The 4am: 10

The 4am is a mixtape file containing nothing but music donated directly by new and/or unsigned acts. The 4am is of no set length and is released on no set schedule. The 4am is mixed down to 128 of the kbps. If you enjoyed The 4am, please spread the word, linking back to this post.

10: Peace And Soil

Yeah, I know, it’s been a month since the last one. A combination of work pressure and really not finding much music that seems to suggest a progression or sequence for a podcast. So have a short 4am that reeks of misery, loneliness, injury, abandonment and death.

It’s about time I used something from Aaron McMullan: wonderful voice, and a real writer. Burnt Earth’s other work has a strong early Human League/Depeche Mode influence, but “Locked Inside” is, to me, the one where they reach escape velocity; it’s bigger, more muscular, stomping and grinding sparks.

“Fierce The Fallow Foe” is just beautiful, a funereal garden.

Hope you find something here to enjoy.


Aaron McMullan – “Ode To Innocence” (5:09)

Burnt Earth – “Locked Inside” (5:14)

Poles Apart – Fierce The Fallow Foe (4:25)

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