Modeselektor – The Dark Side Of The Sun

September 4, 2009

Modeselektor is pretty hard to pin down, genre-wise. They’ve been called everything from glitch-hop (you take that back!!) and IDM, to “bassbin-blowing techno hop dubstep core”, whatever that means. The name doesn’t really matter though, as you bop along to their twitchy, stuttering, intricately detailed and dancy music. They, Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary of Germany, have an incredible amount of geeky, techy fun creating this music, and it shines through in the crazy glitchy editing, balls-out beats and quirky melodies.

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Amorphis – Towards And Against

September 2, 2009

Today’s MSMOTD Amorphis – Towards And Against (buy this song) There is so much good music coming out of Finland these days, especially in terms of melodic metal.  Bands like Nightwish, Stratovarius, HIM, Apocalyptica (rock/metal done by electric cello!), Children of Bodom, Turisas, Sonata Arctica etc etc.  It’s not limited to metal, as Finland also [...]

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Swollen Members – Blackout

August 28, 2009

Swollen Members, an underground hip-hop/rap group from Vancouver, Canada, have been releasing dark and brooding music for 10 years now. Each of their albums has won best Rap recording at the Canadian Juno awards, and they are definitely the most successful Canadian rap outfit. With lyrics that incorporate references to mythology and dexterous wordplay, Swollen Members is definitely worth checking out, even for those who don’t normally enjoy rap/hip-hop.

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