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Thursday, September 21, 2017

IT LO by It Lo

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

(null) point ex_ by Chelidon Frame

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Prisoner of Pink by Metalique

Friday, September 15, 2017

Of A Distorted Star by Opollo

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Fluid Electric by Corsica Annex

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Eaton Flowers - Epəkə

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

10 Hours Best Relaxing Music For Stress, Health, Sleep, Dream, Love by Olm

Sunday, September 10, 2017

nursing room sessions by martin rach

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Eponym by Sleight of Hand

Friday, September 8, 2017

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Alyosha by Patkus

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Paintings That Honk by Jess Tambellini

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The Double by David McCooey

Monday, September 4, 2017

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Ekphrasis / Plastics by Future Daughter / Matthew D. Gantt

Saturday, September 2, 2017

PURE ENERGY by Religious Girls

Friday, September 1, 2017

Of Heaven​/​Of Hell by Derivitive

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Body Shame - Open Sores

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Raineater by Ryan Carraher & Erik van Dam

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Phonogetic Ouch by moduS ponY (review)


Possibly a forgotten aspect in the art of record making, overall aesthetic considerations are something that appear to be rare in our modern music culture. As hundreds of thousands of albums get pushed out onto the unsuspecting masses each year, aesthetics, by which I mean the craft, attention to small details, overall atmosphere creation, track sequence and flow, etc., seem to either be forgotten in the process or never even considered at all. Phonogetic Ouch, the latest record by moduS PonY, picks up this neglected practice of artistically creating a record and molds it to fit his own brand of experimental music.

Phonogetic Ouch (PO) is a delicately crafted album with carefully layered tracks and a cohesive ambiance throughout, which gains momentum as it progresses. The songs are connected by a series of cool, clean, smartly played guitar lines that loop and weave throughout. One of the record’s strengths is the use of space and creating interesting layers of percussive and melodic lines that are minimal yet musically interesting at the same time.

The album’s climax, “bananafest destiny”, pulls together these various threads and weaves them into one of the album’s strongest tracks. It kicks off with an interesting beat, focusing on unique percussive parts instead of the standard drum kit. A funky bass line lays down the track’s main groove, while various synths, samples, and guitar parts fill out the rest of the track’s space. And, surprisingly enough, it features a sing-a-long chorus, not something normally associated with the avant-garde.



Other standouts include “yeah, that’s, ya know” and “protein”. The former starts out simply enough, with a rhythmically looped vocal sample and lone guitar line, but soon builds to a wonderful cacophony of synths, bass, guitar lines, drums, and other ambient noises. About midway through, the track takes a turn and locks into a nice, easygoing groove. “protein” gains it’s interest in the contrast between Trent Reznor-esque synth lines (The Social Network and Ghosts I-IV) and the carefree guitar parts found a bit later on in the track.

As with prior releases, there is a hint of a larger social commentary underpinning the music; on consumerism, pop culture, imperialism & banana republics? While there aren’t enough clues to know for certain, this album does what all great art does and creates the atmosphere and subtext for such ideas to percolate in the listener’s head of their own accord. Whether it’s sampled advertisements at the end of “looking at Chevrolets...”, bringing up the gun debate in “spilling Manwich on the gun debate”, or looping a narrator's voice over what sounds like 70s game show music in “fresh business”, there appears to be something larger occurring here.

Phonogetic Ouch is available in tape and digital formats via Strategic Tape Reserve.

Anthony Weis

Monday, August 21, 2017

Confrontation by SkinnyTrips

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Forma EP by Thoughts/Become/Long

Saturday, August 19, 2017

EP by TROMB

Friday, August 18, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Weaving Spiders Come Not Here by GUILLOTINE

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

LOVE LOVE by Religious Girls

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

All The Colors You Could Never See by The Painters

Monday, August 14, 2017

Boundaries by Tavishi

Saturday, August 12, 2017

turn the corner by Ryan McCormack

Thursday, August 10, 2017

AFFECTIVE MUSIC EXPERIENCE VR HEADSET by pentu

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

saneLIV with Chaski Dye - Las Tres Reinas y el Oso

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Bones by Albert Adams

Friday, August 4, 2017

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Walpurgis by Ruairi O'Baoighill

Monday, July 31, 2017

Album Review: Forest People Pop by Derek Piotr



There have been a few albums whose titles have imagined new musical categories to describe the sounds contained within. Brian Eno's “Music for Airports” (among many others of his), Equivel's “Space-Age Bachelor Pad Music” and, Atom TM's “Pop HD” come to mind, albeit as a somewhat diverse set of examples. “Forest People Pop”, an ambitious new album by New England based Derek Piotr, fits firmly into this noble tradition of music created for a bespoke genre.

Track 1 of the conceptual "Forest People Pop" provides some clues for what we should expect over the course of the 10-track album. “Tonic/You Move” begins with a light, pleasant drone, perhaps created via some grain-manipulation technique, which is quickly overtaken by heavily auto-tuned vocals. The "pitch-correction" here is applied as an effect, not a new concept in itself, but Piotr purposefully abuses the software's instability to create expressive arabesque trills, deep vibratos and stepped slides, which moves Antares' pop trope of robotic cool to an place of wildly ecstatic digital ululation. These unique vocal components are allowed space - there is a lot of air in the forest. As the reverb tails of the introduction linger in the generous fade out, we can hear faint sounds of woodland insects. Precise electronic percussion sounds, woodblocks and short noisier elements soon appear, flittering and stuttering, before eventually settling into syncopated patterns and incorporating coarsely snipped samples of exotic instruments as the song proper develops. Piotr returns to these building blocks on nearly every track. This consistent sonic vocabulary brings an intuitive coherence to his imaginary space, yet each track sees these elements combined in ways that produce a rich range of results.


“Hear You” stands out as the anthem of the album. Vocal lines snake around shifting stuttering drum patterns and a consistent, fierce, distorted stab sound building into a glitchy freak-out before eventually unraveling into sparse percussion variations. “Light” re-imagines Aaliyah-style R&B with all variety of bent percussion, a low-gravity bounce and a glorious noise outro. “Crush on You” teems with ideas, one section anchored by a 4-to-floor kick around which a deconstructed pop-maelstrom swirls, later melting into a repeated glitched-out vocal harmony under which an IDM electronic break beat builds up. While most of the tracks on the album are quick to evolve, “Sky” feels almost hypnotic. A regular repeating hip-hop beat underpins dueling vocal lines that blend into soothing mantra.

Piotr's pop, much like his use of auto-tune software, takes something that is well known, and makes it new. In contrast to much of the music commonly placed in the genre, there is neither lazy nostalgia, nor arbitrary futurism in its construction. Each element that he uses seems carefully selected to add to the cohesive mixture that makes up these fourth world woodland hits. So who are these forest people? They are not rustic or provincial, and there are no beard-y folk-guitar pastorals. These forest dwellers are surprisingly sophisticated, pixilated sprites and tracks with names like “Sky”, “Light” and “Sunup” give a good indication of the tone that their popular music conveys. This forest bright, open and alive and while it is masked by technology, it's still very much connected to our world. Many of the sounds have a glassy, digital sheen, and perhaps the overall atmosphere is something akin to the worldly electronica of Fatima al-Quatari. The album is ambitious in concept and thorough in execution. Piotr succeeds in finding a mode of expression that feels both genuine, and genuinely new. This is an album that can be enjoyed both for its clever experimentation and also, simply, as pure, honest pop music.

Eamon Hamill

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Feral Split by Debutante

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Neatball by Ray Kosmische

Friday, July 28, 2017

East Boof by Requiem For Venus

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Liquida Vita by Walter Forestiere, Vito Pesce

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Cubs Night @ A​.​E Randolph Presents by Kinsmen & Strangers

Monday, July 24, 2017

Meditations in Jazz by Arius Blaze

Some Dream by BOUT

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Grey Zone Collapse Nostalgia by Nac/Hut Report

Saturday, July 22, 2017

washing room sessions by martin rach

Sunshine Girl - Diary Death

Friday, July 21, 2017

of memory and dreams by Bill Thompson aka prof_lofi

Wasteland by Malicious Wonderland

Thursday, July 20, 2017

GⒶngstⒶ N⎔ise - Brist⎔l by Isn'tses

Plant Surprise by Decomposer

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Unassumed by As Above | So Below

Hootenanny! by GORPLORD and Michael Beggs

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Touch Test

Psacredelia by The Big Drum in The Sky Religion

Monday, July 17, 2017

Population by Crown Larks

Pontou, France by Jack Hyde

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Gel Nails - No Fun Deep Winter No Sun prod. Nightshade

The Isolation EP by Snuff American Style

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Steeple by Wovette

BLUFRANK "i am fine"

Friday, July 14, 2017

Piksel x Asthmatic Harp - State of Mind

Movnolawe by Noise Trinity

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Obsessive Compulsive by Luke Mawdsley

After Losing Our Sun by Daniel Lukehurst

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

the sound of STEREO NO AWARE by STEREO NO AWARE

isabel nogueira and luciano zanatta - unlikely objects

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Points of Decay by Theo Alexander

An Ant And An Atom - "My Craft Broke At Launch"

Monday, July 10, 2017

Avril and Sean in Camden by VLK

Sunday, July 9, 2017

The Golden Sickle (Mystic) from The Golden Sickle by Sonatine

Friday, July 7, 2017

You Are Not Stone by Heather Stebbins

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Creyon by dpath

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

CLEAR by PLYERS

Monday, July 3, 2017

Araqsana EP

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Bang​-​Rho by Wu Cloud

Saturday, July 1, 2017

innerenvironment by astral samara

Friday, June 30, 2017

YHVASCA by African Ghost Valley

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Gamelon by Fortune Friedman Hemberger Krimstein and Smith

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Stuff & Things by Carl Laukkanen.

Monday, June 26, 2017

<1 & JG-SPARKES

Friday, June 23, 2017

ARTICA - 2000 by RPM WATTS

Thursday, June 22, 2017

01 by Giovanni Cristino

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Phonic Grafts by Soiled / Marcus H

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Psalms About Fucking by The Big Drum In The Sky Religion

Monday, June 12, 2017

I Am​\​Never Was by Ryan Carraher

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Shaking Hands and Looking Busy by Plastic Spoon

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Exterior by An Ant And An Atom

Monday, May 29, 2017

Bedroom Tapes by Anawak

cecilia lopez and wenchi lazo - abailable

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Tâches by Rocio Cano Valiño

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Bluster by lost masters

Monday, May 22, 2017

crying on a bridge by mickey chaos

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Fault Line by Guy Harries

Friday, May 19, 2017

Chase The Spirit by Saleeha

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Take 1: If They Are OK, Then It's You by Anorak

Monday, May 8, 2017

Sunday, May 7, 2017

ЯTLLCTЯNCS by traven.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

1 X 5 by eminence of blades

Friday, May 5, 2017

The Infinity Suite I​-​XII by J.G.Sparkes

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Import​/​Export by Monkey Warhol

Monday, May 1, 2017

Siyavakashela vol. 1 - Cincinnati by Heligator Records

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Hoping Against Hope by Thinking Plague

Friday, April 28, 2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Remap by Volta

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Amplification of movements by Agan

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Do You Want M​.​O>R? by Derivitive

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Markland by Northumbria

Friday, April 21, 2017

albumine by Glaucôme

Thursday, April 20, 2017

ONE by Serious Runners

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

To Kill a Mockingbird by Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt (MoreBlackThenGod)

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A Deeper Curse by Sujo

Monday, April 17, 2017

Pure Discomfort! by Safety Scissor Death Squad

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Woouldy by Club Alpino

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

jazznoize - obra sintética

Cutting the Stone by Matschulat

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Monday, April 10, 2017

Very Warm Regards by Mr. & Mrs. Chip Perkins

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Farewell, Reality or How to Philosophize with Nothing Left by I Cut People

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Lathe by Galaxxu

David Hahn - Aria Anum J

Friday, April 7, 2017

Robinson - SNEAK DISSIN

field recordings by Will Solomon

Thursday, April 6, 2017

The Modern Folk - Don't Touch

Nodwès - Retour aux sources

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Imp Pulse Sieve Vite Tea from Altruistic Dopamine Hyper​-​Drive by Sonatine

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Lost In Crystal Canyons by Last Unit

Sunday, April 2, 2017

is this your hen? who's hen is this? by shamane

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Sit, and be well by Matt Pollock

Thursday, March 30, 2017

dog tooth by Indrid Mold

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017

New Jersey Sound Machine by The Brown Christmas

Sunday, March 26, 2017

All Creation by krzyzis

Friday, March 24, 2017

A U T O TROPHS by Cory Smythe

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Divinatio Exitium by Reid Karris

Friday, March 17, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Poop in the Woods by Cōs

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Smashed Against Infinity by Anthony Weis

Monday, March 13, 2017

Soft Language by Ian Miniero

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Dwight K Schrewt from the Office from Owen's Stories by Owen Ahearn-Browning

Friday, March 10, 2017

lembrando aspectos mortos by Cássio Figueiredo

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Ill Loam by Kármán Voh

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Coalesce by Jessica Ackerley Trio

Monday, March 6, 2017

two dimensional version of a four dimensional glance by Doug Seidel

Friday, March 3, 2017

utajahs

Thursday, March 2, 2017

hiken!

Rejected Ambient Works 2009​-​2016 by Mogadiscio Ensemble

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Guide To Bizarre Behavior Vol. 4 by Guide To Bizarre Behavior

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Night Has a Thousand Noises by _blank

Monday, February 27, 2017

DisneyPrincessHealthyCheeks by saneLIV

Sunday, February 26, 2017

DRUMS OLO by Isaak Pancake

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Soiled - Splintered Shards Of Memory from Phonic Entrails by Sonic Entrails

Thursday, February 23, 2017

L∆T∑ H∑∆VY by Winded

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Birch by Danny Clay & Greg Gorlen

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Black Hypnagogia by Verufycim

Monday, February 20, 2017

The Endless Now – Music for Stagnation by Juha-Matti Rautiainen Soundscapes

Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Peacock Paradise Pavillion by Thee Pray For Triangle Zero Memorial Folk Assembly

Friday, February 17, 2017

New Middle Passage by Caracoa

Quaternion by Type-1

Monday, February 13, 2017

Chipper by The Hospital At Midnight

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Tulpa by Rictus

Saturday, February 11, 2017

DV22: Martin Pale - Semantic Saturation by Danish Vaishyas

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Dust Not Found by Billy Yfantis

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Friday, February 3, 2017

Bukkake Subluxation - by Hairy Clit/Placebo Thief

DJ ConMan - Amateur Hour

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Rugged Individual​/​Fish & Crab by PC Muñoz

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Mechanics in the Age of Artistic Reproduction by The Hathaway Family Plot

Friday, January 27, 2017

Painting of Skeletal Goats Grinding their Teeth Across The Sky from Dalawa by Imelda Marcos

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Monday, January 23, 2017

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Impro Sessions: 2013 - 2014 by Various Artists

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Fersteinn - Haltrandi Rósir by Fersteinn

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

margins by gujaru

Monday, January 16, 2017

6​:​33 am by Øyvind Juel

Great Gospel by krzyzis

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Trilha prum possível curta by Batismo

Friday, January 13, 2017

Gigantique by Radiobot

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Open Marriage † Proud​/​Father split

Monday, January 9, 2017

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Divorce Ring

#Mœbius by Obasquiat

Friday, January 6, 2017

Valentino Vigo - Recuerdos

Unien (2003​-​2007) by Jari Pitkänen

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Feel Guide Vol. 6

Monday, January 2, 2017

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Reanimate Ore by Gentleman Surfer