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Premiere: Premature Burial – “Instant Death”

September 30, 2015

Premiere: Premature Burial – “Instant Death”   It’s often too easy to get caught up in the tradition of a given genre, thereby losing focus of the spirit of that genre’s greatness. Obviously jazz would be an easy example to cite here, given that it’s one of the oldest genres of the “Consumption” era of music, and... 

Physical Therapy – ‘”Teddybear”

September 29, 2015

Physical Therapy – ‘”Teddybear” Berlin-based  Daniel Fisher, aka Physical Therapy, debuts on 1080p next month in collaboration with what you might call a pair of well developed sub-personas, or at least a thick clot of his own nostalgia for “their” home-state — two long time best friends, “… cool customers,... 

Week in Review #87

September 26, 2015

Week in Review #87 #1 – 9.20.2015 – Matt “MV” Valentine announced a new 7″ (on white vinyl), out now via The Great Pop Supplement. The single, “Before It’s Gone,” is a collaboration between many friends (including Marc Wolf, Mick Flower, Pete Nolan, Jeremy Earl, and J. Mascis)... 

Premiere: Derek Rogers – ‘A Physical Ascension’

September 25, 2015

Premiere: Derek Rogers – ‘A Physical Ascension’ Next month Texas experimental composer Derek Rogers will follow-up his recent brush with Twitter celebrity and beef up his 2015 releases with a new cassette– we wrote about his Kendra Steiner CD-R earlier this year, but check out his collaboration with Alan Jones on Glistening Examples as well if... 

Stream: Kyle Landstra – ‘Unshared Properties, Vol. 1’

September 24, 2015

Stream: Kyle Landstra – ‘Unshared Properties, Vol. 1’ My excitement over a new Kyle Landstra release was briefly threatened by my mollycoddled millennial attention span: “four fucking tapes? Who does he think he is, La Monte Young?” It seems Mr. Landstra simply thinks he may be the reincarnation of Robert Moog and Hans-Joachim Roedelius, the spiritual... 

Pete Swanson & Yarn/Wire – ‘Eliminated Artist’

September 24, 2015

Pete Swanson & Yarn/Wire – ‘Eliminated Artist’ The immense body of work from Oregon native Pete Swanson — both under his own name and as half of Yellow Swans alongside Gabe Saloman — is unrelentingly fierce.  Swanson has always ridden slightly ahead of whatever wave seeks to engulf him: electronic noise, damaged techno, what-have-you.... 

V/A – ‘You Are Welcome Here’

September 23, 2015

V/A – ‘You Are Welcome Here’ Fabrica Records, the label responsible for saving my life with Insect Factory records, is taking its life-saving ethos to a more literal level with You Are Welcome Here, a stellar compilation benefiting refugees from Syria and other war-torn regions. We all feel warm and fuzzy inside when we hear pleasant... 

Stream: Dura – ‘Living Color’

September 22, 2015

Stream: Dura – ‘Living Color’ Who knew the year’s best guitar-based ambient album would be issued by a left-field, avant-techno label? Blankstairs, the Brooklyn by-way-of Portland, Or imprint that brought us recent rhythmic explorations by Hal Floyd, U.S. Hard, and LBNHRX, must have known what they had with these two extended... 

Premiere: Byron Westbrook – “Spectral Ascension”

September 21, 2015

Premiere: Byron Westbrook – “Spectral Ascension” Byron Westbrook‘s musical activity dates back almost an entire decade, beginning in 2006 with a stray solo performance and a handful of dates performing in Rhys Chatham’s Essentialist ensemble. For the most part, Westbrook’s audio work materialized as site-specific sound and light... 

Week in Review #86

September 19, 2015

Week in Review #86 “Since the last podcast, things have changed over dramatically from Summer to Autumn here in Minnesota with some refreshingly cool and absolutely beautiful days of late. It’s my favorite time of year, so I welcome the change. It has also been refreshing spending the last couple of weeks assembling... 

Washington Phillips – ‘S/T’

September 18, 2015

Washington Phillips – ‘S/T’ Washington Phillips was a transcendent, “understated” Texas gospel musician, now fairly well reissued, with all of his known oeuvre — recorded for Columbia Records in the late 1920s — circulating in one sequence or another on various anthologies, especially several LP editions... 

Three Fourths Tigers – ‘Indoor Voice’

September 17, 2015

Three Fourths Tigers – ‘Indoor Voice’ By this point, it’s shouldn’t come as a surprise that a new tape on Field Hymns likely hosts some of the smoothest synth workouts around. Having already issued complex and confounding cassettes by Millions, Strategy, and Grapefruit in recent months, without losing the inviting warmth and... 

c_RL – ‘Friends’

September 16, 2015

c_RL – ‘Friends’ Toronto’s contemporary classical music scene, which also flies the “new music” banner, is a flourishing garden of interesting sounds that exists (for me, anyway) in the interstitial avenues between genres. Demolished jazz, squelchy electronics, chamber music, mutated dance rhythms, and a plethora... 

Premiere: Certain Creatures – “Passages”

September 15, 2015

Premiere: Certain Creatures – “Passages” Currently based in Brooklyn, Certain Creatures is the solo project of Oliver Chapoy, a perpetual knob-twiddler and former member of a number of bands that overlap harsh and beautiful aural areas.. Having cut his teeth in the Floridian hardcore and post rock scenes before jumping ship for more elusive,... 

Week in Review #85

September 12, 2015

Week in Review #85 #1 – 9.8.2015 – Chondritic Sound unveiled half a dozen new tapes, a batch orchestrated to couch their magnificent 300th release, a label compilation sporting “18 artists reflecting the past, present and future of the label,” titled All the Little Devils Are Proud of Hell. The... 

Hallowed Bells – “Violet Hands”

September 11, 2015

Hallowed Bells – “Violet Hands” First shared this June by Paris-based Hylé Tapes, a blooming and manifestly varied experimental tape outpost, Violet Hands is the second release from Philadelphia’s devout synth-heads Hallowed Bells — a duo comprised of Alison Stout and Darian Scatton. Though for those who know Scatton... 

Stream: Braeyden Jae – ‘Memory Chain’

September 10, 2015

Stream: Braeyden Jae – ‘Memory Chain’ Braeyden Jae has already had a hell of a year. With two of 2015’s most profoundly meditative meanderings already in the bag (Turnings on Inner Islands and Culture Complicit on Hel Audio), Salt Lake City’s foremost forerunner of textured wistfulness now returns with Memory Chain, a nine-song... 

Andrew Tuttle – “177”

September 9, 2015

Andrew Tuttle – “177” The latest addition to the catalog of Cincinnati digital singles label Heligator Records is a small slice of wide-eyed, effected acoustics from Brisbane based Andrew Tuttle. An often recognizable collaborator, Tuttle previously recorded as Anonymeye from 2004 to 2013, branching out unobtrusively under... 

Premiere: Chomp – “Rile”

September 8, 2015

Premiere: Chomp – “Rile” Did you ever notice that a startling number of punk acts hail from Cleveland’s surrounding areas? It’s almost as though the multiplicity of differentdesigns or prohibitive fiscal measures — or deeply ingrained local pride — keep acts separated to their own islands, scattered... 

Premiere: Beck-Fields – “De Anima” (Giant Claw Remix)

September 8, 2015

Premiere: Beck-Fields – “De Anima” (Giant Claw Remix) Capping off a dozen releases since their launch early this year, Philadelphia’s Noremixes imprint is setting out to clarify its name and intentions with a new remixtape titled ONLYREMIXES Vol. 1; assembled from various artists’ re-imaginings of earlier albums in their catalog. The tracklist... 
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