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Yves Bouliane – ‘Champ (10 Opérations)’

October 30, 2015

Yves Bouliane – ‘Champ (10 Opérations)’ The Tenzier imprint, founded five years ago to bring to light sonic gems from the fertile yet under-appreciated Quebec avant-garde, is back with its fifth release. Similar to the label’s earlier missives, this exploration of the work of free improviser and composer Yves Bouliane arrives in a stark,... 

Stream: Ali Berger – ‘Respect’

October 29, 2015

Stream: Ali Berger – ‘Respect’ Detroit-based Ali Berger‘s Respect is the latest from Sweat Equity, the brilliantly zonked CD-R techno/house imprint of Brooklyn muzaker Dan Creahan, aka Mind Dynamics, adding a heavy helping of weird and well-refined ~progressive house to its catalog — though the album’s novelty... 

Week in Review #92

October 29, 2015

Week in Review #92 “We have a jam-packed new installment of the FFFoxy Podcast for you this time around with a selection of mostly newer sounds picked out, along with a few choice older cuts from some crucial releases that seemed to fit in nicely. Got some heavy new LP offerings from the likes of The Coolies, CCR... 

G.S. Sultan – ‘Ad.Sculpt Tutorial’

October 28, 2015

G.S. Sultan – ‘Ad.Sculpt Tutorial’ Even in the context of Orange Milk’s multifaceted catalog, the latest cassette from Roy Werner’s G.S. Sultan project — titled Ad.Sculpt Tutorial — is a pretty explicit fusion of proprietors Seth Graham and Keith Rankin’s aural and visual interests. With Werner’s... 

Abba Gargando – ‘S/T’

October 27, 2015

Abba Gargando – ‘S/T’ Coverage of Sahel Sound’s astounding catalog of anthroactivism often leads me down a dark path of negativity, inevitable when one touches on the tragic instability of the Western Sahel region (comprised of Niger, Mauritania and Mali). Not today. This newest release by Tuareg songster Abba Gargando... 

Shamane – ‘My Uni Face, Fart Forever’

October 26, 2015

Shamane – ‘My Uni Face, Fart Forever’ Shamane is a multimedia artist and experimental/psychedelic beats producer, as well as a recurring fixture in the DIY tape community for the several years, releasing on labels like Illuminated Paths and Ailanthus — as I wrote way back in Summer 2014, it was as Pop Culture Shaman and thanks to... 

Week in Review #91

October 24, 2015

Week in Review #91 Starting off with a late entry this week, circa 10.17, but I very much wanted to share BeatRoute’s recent introductory primer on Dub Ditch Picnic and its headman Chris Jacques — someone that’s introduced me and a gaggle of other isolated weirdo dandies to a whole range of distinct... 

The Department of Harmonic Integrity – ‘In Deck and Depth, a Whim, a Weft’

October 23, 2015

The Department of Harmonic Integrity – ‘In Deck and Depth, a Whim, a Weft’ Nebraska’s Tymbal Tapes imprint spun up in the first third of this year, storming out of the gates with a three-tape batch featuring the mysterious Peter Kris of German Army fame, Romanian-American writer Peter Moscovich, and the dueling synthesizers of The Department of Harmonic Integrity. The... 

Invisible Astro Healing Rhythm Quartet – “Headways”

October 21, 2015

Invisible Astro Healing Rhythm Quartet – “Headways” The robust Invisible Astro Healing Rhythm Quartet return for their sophomore record (aptly named 2, on Trouble In Mind), and “Headways” is as dramatic an entry point for the album one could find. 2 itself finds the members alternating between soft-and-smooth, complete guilty pleasure atmospherics... 

Premiere: United Bible Studies – “Recruited Collier”

October 20, 2015

Premiere: United Bible Studies – “Recruited Collier” “Recruited Collier” is a whopper of a ballad taken from The Ale’s What Cures Ye, a new collection of “traditional songs from the British Isles” performed by the United Bible Studies and inspired by Folkways — an interstate ensemble recorded at various times and locales,... 

Mute-Tiny – ‘Resistance’

October 19, 2015

Mute-Tiny – ‘Resistance’ Based in Edinburgh, Mute-Tiny combines jagged, brittle beats with vibrant yet occasionally dark and menacing atmospheres. Most of the tracks on his debut tape, Resistance, for Seagrave are short but far too detailed and well-composed to make this seem like a run-of-the-mill beat tape. There’s... 

Week in Review #90

October 17, 2015

Week in Review #90 #1 – 10.13.2015 – Cyclic Defrost — a wonderful Australian electronic site in case you aren’t familiar — recently ran a post headline that read “Listen to some of the weirdest Australian music you will ever hear” and they’re almost uniquely qualified to... 

Sun Hoods – ‘Vol. 1’

October 15, 2015

Sun Hoods – ‘Vol. 1’ Courtesy of Reading-based “unpopular music” imprint Doubledotdash!? comes one of the snazziest looking tapes to grace an o-card all summer, the first in what I hope will be an august lineage of collaborations between one half of sludged experimental duo Blackhoods (who have appeared on... 

Anne-F Jacques & Karoline Leblanc: Two CD-Rs from Atrito-Afeito

October 13, 2015

Anne-F Jacques & Karoline Leblanc: Two CD-Rs from Atrito-Afeito Montreal-based label Atrito-Afeito really put their musical microcosm into focus with the release of the Total Improvisation Troop CD-R, and now Paulo J Ferreira Lopes, Karoline Leblanc and their cluster of like-minded adventurers of thorny tonal territories are back. This time, it’s a pair of... 

Week in Review #89

October 10, 2015

Week in Review #89 “It’s been a hectic past couple of weeks around the FFF bunker, but we’re happy to finally bring you a new installment of the podcast. We have a special show put together for you this time around, a feature on Crisis of Taste, a superb new ‘independent publisher/distributor of generally... 

Premiere: Phantom Horse – “Belegte Welt”

October 8, 2015

Premiere: Phantom Horse – “Belegte Welt” Phantom Horse is Hamburg-based guitarist Niklas Dommaschk and Kiel synthesist Ulf Schütte, a duo drawn to Dekorder for their self-titled 2012 debut thanks in apart to the latter’s extended string of solo and collaborative releases for the imprint. Umor Rex describes their follow-up, Different... 

Nigredo – ‘Lunas Negras’

October 7, 2015

Nigredo – ‘Lunas Negras’ The return to paganism, a pagan spiritual universe, conscious or otherwise, is a frequent phenomenon in the contemporary cultural universe — its effect is huge, and its interpretation a key theme these days. That context is animalistic, and despite its sensuality negotiates a deep discomfort. Nigredo... 

Premiere: Brother Ah – “Nuba”

October 6, 2015

Premiere: Brother Ah – “Nuba” Between 2002 and 2004, Ikef Records reissued three studio albums by the the jazz French horn player, Brother Ah — Sound Awareness (1972), Move Ever Onward (1975), and Key to Nowhere (1983) — with good reason. In the sixties and seventies, Brother Ah was a widely desired session musician,... 

Topdown Dialectic – ‘/\\ 09’

October 5, 2015

Topdown Dialectic – ‘/\\ 09’ It’s been a little more than a year since we last heard from Topdown Dialectic, the deliriously woozy techno project with ties to Further Records and Aught, the latter of which now returns again arm-in-arm with TD for another cassette of distantly alluring, wholly mesmerizing dance music. /\\... 

Woven Skull – ‘Emissions From Sun Bleached Brains’

October 5, 2015

Woven Skull – ‘Emissions From Sun Bleached Brains’ Eiderdown further explores their deep reserve of wobbly, somnambulant lo-fi psych and general affinity for the color green with their most unabashedly green cassettes to date, courtesy of Chicago based Dawn Aquarius, aka Zeta One, and Irish trio Woven Skull. Zeta One bubbles warped, hallucinatory vocals... 
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