Month: December 2020

SAL DULU – “B (FEAT. KONCEPT JACK$ON)”

Weaving between hazy shoegaze-tinged atmospherics, hard boom-bap, cloudy vocal samples and a jazz-influenced bass line, this collaboration between Dublin based producer Sal Dulu and Richmond, VA based rapper Koncept Jack$on float between acrobatic vocal delivery and a loosely stiched together pastiche that emulate the type of dream state reverie that Sal Dulu envisioned for his …

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RUMORS OF FIRES – “COUNTING REVOLUTIONS”

Created around analog synths, cellos and electric piano Rumors of Fires’ stirring track “Counting Revolutions” balances delicately a sense of overwhelming dread with the minor key drones seeping from the darkening corners of the track and the beautiful and sparse piano melodies that flicker on and off like fireflys against a Midwestern twilight. Beautiful work …

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TOME TO THE WEATHER MACHINE PODCAST 066

tometotheweathermachine · Tome to the Weather Machine Podcast 066 KIM’S SPIRIT – “DUNE” BLOSSOM EVERYWHERE (A RED THREAD) Blossom Everywhere by Kim's Spirit KMRU – “MATCHING TEAL SURFACES” DRAWING WATER drawing water by KMRU MUKQS – “FREE SURFACE” WATER LEVELS (HAUSU MOUNTAIN) Water Levels by Mukqs KI ONI – ” A SINGLE HERON TAKES FLIGHT” …

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NICOLO ZILOCCHI – “KOPERNJCK”

Floating ambient pads and skittering, high-BPM IDM percussion isn’t something particularly new, however, Nicolo Zilocchi’s work on “Kopernjck” is particularly effecting. Heavy, warbled waves of ambient synths lay gracefully atop heavily augmented and processed percussion that skitters out with precision and incisive cuts, blips and bloops, creating a ghostly double layer of contaminated beats and …

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DIVIDE AND DISSOLVE – “DENIAL”

Hands down the best band working in the realm of heavy music, Divide and Dissolve return with “Denial”. “Denial” is encapsulates Divide and Dissolve’s message in such a potent way that it might be easy to miss…and that’s the point. According to Takiaya Reed (saxophone, guitar, live effects/ (Black & Tsalagi [Cherokee]) and Sylvie Nehill (drums, live …

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AYANE YAMAZAKI – “呼びかけられて”

On her way to genuine stardom in Japan, the 20 year old artist Ayane Yamakazi creates a compelling sleeper instrumental composition with “呼びかけられて“. Full of swinging bass lines, disembodied vocals and shimmering keys, Yamazaki has full control over mood and atmosphere here – bringing Japanese New Age tendencies into a fully fleshed bedroom pop composition. …

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