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Category Archives: Obsessive Music

Karl Lost – Got A Nerve

by Kim Lajoie on March 28, 2013

(If you can’t see the player above, click here to listen to the track) Produced by Karl Edwards-Clark What I love: Holy moly. This one starts out simply enough, but gets pretty ridiculous without much warning. It just kinda sneaks in under the radar. After a few minutes it’s turned from a regular polite dance […]

Cymazic – City Burns Down

by Kim Lajoie on March 27, 2013

(If you can’t see the player above, click here to listen to the track) Produced by Maz Doomsville What I love: This is a great modern take on dub reggae. That square wave LFO synth is just gritty enough to compliment the hats and the murky snare delays. Again, it’s all about the vibe. Get […]

Omni-Psyence – Beam Me Up

by Kim Lajoie on March 26, 2013

(If you can’t see the player above, click here to listen to the track) Produced by Cory Richards What I love: This is where the album starts to get heavy. I’m a super fan of this kind of intricate programming. It’s like eating a delicious crunchy toasted sourdough. The stutter bass later in the track […]

Musikbasteln – Tremo

by Kim Lajoie on March 25, 2013

(If you can’t see the player above, click here to listen to the track) Produced by Martin Finke What I love: The movement and momentum are really good here. I also like Martin’s approach to contour and development – the way the track builds and moves and turns through its four and a half minutes. […]

Sifemanor – A Winter’s Tale

by Kim Lajoie on March 24, 2013

(if you can’t see the player above, click here to listen to the track) Produced by Faheemul Hasan What I love: It’s all about the vibe. This is a really lovely meditative piece. Those effortless electric piano chords. The laid back acoustic drums. The ambience. The sense of movement and development is subtle, but it’s there. […]

Moonphase – to Dust

by Kim Lajoie on March 23, 2013

(if you can’t see the player above, click here to hear the track) Produced by Guillaume Stordeur What I love: The balance and sense of space in this track is really great. I really like listening to the subtlety in the little percussive clicks and filtered noises in the background. Also, the contour is really well refined. […]

Explosions In This Guy – Surrounded

by Kim Lajoie on March 22, 2013

(if you can’t see the player above, click here to hear the track) Composed by Jon Tidey Additional guitar by Joel Adams Drums and Percussion by Eric Beam Contains Freesound.org CC Licensed samples: 171257__groovyrandomness__static, 14521__michaelbeijer__buffer-static, 84432__g-lowing__static 24 bit mix printed though Slate Digital Virtual Console Collection Brit4K Mixbus module, Waves C4 multiband compressor (just subs […]

Community Kitchen Vol 1

by Kim Lajoie on March 21, 2013

Here it is. Mastered by myself. Free download. Have a listen. You’ll be surprised. I’ll be writing about each individual track over the next couple of weeks, but for now here are my brief thoughts about the album and process as a whole: Creative First of all, I’m really excited to release this. I’m quite […]

Submissions are closed!

by Kim Lajoie on March 3, 2013

Ok, so it’s probably March now pretty much everywhere, which means it’s time to close submissions and start listening to them! By my count, there are 41 tracks for me to listen to now. I’ll choose the best ten over the coming week and get in touch with those people to provide uncompressed unmastered mixes. […]

Why I’m not listening to your early submissions (yet)

by Kim Lajoie on February 18, 2013

So, the submissions are starting to come in. And I’m sure they sound great. But I wouldn’t know. Because I’m not listening to them yet. You might have heard the phrase ‘familiarity breeds contempt’. But the reality is even worse. Familiarity breeds liking (which is partly why repeated choruses and hooks can be so powerful). I’m […]