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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... 

Video Premiere: Pod Blotz – “How Many Times Can I Die?”

September 28, 2015

Video Premiere: Pod Blotz – “How Many Times Can I Die?” LA-based multimedia artist Suzy Poling is putting a busy foot forward this fall with her longtime Pod Blotz project, firmly embracing its roots in degrees of evocative, monochromatic gray noise with a reissue of her spring Human Division cassette for Nostilevo and a new tape, Other, on Barcelona’s... 

Video Premiere: Sapropelic Pycnic – “Current of the Kosmos”

September 18, 2015

Video Premiere: Sapropelic Pycnic – “Current of the Kosmos” First as a member of Spires That In The Sunset Rise, and now under her Sapropelic Pycnic moniker, Kathleen Baird is swinging for big idea, heavyweight jazz in 2015. I don’t know any other way to say it: her forthcoming Sapropelic Pycnic album, See Sun Think Shadow (Perfect Wave), is full of acoustic... 

Video: Jenny Hval – “Take Care of Yourself”

September 10, 2015

Video: Jenny Hval – “Take Care of Yourself” What is soft dick rock? Jenny Hval’s first effort for Sacred Bones Records, Apocalypse, Girl, has haunted and challenged me throughout the year. It’s an obsession-worthy album for its layers of meaning, surrealism, and imagination — and stunning surprises, not to mention its boundless... 

Video Premiere: Ortrotasce – “Status Quo Ante”

September 1, 2015

Video Premiere: Ortrotasce – “Status Quo Ante” For the most part, Ortrotasce’s optimistic take on dark wave and bedroom synth explorations has been largely released in distilled, incremental drips self-released on the project’s Soundcloud and Bandcamp accounts, aside from a spare cassette, 7-inch and LP. The project, helmed solely by... 

Video Premiere: I Am Just A Pupil – “Family Dollar”

August 25, 2015

Video Premiere: I Am Just A Pupil – “Family Dollar” NC-based Joshua Clark’s debut as I Am Just A Pupil for 1080p is, at its heart, a surprisingly genteel and affecting album, though maybe I shouldn’t be too shocked to find a tape characterized as “new age / comedy” transcendent — titled 12 Hours FULL RELAXATION, the irony... 

Video Premiere: Piper Spray – “Goodbye, Rabbits”

August 12, 2015

Video Premiere: Piper Spray – “Goodbye, Rabbits” Astute readers will remember the relatively recent blog post that graced this site regarding the befuddling and lovely Krolorog cassette, courtesy of Russian mastermind Piper Spray. The classy gents over at Hausu Mountain just shared a three-dimensional CGI interpretation of track thirteen, “Goodbye,... 

Video: Landing – “Body Diffuser”

July 28, 2015

Video: Landing – “Body Diffuser” Given the number of times Landing has tweaked and shifted its sound, the Connecticut-based band somehow manages to bring its brand of blissed out space-pop and droning etherealisms into better focus with each release. The band, which recently expanded to a quartet again with the inclusion of full-time... 

Video: Matchess – “The Law of Pure Will”

July 27, 2015

Video: Matchess – “The Law of Pure Will” It would be too easy to say that Matchess hypnotized me — silenced me — with her latest LP on Trouble In Mind Records. Somnaphoria is ornate and luxurious, filled with textured acoustic-electronic cycles and pathways that are difficult to describe. Matchess disguises her vocals in modulated... 

Video: Pete Nolan – “Sound of Bees”

June 17, 2015

Video: Pete Nolan – “Sound of Bees” After countless releases with Magik Markers and Spectre Folk, guitarist Pete Nolan is finally putting out a solo record under his own name. The first transmission from his debut album, Easy, “Sound of Bees” has a simplistic vocal melody and primitive, to-the-point drumming reminiscent of Woods (who... 

Video Premiere: Gel Set – “Ether Or”

June 16, 2015

Video Premiere: Gel Set – “Ether Or” On Human Salad, Gel Set’s debut LP, nothing is quite as it seems. From the shapeshifting sonics to the vacillating emotional thread, Laura Callier’s narrative is a skewed and affected arc that charms as much as it does unsettles, making for one of the more addicting and disarming listens... 
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