Best of 2010 PLUS: Andreas Brandal

Monday, 10 January 2011

My post detailing my favorite netlabel releases of 2010 was quite popular, and led to a lot of people discovering some cool music, which is one of my main goals, aside from promoting my own music. It is my humble opinion that all netlabel artists ought to have the same goal: namely to promote the stuff in the netlabel underground that they think is really great at the same time as they promote their own stuff. That way ALL of us benefit, both listeners and producers. Right? Right.

With this in mind, I am going to be focusing on each artist (hopefully-this will depend on if they want to participate or not) whom I reviewed in the best of 2010 post, re-running the review I originally wrote, but I’m ALSO going to ask each of the artists reviewed to recommend a few completely FREE netlabel albums that THEY have enjoyed recently.

Previously we’ve had recommendations from:
1.) Mystified
2.) Marc Weidenbaum
3.) Christopher McFall

This time we’ll get Andreas Brandal’s recommendations. Here is what I had to say about his new recording from 2010:

Andreas Brandal – Breaking a Mirror
Calm cinematic soundtrack-ish atmospheres and scenarios. It is constructed like a kind of collage music, but breaks into intimate little musical themes with real instruments. Quite lovely. I will need some more of this composer’s work.

Now then, here are Andreas’ recommendations:

Here’s five good ones that come to mind – in no particular order:

Jake Vida – Drowning In Thought

All Black Everything – Gentle Floor

Heu{s-k}ach – Un

Ennio Mazzon – The Possibility Of Joy

Ennio Mazzon – Skriða

I realise that I forgot one amazing album on my list. It was originally released as a CD-R, but I see that the
band has put it up for free on their site:

Hiroshima Bird Market – “Bridge Bypass All”

I co-run the label Twilight Luggage. Most of our releases are available
as both free download and CD-R, so my recommendation will naturally be to check out our site 🙂

Thanks Andreas!


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