14 Sep 2013

Our email traffic with AL_X

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We haven’t recevied any news in the last two months from Manchester’s electronica hero AL_X (a.k.a Alex Dunford) and we decided the ring his bell. We started the conversation in a funny way, making a reference to another Alex who is a sexy female indie pop singer (written as AL-X).

 

alex1aI think we succeded in making him laugh and he replied immediately.

alex2We have been prepairing a big suprise for him but this is a secret. If you are following this blog you will somehow learn it (in the near future).

alex3Than we learn that he also has a suprise for us!

alex4And this is how this coversation got into the blog.

alex5And he agreed.

alex6♫ It’s not difficult to guess what his 22 track suprise is but our suprise for him will be kept as secret for a while. For this time, you can have a listen to AL_X’s debut album which is also full of suprises.

 

20 Feb 2012

Indie / Electro-pop band KRAPP release their debut, A Void On A Cradle

KRAPP’s debut “A Void On A Cradle” is a twelve pieces collection swings between surrealistic tales and non-sense joke, electronica and experimentalism.

indie band krappKrapp is an interesting band from France. Imagine your kitchen plenty of ingredients, but all recipes you’ve tried are boring and you want to taste something new. Krapp’s songs are results of this culinary-chemical experimentation. You can hear bits and pieces reminding jazz, rock, electro, pop, classical music. But the idea was not to fit in a category, but to explore, to experiment with sounds and create an original musical universe.

Krapp enjoys using non binary rhythms and dissonant melodies. Drums are replaced by the chirping of crickets, or the crack of opening a can of coke. There is no limit in this sense in the music of Krapp. Lyrics can remind surrealist modern tales or non-sense jokes. All is fine as long as the word suits the music and evokes different meanings and feelings.

Kevin Brosse (alias Mr K. ,bassist, lyricist and singer in many bands as ENGINe, Krabben in Lake, Out of Focus…) and Olga Svobodova (singer and saxophonist in Zel Wel, Strvfkjrb Beitobovitsch and Olgoj Korkoj) work on Krapp since 2008, sometimes helped by Naxoprods’ musicians such as Cédric Bouvet (sax from heraclite), Elodie Nicolas (multi-instrumentalist and fine artist), Florent Garnaud (guitar from Flying Penguins and wateringcan) who performed on the album.

Recommended if you like: Björk, The Knife, Fever Ray,CocoRosieGoldfrapp, Zu, Portishead, David Sylvian, Alain Bashung, Bela Bartok, 31 Knots, Bat for Lashes, Soap&Skin, Emilie Simon, Matmos, Patrick Wolf, PeachesVive la Fête, Röyksopp, Ladytron, Imogen Heap, Zola Jesus

indie album by Krapp
Fluttery Records is an independent record label focusing on Post-rockAmbientExperimentalElectronicModern Classical music. All label releases can be streamed free on the label website. The album is available on major music download stores like Itunes, Bandcamp, AmazonMP3, Napster and eMusic. The CD can be purchased from the Fluttery Records website.

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