Free Shit: Brioskj, Muhr, Frux, Platonist, Candybag, Homo, the death of Kikapu

Another netlabel bites the dust!
I dunno what the reasons are, but it’s sad to see another source of free shit go. Not that it contributed much in my column’s short life so far, but that’s probably why it’s no longer around. But not to worry! The old releases are all archived and it’s all on the front page. A lot went down recently, though.’s domain expired, Ronin Collective is now gone, though vinced is focusing on Apegenine Records now. Ansiform might be dead, I haven’t seen a new release from them for a while now…

The rest of these sources are still alive, but the cake may or may not be a lie.

#235a-235e Brioskj / Pyramids [stream]
Its a fine, cheerful welcome back to Mr Brioskj, our resident Italian
artist. He creates some of the most fun and enjoyable tracks, no
elements of darkness need apply. Just happy, easy listening and high
power tracks of great quality and inspiration. This ep, inspired by the
moods and senses of the east, features some truly excellent melodies –
take the chorus in ghibli. Excellent and addictive!

download whole ep as ogg (.zip)
download album art download whole ep as mp3 (.zip) whole ep (.mp3) mirror


Date Release Id File info Artist Title
26/01/08 mtk.mp3.197 [3 tracks, 17 minutes, 23.2mb] Muhr ‘A Lonely Gust Of Wind’
pic by h0l

It’s been in the queue for quite some time, but we’re proud to finally
debut ‘A Lonely Gust Of Wind’ from Canadian artist Vincent Fugère, once
known as Vizion but nowadays known as Muhr – a 3-track ambient EP of
stark beauty and obtuse goodness.

We start off, naturally enough, with ‘Part 1’, which drifts in
and out almost entirely for the first half or so of the track, before
laying into some repeated ambient phrased, before ‘Part 2’ starts to
swell a little, laying on the almost orchestral waves – of one of the
most ambient releases we’ve put out on Monotonik for a good while.

Fortunately, the final track ‘Post’ turns up and bears fruit,
kicking out a carefully charged ending that’s just slightly ornate but
fully wonderful. Thumbs up to Muhr.

Download Muhr’s ‘A Lonely Gust Of Wind’ from:
1. “A Lonely Gust Of Wind – Part 1” – (d/l
2. “A Lonely Gust Of Wind – Part 2” – (d/l
3. “A Lonely Gust Of Wind – Post” – (d/l

..or download the entire release [.ZIP link], stream, or review the track at its Internet Archive release page.


2008.01.26 (PS029) [Frux]
– Viridian
colors, three songs with chips and beats.
073 – Platonist – Piano Doll

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US Mirror (thanks to SGX)

– style : Electronic
– prog : Schism Tracker
– date : 24 jan 2008

072 – Candybag – Modjoloo

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– style : Trance/Goa
– prog : Reason 3
– date : 19 jan 2008

071 – Homo Neophilus – Moments Like This

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US Mirror (thanks to SGX)

– style : Ballad
– prog : Cubase
– date : 15 jan 2008

There, that should keep everyone happy for another 2 weeks 😀