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Video: Landing – “Body Diffuser”

July 28, 2015

Video: Landing – “Body Diffuser” Given the number of times Landing has tweaked and shifted its sound, the Connecticut-based band somehow manages to bring its brand of blissed out space-pop and droning etherealisms into better focus with each release. The band, which recently expanded to a quartet again with the inclusion of full-time... 

Video: Matchess – “The Law of Pure Will”

July 27, 2015

Video: Matchess – “The Law of Pure Will” It would be too easy to say that Matchess hypnotized me — silenced me — with her latest LP on Trouble In Mind Records. Somnaphoria is ornate and luxurious, filled with textured acoustic-electronic cycles and pathways that are difficult to describe. Matchess disguises her vocals in modulated... 

Video: Pete Nolan – “Sound of Bees”

June 17, 2015

Video: Pete Nolan – “Sound of Bees” After countless releases with Magik Markers and Spectre Folk, guitarist Pete Nolan is finally putting out a solo record under his own name. The first transmission from his debut album, Easy, “Sound of Bees” has a simplistic vocal melody and primitive, to-the-point drumming reminiscent of Woods (who... 

Video Premiere: Gel Set – “Ether Or”

June 16, 2015

Video Premiere: Gel Set – “Ether Or” On Human Salad, Gel Set’s debut LP, nothing is quite as it seems. From the shapeshifting sonics to the vacillating emotional thread, Laura Callier’s narrative is a skewed and affected arc that charms as much as it does unsettles, making for one of the more addicting and disarming listens... 

Video Premiere: Night Court – “Night Court”

June 15, 2015

Video Premiere: Night Court – “Night Court” Not Not Fun’s emphasis on imagined sonic worlds and soundtracks for unmade films has always been a strong facet of the label’s charm. Be it Umberto, Xander Harris and Dylan Ettinger’s early output with NNF, or Sand Circles’ fairly recent cassette, the imprint never shies away... 

Video: Kevin Greenspon – “Happiness Pt. 2″

June 10, 2015

Video: Kevin Greenspon – “Happiness Pt. 2″ Earlier this month Los Angeles-”based” Kevin Greenspon — I use quotes there because I and many others know him best as an industrious tour-dweller — unveiled his meticulous and self-conscious To Leave a Mark cassette/CD-R, less than two weeks before kicking off a mammoth tour... 

Video: Gashrat – “I Decided”

June 8, 2015

Video: Gashrat – “I Decided” Hailing from the hallowed, incredibly fertile musical soil of Montreal, Gashrat may be the best rock band around. The four piece makes a sort of warehouse- and/or basement-ready scuzz that is brutally transcendent, beautifully primordial, and elegantly dissonant. But while Downs is due out this week... 

Video Premiere: Sagan Youth – “Surface”

June 4, 2015

Video Premiere: Sagan Youth – “Surface” Carrboro, NC analog synth duo Sagan Youth finally followed up their older releases (and a more recent mini-EP for Silber Media) with a new concept album on Break World, titled CELA; an old-fashioned sci-fi burner focused on Saturn’s sixth moon, Enceladus. Discovered by your friend and mine... 

Video Premiere: Last Daze – “Quantuum Hamiltonian Chaos Crystal”

June 2, 2015

Video Premiere: Last Daze – “Quantuum Hamiltonian Chaos Crystal” Back in January, Port Vandelay released a handful of cassettes by Uaxyacac (who we adored quite a bit when first hearing the project), Paranerd  and Oxygenfad (a split, mind you), and a curious and massive double-cassette by Last Daze. Spread out across “two cassettes, 132 meters of magnetic... 

Video Premiere: Benoît Pioulard – “TGV2743″

May 25, 2015

Video Premiere: Benoît Pioulard –  “TGV2743″ There’s something subliminally perfect about the pairing of train travel, real or imagined, with ambient-drone music. Decoder has highlighted the combination previously, and the new Newcastle Upon Tyne label Rail Cables wants to make the connection more concrete — though they don’t limit... 

Video Premiere: JFM – “Bad Passion”

May 22, 2015

Video Premiere: JFM – “Bad Passion” Right now I imagine JFM to be drifting somewhere in space collecting piles of earthen junk and debris, piecing together VHS tapes,  readying them for some weird (or totally normal) Jupiter video dance party. It’s quite the accomplishment that the punks at Telephone Explosion have managed to make... 

Video Premiere: Scattered Clouds – “The First Empire”

May 14, 2015

Video Premiere: Scattered Clouds – “The First Empire” Scattered Clouds close their first full album, The First Empire, with a dramatic title cut. From the moment the pulverizing rhythms begin, the listener is trapped in an inescapable cycle of ritual and ragged repetition. That aural landscape perfectly corresponds with the title track’s accompanying... 

Video Premiere: Takahiro Mukai – “#091311″

May 7, 2015

Video Premiere: Takahiro Mukai – “#091311″ Takahiro Mukai seems to be riding a rising wave of hypnotic and skewered dance music of late, with a string of necessary tapes on some of our favorite imprints, including Paralaxe Editions and Harsh Riddims. The Osaka-based producer now returns with what might be his most anticipated outting yet. Lovingly... 

Video Premiere: Drunken Sufis – “T^T^T”

April 22, 2015

Video Premiere: Drunken Sufis – “T^T^T” Drunken Sufis return in 2015 with an alphabetical ode on Bad Friend Records that will be perfectly suited for your attention span and aesthetic sensibilities. “T^T^T” is just one of 26 experimental miniatures from their forthcoming tape, Cotton Candy Cluster Bombs, that finds the band... 

Video: Sparkling Wide Pressure – “Return to the Window”

April 21, 2015

Video: Sparkling Wide Pressure – “Return to the Window” Here we stand at the pinnacle of two institutions of lush, artful lo-fi, and things couldn’t be better. For No Kings Record Cadre, the cassette powerhouse founded by Lee Noble and Stephen Molyneux in Nashville but currently based in LA, Sparkling Wide Pressure’s Clouds and Stairs christens... 

Video Premiere: Volunteer Dad – “Vin Scully”

April 15, 2015

Video Premiere: Volunteer Dad – “Vin Scully” Los Angeles duo Volunteer Dad are the first to poke fun at themselves for being a(nother) garage rock band (their Facebook bio links here), and their new music video for “Vin Scully” proves it, with large portions of it taking place in one of their dads’ garages, complete with all... 

Video Premiere: R U REAL – “Mom & Dad (I Love Myself)”

April 9, 2015

Video Premiere: R U REAL – “Mom & Dad (I Love Myself)” Last year, Montreal’s female super trio R U REAL released their debut EP via Inyrdisk. The self-titled gem sees the girlfriend crew roll through lush hip hop ditties, harmonized chants, stoner dance beats, and vaporous electronic stretches. Julie Reich (Bile Sister) recently made a video for the... 

Video Premiere: Drab Majesty – “Unknown To The I”

April 7, 2015

Video Premiere: Drab Majesty – “Unknown To The I” Drab Majesty, Deb Demure, proves there’s still plenty of mining to do in the reverb-addled, forlorn anthems of 4AD and Factory Records’ hey-day. But Demure’s work, and especially his latest Unknown To The I cassingle, is anything but generic revivalism. Entirely modern themes are... 

Video Premiere: Celer – “Distant Misgivings”

March 27, 2015

Video Premiere: Celer – “Distant Misgivings” It’s nice to see a drone or ambient artist grow restless. Often perceived as directionless or stagnant, surrounded by tangential genres of artists (more than) dabbling in other fields, the droners seem too slow or meandering in this modern day, ditched and left in the dust of fresh faced producers.... 

Video: We Will Fail – “V2.06″

March 25, 2015

Video: We Will Fail – “V2.06″ Mies van der Rohe once said “less is more,” (it was Robert Browning actually, but that’s not the point) and director Olga Ozierańska has taken that prescription to heart with her mesmerizing video for “V2.06” by We Will Fail, the music moniker of Warsaw based graphic designer Aleksandra... 
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