I have five musical delights to speak of, and it all cost very little, always a bonus.
Mashed Youth Records – Red Collection Vol. 1
I was looking around Bandcamp for some free dubstep, drum and bass, or jungle music when I cam across this.
Even though it had a “name your price” I didn’t enter “zero” and instead paid the minimum 0.5 Euro so it would be included in my Bandcamp collection.
It is a collection of six songs from three artists I have never heard of. All six songs are upbeat and have plenty of BPM’s. The songs also have bit of a reggae vibe to them which makes them even more natty.
Fanu – Polku EP
After buying the previous release, I was doing a little more drum ‘n’ bass searching and ended up buying this release as well. Again, it was free but I paid 0.50 Euro for it.
It is a drum and bass EP released by a fellow from Finland who calls himself “Fanu”, or “Fatgyver”. He has released quite a few EPs, singles, and some albums, but I chose this one because it was the first one of his I came across.
It is pretty good, quite relaxing to listen to. Have a listen here.
Kula Shaker – K
As I did the Saturday before, I raced off to Hard Off to buy music instead of wasting money on parking. The first disc I found in the bargain bins was this one.
I knew nothing of Kula Shaker before buying this, I had not even heard one single song. But, I knew the name, and a quick look on the internet showed that this, their first album, sold bucketloads back in 1996 when it was released. In fact it became the fastest selling debut album in the U.K. then (in the current decade One Direction hold that title).
The music itself is fine, but nothing that grabs me all that much. It is described as psychedelic rock, but it also has a very Brit-pop sound to it, and some songs mix in Indian music, mysticism, and lyrics.
Not an essential record, but worth a listen to again some day.
Pulp – This is Hardcore
Pulp are one of those bands that I am not all that fussed on, but I usually end up buying anyway, especially if it is cheap.
Not a bad album, but I am not all that fussed on it.
Propellerheads – Decksandrumsandrockandroll
Like Kula Shaker, I had heard of this band yet had not heard their music.
The music is fine, but nothing special. It is not one of those albums I will play very often, but it is good to have in the collection.
Here is one of their songs from the album. Actually, after listening to this song I realised that maybe a second listen of the album is in order, maybe I will warm to it a bit more.
This is their only album to date, and while they seem to have stopped in 2003 there is some talk of a second album.