Week in Review #74

Posted by on June 27, 2015

Week 74

#1 – 6.21.2015 – RVNG Intl. announced a set of six dates to be played in the US and CA by Robert A.A. Lowe and Ariel Kalma, whose We Know Each Other Somehow double-LP seems to have never left my turntable since it came out. Check the dates over at RVNG’s site and revisit our recent interview with the duo here. -BP

#2 – 6.22.2015 – Soft Bodies Records released the first incarnation of their eclectic outsider music compilation, EurNoVision; it features tracks from 20 underground artists across Europe, including Cleaners From Venus, Echo Beatty, Quimper, Morningdeer, and more. To quote the label, “with EurNoVision, there are no winners, only weirdos,” so if that sounds up your alley, check out “Rose of the Lanes” by Cleaners From Venus below, and head over here to pick up the CD. -LP

#3 – 6.22.2015 – Resident Advisor’s Andrew Ryce ran an informative, Muppet-laden feature on New York producer Gobby, still relatively fresh from his SETH collaboration with fellow New Yorker, artist, and vocalist James K, which describes him well and hilariously as “barging onto the techno scene” with his 2012 debut New Hat. Check out Ryce’s feature at RA and follow Gobby on Facebook-DP

#4 – 6.23.2015 – Sacred Phrases continued its endless stream of beautiful tapes and music with the third installment of its Inscriptions comp series. Volume 3 features exclusive tunes by some label favorites (Kara-Lis Coverdale, Strom Noir, Geunter Schlienz, LXV, Golden Donna, Samantha Glass, and so many more) and soundtracks any perfect morning, afternoon, or night. Stream the set below and download it via Sacred Phrases Bandcamp-BP

#5 – 6.23.2015 – Haley Fohr released a mesmerizing new Circuit des Yeux video for “Fantasize the Scene” off her recent Thrill Jockey LP In Plain Speech. Shot by Julia Dratel, the video follows Fohr in a series of subtly compelling scenes. Check out the video below and check out her upcoming tour dates at TJ’s site-BP

#6 – 6.24.2015 – Fire Talk unveiled a single from Apartment For Lucy, the upcoming full-length debut from Brooklyn-based Gem Trails. Stream “Aux Meadow” below and get lost in its glitchy, textured haze before heading over here to pre-order the album on cassette (with hand-collaged j-cards) or limited edition 10″ lathe cut (also with handmade artwork), out July 14. -LP

#7 – 6.25.2015 – Wisconsin ambient recorder Steve Targo, aka Inner Travels, released a new collection titled Nourish, just a few days after curating a particularly soothing installment of the Ants In My Trance podcast’s Gentle Daps series of new age mixes. Though Nourish shares the characteristic hue and components of prior Inner Travels albums — ie, synths and field recordings — Targo seems particularly at ease in its longer form meditations. The effect is an album with much different dimensions than 2014’s Garden Music, or even his more long-winded, standalone Seiche release. Listen to his Gentle Daps episode below and download Nourish at Bandcamp-DP

#8 – 6.25.2015 – AdHoc unveiled a new reworking of Kara-Lis Coverdale and LXV by Umor Rex label-mate Phil Tortoroli, aka James Place, who’ll share the stage with both later this October at Mutek Mexico. Check out the full, unadulterated word at AdHoc, and pick up copies of everyone’s album at Umor Rex. -DP

#9 – 6.26.2015 – Ren Schofield, aka Container, followed up a recent interview at Crack Magazine with a new mix for Self-Titled’s Needle Exchange series. The ten tracks are representative and wide-ranging, opened by a satisfying sandwiching of Beck between Soft Target and FOODMAN, with other bits from Form A Log, Gashrat, and Collector thrown in for good measure. Read the interview at Crack and check out the mix at Self-Titled-DP