Sunday, December 25, 2016

Run the Jewels - RTJ3 [FREE Download]

We were going to take a break for the holidays, but RUN THE JEWELS aka Killer Mike & El-P aka Jaime & Mike have decided to release their third group album EARLY as a present to all their fans! (That includes US!)  Enjoy what we can safely assume is an amazing album, here's what the duo had to say about the release:

"For Our Jewel Runners Worldwide,

Fuck it. We couldn’t help ourselves. It just feels right. After a crazy fucking year and with a full tour about to set off we asked ourselves what we were waiting for… and we just couldn’t come up with a great answer. You’ve been with us since we started this thing and its made such a huge difference in our lives to have your energy and love. Thank you. So as a gift to all of you who have allowed us to continue to do what we love: RTJ3. We busted our asses on this one and we think we made something special this round. Grab it for free, buy it on any of the digital platforms you like or stream it. Physical copies will still be dropping in January as announced but until then: enjoy and we will see you on the road!

With our love,

Jaime and Mike."

(*Disclaimer: They released it early for purchase on iTunes, then as a free stream on their website.  Their website has since crashed because of all the traffice, so El-P has Tweeted a link to download it for free.  Hurry and download it at the link below before it becomes inactive!)


Friday, December 02, 2016

Tommy '86 - Transhumanism [FREE Download]

If you’re itching for more synthwave since my Perturbator post, then this post is the one you’ve been waiting for! Transhumanism may not be quite as dark as the Perturbator album, but it’s packed with just as much aggressive, nostalgic synthy goodness! This album is also being released by Blood Music, the same label that put out The Uncanny Valley so you know you’re in for the same type of ride. Tommy ’86 may be a reference to his birth year, but it’s more likely a reference to the era that influenced his music the most. Transhumanism is a concept album that is set in the machine-dominated dystopian town Citymulation, in the year 2332. There we find the The L.V.T.H.N. Project which is a group intent on creating AI that emulates the human brain, an attempt that inevitably goes awry as the AI evolves beyond its creators. According to the label this is Tommy 86’s first darksynth album, a departure from his “retrosynth” releases from the past. This album also features label-mates and fellow Frenchmen Dan Terminus and the aforementioned Perturbator. Download it for free below and buy the physical copy from Blood Music if you like what you hear!

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