January 25, 2011

Artist of the Day: Outputmessage

Outputmessage is Bernard Farley: A vocalist, producer, DJ, record label owner, and math nerd who currently calls Washington, DC home. Starting out as an IDM producer while working on a master’s degree in mathematics, Farley saw his first music release on the esteemed Ghostly International label at the young age of 20. Receiving praise from the likes of URB and Pitchfork for his unusually melodic and catchy brand of IDM, Farley has since gone on to expand his sound to include his own vocals as well as elements of pop and electro. In 2010, Farley released his second album, Autonomous, a set of 12 uplifting pop songs (Last.fm, 2011). 

You can listen to Outputmessage's music at:

Released Albums:
Outputmessage - Oneiros
Outputmessage - Nebulae
Outputmessage - Autonomous
Outputmessage - Resurface EP

(2011). Outputmessage. Last.fm. Retrieved from http://www.last.fm/music/Outputmessage

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January 24, 2011

Artist of the Day: Melodium

The man behind Melodium is Laurent Girard. He was born in 1975 and lives in Angers, France.

In 1999, he contacts the label Tugboat to ask for a cd of one of their bands, Isan. At the same time, he sends some of his own compositions, and receives a kind reply from Glen Johnson telling him to send him other tracks.
Glen Johnson sent then the tape to a friend label, Static Caravan, who released his 7” called “Rhythmil” (Last.fm, 2011).

You can listen Melodium's music at:

Released Albums:
Melodium - QuietNoiseArea
Melodium - A Slight Difference in the Air Pressure
Melodium - Anaemia
Melodium - La Tet Qui Flotte
Melodium - When I Was Young...
Melodium - Flacana Flacana
Melodium - Music For Invisible People
Melodium - There is Something in the Universe
Melodium - Tracks From the Past
Melodium - Vilnius
Melodium - Cerebro Spin
Melodium - My Mind is Falling to Pieces
Melodium - Lullabies for Adults
Melodium - Palimpse
Melodium - Petit Jama
Melodium - Parthenay EP
Melodium - Hum Hum and Bla Bla EP

(2011). Melodium. Last.fm. Retrieved from http://www.last.fm/music/Melodium

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January 23, 2011

Artist of the Day: Retic

Retic was formed in 1973 (Indianapolis, USA) by a chance encounter and subsequent love-spawning of both his parents. The result was a fully-formed being (Douglas Teike) who began to show interest in all things musical from a very early age. Early compositions committed to cassette tape were rhythmic in nature and it was soon apparent that drums and percussion were his major fascination. In addition, he began to experiment with synthesizers and other sundry keyboard instruments from about age 10 onwards. After a brief stint mastering the baritone at age 12, Douglas moved on to percussion and was involved in several groups, academic and otherwise. These groups included high school jazz band, marching band, a metal band in college and playing bass for an alternative rock group called THE MULLIGRUBS.

His college curriculum consisted of music theory and composition, as well as the technical stuff: Recording, computer music, acoustics, C-sound, Max. This was a launching point for the creation of sequenced, computer-based music. After an extended period creating several works that were never officially released to the public, Douglas self-released 2 discs in 2007. They are SATURN DAY TRAJECTORY and Saturn’s sister release, an ambient work called COLOR IS A WEIRD WORD. His 3rd LP, SOMNOLENT MASSIVE was released in early 2009 (Last.fm, 2011).

You can listen to Retic's music at:

Released Albums:
Retic - Color is a Weird Word
Retic - Saturn Day Trajectory
Retic - Somnolent Massive

(2011). Retic. Last.fm. Retrieved from http://www.last.fm/music/Retic

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January 22, 2011

Artist of the Day: DJ Harry

While New York and Los Angeles are looked to for the latest trends in electronic dance music, there is formidable action bubbling in the vicinity of Boulder, Colorado. This is where longstanding DJ and producer DJ Harry resides and from where he has been steadily and reliably creating enticing sounds. Drawing as much from futuristic elements of house music as from traditional music sources, DJ Harry’s approach has the accessible sensibility to appeal to a wide range of listeners at the same time keeping its dance floor roots (Last.fm, 2011). 

You can listen to Dj Harry's music at:

Released Albums:
Dj Harry - The String Cheese Remix Project
Dj Harry - Collison

(2011). Dj Harry. Last.fm. Retrieved from http://www.last.fm/music/DJ+Harry

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January 21, 2011

Artist of the Day: Nautilis

Nautilis is Skyler McGlothlin (a.k.a. Malcom Kipe). He has released 2 full length Nautilis albums for record label Planet Mu, ranging from ambient electronica to IDM to abstract hip hop.

Malcom Kipe’s “Lit” and “Breakspiracy Theories” were released by m3rck and featured a more prominent hip hop, bearing some similarities to Prefuse 73 (Last.fm,2011). 

You can listen to Nautilis' music at:

Released Albums:
Nautilis - Are You an Axolotl
Nautilis - Sketches

(2011). Nautilis. Last.fm. Retrieved from http://www.last.fm/music/Nautilis

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