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Seaver & Witscher – ‘Country Music’

December 23, 2015

Seaver & Witscher – ‘Country Music’ Jeff Witscher’s (Rene Hell, et al) Salon imprint has seen a number of stellar CD-Rs appear this year, most notably the Samantha Vacation release that dropped in January. Daryl Seaver is the mastermind behind that project, producing slabs of damaged rhythms that are both aligned with dance forms... 

3FoNIA – ‘Mneme’

December 22, 2015

3FoNIA – ‘Mneme’ Jacek Mazurkiewicz is a Polish contrabassist with quite a beefy resumé, having been involved in a few jazz-based combos with documented evidence on the Multikulti Project label, and heading up the Modular String Trio. Solo, he records as 3FoNIA, augmenting his bass playing with electronics and loops.... 

Dodmen – ‘Azimuth’

December 21, 2015

Dodmen – ‘Azimuth’ The second Azimuth — an angle of measurement, despite its demon phonetics — that I’ve heard in as many months now arrives via extreme music imprint and zine Extreme Ultimate, courtesy of UK four-piece Dodmen. I thought the Quietus described them memorably as having “discarded... 

Week in Review #99

December 19, 2015

Week in Review #99 We’re opening this week on a somewhat somber note — this week our friends Cameron Potter (Little Spoon, Deflector) and Virginia De Las Pozas (Couples Counseling) recently had gobs of equipment taken during a robbery (to say nothing of other possessions, or their roommates’ losses).... 

Premiere: SR Hess + RM Zuydervelt – “Delusion”

December 18, 2015

Premiere: SR Hess + RM Zuydervelt – “Delusion” Re:Collecting is an introverted album, a collaboration between Steven Hess (Locrian, Cleared, Pan•American, et al) and Rutger Zuydervelt (aka Machinefabriek) that steeps itself in memory, with Hess culling a selected audio-bank from his own tape archives and Zuydervelt processing what he’d turned... 

Premiere: Skeppet – “Coast Rider”

December 16, 2015

Premiere: Skeppet – “Coast Rider” Skeppet is Andreas Malm and Henrik Wallin, a longstanding Swedish duo and proprietors of the Kosmisk Väg label — a team that comes with all of the attendant psych proclivities you might imagine from the heads behind a label named Kosmisk Väg, “cosmic road” in English. They reconvened... 

Indek – ‘Ridge Dynamics: Live at VOV7’

December 16, 2015

Indek – ‘Ridge Dynamics: Live at VOV7’ Indek is experimental music maven Jeremy Bible, proprietor of the Experimedia distro and a critical volunteer contributor to the Voice of the Valley festival in West Virginia. If you’re a regular reader you know we’ve been unpacking aural tidbits and related discoveries from the seventh... 

Cage Suburbia – ‘Argument #03’

December 15, 2015

Cage Suburbia – ‘Argument #03’ Following incredible 12″s by Honzo and Somec, Milan-based experimental electronic label Haunter Records closes 2015 with another mind-blowing vinyl release, this time by Cage Suburbia, a duo consisting of label co-founder Daniele Guerrini (Heith) and Matthias Girardi (Weightausend). The four... 

Sven at Work – “I Wanna Die in the Supermarket”

December 14, 2015

Sven at Work – “I Wanna Die in the Supermarket” The last time I heard from the person-behind-the-curtain known as Log Across the Washer, I was picking my jaw up from the floor after hearing that particular spell of audacious narrative rock. Now working as Sven at Work, a hard left turn that is equally as shocking, and dare I say hitting every amazing... 

Week in Review #98

December 12, 2015

Week in Review #98 #1 – 12.6.2015 – Ohio-based experimental noisemaker Khaki Blazer released a new album into the world; titled Clammy Mitts, the twelve track excursion sees Patrick Modugno orchestrating bubbling synth lines, whirring machinery, pitched vocal snippets, and various chirps and twitches into... 

Korea Undok Group – ‘Quarto’

December 11, 2015

Korea Undok Group – ‘Quarto’ Korea Undok Group is a mysterious artist and label hailing from Winnipeg up here in Canada. There isn’t much information to be found online regarding who is involved, yet their first batch arrived earlier in the year, a pair of tapes one courtesy of the eponymous outfit and another from the equally... 

Premiere: Lisa Busby – “Fingers in the Gloss”

December 10, 2015

Premiere: Lisa Busby – “Fingers in the Gloss” Lisa Busby just released her latest compositions, Fingers in the Gloss, and the artist plays with textural, minimal noise and striking pop vocals. Busby’s vocal performance is beyond measured, a soft, sometimes stretching accompaniment to the repetitive layers of her noise. She constructs each... 

V/A – ‘Power Moves 015’

December 9, 2015

V/A – ‘Power Moves 015’ As of my writing there are only a few cassette copies left of the capstone compilation, 015, released late October by Power Moves Label to formally mark its transition into Power Moves Library and the adoption of a new release format (Update: Sold out! Sorry gang). It opens with a delicate guitar piece... 

Postcommodity – ‘We Lost Half The Forest And The Rest Will Burn This Summer’

December 8, 2015

Postcommodity – ‘We Lost Half The Forest And The Rest Will Burn This Summer’ Listening to this album, and reading some of the reviews that have already been written, I can’t help but think through it in terms of the trajectory that my own music taste has taken, especially regarding genres like noise and ambient. As was mentioned in a review for Tiny Mix Tapes, the limits... 

Week in Review #97

December 5, 2015

Week in Review #97 “I had mentioned at the end of the last episode that a feature on Pumice was in the works for the weeks ahead, and I can assure you that is indeed still the case. But, in the interest of showcasing some more new music, along with a few recent record fair scores, I thought I’d go ahead and squeeze... 

Idiot Glee – “I Don’t Feel Right”

December 4, 2015

Idiot Glee – “I Don’t Feel Right” Since the outset of James Friley’s Idiot Glee project in 2009, there’s been an eager and winsome undercurrent to his music that steps farther forward with each release that’s followed. Scanning his Bandcamp page, the Lexington, KY-based artist has covered some serious ground. Be it soul, piano-pop,... 

Treasure Hunt – ‘PG-13’

December 3, 2015

Treasure Hunt – ‘PG-13’ Treasure Hunt  is the moniker of sound collagist and visual artist Myles-Byrne Dunhill, who’s new album PG-13 was released earlier this month digitally through UK-based Flamebait and on USB stick through one of the two imprints he runs, Slyme Records (the other being the more pop-oriented Pedicure...