Month: January 2021

16 FACES – “INTO THE ABYSS – THE CIRCADIAN MIXES”

Incredibly beautiful and evocative imagery  by Petter Jensen is met with otherwordly sound design and forward thinking electronic composition by 16 Faces on “Into the Abyss” for the Japanese fashion brand Beaugan. The Australia btw of Berlin composer and electronic artist weaves deep and darkly circadian drones and haunting melodic phrasings into deeply percussive and …

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DEAN HAMILTON – “ALL SPECTRA”

Scanning lines as peeks into parallel universes, granular synthesis and dystopian blues guitar blend together to make Dean Hamilton’s “All Spectra” a deeply intriguing listen and blissed out viewing. Taken from an album that follows Joseph Campbell’s “Hero’s Journey”, “All Spectra” is a standalone piece that teeters into  experimental ambient arrangements until coalescing into a …

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ANTARCTIC WASTELANDS X IAN URBINA – “INVISIBLE PEOPLE”

The latest from Ian Urbina’s Outlaw Ocean Project, Urbina has recruited Antarctic Wastelands to contribute to the latest in Urbana’s sprawling project melding of journalism, storytelling and experimental music. We wrote about Urbina’s project here. But what makes Urbina’s project so interesting is that for all projects inspired by the ocean, Urbina’s reporting, “touches on …

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BLOOMCORE – “WONDERFLOW”

The experience, shape and color and proximity to music changes in idiosyncratic ways when we are under the influence of psychedelics. It just “hits different” as the kids say. Written with this in mind, the Australian one-man post-rock / math-rock band Bloomcore’s “Wonderflow” contemplates the liminal line between fore and background in music composition, explaining …

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BREDNOTBRED – NEST (SELF-RELEASED, 2020)

Coming from the furtive Pittsburgh, PA experimental music community, Brednotbred’s modular synth workouts on Nest are deeply satisfying works that showcase a real, human heart beating at an odd time signature amongst the opening and closings of thousands of perfectly timed noise gates. Brednotbred work in the realm of warped IDM and experimental modular synth …

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ALITH BERNDARN – “LUCID SCENT”

On “Lucid Scent” the Hamburg, Germany based artist Alith Berndarn layers hypnotic chopped vocals and heavy reverbed melodies to create a propulsive and deeply rhythmic composition. Meditating on the laser-focused drive for more and more consumption, “Lucid Scent’s” hyper BPM and percussive patterns ponder if we’ve taken it to far – if this crave for …

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