URBN SHMN - The Zenith
Shelled Tapes is back with another release, this one is URBN SHMN - The Zenith
He describes the tape as it being a "Zenith" because we are living thru a culminating point in time. The intention is for music to help take us to a "Zenith" (highest point reached in the heavens by a celestial body) consciously & spiritually.
Tape comes in at 30 minutes & is a dope bridge of Lo-Fi & Hi-Fi characteristics wrapped around head-noddin' beats!
Beautiful Artwork by Audrey Gatewood (Instagram) & thnx too ZEROSYSTEM from In The Loop Radio for the edits & kiss labels
Cinturon Negro - Mushin No Shin
"Mushin No Shin" means the mind without the mind.
This term is often used in martial arts and is deeply represented in this recording, as most of Cinturon Negro's work, with the least mental interference, because the Chilean producer's approach to music has always been spontaneous and spiritual, not technical or intellectual. What we get here is definitely an session with its own. Almost 60 minutes of Chilean cult sampling from old VHS tapes, experimental beats, bleeps and noises trying to find their way into Cosmos, pushing the hardware to their limits.
Korg Microsampler, Roland sp555, Ableton Live, Vhs Player, Tape Player, Yamaha Su-200
You can Purchase the cassette tape or digital release from Nekubi Tapes on BandCamp
.:mind//capsule:. - :: . 1999 ::
In the mndshp for another adventure, sit back, relax and enjoy the vibrations from various locations of this floating rock. have a great weekend! - .:mind//capsule:. (mc012) artwork by kahsun
Purchase .:mind//capsule:. - :: . 1999 :: on BandCamp
Summer '18 is out take a listen go cop it do what you do - .theo "波"
Listen to .theo "波" - Summer '18 on BandCamp
No samples. No computer. Triton Le, Rhodes, Microkorg, SP-404SX, Zoom R8, Sweat, Love. Boogie. Download for free or Purchase GORDY MICHAEL - Boogieman
Black Super Hero Musik - Vol. 1: Issue #1
reviewed by ZEROSYSTEM
A few days ago, a good friend of mine and Producer Curtis Metcalf made a post on Facebook asking for people to post links to their latest BandCamp projects and I figured I'd keep a look out for some stand out tapes to feature on the blog but I wasn't expecting this.
Enter: Black Super Hero Musik, a joint project between Jamal STEELE & EFAYEME. I can think of only a few times in my life that I lost composure listening to an album and this is one of them. Back in the 90's I was a comic and hip-hop head so to be able to hear golden era style production with top notch lyricism from emcees keenly aware of the subject material made me take note. So much so that I listened to this 3 track EP for the rest of the day wondering how were they able to capture the characters so well in sonic form.
Issue #1 starts with T'Challa, a lounge style track with Jamal STEELE & EFAYEME tag teaming it like Camp Lo in their prime. Next up is the silky smooth Ororo Munroe which production wise has some of the sickest drums I've heard this year. Carl Lucas ends the EP exactly the way Power Man would do it, a right hook to the jaw. I could go into a little more depth but I'd rather you experience them for yourself. Press play and experience what it's like to go from Wakanda to New York in 11 minutes.
.eric.champloo. - .LOVE.MAD.CRUEL.
reviewed by ZEROSYSTEM
Just a quick note about this tape, it's almost like teenage love. I got a lot of good and nervous energy listening to it not knowing what to expect after the next track and that is sorely missing in today's beat tapes.
One of the standout tracks on .LOVE.MAD.CRUEL. (which was SoundCloud only) was .let.you.know.remix. Now I got to be a little bias here, I've always loved that sample but the way it was flipped really did it justice so I wish that he included it on the BandCamp tape. .norfolk.beach. on the other hand changes the energy up with a soulful beat over an Busta Rhymes acapella keeping it smooth as sippin' whiskey.
All in all .eric.champloo. put together a solid beat tape that anyone would be proud to have in their collection so check it out and if you can dig it cop it.
Purchase .LOVE.MAD.CRUEL. on BandCamp
Lé Real 現実 - I'll Be Alright w/ xfruge
I haven’t felt my pulse since ‘02
I haven’t been myself since ‘16
And for that there’s so many bullets I owe you
The old me would turn our DMs to a crime scene
And there’s many more bullets that I owe all of them
But now I walk a different path, I never follow them
Cuz I know that the road leads
To a forest where the soul bleeds
That’s where the red fern grows
The love is high so it’ll combat the lows
Colder and colder, my skin grows
The map my skin shows
Receives an additional line
That’s why this year I decided to alter mine
A semi-melancholy odyssey
Cuz I’m becoming everything I thought I’d never be
Look in the mirror, there’s a person I cannot I
But it’s ok imma be alright
It’s ok imma be alright
Imma be alright
Blinded by the apathy but still ain’t lost my
Propaganda & Mathematics
into the pine.
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