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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... 

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... 
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