Cranberries, The -- Zombie

One last 10☆/10★ score, then some more 9's, 8's, 7's and 6's for ye. (No shit music -- that's a promise)

This time it's a brilliant (in the same way the video to No Doubt's "Don't Speak", Depeche Mode's "Precious" and Johnny Cash's (RIP) rendition of Trent Reznor's classic masterpiece "Hurt" was anyway) video, fabulous lyrics and an wondorously well included, ever-present, background theme of unease and war.

Of course, this theme refers to the aptly named "The Troubles" in Northern Ireland. This theme is not shown visually (THAT much) but rather portrayed through a songful of terrificly sung lyrics, which you can thank Dolores O'Riordan for.

Released in 1994, it's still being played on the radio today.

Enough waffle, you want some music. But it's my DUTY to educate the musical thickos of this world you see.

Give it a good stab with a very blunt and partially rusty knife: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MShJ8h7cEbE&fmt=18


(Enjoy this video, if you come across a better source, please let one of the team know -- we try our best, but "we" (really "I" to be truthful) sometimes miss the best quality shizzles.)

Vibrasphere -- Tierra Azul (Gem)

I know, i've been handing out too many 10☆/10★ recently, but this is another one where it's appropriate.

Plus the fact that I am head of the "team of one" here at MMP and I alone make the rules, which in turn means that I alone can "bend" the rules, so there.

As always if you have any complaints take them up with the customer service department, who will give you the "single finger salute."

Anyways, on with the music! A proper beaut of a track.

Do some damage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAuQFgClvyQ&fmt=18


(The quality of the above video is better in sound than in picture quality, at least it was on this machine. If you are having trouble with the video, or just have a shite connection.. try the bandwidth reduced non-HQ video --


Vibrasphere -- Manzanilla

This is 09:02 you'll not regret taking time out for.

With beautiful melodic riffs and clarity that is difficult to fathom, this track may well take you to a place safer and more wonderful than anything you had previously known.

Listen to it, there's precious little that mere words and letters can do to describe it.

Lie back, get all your best sound gear warmed up ((all 19+ drivers)twenty minutes or so before) and travel far far away, into another dimension of your limitless consciousness, your psyche is set to swirl.

Ready... Fight!:

10☆/10★ -- A rarity indeed, a sublime track has to have a sublime score.

(Interestingly the quality seems to be of a fairly good standard, but I have done a complete retune of everything recently so perhaps that has something to do with it. By all means if you come across a higher quality legal feed, a good *.FLAC for example, let us at MMP know!)

Round One EP -- Plastic VS Cosmic Iron (FLAC)

Don't let the bizarre title get in the way, download this fast paced, electronically experimental music from Ektoplazm.com

The track "Ultraviolet" is sure to get feet tapping, with it's throbbing bass lines and liquid almost polymerised, synth notes.


Give it a good spank:

HOME: http://www.ektoplazm.com/free-music/plastic-vs-cosmic-iron-round-1-ep/ 

FLAC: http://www.ektoplazm.com/files/Plastic%20vs%20Cosmic%20Iron%20-%20Round%201%20EP%20-%202009%20-%20FLAC.zip

Mpeg Layer 3: http://www.ektoplazm.com/files/Plastic%20vs%20Cosmic%20Iron%20-%20Round%201%20EP%20-%202009%20-%20MP3.zip

WAV: http://www.ektoplazm.com/files/Plastic%20vs%20Cosmic%20Iron%20-%20Round%201%20EP%20-%202009%20-%20WAV.rar


(I seriously doubt you'll have any issues with the quality of this rapid album as it's stored in multiple-file lossless FLAC file format, which is in turn placed inside a container file, in this case an *.zip and not an *.rar)


Avalanches, The -- Frontier Psychiatrist

A most excellent song, if a little repetitive.

A must watch video too.. view it to find out why. 8-)

(I particularly love the drummer and the smile they offer whilst casually smashing those drum heads)

It's recently been used (two years back) in an advertisement for Seat cars, albeit a slightly cleaner sounding version and with some added reverb and warper effects.

Essentially it's the same thing, just in a different shell.

OR if you prefer it's the same shell with a different kernel.

Get your 'eds around that then!

Have a smash on it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgeKfzD5PlU


(Don't forget to click HQ in the YT player! Whilst i'm not sure if it makes much difference in this particular sample it does seem to enable a fuller sound and possibly some very light signal processing in better quality videos.)

Bloody Beetroots, The (Featuring Steve Aoki) -- Warp 1.9

While this track contains much of the same slightly irritating poorly executed warper the piece in the middle (the "bridge") of the song with the harpsichord is rather good.

It's other saving grace is that the video is a little unusual.

Give it six of the best: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wKFpByU7DA


(Feel free to skip the crap parts to the bridge of the song)