Welcome to La Mojoteque, sharing free (of charge) music for every taste and mood. In partnership with Internet. I do not own any of it.

mercredi 22 mars 2017

Lexi & the Cheap Disaster

I don't even know where this music comes from, but I was enthralled from the beginning by the cover and its very videogamey feeling. It feels like following the epic adventures of a young hero, orphaned as a kid and raised by rams in mysterious moutain.

The talent of Alex Mauer, Cheap Dinosaurs and Disasterpeace fuse into one collection of very short tracks following each other like small electronic gnomes heading for the memory mine to dig up some diamonds.

If this comes from a video game at all, I must get it as soon as possible.

mercredi 15 mars 2017

Romo - Meow

Raw emotion and sentimentality, childlike joy and heavy bass. I guess you do not need much more to define this release by Romo, who had previously ravished our ears with 'Chase The Universe' in collaboration with Sincjack, another talented beatmaker and producer.

Samples taken from video games of which I am still quite fond, sweet and bumpy melodies, but also a surprising guitar interlude, Meow is a short but welcomed dose of good sound I'm having trouble categorising.

See you next time.

mercredi 8 mars 2017

Kupuri Music - Organic Wave

Crawling and twitching like a swamp filled with musical snakes, this collection of tracks from various artists outing their creations at the mexican netlabel Kupuri Music will leave you rumbling with strange vibrations and in the mood to travel to the moon.

mercredi 1 mars 2017

Blossom - Where Are You Hiding ?

Blossom is a Polish artist whose music I discovered via the 'Secret Garden' compilations from DLoaw & Co., a collective that still fails to disappoint me with the quality of the releases they produce. I'm also taking a moment here to strongly suggest you take a look at their catalog, you just might find the love of your life, or in any case, get your ears massaged.

'Where Are You Hiding ?' is a simple yet intricate album, dreamy yet well-constructed. Its atmosphere almost immediately made me think of my first discoveries in the field of Trip-Hop such as Blockhead for the nostalgic tone and Bonobo for the feel of open spaces. Soft melodies are laid carefully on rhythms varying between slow and not too fast but faster than slow, the whole takes place in an atmosphere of a child's dreams and a surnatural world coming to life.

If you love this music just as I do, you might consider give a little something to the artist, as a token of your appreciation, you know, every bit helps.

See you soon.

mercredi 22 février 2017

Soulular - Moments in Time, Vol. 2

Amid vapours of hang drum sounds and sitar ticklings, enter the ancient tree in which Soulular has decided to live, and listen.

A swampy atmosphere takes you on gurgling basslines to another world, another dimension, between dream and waking world. Between now, then, and later.

This collection of tracks made between 2015 and 2016 are meant to be warm and intimate, and it's even more evident when listening to them with headphones on.


mercredi 15 février 2017

The Citradels - Are They Still Here ?

Before you go on and listen to this album, remember that you never should overlook one because you do not like the first track.

Colour Cue, this album's first track begins in a good mood, with a foggy atmosphere, saturated guitars... Then comes the vocals, which it seems wants to get rid of us, to make us go as far away as possible with a monotonous tone and wrong notes that would trigger a crushing depression in the most joyful hobbits.

At this stage, you're thinking of passing this one out, and I almost did the same. But just skip this track and now the album really begins, rising up with ethereal chords, an old-school psychedelic musical style, a bit of smoke, a bit of dust, a half-destroyed drumkit and guitars riddled with fingerprints.

Just what we asked.

'Are They Still Here ?' feels like it is asking the question. Whether you'll still be here after a bad first impression. Well, you'd do well to be.

Good listening to you all ! Listen, like, share, buy if you're the buying type.

See you.