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Video Premiere: Ma Turner – “Christ in a Garden”

April 17, 2014

Video Premiere: Ma Turner – “Christ in a Garden” Lexington’s Ma Turner (guitarist/co-founder of CROSS and Salad Influence, as well as founder of Warmer Milks) has his first solo LP, ZOZ, coming out next month on Sophomore Lounge, and their sister label Loin Seepage will also be releasing a cassette of his material (called Nessy Peen). The... 

Video: Gardland – “0214 Pt. 2″

April 15, 2014

Video: Gardland – “0214 Pt. 2″ Australian duo Gardland are following their 2013 LP Syndrome Syndrome with the Improvisations EP, a set culled from live performances on Australian radio all the way back in 2012. The above video for “0214 Pt. 2″ is very much an unhinged, hyper-caffeinated visual stimulation that soaks... 

Video Premiere: Skeppet – “Den Nya Kusten”

April 14, 2014

Video Premiere: Skeppet – “Den Nya Kusten” Excerpted from the lengthier 20-minute version that will appear on their upcoming debut LP for Not Not Fun, “Den Nya Kusten” finds Swedish instrumental trio Skeppet venturing deep into the unknown. With hypnotic grooves expertly paired with director Danilo Stankovic’s slow-moving images... 

Video: Nový Svět – “Punished with Longing”

April 11, 2014

Video: Nový Svět – “Punished with Longing” One thing (among probably many) you may not have realized about the Kill Shaman label is that they have a knack for digging up strange artists from around the world and introducing me to them. This happened about exactly a year ago when an amazing record by a Dutch band called Smalts found its way to... 

Video Premiere: Dino Spiluttini – Anxiety

April 9, 2014

Video Premiere: Dino Spiluttini – Anxiety Though Mexican experimental imprint Umor Rex has been focused lately on their vinyl debut for Chicago trio Good Willsmith, the label began its year with a split LP, pairing Cologne-based Nils Quak with Dino Spiluttini, a German musician and visual artist now based in Vienna. Titled Modular Anxiety,... 

Video: Sculpture – “Polymorphic Operator”

April 7, 2014

Video: Sculpture – “Polymorphic Operator” Following the electronic cacophony of found and processed sounds that made up Slime Code on Kaleidoscope (and subsequent reissue on Digitalis), Sculpture are prepping the release of their latest LP, Membrane Pop, due out May 13th via Brooklyn’s Software Recordings. The duo operates in an unique... 

Video Premiere: LX Sweat – “Living In The City (No Way Back)”

April 2, 2014

Video Premiere: LX Sweat – “Living In The City (No Way Back)” Directed by Phung-Tien Phan, the video for LX Sweat‘s ”Living In The City (No Way Back)” is a sedated trek through all things indulgently mesmerizing. Excessively quenched by sizzurp and edited together with curious obsession, images of YouTube ephemera pop into frame, some pleasantly... 

Video Premiere: OS OVNI – “The Mirror”

April 1, 2014

Video Premiere: OS OVNI – “The Mirror” Multidimensional mysterians OS OVNI may not have invented the trend of lo-fi bedroom synth pop, but they are certainly among the genre’s most original practitioners. Cofounders Logan Owlbeemoth and Omebi Velouria have been collaborating under various names for over a decade. In 2010 they... 

Video Premiere: Golden Retriever – “Flight Song”

March 25, 2014

Video Premiere: Golden Retriever – “Flight Song” Matt Carlson and Jonathan Sielaff (aka Golden Retriever) emerge from the studio this March and release Seer, their follow up to 2012’s Occupied with the Unspoken. For the first single, “Flight Song,” the Portland duo taps the local, like-minded, retro-yet-modern visual artist, Lysandre Follet... 

Video: A.R.C. Soundtracks – In Circular Ruins

March 20, 2014

Video: A.R.C. Soundtracks – In Circular Ruins A robbery. A hand emerges. Shifting form, the spooky white fluidity suggests a body through different stages. A bundle. Bending forward. Dancing. The body is naked, and the body is an hourglass. This manipulated film shifts alongside A.R.C. Soundtracks’ latest, “In Circular Ruins,”... 

Video Premiere: Bill Baird – “Skull Castle Decorator”

March 12, 2014

Video Premiere: Bill Baird – “Skull Castle Decorator” One of the highlights of Bill Baird’s recent Diamond Eyepatch tape for Moon Glyph, “Skull Castle Decorator” is a hazy, lo-fi acid rocker that has been given a video from Broken Machine Films. It’s great to see how well BMF captures the mood of the source material, with appropriately... 

Video Premiere: Gora Sou – Island Express Helicopters

March 6, 2014

Video Premiere: Gora Sou – Island Express Helicopters Following on their cassette with PHORK (People’s Higher Order of Royal Kinship, incidentally), Noumenal Loom will release the third cassette from German composer Marc Übel’s Gora Sou project. I’m gratified to see that one of Decoder’s other esteemed contributors called his... 

Video Premiere: JFM – “Don Juanna”

March 5, 2014

Video Premiere: JFM – “Don Juanna” I’m completely in love with crafty beats that surround themselves with a healthy dose of dizzying sounds. Halifax-based artist Jesse Frank Matthews – who spins rhythmic collages from carefully extracted strands of sonic DNA – totally barks up my tree in that respect. In high school I used... 

Video Premiere: Black Hat – “Imaginary Friends”

March 4, 2014

Video Premiere: Black Hat – “Imaginary Friends” Hausu Mountain (who have been completely unstoppable as of late) are gearing up to release the full-length LP Thought Of Two by Black Hat, who has previously released a CD-R on Debacle Records and a tape on Field Hymns. LA-based video artist Zara Ruckus has created a video clip for an edited version... 

Video: Buz Ludzha – “Rave With Love”

February 17, 2014

Video: Buz Ludzha – “Rave With Love” You may remember Irish-born and currently Liverpool-based producer The Cyclist, aka Andrew Morrison, from our coverage last year, or from the release of his Bones in Motion LP for Leaving/Stones Throw; personally, I found the album more memorable. Since then, he’s had a streak of equally memorable... 

Video: Juiceboxxx – “Thunder Jam #8″

February 13, 2014

Video: Juiceboxxx – “Thunder Jam #8″ Here is the final video from Juiceboxxx‘s 2012 outing, I Don’t Wanna Go Into The Darkness. Directed by Vice Cooler and featuring Jessie Miller, “Thunder Jam #8″ was one of the sleeper tracks on that record, and this video shows JB and Jessie Miller bumming around L.A., eating... 

Video: Fast Times – “This System”

February 10, 2014

Video: Fast Times – “This System” Last November, Jorge Day (aka Fast Times and Lingerie, though he also played synths in Plastic Flowers for a stretch) surprised us with Bodytalk, a smooth 10-track cassette debut on the always trustworthy L.A. imprint 100% Silk. The Brooklyn producer recently shared a new video for “This... 

Video: A New Line (Related) – “Vote Malcolm Eden”

January 30, 2014

Video: A New Line (Related) – “Vote Malcolm Eden” Malcolm Eden, lyricist with the far-left ‘80s indie band McCarthy, has been cited as an influence by many a political rock act in the decades since they disbanded. McCarthy drifted into obscurity after a brief spell of Thatcher-baiting and John Peel-impressing, but Eden’s name continues to strike... 

Video: A.R.C. Soundtracks – “The Road To The Camp”

January 22, 2014

Video: A.R.C. Soundtracks – “The Road To The Camp” England’s A.R.C. Soundtracks employ wayward ambiance and structural explorations on their video “The Road to the Camp.” Voyaging back and forth between percussion, guitar, and piano parts that swell at different moments, the trio accomplishes an ambiance without one monolithic element.... 

Video Premiere: onYou – “The Wronskian”

January 15, 2014

Video Premiere: onYou – “The Wronskian” Chicago’s psychedelic pioneers onYou used a busy 2013 campaign of Captcha Records releases and live shows to build to their forthcoming LP, Ultimum Photon a Sole (also on Captcha). Although the city has no shortage of bands that follow the heady, spacey brand of rock, onYou’s extended... 
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