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Flower Orgy – WeenieLeaks

June 30, 2014

Flower Orgy – WeenieLeaks I’ve never been a serious man. Or child. Mmm, I think it’s best to put it all out: my ability to be serious usually gets muddled in misunderstandings and humor. Like, I get that you’re so emotional that veins pop out of your neck when you sing or that you feel harsh noise is a beat to bump to,... 

Week in Review #25

June 28, 2014

Week in Review #25 It’s been a good couple weeks for mixtapes, with several goodies slipping under our radar until recently. Beko and Peking Tapes released a new tape compilation highlighting bedroom popsters from the latter label’s home territory, Australia, to start things off. I’ve only listened up... 

Scanner Darkly – Beautiful Mistakes

June 26, 2014

Scanner Darkly – Beautiful Mistakes Scanner Darkly takes the modern-day, overused “techno album” concept to a much more conscious level in Beautiful Mistakes. There’s a pop on the beat,  followed up by controlled electronic improv. It’s not like Scanner Darkly is doing anything new as far as technique is concerned,... 

Video Mixtape: Naked Island

June 25, 2014

Video Mixtape: Naked Island Naked Island is the recently conceived collaboration of Brian Pyle (Ensemble Economique) and Félicia Atkinson (Je Suis Le Petit Chevalier), two sonic experimenters that produce similar but distinct and dark synth-based music. Recently released on Peak Oil alongside Strategy‘s Pressure Wassure,... 

Troy Schafer – Untitled No. 1

June 25, 2014

Troy Schafer – Untitled No. 1 Earlier this year, the New Interfaces column focused on the nascent Signal Dreams imprint, run by Joel Shanahan (Golden Donna, et al.) from out of Madison, Wi. One of the label’s initial releases was by the Chicago-based violinist and composer Troy Schafer. In it, Schafer manipulated a busted... 

Abdu Ali – “Say Something”

June 24, 2014

Abdu Ali – “Say Something” Abdu Ali, the snakish, dress-wearing Baltimore MC responsible for last year’s relentless Push + Slay mixtape, long since made it clear his mission is to sound like “nobody else” – a target he has achieved with admirable speed. Since his debut tape Invictos dropped in 2012, the... 

Leisure Birds – “Miner of Light”

June 23, 2014

Leisure Birds – “Miner of Light” Moon Glyph and Totally Gross National Product teamed up recently to release Tetrahedron, Leisure Birds‘ third full-length album (following Copper Scroll in 2010 and Globe Master in 2012). The Minneapolis group, made up of Jake Luck (also the proprietor of Totally Gross National Product), Alex... 

Futuroscope – “Moon”

June 23, 2014

Futuroscope – “Moon” It seems the folks over at Monofonous Press took a chance on an unsolicited demo submitted by Futuroscope, a still largely unknown outfit from Tours, France, and let’s all thank heavens that they did. Hum, the project’s debut is a sprawling and cacophonous blitz of unapologetic Can worship,... 

Week in Review #24

June 21, 2014

Week in Review #24 #1 – 6/15/2014 – “…one person’s hard-won virtuosity is another person’s competent conventionality.” My week began with an entertaining essay from The New Republic’s art critic Jed Perl, riffing obliquely on the contemporary art scene’s search for authenticity... 

Wasted Cathedral – Pleasant Valley

June 20, 2014

Wasted Cathedral – Pleasant Valley Psychedelic music will always reign supreme for me above all other musics, specifically because of its namesake and literal origin in the idea of fucking with… the psyche. As one stumbles around the Wasted Cathedral, navigating spiral staircases to a rhythmic step, echoing while you tiptoe around... 

Tarab – “Track 04 (edit)”

June 19, 2014

Tarab – “Track 04 (edit)” Tarab is the guise of one Eamon Sprod, an electroacoustic savant operating out of Melbourne, Australia. Over the course of five albums and various EPs and CD-rs of dense and calculated sonic experimentation, Sprod has established a body of work that is as moving and brutal as other heavyweights in... 

Premiere: L.A. Lungs – Rrest

June 19, 2014

Premiere: L.A. Lungs – Rrest Seattle-based audio house Debacle has long been a formidable source for outsider sounds ranging from blissful drone and eardrum-shredding noise to artful jazz, spaced-out synth music and just about everything in-between. This all-inclusive sonic signature has broadened immensely and effortlessly, peddled... 

Video Premiere: Paw Paw – “Moving Mountains”

June 19, 2014

Video Premiere: Paw Paw – “Moving Mountains” Brooklyn-based label Fire Talk just released a new digital single from Paw Paw, the solo project of Woodsman’s former drummer, Eston Lathrop. “Moving Mountains” serves as a sneak peek for his upcoming debut full-length, which will be out this fall. Lathrop put together a video for... 

The Spookfish – Living Room

June 18, 2014

The Spookfish – Living Room For Dan Goldberg, aka The Spookfish, the rigors of change and exploration have left as indelible a mark on his personality and music as much as the biological process of evolution has set the wild spookfish apart; the name being given to two different sea creatures, each with its own distinctly different... 

WM Johnson – Crawl

June 18, 2014

WM Johnson – Crawl William Johnson is a composer who studying Technology in Music and Related Arts at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio, though he also dabbles with modular synthesizers, specializing in the production of chaotic storm fronts, half-forgotten video game memories, and the proto-thoughts of artificial... 

Premiere: Roche – “Stillhope”

June 18, 2014

Premiere: Roche – “Stillhope” The latest from San Francisco producer Roche (real name Ben Winans), “Stillhope” is an infectious burner that slides along on a techno meets bossa-nova groove. Don’t be fooled by the initially low-key, minimal vibe, as Roche ups the tempo and makes “Stillhope” a dancefloor... 

Zener – Palanca Arbitraria

June 16, 2014

Zener – Palanca Arbitraria The horror fiction genre brings to mind terrifying tales and morbid mysteries often riddled with possessed children, dusty sarcophagi, harrowing hauntings, and other ephemera of the gleefully macabre. Over six releases in its brief but strong run, Horror Fiction Tapes, a fledgling cassette imprint... 

MILKIS – BOG THRASH

June 16, 2014

MILKIS – BOG THRASH There is a scene in the 1992 film Wayne’s World in which Wayne and Garth encounter a partied-out, nauseous friend on a bus stop bench. Garth pulls a comically small paper cup out of his shirt pocket and says, “if you’re gonna spew… spew into this.” I bring this up only to say that MILKIS spews... 

Week in Review #23

June 14, 2014

Week in Review #23 Twenty three installments into the Week in Review, a little more than half a year into the practice (yea, we skipped a couple weeks for Christmas the first time around), I thought I’d open one with a quick word on the site. We’ll be adding several new contributors over the summer and we’ll... 

DIY▲PYЯΛMID – V O L U M Ξ T R I X X

June 13, 2014

DIY▲PYЯΛMID – V O L U M Ξ T R I X X Eventually, humans of earth will expand their minds beyond the capability for multitasking, becoming able to polytask. This new capacity could probably be named after V O L U M Ξ T R I X X as well as anything else. Thought will be compounded into the same algorithms used by our smart phone applications... 
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