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Video Premiere: Forma – “Ghosts”

September 23, 2016

Video Premiere: Forma – “Ghosts” Physicalist is the third LP from Brooklyn-based kosmische trio Forma, though it’s far more than just the latest entry into their catalog. It’s the band’s first album on the ambient institution Kranky, first double-LP, and the first since multi-instrumentalist John Also Bennett replaced founding... 

Video Premiere: Hallowed Bells – “Pink Velvet”

August 31, 2016

Video Premiere: Hallowed Bells – “Pink Velvet” For the opening track to their upcoming Many Faces cassette EP, “Pink Velvet,” Philadelphia-duo Hallowed Bells created a warm video collage of actual pink velvet and close-up shots of slowly moving fruit. Strawberries, bananas, apples, peaches, even what seems like a pretty explicit bit... 

Video Premiere: Jad Fair, Hifiklub, & kptmichigan – “Sunshine”

August 26, 2016

Video Premiere: Jad Fair, Hifiklub, & kptmichigan – “Sunshine” Don’t Give Up is the second collaborative album from Half Japanese co-founder Jad Fair, French rock quartet Hifiklub, and German-based producer kptmichigan, following 2014’s Bird House. According to Joyful Noise, it was assembled piecemeal, beginning “as a series of eighteen compositions... 

Video Premiere: Samantha Glass – “Hidden Arrangements”

August 18, 2016

Video Premiere: Samantha Glass – “Hidden Arrangements” For how obscured and sullen his persona(s) may get, Beau Devereaux manages to make some of the most moving and melodically complex music being released today. The Madison, WI-based musician has mostly worked under a number of aliases (including Roan Linden, Victor Portsmouth, Anvil Dome) and curates... 

Video Premiere: Max Eilbacher, Alex Moskos, & Duncan Moore – ‘SEF III’ Live @ Floristree

July 25, 2016

Video Premiere: Max Eilbacher, Alex Moskos, & Duncan Moore – ‘SEF III’ Live @ Floristree “I’m sitting in a room,” spoke Alvin Lucier in 1969. “Different from the one you are in now. I am recording the sound of my speaking voice and I am going to play it back into the room again and again, until the resonant frequencies of the room reinforce themselves. So that any... 

Video Premiere: Teasips – “Chrono”

July 8, 2016

Video Premiere: Teasips – “Chrono” Teasips is artist and writer Ang Wilson, usually one half of LA-based Electric Sound Bath — a duo with Brian Griffith, aka Greyghost, more and more known in the area for their regular live meditations and events. Appropriately, her new cassette Proxemic Realms is concerned with space, both... 

Video Premiere: Doctor Nod – “Little Ride”

July 7, 2016

Video Premiere: Doctor Nod – “Little Ride” Arkansas-based Doctor Nod is back with a couple of fresh ones to follow up his Top Tips cassette, out this past April via Clean Nice Quiet. The self-released single, “Wha???” and its b-side, “Little Ride,” are apparently the result of Kale Ogle’s first time recording... 

Video Premiere: ju sei – “ぬけがら”

July 1, 2016

Video Premiere: ju sei – “ぬけがら” For their latest video, set to a track from 2011’s Cone-solo (via Enban),  Japanese duo ju sei (Junichiro Tanaka and sei)  are cast in an endless sunset by Barcelona-born filmmaker Adria Ghiralt. Filmed while in Japan and finished at his current home in Chile, the video was conceptualized as... 

Video Premiere: The Spider Ferns – “In Violet Bloom”

June 30, 2016

Video Premiere: The Spider Ferns – “In Violet Bloom” The Spider Ferns are a husband-and-wife electronic pop duo who make their home in a converted barn in the woods of Skagit County, some 80 miles north of Seattle. On the surface, their music combines a slick, trip-hop nostalgia with a dreamy Northwest haze; sort of like if Portishead lived deep... 

Video Premiere: New Rome – “Dive”

June 27, 2016

Video Premiere: New Rome – “Dive” While the name New Rome may not ring any bells yet, the project’s sole member has been recording and releasing music for a decade. Since 2006, Polish producer Tomasz Bednarczyk has quietly issued stately but subtle sets of glitch-infected, ambient-leaning deep house. Recording under the alias... 

Video Premiere: Central Broadcasting Unit – ‘When Cars Attack’

June 13, 2016

Video Premiere: Central Broadcasting Unit – ‘When Cars Attack’ “Most of us believe that car accidents are caused by inept drivers. Not true!,” writes the Hard Vapour Resistance Front. “In fact, rogue mechanical and astrological forces have been conspiring to cause the majority of collisions since the dawn of the automotive age.”  The prolific label’s... 

Video: Landing – “Morning Sun”

May 26, 2016

Video: Landing – “Morning Sun” With nearly two decades under their belt, Landing continues to unveil new facets of an ever evolving sound. But the quartet, currently featuring Aaron Snow, Adrienne Snow, Daron Gardner, and John Miller, isn’t merely tweaking its tried and true formulas. Landing has noticeably pushed to become... 

Video Premiere: Jonathan Fitoussi – “Visions”

April 25, 2016

Video Premiere: Jonathan Fitoussi – “Visions” Jonathan Fitoussi is an audio restoration engineer at France’s Institut National de l’Audiovisuel (INA), an organization which (among many other things) is dedicated to preserving the works that emanated from the early pioneers of musique concrète at the Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM). In... 

Video Premiere: Puppy – ‘Daycare’ Videos

April 19, 2016

Video Premiere: Puppy – ‘Daycare’ Videos Daycare is a short but hefty lo-fi novelty, recorded in 2013 by then Montréal-based Ashley Daw, aka Puppy, on a boombox while she worked at a Montessori daycare/preschool. Sounds pretty fun, n’est-ce pas? Even if it wasn’t a daycare for puppies. Released in a handmade CD-R edition... 

Video Premiere: Pierce Warnecke – “Silent Light Reveals the Unreal” / “Built On Folds and Braids”

April 6, 2016

Video Premiere: Pierce Warnecke – “Silent Light Reveals the Unreal” / “Built On Folds and Braids” Memory Fragments is the debut long-player from Spanish-based recorder Pierce Warnecke, following a trail of shorter one-offs and collaborations since the mid-aughts. The album is an engrossing work of transition, focus, and well-toned minutiae, at times tense and febrile, though part of what makes... 

Video Premiere: John Bellows – “River’s Deceit”

March 24, 2016

Video Premiere: John Bellows – “River’s Deceit” Years ago, I attended John Bellows’s farewell concert at Nitetrotter, hoping (half-expecting?) that the wicked Clean Your Clock genius would bring his promised “angry bass record” to life. Instead, Bellows played an airy, rustic folk/country set with a bare bones band in what may have... 

Video Premiere: Ytamo – “Hamon”

March 22, 2016

Video Premiere: Ytamo – “Hamon” Though my prior experience with Japanese artist Ytamo is limited, it’s easy enough to glean from some simple research that she’s had an interesting trajectory, counting from her earliest works at the beginning of the 2000s. In 2005 she released Limited Leaf, a lengthy album of low-key... 

Video Premiere: The Savage Young Taterbug – “The Paperstud”

March 11, 2016

Video Premiere: The Savage Young Taterbug – “The Paperstud” The Savage Young Taterbug (aka Charles Free) has been popping up on my radar since his first Night People tape in 2009, having also made an appearance on a split 7″ from Not Not Fun. His inaugural vinyl release, Shadow of Marlboro Man, finally came out March 8th (via Night People), and to quote... 

Video Premiere: The (Hypothetical) Prophets – “Wallenberg”

February 23, 2016

Video Premiere: The (Hypothetical) Prophets – “Wallenberg” The (Hypothetical) Prophets were Bernard Szajner and Karel Beer, and there probably isn’t a nutshell big enough for the two of them. Though Szajner may have some following these days thanks to his works for synth — a Dune concept album for InFiné circulated extensively in 2014 — Beer... 

Video Premiere: Jay Glass Dubs – “Profane Dub”

February 19, 2016

Video Premiere: Jay Glass Dubs – “Profane Dub” Both of Athens ex-pat Dimitris Papadatos’ tapes as Jay Glass Dubs bear the same description, emphasizing that the project is primarily a stylistic exercise. A “counter factual” approach to the history and tropes of dub, “stripped down to its basic drum/bass/vox/effects form.”... 
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