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The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records 1917-1927, Vol. I

September 30, 2013

The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records 1917-1927, Vol. I Jack White’s Third Man Records is set to release an enormous Paramount Records retrospective this November, in collaboration with the late John Fahey’s Revenant Records and leading music researcher Alex van der Tuuk. The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records 1917-1927, Vol. I truly is a sight... 

Carios & Diskomargaux – Solaris

September 27, 2013

Carios & Diskomargaux – Solaris I have no idea what this is, really, or what is going on with it. I stumbled across it when the inimitable (and amazing) FOODMAN posted a link on Twitter or Facebook and I was hooked. The cover is so ridiculous that one can’t help but be intrigued, but then the first track is called “Netscape... 

Family Time 4-Way Split 7″

September 27, 2013

Family Time 4-Way Split 7″ Though I know Kevin Greenspon’s catalog of recordings well enough and I recognize Reighnbeau thanks to a review from Phil Diamond this past May, it feels like an age since my first introduction to Family Time Records; Travis Von Sydow of Rapid Youth’s debut as Ancient Crux, Interracial... 

Taz – Full Blossom Of The Evening

September 26, 2013

Taz – Full Blossom Of The Evening Tazmanian Tiger has been active for roughly a year and a half under that name, releasing a series of well received mixtapes (the second installment feat. Deniro Farrar and Shady Blaze) and equally solid collaborations and remixes, like this chopped and screwed version of Beautiful Lou and Western Tink... 

Belgian Fog – “YouDriveMeToMadness”

September 24, 2013

Belgian Fog – “YouDriveMeToMadness” Seattle-based musician and DJ Robert Dale, assistant to Kevin Cole on KEXP’s afternoon show, operates otherwise behind the alias Belgian Fog, producing vibrant synth pop guided by his own versatile and evocative vocals. “YouDriveMeToMadness” is the second single that Dale has released... 

Sonic Circuits: District of Noise, Vol. 6

September 23, 2013

Sonic Circuits: District of Noise, Vol. 6 For the past thirteen years, the Sonic Circuits experimental music organization has orchestrated an annual festival for the artistically open-minded in the Washington, DC area, gathering international heavyweights such as Merzbow, Barn Owl, or this year’s highlight, Richard Pinhas, alongside local... 

Last Night – “Vultures”

September 23, 2013

Last Night – “Vultures” Le Turc Mecanique, the Parisian label responsible for an eclectic pair of releases ranging from Montebourg’s krautrock leaning jams to Maria False’s shoegaze-infused rock, is set to unleash the tightly-wound punk fury of fellow Parisians, Last Night. In anticipation of their new record, Secret,... 

Goldrush Festival 2013 Companion Cassette

September 23, 2013

Goldrush Festival 2013 Companion Cassette Yeah, we know Crawford Philleo is Decoder’s features editor, but we’re too proud of him for Goldrush Festival not to mention it at least once this week. Plus, some of us have pumped big bucks into the shindig this year so we’d better put some work in and show we mean business. Now... 

Miaou – Bring The Lights EP

September 20, 2013

Miaou – Bring The Lights EP Miaou is an important — yet, sometimes overlooked — IDM/post-rock trio formed in the late 90’s by Tatsuki Hamasaki and sisters Mayumi and Hiromi Hasegawa in Tokyo, Japan.  Their newest EP titled Bring The Lights was released digitally and physically from the Greek record label Sound... 

Premiere: The Embassy – “E-Culture”

September 19, 2013

Premiere: The Embassy – “E-Culture” Swedish disco-pop duo The Embassy, a long lived band founded circa 1999 by Fredrik Lindson and Torbjörn Håkansson in their hometown Gothenburg, have recently released a new single; appropriately packaging a remix of “International,” taken from their previous album Sweet Sensation (released... 

Hazy Montagne Mystique/YlangYlang – Magical Luv

September 19, 2013

Hazy Montagne Mystique/YlangYlang – Magical Luv As a general rule, glorious sounds emanate from Montreal. This gentle cassette, with one side each from Jeunesse Cosmique label owners Catherine Debard (YlangYlang) and Chittakone Baccam (Hazy Montagne Mystique), is but one example of the staggeringly remarkable stream of audible bliss that leaks in... 

Angel 1 – Liberal

September 18, 2013

Angel 1 – Liberal I first came across Angel 1 a couple of months ago, having found him thanks to a 1:53 minute jam of his titled “All I See Is God”, via Soundcloud, which was followed up by his Purple Haze cassette for Constellation Tatsu. Despite his not having published a lot of new music on his own web... 

David Kanaga – “Start Mush”

September 18, 2013

David Kanaga – “Start Mush” My knowledge of computer games is almost non-existent. Discounting my childhood days of whacking at rubbery buttons in order to manoeuvre a square frog across a busy road, my intense teenage fling with Donkey Kong Country, and the drunken mid-twenties epic that resulted in me taking Cheltenham Town... 

Gardland — “Syndrome Syndrome”

September 17, 2013

Gardland — “Syndrome Syndrome” For how ugly and shoddily austere their approach to techno is, Gardland actually makes perfect sense as RVNG Intl.’s newest signee. Almost as the yang to Blondes’ yin, the Sydney, Australia duo revels in a forward-thinking buzz of loops, delay and heady repetition. But while Blondes exist... 

Alligator Indian – More Songs About Animals and TV

September 17, 2013

Alligator Indian – More Songs About Animals and TV Alligator Indian‘s latest EP, More Songs About Animals and TV., just dropped this morning. The four song EP certainly has a haunting nature, playing well into the upcoming witching season known as Halloween. (I consider Halloween an alternate name for the month of October.) Delicate keys flutter... 

Beau Wanzer – “Balls of Steel” / “Outside Auto”

September 16, 2013

Beau Wanzer – “Balls of Steel” / “Outside Auto” Beau Wanzer is a man of many different hats, releasing his own weird dance sounds with an array of machines you might hear from an 80s low budget cult movie soundtrack. He’s also involved with Streetwalker, an immersive techno project in a similar vein that their label characterizes as “dirty... 

Faint Wild Light – “Echo” (Peder Mannerfelt’s Gentle Phase)

September 13, 2013

Faint Wild Light – “Echo” (Peder Mannerfelt’s Gentle Phase) Faint Wild Light is the solo project of James Ginzburg from Emptyset, a new effort that swings wide of his usual gig’s minimalist electronic rigmarole — though certain tracks feel similarly abstracted in their composition. The project’s self-titled debut is a nine track collection of... 

Fifty Grand – Join You (The October Demos)

September 13, 2013

Fifty Grand – Join You (The October Demos) Though West Coast artist and producer Fifty Grand, aka ROACH QUEEN, has collaborated with Aural Sects since 2012 and self-released plenty of material via her SoundCloud, it’s a recently uploaded batch of older demos on her Bandcamp that may be among my favorite tracks of the year. Titled Join... 

Nate Treme – Space Swamp

September 13, 2013

Nate Treme – Space Swamp A few weeks ago the Montreal-based label Jeunesse Cosmique (“Cosmic Youth”) released Nate Treme‘s new beat tape, Space Swamp. Ten tracks full of spacial beats, world rhythms and finely layered samples, the album establishes a clear new direction in Nate’s output, offering a... 

The Young Sinclairs – “You’re Tied” b/w “Mona Lisa”

September 12, 2013

The Young Sinclairs – “You’re Tied” b/w “Mona Lisa” I have to confess it’s been more than a few years since I’ve spent much time with The Young Sinclairs, not since first hearing from their then label/collective Magic Twig Community regarding its first batch of releases with other Roanoke, VA bands; The Young Sinclairs, The Sad Cobras, Rootstone... 
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