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I AM CORRUGATED – Altsounds.com Review

IS888Dance music seems to be in flux these days. Yes, dance music is probably as popular as ever, but it has never really stationed itself in the mainstream. The truly innovative dance music remains underground, and perhaps always will. Dance albums seem to becoming a rare thing these days. With the rise of the digital realm, EP’s seem the way of the future. Little nuggets of creativity hat can be bought easily and cheaply. Surprising then, that a mainly underground producer from Ireland had released a long player that was starting to receive rave reviews from some dance music heavyweights. It did dawn on me that perhaps a self styled marketing wheel was in full flow….surely the album couldn’t live up to the hype?

Simply put, it does. I am sure long nights, days and months were put into its creation, and the results show it. Definitely not a mainstream club album, this is one for the long drive up north, the way back home from the latest head cleansing gig, or even in your house as you stoke up the fire. It may not be the album that gets the party crawling on the ceiling, but it is definitely the one that can get the blood running a little smoother, or the head cooled gently, on the long road home to sobriety.

The stand out track, Careful What you Wish For, currently offered free from www.seedyr.com, is a perfectly constructed piece of music. From the humorous, yet socially adept intro, to the way in which the track floats along, nestled on a bed of crisply produced strings and deep, driving percussive elements.
Don’t be fooled into thinking this album is a one hit wonder, it’s not. You may feel that the strings are perhaps too dominant throughout the album, but on listening, it becomes obvious that this is what Edwin wanted. This album is a departure from his more Electro orientated first album, We Are Electronix, and moves into the realm of true, deep, emotional House music. It is an album that combines the organic with the synthetic in a way that is not commercial, un-classy or clustered. It is a testament to the creativity which lurks in Ireland at the moment and a testament to the rising star that is Corrugated Tunnel.

Altsounds.com //  The Dance Album Review by Robin Renwick

Corrugated TunnelAdded by: Corrugated Tunnel | 21st February 2009 Leave a comment!

Lullaby for a Nightmare

tomi-chair-lullabyTomi Chair’s new E.P Lullaby for a Nightmare (Nano 52) will be released by Nice & Nasty on the 23rd of February.

It features a range of remixes from Vakama, Lackluster, Clive Kells, Andrew Duke and a heavy hitting, up tempo, old school remix from Invisible Agent artist Warren Daly.

Be sure to check it out.

Invisible AgentAdded by: Invisible Agent | 19th January 2009 Leave a comment!

Tag… your on!

The pain and suffering of tagging your Music collection is finally over.

EasyTag is a peice of software that can tag, search the CD DataBase and write playlists. It contains many more features and is available for a multitude of Operating Systems. Did I mention it´s free?

Warren DalyAdded by: Warren Daly | 18th January 2009 Leave a comment!

Stuck in the middle?

logo6 Online Music Stores: While some users are split between pay per track versus subscription services, there is a third option which I am not sure what to make of.

More shops like LaLa are popping up.  Their approach is “Get the web song (unlimited online plays) for 10 cents, or the MP3 download for 79 cents more”. Maybe because I am in a Wi-fi black hole everywhere I go:-) even so, why should I pay 10 cents to listen to a track?  I fail to see how a service like this exists – especially since there are thousands of free full length tracks available to play on LastFM and the likes of MySpace. A high percentage of these are also available for free download. Invisible Agent have a number of Free Tracks and EPs available on LastFM – so head over there now.

What baffles me even more, certain large online music stores do not offer full, DRM-free downloads. I was under the impression that DRM died a death years ago… Maybe I need to buy a Zune and live in a Wifi zone! All comments are welcome, let us know if you use a subscription service or not…

Invisible AgentAdded by: Invisible Agent | 16th January 2009 1 Comment

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