibiza, these 10 tracks will teleport your consciousness to places you haven’t even dreamed about yet.

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    The Werks - Inside A Dream

    The Werks - Inside A Dream

    The Werks
    Inside A Dream
    Label: The Werks

    Psychedelic shredding flows into jamming dance rhythms before being hopping up with a slap bass flurry and ear bending harmony vocals on the newest (and greatest) release from The Werks. This Ohio based quartet harnesses their technical prowess in ways hereto before un-assembled, allowing them to deliver a blissful transformational swipe across the musical spectrum. The dream is alive and they are appearing LIVE 3/11 at High Noon Saloon in Madison, WI and 3/12 at Miramar Theater in Milwaukee, WI.

    The The Werks WebsiteThe The Werks FacebookThe The Werks Wiki

    David Starfire - Karuna

    David Starfire - Karuna

    David Starfire
    Karuna
    Label: Amrita Recordings

    An entrancing and beautiful blending of traditional world rhythms into electronic compositions from world-renowned electro-fusion producer/DJ David Starfire. This exciting high consciousness release offers an extensive and diverse list of featured artists coming together for a purpose. All profits from this release (which also boasts Android Jones album art) go towards education programs for Burmese refugees.

    David Starfire WebsiteDavid Starfire FacebookDavid Starfire Wiki

    Govinda - Decadence

    Govinda - Decadence

    Govinda
    Decadence
    Label: Gravitas Recordings

    Harvesting wonderful middle-eastern influences and spinning them into hypnotizing electronic driven compositions is what Austin based producer Govinda (aka Shane Madden) is a master at. Here he also incorporates a variety of live instruments and occasional vocals into the fluid mosaic mix of glitchy trance treats, creating an indelible delight for your senses.

    Govinda WebsiteGovinda Facebook

    Polish Ambassador - Dreaming of an Old Tomorrow

    Polish Ambassador - Dreaming of an Old Tomorrow

    Polish Ambassador
    Dreaming of an Old Tomorrow
    Label: Jumpsuit Records

    The world’s funkiest diplomat is back with 14 new tracks to feast your ears on! Welcoming nearly as many guest musicians as tracks, this release continues his vision of mixing conscious hip hop and earth aware lyrics with downtempo electronica in the sweetest ways imaginable. Also available is an instrumental version of this same album for twice the listening pleasure. As always, a significant portion of music, merch and show proceeds goes to support www.ActionDays.us, his community action Non-Profit. Go Polish!

    The Polish Ambassador WebsiteThe Polish Ambassador FacebookThe Polish Ambassador Wiki

    Supersillyus - Charade

    Supersillyus - Charade

    Supersillyus
    Charade
    Label: Gravitas Recordings

    Supersillyus is your new found guide down a six track road titled “Charade.” This pilgrimage into a strange, eclectic and curious realm of psychedelic electronica is woven with alluring melodies and ambient seductions, highlighted by haunting rhythms and a few choicly spun vocals. Filled with simple to complex influences crossing numerous genres, this auric storytelling is as welcoming in you headphones as on the dance floor, if you are brave enough to explore these dimensions of wonder and intrigue.

    Supersillyus WebsiteSupersillyus Facebook

    Globular - Holobiont

    Globular - Holobiont

    Globular
    Holobiont
    Label: https://globular.bandcamp.com/

    Multiple layers of ethnically influenced electronic psychedelic exploration results in constant delights and discoveries even after numerous listens.  As for the title, a holobiont is defined as the host plus of all its microbial symbionts, including transient and stable members, which equates to us all being a holoboint on some level. But what does holoboint music sound like? Find out and be delighted!

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