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Jon Mueller – ‘dHrAaNwDn’

March 30, 2017

Jon Mueller – ‘dHrAaNwDn’ On May 23, 2016, at the Shaker Heritage Society’s Meeting House in Albany, NY, Jon Mueller played four drums for over six hours. Recorded and engineered by Fred Weaver, this session, the result of a minor mobile recording studio odyssey, became dHrAaNwDn (read as “hand drawn”). But to properly... 

Talugung / _blank – ‘Split’

March 27, 2017

Talugung / _blank – ‘Split’ At the beginning of the year Toronto’s Power Moves Library released their second split disc, a beautiful custom package with double inserts and music from prolific recorders Ryan Waldron — Hamilton, Ontario based, aka Talugung, a Power Moves veteran — and Barcelona’s Blanca... 

Pyramidal – ‘Come Home’

March 21, 2017

Pyramidal – ‘Come Home’ A word from the tail-end of 2016 sure to lighten what’s shaping up to be a pretty dismal new year: Pyramidal’s warm and transportive sophomore effort Come Home, on Already Dead Tapes. Come Home is about as fantastic a collection of downtempo beats and atmospheres as you could hope for, with its... 

Gilles Aubry – ‘And Who Sees the Mystery’

March 15, 2017

Gilles Aubry – ‘And Who Sees the Mystery’ My first thought as I begin reading about Swiss-born, Berlin-based veteran musician and recorder Gilles Aubry  and his new LP built from “sound check situations,” is that my soundcheck archive probably sounds a good bit different — not that you’d expect overlap with West Virginia... 

Fuck Lungs – ‘S/T’

March 13, 2017

Fuck Lungs – ‘S/T’ Curt Oren has a new hat — or he did have a new hat back in 2015. He was so proud of his new hat, he went out and rented a billboard to announce it to the world. But enough about Curt’s new hat. Oren also happens to be a nomadic saxophonist, who can turn his lungs inside out and spit fire.... 

Dane Law – ‘r​.​bit’

March 8, 2017

Dane Law – ‘r​.​bit’ First you make a roux. The adage of cajun and creole cooking is so familiar that it can even be applied to music. If the story is to be believed, Dane Law discovered an Orbit techno tape in an abandoned car off a North West England highway — a relic that would provide the source material roux... 

Stream: Michael Vallera – ‘Vivid Flu’

March 7, 2017

Stream: Michael Vallera – ‘Vivid Flu’ Although Michael Vallera is a versatile collaborator and band member — see Cleared with Steven Hess and Maar, with Joseph Clayton Mills —  his solo efforts have proven to be the more emotional and thematically interesting. At times rooted in the realm of abstract techno (as COIN) or conducting... 

Multiple Man – ‘New Metal’

March 6, 2017

Multiple Man – ‘New Metal’ I think aptly named Brisbane duo Multiple Man’s debut longplayer for DKA will be a particularly satisfying record for any fan of the label, particularly as it closes a gap begun nearly a full solar orbit ago with Boy Harsher’s Yr Body Is Nothing. Though in all fairness, each addition to... 

Rake Kash – ‘S/T’

March 2, 2017

Rake Kash – ‘S/T’ Omaha multi-instrumentalist L. Eugene Methe’s Rake Kash ensemble have become a favorite this winter, thanks to their varied and amiable self-titled LP on his increasingly active Gertrude Tapes imprint. Spending time in the Midwest for work the last several months, the album was a timely introduction... 

Vapor Lanes – ‘Hieratic Teen’

March 1, 2017

Vapor Lanes – ‘Hieratic Teen’ No, this isn’t what you’re expecting — strictly speaking, it has nothing to do with the wide world of vaporwave. Though A. Karuna’s new Vapor Lanes album, Hieratic Teen, starts off suspiciously fuzzy and soothing, embedded in tape hiss, it quickly seems to start wobbling off...