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V/A – ‘I’m on My Journey Home: Sacred Harp Singing, 1927-1938’

November 29, 2016

V/A – ‘I’m on My Journey Home: Sacred Harp Singing, 1927-1938’ Sacred Harp is a distinctive strain of devotional singing that was popular in early 19th century America, one that originated in New England from the shape-note movement but achieved its peak primarily in the Deep South — Alabama and Georgia, though it spread farther afield, thanks also... 

Premiere: ‘HVRF SAMPLER #3’

November 22, 2016

Premiere: ‘HVRF SAMPLER #3’ Looking back on 2016, ostensibly Ukraine-based hardvapour imprint H.V.R.F. CENTRAL COMMAND and their rapidly expanding catalog have at least been one of the year’s most focused and rigorous developments in underground music. Over little more than half the year H.V.R.F. has accumulated nearly... 

ROW – ‘Live Den’

November 16, 2016

ROW – ‘Live Den’ While most routines invariably revolve around a menagerie of domestic concerns, the Power Moves Library blazes through a wide orbit that encompasses shades of rustic dub, prepared experiments, field recordings, and guitar. In the vein of guitar, proprietor Kevin Cahill and his brother Patrick recently... 

Billy Gomberg – ‘Slight at that Contact’

November 15, 2016

Billy Gomberg – ‘Slight at that Contact’ Students of Decay alumnus and strange-dream-inducing electronic composer Billy Gomberg returned to the SoD fold last month, bringing with him another collection of near-ambient, glitch-sprinkled electro-acoustic sound works. Slight at that Contact offers eight lush fog banks that drift in a space located... 

Honnda – ‘Diamonds in the Microwave’

November 11, 2016

Honnda – ‘Diamonds in the Microwave’ Last September Brooklyn-based producer Honnda helped Orange Milk push deeper into their vein of net-skronk and inquisitive footwork with his Diamonds in the Microwave cassette, a bass-heavy bounce and burst of carefully recycled sonics. Tiny Mix Tapes called it “crispy around the corners and... 

Daniel Wyche – ‘Our Severed Sleep’

November 10, 2016

Daniel Wyche – ‘Our Severed Sleep’ When he’s not booking shows at Chicago’s Elastic Arts, or studying religion at the University of Chicago, Daniel Wyche spends his time among any assortment of musicians and instruments, crafting forward-thinking compositions — compositions not necessarily tied to the linear narrative of imprisoned...