Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Judith Hill - Back in Time


So this might be the first time I'm recommending an album without listening to it first. There are a couple of reasons why I’m making this special exception – the first reason is that it is a time-sensitive download. The deadline was set for March 25th, so I’m not sure if you can still download this album tomorrow or if today is the last chance. The second reason I am making this exception is because this album is being given away by Prince. Yes, THE Prince. I saw an email in my inbox “from Prince” and expected a tour or album announcement, only to find out that it was actually a free download for Judith Hill’s new album “Back in Time.” Judith Hill is a 31 year old Los Angeles singer who competed on the NBC show The Voice in 2013 and was also featured in the Oscar and Grammy-winning documentary about backup singers titled “20 Feet From Stardom.” Hill also had a cameo in the Michael Jackson movie “This Is It,” where she was featured as a backup singer in rehearsal for his upcoming tour.

Despite all this exposure, Prince did not actually discover Judith until he saw an interview of her on a European show where she expressed the desire to work with the legendary artist. According to an article by startribune.com he later invited her to a listening party for his 2014 album "Art Official Age," and when they talked briefly at the party Prince asked what kind of music she wanted to make. She said “Sly and the Family Stone.” He said, “That’s all I needed to know.” That should also be all you need to know when making your decision to download this project or not. Be forewarned, the link to this album is actually for 11 WAV files and not MP3s, so the file size is considerably large (just over 1 Gig.)  If you don't have a way to convert WAV files to MP3s you can do so for free online at the link below. - GodzIL

Download Here: [Promotion is done]

Thursday, March 19, 2015

跡地 (ATOCHI) - IOMANTE [FREE DOWNLOAD]

At just under 7 & 1/2 minutes long, Atochi's Iomante is a superblast of japanese avant-jazz/noisecore. The inevitable comparisons to Borbetomagus, Naked City etc. will come to mind simply because of the combination of grind-like aesthetic and squealing horns, but there is something decidedly more ‘whimsical’ about this release when compared to the output of those bands. It’d be interesting to see if this maniacal of an output would hold interest in longer releases, but for now you can revel in the noisy mess of this killer sub-10 minute opus. Out now for free download on the always awesome Grindcore Karaoke Bandcamp label.

Download Here: grindcorekaraoke.com/album/iomante

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Aesop Rock - The Blob [FREE Download]

Aesop Rock’s last official solo release was 2012’s Skelethon. In 2013 he released an album as The Uncluded with Kimya Dawson, and just last year released another Hail Mary Mallon album titled "Bestiary" with fellow MC Rob Sonic and DJ Big Wiz. Now Aesop is back with a solo release, though it's not the type of release you would expect from the legendary wordsmith. The Blob is a release of compiled instrumentals that's just over 30 minutes long. The Rhymesayers signee uploaded this mix to SoundCloud and has also made the mix available as a free MP3 download for those that weren't fortunate enough to pick up the CD version on his recent Bestiary Tour. Aes Rock has this to say about the release:

“The Blob is 32 minutes of beats & sounds that have otherwise been orphaned by their hell-bound father. It is largely unmixed and occasionally offensive. James Lynch played bass on the one that sounds like an elf orgy. Allyson Baker played guitar on the last one. Mastered by Joey Raia.”

Download the mix here: soundcloud.com/rhymesayers/aesop-rock-the-blob