new random music player!

i'm always happy when i get some tipps for the blog.
today a friend of mine said that a random-music-player
would be fine... and here it is!

it'll appear on top of the start-page.
i hope you like it as much as i do :)

(by clicking on the icon beside the volume-control you'll be forwarded
to the individual release-pages.)

if you got any further advices how to improve this blog
please drop me a line!!


crepusculum - sing on in silhouettes

if you want to download the whole release, click on the cover

a few words by osenboz:

the name sounds like a magic word to me.
and the music of Fred Baty, the man behind crepusculum
fulfills the diversified prospects that this name arouse.
the mysterious beauty of the soundscape created by guitars
and pianos seduce you to lay down and listen.

as you might not expect, "sing on in silhouettes" is a
nearly entire instrumental release. just for the song
"abasculus perceptive" he got assistance by
"Genevieve Schwartz" and "Julia Kotowski" (better known
as "entertainment for the braindead")
all other tracks enthuse just with the strength
of Fred Baty's compositions.

there's also a nice remix album of crepusculum's
first release "sky diaries" on the really beautiful
designed electronic-ambient netlabel "zymogen"

have a look at it here:
zym015 - sky diary edits

>>> album details>>> tracklist>>> useful links

pre-listen song: a fledgling firework 4:47


music-player updated

i got some problems with the popup-flashplayer,
but now finally it's solved and up-to-date again !!!

so don't forget to have a look at it!
(there's one pre-listen-song from each blog-release
ready for your listening pleasure)


sick-e - genotype jazz

if you want to download the whole release, click on the cover

a few words by osenboz:

christmas has gone, all relatives have been visited,
now it's time for some new music!

under the pseudonym "zengineers", phour trakk and sick-e
yielded some of the most delicious fruits in the free drum´n´bass
music garden.

now sick-e decided to plant his own trees, and once agin,
the fruits grew well.
on "genotype jazz" he went away from the streight,
repeditive and pure electronic drum'n'bass beats, and
focused more on diversified trip hop sounds, mixed with
some funk and jazz samples.

one of my favourite tracks "insanity waits" is a collaboration
with his former partner phour trakk, and shows how well
they interact.
...so probably there's hope for new trailblazing
zengineers releases also!

>>> album details>>> tracklist>>> useful links

pre-listen song: feels so good 4:41


radio fritz-interview!

hello everybody!

december wasn't one of the most busy months in here...
but, there are still some releases on the waiting list,
so stay tuned for more great music soon!

for all those of you who speak german, there'll be a little
interview and a 30-minutes mixtape compiled by me on the
netmusic-special on "radio fritz" this saturday (26.12.2009)!

you can listen to it here:
(it is recorded, so you can also listen to it later...)

...hopefully i didn't talk too much nonsense... but probably i did...
so don't mind what i said, and let's focus on the music :)

it will be a 2-hours netmusic-only program, so it is also interesting
for non-german-speakers...

edit: it's online!
have a listen to it here: trackback - 26.12.2009


damu the fudgemunk - travel at your own pace

if you want to download the whole release, click on the cover

a few words by osenboz:

my time is very limited currently...
so there'll be no big words about this release...
i just thought that i need to give you a release
to help you surving the pre-christmas terror...

and well... theres nothing better than a few new
free jazzy hip hop tracks by damu the fudgemunk!

you can buy the full release (23-tracks) here: redefinition-records

>>> album details>>> tracklist>>> useful links

pre-listen song: this is an introduction 2:51


robin grey - strangers with shoes

if you want to download the whole release, click on the cover

a few words by osenboz:

this time i'm very happy to present you one of my
highest awaited releases...
robin grey's second box of folk-music-pleasure is finally
available on jamendo & bandcamp.

once again robin grey produced a well balanced, thoughtful release.

if you have a look at the contributors, you'll see how much
love and work was put into this record:
there's amazing female singing assistance by madelaine hart,
beth dariti, victoria couper, and brilliant instrumental backing
by iain macleod, ben oliver, joe allen, barbara bartz,
tom pie and poppy villiers.
additionally there are the expected great lyrics,
and all this is merged together to a release which got the power
to drown all the terrible-unvaried-christmas-songs out without
needing to turn the volume as loud as possilbe...

..and of course this cd will surely not be put into locked boxes after
christmas. (but all the terrible christmas-songs hopefully will...)

i don't know why this release is currently not listed
on his homepage, or on modifythevan-records, but probably
it can be found there in a few days/weeks...

...for those who want to have a look at the lyrics,
go to the bandcamp-page!

...and according to the pre-listen song:
be sure not to miss Barbara Bartz and Ben Oliver with their violin and
piano in the end!

>>> album details>>> tracklist>>> useful links

pre-listen song: montreal 4:38


ottilie - histories d'o

if you want to download the whole release, click on the cover

a few words by osenboz:

here's another release which i should have added
a long time ago....
it's been on my computer since monts... but as so many others,
it got lost in my labyrinth of cd's, documents, folders...

but, as a nice saying tells: "you meet everybody twice in life"
and fortunately it seems to be similar with music :)

ok, now i'll stop writing about my chaos, and continue with music:
this time i'm happy to be able to present you a new genre which
wasn't featured on the blog before... chanson!

the french duo of "Jean-Philippe Barrios" and "Ottilie B." offered
us their release "histoires d'o" on "acoustic-firework records"
a few months ago.
the intense voice of ottilie is funny and serious at the same time,
and seems to be strong without losing its fragility.
in combination with the instrumental assistance by jean-philippe
the music tells a story without words.

as i wrote about the release by "sync filmico",
it's always hard for bands to enthuse me if i don't understand their
singing, because normally i set a very high value on the lyrics.
but, there are some bands who manage to just simply make me
believe that they sing about things that would enthuse me...
and sometimes it's also interesting to listen to a language which
i don't understand, because then i can interpret my own feelings
into the songs.
but for this, the music (and in this case also the voice of ottilie)
itself needs to deliver enough emotions to make this possible.

...and yes, ottilie is definitely one of those bands!


>>> album details>>> tracklist>>> useful links

pre-listen song: crayons quelque chose 3:54


zoe.leela - queendom come

if you want to download the whole release, click on the cover

a few words by osenboz:

listening to the german radio-show "trackback"
on the radiostation "fritz" always offers a lot of useful
information about the internet, and additionally provides
a great selection of new creative common licensed music!
... and last monday they remembered me to a release
which i was really looking forward to:

"queendom come" by rec72's massive new artist "zoe.leela".
with this release she definitely lifts up the german
electronic netaudio-scene into new levels!
her great voice co-operates perfectly with the
diversified beats and melodies which are both capable
for partys on weekends, and lazy tuesday nights at home...

my favourites are:
01 - gold
02 - bridges
05 - destroy she says

...and for those who got the chance to be in berlin
on 13. december....
visit the record-release party at "Cafe Zapata"!!

>>> album details>>> tracklist>>> useful links

pre-listen song: destroy she says 3:38


derrick hart - songs from a cross (the sea)

if you want to download the whole release, click on the cover

a few words by osenboz:

it's been a long time since i last checked 12records
for new releases...
fortunately i came across their homepage today,
and when i noticed the cover of the new ep by
"derrick hart" i immediately had very high expectations.

but they've been exceeded!
this melancholic piece of pure indie-folk-pop listening
pleasure is exactly what i was searching for.

unfortunately it's again just a 4 track-ep, but listening to
those tracks allows the time to have a break.
the warm, melancholic voice of derric hart, assisted with
a chello, acoustic guitar and calm drums creates a really
nice calming atmosphere.

i don't know how often i listened to the track
"you're winning so i quit"... but it was surely more
than 5 times within the last 2 hours....
and it still doesn't get boring!

... for all those who can't get enough
of his music, there's an exclusive track of derric hart
on the "floating fire" compilation by acoustic firework records:

>>> va - floating fire 001

>>> album details>>> tracklist>>> useful links

pre-listen song: you're winning so i quit 4:00


sigmoid argonaut - ep

if you want to download the whole release, click on the cover

a few words by osenboz:

i haven't got alot of time, so i'll keep this quite short...

to sustain the musical variety on this blog,
i'll continue with a bit of "guitar music"

more precisely, with "sigmoid argonaut", the band
of the 5 americans: Jonny Cole, Scotti Wilson,
Danny Mullen, Tony Alecci and Ricky Wilson

i would categorize their music as a mixture of
melodic post rock mixed with some
synthie- and keyboard effects.

unfortunately the ep contains just 4 tracks, but
the band is quite new on the "market"
and this seems to be their first studio-recording,
so there's hope for more!


>>> album details>>> tracklist>>> useful links

pre-listen song: tentacle trap 7:51


jambassa - macchine parlanti

if you want to download the whole release, click on the cover

a few words by osenboz:

for all those who missed the dub-releases in the last weeks...
the waiting time is over!

jambassa, the dub project of "Carmine Minichiello" and
"Raffaele Gargiulo" (co-founders of aquietbump-netlabel)
produced a fine lyrics-based 7-track ep!
each track features another vocalist, some of them english,
some italian.
the beats & melodies are created digitally, but it seems
that they love to play with their equipment, and so they
created really sophisticated and interesting beats.

because of this variety, the ep is not as monotone, as most other
dub-releases are. however, it still creates a chilled atmosphere
which animates you to move your head slowly to the music.

"macchine parlanti ep" was released on monday (23.11.2009)
and i think that each dub-loving listener out there loves at
least one track of this ep ...so get it as long as it is fresh!

my favourites are:

02 - like silence (ft. candy)
07 - combo combo thing (ft. reddog and boom buzz)

>>> album details>>> tracklist>>> useful links

pre-listen song: like silence 3:39


release by "hoof"


finally i got in touch with him...
the artist is called "david hofman-bang"
here are some links for further information:
david hofman-bang: myspace
david hofman-bang: youtube

more information/album artwork (hopefully) soon...

the album was released at ant-blipp.com
...you can download it track by track here:

>>> download "HOOF" - release
(12 tracks, 128kbps, alltogether about 42mb)

i wasn't able to choose just 1 pre-listen-track... so here are 2!

hoof - 02 - time and again (2:42)

hoof - 03 - princess (4:44)

...i hope you enjoy it as much as i do...


wild honey - epic handshakes and a bear hug

if you want to download the whole release, click on the cover

a few words by osenboz:

1 week without a single entry...
i'm sorry for that... but i had to solve some problems with my pc...
fortunately now everything's ok again...

and here's the next wonderful release:

i stumbled upon it today by accident...
and shortly after the first "huuuu huuuu" and the trumpet
of the intro-song, i was totally captured.

the mix of flutes, trumpets, guitars, drums and
the calm voices of the singer "Guillermo Farré" and
his female partner (i couldn't find her name...)
harmonize really great, and the result is a
very well produced, indie-folk-pop release.

it starts great, and stays great,
and when the 12th track has gone to an end,
it leaves a nice, chilled feeling,
and animates you to listen to the whole release once again...

my favourites are:

02 - 1918-1929
08 - isabella
10 - kings of tomorrow

if you want to buy a cd, have a look here:
buy cd (link to homepage)

>>> album details>>> tracklist>>> useful links

pre-listen song: the kings of tomorrow 2:57


koak - in the sun

if you want to download the whole release, click on the cover

a few words by osenboz:

long time ago i downloaded this release, and i was always
sure to add it to the blog...
but then it somehow it got lost in my intransparent chaos...
fortunately yesterday ian wilson (the man behind koak) sent
me his release to check it out... and now finally here it is!

ian wilson's music style sometimes remembers me to those
scary western soundtracks, for the scenes when
the cowboys are walking slowly through the desert...
(especially the song "highnoon harmonica")

mostly there's just a guitar and some smooth drums,
and sometimes (lawnmower, the last wave...)
there are also quite nice discreet vocals.

all together this release is quite enjoyable for
listening to in the background, because it is not
importunate, but still has it's own style and creates
an comfortable chilled soundscape.

my favourites are:

01 - delinelle
09 - lawnmower
10 - the last wave

>>> album details>>> tracklist>>> useful links

pre-listen song: delinelle 3:12


printempo - printempo

if you want to download the whole release, click on the cover

a few words by osenboz:

this time i got something really special for you...

actually i wanted to go to bed a few hours ago....
but then i saw the cover of this release, and i tought
that it might be worth the time...

and damm it, i was right!
it was worth each single second of staying awake!

...i'm quite proud to present you the
debut-release from the polish band printempo!

a 11-track release brimfully filled with innovative nujazz
mixed with some hip hop and trip hop elements.

the tracks are quite relaxing, but there's also a part in it
which seems to force you to listen closly and let the music
crawl into your mind.

unfortunately the whole introduction-text is in polish,
so i can't give you some detailed information...

but yeah... music says more than words

[2 alternative downloadlinks in the "useful links" section]

>>> album details>>> tracklist>>> useful links

pre-listen song: hand in the cloud (part 2) 3:13


emily in love - let´s pretend we´re in love

if you want to download the whole release, click on the cover

a few words by osenboz:

let's pretend we're in love...

no, i don't need to pretend... i definitely am in love with
the new record of "emily in love"!
emily (one half of the electropop duo "bisexual cyborg",
and the head of "emily in love") and her partners pia and ricardo
brought us some new very nice electronic-indie-pop tracks!

the cooking recipe is easy....

put the voices of pia and ricardo, some smooth beats,
guitar melodies, and a sweet xylophone together and
give it to emily to rework and polish it.
(and of course don't forget to put enough love inside...)

but take care!
'cause when everything is finished, you'll get an
amazingly delicious ep!

enjoy your meal!

my favourite bites are:

02 - jellybean
05 - here with you

>>> album details>>> tracklist>>> useful links

pre-listen song: here with you 4:52