As the frost solidifies on leaves and the sky turns that old familiar shade of grey we welcome our 4th installment of the Discordian Dreaming Sampler Series. Every year Harmonious Discord aims to shed light on several under the radar artists that you can expect to see setting the tone for the following year. This year is no exception with a holiday cornucopia of beats and soundscapes that are sure to challenge your musical resolve and open your nostrils to the smell of sweet innovation. This year we sprinkle a little old and a little new with tracks from Harmonious Discord staples like Vegenaut, KiloWatt’s, Elevotion, and Monad as well as newcomers Henry Chow and EZT.
Harmonious Discord 023 Discordian Dreaming 4
1. EZT – Lil Sh0p
2. Monad – Planetary Drift
3. Henry Chow – Broken Glasses
4. Vegenaut – Hausdorff Dimensions
5. Elevotion – Microphage
6. KiloWatts – Goldfish
Our journey starts with a big whiff of un-natural gas as Tom Carlile (EZT) takes us to the waiting room from hell. Laden with dissonant rings, odd placed anomalies, and giggle gas vocals this selection is sure to leave you un-balanced. Following suit and keeping it extra-terrestrial comes a track by mid-west meandering mind Monad (Don Tinsley). This orbiting chugger blasts out of the gate with loads of great rotating melodies and bubbling points of presence. Deep chords and robotic bass add to the orbit and propel this piece into an optimal selection for late night space exploration. Keeping it deep but taking it down to a warm sun kissed stratosphere comes a selection by Houston native Henry Chow. Broken Glasses is a tech-house smooth ride with lots of motion, between the drummy glitches and the building melodic insanity there is a ton of great elements to be enjoyed on this one. The addition of a warm Juno 106 pad and droplets of syncopated Rhodes propel the song into a swung cadence that begs the feet for movement. It is no secret that we are fond of our next artist, 2010 saw multiple selection from the vegetable explorer and his newest creation represents the next evolution of style from this techno think tank. Huasdorff Dimensions supplies us with loads of Vegenaut’s trademark glitch but showcases a deep dance floor motive not present in his earlier works. As we work towards the songs that move, shake, and introduce us to a little more techno edginess it was important to include Discordian Dreaming veteran Elevotion who has a history of providing us with great dance-floor ammunition. Microphage bangs the drum to an off-beat, with signature evil synth interplay and effects that permeate your skull. Lastly, we couldn’t let another year go by without releasing a tune that has been on the HD shelves since 2003. KiloWatt’s “Goldfish” was a gem we could no longer keep from the world and a testament that his music is timeless. This year’s discordian installment offers a taste of sounds to come and a reminder that we often need look no further than our backyard for groundbreaking talent.