Posts tagged with "Students of Decay"

Billy Gomberg – ‘Slight at that Contact’

November 15, 2016

Billy Gomberg – ‘Slight at that Contact’ Students of Decay alumnus and strange-dream-inducing electronic composer Billy Gomberg returned to the SoD fold last month, bringing with him another collection of near-ambient, glitch-sprinkled electro-acoustic sound works. Slight at that Contact offers eight lush fog banks that drift in a space located... 

En, ‘City of Brides’

December 10, 2015

En, ‘City of Brides’ Students of Decay, 11.20.2015 It’s been three years since Already Gone, the second full-length from En, the Bay Area-duo featuring perennial astral travelers Maxwell August Croy (member of Portraits and co-head of Root Strata, with Jefre Cantu-Ledesma) and James Devane. But while the pair may... 

Alex Cobb, ‘Chantepleure’

June 5, 2015

Alex Cobb, ‘Chantepleure’ Students of Decay, 5.12.2015 It’s been nearly a decade since I was first introduced to Alex Cobb’s music via the Snowfallout CD-R that Brad Rose released on his Foxglove micro-label. At the time, Cobb was going by the moniker Taiga Remains and producing chord organ and melodica canopies... 

Week in Review #56

February 21, 2015

Week in Review #56 The new FFFoxy Podcast will be delayed until later today since the stalwart David Perron had to postpone recording until this morning — we’ll point you to the new installment ASAP. In the meantime, I thought I’d clear out an older tidbit that caught my eye this week: a wonderful feature... 

Diego’s 2014 “Year In Drone” Podcast

February 2, 2015

Diego’s 2014 “Year In Drone” Podcast 2014 seemed to drag on and on and on, like a bad sitcom marathon you can’t stop watching because you have nothing better to do. It was incessantly chaotic and somehow also banal; the fundamental unity of all material existence never seemed further from human consciousness. I found myself coming back... 

A Smattering of Outtakes and Ramblings: Bobby’s 2014

January 21, 2015

A Smattering of Outtakes and Ramblings: Bobby’s 2014 2014 hosted the most incredible highs and devastating lows in my personal life, but  writing and editing posts day after day here at Decoder always kept me looking up. Here’s a list of stuff that got me through a long and stressful year in one way or another. Cheers to everyone and everything. And... 

Duane Pitre & Cory Allen – The Seeker and the Healer

July 25, 2014

Duane Pitre & Cory Allen – The Seeker and the Healer Once again, here’s a case of an album I received for review that has ended up serenading me to sleep every night. Minimalist superstar Duane Pitre has been known for participating in more challenging works, such as his exotic solo album Feel Free. Teaming up with the Texan musical MacGuyver Cory... 

Week in Review #27

July 12, 2014

Week in Review #27 This week Fork & Spoon Records unveiled a new benefit compilation, Tidings From Our Light Purple Gam, revealing that label founder and Those Lavender Whales bandleader Aaron Graves is receiving treatment for a brain tumor. Graves is a tremendously kind person, and that tumor (and any like it) is... 

Week in Review #21

May 31, 2014

Week in Review #21 I wanted to open this week’s review with something a bit more general, the transcript of San Francisco based technologist and artist Maciej Cegłowski’s closing speech at this year’s Beyond Tellerrand web-design conference in Düsseldorf, Germany. Cegłowski looks at the history... 

Week in Review #17

May 3, 2014

Week in Review #17 This week was marred right off the bat by the tragic death of DJ Rashad and there’s little comfort to his fans from the knowledge that his legacy will surely grow, proportionate to the misfortune of his unknown condition culminating so suddenly. Juke and footwork have never been so much a part... 

The Enchantment of the Everyday: An Interview with Alex Cobb

February 11, 2014

The Enchantment of the Everyday: An Interview with Alex Cobb Luigi’s Russolo’s seminal futurist manifesto The Art of Noises touches on the concept of using machines to replicate the sounds of everyday life, those noises we take for granted but are all around, from the electric hum of the city to the sounds of a stream in the middle of a forest. Likewise, Students... 

John Davis, ‘Ask the Dust’

November 5, 2013

John Davis, ‘Ask the Dust’ Students of Decay, 10/15/2013 There are moments on John Davis’ new LP where so many sonic elements contest with one another that a listener, overwhelmed, could be dissuaded from venturing any further into the record. But just as enough sound piles on top of itself, Davis pulls the rug out, sometimes... 

Video: Secret Pyramid – “A Descent”

September 20, 2013

Video: Secret Pyramid – “A Descent” Secret Pyramid is the solo project of Vancouver’s Amir Abbey, also one part of drone outfit Solars, and gourd bless Weird Canada for insuring that something searchable exists online about a band called “Solars;” they called the last Solars tape, from Prairie Fire Tapes, a “fantastic... 

Aquarelle – August Undone

September 10, 2013

Aquarelle – August Undone As a five year resident of Madison, WI, I feel bummed that I didn’t partake more of the local music scene during that time. For a city that has claimed, at various points, artists like Samantha Glass, Golden Donna, and Peaking Lights as residents, it is great to be able to discover more mind-bending... 

Ekin Fil, ‘Ekin Fil’

June 11, 2013

Ekin Fil, ‘Ekin Fil’ Students of Decay, 5/14/2013 It’s not too often that a descriptor such as “haunted house” elicits anything but campy B-movie nostalgia; however, such a term is appropriate for the new self-titled LP from Turkey’s Ekin Fil. Throughout this set the listener is invited to consider distant memories...