Archive for the ‘Experimental’ Category
Another song that has skipped my attention is by Ollie North, a Brian Eno of the guitar. And when I mention Brian Eno, I am talking about his older solo albums, as in Before and after science, Another green world, etc… I know those are large shoes to step into, but this guy is definitely worth the compliment. I have been listening to this hypnotic song over and over..and over again and lllllove it. Buy the Bringer EP and support this wonderful artist thus enable him keep on making such great music.
Aches is a twenty-four-year-old British producer and visual artist from Sheffield currently based in Bratislava, Slovakia. His compositions demonstrate a love for collapsing abstract beats, plucked atmospheric guitars and growling bass, as well as traces of field recording. Oneohtrix Point Never, Aphex Twin, Pantha du Prince, Cocteau Twins and Emeralds, with whom he recently shared a stage, are but a few influences you can find carefully woven into the recently released debut EP ‘Fine Tongue‘ and on the forthcoming full length LP. The LP, due to be released in February via Exitab, advances deep dreamy textures and complex sound collages with heavy breathing percussion.
Usually I don’t write about music you would find everywhere. This album is an exception. One couldn’t come across this project and stay indifferent about it. No wonder it is released by my favorite label and the home of Balam Acab, the wonderful Triangle label. This debut, Holy other’s Held is everything I ever wanted music to be. So imaginative, a perfect combination of the ragged and polished, the musicality, the sexy tone and movement, the album is a one piece project, like albums used to tell a story when we grew up, not a one single and 11 fillers project. Although I don’t get stoned anymore, it reminds me the days I would get completely f…. up, put on my headphones and be carried away to better places and dreamful life, a long way from home, fears, pain and day to day bumps.If you are a reader of this blog, you know we don’t compromise in anyway, and truly promote the music we love, so run and buy this fucker. Graphics on the house as usual, especially when we get as excited and inspired.
I have received this message on my Facebook page the other day:” Hello, my name is Uli Rois, I’m running a small label dedicated to psych/experimental/drone in Vienna, Austria and play with my own project Bird People. i like the work you are doing with Lofiles and wanted to let you have our recent tape”….”maybe you would like to give it a listen”.The photo above is from the first of the “field recording sessions”. In his own words:” Since a lot of the material I’m writing for the next Bird People album seems to be centered around the notion of travel, it seemed appropriate to do some recording “on the road”. With the help of a firewire-bus-powered audio interface the back of my Ford station wagon can be turned into a pretty decent mobile recording studio”. Hey, did I mention we love it???
It seems as if this summer is hotter than previous ones, especially on the mixtapes end. After a real extradope Jennifer Baron mix, we are thrilled to introduce you to an up & coming talent of the lofi scene, Lotec, who has been kind enough to share his tremendous flair and passion with us, thus curating and mixing one of the sexiest summer tapes I have heard in a long long time. Lotec is not new to the scene, a long time pianist and music lover. This is not the last time you are going to hear about this very young lady, so watch out…
1. Eidolons – Xylem & Phloem
2. Heliotropes – Moonlite
3. Broncho – Losers
4. Fear of Men - Green Sea
5. Daniel Bachman – Perigee Moon
6. Old Arc – Toxicabra ft. Kail
7. Oneothrix Point Never – Only Have Eyes For You
8. Here We Go magic – Make Up Your Mind
9. Dead Leaf Echo – Act Of Truth
10. TOPS – Evening
11. Atlas Genius – Symptoms
12. Yourself in Peace - In Transit
13. Paz Lenchantin – Kentucky Hymn
14. Sacred Caves – On the Outside
15. Magical Mistakes - Its Cold and Beautiful
16. Western Affairs – Control
17. XXYYXX – About you
18. Oscar Key Sung – All I Think About Part 1
..”With just one week until opening day, we’re super excited to announce the additions of the Raajamahal (the collaboration between Pat Murano of No Neck Blues Band and Decimus, Carla Backer from Baba Yaga, and Santa Wolanczyk from Flower Orgy) at Death By Audio on July 13th and a first ever duo set of Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) and Loren Connors (Haunted House) at The Stone on July 14th”….
NYC June 29th – July 15th
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Spoon Records and Mute are delighted to announce the release of Can – The Lost Tapes, the long awaited box set of unreleased studio, soundtrack and live material.
The Lost Tapes, out on 18 June 2012, was curated by Irmin Schmidt and Daniel Miller, compiled by Irmin Schmidt and Jono Podmore, and edited by Jono Podmore.
When the legendary Can studio in Weilerswist was sold to the German Rock N Pop Museum, they bought everything, including the army mattresses that covered the walls for sound protection, and relocated it to Gronau.
Whilst dismantling the studio, master tapes were found and stored in the Spoon archive. With barely legible labeling, no one was sure what was on these until Irmin Schmidt and long time collaborator Jono Podmore started to go through over 30 hours of music.
The final cut of tracks, dating from 1968-1977, features studio material recorded at Schloss Nörvenich and Can Studio, Weilerswist with the Can line up of Holger Czukay on bass, Michael Karoli on guitars, Jaki Liebezeit on drums and Irmin Schmidt on keyboards, and on most tracks, vocals from Malcolm Mooney or Damo Suzuki.
Can was formed by ex-student of Stockhausen Irmin Schmidt, who, fired by the sounds of Jimi Hendrix and Frank Zappa abandoned his career in classic music to form a group which could utilise and transcend all boundaries of ethnic, electronic experimental and modern classical music.
“Exercise #3 (Building)” is taken from the beautiful new CFCF release ‘Exercises’ out April 24th on Paper Bag Records. For his new EP, Montreal’s Michael Silver satisfying our ever growing musical appetite with a series of subdued piano and synth based pieces influenced by Philip Glass, Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Borden and 70′s Institutional Architecture.