Australia - Full Moon 148 - 10/14/08
Sounds of Love
Mind-Heart Media Art
This eclectic free compilation announces the launch of a new Australian label, Mind-Heart Media Art. MHMA also publishes a quarterly magazine about the Mayan calendar called Second Creation. But what is the Mayan calendar I hear you cry! I won't go into it, but it's interesting stuff; thankfully you don't need to understand anything esoteric to enjoy this music.
The pick of the crop are the ebullient dayglo hip-hop of Babbelkin, who are essentially a cartoon, Aussie version of the Beastie Boys (this is a great thing); Jonathan Shaw's lilting, literate folk music, akin to John Lennon's solo output but with a sense of humour; and the edgy epic "Genocide" by Sounds Of Atlas.
Go ahead and download this free compilation from MHMA, and if you're looking for an interesting read, check out the latest edition of Second Creation too, which is all about "Radiosonic Harmonics", i.e., music!
Copyright © 2008 Tim Clarke