Endless horizons and barren wastelands. Ambient washes and pulsing glitch rhythms. Pretty chords with sad melodies, quiet polaroids with red-eye distortion. Lullabies and alien distress signals. I ANARCHIST is Moon Fear Moon‘s second EP on QED Records, and yet another intricately constructed musical object, meant to be hungrily consumed and proudly displayed at the same time.
MOON FEAR MOON is John Sobrepena on laptop, brandishing Propellerheads Reason 3.0 to fend off the coming darkness.
FILE UNDER: IDM, ambient downtempo, glitch, Intelligent Drone Music, less bored than the Boards of Canada DETAILS: 5 MP3s at 128 kbps, 44.1khz stereo. DOWNLOAD: Get the EP as a ZIP FILE (21.5 MB)– via Mediafire | Individual tracks after the jump STREAM:
Farsight is a collection of 6 abstract, plastic, IDM tunes which despite its machinelike origin and process of creation, exudes a soothing warmth which points to a human originator. Expect to be lulled by the hypnotic programmed percussion and the bleeping soundwaves. This is scientific IDM that aint schizophrenic, composed and created by one man, using a laptop running REASON software, and a mouse to draw the notes in. Moon Fear Moon is John Sobrepeña.
FILE UNDER: IDM, glitch, more introspective than Plone, warmer than Squarepusher DETAILS: 6 MP3s, encoded at: 128 kbps. 44.1kHz stereo.| Released: January 15, 2005. DOWNLOAD: Get the EP as a ZIP FILE (30.2 MB) – Archive.org | Individual tracks after the jump
[QD-4207] : SCORPHIUS : Progression Is The Motion (EP)
On the 5-track EP Progression Is The Motion, expect the sound of gongs, buzzing, soft female voices, creepy metallic synths, coughing, speaking men, and hypnotic percussive rhythms. These are future tribal sounds meant for some cyborg coming-of-age ritual. This is menacing music with a nod towards ethnic Philippine ethnic rhythms, crafted by a hermetic Philippine producer who only converses via email.
On his bio, he writes: Scorphius currently works as a professional freelance mascot by day and “magbabalot” by night. He also plays banduria for NCB (Non-Conformist Bastards), a brutal chacha metal band.
FILE UNDER: IDM, glitch, drum n bass, ambient, cranial music, brain funk, ethnic digitalia. DETAILS: 192 kbps. 44.1kHz stereo | Released: August 27, 2004. DOWNLOAD: Get the EP as a ZIP FILE | Individual tracks after the jump
Paper Scratcher is Jonathan Roy Galve, an independent Philippine electronica musician using FL Studio to create alien soundscapes. “As Time Goes Back” is an IDM-esque reflection filled with polyrhythmic multilayered madness, and is one of his first published works. He counts among his influences Eat Static, Telefon Tel Aviv, Squarepusher, Roni Size, Pink Floyd, and world music.