Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Going (Band)Camping: Eighth Edition

Another post of music from Bandcamp that I felt warranted discussion for one reason or another? Yep, that's what we've got here. No overall theme or genre is focused upon, the only unifying feature is that the wide array of artists discussed are at that handy website, Bandcamp. Time to dive into some tunes.

DOT--Welcome to the Dotosphere

I'd describe this EP by DOT as being like some good old fashioned surf-rock. The overall sound of the guitars, peppy vocals, and general vibe is reminiscent of a nice day at the beach. A great assortment of tracks to listen to on a cold winter night to warm-up and picture a hot Summer day. Listen here.

4 out of 5 stars.


This album by DRACULA FACTS features an assortment of short and often sweetly comedic tunes sung along with a ukelele and at times other instruments. There is a laid-back vibe to it all, with short bits about romance, awkwardness, and more working wonderfully such as on songs like, "KELS," and, "SABOTAGE," among others. A charming LP that makes you smile, in other words. He may be, "UNDEAD," but he clearly still has a lot of feelings. Listen to it at this link.

4.5 out of 5 stars.

Phillip of the Milky Way--Self-Titled EP

I quite dug the psychedelic rock that Phillip of the Milky Way provides on this EP. It goes by briskly with three quality tunes, but that's alright as I loved them all (with, "Everything Baby is Gonna Be Okay," being my favorite). While listening to Phillips trippy guitar and wild effects you really feel like you're floating on some otherworldly plane, taking in the chill tunes. It is truly a welcome piece of auditory relaxation for a stressful day. Try it out for yourself here.

5 out of 5 stars.


A vaporwave-style LP full of hip-hop beats that also mixes in some hip-hop sounds and rhymes? That sounds right up my alley--and it is! Over a heaping helping of tracks, FarragoL brings us some awesome beats and melodies along with samples of great rap. There is the rare track that drags a bit, but with 40 total, anything less-enjoyable quickly passes and is replaced by banger after banger of quality tunes. A stellar mish-mash of styles and sounds for sure, you should check it too.

4.5 out of 5 stars.

 Lindsheaven Virtual Plaza--Sign​​-​​Off Meditations, 1982 + NTSC Redacting

A weird double album of sorts. Lindsheaven Virtual Plaza has the first half/album be an atmospheric piece known as, "Sign-Off Meditations," that simulates a television channel signing off for the night with some soft and surreal ambient synths to chill out to. It is pretty, but gets a little dull. I was much more intrigued by, "NTSC Redacting," which keeps the weird 80's television theme but works in everything from a random weather update to a saxophone that sounds straight out of an old porno movie. It's some weird and pretty good experimental stuff. Put both of these strange albums together and you have a solidly odd listening experience.

4 out of 5 stars.

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