Month: April 2020

SPECTRAL GATES – “OR(C)HA”

The Australian duo of Steve Allison & Daniel Arena create heavy minimalist music centered around interweaving guitar and synth lines, crushing noise, low-end shaking dub and a kitchen-sink approach that absolutely works despite itself. “Or(c)ha” is deliriously heavy composition that manages to be direct in its delivery and full of liberatory first-thought-best-thought freedom.  spectral gates …

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HYPNOSTAR – “BLUE DEMONS / REFLECTIONS”

“BLUE DEMONS” Combining sonorous strings, a sturdy downtempo groove and swirling ambient pads, the Indian artist been amassing a slow growing arsenal of excellent electronic compositions that marry Indian traditional music and forward thinking electronic music of artists like Amon Tobin and Bonobo. Listen on Spotify “REFLECTIONS” “Reflections” returns with a bit more of a …

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SLOW DAKOTA – “BURIAL OF THE DEAD”

On the second video from Slow Dakota that we’ve shared, the lawyer / sophisticated pop artist ponders the shared magical thinking between religious and atheist alike when it comes to common rituals like marriage and funerals. Set against environmental catastrophe, “Burial of the Dead” demonstrates our attempts to grapple with the mystical nature of finality …

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THE MIGHTY MISSOULA – REMNANTS (SELF-RELEASED, 2020)

Hailing from the gloomy Northwest, The Portland-based The Mighty Missoula return with a full-length LP released earlier this month that contains passages of brooding atmospherics and pulverizing, cinematic crescendos. It’s 2020, I am not sure we are looking for anyone to rewrite the rules on Post-Rock. What The Mighty Missoula do they do very well, …

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DYLAN ETTINGER

In this interview with Dylan Ettinger we talk about Dylan’s early experience growing up in the Mormon church, his disaffection and how the lesser known history as well as his experience impacted the writing of “Winter on the Hill Cumorah” out now on Chondritic Sounds (linked below). We also discuss the slippery slope from KORN …

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MILLION SQUARE – “DIMINISHED AXIS”

London based Double-bassist Max Luthert and saxophonist Duncan Eagles return with another track that rides the hyper-literate line between knotty post-IDM and jazz in a way that sounds exploratory and incredibly prescient. The two share some rarefied sonic space with both of their instruments droning, exploding into improvised runs, doubling back on themselves and folding …

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NOUMENAH – “EPILOGUE (IT BURNS THROUGH)

“Epilogue” by the U.S based ambient artist Noumenah has the same trajectory as a shooting star entering our atmosphere – what starts a streak quickly builds into an engulfing fire ball before diminishing into thin air. Epilogue gentle synth lines build until they are an everything-in-the-red fireball of distressed tones and swelling melodic lines before …

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