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Emily Reo – “Coast”

August 29, 2013

Emily Reo – “Coast” On Tuesday Elestial Sound will release Emily Reo‘s new LP, Olive Juice. Pitchfork just tipped us off to the latest single from the record, “Coast”. As p4k points out, the title might call to mind a beachy theme at first, but the concept ends in the name. Almost immediately upon listening,... 

Premiere: Ditt Inre – Värd mer än guld

August 29, 2013

Premiere: Ditt Inre – Värd mer än guld We’ve been pretty jazzed on all that we’ve heard from Cascine signee Ditt Inre, so it’s with extreme pleasure that Decoder gets to premiere the stream of their debut full-length. The Stockholm duo craft the kind of dreamy tunes I’ve come to associate most commonly with Sweden... 

Rod Hamilton – Atitlán

August 29, 2013

Rod Hamilton – Atitlán The groovy sounds of the marimba and xylophone, as well as a few touches of layering and effects, are all you will hear on Rod Hamilton’s excellent cassette, Atitlán. The Baltimore-based electroacoustic composer and percussionist offers nine tripped out, spacey, and rhythmic percussion tracks. “Treppe,”... 

LPZ – Think For Yourself EP

August 29, 2013

LPZ – Think For Yourself EP Generally it’s a little rare for me to find South American electronic acid house/bass acts. Fortunately, on this occasion, it was our editor Dwight that introduced me to LPZ, a Paraguayan trio that 12 months ago released their debut for Body Work Music, 1983. After being featured in some prominent... 

Premiere: Nohome – “Three”

August 28, 2013

Premiere: Nohome – “Three” It’s been over a decade since we last heard from avant-guitarist Caspar Brötzmann and his guttural, free-rock trio, Massaker. Brötzmann has now returned after a period of relative inactivity with an equally powerful trio line-up made up of Michael Wertmüller on drums and Marino Pliakas on ebass,... 

Upcoming Tapes on Digitalis (Fall 2013)

August 28, 2013

Upcoming Tapes on Digitalis (Fall 2013) Since beginning an interval focused on tending their newborn, the Digitalis family has mostly taken to their Facebook profile to share new tracks lately. Just a month ago, the label showcased three tapes playfully named the “Beat The Heat Tape Batch” in a mix led off with two of Japanese... 

Desert Heat – “Chimay Blues”

August 28, 2013

Desert Heat – “Chimay Blues” Desert Heat is a trio consisting of Irish guitarist Cian Nugent with the Gunn-Truscinski Duo (guitarist Steve Gunn and percussionist John Truscinski). The Duo’s latest release on Three Lobed, Ocean Parkway (2012), was released to critical acclaim, earning high praise for its expert fusion of Takoma... 

Premiere: Shanghai Beach – “Space”

August 26, 2013

Premiere: Shanghai Beach – “Space” If you’ve been tuned in to Memory No. 36 Recordings since their launch at the beginning of 2013, you may have already fallen for Pajama People’s Cool Intentions. Shanghai Beach, one of the infamous Pajama People, is now readying his solo effort that takes Cool to cold with icy synths and... 

Various Artists – Welcome To Tallahassee

August 26, 2013

Various Artists – Welcome To Tallahassee Although I’ve written about infectious funk and cheeky pop from around the state of Florida, the chief export of our capital city of Tallahassee is heavy music. From the combative noise of Philospiders to the savage hardcore of Webcam Teens, distortion reigns king around these parts. That said, it... 

Quttinirpaaq – No Visitors

August 26, 2013

Quttinirpaaq – No Visitors In the fine Texan tradition of psych-noise-surrealism (think Butthole Surfers, Pain Teens et al.), this pronunciation-challenging LP is an absolute beast of a record (the band is named for Quttinirpaaq, a polar desert in far northern Canada and the northernmost protected park area in the world), a monolithic... 

Yassou Benedict – In Fits In Dreams

August 26, 2013

Yassou Benedict – In Fits In Dreams Yassou Benedict has a feel for rhythms and textures that’s downright sexy. On the first portion of “Back Roads That Dead End,” clickity digital rhythms, resonant guitar notes, and Melissa Auf Der Mauer’s plaintive vocals create such a stimulating hypnosis that the track’s drop-off — after... 

Hank Jackson – “Deposit”

August 23, 2013

Hank Jackson – “Deposit” Mister Saturday Night is the Brooklyn-based label of Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin, each release focused on dance floor-ready jams, from Anthony Naples’ heady Mad Disrespect EP, to further techno excursions from Alex Burkat and Archie Pelago. The label has most recently released Hank Jackson’s... 

Tomaga – Sleepy Jazz for Tired Cats

August 23, 2013

Tomaga – Sleepy Jazz for Tired Cats London label Bunkland Records launched all the way back in 2009 with a couple of 3″ CD-rs by Karl Brummer and the charmingly named Drumcunt (now stylized DRMCNT, y’know, just in case). Skip forward four years and the label is still only on its 10th and 11th releases — an admirably considered... 

Stream: M. Geddes Gengras – ‘Collected Works Volume 1: The Moog Years’

August 22, 2013

Stream: M. Geddes Gengras – ‘Collected Works Volume 1: The Moog Years’ Ladies and gentleman, the time has come.  As promised, this week saw the release of a new LP from synth wizard and all-around musical mastermind M. Geddes Gengras, Collected Works Vol.1: The Moog Years, the first in an archival series. This one comes courtesy of the Umor Rex label and provides an amazing... 

Cosby – Hands Together

August 22, 2013

Cosby – Hands Together As one half of 100% Silk’s latest batch of tapes, Cosby’s Hands Together is a veritable melting pot of electronic music, in which a pastiche of house, techno, and acid are brought together in six groovy excursions. The man behind the moniker, Will Creason, an “American bass lifer,” brings together... 

Proximal Records – Beat Stew Volume Five

August 22, 2013

Proximal Records – Beat Stew Volume Five Los Angeles based independent record label Proximal Records has just released their lastest compilation, Beat Stew Volume Five. Featuring 30 tracks from artists like Co.fee, Glenn Jackson (whose contribution was done with fellow Oaklander, Wake), Texa$, Wake, Tought Tempo, Bear Claw and Blue Cube, this... 

Demdike Stare, “Secret Thirteen Mix 083”

August 21, 2013

Demdike Stare, “Secret Thirteen Mix 083” To celebrate their 2nd birthday, our blogging brethren and sistren over at Secret Thirteen commissioned UK spookers Demdike Stare to create the latest in an increasingly long line of stellar mixes. Demdike Stare (or “D-Stare” as no one ever calls them) are a pair of musicians quite close... 

Gem Trails – “Cashed Out For Real”

August 21, 2013

Gem Trails – “Cashed Out For Real” Gem Trails have readied their newest EP, Dripps, for a September 9 release from Fire Talk; and with this news comes the EP’s first single, “Cashed Out For Real”. I’m not really sure if the song’s title comes at all as a play on Cash Out’s song “Cashin’... 

Mavo – S/T 7″

August 21, 2013

Mavo – S/T 7″ Montreal-based and all-around-awesome label Fixture Records recently released this lovely 7″ by garage-pop duo Mavo. While the band themselves have remarked that they “might fade away with just a handful of songs recorded and forgotten,” we should all hope that that isn’t going... 

Born Gold – “Abdomen” + House Show Tour Announcement

August 21, 2013

Born Gold – “Abdomen” + House Show Tour Announcement Our fandom of Born Gold runs deep here, as several of us Decoders were originally brought together by Born Gold’s music (and even a tour ride-along!) Yesterday the Edmonton, AB-based unit announced an upcoming two-month tour of the US and Canada, including a chunk of dates at CMJ & Pop Montreal;... 
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