Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Aesop Rock

Change of pace from the last post -- now it's time for some underground hip-hop. Even if you're not into hip-hop or rap, give this guy a chance.

Aesop Rock is some great independent hip-hop that not only surpasses what most people bring to mind when they think rap, but he'll also get you hipster brownie points, as he's one of the most critically praised underground hip-hop artists in the business.

He's released several albums, but I'll link my two favorites below.

Aesop Rock - None Shall Pass

His most recent album; features a more electronic/sampled sound then his previous work.

Aesop Rock - Labor Days

His most critically praised album; many of the songs focus on the daily struggles of lower class blue collar workers.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Anois - Tree House Whispers

Anois - Tree House Whispers
Ambient folk/electronic

1. Small Electric Battery
2. Happy Holiday
3. Beds and Dishes
4. Homecall
5. There Must Be Some Book About It
6. Sew New World
7. November
8. A Noise
9. He Sings to Me
10. On Top of the Highest Mast
11. Waltz of Wolves
12. Remote Control
13. It Is All So Curious At the End

Chill, relaxing, and great for winding down. Very simplistic and lo-fi. Check them out if you're in the mood for something calm and ambient.

This is not for you.

Little solace comes
to those who grieve
when thoughts keep drifting
as walls keep shifting
and this great blue world of ours
seems a house of leaves
moments before the wind