Monday, 7 February 2011

CYBER10 Alternative Mixtape

CYBER10 Alternative Mixtape is the first compilation of CYBER10 covering genres as indie, alternative rock and pop and related sub-genres. Following the pattern of the other compilations, bands from many parts of the world joined CYBER10 to create this new project. Each of this artists below are worthy to be listened because even though some of them share the same genre, they got their musical particularities, I managed to find bands with influences of heavy/rock and some others with electro influences, what makes the sequence very interesting. This journey starts with December Days in a coldplay-like track and finishes with Matleena Sirén with her deep harmonies, enjoy!

9 tracks in playlist, average track length: 4:28
Playlist length: 40 minutes 14 seconds

Playlist files:

1. December Days - The Escape (4:15)
2. Kate and After - Lost and Found (3:10)
3. Tristâme - Secretly (3:33)
4. Echo No Echo - And Farewell (5:31)
5. Kind of girl - Poetry Boy (4:19)
6. Luna Spark - Sleepless (4:09)
7. Гришковец и Бигуди - На заре (4:38)
8. Jakki Jelene - Comatose (5:47)
9. Matleena Sirén - I Can't Ever (Orchestral Version) (4:52)

December Days (São Paulo)
December Days is the alternative/indie influenced project of Diogo Peres, from São Paulo, according to the artist: Life sometimes can be heavy, dark and twisty. That was me in 2007, when a thunderstorm passed through my life, hopes and dreams and made me feel completely hopeless. Music has always been my shield from storms, that's how December Days was born. It was just a escape from everything, and now has become everything. Enjoy as you walk over the pages of my life.

Luna Spark (New Zeland)
Luna Spark was an indietronic synth/folk rock solo/collaborative project/band based in Auckland, and sometimes Hamilton, New Zealand. Confusing enough? luna spark was based on the songs and efforts of tracey exenola, which is me. Your narrator. That voice speaking in your head as you read this. ALL luna spark music is *free* to download, so go nuts. That’s everything two EPs and six albums worth of music. If you like luna spark, be sure to check out what luna spark evolved into: Radio Over Moscow.

Echo No Echo (USA)
Echo No Echo is a four piece electro-rock pop group who draw heavily from influences spanning modern indie rock to 1980's synth pop. In the summer of 2006 Echo No Echo formed specifically to open up for Information Society at Portland's Crystal Ballroom. The response was outstanding and propelled the band forward with their new wave synth rock culminating with their summer 2008 debut release “Crystals”. Conjuring up sounds similar to New Order and Gary Numan, Echo No Echo presents the perfect mixture of keyboards, synths and your traditional guitar, drums and bass rock weapons.

Kind Of Girl (Denmark)
Copenhagen’s Kind of Girl specialise in bass heavy synth-pop doused in the sweet addictive vocal melodies of lead singer Sissel. Based in Copenhagen and a rare live performer… have you been among the lucky few to catch a show…well… consider yourself lucky… a somehow secret band…

Гришковец и Бигуди (Russia)
Famous russian artist (writer, actor and playwright) E.Grishkovets and “Bigudi” band. Renowned Russian playwright, spoken word artist, director and actor, Evgeniy Grishkovetz rose to popularity among the Russian middle-class through his candid, stream-of-conciousness solo plays. In those he explored themes of childhood memories, gender, sincerity, perception of time, military valor etc. as applied to an urban lifestyle man in his thirties.

Jakki Jelene (USA)
Jakki Jelene is an angelic and captivating singer, songwriter, and musician who resides in San Diego, CA. Her first body work, “Acoustic Demos”, consisted of 12 original tracks set to haunting, acoustic music that showcased her beginnings as a solo artist. She then went on to collaborate with various independent artists on songs such as “Invisible”, “Crash & Burn”, and “Heaven Bound”. Jakki Jelene independently released her first full length studio album, “Reflections”, in 2006. “Reflections” contains electronic soundscapes, passionate, thought provoking lyrics, enchanting vocals, and lush, layered harmonies. In 2009 she released an EP entitles “Seasons”, an emotional and spiritual exploration of the four seasons. She is now in the process of releasing a string of singles in 2011.

Tristâme (USA)
Tristâme (pronounced: Tristaam) is the moniker singer/songwriter Rami uses for his solo atmospheric rock/alternative rock project. After an online EP released in March EP, Tristâme’s debut album “Unraveling Horizons” was released in July 2009 - The album is a journey into the thoughts and emotions of a “passive explorer,” one who is carried through his life without ever truly living it, engaged in the world only through his dreams and unfulfilled aspirations.
The name Tristâme comes from the sad legend of Tristan of Cornwall and the French word for soul, “âme”. Tristâme in broken French could mean “Sad Soul”.

Kate and After (Sweden)
Kate and After is an indie pop band from Gothenburg, Sweden. The band consist of Magnus Lindquist (vocals), Jonas Karlsson (guitar), Carl Nelvig (organ), Kristoffer Sohtell (bass) and Joakim Axelsson (drums).Kate and After was founded in 2008. In November 2009, the first single, Snow Angel, was released. This release was a contribution to the project Unsigned Christmas, an initiative to bring forward Christmas music from unsigned artists on LastFM. On August 19th 2010, the band released a 3-track EP, ‘Things To Do’. These three songs are produced by Henryk Lipp who has also worked with and produced many well known Swedish bands and artists such as Millencolin, Håkan Hellström, and Thåström.

Matleena Sirén (Finland)
From Finland, Matleena Sirén has released a single named "I Can't Ever" (2010) which has three versions of the song "I Can't Ever" plus the song "My Friend". Matleena compose the songs herself and as well plays the piano, resulting in a pop-piano music full of melodies and deep feelings.

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