VARIOUS ARTISTS “Psychotropes 2” C64 (Alrealon Musique)
Indonesia has never seemed further away than it does right now. New York too, for that matter – I’m not going to be getting on a plane a...
AVIDA DOLLARS “DMMM" C50 (Self-Released)
Minneapolis’s post-industrial duo, Avida Dollars, has come out with a surreal darkwave sprawl in “DMMM”, blending the drum machine and synth...
ALBERT DEMUTH / THOT AUDIT “Albert Demuth / Thot Audit” C41 (Self-Released)
Starting off pointedly vulnerable, this split between family & friends gradually shifts from attempted Berman-replacement alt/folk to la...
BLOOD RHYTHMS “Heuristics" C69 (Personal Archives)
"A heuristic technique, or a heuristic, is any approach to problem solving or self-discovery that employs a practical method that is no...
SPACE HEATER "Sales Event of a Lifetime" C37 (Terry Tapes)
This sick, slick, six-piece prog-rock outfit has it going on, with sax, trombone, multiple synths & guitars, bass & on-point percuss...
ANDY LOEBS "Open New Window" C18 (Self-Released)
Banged out solely on a Korg Electribe 2, Andy Loebs’ “Open New Window” sprints across 18 minutes of proggy footwork and vaporwavy gamelan* p...
ABAUNZ “Ilunpean Arnas Hotsa Entzuten” C32 (Jollies Records)
From just southwest of the Pyrenes Mountain range, Abaunz, singing primarily in Basque, commands a raw & dirty mix of old school minimal...
SKYMINDS “Shapes & Traces” C40 (Internal Rhythm)
Skyminds’ sophomore full length, “Shapes & Traces”, finds the SF Bay Area duo continuing to blend a diverse array of acoustic strings &a...
THE FANTASTIC IMAGINATION “Wizard Friendship Bracelet" C41 (Fish Prints)
The Fantastic Imagination’s “Wizard Friendship Bracelet” is pretty much everything you dig about ambient electronica and new age all rolled ...
WETHER “Heir Bud" C23 (Strategic Tape Reserve)
Bordering on downright aggressive, Wether’s newest offering “Heir Bud” holds our ears to the staccato crackle of atonal rhythmic destruction...
WETHER “Heir Bud” C23 (Strategic Tape Reserve)
For me, writing about Wether is like fishing in a public fountain: it’s frowned upon in general, and the authorities love issuing me cit...
Q///Q “Vanguard Youth" C40 (Strategic Tape Reserve)
While there may be a slightly detectable GeAr flavor in Q///Q’s “Vanguard Youth”, you’re far more likely to taste a parallel timeline where,...
Q///Q “Vanguard Youth” C40 (Strategic Tape Reserve)
Webster’s defines “vanguard” as “the forefront of an action or movement.” (Next to “hackneyed writer” it dispenses with words altogether...
OMORI “Embryogenesis” C28 (Amek Collective)
It’s pretty dark right now, for everybody. In Bulgaria it’s also dark, for Omori, aka Stoyan Yovchev, and Amek Collective, who are isola...
BUBEN “Between All Forms” (Histamine Tapes)
“Vladislav Buben is the founder of a number of genres in experimental and electronic music in Belarus and the cultic musician who infl...
CHERRIEP VS. GHOSTWHIP “Nas.rar” C19 (Philthtrax)
Do you like pretending you’re cruising in Outrun , all SEGA Genesis’d with booty bass blasting out the rolled-down windows of your Count...
VOID BRINGER "Demo" C10 (625 Thrashcore/Get Stoked)
Behold, the apocalypse! I present to you, for your extreme listening pleasure, this brutal demonstration from deep in the woods of Bolto...
MATTHEW ATKINS “Spectral Terrace” C23 (Hemisphäreの空虚)
“Spectral Terrace” and “Lost Time in a Lost Place” are suggestive track titles, aren’t they? Makes me think that old Matthew Atkins is s...
HAVADINE STONE “Fever Demorian Aphasia International” (Anathema Archive)
How do you communicate without speech? That’s a great question, and one that’s fairly important at this moment in time. Actions cause mo...
MARILU DONOVAN & TRISTAN KASTEN-KRAUSE
Marilu Donovan & Tristan Kasten-Krause are two electro-acoustic nuance worshippers that play harp and double bass, respectively, ea...
(Default Label Wroclaw)
Wroclaw, Poland’s “Default" label has stunningly curated one hundred minutes and forty-eight sprawling seconds worth of mind-bendi...
“Unmoved, Unspoken” C32
On “Unmoved, Unspoken”, Dean Leininger waxes solemnly cinematic back and forth between epic drones/drums and a shadowy new age aestheti...
“Ik’ Svigt Mig Mer'” C25
Quoting directly from their Bandcamp bio, cz it’s all pretty imperative to GET just what the hell is going on here: "This ta...
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