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  • Eclectic Vibes

    by Andrew Frey

    Reviews From: Year 2013
    Banco De Gaia - Ollopa: Apollo Remixed

    Banco De Gaia - Ollopa: Apollo Remixed

    Banco De Gaia
    Ollopa: Apollo Remixed
    Label: 1-2-3-4 GO

    While remix albums are diverse and plentiful, the real trick is to get the zestiest musicians to work with the most intriguingly remixable material. Banco De Gaia has been around for 20+ years, releasing excellent ambient world beat electronica, but the Apollo album was his first album in 7 years, so might as well do it up! Remixers here include Desert Dwellers, Kaya Project, System 7, Eat Static, and Gaudi, which is why this is a special treat.

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    Futexture - Genetically Modified Oscillations

    Futexture - Genetically Modified Oscillations

    Futexture
    Genetically Modified Oscillations
    Label: Gravitas Recordings

    Heavily glitched electronica with an obtuse but foreseeable future concept angle. “The year is 2146. Due to genetic modifications made to commercial crops and animals at the turn of the millennium, there is widespread sexual compatibility between nearly all forms of life on planet Earth. New hybrid species are being discovered every day…” So if you are willing to go on an adventure and meet the Aardvartichoke, Caulilflowl, Asparagoose, or the increasingly rare Cucumbear, this is your chance!

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    Turiya Nada - Arakara: Ecstasy of the Awake - Ancient Siddhar Yoga Resonance

    Turiya Nada - Arakara: Ecstasy of the Awake - Ancient Siddhar Yoga Resonance

    Turiya Nada
    Arakara: Ecstasy of the Awake - Ancient Siddhar Yoga Resonance
    Label: White Swan

    While most musicians don’t aspire to actually live the life of a yogi. Turiya Nada (aka Tapasyogi Nandhi) is the exception to that rule. And part of living that lifestyle for him involves sharing ancient consciousness-raising Siddhar chants and mantras with the world. On this release, 21st century electronic soundscapes float behind and around these powerful chants to evoke and enrich the vital message and power of Oneness in an effort to awaken your inner guru.

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    Aligning Minds - My Heart is Remixed

    Aligning Minds - My Heart is Remixed

    Aligning Minds
    My Heart is Remixed
    Label: Gravitas Recordings

    What do you do when you have one of the most downloaded infectious etheric glitchy breakbeat releases of 2013 for your record label? A remix album of course! This opportunity to show off the talents of others offers remix contest winners as well as the revisioned compositions from like-minded producers all for a Name Your Price download. Most of the proceeds will be donated to the green non-profit, Critical Beats, to further the link between electronic music and important causes. 

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    EarthCry - Hear the Earth, Heal Yourself ? Heal the Earth, Hear Yourself

    EarthCry - Hear the Earth, Heal Yourself ? Heal the Earth, Hear Yourself

    EarthCry
    Hear the Earth, Heal Yourself ? Heal the Earth, Hear Yourself
    Label: EarthCry

    In an effort to expose younger people to the ancient solfeggio scale (particular frequencies known to aid the human condition) Asheville-based producer Anthony Thogmartin (who is also a motivating force in Papadosio) has taken these mysterious tones and meticulously paired them with electronic tempos and rhythms to create 6 corresponding tracks. Beautiful and blissful but with a beat.

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    EarthRise Sound System - Rock Beats Paper

    EarthRise Sound System - Rock Beats Paper

    EarthRise Sound System
    Rock Beats Paper
    Label: Yoga Organix Records

    When the prolific duo DJ/writer/yogi Derek Beres and producer/percussionist Duke Mushroom had their debut reach #5 on the iTunes World charts, they chose to up the ante of their follow-up by melding an impressive myriad of guest vocalists and musicians into their lineup. This, in turn, integrated influences ranging from India, Pakistan, Jamaica, Brazil, Peru, and beyond. Thematically, this album recalls the classic kids’ game and brings to light the consequences of choosing money (paper) over the planet (rock).

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    Signal Path - Habitats

    Signal Path - Habitats

    Signal Path
    Habitats
    Label: Velcro City Records

    Migrating to Denver from their mountain enclave in Missoula, MT, this genre-surfing, mostly instrumental, jamtronica group has been making waves in the local scene ever since. Now 12 albums in, their flowing instrumentation with funky flavors and sassy sampling has never sounded better. Another excellent Name Your Price Download.

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