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LILACS & CHAMPAGNE-Midnight Features Volume 2: Made Flesh

These guys call themselves an “instrumental psychedelic hip-hop hybrid.” That’s about right. Great beats and beds that feel like complete compositions.



So I’m not known for reviewing instrumentals, so if I’m taking time to do a full post on Eliot Wilder’s new EP, “Quartet,” then I must really like it.

I do.

I can’t find anything out about the dude, but he makes some very interesting music.


WE ARE THE WOODEN HOUSE-Maya Devi/The Litanies of Satan

Satanic music! Looking for some hardcore? Some violent, aggressive music to roast pigs by? Well, this is NOT for you.

“The Litanies of Satan” is the back half of a double-EP collection by We Are the Wooden House, on Treehouse Orchestra Recordings. It’s basically a series of poetry readings with ambient (mostly percussion) music. It’s okay, but not great. Frankly, it’s a little hard to hear the words on some of the cuts.

“Maya Devi,” though, the first half of this EP, is a collection of six beautiful instrumentals. Really good stuff.

It’s not the usual kind of thing I post here, so check it out for something new, quiet, and gentle…



A buck a song. $3 for an EP. That seems a small price to pay to support an indie pop trio who make instrumentals that will swallow your mind through your ears and send you out, out, out there.

Definitely check it out.



I’m not usually one to listen to beat tapes.  I mean, I’ll do it from time to time but they don’t usually grab me.

This one did.

By the nuts.

I also only like Frank Zappa in small, select doses.  But this is awesome.

And here’s one he did with Missy Elliot, last year:


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