Spreading Roots Episode #5

Spreading Roots Episode #5 is out NOW on Ingrown Radio!

This installment of our hour-long radio show features a healthy dose of what I consider thinking music.

Lots of downtempo grooves, melancholy progressions and atmospheric ambience.

Some might call it background music – and it can absolutely serve this purpose. But upon a closer listen, the sounds can be both a tool for meditation and introspection.

Please enjoy this episode of Spreading Roots…

Spreading Roots is a Mix Series Presented by Ingrown Records

Songs selected and mixed by Eternity Tree’s Christopher Hoffmann Jacob (A.K.A. Ohsaurus)

Christopher’s Links – Website  Label  Twitter

Listen and Explore via BNDCMPR!

Tracklist

  1. emptybrother7 – lxvnge
    https://emptybrother7.bandcamp.com/track/lxvnge
  2. Liquid Fin – FACES + PLACES (blasted mix)
    https://liquidfin.bandcamp.com/track/faces-places-blasted-mix
  3. Kriva – Alka-Seltzer
    https://outcasttapes.bandcamp.com/track/alka-seltzer
  4. DJ Presença – AON 25
    https://presenca.bandcamp.com/track/aon-25
  5. Antonello Perfetto & Greg Nieuwsma – T-Bar Cichlid
    https://submarinebroadcastingco.bandcamp.com/track/t-bar-cichlid
  6. LIFE EDUCATION – Canyon Decay
    https://kosmonauten.bandcamp.com/track/canyon-decay
  7. Orvang Halmer – IMAX Waterfalls
    https://ingrown.bandcamp.com/track/imax-waterfalls
  8. gnaarf – Out of Mind, into the Night
    https://gnaarf.bandcamp.com/track/out-of-mind-into-the-night
  9. Multiform Palace – Street Koto
    https://multiformpalace.bandcamp.com/track/street-koto
  10. Scott Thorough – 4PM
    https://scottthorough.bandcamp.com/track/4pm
  11. Sleep Movies – 5G DAYDRM
    https://sleepmovies.bandcamp.com/track/5g-daydrm-2
  12. Lunar Cambridge – The Celestial Mechanic
    https://webelotrax.bandcamp.com/track/the-celestial-mechanic
  13. The Gaye Device – The Other Where The Other When
    https://submarinebroadcastingco.bandcamp.com/track/the-other-where-the-other-when
  14. waavypanda – basophobia
    https://waavypanda.bandcamp.com/
  15. DJ Presença – Enigma
    https://presenca.bandcamp.com/track/enigma
  16. Spooki Tavi – If There Is Then With You
    https://doomtrip.bandcamp.com/track/if-there-is-then-with-you

World Carousel, by Orvang Halmer

World Carousel by Orvang Halmer is a collection of lovely and playful psychedelic noise tracks.

I found myself drifting deeply into a new world while listening to this one. I felt like perhaps I had become an NPC in some abandoned massively multiplayer realm, left to my own devices long after the player had wandered off. Tones, riffs, moods, energies and flavors all drift in and out of view as I stand firmly in my designated spot.

The sounds themselves are a healthy balance of humble nostalgia and brave experimentation. Synthesized melodies bend and warp around each other, briskly dissolving into the hazy atmosphere.

Lucky for us, the album is available on tape from the family at Ingrown Records! Order yourself a copy or stream the digital version now via Bandcamp.

blood year, by Cyparissus

Luscious lo-fi drones from Cyparissusblood year is a 4 track album with a heavy, brooding atmosphere.

The style is hazy and rustic – dusty and crusty textures layered atop waves of melancholy synth pads. The melodies and progressions take a backseat to quite prominent “field recordings” and other textural oddities. From dribbling rain and distant rolling thunder to crunchy and compressed tape sounds, Cyparissus utilizes a vast array of audio cues to evoke some potent emotions.

When the calm pads do overtake the noisy drones, they are quite placid and comforting! This provides a beautiful base for the rest of the textural sounds to stretch their legs.

If you’re a fan of slightly-dark ambient, or you’d like some noisy drone music that isn’t too harsh, I highly recommend checking out both blood year and the rest of Cyparissus’ discography, which is available on Bandcamp.

Fresh Batch – July 2021

Hello, music lovers!

This month we find ourselves unintentionally focused on the more experimental side of things.

When it comes to music, experimenting can take many forms. It becomes a very broad umbrella terms for sounds that are created with “less-than-commercial” intentions.

Experimental does not necessarily mean complex. Nor does it mean the sounds need to push the boundaries of creation. While these things commonly happen simply given the nature of experimenting, they are not necessary conclusions.

To experiment with music means to create without boundaries or limits. To create with self-satisfaction as the only goal in mind. Creating and manifesting sounds that provide pure pleasure to the creator, and sometimes the listener as well…

At least that’s the definition we follow here!

How do you feel about the experimental process in music and art? Do you find it makes the underground landscape less accessible, or perhaps more interesting? Let us know in the comments, we would love to hear from you…

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Spreading Roots Episode #4

Spreading Roots Episode #4 is out NOW on Ingrown Radio!

Spreading Roots is a Mix Series Presented by Ingrown Records

Songs selected and mixed by Eternity Tree’s Christopher Hoffmann Jacob (A.K.A. Ohsaurus)

Christopher’s Links – Website  Label  Twitter

Tracklist

  1. V@PYD – Dream State
    https://dmttapes.bandcamp.com/album/rain-fire-dmt-956
  2. Dax Pierson – For The Angels
    https://ratskinrecords.bandcamp.com/album/nerve-bumps-a-queer-divine-dissatisfaction
  3. Hunki Dori – Painting by Numbers
    https://ingrown.bandcamp.com/album/reverie
  4. Iyari – Silent Revolution
    https://submarinebroadcastingco.bandcamp.com/album/ayni
  5. 2D – selerom
    https://engramrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/data-45
  6. Lars Haur – Final Encounter
    https://larshaur.bandcamp.com/album/dos-dungeon-days
  7. Storyinsoil – Shifty
    https://ingrown.bandcamp.com/album/passage
  8. Doom Roost – Hammering Gibbous
    https://dontdronealone.bandcamp.com/album/your-scene
  9. El Valerie – Bringing Down The Hammer
    https://elvalerie.bandcamp.com/album/the-condor
  10. Sunplus – Young Bun
    https://submarinebroadcastingco.bandcamp.com/album/clear-muted-sine-recovery
  11. Trajedesaliva – Mama’ es un animal morado
    https://trajedesaliva.bandcamp.com/album/ultratumba
  12. Tyler Holmes – Eden
    https://ratskinrecords.bandcamp.com/album/nightmare-in-paradise
  13. boycalledcrow – Primary Colours
    https://strategictapereserve.bandcamp.com/album/bottletown
  14. F:\PORT_RICHEY – Can’t Get Away from Noise, Can’t Get Away from Light, Can’t Get Away from People… Can’t Get Away from This Future
    https://dmttapes.bandcamp.com/album/our-towns-become-a-city-since-youve-left-home-dmt-951
  15. GameFAQ’s Moderator – Anywhere We Want to Go
    https://dmttapes.bandcamp.com/album/you-can-go-almost-anywhere-with-a-computer-vol-2-dmt-941

Fresh Batch – June 2021

Hello, sweet lovers of music!



Last month had some seriously wonderful drops, and the beat goes on!

The amount of music that is created, released and distributed nowadays can be as breathtaking as it is overwhelming. It’s a constant challenge to keep an open eye, ear and heart for new voices in sound.

Whenever I get overwhelmed, I always remind myself of the days when I was younger and it was much more difficult to discover new music. Scraping the various tags and underbellies of websites like myspace and purevolume – to find people pursuing their creative goals with a DIY spirit…

Fast forward! We really are in an amazing era with incredible tools to create, curate and share to a massive audience, which is inspiring in itself! It’s casual thoughts like this that propel me forward.

Anyway, I have rambled enough! Without further delay, enjoy this months FRESH BATCH!

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Fresh Batch – May 2021

Hello, gorgeous music-loving folks!



It is that time again….

April brought us a wealth of excellent new sounds.

Things tended to trend on the “Cozy” side this past month – whether grounded in ambience, bedroom pop or some other genre – producers and musicians found themselves harnessing the pleasant rather than the problematic.

Without further delay, enjoy this months FRESH BATCH!

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Spreading Roots Episode #3

Spreading Roots Episode #3 is out NOW on Ingrown Radio!

Spreading Roots is a Mix Series Presented by Ingrown Records

Songs selected and mixed by Eternity Tree’s Christopher Hoffmann Jacob (A.K.A. Ohsaurus)

Christopher’s Links – Website  Label  Twitter

Tracklist

  1. CTRL 94 – Gemini 2
    https://ctrl94.bandcamp.com/track/gemini-2

  2. Synkretic – Mxyzptlk (Shakunetsu Remix)

  3. Hannans – 25 Laps
    https://newweirdaustralia.bandcamp.com/album/new-weird-australia-space-between-space

  4. Helefonix – Song Thrush Serenade
    https://helefonix.bandcamp.com/track/song-thrush-serenade

  5. Baying Ridges – Lyrasergic Stumblings
    https://bayingridges.bandcamp.com/track/sketches-from-the-den-vol-2-lyrasergic-stumblings

  6. Spooky Tavi – Easier Said Than Done
    https://spookytavi.bandcamp.com/album/hyperdrive

  7. Synkretic – Audible Life Stream
    https://megataperecords.bandcamp.com/album/audible-life-stream

  8. $lick King – Mars Man
    https://boguscollective.bandcamp.com/album/mars-man

  9. NRIII – Scrape You Off
    https://nriii.bandcamp.com/album/reap-sow-2

  10. Modwump – Father Lockdown
    https://submarinebroadcastingco.bandcamp.com/album/music-for-bunkers

  11. Draaier – All the Men Were Drowned
    https://submarinebroadcastingco.bandcamp.com/album/the-town-that-was-murdered

  12. Online Tropics – imitation bodies
    https://pedicurerecords.bandcamp.com/album/pd113-happyscanner-ep

  13. Wallace Ayers – Story I Wanted to Believe
    https://wallaceayers.bandcamp.com/album/story-i-wanted-to-believe

  14. Selvedge – Serotiny
    https://wormholeworld.bandcamp.com/album/circle-inside

  15. V@PYD – So Long
    https://webelotrax.bandcamp.com/album/moonlight

  16. Rei Low – Thanks
    https://webelotrax.bandcamp.com/album/the-lost-tapes

  17. gorgeous bully – wasted
    https://gorgeousbully.bandcamp.com/album/sick-of-everything

Spreading Roots Episode #2

Spreading Roots – our Monthly radio show on Ingrown Radio – has just released it’s second episode!

Featuring a ton of music featured over the last month, it’s a great place to start if you’re looking for fresh new sounds! Hosted by Ingrown Records, you can stream the show now on their Mixcloud.

Alternatively to Mixcloud, you can now listen and explore via BNDCMPR

Spreading Roots is a Mix Series Presented by Ingrown Records

Songs selected and mixed by Eternity Tree’s Christopher Hoffmann Jacob (A.K.A. Ohsaurus)

Christopher’s Links – Website  Label  Twitter

Tracklist

Elektra Monet – Opal
https://elektramonetswc.bandcamp.com/album/transience

GENDEMA 未来 – Landing I
https://vivariumrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/eternal-morning-loft

Ensemble de Cadavres Exquis – March of the Jackanapes
https://submarinebroadcastingco.bandcamp.com/album/the-warlock-tapes

A-C Repair School – Daybreak Na Cova Da Piedade
https://acrepairschool.bandcamp.com/album/rf-s

Tunnel Speeches – Roadside Tour Guide
https://tunnelspeeches.com/album/tunnel-speeches

Hannya White – More than anything else
https://hannyawhite.bandcamp.com/album/no-preview

Spartan Jet-Plex – Baubo
https://spartanjet-plex.bandcamp.com/album/godless-goddess-2

House of Tapes – Aurora
https://feelingbetternow.bandcamp.com/album/tomorrow-never-die

Laundry – duter
https://freshlaundry.bandcamp.com/album/smellophone

Brone Pone – Rainboom Party
https://vivariumrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/brone-pone

H-M-O – To, Through and Beyond
https://ingrown.bandcamp.com/album/bark-up-the-spirit-tree

Halogen Star – A Hollow’s Dagger
https://vivariumrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/this-nameless-undead

NTBTR – HELIANTH
https://ntbtr.bandcamp.com/track/helianth

Vasko the Pig – Used Up
https://webelotrax.bandcamp.com/album/a-void-in-darkness

Ingress Egress, by THE GAYE DEVICE

Soothing and wholesome ambient from THE GAYE DEVICEingress egress is a powerful cinematic synth journey.

Stretched over 8 luscious tracks, the album wanders through retro cyberpunk vibes, floating through a glowing synthetic haze.

Sometimes hopeful, sometimes brooding – yet always satisfying on a deep level. There is a mystical and ethereal flavor to the soundscapes while remaining quite synthetic – like a holodeck of lush wonder.

The tracks are long and thoughtful. Blissful even. Perfect to listen with a cup of coffee or light rain-showers outside.

Pick up the digital album via Bandcamp and explore the rest of the discography while you’re there!