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Premiere: Bambara – “Her Sister, Touya”

March 31, 2016

Premiere: Bambara – “Her Sister, Touya” Imagine a densely packed terrain in which there’s no glam root to punk; in fact, no fashion whatsoever. Not even the art-sponsored nihilism of The Velvet Underground. Bambara imagine such a scene on their latest album for Arrowhawk, Swarm, and they execute it to the fullest extent possible. If... 

Heavy Moon – ‘Heavy Moon Seven’

March 30, 2016

Heavy Moon – ‘Heavy Moon Seven’ Heavy Moon is the longstanding, heady-psych clearing ground for Canadian DIY recorder and Arachnidiscs proprietor Jakob Rehlinger, pulling extracts and snippets from his personal recordings, as well as Moonwood and Babel demos. Though Heavy Moon 7 is my introduction to the project, it follows on... 

Les Vampyrettes – “Biomutanten” b/w “Menetekel”

March 29, 2016

Les Vampyrettes – “Biomutanten” b/w “Menetekel” Germany’s Grönland Records reissued Holger Czukay and Conny Plank’s collaboration as Les Vampyrettes in 2013, helping kick off a series of reissues from Czukay’s back-catalog and following on an impressive box-set Plank anthology from earlier in the year. Apparently the two... 

Stream: Braeyden Jae – ‘Fog Mirror’

March 28, 2016

Stream: Braeyden Jae – ‘Fog Mirror’ After a stream of deeply moving tapes on Wounded Knife, Patient Sounds, Inner Islands, Phinery, Spring Break Tapes, and other international cassette powerhouses, Braeyden Jae now jumps into vinyl territory with Fog Mirror. But the LP signifies even more than “graduation” of sorts for the ambient... 

Week in Review #111

March 26, 2016

Week in Review #111 FFFoxy Podcast #75 “I was pleased to have Shawn Reed of Night People Records join me once again on the podcast show for this week. I did a feature on Night People with Shawn back in February of 2011 when I was just getting the podcast up and running. At that time Shawn was living in Iowa City... 

Padden, Welch, Wright – ‘The Forgotten Voices of Unclean Men’

March 23, 2016

Padden, Welch, Wright – ‘The Forgotten Voices of Unclean Men’ UK-based Beartown Records specializes in ultra-zonked sounds released in ultra-tiny editions (some sub-50) arriving both on silver discs and encapsulated spools of tape. They have released some pretty solid material so far: a CD from Argentinian musician Anla Courtis (of Reynols fame) and tapes from... 

Stream: Új Bála – ‘Boka’

March 21, 2016

Stream: Új Bála – ‘Boka’ Új Bála is Gábor Kovács, a Budapest-based artist and producer with a flare for mangled, gritty techno — relentless, industrial, and brilliantly heavy. Though damaged, sometimes faux-minimalist industrial techno is enjoying one of the larger genre’s perpetual heydays, Kovács’... 

Week in Review #110

March 19, 2016

Week in Review #110 #1 – 3.14.16 – NY-based Fabrica Records announced plans to release the debut LP from guitarist, improviser, and composer David First’s new Same Animal, Different Cages project. Titled Études for Acoustic Guitar, and billed as a “year-long home field recordings project,” the... 

Vivien Goldman – “Launderette”

March 18, 2016

Vivien Goldman – “Launderette” Vivien Goldman was not only a member of British new wave group The Flying Lizards (as well as Parisian duo Chantage), she was a journalist for NME, Sounds, and Melody Maker, where she made her mark covering punk, post-punk, hip hop, reggae, and Afrobeat. Goldman’s own material is often distinguished by... 

Charles Plymell & Bill Nace – ‘Apocalypse Rose’

March 16, 2016

Charles Plymell & Bill Nace – ‘Apocalypse Rose’ First published in the mid-1960s, the eponymous poem from Charles Plymell’s debut collection Apocalypse Rose — originally printed with an introduction by his psychedelic travelling companion and former roomate, Allan Ginsberg — is a short but evocative instance of his work, and... 

Pedestrian Deposit – ‘Eleventh Hour’

March 15, 2016

Pedestrian Deposit – ‘Eleventh Hour’ Originally released on cassette in 2013 to accompany a US tour, Eleventh Hour is the perfect distillation of the components that comprise the sonic world of Pedestrian Deposit. What originally began as a solo project focused around the electronic and tape-based experiments of Jonathan Borges eventually... 

Week in Review #109

March 12, 2016

Week in Review #109 “I’m still working my way through the piles of music that I’ve acquired over the past couple of months, so on this installment of the FFFoxy Podcast show you’ll again hear plenty of newer releases and reissues, along with a couple of older tracks that I thought tied-in well with that material.... 

Werewheels – ‘Live, Raw and Psycho in Japan’

March 9, 2016

Werewheels – ‘Live, Raw and Psycho in Japan’ Werewheels is the so-far nascent collaboration between Chicago based Steve Kraków, aka Plastic Crimewave, and Dawn Aquarius, formerly of Herbcraft  — the latter was reintroduced to us late last year via her Dream Snake II cassette as Zeta One for Eiderdown — promising a powerhouse... 

Myttys, “Lenak”

March 7, 2016

Myttys, “Lenak” There’s this incredible driving feeling behind “Lenak,” a song from Myttys’ forthcoming tape. Sloggilukio is just out on Oma333 from the synthetic Finnish duo, and behind the laid-back vibe and soft vocals awaits a constant crash of unclassifiable noises that somehow manifests... 

Week in Review #108

March 5, 2016

Week in Review #108 #1 – 2.29.16 – In addition to their new Fursaxa LP, Sloow Tapes announced the release of a print publication that chronicles the first 10 years of the label — titled Mellow My Mind: A Sloow Tapes Discography, the book gives an overview of all the tapes, LPs, and other goodies... 

Stream: Jealousy – ‘Paid For It’

March 3, 2016

Stream: Jealousy – ‘Paid For It’ Speaking from one interpretation viles, the first album from Jealousy, was a type of minimalist sketch that painted hard-driven bass-psych while leaving open the potential for much noisier, denser live passageways. I mention this because upon returning to Moniker Records for the 2016 follow-up, Mark... 

Premiere: Our Solar System – “At the Edge of Time”

March 2, 2016

Premiere: Our Solar System – “At the Edge of Time” In Time is the third album from Swedish psych-ensemble Our Solar System — Vårt Solsystem if you prefer — following 2015’s En Månvandring and their self-titled debut in 2013, cast as explorations of lunar seas and Sol’s stellar neighborhood respectively. Like its predecessors, In... 

Somnoroase Păsărele – ‘GAMA’

March 1, 2016

Somnoroase Păsărele – ‘GAMA’ Borrowing their moniker from the writings of poet Mihai Eminescu, the Romanian duo Somnoroase Păsărele create an interplanetary electronic ooze that’s slimy and sweet enough to have emanated from a mugwump’s tentacle yet thick enough with beat-like formations and crystalline noise fragments...