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Week in Review #34

August 30, 2014

Week in Review #34 #1 – 8/22/2014 – Berlin based new music blog No Fear of Pop announced it would partner with the CTM Festival to sponsor the second season of their Berlin Current project, alongside other related media folks: “Berghain, Boiler Room Berlin, BLN.FM, and ICAS.” The wonder friends... 

Wave Temples – Sleeping Tortugas

August 29, 2014

Wave Temples – Sleeping Tortugas “Sleeping Tortugas.” The phrase alone suggests utter comfort in warm climes, a state of docility. The  title of Florida bliss-drone project Wave Temples‘ latest tape is entirely suited to the slumber-some tones and field recordings across its 30-odd minutes. Mostly composed of briefer... 

Shredderghost – I Guess

August 29, 2014

Shredderghost – I Guess Delaware-based tape recorder Ian Franklin, aka Shredderghost, slid quickly across our radar late last year with an understated contribution to Hal McGee’s Museum of Microcassette Art (what else but “MOMA” for short, God bless), his latest full-sized cassette, I Guess, is my first... 

De Leon – /\\ 03

August 28, 2014

De Leon – /\\ 03 We’re now three releases deep into experimental electronic cassette imprint Aught’s canon in just as many months, and the label’s persistent anonymity is no less alluring than when we first came across Elizabethan Collar‘s skeletal industrialism and Topdown Dialectic‘s... 

Alessandro Brivio – Associazioni Poro

August 27, 2014

Alessandro Brivio – Associazioni Poro Senufo Editions calls Milan-based Alessandro Brivio’s releases for the imprint variously “aggressive loop music” and “complex and obsessive rhythmic tracks;” like the music itself, without the benefit of association, almost everything you’d need to know about it could... 

Walker/Melchior – “Sad Son-In-Law”

August 27, 2014

Walker/Melchior – “Sad Son-In-Law” Kill Shaman recently released a 7-inch from prolific and oft-collaborative Dan Melchior (Lloyd Pack, Dan Melchior Und Das Menace) and Russell Walker (Pheromoans, Lloyd Pack) simply titled “Walker/Melchior;” the split’s two tracks show complimentary yet contrasting sides of both’s... 

Shooting Guns – “Monobrow Summer”

August 26, 2014

Shooting Guns – “Monobrow Summer” The older I get, the more I like progressive rock. I suppose the warning signs were always there, beyond the simple fact that some of my favorite psychedelic burners were stocked in the “Psych / Prog” bins. Anxiety about this fact isn’t necessary with performances like the steady motion... 

Hank Jackson – “Mongoos”

August 25, 2014

Hank Jackson – “Mongoos” Coming off of two top notch EPs in 2013 (Deposit and Palee Hit), Brooklyn producer Hank Jackson has contributed a track to an upcoming 12-inch from fellow Mister Saturday Night alum Anthony Naples’ Proibito label. The release will feature four tracks from four different artists, including Alex... 

Premiere: Black Walls – “PTSD (Aidan Baker Remix)”

August 25, 2014

Premiere: Black Walls – “PTSD (Aidan Baker Remix)” As Black Walls,  Toronto’s Kenneth Reaume has garnered a modest but potent catalog of soot-covered, desolate beauty through grimly amorphous, glacially-paced meanderings. The project’s Communion LP, premiered in these very pages by Bryon Hayes back in January, was the culmination (at... 

Week in Review #33

August 23, 2014

Week in Review #33 The big news this week came from SoundCloud, who emailed users mid-week to let them know that the upload limit for free accounts had been raised by an hour’s worth of material, and that the site would begin expanding its architecture to accommodate advertising and royalty schemes. Though some... 

Hiro Kone – “Days of Being Wild”

August 22, 2014

Hiro Kone – “Days of Being Wild” On the new EP for her Hiro Kone project, Fallen Angels, Nicky Mao is inspired by early memories of childhood in Hong Kong. She translates the stimulus of visual memory into sonic landscapes, with sounds that hit your ears like light falling across closed eyelids. The last track of Side A is particularly... 

Woodsman – “Further”

August 21, 2014

Woodsman – “Further” Woodsman has a brand-new track coming out soon courtesy of digital music journal Singles Club. “Further” was recorded live and as such, serves as a “testament to Trevor, Mark, and Dylan’s ability to adapt and listen to one another;” the track also highlights how the trio has... 

Menai Bridge: Music From Gwynedd, 1980-1985

August 21, 2014

Menai Bridge: Music From Gwynedd, 1980-1985 In my experience, any kind of rock/pop typically goes to Wales in order to get better. The regional inflection on popular music is consistently an interesting counterpoint to American and English trends, wherever and whenever you look… Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci (’91-2006) were my introduction... 

Wether / Sugarm – Split

August 20, 2014

Wether / Sugarm – Split   Issued alongside the exquisitely disfigured tones and drones of Parashi’s Extra Dimensions cassette and the grim focus of Hidden Persuaders’ self-titled tape, this sublimely sordid split tape featuring side-long efforts by Wether and Sugarm is yet another high point for Delaware-based... 

Stefan Christoff and Joseph Sannicandro – Les Rumeurs de la Montagne Rouge, En Chœur, Convergent

August 20, 2014

Stefan Christoff and Joseph Sannicandro – Les Rumeurs de la Montagne Rouge, En Chœur, Convergent Released by Montreal community/collective label, Howl Arts, les rumeurs de la montagne rouge, en chœur, convergent consists of two instrumental pieces reflecting on the events of and after Quebec’s Maple Spring. The two collaborators for this project include the familiar name of Stefan Christoff,... 

Premiere: Lunate – “Cold City”

August 19, 2014

Premiere: Lunate – “Cold City” 100% Silk has such a varied and eclectic roster that you can expect to hear sounds from producers hailing from New York, L.A., Portland, and everywhere in between, and not think much of it. For their latest cassette release, the Silk crew have found a talent from Colombia, and we’re pleased to... 

Half High – Calling Nina

August 18, 2014

Half High – Calling Nina Recorded live in a supposedly haunted space in Sydney, Australia, Half High’s new Calling Nina tape doesn’t skimp on the spooky vibes, whether it’s synths that drive with a percussive edge or otherworldly sounds and shapes being conjured on their array of gear. Most effective is the... 

Greg Gorlen – CTRLVLV051

August 18, 2014

Greg Gorlen – CTRLVLV051 Downloading the .zip offerings of experimental audio netlabel Control Valve before ever hearing them via stream is an almost analog and refreshingly old fashioned experience, made only more satisfying by the audio itself — a 50-or-so release library of “analog/digital/noise/ambient/minimal/harsh/improv/glitch”... 

Week in Review #32

August 16, 2014

Week in Review #32 Having spent the week feeling weird about Robin Williams’ death, it seems almost equally unexpected to have spent time concluding that another celebrity comedian’s “lo-fi folk album” was comporting itself surprisingly well, but there we are. If that’s not your cup of tea,... 

RAMZi – Bébites

August 15, 2014

RAMZi – Bébites Tonight Montreal-based producer Phoebé Guillemot begins a late-summer tour as Ramzi, performing at an Arbutus/Ad Hoc show hosted by Palisades in New York  alongside DJ sets from Blue Hawaii and Doldrums, among others. For those lucky enough to attend, she’ll also be slinging copies of Bébites,... 
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