Tag Archives: experimental

Listen: Portishead – “Threads” [2008]

Going through a massive Portishead (specifically Third) phase and just wanted to share something quick to hopefully spur someone to listen to the album for the first time or maybe revisit it if they haven’t in a while. “Threads” is the … Continue reading

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Listen: Circuit des Yeux – “Sculpting The Exodus” [2021]

Hard to calculate the excitement I’m feeling towards the release of the forthcoming Circuit des Yeux album, -io, coming October 22 via Matador Records. Our first taste of the record, “Dogma”, definitely felt like a teaser of some large iceberg dwelling … Continue reading

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Listen: Ryuichi Sakamoto – “Thousand Knives” [1978]

Even though I like to think I know a good bit of “classic” Japanese music (I don’t), I’m always slapped across the face with even more classics that I’ve been too ignorant to check out. Case in point: the title … Continue reading

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Listen: caroline – “Everything for everyone” [2021]

Continuing the trend of exciting young rock bands coming out of London, relative newcomers caroline bring the simmering energy of midwestern indie + post rock of the late 90s / early 00s with discordant guitars and percussion combining with alternatively … Continue reading

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Listen: PDP III – “Walls of Kyoto” [2021]

Been lost inside this PDP III album Pilled Up On A Couple Of Doves recently, which was released earlier this year via Shelter Press, the label that’s brought you releases from Okkyung Lee, JAB, Eli Keszler and more experimental faire. PDP III … Continue reading

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Listen: Damiana – “Sunken Lupine” [2021]

The good people at Hausu Mountain tipped me onto one of their cool upcoming projects (coming in a month! Mark your calendars!) from Damiana, a long-running project from Natalie Chami of TALsounds and Whitney Johnson of Matchess. A true Chicago … Continue reading

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Listen: They Hate Change & Fire-Toolz – “Scene!” [2021]

Oh man – exciting, genre-breaking labels Hausu Mountain and Deathbomb Arc have come together in a fusion dance like freakin jetsetting experimental music super saiyans on an upcoming project, Arc Mountain, combining artists on their rosters for a collab album … Continue reading

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Listen: Daniel Bachman – “Coronach” [2021]

Hang onto your guitar straps cause there’s a new Daniel Bachman album Axacan coming May 7 via Three Lobed Records!! If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, hopefully you’re familiar with Bachman’s work. While his earlier 10s output was … Continue reading

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Listen: Giant Claw – “Disworld (feat. NTsKi)” [2021]

Red alert! There’s a new Giant Claw record on the horizon! If you’re unfamiliar, Giant Claw AKA Keith Rankin is in my mind one of the best and brightest minds in experimental music today, and his instantly recognizable art has … Continue reading

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Listen: Shoeg – “ES II: Needs Assessment” [2020]

Was recently sent this cool album by Spanish musician Shoeg, 外皮 External Skin, an OST to a fictional RPG. This one’s for all you VGM freaks out there. There’s the regular album version of 外皮 External Skin, but Shoeg has … Continue reading

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