Friday, June 4, 2010
just a quick post about a site and some sounds i've wanted to mention for a while. for those who haven't discovered it yet, pontone is fantastic little corner of the net for finding out more about some really interesting and worthwhile sounds. unlike so many sites (this one included) that are geared around guest mixes, pontone's defining feature is a series of mixtapes they curate exploring a range of different sounds. it is definitely worth having a dig through the archives and checking out the impressive selection they've put together. what i want to highlight in particular is the 'spectral cassettes' series pontone has compiled. for those of you without a cassette player and an eye for obscure labels and limited run releases (like myself), this is the perfect introduction to a particular sound that is only just beginning to reach the surface, with emeralds and oneohtrix point never both releasing albums on editions mego this year. not sure how to properly describe this music, but synths, drones, strong krautrock influences and dreamy ambiance all stuck together to create something pretty magical. give these fantastic mixtapes from pontone a listen to get a feel for what i mean:
pontone - spectral cassettes mixtape vol. 2
pontone - spectral cassettes mixtape vol. 3
pontone - spectral cassettes mixtape vol. 4
[vol. 1 appears to be down.]
also, if you are keen for more, check this short, but very dreamy and beautiful cut from oneohtrix point never on rare frequency radio.
i'd definitely encourage you to give these sounds a go. dave the silent ssg put me onto about half a year ago and i have found that these really fit with where my head has been going. enjoy...