#Weatnu Records YEAR ONE compilation Tracks 1 to 16



With the release of the #WeatnuRecords 'Year One' compilation, I wanted to do a quick (for a 74 track album) run through of the tracks.
I'll be posting a few of these over next week or two, as there's a lot of material to write about, even if only briefest of descriptions are given. It's been a pleasure hearing all I have so far, and am very happy to have one of my own noisy offerings as part of it.
(Links to album and artist twitter accounts at end of article)

Tracks 1 to 16
Opening with Clayfeet 'Good Night Friend' the compilation kicks off with an uplifting instrumental, equal parts electronics and big beat, entering into Anodic8 'Revelation' darker techno vibes bleed into a solid beat with a feel not far removed from some of Gary numans recent offerings.

1912 takes us time travelling into 80's synthpop territory with 'Timing will keep us apart forever' love the arpeggios and funky guitars! Swooshy synthpads vocoded phrases guide this track along, somehow fitting that it is followed by the down tempo offering 'if I could' by Austeya, bringing the listener back to earth in the modern day. A melancholy vibed love song, "you're the only thing that shines bright".

Already having passed through 4 different genres/vibes, we are onto the experimental ambient electronic sounds of 'Parashoots' by Almark, ethereal synths and moody reflection, I adore the spoken word samples on the track, "they don't do that anymore... "

Ethnic percussion and choral pads introduce us to the ambient world music sounds of Akiba Jonze's 'Realm of Rain' a calming meditative journey into the wilds. Beautiful guitar and chimes!
Which is in complete contrast to the cityscape noise of Alphastare's track, 'Stairs to the inside out' though in some ways the tracks are similar in their journey, pulsing along at a steady reflective pace, with the ambience of their own environments.
The fabulous duo known as Meter Bridge bring us gently back into song with the track 'Don't forget to breathe', moody with its melodies, a song for candle lit rooms and intimacies... As far I'm concerned anyway ;P

Now, onto Amniotic, 'Bacteria', very danceable electronica! Funky cinematic string rushes, a proper night time driving track!
Andrulian's 'The Twilight Sea' gives us almost 9 minutes of a blippy, squelchy, swooshy soundscape to navigate, beautiful, kind of chilled yet a teeny bit tense and creepy at times... I love it!
On with track 11, Ashleigh Antaloni, 'Blank Face' creepiest 'out there' trip-hop like track I've heard in ages! Beautifully creepycool! Awesome twinkling musicbox melodies.
Another tune immediately contrasting its predecessor, Adryelle's very housey vibed 'Deep blue water' awesome vocals and bassline! (Featuring StarBoy)

Bare island's 'Solar' fades into existence with a number of perfectly reverb soaked sounds and a luscious bass.
Percussive elements dropping in adding support to the bass, brilliantly moody, the lead guitar part (if not an overdrive effected synth) has a lot of soul to it. Really wish the track was a little longer...
Another more energetic pick up, Beefus B 'Dreams of a night market' middle eastern vibes with some jazzy percussion and blippy techno noise.

Following Beefus B, a favourite of mine, Belial Pelegrim, and the track 'Alice Warlock' one of Belial's whirring percussion led tracks with a warbly gliding bass,ambient textures and quirky melodies rising and falling in the mix. 

Swooshy synths glide in, bringing BvsMV (Bicycle versus Motor-Vehicle) into play. Upbeat experimental synth led sounds take the listener for a wonderous journey with 'We've come so far (to new beginnings)'.

Next posting... soonish, enjoy the music. - Jessica Pink.

Twitter List
Clayfeet = @Clayfeet_band
Anodic8 = @Anodic8
1912 = @1912official
Austeya = @AusteyaMusic
Almark = @SynthoElectro
Akiba Jonze = @akibajonze
Alphastare = @alphastare1
Meter Bridge = @MeterBridge357 and also @Meter_Bridge
Amniotic = @amnioticsound
Andrulian = @andrulianblog
Ashleigh Antaloni = @lunarleaks
Adryelle = @AdryeIIe
Bare Island = @Bare_Island
Beefus B = @BeefusB
Belial Pelegrim = @pelegrim
BvsMV = @bvsmv_music

Available via Bandcamp = Weatnu Records - Year One
and from Baboom = Weatnu Records - Year One

Comments

  1. Cheers! Thanks for taking the time to write about it!

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    1. its all cool stuff! so far gotten to track 34. inbetween other things =)

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  2. I liked the first one, which kind of surprised me because I'm not usually fond of this sort of music. I did have to skip Bacteria, but I'll work my way through the rest of them just out of curiosity.

    Nice to see you posting again, Jessica. :)

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    1. hello! it is nice to be back at it!
      next few posts will likely be just a run through of the rest of this monstrous compilations tracks! 74!
      just 'liked' your page on facebook the other day. =)
      rather like the look of the "bread" you made. all swirly and stuff!
      guessing it is as good taste wise as looks =)
      enjoy the journey with the music, there are a lot of different genres/styles on it!

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