Posts tagged with "Orange Milk Records"

Stuff Muzak #2: The Pursuit of Play in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

August 17, 2017

Stuff Muzak #2: The Pursuit of Play in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction The first Stuff Muzak column got me thinking about the historical origins of freer hyperrealist tendencies, so I started digging around at the tail end of WWI with the Futurist and Dada movements. The Futurists were incorporating the sights, sounds, and smells of contemporary life into their art, focusing... 

Honnda – ‘Diamonds in the Microwave’

November 11, 2016

Honnda – ‘Diamonds in the Microwave’ Last September Brooklyn-based producer Honnda helped Orange Milk push deeper into their vein of net-skronk and inquisitive footwork with his Diamonds in the Microwave cassette, a bass-heavy bounce and burst of carefully recycled sonics. Tiny Mix Tapes called it “crispy around the corners and... 

Stuff Muzak #1: A (Very) Soft Focus on Hyperrealist Music

June 7, 2016

Stuff Muzak #1: A (Very) Soft Focus on Hyperrealist Music Stuff Muzak, to put it briefly, is Decoder’s new collaborative column focused on hyperrealist music — a large umbrella covering a wide field. Though it may be boring hook, it seems fair in this situation to start relatively simply by asking: what is “hyperrealist music?”... 

Week in Review #108

March 5, 2016

Week in Review #108 #1 – 2.29.16 – In addition to their new Fursaxa LP, Sloow Tapes announced the release of a print publication that chronicles the first 10 years of the label — titled Mellow My Mind: A Sloow Tapes Discography, the book gives an overview of all the tapes, LPs, and other goodies... 

Week in Review #101

January 9, 2016

Week in Review #101 #1 – 1.4.2016 – Denver based hyper-realist David Winkler, aka julien — who appeared on the recent Wasabi Tapes comp we mentioned in last week’s review — shared a brisk but vibrant preview mini-mix for his upcoming cassette with Orange Milk. It’s the first I’ve... 

I Still Have No Idea What to Put Here: Dwight’s 2015

January 8, 2016

I Still Have No Idea What to Put Here: Dwight’s 2015 In a year filled with over-hyped rhetoric, it feels a little surreal to try and parcel up my take on the experience. Honestly though, I may have felt similarly last year, if the title of my year end posts signals anything. America’s long-winded election is in full-swing… a year+ long leer... 

Seth Graham – ‘No. 00 in Clean Life’

November 9, 2015

Seth Graham – ‘No. 00 in Clean Life’ Though Orange Milk co-proprietor  Seth Graham’s ongoing audio experiments have previously made extensive use of chopped vocal minutia, particularly choral samples, his sounds have never seemed more fully formed or more implicitly dubious of the Almighty than on his latest — No. 00 in Clean... 

Week in Review #81

August 15, 2015

Week in Review #81 It looks like we’re exactly a month late with this tidbit, but I can’t help but start this week’s review with the Public Domain Review’s incredible exploration of imagined instruments: “Cat Pianos, Sound-Houses, and Other Imaginary Musical Instruments,” penned by... 

DJ Fultono – ‘My Mind Beats Vol. 1’

May 15, 2015

DJ Fultono – ‘My Mind Beats Vol. 1’ When played loudly enough, My Mind Beats Vol. 1 is one of the most truly psychedelic cassettes I’ve heard recently. Though producer DJ Fultono makes footwork with a minimalist’s palette of loops and shifting tones, it’s the gradual cycling of rhythms that risks upending your sense... 

Decoder Podcast #01

April 27, 2015

Decoder Podcast #01 Please say hello to the first installment of Decoder’s new in-house podcast, an audio companion to the website scheduled to appear every other month (courtesy of our producer David Perron from the FFFoxy Podcast. For our first episode, the site editors introduce themselves while contending with... 

Jung An Tagen – ‘Äussere’

March 16, 2015

Jung An Tagen – ‘Äussere’ It would be a supreme mischaracterization to say that Orange Milk Records is “just now” hitting its stride or to presume any kind of recent epiphany on the parts of proprietors Keith Rankin and Seth Graham, but it would definitely be fair to speculate that their upcoming tapes may be their... 

Nick Storring ‘Endless Conjecture’

December 11, 2014

Nick Storring ‘Endless Conjecture’ Orange Milk Records, 11/18/2014 Endless Conjecture is the newest from Toronto’s prolific young composer and solo multi-tracker Nick Storring. Like a collection of fabricated field recordings from an imagined dimension, this is a safari of many layers, textures, and moods. Buzzes, cricks, moans, it... 

Orange Milk Split Series – Larry Wish, Drut PD, Elegance, CH Rom

November 14, 2014

Orange Milk Split Series – Larry Wish, Drut PD, Elegance, CH Rom The ever-prolific Larry Wish dropped another sprawling synth odyssey upon us, this time as part of the new Orange Milk Split Series.  The series is designed to, as the label puts it, “highlight four artists from different regions independently focusing on similar, culturally connected musical strains.”... 

Pajjama – Karakasa

May 15, 2014

Pajjama – Karakasa The future of botany is beyond vegetation. Seeds will begin to form a cloud around them and just drop nuggets as beautiful as flowers and fruits ready to burst with juice. This isn’t a myth. Even less so, as demonstrated by the new Pajjama cassette Karakasa (now available from Orange Milk Records),... 

Foodman – ‘Drum Desu’

May 12, 2014

Foodman – ‘Drum Desu’ There’s no doubting that Noumenal Loom has presented an interesting range of sounds from different experimental artists since commencing operations in mid 2013; two impressive seasonal batches and an expanding series of one-offs, most recently featuring Japanese experimental footwork producer... 

Decoder’s January Purge

February 1, 2014

Decoder’s January Purge Thanks to a few technical issues earlier this month, we started the year a good deal later than anticipated and spent most of it tending to our 2013 year end coverage, which has since appeared and been digested. This is an abbreviated view of things we abortively attempted to attend to in between holiday... 

Cream Juice and the Conversation: A Moment with Man Feelings

October 24, 2013

Cream Juice and the Conversation: A Moment with Man Feelings I’m sitting in an upscale coffee shop that once employed me, albeit only for a week, listening to some of the most frantic music I’ve ever let myself indulge in, a bit of duo virtuosity going by the, may I say it, stomach-turning moniker Cream Juice. When I write about albums I like to have...