Tuesday, January 24, 2012

NEW HOME :: mostlyplz.blogspot.com

new design and home fr the blog. I'll prolly keep this version up fr a while but please update yr various wiring to point at http://mostlyplz.blogspot.com

Saturday, June 25, 2011

V & THE NICOTINE MACHINE - Indigo Children

V & The Nicotine Machine - Indigo Children

Indigo Children by v. & the NICOTINE MACHINE

This gorgeous track by V & the Nicotine Machine begins as a mournful dirge on the recklessness of youth in a small town before triumphantly switching gears and moving on. "I'm feeling just fine." Dig

Artwork by Akshully/Cassie McCarthy

Monday, June 20, 2011

Dizzy Dearest - Capture Me

Art by Akshully (Cassie McCarthy)

Capture Me by Dizzy Dearest

Just recently got introduced to Dizzy Dearest (Lansing Area)'s music and I was truly floored. This track opens with woozily blissed out synths and the vocals and the rest of the instrumentation elevate the track higher and higher as the song progress like a kaleidoscopic strobing hot air balloon. Dizzy Dearest has a truly unique sound blending elements of dayglo folk, dream pop, shoegaze, and indie rock. Highly recommend checking everything on their soundcloud.

Also there's a new addition to the Mostly Pleasant staff! New blog posts will be accompanied by the amazing artwork of Lansing/Mount Pleasant based artistCassie McCarthy

art by Akshully/Cassie McCarthy, Dizzy Dearest, dream pop, indie, Michigan electronic, Mostly Pleasant, psychedelic, synthy dayglo folk

We have a new artist! Cassie McCarthy

New music posts on the Mostly Pleasant Blog will now be accompanied by original artwork from Cassie McCarthy! She works in a number of mediums including daily comics, installation art, soft sculptures/stuffies, and recently skateboards. Really stoked to have her contributing! Thanks Cass!

Check out her art blog Akshully Comixhttp://akshullycomix.blogspot.com/, her Etsy where you can purchase some of her stuff http://www.etsy.com/shop/akshully, and her photostream on flickr

Monday, June 13, 2011

Cursive Age - Life Is Not A Serious Possibility

Life Is Not A Serious Possibility by Cursive Age

More exquisitely melancholy psychedelic electronic from Cursive Age's new EP "Life Is Not a Serious Possibility". Truly a great EP, you can check out the whole thing here, or check out this one and his last album "The Field" on the Cursive Age Soundcloud.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Dr. Patient - Salvadilla

Salvadilla by dr.patient

He's new to the blog, but Dr Patient has been relentlessly cranking out songs for a while now. Check out his new track "Salvadilla," a blissfully off-kilter piano driven IDM tune that conjures images of glitched out/stuttering iridescent holographic mist & clouds

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Coloreater - "Mix fr Nick B"

Mix for Nick B. by Coloreater

Fyeah. Lotta classics in this mix expertly blended by professional killingsman Coloreater. Shit is sick, not much else to say: click play or be deprived of excellence.

Asa -- Kaneda
Mount Kimbie -- Sketch on glass
TRG & Dub U -- Losing Marbles (2562 remix)
The XX -- Crystallized (Dark Sky remix)
James Blake -- I'll Stay (SMW remix)
Sepalcure -- Love Pressure
Shlohmo -- Places
Lapalux -- Time Spike Jamz
Burial & Four Tet -- Moth
Oni Ayhun (sp?) -- OAR-003B
The XX -- VCR (Four Tet Remix)
Glasser -- Tremel (Jamie XX remix)
Mount Kimbie -- Maybes


Super Rad Mt Pleasant Visual Artist Cassie Mccarthy is having a giveaway fr some of her art: "Hello everyone! I've decided to do a little Giveaway for one of my handmade 'Sleeves to Fashion' gamer sleeves. The winner will be chosen at random on June 18th..."
Do the contest thing and check out some of her stuff, it's pretty phenomenal

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Coloreater vs Fuguefat - Suburban Commando

Coloreater's Remix:
Fuguefat - Suburban Commando (Coloreater remix) by Coloreater

Fuguefat's Original:
suburban commando by fuguefat

Last year Fuguefat blew us all away with the incredible Suburban Commando, now Coloreater puts his sticky but smooth kimbie-esque touch on the classic.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Totally Boring - New Digital Single + a Wilcaught Caaalassic!

A-Side: Rad St. Auto
Rad St. Auto by Totally Boring

B-Side: Orismall
Orismall by Totally Boring

BONUS! Wildcaught Classic: History of A Bridge
History Of A Bridge by Totally Boring

One of my all-time favorite Mt. Pleasant performers, the shit this guy can do with just a guitar, a tape recorder, and a handful of pedals never ceases to amaze me. Check out his new digital single "Rad St Auto / Orismall" and a favorite of mine from his Wildcaught series of 50 Ep's, "History of a Bridge".

For more TB, check out his bandcamp http://totallyboring.bandcamp.com/ and follow him on soundcloud http://soundcloud.com/totallyboring

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Crash Sunday - Brutal Sunshine & the Godyssey

Brutal Sunshine & The Godyssey from Crash Sunday(2009).

Multi-Media Mixtape(audio AND video). Warning for epileptics: it's a lotta color strobing. Sorry the quality isn't better but vimeo compresses it a LOT.

A message from Crash Sunday:"This is an old project I once considered my autobiography. It's a bit past its prime, but I needed to put it online to purge myself of it. I still have full quality DVDs left, email crash.sunday@gmail.com if ya want one.

For a list of source footage, full tracklist, & links to download the mix check the comments.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Rainstixxx - Vein 1 1

Vein1 1 by Rainstixxx

Rainstixxx (formerly JOKO) comes through with a very chill ambient/minimal techno/IDM track called "Vein 1 1". For fans of Pantha Du Prince, Aphex Twin, Four Tet, Trentemoller, etc.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Cursive Age - A Day In the Field

A Day In The Field by Cursive Age
Very blissed out chill electronic by Mount Pleasant transplant Cursive Age. RIYL: Black Moth Super Rainbow, Boards of Canada, & Aphex Twin's Ambient Works

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Coloreater - Play Cave

Play Cave by Coloreater

Great new coloreater tune for your health

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Crash Sunday - Hangslider

Crash Sunday ft Charles Hundersmarck- Hangslider by Crash Sunday & Charles Hundersmarck

Break out that summer dress, the neon shades, and the mason jars kids. Post-Aquarium/IDM/Dream-Step... coming through wif da summer vibes

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Friday, March 19, 2010

Crash Sunday - 2 New Tunes

Crash Sunday - Mylar Ocean by Crash Sunday
Crash Sunday ft Joko - Sub-Atomic Mating Ritual by Crash Sunday

Here's two new tunes off of the Mostly Pleasant vol 1 compilation that we put out in February 2010. This stuff is way different from my previous releases; these are some of the 1st songs I did within the new genre Post-Aquarium.

Sub-Atomic Mating Ritual is a collabo with a new Mostly Pleasant producer called Joko a.k.a. Josh Kovitz. It's about sub-atomic particles fucking in a club. I recommend it.

At any rate, there's going to be a lot more shit coming out like this. Post-Aquarium has got your kids.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Crash Sunday - Brutal Sunshine OST

Crash Sunday - Brutal Sunshine and the Godyssey Soundtrack Mix (all one file)
Crash sunday - Brutal Sunshine and the Godyssey Soundtrack Mix (individual files)

Before there was post-aquarium there was Brutal Sunshine, a filthy, relentlessly schizophrenic, multimedia mixtape (music/video; all appropriated).

The soundtrack consists of 36 songs mixed across 57 minutes, most are down to around 30 seconds or so. Above I have linked to the seamless mix (a 57 minute mp3), also the individual files cuz it bugs me when i don't have options. Both have a word doc of the tracklist, which is now in the comments section cuz it was taking up the whole page:

Coloreater + Image Over Being

"Sweet Sweat - Loft Loop"
"Sweet Sweat - Chant Voice, Sweat Drums"

Sweet Sweat is the collaboration between Ship Shaper and Coloreater Dom Fracasa and prolific experimental drummer and noise maker Image Over Being.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Swands of Zapan - Ronald "Ray Gun"...

"Swands of Zapan - Ronald "Ray Gun" Reggae and Dub Bears" - 2009

From their mouth(s) to yours:

(1)X-Assist (2)Cyst (3)Space Fuckin' (4)Joint Effort (5)Ray Gun Back in Action

(6)Mr. Hollands $20 Opus (7)Swands in Coversation (8)The Killing Toke (9)Ronny, No! (10)Dub Bear Himself (Best Track on Album)

This isn't a practiced, recorded, mastered recording. It's just a recording of a jam session we had sometime ago. Some of the tracks suck, deal with it.

Download it dummy!

Coloreater - "Prickle Dripper"

"Coloreater - Prickle Dripper"

wowee. For those that don't know, Coloreater is the solo project of Dom from Ship Ship. He's always had some rad tunes and performances, but when "Prickle Dripper" debuted on 91.5's Indie Queens radio show the other night, we were all pretty floored. A bonified Post-Aquarium masterpiece, this track sets the bar pretty high. Plus it's phonetically confusing and I almost always want to call it pickle dripper or pickle dipper which is sooo vulgar. It's like the gift that keeps on giving.

Seagrass Diov - New and old trax

"Seagrass Diov - New You" - Super Recommended
"Seagrass Diov - Good Deal"

Two rad woozy tunes coming to you from Lansing's Seagrass Diov. I was truly blown away when I first heard "New You". The vocals are so off-kilter and unhinged in such a muted and subtle way. I really love the processing he uses on his vox.

"Good Deal" is similarly unhinged and bare, but rather than using the same drum machine/organ formula of "New You", he limits things to just a very melancholy,wistful, and spare piano melody. Combined with his vocals, the effect is both breathtakingly beautiful and very, very broken. Really diggin these tunes, keep an eye out for more of his stuff, add him on myspace, etc.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Kyle Landstra - (Michigan's Minister of Drone)

"Kyle Landstra - Solar Shadows"

Sleep music from Grand Rapids. Download Moonrise and his earlier '09 release Recurring Dreams legally from the wise owl website. Click the paypal link and donate if you like it.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Crash Sunday - Mylar Ocean

Download: "Crash Sunday - Mylar Ocean"

New dubby post-aquarium shit from Crash Sunday. Big departure from the older stuff (shoegazey/new wavey side of the electronic music spectrum)

Check out Crash and other Mostly Pleasant artists in a live format:
January 16th @ Objects D'Art in Bay City, Michigan. show starts @ 8
February 6th @ Justice Records (mount pleasant's new record store on Mainstreet)