The Distraction of Beats

I’ve been shying away from beats lately, but it’s works like Raw N^D’s Untitled (Haze) which makes me yearn for them. The inclusion of Untitled in this blog is a bit odd given that it’s origins are unabashedly techno. But where Raw N^D hooks me in is their exploration of techno with distortion, noise and other twisted sounds. Unlike many ambient albums that plug themselves in the experimental genre because of a twist of few knobs, Raw N^D pushes Untitled past techno into something else. If you are not a fan of techno, you should give this a listen. If you are a fan of techno, I’d be interested in your thoughts on this album.

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Artist: Raw N^D
Title: Untitled
Netlabel: Haze
Release Date: 09 August 2012
Download mp3: zip
CC BY-NC-ND

An AoS Podcast: 24 August 2012

A podcast made on 24 August 2012 featuring the experimental music from the Creative Commons / netlabel scene of the last two weeks.

Download: http://archive.org/details/aos004

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Below is a list of albums as they appear in the podcast.

Raw N^D Untitled (h-a-z-e)
Heddy Boubaker X (Amplified Music Pollution)
Leo Bettinelli and Pol Nieva Pale (tecnoNuclea)
Luís C. Pino Hhard Drive (Amplified Music Pollution)
900piesek/rbnx Prague Bratislava (Pan y Rosas)
Ten Thirty Le rêve d’Endymion (Etched Traumas)
C. Reider One of the Drone Boys (Linear Obsessional)
Lienullnoyz Jet Thundery Twin Part 1 (aReW)

The CC licensed photograph is by Göran Arvidson. You can follow him on Twitter, 6ft5.