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Week in Review #57

February 28, 2015

Week in Review #57 #1 – 2.24.2015 – Sacred Phrases released the debut cassette by Midnight Tales, the new collaboration featuring Wolf Maps (UK) and Biblo (Turkey). The collaboration finds the two acts creating a certain form of true Drone Pop, droning through space with distant melodies and actual song craft. Pick... 

Premiere: Heroin in Tahiti – “Black Market”

February 27, 2015

Premiere: Heroin in Tahiti – “Black Market” Late March will see the long-awaited return of Francesco de Figueiredo and Valerio Mattioli, the Italian duo collectively known as Heroin in Tahiti. It’s been three long years since their first full-length — the hard-boiled desert trek that was Death Surf — with only sporadic outbursts... 

Zarelli – “Falling Light”

February 27, 2015

Zarelli – “Falling Light” If you know Leonard Nimoy you won’t be shocked in the least to find out that he was once recorded reading Ray Bradbury’s short story There Will Come Soft Rains. Maybe you’ve read his poetry, like his “passionate narrative poem” Will I Think Of you? or We Are All Children... 

Expo 70 – July, 18, 2004

February 26, 2015

Expo 70 – July, 18, 2004 With July, 18, 2004, Justin Wright subtly and rightfully reminds us of just how vital his campaign for drone-laden psych music has been for the past decade of experimental music. The LP, which archives the very first session of what would become the revered astral marauders Expo ’70, contains three... 

Premiere: Braeyden Jae – Turnings

February 26, 2015

Premiere: Braeyden Jae – Turnings Salt Lake City’s drone maestro Braeyden Jae releases music under his own name and as Softest. As a matter of fact, the last effort he unleashed for the bliss-loving Inner Islands label was as the latter, the lovely Music for Rain: Volume One cassette. As himself, Jae’s released tapes for... 

TINA – “Shiela and Kim”

February 25, 2015

TINA – “Shiela and Kim” I may be wrong, but ever since we all started talking about krautrock and shoegaze a few years ago, there is a delightful haze that permeates so much contemporary music. When that haze is lightly guided toward new directions, or rhythmic variations, the under-the-covers gloom can produce breathtaking... 

Caroline Park – Less Than Human

February 24, 2015

Caroline Park – Less Than Human Pan Y Rosas Discos has commissioned a fine set of digital audio pieces out of sound-space-time melting artist Caroline Park, her first release since her not-long-past dissertation CONSTRUCTION, a series of chance-determined environments at Brown University. I listened to Less Than Human multiple times... 

Nickolas Mohanna – ‘Phase Line’

February 24, 2015

Nickolas Mohanna – ‘Phase Line’ Nickolas Mohanna is a prolific experimental composer from New York with releases spread across Preservation, Metaphysical Circuits, and Low Point to name only a few; his latest was recorded last summer at an exhibition of part of the FOAM installation in London and released earlier this year by Run/Off... 

Contreciel – Desecrated Warmth

February 23, 2015

Contreciel – Desecrated Warmth If you were to map out Contreciel‘s music into sonic venn diagram, you’d find two equally balanced outer circles of pleasure and pain with comfortably little patch of overlap in between. Much like Chris Forgues and his ample list of sadomasochistic guises (Kites, Mark Lord, Daily Life... 

Premiere: Ondness – Them Corja

February 23, 2015

Premiere: Ondness – Them Corja Ondness returns after a busy 2014 with a new tape on Paralaxe Editions, Them Corja, full of wide open ambiance. Throughout four sketches, the Portuguese experimental artist Bruno Silva presents shreds of synthetic noise and sometimes unclassifiable blips, but he allows each of his sounds plenty of room... 

Week in Review #56

February 21, 2015

Week in Review #56 The new FFFoxy Podcast will be delayed until later today since the stalwart David Perron had to postpone recording until this morning — we’ll point you to the new installment ASAP. In the meantime, I thought I’d clear out an older tidbit that caught my eye this week: a wonderful feature... 

Premiere: James Place – “Lyras Grin” (Scuba Death RMX)

February 20, 2015

Premiere: James Place – “Lyras Grin” (Scuba Death RMX) Next Tuesday (2/24), Umor Rex will drop Living on Superstition, the debut LP by James Place,  Styles Upon Styles-honcho Phil Tortoroli’s grimly urbane techno guise. Following a stunning cassette dropped last March by Opal Tapes, the LP continues Tortoroli’s run of dismantled dance music... 

Jakub Lemiszewski – Hermes

February 19, 2015

Jakub Lemiszewski – Hermes Jakub Lemiszewski has been infecting the Polish blogosphere over the last two years, beginning with stints as a guitarist in various DIY bands but quickly moving toward his own solo productions. In mid 2014, the left-field producer from Poznań published his debut LP 30 minut on Warsaw-based label Jasień,... 

Daniel Wyche – ‘The Last Flight of the Voidship Remainder’

February 19, 2015

Daniel Wyche – ‘The Last Flight of the Voidship Remainder’ During autumn 2014, guitarist Daniel Wyche took the stage at The Burlington, Chicago, to perform the title track of his most recent cassette. Drummer Ryan Packard joined Wyche to perform “The Last Flight of the Voidship Remainder,” immediately turning the event into a wicked, loud, and stimulating... 

Video Premiere: The Silence

February 18, 2015

Video Premiere: The Silence Japanese psychedelic legend Masaki Batoh fronts the worldly ensemble The Silence, and the new group release their debut on Drag City in March. Their lead single “Lemon Iro No Cannabis” is a blizzard of triumphant, multi-instrumental moves. Since the album was recorded without digital processing,... 

Astral Spirits Batch #3: Shit & Shine, Nick Hennies, Tredici Bacci/ENPSE

February 17, 2015

Astral Spirits Batch #3: Shit & Shine, Nick Hennies, Tredici Bacci/ENPSE The near simultaneous arrival of the third tape batch from Monofonus Press’ future minded jazz imprint Astral Spirits in our mailbox and online is enough to make me wish I’d made a fourth entry for my contribution to last month’s label feature, because I doubt any vision of my 2015... 

Fishers – Under the Sheepherder Bridge

February 17, 2015

Fishers – Under the Sheepherder Bridge Dale Eisinger has an uncanny ability to find utter beauty in the disfigured. Helping out with the Godmode imprint and playing in YVETTE, the New York-based writer and musician mines gutters and less-traveled terrain for his sonic portraits. On Under the Sheepherder Bridge, his debut under the name Fishers,... 

Full Crumb – Maelstrom Protocol

February 17, 2015

Full Crumb – Maelstrom Protocol Pity lest ye arrive at Full Crumb unprepared, because the apparently British bedroom project seems to be written about as often as not with tongue firmly in cheek… though even in that case the pleasant reality is probably ample enough compensation for misdirection. Album descriptions on his... 

All These Fingers – HOODS

February 16, 2015

All These Fingers – HOODS All These Fingers may be the definition of a prolific producer, the fact being so obvious after a split second on his Bandcamp or Discogs that I feel lazy even pointing it out; yes, I should have known, and I definitely should have spoken out sooner. Most of his output has been self-released, excepting... 

Week in Review #55

February 14, 2015

Week in Review #55 Happy Valentine’s Day! Hope you’ve been hugged. Whether you have or haven’t, I thought I’d open this week’s review by pointing toward a warm and entertaining live performance from John Fernandes of Cloud Recordings on clarinet and compadre Alec Livaditis on cello at The... 
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