“Here comes a new (the first for us) album by a Brazilian band Mercado De Peixe. In this new work, the band approaches the folk culture of the countryside of São Paulo to the dancefloors and to the global ghettos. Digital cumbia, africanism, garage rock, psychedelic rhythms, eletropical and post-bossa nova are some of the elements present in the eighth disc of Mercado de Peixe. The sextet is pioneer in merging pop and folk culture in São Paulo’s countryside. They use typical instruments like the ten strings guitar (viola caipira), accordion and their lyrics are inspired by ‘urban tales’ from Bauru, the town where the band was created. Besides the musical references, there’s also connections with nature. It is a result of a series of immersions carried out the band in Brazilian Cerrado landscape. Isolated from civilization, the band composed and made the arrangements for all of the songs. The album has guest participation of the singer and guitarist Saulo Duarte (winner of Prêmio da Música Brasileira 2015), percussionist Rômulo Nardes (from Bixiga 70 band), the singers Tika and Kika, percussionist Junião and multi-instrumentalist Pipo Pegoraro, who also mixed the work. Água da Faca was recorded with the support of the Government of São Paulo, by the cultural programme Proac.”
“This year La bèl will turn 5 years old and we wanted to celebrate its birthday by publishing a La bèl compilation with all the artists that collaborated with us during these years. The idea is to ask each one of their for a ‘pop’ track, leaving complete freedom to their personal interpretation of this word. We think this would be a nice idea, since hardly any of their works within the ‘pop’ scene. La bèl pop (fifth anniversary compilation) is the final outcome of this experiment.
This compilation is published to coincide with the first Netlabel Day.”
“It’s hard to believe that it’s already been six years since the release of Nic Bommarito’s great full-length album, ‘Harp Fragments’. When Nic contacted me about releasing a new album at blocSonic, I had only recently visited his website to see if he had released anything new, only to be disappointed. So, suffice it to say that his desire to release new music at blocSonic was a terrific surprise to me. There are a few artists in the Creative Commons community who never let you down when they release something. For me, Nic is one of them.
Today, it’s a thrill for me to be able to bring you the new album! A Quiet Age is a collection of eight gorgeous tracks that builds on and refines the Bommarito sound that fans have come to know and love. Download it… turn it on and chill.”
“Psycho is the third and final installment in the ‘Evils trilogy’ from Adam Radmall aka Plusplus consisting of eight new tracks that continue on a similar theme to the two previously acclaimed albums ‘Evils’ (2010) and ‘Game Over’ (2012). Compared with the first two Plusplus albums, Psycho is more a collaboration with Bryan Styles (Plantman) and Rob Scillitoe contributing on drums and double bass respectively. Producer John Hannon also contributed significantly. The result is much more of an organic sound that reveals another side of the plusplus yet retains a similar mix of brooding atmospheres and circadian rhythms punctuated by playful folk melodies evident on previous work.”
“A magnificent 11-tracker full of lo-fidelity atmos, folk motives, noises, gentle instrumentals, etc.
This album also comes as SD version w/ remxis from Hmot, James Booth, Maraud, Sukoshi, James Boyce + 16-page booklet designed by Broads himself. And futhere more – a cassette! Hand-stamped, grey plastic, limited edition manufactured by Shells Rattle in Saint-Petersburg.”
“We warmly welcome our new artist Simon Waldram from Nottinghamshire, UK. Simon’s music is a nice blend of indie pop, psych-folk, rock, lo-fi and various experimental stuff. He released his first songs back in 2009 and this album should be seen as an introduction to his work. It contains 15 handpicked songs from 2009-2014. Hope you will enjoy it, as much as we do.”