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Video Premiere: David Shea – “Meditations”

September 25, 2014

Video Premiere: David Shea – “Meditations” I’d never heard of David Shea before, but you can be damn sure I won’t forget his name now. His hauntingly minimal ambient pieces prepared for Rituals, recently released by Room40, are nothing short of transcendent. In case your mind isn’t properly boggled by the music, you should watch this... 

Video Premiere: Billy Gomberg – “Memorable Views Rendered Poorly”

September 19, 2014

Video Premiere: Billy Gomberg – “Memorable Views Rendered Poorly” Late September has a way of bringing new gifts and surprises as the Fall harvest approaches. And anytime Sunshine Ltd. delivers a new release to the world, it’s a very big gift indeed. The Florida-based label run by Josh Mason has demonstrated absolutely impeccable taste in both the sonic and visual... 

Video Premiere: Lake Daggers – “River Night”

September 17, 2014

Video Premiere: Lake Daggers – “River Night” Golden Cloud Tapes, Beau Devereaux’s (Samantha Glass, Roan Linden, Anvil Dome) has quietly amassed a starkly beautiful collection of lo-fi sounds that lean deeply into a myriad of heady sounds: kraut, goth, industrial, ambient – you name it. All of these sounds glumly and sincerely tied... 

Video Premiere: Uaxyacac – “In Need of Your Love”

September 16, 2014

Video Premiere: Uaxyacac – “In Need of Your Love” Earlier this year, Port Vanderlay issued the Double Seeker EP by Montreal dark-pop trio Uaxyacac. Encompassed in a sincere shroud of solemn post-punk gestures and reveling in a synth-prone murk littered with lo-fi equipment, the EP still stands as a high-point for the cold wave scene of the year. “In... 

Video Premiere: Born Gold – “Flowers”

September 12, 2014

Video Premiere: Born Gold – “Flowers” On August 20th, just a few months shy of a year since his I Am An Exit cassette for Chill Mega Chill, eccentric pop auteur Cecil Frena wrote on the Born Gold tumblr that he plans to release free singles, one track a month until the end of next summer, with an accompanying track-by-track video series... 

Video Premiere: Avec Le Soleil Sortant De Sa Bouche – “Face à l’instant”

September 4, 2014

Video Premiere: Avec Le Soleil Sortant De Sa Bouche – “Face à l’instant” When it comes to pedigree, Constellation holds one of the higher ratios of quality-to-productivity. Much of this golden ratio is attributed to the constant and varied stream of projects that continue to pop up, ranging from the label’s repeat offenders (Godspeed, Esmerine, Sandro Perri, etc),... 

Video Premiere: Dan’l Boone – “Mindface”

September 3, 2014

Video Premiere: Dan’l Boone – “Mindface” Before we say anything else, it should be known that newly minted Dan’l Boone project, despite its debut album set to drop on Drag City on September 23rd, is not new to the game. A project of four – Nate Young (Wolf Eyes, Regression, et al.), Charles Ballas (Formant), Neil Hagerty (ex-Royal... 

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... 
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