What happened?

Posted by Indie Music Finds | Posted in Charlie O'Shea, Independent Music Finds | Posted on 18-06-2014

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My apologies but as you can probably see this site is longer being updated. If you’d like to see what the former writer is up to now then check out Homeli, a rather splendacious design blog.

Kool A.D. – Dum Diary (Video + MP3 Instructions)

Posted by Indie Music Finds | Posted in Charlie O'Shea, Hip Hop, Independent Music Finds, Other | Posted on 17-05-2013

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Pretty old news by now seeing as it was first uploaded well over a year ago but this track/video/rap/monologue by Kool A.D. (formerly of Das Racist fame) deserves some serious appreciation. Unbelievably it currently has just 42,000 views on Youtube meaning that most Kool A.D. and Das Racist fans haven’t even heard it yet.

Why have I waited till now to post it? Well like lots of other Kool A.D. fans, I was quite dismayed that this nigh-on 10 minute freestyle wasn’t included in either the 51, 63 or 19 mixtapes nor released as a stand alone track. I’ve spent the best part of a year occasionally scanning the net for an mp3 of reasonable quality when suddenly it popped up on the popular music streaming service Grooveshark. You didn’t hear it from me but there is a piece of software you’ll find with a bit of Googling that works on both Windows and Mac that downloads mp3s from Grooveshark and will allow you to keep this track at the relatively glorious bitrate of 192kbps. Enjoy.

Found a way to get 320kbps or better? Please leave details in the comments.

imagineIAM EP

Posted by Indie Music Finds | Posted in Charlie O'Shea, Other | Posted on 10-08-2012

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A revisit from imagineIAM who we featured briefly back in 2009, Chad Faulk is back with a 5 track EP accompanied by his band as they reinterpret his unique, manic percussive solo style. There’s a fascinating blend of styles in this EP as Chad’s self taught approach to percussion and composing met with Carolyn Scalfano’s classical pianist background who helped carry his unclassifiable personal style to its full potential in a 5 piece band. The song Exacto Kiss is back from his earlier release Merry Go Round in a reformatted full band version with even more drive and intensity than before.

The 5 track imagineIAM EP can be purchased through bandcamp for a minimum of $5 in FLAC or MP3 320kbps (get the FLAC). You can also listen to some of the earlier imagineIAM solo tracks here.

imagineIAM EP

SchnAAk – Cool Drink Town EP

Posted by Indie Music Finds | Posted in Charlie O'Shea, Electro, Independent Music Finds, Other, Rock | Posted on 26-05-2012

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SchnAAk are one of the most interesting acts I’ve come across for a while. The duo from Berlin, Josen Döpping and Mathias Jähnig, create an extraordinary infusion of math rock, jazz and analogue electro that is laid out in a kind of ordered chaos. Their music is largely instrumental and has evolved dramatically since their previous releases: ‘women on ships are bad luck’ a 5 track EP recorded live back in 2009 and their 2011 full length album ‘Wake up Colossus’.

There’s a stronger emphasis on electronic music in the Cool Drink Town EP through the way SchnAAk replicate electronic through analogue instruments in a similar style to Radiohead. Word on the street is that SchnAAk’s next EP, scheduled for release later in 2012, will explore this area further

You can buy the Cool Drink Town EP through bandcamp for just €4/$5 along with their earlier releases women on ships are bad luck and Wake up Colossus for €4 and €7 respectively. There’s also a video for the first track on this EP ‘stampfus’ on its way that was filmed while the duo were in Namibia.

Silent Rider – The Radiohead Remixes

Posted by Indie Music Finds | Posted in Charlie O'Shea, Electro, Independent Music Finds, Other | Posted on 16-05-2012

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Silent Rider, a downtempo producer from Brooklyn has recently released two Radiohead remixes. Both the tracks, Nude and Reckoner are taken from Radiohead’s 2007 album ‘In Rainbows’. Silent Rider has been featured on Indie Music Finds previously with the video to his track I Was a Bomb last year.

The Radiohead Remixes are being given away as free downloads through Silent Rider’s Soundcloud (see above) and through Silent Rider’s own website here.