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Video: Black Walls – “Communion”

December 18, 2014

Video: Black Walls – “Communion” Near the beginning of the year, we touched upon Kenneth Reaume’s second LP under the Black Walls banner, the evocative Communion. An intriguing amalgamation of drone, black metal, shoegaze and post-rock, the album arrived on vinyl in February via Toronto’s own Pleasence Records imprint.... 

Video Premiere: Mondo Cool – “I Wish I Knew”

December 12, 2014

Video Premiere: Mondo Cool – “I Wish I Knew” Beau Devereaux, the man behind Golden Cloud Tapes and a number of recording aliases (Samantha Glass, Roan Linden, et al.), has carved out quite the pleasant niche that combines textured, lo-fi ambient and ethereal post-industrial (see Lake Daggers’ fantastic Transient tape for proof. Earlier... 

Video Premiere: Morkebla – “Did You Name a Mountain After Me?”

December 8, 2014

Video Premiere: Morkebla – “Did You Name a Mountain After Me?” “Did You Name a Mountain After Me?” is the murky opener to what Northern Italian producer Alberto Rosso calls his first proper Morkebla album, Pisces Sun, Capricorn Rising, coming not too long after exploratory but still more than exemplary releases for Where to Now? and Indole Records;... 

Video: Cherie Cherie – “Why Are We Hiding”

December 5, 2014

Video: Cherie Cherie – “Why Are We Hiding” Originally self-released in a hand-made edition of only 100, the Share LP from Phoenix’s psych-pop mainstays Cherie Cherie seemingly dissipated into the ether. For those of us who missed getting our paws on an original pressing, alas, there is good news. Gilgongo Records out of Tempe have announced... 

Video Premiere: VVAQRT – “Cul De Sac”

December 3, 2014

Video Premiere: VVAQRT – “Cul De Sac” Released earlier this July, VVAQRT’s Detainee 12-inch with Hot Releases continues to reign as a sleeper hit of noxious, basement synth-pop and grizzled, distorted effects. The duo now checks in with a video for “Cul De Sac,” the album’s second single. Directed by LSDV ”using... 

Video Premiere: A Sacred Cloud – “Solaris, we don’t want to conquer the cosmos, we want to extend the boundaries”

December 1, 2014

Video Premiere: A Sacred Cloud – “Solaris, we don’t want to conquer the cosmos, we want to extend the boundaries” In late October, Hazy Montagne Mystique  (A Sacred Cloud, Jeunesse Cosmique), experimental filmmaker Guillaume Vallée and contemporary dancer Alessandra Rigano convened for Temporal Drone: a multimedia performance at Montreal’s Casa del Popolo, a place which very offhandedly purports to... 

Video: True Neutral Crew – “Live”

November 21, 2014

Video: True Neutral Crew – “Live” Overseen and conducted by a towering neon-faced skeleton, their is something intensely tribal about True Neutral Crew’s latest live incarnation, documented here by Cristina Bercovitz in what appears to be the experimental hip hop band’s practice space. As various members – including... 

Video Premiere: MAIA – Quartz

November 12, 2014

Video Premiere: MAIA – Quartz Ramona Gonzalez has always had an ear for retro-tinged pop music obsessed with bedroom production techniques and equipped with an experimentalist’s genuine curiosity. Nite Jewel, Gonzalez’s banner project, has changed quite a bit over the years, from the initial LPs and CD-rs with disparate,... 

Video Premiere: Celer – “Tangent Lines”

October 28, 2014

Video Premiere: Celer – “Tangent Lines” Celer’s music has always provided a deeply personal escape through melancholic, moving drones and washes of elegiac textures. Zigzag, Will Long’s previous release under the long running and highly prolific guise, was inspired by ultrasound broadcasts of his then in-womb first child. The... 

Video: Exray’s – VESSEL XII_Press Conference No.1

October 24, 2014

Video: Exray’s – VESSEL XII_Press Conference No.1 “…during that time, we decided to suspend all personal memories [garbled] . . . because I had no other valuable skills, I agreed to be the keeper of the logbook. To continue with full memory and remembrance about what happened to our planet.“ -Extract from “Logbook_II” This... 

Video: Chris Herbert – “Cité Radieuse”

October 23, 2014

Video: Chris Herbert – “Cité Radieuse” I first came into contact with Chris Herbert‘s drone suites by way of Mezzontint, Herbert’s debut release on Kranky in 2006. Having never even come across the Birmingham, U.K. producer’s name or sonic signatures before, I relied on the Kranky logo printed on the slipcase to be my guide.... 

Video Premiere: Lanuk – “oV”

October 22, 2014

Video Premiere: Lanuk – “oV” In his 1980 book Emotion William Lyons suggests that fear of the dark arises when one’s “imagination might suggest holes or pits to fall into, things to attack or startle, or more ethereal enemies.” Abstraction, in the artistic sense, can work in a similar way. For instance, take... 

Video: Last Ex – “Girl Seizure”

October 15, 2014

Video: Last Ex – “Girl Seizure” Last Ex is a new instrumental duo comprised of Simon Trottier and Oliver Fairfield, two fixtures in the Canadian experimental/punk scene and members of Timber Timbre. Constellation Records released the duo’s self-titled LP yesterday, and have so far unveiled a couple of impressive tracks, “Hotel... 

Video: M. Sage – “Data in the Details (Mover Isuzu Dub Edit)”

October 8, 2014

Video: M. Sage – “Data in the Details (Mover Isuzu Dub Edit)” It’s no secret that Matthew Sage‘s sonic works are essential listening for visitors to the Decoder website. His evocative constructions are infused with an uncanny intricacy yet on the surface play out in a nearly ambient nature. Sage has conjured up a process for transforming his own instrumentation,... 

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),... 
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