COMA Music Magazine has grown a lot recently as we are receiving tons of material from artists and label asking for reviews.Â There is simply no way we can review every item we receive, but some of the music we get warrants notice.Â Here are three releases that deserve mention.
LeVant – Beyond the Masque of Eden
Dead Scarlet Records
Released:Â January 1, 2011
Classified as â€œdark orchestralâ€, â€œambientâ€, â€œelectronicâ€ all of these terms seem much too restrictive to place this release in.Â I heard so many different sounds itâ€™s hard to even describe, but there is extraordinary depth and breadth to this album.Â I heard allusions to several different ethnic styles and was reminded of the music of Muslimgauze on several tracks.Â I could easily see some of the songs being used as dance-floor filler by an appropriately talented DJ and the guitar work on some tracks was both surprising and well placed.
Ben Arp â€“ 2010 in Three Parts
Released:Â January 4, 2011
Prolific is one term that can be applied to Ben Arp, the creative force behind C/A/T, Captive Six as well as the founder of Crunch Pod, diverse is an equally applicable term.Â 2010 in Three Parts is the first EP of music specifically written to be released under his name rather then a project name and from listening to the songs on it, he should feel proud to attach his name.Â Obviously drawing from his history as a DJ, Ben has crafted three tracks that could be at home both on the dance floor or your MP3 player.Â Iâ€™m not normally a fan of what some folks call â€œtrip-hopâ€, but I felt I heard some unique trippyness to the songs on this EP that was immensely enjoyable.
Angelspit â€“ Carbon Beauty
Released: March 8, 2011
The second remix album for songs originally contained on Hideous and Perfect, their debut release on Metropolis Records, Carbon Beauty shows just how far the remix has come as an art form since beginning as little more then a way of attaching a lesser know act with a big name.Â Also containing three new tracks,Â Carbon Beauty is a punch to the face and that is exactly how Zoog and Destroyx wanted it.Â The three new tracks are placed perfectly for balancing out the release and are a treat for fans.