1 Eridejah release ‘Look Ye Also While Life Lasts’ on IONO LOUNGE… Out Now @BEATPORT
2 The Allergies release ‘Lean on You’ on Jalapeno Records… Out Now @BEATPORT
3 Esave release ‘Music and Consciousness’ on Nahual Records… Out Now @BEATPOR
4 Stilhed release ‘Gravitation’ on Valley View Records… Out Now @TRAXSOURCE
5 Narel release ‘Diary of a Synthy Kid’ on Forescape Digital… Out Now @BEATPORT
6 Group of Light Release ‘Behind the Mirror’ on Future Music Records… Out Now @BEATPORT
7 Pudding_PD & Zapsy Q release ‘Dream Away’ on Oceanfire… Out Now @TRAXSOURCE
8 KOAN Sound release ‘Chronos’ on VISION… Out Now @TRAXSOURCE
9 Dennis Bauer release ‘Attention’ on Sound Dissonance… Out Now @BEATPORT
10 G.Pantelidis Release ‘Hypnotic’ on M-Sol Records… Out Now @BEATPORT
Here we have some Drum & Bass and other Electronica bangers from the week, enjoy!
The next release on Iono-Lounge is compiled of three tracks. ‘Why Ain’t You Among Them’ is the first track and is an epic chill-out musical piece comprising of rousing beats, stunning celestial vocals, sweet chimes, and poignant emotional trance lines that touch your heart and melt your soul. ‘Dark Skies Full of Ghosts’ is a sombre yet enigmatic and peaceful number; with mesmerising melodies and comforting vocals. ‘And Mother’s Song Takes Me Through Time’ is an exquisitely divine and soothing downbeat track that is captivating colourful and entrancing with hypnotic vocals, beautiful melodies and inspiring instrumentation. This release is powerful potent and provides you with a sanctuary of healing sonic magic that settles your spirit.
Music in general exhibits revolutionary attitudes, but is now heavily controlled and conditioned by growing commercial pressures. The mass media have rapidly turned music into an industry rather than an art form.
The key word, “spirit”, is derived from the concept of breathing, and the word inspiration is still used as a direct reference to an influx of energy from some mysterious unknown source. Musical inspiration can be creative or receptive, active or passive. We can be inspired to create a musical work, or be inspired by that same work. The means of transfer between these two poles is the element of air.
On his second album Narel goes into spacey ethereal ambient and dub techno, at times fusing the two. There are two progressive house/trance crossover tracks on the album, but overall it is a deep and immersive experience. Narel designed most sounds on the album from scratch and many of the recordings are live, later being integrated into studio arrangements.