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Video Premiere: Elrichman – “You’re Like the Church to Me”

August 28, 2014

Video Premiere: Elrichman – “You’re Like the Church to Me” It’s starting to feel like the friendly gang over at Pleasence Records is becoming a factory for sonic brilliance. The label has dropped a really sweet collection of tapes on us this year, with the grimy beats of Man Made Hill, Hobo Cubes’ suspensful The Vision, and the chemically-altered... 

Video: Roladex – “Glass Statuette”

August 26, 2014

Video: Roladex – “Glass Statuette” Following the duo’s fantastic Anthems for the Micro-Age LP and flanked by three stellar re-issues on the always-great Medical Records imprint, Roladex now returns with this coldly anxious track on a split 7-inch with synth-wave cohorts ((PRESSURES)). “Glass Statuette” follows the duo’s... 

Video Premiere: Memory Leaks Onto the Rug – “Nah Stir Shum”

August 19, 2014

Video Premiere: Memory Leaks Onto the Rug – “Nah Stir Shum” Listening to Memory Leaks Onto the Rug‘s latest cassette brings to mind Expressway Yo-Yo Dieting’s (Pat Maherr) Bubblethug LP from 2010, a brain-melting, DJ Screw-worshipping retreat into warped and slurred, chopped and screwed sonics. While Maherr amped up the shaky samples with hand-me-down... 

Video Premiere: The Pen Test – “Biology”

August 11, 2014

Video Premiere: The Pen Test – “Biology” There’s an excellent interview with Roger McGuinn and David Crosby, from one of the classic “deluxe” Byrds CD reissues, that finds our rock stars describing the progression of technology and music. In their era, McGuinn firmly believed that The Byrds were making “jet plane”... 

Video Premiere: Samantha Glass – “A Traveler’s Price”

August 8, 2014

Video Premiere: Samantha Glass – “A Traveler’s Price” After the astonishing collab tape Dorval & Devereaux, Samantha Glass is back at it with Surface Water Perception, out now via Sacred Phrases. The above video, for opener “A Traveler’s Price,” combines surreal imagery with hypnotic, empty landscapes (likely culled from the natural... 

Video Premiere: Demonstration Synthesis – “Isabella”

July 31, 2014

Video Premiere: Demonstration Synthesis – “Isabella” If you’ve been following this blog, you’ve no doubt caught wind of Montreal’s Daniel Leznoff and his lucid, kosmische synth guise Demonstration Synthesis. Leznoff has been somewhat of a prolific underdog at this point, having released several tapes on various labels before the year’s... 

Video Premiere: Manta – “ID”

July 30, 2014

Video Premiere: Manta – “ID” Music “ID” by Manta – taken from the album ‘Citadel’ video by Rita Lino, Pedro Maia with Lara Desidéria Production by Studio RGB/XYZ Barcelona/Berlin Paralaxe Editions – 2014 Paralaxe Editions launched earlier this year in a recent wave of experimental dance imprints... 

Video: Woodsman – “Teleseparation”

July 29, 2014

Video: Woodsman – “Teleseparation” Woodsman’s own Mark Demolar made a new music video for “Teleseparation”, the last track on their self-titled LP that came out earlier this year. The elegant black and white footage is a perfect accompaniment to the track’s hypnotizing guitar and soothing percussion — tranquil... 

Video: Reighnbeau – “Saltwoundd”

July 17, 2014

Video: Reighnbeau – “Saltwoundd” New Mexico’s REIGHNBEU released his latest HANDS at the top of the summer, a little season kicker from Bridgetown. “SALTWOUNDD” is a true builder, piling up layers of hums and buzz into a meditative cacophony of a cave. It constructs itself in an experimental shoegaze of lovely layered vocals... 

Video Premiere: Kline Coma Xero – “Camera Talk I”

July 14, 2014

Video Premiere: Kline Coma Xero – “Camera Talk I” Over the past couple years, Seattle-based imprint Medical Records has been responsible for some of the most coveted vinyl reissues in the cold wave/minimal synth arena. Last fall, with the release of Illustration Sonore’s Undisciplined Strips of Emotions, label owner/curator Troy Wadsworth branched... 

Video Premiere: Christina Vantzou – “Sister (Motion Sickness of Time Travel Remix)”

July 8, 2014

Video Premiere: Christina Vantzou – “Sister (Motion Sickness of Time Travel Remix)” As if her primary work wasn’t deeply moving and lethargically meditative enough, Christina Vantzou went and released a remix EP companion to her Nº2 LP, issued earlier this year on Kranky. Similar to the remix companion for Nº2, Vantzou asked a few close friends and similarly-minded folks to... 

Video Premiere: Cliffsides – Headspace Trailer

July 1, 2014

Video Premiere: Cliffsides – Headspace Trailer New cassettes announced by Tranquility Tapes always give reason to celebrate, but the label’s latest batch is particularly elating. Flanked by new tapes by Sparkling Wide Pressure, Rain Drinkers, and Hobo Cubes, this recent set includes the debut of Cliffsides, the new solo effort of Ryan McGill,... 

Video Premiere: Scott Carpenter – “Aurora VII Callsign”

June 30, 2014

Video Premiere: Scott Carpenter – “Aurora VII Callsign” Wizards Tell Lies, Matthew James Bowe’s artfully dissonant post-rock project, is proof that there’s still something valuable in “rock”-related sounds in 2014, and their putting a bevy of countless other “like-minded” bands to shame. Post-rock has always been a loosely... 

Video Premiere: Hazy Montagne Mystique – “Pour une fois, laisse moi te regarder avec mes propres yeux”

June 20, 2014

Video Premiere: Hazy Montagne Mystique – “Pour une fois, laisse moi te regarder avec mes propres yeux” Hazy Montagne Mystique is Montreal based experimentalist/hierophant Chittakone Baccam, one of the three “wyrd” coagulations responsible for Jeunesse Cosmique, a growing refuge for psychedelic recorders of all types. Though a cursory perusal of his Bandcamp and web presence may give the... 

Video Premiere: Paw Paw – “Moving Mountains”

June 19, 2014

Video Premiere: Paw Paw – “Moving Mountains” Brooklyn-based label Fire Talk just released a new digital single from Paw Paw, the solo project of Woodsman’s former drummer, Eston Lathrop. “Moving Mountains” serves as a sneak peek for his upcoming debut full-length, which will be out this fall. Lathrop put together a video for... 

Video: Demonstration Synthesis – “Ashes To The Sea”

June 17, 2014

Video: Demonstration Synthesis – “Ashes To The Sea” About a month ago, we dove into Daniel Leznoff‘s Rotifer-issued DS2, a potent batch of forward-thinking synthesizer music that honored the Berlin-school of kosmische musik while paying homage to the great peddlers of synthetic effervescence throughout the 80′s, 90′s, and early 00′s.... 

Video Premiere: Head Boggle – “’56 Tune”

June 12, 2014

Video Premiere: Head Boggle – “’56 Tune” Derek Gedalecia’s Head Boggle guise has been splitting skulls and rifling through the contents within for several years now from his San Francisco locale, largely via cassettes issued by outsider institutions like Digitalis Limited, 905 Tapes, SicSic Tapes, Hausu Mountain, Fag Tapes, and many... 

Video: Napolian – “Reminisce”

June 10, 2014

Video: Napolian – “Reminisce” Napolian’s “Reminisce” is one of the more agile track’s from the Los Angeles-based producer’s subtly expansive Incursio LP, recently released on Software Recordings Co. With a woozy swagger and neon, synth-driven melody seemingly distilled from the noise occurring in the... 

Video: Kevin Verwijmeren – “Abstract Point Forgotten In The Rush”

June 3, 2014

Video: Kevin Verwijmeren – “Abstract Point Forgotten In The Rush” Judging a book by its cover, the art of Kevin Verwijmeren‘s It’s the Color Of A Cloud Covered Sky almost guarantees the melancholic drift of Eluvium or a beat-less the Sight Below, injecting stark gray-scale aesthetics into what is probably a lush, nature photo. But Verwijmeren’s... 

Video Premiere: Torkelsen – Jeg velger deg

May 21, 2014

Video Premiere: Torkelsen – Jeg velger deg The pretentiousness of humans is just way too much sometimes. Even finding the specifics of this pretentiousness. Shoot, even writing about it is pretentious and (again) way too much. And considering that’s what I’m doing, I’m super glad Norwegian producer Torkelsen is around to... 
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