I like the serendipitous form of discovery... where a post in my RSS reader directs me to a website and, from there, I find something wonderful. It is a joyous experience, in my view.
This afternoon... I followed a link on Forest Gospel's review of Pausal's new recording... to the recordlabel, Type... to their mixcasts aka "Typecasts"... and then to details about the new album release from Jóhann Jóhannsson being released on Type.
Breaking that journey down...
- Forest Gospel is a fab blog that represents / reviews the kind of leftfield abstract sounds that I just soak up... its a "goto" if you are into that kind of music.
- Type Records is a new recordlabel to me... that has a focus on the kind of soundtrack ambience that I love. I intend to explore their catalogue and roster of talent over the next wee while.
- They present a series of mixtapes entitled "Typecasts" that have intrigued me... I have downloaded for offline consumption: "Summer Trips", "Pausal Mix", and "Makefulness" because of their instant appeal... after a wee listen on the Soundcloud widget. I am really into "mixtapes" at the moment and am really excited by what I've heard here so far.
- Oh and they are releasing the new album from one of my favourite musicians :: Jóhann Jóhannsson :: entitled "And In The Endless Pause There Came The Sound Of Bees" . It is released on the 12th April (this coming Monday) on download, CD & LP. I've had a wee listen to it via the Soundcloud widget and I am very impressed... it builds upon his earlier releases and has a wonderful consistency about it. It is, in fact, an actual soundtrack... it serves as the accompaniment to Marc Craste’s animated film ‘Varmints’ (trailer). I can't wait to pick it up.