"There is so much groovy music here..." WHERE TO START???

I recommend to
start with the HLFP-Samplers (especially HLFP 04).
Here you will come to know many of the bands/musicians featured in this blog. If you like what you hear, you may check out more of their music later on.
(You may also click on the picture on the sidebar and you will find the original post with download links.)

There is also a "FOCUS ON..." section. Here you will find albums that in my opinion are absolutely great (***** = "five-stars-recordings") and that are essential listening and strongly recommended for download.

Please don't send me any more music submissions

and emails until further announcement!

I TRY to RE-UP some stuff that has been down from time to

time, but I still don't have enough time to

listen to/post much new stuff.


IMPRESSUM: see here!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Andrew Bland and Steve Logel - Zonohedra (US 2007)

ZONOHEDRA was a project of Andrew Bland and Steve Logel concentrating on atmospheric instrumental sounds and quite relaxing ambient collages. A true home-recording, all tracks were recorded in Andrew's basement (Temple, GA).

"... makes for fine background music on a rainy afternoon or late at night. Andrew apparently liked the use of the MicroKorg from PAPER FENCES and brought in a few vintage synths to flesh out the all-instrumental disc. I tend to enjoy the more percussive tracks like 'Alkaline', 'Solstice', and 
'Whisper Forth' most."
(Dr. Schluss, on whose blog this musical diamond was posted first)

Great instrumental album, that sometimes reminds me of early post rockers TORTOISE ('Cytoplasm'), with the repetitious bassline and synth-sounds very much to the fore but never getting too excited... Cool smooth over-all atmosphere, sometimes getting more sinister.

Check also out ANDREW BLAND's web page here.

(mp3-zip, 10 tracks, 56 min)
Get it here.

All songs  - of course - copyright 2007 Andrew Bland (c).


RevRev said...

Quite beautiful! It undulates its way through one's mind. I have listened twice, back to back, and it seems to take no time at all. This is on my favorite list, which these days seems composed of music from your blog. Thanks for everything!

mike-floyd said...

Thanks for your kind words again, revrev. You're almost making me blush...

All thanks goes of course to the musicians who are so kind to contribute to this blog by allowing me to post their stuff!

Enjoy the sounds! And thanks for commenting. It's always nice to have some feedback.