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Video Premiere: Doom Tickler – “Turgid”

March 23, 2017

Video Premiere: Doom Tickler – “Turgid” Initially inspired by the carefully grotesque imaginings of Frederik Ruysch, Doom Tickler’s video for “Turgid” is, well… all of those things. Careful, grotesque, and certainly imaginative. It’s an appropriate companion to the track’s queasy, pulsing audio. Leslie Predy, the mind behind... 

Video Premiere: Tyler Holmes & Ah Mer Ah Su – “Heal Spell”

March 14, 2017

Video Premiere: Tyler Holmes & Ah Mer Ah Su – “Heal Spell” For the last several years, Oakland singer and electronic composer Tyler Holmes has had a particular work in progress kicking around. Though nevertheless a damn good song, a fertile bed of soil for a full symphony, this one was still waiting for something. Enter Ah Mer Ah Su, another energetic local... 

Video Premiere: Bobby Sauder – “If Only In My Dreams”

February 27, 2017

Video Premiere: Bobby Sauder – “If Only In My Dreams” Kansas-based cassette veteran Bobby Sauder turns his deft songwriting skills into a somewhat quieter new palette with his latest, Dark Empire Fairgrounds, harking back to the Dunedin sound of 1980s New Zealand and other shades of quietly melodic, well-arranged pop on his “If Only In My Dreams”... 

Video: 10th Letter – ‘Nature in Singularity’ Video Companion

February 13, 2017

Video: 10th Letter – ‘Nature in Singularity’ Video Companion Following closely on last month’s Decoder interview, Atlanta producer 10th Letter, aka Jeremi Johnson, takes a jazzy new turn into the world of hyperrealism on his new EP, Nature in Singularity, part of a recent event inspired by Ray Kurzweil’s concept of technology and development. The... 

Premiere: Bary Center – ‘Just Dust’ Video Companion

December 19, 2016

Premiere: Bary Center – ‘Just Dust’ Video Companion For nearly three years, Mark Williams has been recording subtly volatile but altogether alluring DIY techno as Bary Center. These recordings have surfaced on cassette imprints based all around the globe, including Crash Symbols, MJMJ, Skrot Up, and Phinery. Now, Bary Center returns with Just Dust, a... 

Video Premiere: Sean McCann – ‘Music for Public Ensemble’ Trailer

November 14, 2016

Video Premiere: Sean McCann – ‘Music for Public Ensemble’ Trailer More than three years ago now LA-based composer and label maven Sean McCann released Music For Private Ensemble (reviewed then by our own David Perron), setting himself up ably for the sort of inversion we’ve come to expect thanks in large part to the idiosyncratic dad streak running through... 

Video Premiere: HEXA – “Lumber”

November 9, 2016

Video Premiere: HEXA – “Lumber” While largely known for his solo work, Lawrence English has curated and been involved with some of the most rewarding collaborations in the experimental music world. The Room40 proprietor has recorded and released heady sets of sounds with frequent partners (such as John Chantler and Stephen Vitiello,... 

Video Premiere: Fit of Body – “John Mikel”

October 20, 2016

Video Premiere: Fit of Body – “John Mikel” Ryan Parks’ is a quiet cornerstone of Atlanta’s vibrant underground, mostly sticking to the fringes while keeping y active — the modest producer and label proprietor has let things fall naturally into place. But while preserving his low-profile, Parks has produced revelations of... 

Video Premiere: Isnaj Dui – “Tightrope”

October 12, 2016

Video Premiere: Isnaj Dui – “Tightrope” UK-based Katie English is Isnaj Dui, her primary solo artistic vehicle and a long-running electro-acoustic project she describes as “standing awkwardly between neo-impressionism and electronica” — the pose is perhaps necessarily awkward, at least in 2016, though it might belie the... 

Video Premiere: Headboggle – “IDM PROMO”

October 4, 2016

Video Premiere: Headboggle – “IDM PROMO” Headboggle and Malocculsion are two of the Bay Area’s most prolific artists. Mr. ‘Boggle (Derek Gedalecia) has a staggering discography that, as far as I can tell, is unblemished by mediocrity. Malocculsion’s label Ratskin Records is a central institution to Oakland’s noise scene. Of course... 

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... 
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