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Parallel Pyres – Return

April 30, 2014

Parallel Pyres – Return I was first introduced to Joshua Frank’s music through his band Hot & Cold, making up half of it’s membership along with his brother Simon. Together they write incredible new/no-wave influenced rock songs, distorting dance floor swagger from their buzzing machines. While they’ve... 

Jeremy Bible – Collisions

April 30, 2014

Jeremy Bible – Collisions Whether you realize it or not, you’re probably already familiar with Jeremy Bible. Well, assuming you’ve taken more than a cursory glance at Decoder’s past posts. The Ohio-based multi-media artist has had more than a hand in shaping experimental music (as an aural tastemaker with the... 

Premiere: I IM EYE MY – “Streetcat Bonfire”

April 29, 2014

Premiere: I IM EYE MY – “Streetcat Bonfire” From an upcoming tape for L.A.’s Not Not Fun, I IM EYE MY is made up of Philadelphia musicians Al Creedon and Sean Hamilton (of Spacin’ and Bleeding Rainbow). “Streetcat Bonfire,” the preview track offered by the label,  is a deliriously primal slab of spaced-out drones, pummeling... 

Homebody – S/T EP

April 29, 2014

Homebody – S/T EP Given the punchy percussion, jangly rhythms and glum melodies, you might have guessed Homebody was an unknown castaway from the island of C86. But in fact, Homebody is an upstart jangle-pop trio based out of Denver. The group’s self-titled, debut EP speaks to the faded but semi-fluorescent heyday... 

Lost Here… – Hospital Music

April 28, 2014

Lost Here… – Hospital Music San Francisco-based label Fur Tuxedo Records only has four releases to its name so far, but the one that’s jumped out at me the most is this incredible concept album about a hospital visit, by an artist known as Lost Here… The titles of the 15 tracks on this album tell the story of a single... 

Premiere: Hiss Tracts – “…shortwave nights”

April 28, 2014

Premiere: Hiss Tracts – “…shortwave nights” Elegiac elegance isn’t exactly the first thing you’d expect from a collaboration of David Bryant (founding member of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Set Fire to Flames) and Kevin Doria (founding member of Growing and sole noise terrorist of Total Life), but subtlety and nuance is precisely... 

Rale / Lolly Gesserit – Split Double Cassette

April 28, 2014

Rale / Lolly Gesserit – Split Double Cassette Asheville, North Carolina seems to be home to a number of interesting music-making entities and low profile/high quality imprints. Both Lynn Fister’s artfully-curated Watery Starve label and the equally delightful Bathetic Records outfit hail from the city, so I’ve added it to my list of... 

Week in Review #16

April 26, 2014

Week in Review #16 Wrapping up the week after Record Store Day has a fairly distinct flavor for me and probably many others… it was difficult to keep up with this year. The 2014 event’s sales were record setting and no one in the know can fail to observe its efficacy in the lives of many stores. Still, the... 

Premiere: Rough Fields – “Cascade”

April 25, 2014

Premiere: Rough Fields – “Cascade” Rough Fields is the electro-acousmatic-pop project of James Birchall, a London-based producer who records lo-fi suites of experimental pop music with hi-fi results. The project’s latest High Time EP highlights Birchall’s far-reaching art-pop aptitude, with three modestly expansive and expanding... 

Bob Bucko Jr. – Blast the Past & Travel Well

April 25, 2014

Bob Bucko Jr. – Blast the Past & Travel Well To celebrate the end of April and beginning of May, prolific experimental blues guitarist Bob Bucko Jr. is embarking on a tour around the Great Plains. Bucko will bring a set of releases through Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, and Wisconsin, including his most recent tour CD (Blast the Past) and tape (Travel... 

Dorval & Devereaux – S/T

April 24, 2014

Dorval & Devereaux – S/T On their own, Crystal Dorval and Beau Devereaux craft hypnotic, noisy, and off-beat pop under the guises White Poppy and Samantha Glass. For their debut collaboration, released via Moon Glyph, the two starting working together back in 2012, with Crystal in Vancouver, B.C., and Beau in Madison, WI. The... 

Euglossine – Lustrous

April 23, 2014

Euglossine – Lustrous A Euglossine album is not unlike a series of high-definition photographs of snails. Gainesville-based multi-instrumentalist Tristan Whitehill’s music has a kind of super-saturated alien beauty which, when you think about it, is not really so different from that of a DSLR photo of a snail leaning off... 

Patrick Piper – In the Aureole of Lowness

April 23, 2014

Patrick Piper – In the Aureole of Lowness Composed of five resonating tones, which are mysterious in origin, Patrick Piper’s In the Aureole of Lowness is a droning, captivating release from Chicago’s Lillerne Tapes. There is something transcendent about the sounds on this tape as they emanate from my speakers, likely due to the... 

Stream: Oiseaux-Tempête – ‘Re-Works’

April 22, 2014

Stream: Oiseaux-Tempête – ‘Re-Works’ Post Rock has been slowly dying for a decade or so now, reaching a point of such exhaustion that not even Godspeed You! Black Emperor, the undisputed titans of the genre, could revive it in 2012 when they dropped the long-awaited ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! and it promptly disappeared... 

Tokyo Rose – “Zender Overdrive”

April 21, 2014

Tokyo Rose – “Zender Overdrive” Aphasia Records continues to go from strength to strength, with each new release cranking the wailing ’80s synth gloss up just that little bit further. This year has already witnessed new full lengths by Judge Bitch, whose pumping Gridiron pitched vicious robot football players against one another... 

Week in Review #15

April 19, 2014

Week in Review #15 I’m sure we’ve all enjoyed the hyperbolic lead-up to another Record Store Day this week, Job knows it provided plenty of genuine interest for this installment of the Week in Review, alongside a slew of reputable releases from bands whose respective niches aren’t necessarily represented... 

William Selman – Equatorial Night

April 18, 2014

William Selman – Equatorial Night Among the latest from Hausu Mountain, William Selman’s Equatorial Night eschews easy categorization. Composed solely on a modular synth with both analog and digital processing, this tune brings in dub-infused bass, chunky percussive stabs, and background ambient synth waves that ebb and flow.... 

Nick Millevoi – “Numbers on the Side”

April 18, 2014

Nick Millevoi – “Numbers on the Side” You don’t measure the volume of Nick Millevoi’s guitar on Numbers on the Side in decibels. You measure it in cubic feet. The Philly-based noisenik here follows last year’s astounding free jazz quartet collaborative album for New Atlantis Records with a return to form. THE Form. Although... 

Gut Nose – Muhuhuhaha​!​!​!

April 17, 2014

Gut Nose – Muhuhuhaha​!​!​! New York beat-maker Gut Nose tidies up his self-described “grungy, pixelated” production on his latest, a lengthier collection of still like-minded tracks pitched more steeply to the club context; smart, energetic beats that oscillate between R&B and noisy psychedelia, a la Al Lover or... 

Geoff – “Liberated Atheist”

April 17, 2014

Geoff – “Liberated Atheist” Now nine releases deep into a modest but potent discography, Dirty Pillows – a largely cassette-focused label operated simultaneously out of Savannah and Minneapolis – is apparently turning a new leaf with its latest offering. With recent highlights that include Baseball Cap‘s frazzled patches... 
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