Month: January 2021

DUMA

tometotheweathermachine · Duma Interview In this interview, I talk with the Uganda based Experimental Electronic duo Duma about the recording of – what I consider – to be the year’s best album, their experience in the Kenyan metal scene and how recording an extreme metal album in an electronic studio influenced their overall sound.  If …

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METROPOLITAN PROJECT – “DRIFTING TOWARDS A CENTER (LINDENBROCK SEA)”

Without much exposition the New York based Metropolitan Project sets us adrift on pillowy drones and submerged keys and guitar arpeggios on “Drifting Towards a Center (Lindenbrock Sea)”. This approach to making ambient drone based music using hazed out folk instruments kills me every time. A wonderful excuse to float for a few minutes that …

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JEAUXIN – “TRIANGULARLY SCHEMIN”

Jeauxin presents two new tracks that offer a peak into an idiosyncratic creative process that skirts the line between ambient music and beat-heavy modern composition. On “Triangularly Schemin” we hear sparse melodies interspersed with kalimba rhythms and deep percussive drones. The track eventually folds in a more percussive driven focus with the inclusion of a …

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EIK OCTOBRE – “FALLING APART INTO SOMETHING NEW”

Eik Octobre’s new composition “Falling into Something New” is a composition that expands outwards like origami folded in reverse. Spiralling out from a piano melody with beautiful ambient overtones, Eik Octobre folds in strings and slightly agitated percussion to build the emotional heft of the composition to new spheres of transcendence. Absolutely beautiful work. 

SIN MALDITA – “WILDFIRE CHOIR”

“Wildfire Choir” by the German based Sin Maldita is a dementedly beautiful deconstruction on a club banger. Deep percussion set at impossible angles intersect with highly affected vocal samples and auxiliary noise and processing. Equal parts abrasive and accessible, Sin Madita’s turns the standard club banger into a Frank Gehry styled piece – it’s function …

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