Unearthing MySpace Gems
Hello, the wait is over, I have five more MySpace music pages to share with you all. Usual rules apply; all of the artists and groups I feature have one thing (at least) in common; all have had less than 10,000 page-views. If you know of any artists on MySpace, with less than that many page-views, that you think I should feature, please let me know. You can either email me to the address at the left, or send me a message and/or friends request (if you are an artist or band) at my personal MySpace page or the >>just like music MySpace page.
Chocolate Tannoy – http://www.myspace.com/chocolatetannoy
Chocolate Tannoy is the latest project by British producer Ian Sanderson. Over the years Ian has worked on music for various projects and also film and tv. More recently even working with Urban Myth Club. At the beginning of this month Ian decided to start the Chocolate Tannoy project – a way to share previously unreleased works that have been made over the past 20 years. Ian’s experimental electro sound holds very cinematic qualities and will appeal to fans of chilled electronica, the track Over the Bridge is proof of that in particular. Truly beautiful creations, you must hear them for yourself.
Absolutely stunning experimental instrumental music from France. MAN are a duo consisting of Charles-Eric Charrier and Rasim Biyikli. I would suggest listening to some of their tracks now, then coming back to read on. Assuming you took my advice, it will come as no surprise to you that MAN have worked on composing soundtracks for short films and cartoons. I could genuinely listen to their music for eternity – it is hypnotic, yet tells a story without words or pictures, amazing compositions. Escape from reality for a while and check out the likes of; 8 mm, Helping Hand, Farewell, and Children und Kindern.
Sleeve Channel – http://www.myspace.com/sleevechannel
Sleeve Channel are Juliane Karpen and Nick Parkman, playing out of Berlin, Germany. What a treat these guys are! Think of a cross between the good Morcheeba stuff and Portishead (which is amusing as both those groups are on Sleeve Channel’s top friends!). So by now you’ll know that they make a dub kind of trip-hop. The track Down The Drain is so catchy, feels really familiar, but sounds pretty fresh at the same time. Sick Of You really caught my ear, the haunting vocals and chilling melody, oh and the funky as hell drum beat! If you like your laid back trip-hop, you’ll love Sleeve Channel, get them checked!
Coffee Garner – http://www.myspace.com/coffeegarner
Every now and again I stumble across a page like this, hardly any info but excellent tracks. All I can really tell you bout Coffee Garner is that he is from Switzerland and he makes funky experimental lounge tracks. It’s pretty exotic stuff by all accounts, lots of bizarre samples mashed together to make smooth tracks. I swear Exotic Pet uses a sample from a Blondie track, have a listen and let me know if you agree. I simply love the track What Kinda, with it’s 1930s style jazz samples. Coffee Garner seems to have a good grip on all things experimental, I want to hear more!
K’bonus – http://www.myspace.com/kbonusmusic
Bruno Truyens is K’bonus, one funky mother from Belgium. He specialises in a freestyle funk sound, and if nothing else he’ll get your head nodding and your foot tapping. There are four tracks currently on his page, all pretty damn funky, although it was actually the more mellow PutPeew that grabbed my attention. Like a throw back from funky days gone by, K’bonus is surely a master of the funk arts. Give it a listen, I’m sure you’ll like it.
So, five pages more slanted towards the electronic variety this week, it’s all good and I’m sure we’ll see some different genres next week – so save your tears rock fans! Please DO take the time to explore each of this week’s pages and leave them some feedback – don’t forget to let me know what you think, too!