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Embassy – ‘S/T’

July 27, 2016

Embassy – ‘S/T’ For around four years, Virginia-based Otherwordly Mystics has kept up a slow but consistent trickle of colorful tape releases. Over that time they’ve filled their catalog with drone, atmospheric pop, and shades of electronica, long seasons of new music book-ended by genre-leaping compilations:... 

Premiere: Soft Gang – “Beautiful Human”

July 22, 2016

Premiere: Soft Gang – “Beautiful Human” There is a lot to be said about Soft Gang’s ambitious self-titled debut, but the quartet enters a statement of their own with the album’s opening cut. “Beautiful Human” is also the album’s longest track, and placing it first amplifies the opening sentiment: this is not... 

Science Fiction – ‘Terrible Lizards’

July 21, 2016

Science Fiction – ‘Terrible Lizards’ It’s unknown how many copies of Science Fiction’s 1980Terrible Lizards LP were originally pressed, but since Discogs’ inception, the LP has sold for up to ninety dollars. There’s currently a listing for a sealed copy on the Out Of Print mail-order site going for 125 Euros. It’s a rare record,... 

Clawed – ‘Rob’

July 20, 2016

Clawed – ‘Rob’ For their new album Vancouver experimental duo Clawed took royalty-free vocal samples created by a “guy named Rob” and transformed them into this collection abstract pieces. From their description: “There’s this guy named Rob. He uploaded a set of royalty-free vocal samples.... 

Panabrite – ‘Transfer’

July 18, 2016

Panabrite – ‘Transfer’ Though Deep Distance acknowledges that it’s been two years since Panabrite’s Transfer was assigned a catalogue number, they posit via Bandcamp that the end product makes up for the lengthy term in limbo: “to say the wait was worthwhile is understated here, this is an incredible set.”... 

Premiere: MJ Guider – “White Alsatian”

July 7, 2016

Premiere: MJ Guider – “White Alsatian” The best qualities aren’t always the most immediate ones. Sometimes, a song’s virtues are buried in a blur of sound. MJ Guider, the recording project helmed by Melissa Guion, is the perfect embodiment of this sentiment. The New Orleans-based musician and recent Kranky signee surfaced late... 

San Kazakgascar – ‘Twice-Baked Coma’

July 6, 2016

San Kazakgascar – ‘Twice-Baked Coma’ Jed Brewer is nothing if not prolific. When he’s not busy reuniting his long-dormant band of alt-country also rans Harvester for Mt. Tallac, their first new work in over a decade,  he’s improvising long, heady drones with his gourd guitar for Swimming in Bengal; if he’s not with... 

Premiere: Rick Parker and Li Daiguo – “A Steady Heartbeat is the Sound of Death”

July 5, 2016

Premiere: Rick Parker and Li Daiguo – “A Steady Heartbeat is the Sound of Death” Free World Music is the unexpected confluence of Brooklyn’s Rick Parker and China’s Li Daiguo soundtracked over the course of two years. Li Daiguo, a prominent figure in China’s experimental traditional music contributes with several string instruments, overtone singing, and beatboxing across... 

Stream: Big Neck Police – ‘Don’t Eat My Friends’

July 1, 2016

Stream: Big Neck Police – ‘Don’t Eat My Friends’ Big Neck Police, a self-described “power-trio” comprised of Mac Kelly, Hugo Stanley, and Paco Cathcart, traffic in noise-affected bursts of discomfort. There’s not a moment on their record Don’t Eat My Friends, a collaborative release from Ramp Local and Feeding Tube, without tension. Though...