Lend Me Your Underbelly

Dutch one-man-band Lend Me Your Underbelly released his third album some time ago… the new record is entitled “The Edge of a Curious Wilderness”…  Armed with guitar, effects and electronics Lend Me Your Underbelly creates droney soundscapes and noise pieces… all rather psychedelic and this time also quite dark and haunting… below are the two tracks I like the best from this album… but the complete record is worth checking out for sure!

new sounds from the last few months: Brannten Schnüre and Diverting Duo

divertingduo_cvrTwo releases I enjoyed a lot these last weeks are the debut LP by Diverting Duo and the debut vinyl release by Brannten Schnüre .

“Desire” by Diverting Duo was released in October on Etch Wear… the Norwegian label run by one of the Europ Europ members… Diverting Duo themselves are from Italy and are indeed a duo… music wise their sound is a mix of synthpop and shoegaze… rather melanchcholy and soothing… and for sure the band is inspired by Julee Cruise… not only vocally… a really nice and even sweet record…

branntenschnure_cvrThe other record which really caught my intention is the first vinyl release by German Brannten Schnüre… who is of course one of the two musicians behind Diamantener Oberhof and who is also known as Agnes Beil… the LP “Sommer Im Pfirschichhain” is at a few point reminiscent of the Diamanter Oberhof LP… as it features the same mix of dreamy electronic soundscapes and touches of folklore music… but most of the pieces are much more like dreamscapes… becoming ritual at some points… even to the point it reminds me a bit of the ambient pieces by The Moon Lay Hidden Beneath A Cloud…

Here is one of the pieces by Brannten Schnüre…

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gO4_hwDU7tw&w=560&h=315]

And here one song from Diverting Duo…

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Trqb2Zk6U4&w=560&h=315]

 

Mixcloud

ET_Vinyl_handjeToday I discovered I already had a Mixcloud page since 3 years… I had totally forgotten about it… the reason I went to the Mixcloud website was obvious… I wanted to start a page there… this to post a monthly dj set… mostly this will be the dj set I do for Radio Resistencia at Intergalactic FM…

This as not everybody is able to tune in when the show is on the air… and not everybody can find the archive… or wants to listen from the archive… and besides that I like my dj sets to be a little more available / “out there”…

The dj sets I do for Radio Resistencia are different every month… I always play what I am listening to at that moment… which differs every month… sometimes every week…

So today I posted the dj set I did for the show which was supposed to be aired last night… but something went wrong and it was never on air in the end… so now it is here… or look below this post to play it right away… it is filled with ambient, experimental soundscape stuff as well as a few more pop things… all in the mix and all played from vinyl of course…

There is another dj set (posted 3 years ago…) at the page which I will probably delete real soon… and the monthly dj sets will also be deleted from time to time to make space for new ones…

You can also play my current set right here below…

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