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Anji Bee - Love Me Leave MeAnji Bee - Love Me Leave Me

Anji Bee – Love Me Leave Me

ALBUM SPOTLIGHT Immensely pleasant – this is how I would describe this debut solo LP by Anji Bee. Yes, this is exactly what some people like to call “elevator trip-hop”, but I like to think of this term as “music that elevates your spirit”. Sometimes (and by “sometimes” I mean...
Nate Connelly - A Dream About Being LostNate Connelly - A Dream About Being Lost

Nate Connelly – A Dream About Being Lost

ALBUM SPOTLIGHT Happy New Year, everyone! Here’s something from last year that many of you might have missed with all the holiday craziness. An excellent release from a young label Blind Colour, this is the debut album by Nate Connelly, yet it is filled with talent and confindence from the...
Josh Furey - PetalsJosh Furey - Petals

Josh Furey – Petals

Is it OK to refer to a great album as ‘sophisticated’? I feel like such epithet may rob it of some of the love and feeling that went into creating it and replace it with some robotic  coldness. Which is the last thing I want to do to Petals. It’s...
Josh Furey: "What you hear is truly subjective"Josh Furey: "What you hear is truly subjective"

Josh Furey: “What you hear is truly subjective”

Allow me introduce the person who was able to bring trippin’ the rift back to life – Josh Furey. His new album Petals is coming out this Friday, and trippin’ the rift grabbed a few minutes of of his busy pre-release schedule to talk about him and his music. tipkin...

Back from the dead

Yeah! Trippin’s back, alright! Thanks for checking up on me, thank you to all people still listening to Trippin’ The Rift Radio, thank you for still loving this trippy music. I hope this burst of activity lasts longer than the previous one, because there is sure a lot to cover. This is why I’m changing...

Hiatus

After much consideration I decided to press the ‘Pause’ button on trippin’ the rift. Hopefully not forever (I put way too much effort into this project to just abandon it like that) but definitely for a couple of months at least. I will keep the radio alive and will try to update the ‘New and...
Poldoore - Dreamworks EP

Poldoore – Dreamworks EP

Here I am, my dear readers, with what most likely will be the last review of the year 2012. Is this the most important of the recent releases? Probably not. It’s a 5-track EP from a young largely unknown musician who (unfortunately) will most likely remain largely unknown in the upcoming year. I cannot say...
Cuefx - International Post-War Chill Remixes

Cuefx – International Post-War Chill Remixes

I shamefully missed the release of Cuefx – International Post-War Chill earlier this year. Not intentionally – I knew that any release from *export label is pretty much guaranteed to be at the very least interesting, and this video was very intriguing. But damned lack of time and energy didn’t let me cover it here....
AM444 - Rooms

AM444 – Rooms

My reviews are more of impressions (as the tag suggests) now than ever before. Not having the ability to thoroughly listen to any release from the beginning to the end I put them on whenever and wherever I can – in my car driving to/from work, on my tablet in the kitchen while cooking dinner,...
New News

New News

Wow, that was a ridiculously long hiatus. I hope you, my dear readers and you, all the wonderful musicians who were expecting a review from me during these past few months, will find it in your beautiful hearts to forgive me. As my wonderful little daughter grows up and I’m getting… not younger, it’s hard...
Botany Bay: "We really have nothing to lose"

Botany Bay: “We really have nothing to lose”

What is a friend? To me it is someone who will stay with you no matter what you’re going through, who will share your happiness when you’re successful and will go through tough times with you, shoulder to shoulder. I have met many musicians since I’ve started this blog, but not a lot of them...
Jacuzzi Project: "First of all it's music"

Jacuzzi Project: “First of all it’s music”

I’m sure that Ukrainian (and not only) fans of electronica, jazz and just good music are familiar with the work of  Jacuzzi Project one way or another – if not from seeing them play at major regional festivals, then from their two studio albums (one of which trippin’ the rift had a pleasure reviewing last...

Video digest July 2012

Hey all! I’m back from a much needed (and way too short) vacation with a whole bunch of great music videos. Oh yeah. Turns out that different search attempts and methods produce different results, so after a little bit of trying (and trying and trying) I ended up with ten (!) excellent audio-visual pieces that...
Poldoore - Lush Life EP

Poldoore – Lush Life EP

In case you haven’t noticed (we sure have been noticing the shit out if it here in Chicagoland), it happens to be summertime, which means it’s time for summertime music. Coincidentally I have three excellent summer-flavored releases for you and I even wanted to review all three of them in one post, but decided against...
Boomruin/BMRN - Monochrome

Boomruin/BMRN – Monochrome

“Monochrome Intro” gives you a pretty good idea (slash warning) that you’re about to hear some weird shit. You cannot tell just from this bizarre (and a bit spooky) slowed down rap intro whether this weird shit is going to be any good. But the second track “Haz” makes it clear (it did for me...
Made Of Wood (Albuquerque, USA)

Made Of Wood (Albuquerque, USA)

I like smart people. They make life easier, conversations more meaningful, movies less boring and music that you actually want to listen to. You will definitely want to listen to Dan Waldman‘s (aka Made Of Wood) album The Chill/Funk Trip (as well as his other works) after reading this interview. And you definitely should, because...