Your mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open. ~ Frank Zappa
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Im a musician from Denver
What I post will never be the same as the last
Music should never be about what is trendy.
Music should be about what is INSPIRED and ARTFUL.
I urge you to broaden your horizons
and find beauty in something you might not be used to..
CELESTIAL TRAX ☂ BLOCK X
~dancing ziggurats made of diamonds and ice~
Timid Smoke featuring Alice Nightingale ☂ Encrypted Clouds
~ a candlelight vigil with molotov cocktails ~
So this evening I present to you the first single of my Trip-Hop project for which I’m going under the name Timid Smoke. It’s my personal pseudonym as well as collaborator name in the beatmaker collective my old bandmate and I started called
A while back I just honestly felt like a resurgence needed to happen in trip-hop, aka the music that first got me into electronic music. It remains as dignified, artful, thought provoking, soulful and seductive as it ever was so I say BRING IT THE FUCK BACK.
"Encrypted Clouds" features the vocal stylings of my lovely and relatively new friend Alice Nightingale.
Alice and I have never met before, this collaboration was purely digital in nature but it was a pleasure to work with her and our common ground on modern social issues/injustices and politics really made the political undercurrent of this song come alive for the both of us.
I believe it’s a very complimentary aspect for hip-hop (trip-hop in particular) to emphasize a socio-political message that can really speak to those who are interested enough to listen. I do not wish to preach to people, merely inspire and unite them with an underlying message beneath the music not on top of it.
Id prefer a message to be the canvas beneath the paint.
in the current state of the US I believe more and more people are gravitating towards the colder reality of the nature of our government than that of many of our parents generation (even those who grew up in the 60s). Activism is not simply sliming your way into a voting booth and continuing to buy into a two party system entirely controlled by corporations or perhaps making phone calls or handing out bumper stickers for a candidate if you’re feeling particularly patriotic.
The point that I’m trying to make is that if you are thankful or the freedoms you have in this country then you should do what needs to be done to maintain that more of those freedoms don’t start disappearing in the very very near future.
Oh, and as for the Lunar Sea beat collective thing; check out a collab recording between my old bandmate Tyler and I that was recorded at rehearsal last summer while it was pouring rain outside.
Current working title is “Oscillating Eye”
Anyways, if you dig this stuff I’d be much obliged if you reblogged or shared it with others, feel free to, leave some comments on the soundcloud file or follow me on there. :)
There will be a bandcamp for Timid Smoke soon as well <3
Alina Baraz & Galimatias ☂ Make you feel
~the colder the night the warmer the embrace~
Be Forest ☂ Colours
~You are my spirit animal~
Sparkling Bits ☂ Drowning Dervish
~The glistening future is here but the spirits of the ecstatic old world still roam the hills~
Edamame x Big Jackson ☂ Holdin Me
~sweating in the cold city rain~
Strange Fires is going into visuals/audio only mode for a while. So you’ll still get music and whatnot just no more articles for a bit. I’m in the process of moving, as well as trying to finish multiple albums and prepare blog singles for my following music projects.
Shadows Tranquil (psychedelic shoegaze) Full Length LP Celestial Bedrooms
Timid Smoke (trip-hop/downtempo, psychedelic hip-hop) part of Lunar Sea
Erasable Children (post-punk, darkwave, noise) 2 tracks from the untitled EP
Dystopian Bookends (instrumental art-rock, post-rock) EP Pillows of Moss
Temple of Datura (atmospheric depressive black metal) EP entitled
Acres of Deseased Trees
plus a few more secrets to come <3 Doran ☂
Be Forest ☂ Captured Heart
~Dancing with wolves~
Starting your week off with a new track from my lovely talented friends from Italy, who also happened to be one of my favorite bands..
Be Forest. The shoegaze/post-punk act has a new bandmember and a new finished LP on the horizon, “Captured Heart” is the debut single from the new record called Earthbeat. The new record and Be Forest's debut LP Cold seem to be a yin and yang of eachother in terms of vibe and temperature. While Cold is dark, frigid and spooky, Earthbeat gears up to be warm and full of sun shaded by a massive canopy as well as blossoming with just as much talent as the band has ever had; if not more.
I’ve said it before and I will say it again. This band is unbelievably amazing and a force to be reckoned with and the USA still has no idea what they are missing. On one hand it’s wonderful that I can still call this band “my thing” in terms of personal taste but they really do deserve to succeed and crossover into our music scene so if you dig what you hear please listen to more and show your friends :)
Go ‘like’ the Be Forest facebook and please please for your own sake, check out their fantastic debut record Cold on bandcamp