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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... 

Video Premiere: John Bellows – “River’s Deceit”

March 24, 2016

Video Premiere: John Bellows – “River’s Deceit” Years ago, I attended John Bellows’s farewell concert at Nitetrotter, hoping (half-expecting?) that the wicked Clean Your Clock genius would bring his promised “angry bass record” to life. Instead, Bellows played an airy, rustic folk/country set with a bare bones band in what may have... 

Video Premiere: Ytamo – “Hamon”

March 22, 2016

Video Premiere: Ytamo – “Hamon” Though my prior experience with Japanese artist Ytamo is limited, it’s easy enough to glean from some simple research that she’s had an interesting trajectory, counting from her earliest works at the beginning of the 2000s. In 2005 she released Limited Leaf, a lengthy album of low-key... 

Video Premiere: The Savage Young Taterbug – “The Paperstud”

March 11, 2016

Video Premiere: The Savage Young Taterbug – “The Paperstud” The Savage Young Taterbug (aka Charles Free) has been popping up on my radar since his first Night People tape in 2009, having also made an appearance on a split 7″ from Not Not Fun. His inaugural vinyl release, Shadow of Marlboro Man, finally came out March 8th (via Night People), and to quote... 

Video Premiere: The (Hypothetical) Prophets – “Wallenberg”

February 23, 2016

Video Premiere: The (Hypothetical) Prophets – “Wallenberg” The (Hypothetical) Prophets were Bernard Szajner and Karel Beer, and there probably isn’t a nutshell big enough for the two of them. Though Szajner may have some following these days thanks to his works for synth — a Dune concept album for InFiné circulated extensively in 2014 — Beer... 

Video Premiere: Jay Glass Dubs – “Profane Dub”

February 19, 2016

Video Premiere: Jay Glass Dubs – “Profane Dub” Both of Athens ex-pat Dimitris Papadatos’ tapes as Jay Glass Dubs bear the same description, emphasizing that the project is primarily a stylistic exercise. A “counter factual” approach to the history and tropes of dub, “stripped down to its basic drum/bass/vox/effects form.”... 

Video: Benzokai – “Identities Too Abstract”

December 7, 2015

Video: Benzokai – “Identities Too Abstract” The latest from Czech imprint Baba Vanga comes by way of Vienna/Budapest-based, Estonian born experimental producer Benzokai  (previously Rin-La) who will christen the name with his album Identities Too Abstract this week. Musically the album can seem dark and spare, what I imagine being glossed... 

Video Premiere: Theodore Schafer & John Daniel – Fifth Floor

December 1, 2015

Video Premiere: Theodore Schafer & John Daniel – Fifth Floor We’re happy to announce that Ann Arbor proprietor of Atrium Tapes, Theodore Schafer, and Cleveland-based John Daniel, aka Forest Management, have a new ambient collaboration upcoming titled Presence and slated for a vinyl release this December via Martinson Records — the enigmatic imprint... 

Video Premiere: Phantom Horse – “Hector”

November 26, 2015

Video Premiere: Phantom Horse – “Hector” Early last month we shared “Belegte Welt,” the 15-minute centerpiece from German synth duo Phantom Horse’s assured Different Forces LP for Umor Rex, and now we’re proud to share their first video from the album courtesy of Meudiademorte Records proprietor and Datashock founding... 

Video: Michael Bjella & Robert Skrzyński – “Tearing Up”

November 24, 2015

Video: Michael Bjella & Robert Skrzyński – “Tearing Up” The affect here and in a multitude of other recordings of buildings collapsing, being deliberately imploded with careful intention as their term of usefulness elapses, is at once utilitarian and intensely bizarre. Simply watched, the reel of black and white structures set to drone and noise even feels... 

Video: Rivulets – “Into the Night”

November 23, 2015

Video: Rivulets – “Into the Night” A year after the release of their album I Remember Everything, Rivulets have finished their first video for the record, and it’s just as ruminative, shadowy, and absorbing as the music that inspired it. Even as he’s moved slowly from minimal acoustic pieces to luxurious scorched-earth rock,... 

Premiere: Pumice – “Mothers in Mantis”

November 4, 2015

Premiere: Pumice – “Mothers in Mantis” New Zealand native Stefan Neville has been making a singular form of askew, low-technology pop music for pretty much an eternity, almost 25 years. He’s been involved in countless combos, but his work as Pumice has been essentially solo since Sugar Jon Arcus split the scene many moons ago. His... 

Video Premiere: Stern – “Common Carrier”

October 29, 2015

Video Premiere: Stern – “Common Carrier” New Atlantis Records continues their prolific 2015, this time descending from aggro-jazz and avant-rock into the slow, deliberate pastures of Chuck Stern’s latest effort, Bone Turquoise. “Common Carrier” uses winding instrumentation to meticulously revolve around the song’s focal... 

Video Premiere: Booker Stardrum – “Drim Dram”

October 22, 2015

Video Premiere: Booker Stardrum – “Drim Dram” Booker Stardrum is a talented, long-time percussionist with a penchant for organic sounds, manifest as pleasant and lightly surreal psychedelics in his new solo recordings, titled Dance And, after gravitating for years toward a range of sympathetic projects — his NNA debut as VaVatican with... 

Video Premiere: HUFF DADDY – “NOVEL PHEROMONE”

October 9, 2015

Video Premiere: HUFF DADDY – “NOVEL PHEROMONE” HUFF DADDY is the latest musical solo outfit for Joe Mygan, who you may already associate with Boston’s Language Sex Drugs Violence (or LSDV, for short) project. While LSDV mines a certain middle ground between Negativland, Everything is Terrible, TV Carnage, and Black Dice, permeating performance... 

Video Premiere: 10th Letter – “Song of the Asterite”

September 29, 2015

Video Premiere: 10th Letter – “Song of the Asterite” South Carolina-based experimental producer/composer Jeremi Johnson, aka 10th Letter, isn’t completely new to me thanks only to Wigflip Records, a Baltimore-based mp3 label with early releases from Run DMT, Dustin Wong, Matthewdavid, and 10th Letter naturally. His Wigflip collection, Somewhere... 
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