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Flower Orgy – ‘American Ladyslippers’

May 3, 2016

Flower Orgy – ‘American Ladyslippers’ Massachusetts-based Nate Luce — aka Flower Orgy, proprietor of New Camp Records — continues to expand the scope of his orbits through the intensely human, highly charged peripheries of weird pop, releasing American Ladyslippers this month on Portland’s budding Never Anything imprint.... 

Mads Emil Nielsen – ‘Percussion Loops’

May 2, 2016

Mads Emil Nielsen – ‘Percussion Loops’ Last year, Mads Emil Nielsen’s Arbitrary imprint reissued the ear-grabbing PM016 cassette, in which the composer/synthesist fused samples to his own modular synth explorations. Later that same year, the label launched the Assemblage series of curated mixes, featuring input from the likes of Mike Kitcher,... 

Five Star Hotel – ‘Body Absolution’

April 29, 2016

Five Star Hotel – ‘Body Absolution’ I’ve posted about Detroit’s Five Star Hotel on this site before, but he’s just released his most ambitious work yet, Body Absolution. This album seems way less club-oriented than his previous releases. It feels more confessional, more cathartic, more paranoid, more emotionally scarred.... 

Premiere: Brian Case – “Pattern 1”

April 27, 2016

Premiere: Brian Case – “Pattern 1” For those that know Chicago-based guitarist Brian Case’s work well — he’s been recording for years — his turn into more strictly minimalist composition on his debut solo longer-player Tense Nature is probably not entirely surprising. Plenty of his work elsewhere tends to showcase... 

Danny Paul Grody – “Other States”

April 26, 2016

Danny Paul Grody – “Other States” Just before this new tape made its way to me, I saw Danny Paul Grody put on a disappearing act. At the Starline Social Club in Oakland, performing in Young Moon with his longtime Tarentel bandmate Trevor Montgomery, Grody’s effortless guitar work permeated Young Moon’s sound in the most welcomingly... 

Country Florist – “Pleasure”

April 25, 2016

Country Florist – “Pleasure” Drawing Room Records released the final installment in their Country Florist trilogy late last month, completing a series that sheds light on Arkansas-based Andrew Morgan (CHINESE GIRLS, Ettiem) and his previously unreleased solo recordings. CF-3 sees Morgan parking his vintage pop-powered spacecraft... 

Heimat – “So Traurig”

April 22, 2016

Heimat – “So Traurig” Recently released by the trusty folks at Kill Shaman, Heimat’s self-titled debut reveals itself to be one of the most bizarrely engaging and curiously addicting listens so far in 2016. Flirting with more than a handful of genres from moment to moment, the duo of Olivier Demeaux (Cheveu) and Armellie... 

Five Guitars for Tony Conrad – ‘S/T’

April 20, 2016

Five Guitars for Tony Conrad – ‘S/T’ Canada’s National Drone Day is less than two months away, and that’s got me hankering for dense tone fields of every sort. Thankfully, I managed to get my paws on this delicious drone-filled cassette from the relatively young Auasca imprint, to slake my thirst. Five Guitars for Tony Conrad documents... 

Alex Barnett – ‘Chew From the Mind’

April 18, 2016

Alex Barnett – ‘Chew From the Mind’ Chicago’s Alex Barnett may be best known as part of drone/noise/industrial band Oakeater and for his two excellent albums with Mamiffer’s Faith Coloccia, both released by Blackest Ever Black. Not counting cassettes and splits, this is his first release as a solo artist, and it couldn’t... 

Stream: IXTAB – ‘Alea’

April 14, 2016

Stream: IXTAB – ‘Alea’ Alea is the latest from IXTAB, Gary James Geiler’s (Ovis Aurum) collaboration with Seagrave co-founder Tim Matts (Blood Room), which sees the two building on a strain of nearly obliviated loner dance music that they’ve carefully evolved over a short string of international tape releases... 

Stream: Awlnight – ‘Dmitry Chaykin’

April 12, 2016

Stream: Awlnight – ‘Dmitry Chaykin’ Lithuanian-born and Belarus-based beatmaker Awlnight, the latest moniker of Dmitry Lukoits, popped onto our radar last-year thanks to Like it Loud, a lengthy split cassette with Japanese producer ΔKTR for San Francisco’s venerable beat-outpost Fuzzoscope and most recently on Inner Ocean’s... 

Week in Review #113

April 9, 2016

Week in Review #113 FFFoxy Podcast #76 “I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather over the past few days, so hopefully the talk breaks don’t sound even more scatterbrained than usual on this episode. I wanted to keep things on track with the podcast, though, this time focusing mostly on a bunch of newer music... 

Ceramic TL – ‘Sign of the Cross Every Mile to the Border’

April 8, 2016

Ceramic TL – ‘Sign of the Cross Every Mile to the Border’ Last year, Egyptrixx (David Psutka) broke away from Night Slugs and debuted his Halocline Trance label with an astonishing album called Transfer of Energy [Feelings of Power] which blended industrial factory warehouse techno beats with abstract, weightless grime atmospherics. The album did contain its... 

Tlaotlon – ‘ACACIA A/V’

April 7, 2016

Tlaotlon – ‘ACACIA A/V’ I was bad at math in school, so this flexi single, ACACIA A​/​V, doesn’t make much sense to me. Tlaotlon continues in the tradition experimental electronic groups in Western Europe adopting Mesoamerican nomenclature to appear shamanistic or exotic. The project first came to my attention via... 

Premiere: Brandon Locher – “Medium Frequency”

April 4, 2016

Premiere: Brandon Locher – “Medium Frequency” Multimedia artist/producer producer Brandon Locher is nothing if not driven. Under a collection of bynames, Locher has been at the helm of over 60 releases since 2006. Even more impressive is his utter disregard for limitations across mediums. Be it producing/directing The Meets, a rotating live performance... 

Week in Review #112

April 2, 2016

Week in Review #112 #1 – 3.28.16 – The Bandcamp Blog ran an extensive feature on Dust-to-Digital’s wonderful Music of Morocco: Recorded by Paul Bowles, 1959, a career-capping collection that Bowles recorded across North Africa while working “under the auspices of the Library of Congress”... 

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... 
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