mp3: Kallie Lampel – Fingerlings

I’ll start this by trying to right the wrong we committed of somehow completely missing Kallie’s tape from earlier this year Skyward.  It’s dope.  Listen to it.  Anyway, if you hadn’t heard, Tortilla Pass has gone and changed his name to his real name Kallie Lampel which is cool because he has a cool name.  Beyond changing his name, he’s …

pkelly94mp3: Kallie Lampel – Fingerlings

Mixtape: Ace Mo- A Dream’s Depth

Ace Mo is the latest member of the experimental Makoshine collective to have his turn in the spot-light with his new EP A Dream’s Depth.  The release lives up to it’s name, acting as a sonic cloud pillow, of the memory foam variety, to rest my tired blogger ears.  The washed out sounds and soft textures coming through on this …

pkelly94Mixtape: Ace Mo- A Dream’s Depth

The Up-Turn Presents: A Conversation with Tortilla Pass

Sometimes experimental musicians are too serious for their own good.  Somewhere between unlocking new dimensions of texture in sound and redefining the definition of noise, artists may lose the sense of fun that may have attracted them to music in the first place. Kallie Lampel of Tortilla Pass is not an artist that takes himself too seriously.  Maybe it’s just because he’s …

pkelly94The Up-Turn Presents: A Conversation with Tortilla Pass

Mixtape: Mood Tattoed- Pirate Treasures

I like Pirate Treasures by Mood Tattoed because it is good.  It is good because Pirate Treasures is filled with gorgeous ambient tracks with splashes of tropically inspired music scattered throughout the listen.  Moving away from reverb-filled synth-wash ambient music, Mood Tattoed’s tracks demand the attention of the listener with memorable compositions and melodies.  The result is an album that …

pkelly94Mixtape: Mood Tattoed- Pirate Treasures

mp3: Tortilla Pass- The Secret Deity (EP)

Our latest blessing from the producer of all things good, Tortilla Pass, comes in the form of this 5-track EP The Secret Deity.  Moving away from classically electronic sounds, The Secret Deity comes off as an incredibly organic sounding EP and it’s hard to imagine that most of this probably isn’t recorded with live instruments (that could be wrong though).  While none …

pkelly94mp3: Tortilla Pass- The Secret Deity (EP)

mp3: Boards of Canada- Roygbiv (Tortilla Pass Remix)

Boards of Canada’s ‘Roygbiv’ is pretty much sacred when it comes to the world of experimental electronic music, so I was psyched to see Tortilla Pass take on the song.  Although he keeps most of what makes the original so great intact, Tortilla Pass still manages to turn the song into something all his own.  The remix really takes off …

pkelly94mp3: Boards of Canada- Roygbiv (Tortilla Pass Remix)

Enjoy it While it’s Fresh: Tortilla Pass

Of all the things electronic producers can do to distinguish themselves from the mass of other artists these days, simply having a huge amount of talent and being able to show that off works best.  While his unique name might already do the job, Tortilla Pass has talent… a lot of it.  On his song ‘Luna Tribe’, Tortilla Pass pulls …

pkelly94Enjoy it While it’s Fresh: Tortilla Pass