Khrysalis: File Dump Error tape (TRASHFUCK Records, 2016)

July 24, 2016 at 9:27 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Khrysalis: File Dump Error tape

Khrysalis: File Dump Error tape

Somehow this is the very first Khrysalis release, which is honestly quite astonishing considering how long she’s been making tracks under this name (she used to be called Nyarlathotep). Ultra-glitchy drum’n’bass/breakcore beats with frayed, industrial-ish synths which sound like they could be played on guitars at times, maybe. The beats get furious and ultra-choppy, and the songs make you actually feel things. Some of these are instrumental versions of songs she screams over during her shows. Even without vocals, the songs express so much. There’s so many subtle details both in the breaks and the background sounds/melodies. Also, “Celebrate the Night” is so awesome. Just want to put that out there. Considering how long some of these songs have been in the making (I don’t want to say something like “sitting around on her hard drive”), this almost seems like a greatest hits collection of sorts. So much went into these tracks, and they’re all incredible. I’m ultra-biased but this is probably going to end up being my favorite tape of the year. Free download at Bandcamp, but you really should buy it (it’s only 4 bucks).

Pod Blotz: Other tape (Cønjuntø Vacíø, 2015)

July 24, 2016 at 8:42 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Pod Blotz: Other tape

Pod Blotz: Other tape

Pod Blotz is by no means a new name, but I’ve only been getting into her recently. She played Trip Metal Fest and it was easily one of the highlights, with incredibly inventive costumes and props and lighting and music. This tape came out last year, and it’s pretty short (only 5 songs), but it’s a decent range of what she does. Some rippling noise, some operatic crooning, spacey synths, and a killer darkwave song (“How Many Times Can I Die?”). Seeing her live is the best way to get a grasp of what she does, but this short tape is a good audio intro. Listen at Bandcamp.

Ratkiller: Odor Orienting tape (Crash Symbols, 2016)

July 24, 2016 at 8:20 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Ratkiller: Odor Orienting tape

Ratkiller: Odor Orienting tape

Somehow I forgot that I already reviewed a tape featuring Ratkiller last year. This is a strange sort of homemade sound/genre collage, ranging from messy jazz to quasi-drum’n’bass to elevator music to vaguely reggae-ish things. There’s some strange reflective philosophizing spoken word moments, some not-quite-holding-together electronic rhythms, and a typically awesome, abstract-as-hell Seth Graham remix. There’s Seinfeld bass and robo handclaps and turntable scratching and construction/hammering sounds. It ends with a long, fairly crazy sorta-house mix. It basically sounds like the type of stuck-together-with-bubblegum music that you could only really imagine hearing on tape or Bandcamp.

Angel Dust: Surrounding tape (White Reeves Productions, 2016)

July 24, 2016 at 7:26 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Angel Dust: Surrounding tape

Angel Dust: Surrounding tape

A very rough, grainy snowstorm blur. There’s moments of fleeting melodic hints, but a lot of it feels like it’s tipping toward one corner of the sound design spectrum. But it all flows continuously so it visits a few spaces. One side is 14 minutes and the other is 12, and there’s several song titles listed, but there’s no way to determine when one passage ends and another begins (even the Bandcamp page just divides the stream into Side A and Side B). There is a part during Side A when there’s a sort of clearing, and it seems less hazy/blurry, but then more choppy and intense. With both sides, when it seems like it gets the most clattery, it ends pretty suddenly.

Show #352 – 7/23/16

July 23, 2016 at 12:28 pm | Posted in The Answer Is In The Beat | Leave a comment

Hour 1
2:01 am Ed Special (local) ~ “excerpt” ~ Arte Faire ’04 ~ WCBN ~ 2004
2:35 am Suicide ~ “23 Minutes Over Brussels” ~ Suicide (reissue) ~ Blast First ~ 1978
2:57 am Suicide ~ “Keep Your Dreams” ~ Suicide ~ Red Star ~ 1977
Hour 2
3:03 am 2814 ~ “Guided By Love” ~ Rain Temple (new) ~ Dream Catalogue ~ 2016
3:10 am Good Willsmith ~ “These Kids Aren’t Alright” ~ Things Our Bodies Used To Have (new) ~ Umor Rex ~ 2016
3:14 am Ziúr ~ “Fever (Born In Flamez Remix)” ~ Taiga (new) ~ Infinite Machine ~ 2016
3:17 am Abra ~ “Vegas” ~ Princess (new) ~ True Panther Sounds ~ 2016
3:23 am Chrissy & Hawley ~ “Photobooth” ~ Chrissy & Hawley (new) ~ The Nite Owl Diner ~ 2016
3:28 am FluiD vs. Dental Work ~ “Reclusive (Raw Information Mix)” ~ business card cd-r single ~ TRASHFUCK Records ~ 2012
3:32 am FluiD ~ “Flowers” ~ The Low Frequency Predator 3″ cd-r ~ TRASHFUCK Records ~ 2010
3:38 am Kuvera B ~ “Nith Haiah (Bombardier Remix)” ~ mp3 (new) ~ Cowshed Records ~ 2016
3:46 am ¬ b (fka Lee Bannon) ~ “3m14 (bloodline) -disc2” ~ Reflections 2012-2016 (new) ~ 1080p ~ 2016
3:50 am Khrysalis (local) ~ “Celebrate the Night” ~ File Dump Error (new) ~ TRASHFUCK Records ~ 2016
3:55 am Seanni B (local) ~ “Still Stallin’” ~ Heatin’ Up EP (new) ~ cdr ~ 2016
3:56 am Space Dimension Controller ~ “Scollege Campus” ~ Orange Melamine (new) ~ Ninja Tune ~ 2008
Hour 3
4:01 am Lone ~ “Hiraeth” ~ Levitate (new) ~ R&S ~ 2016
4:05 am LSDXOXO ~ “Love Taps” ~ Fuck, Marry, Kill (new) ~ GHE20G0TH1K ~ 2016
4:08 am EndgamE ~ “Sittin Ere Redux” ~ Flesh (new) ~ Hyperdub ~ 2016
4:12 am stAllio! ~ “Mash Smarter Not Harder (Smartass Mix)” ~ Fixed That For You (new) ~ Bad Taste ~ 2016
4:17 am Pan Sonic ~ “Atomin Paluu Part 11” ~ Atomin Paluu (new) ~ Blast First Petite ~ 2016
4:20 am Body Sculptures ~ “A Body Turns to Eden” ~ A Body Turns to Eden (new) ~ Posh Isolation ~ 2016
4:24 am Shadows ~ “What If They Are Watching You” ~ Fear of the Imagination (new) ~ Leyla Records ~ 2016
4:31 am Africans with Mainframes ~ “Qustul Artifacts” ~ K.M.T. (new) ~ Soul Jazz Records ~ 2016
4:42 am To Feed on Others ~ “She Said (Sensitivity Torn)” ~ She Said (new) ~ Sores/Rundgång Rekords/Sound+Matter ~ 2016
4:44 am Radiator Greys ~ “Wait” ~ Denying the Other (new) ~ Hausu Mountain ~ 2016
4:51 am Dino Sabatini ~ “The Unexpected (ASC’s Grey Area Remix)” ~ Concentrica (new) ~ Outis Music ~ 2016
Hour 4
5:00 am Ian William Craig ~ “Expanding Hope into Caverns” ~ Meaning Turns to Whispers ~ Aguirre ~ 2012
5:10 am Mary Lattimore and Jeff Zeigler ~ “Running Chased” ~ Music Inspired by Philippe Garrel’s Le Révélateur (new) ~ Thrill Jockey ~ 2016
5:15 am Rhyton ~ “D.D. Damage” ~ Redshift (new) ~ Thrill Jockey ~ 2016
5:19 am The Flexibles ~ “When I Was 86” ~ Pink Everything (new) ~ Night School ~ 2016
5:24 am Hydropark (local) ~ “Steppin’ Out” ~ Hydropark (new) ~ Syncro System ~ 2016
5:29 am Kenneth James Gibson ~ “Poured Semi Silently Upon You” ~ The Evening Falls (new) ~ Kompakt Pop Ambient ~ 2016
5:34 am Psychick TV ~ “Just Like Arcadia” ~ Allegory & Self ~ Temple Records ~ 1988
5:37 am Psychic TV ~ “Let Your Seeds Release” ~ Live In Glasgow ~ Temple Records ~ 1986
5:46 am Failed Flowers (local) ~ “Supermarket Scene” ~ Failed Flowers (new) ~ 25 Diamonds ~ 2016
5:49 am Paul A. Rosales ~ “Eyes” ~ split single w/ R. Stevie Moore ~ Care In the Community ~ 2011
5:52 am BadBadNotGood feat. Colin Stetson ~ “Confessions Pt. II” ~ IV (new) ~ Innovative Leisure ~ 2016

Crush Collision 7/21/16

July 22, 2016 at 9:12 am | Posted in Crush Collision | Leave a comment

Hour 1
10:01 pm Luke Abbott ~ “Free Migration”
10:06 pm Computer Graphics ~ “Prospekt”
10:08 pm Isolée ~ “I Like It Here Can I Stay?”
10:11 pm Wasserfall ~ “Voluspaa”
10:14 pm Keita Sano ~ “Varna”
10:18 pm Amato ~ “Deranged”
10:21 pm Niklas Sandberg ~ “Morgon I Paradiset”
10:25 pm Bbbbbbb [aka Bjarki] ~ “Prins Polo Caramel Milkshake”
10:30 pm Applescal ~ “Harmony Two”
10:36 pm Sebastian Bouchet ~ “Cosmic Ray”
10:40 pm Omar-S ~ “Buggin Out”
10:45 pm Hector Moralez & Katal ~ “Soul Station”
10:50 pm Lunar Plane ~ “Sakato”
10:53 pm Lecsicu ~ “Route to 95”
10:56 pm Keistep ~ “Devotion”
Hour 2
11:00 pm Mall Grab ~ “I’ve Always Liked Grime”
11:04 pm Rich Wakley ~ “Dialled In (Jamie Trench Remix)”
11:06 pm Jamie Trench & Oli Furness ~ “The Future The Past”
11:11 pm Alessio Viggiano & Niccolo Borgi ~ “Chamomile”
11:14 pm Halo Acid ~ “Heat Transfer”
11:21 pm SeixlacK ~ “Taxes”
11:26 pm HKE ~ “New System”
11:33 pm Kelpe ~ “Dry Riser”
11:37 pm Four Tet ~ “For These Times”
11:41 pm Bézier ~ “d. Quelle”
11:52 pm Africans with Mainframes ~ “Anachronistic”

Show #351 – 7/16/16

July 16, 2016 at 1:13 pm | Posted in The Answer Is In The Beat | Leave a comment

Hour 1
2:00 am Swans ~ “The Glowing Man” ~ The Glowing Man (new) ~ Young God ~ 2016
2:31 am L’eoscombu Couti ~ “U-IV” ~ Five Cambridge Utilities (new) ~ Constellation Tatsu ~ 2016
2:38 am Jefre Cantu-Ledesma ~ “Love’s Refrain” ~ In Summer (new) ~ Geographic North ~ 2016
2:45 am MJ Guider ~ “Fiction Control” ~ Precious Systems (new) ~ Kranky ~ 2016
2:49 am T_A_M ~ “Bleak End” ~ In Tandem (new) ~ Apothecary Compositions ~ 2016
2:54 am Guyer’s Connection ~ “He Sabine!” ~ Guyer’s Connection ~ Crash Symbols ~ 1982-1984
Hour 2
3:00 am Philippe Chany ~ “Cinecitta” ~ Rive Gauche ~ Dark Entries ~ 1983
3:02 am The Avalanches ~ “Sunshine” ~ Wildflower (new) ~ Modular ~ 2016
3:06 am DJ Shadow ~ “Ashes To Oceans” ~ The Mountain Will Fall (new) ~ Mass Appeal ~ 2016
3:12 am BadBadNotGood feat. Kaytranada ~ “Lavender” ~ IV (new) ~ Innovative Leisure ~ 2016
3:15 am Tangents ~ “Oberon” ~ Stateless (new) ~ Temporary Residence Ltd. ~ 2016
3:28 am Hydropark (local) ~ “Color Cluster” ~ Hydropark (new) ~ Syncro System ~ 2016
3:34 am Evan Haywood (local) ~ “She Has No Fear” ~ Ramshackles (new) ~ Black Ram Records ~ 2016
3:35 am Failed Flowers (local) ~ “Beautiful Shadow” ~ Failed Flowers (new) ~ 25 Diamonds ~ 2016
3:38 am The Cult of Lip ~ “Fog” ~ Right Now (new) ~ Mpls Ltd ~ 2016
3:42 am Joanna Gruesome ~ “Pretty Fucking Sick (Of It All)” ~ 7″ (new) ~ Slumberland ~ 2016
3:45 am Sannhet ~ “Short Life” ~ 2016 Adult Swim Singles Program (new) ~ Adult Swim ~ 2016
3:49 am GØGGS ~ “Smoke The Würm” ~ GØGGS (new) ~ In the Red ~ 2016
3:51 am Heliotropes ~ “Easy” ~ Over There That Way (new) ~ The End Records ~ 2016
3:55 am The Garbage and the Flowers ~ “Sandy Skies” ~ The Deep Niche (new) ~ Grapefruit ~ 1990s
3:58 am Ben Lukas Boysen ~ “Golden Times 1” ~ Spells (new) ~ Erased Tapes ~ 2016
Hour 3
4:06 am Beck ~ “I Just Started Hating Some People Today” ~ 7″ ~ Third Man ~ 2012
4:11 am Wolf Eyes (local) ~ “Dull Murder Two” ~ 7″ ~ Third Man ~ 2015
4:14 am Scharpling & Wurster ~ “We’re Newbridge, We’re Comin’ To Get Ya!” ~ Live At Third Man Records (new) ~ Third Man ~ 2016
4:18 am Ryan Huber ~ “Trinity” ~ Comoros (new) ~ Inam Records ~ 2016
4:19 am Neil Hamburger ~ “…More Jokes” ~ Live At Third Man Records ~ Third Man ~ 2012
4:26 am Snakepiss (local) ~ “Spooky Action/A Big Gold Coin With A Big Gold Star On It” ~ Knives (new) ~ Chambray Records ~ 2016
4:31 am Claire M. Singer ~ “A Different Place” ~ Solas (new) ~ Touch ~ 2016
4:37 am MV Carbon ~ “The Last Elk” ~ The Sun Will Turn On You (new) ~ Discombobulate ~ 2016
4:42 am Chrissy & Hawley ~ “Weekend” ~ Chrissy & Hawley (new) ~ The Nite Owl Diner ~ 2016
4:47 am Ata Kak ~ “Bome Nnwom” ~ Obaa Sima ~ Awesome Tapes From Africa ~ 1994
4:52 am DJ Zozi ~ “Mellow Vibe” ~ Mellow Vibe (new) ~ 1080p ~ 2016
4:57 am Peder Mannerfelt ~ “Perspectives” ~ Controlling Body (new) ~ Peder Mannerfelt ~ 2016
Hour 4
5:00 am Second Woman ~ “700358bc5” ~ Second Woman (new) ~ Spectrum Spools ~ 2016
5:04 am Container ~ “Vegetation” [preview clip… oops] ~ Vegetation (new) ~ Diagonal ~ 2016
5:05 am Bored Young Adults ~ “Shy Dancers on Bungalowdorf Beach” ~ Shy Dancers on Bungalowdorf Beach (new) ~ The Trilogy Tapes ~ 2016
5:13 am M.E.S.H. ~ “Damaged Merc” ~ Damaged Merc (new) ~ PAN ~ 2016
5:17 am Clark ~ “Mirage Trooper” ~ 2016 Adult Swim Singles Program (new) ~ Adult Swim ~ 2016
5:24 am Sky H1 ~ “Land” ~ Motion (new) ~ Codes/PAN ~ 2016
5:27 am Body-San ~ “Koko Chats Online” ~ Shining the Money Ball (new) ~ 1080p ~ 2016
5:35 am Huerco S. ~ “The Sacred Dance” ~ For Those Of You Who Have Never (And Also Those Who Have) (new) ~ Proibito ~ 2016
5:41 am H Takahashi ~ “Pipeline” ~ Body Trip (new) ~ Constellation Tatsu ~ 2016
5:44 am Ian William Craig ~ “Banking on the Activity of the Pieces” ~ Zugzwang For Fostex (new) ~ Patient Sounds Intl. ~ 2016
5:50 am Jherek Bischoff ~ “The Wolf” ~ Cistern (new) ~ Leaf ~ 2016
5:54 am Rick Parker and Li Daiguo ~ “Research Has Shown That Casting Spells Using Contemporary Social Media is Just as Effective as Chanting Over Cauldrons” ~ Free World Music (new) ~ Eleven Eleven ~ 2016

Crush Collision 7/14/16

July 15, 2016 at 12:39 am | Posted in Crush Collision | Leave a comment

Hour 1
10:01 pm MJ Guider ~ “Evencycle”
10:09 pm Bill Converse ~ “Warehouse Invocation”
10:18 pm Aphex Twin ~ “CIRKLON 1” [sorry to all the nerds I pissed off with my AllMusic review of this EP. except, not sorry at all.]
10:23 pm Synkro ~ “Changes (Legowelt Remix)”
10:28 pm Horsepower Productions ~ “Bak 2 NY”
10:32 pm Lancelot ~ “Lorikeets”
10:37 pm Sei A. & Will Samson ~ “Ancestors”
10:39 pm Generation Next ~ “Cascade”
10:44 pm 2030 ~ “In Aeternum (Luke Hess Remix)”
10:49 pm Mr Tophat & Art Alfie ~ “Skunk Silver”
10:53 pm PBR Streetgang ~ “12.32 (Fort Romeau Remix)”
10:56 pm Omar-S ~ “Muggy Detroit Heat (Mix By Norm Talley)”
Hour 2
11:01 pm Detroit Grand Pubahs v Ben Long ~ “Youth in Asia”
11:06 pm Mr. G ~ “Black Pepper Crab”
11:09 pm Orlando Voorn & Paty Pat ~ “Swing It”
11:12 pm Ian Pooley ~ “Hit N’ Run (Oskar Offermann Remix)”
11:16 pm Charlotte de Witte ~ “Enough”
11:21 pm Artefakt ~ “Sacrum”
11:24 pm Sebastian Mullaert ~ “Windmaker (Vakula Remix)”
11:29 pm Ancestral Voices ~ “Feathered Serpent (ASC & Sam KDC ‘Grey Area’ Remix)”
11:34 pm Christian Wünsch ~ “Cosmic Radiation”
11:37 pm Specta ~ “Obscure Surface”
11:42 pm Yotam Avni ~ “Tinofet”
11:46 pm Samuel L Session ~ “Crate Digger”
11:50 pm 2000 and One ~ “Prowler”
11:55 pm UNKNOT ~ “Corrosion”

The Cult of Lip: Right Now 7″ EP (Mpls Ltd, 2016)

July 13, 2016 at 11:28 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

The Cult of Lip: Right Now 7" EP

The Cult of Lip: Right Now 7″ EP

Flying saucer indie with gliding guitars and reverb-y vocals which is still punk enough to cram 5 tracks onto a 7″ (to be fair, “Afternoon” is just a brief synth glimmer in between two songs). Sounds dazed as hell, but still focused enough to tear through asteroids at breakneck speed. Every song tries out different warped guitar effects, with the B-side heading closer to MBV braintwisting. Super refreshing to hear something this wacked out and spacey but also incredibly energetic. You are going to listening to this right now over at Bandcamp.

Sote: 10in04 10″ (Repitch, 2016)

July 10, 2016 at 10:50 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Sote: 10in04 10"

Sote: 10in04 10″

14 years ago, Sote released “Electric Deaf”, one of the most brutal, alarming records Warp ever put out. He put out a few other records, including an album on Sub Rosa which was more in the modern classical realm. Lately he’s been releasing albums on labels like Opal Tapes and Morphine Records. This 10″ actually contains 2 early unreleased tracks from the ’90s. “Neuroenhancer” is a dark, distorted techno banger with pulverized melodies shining through the near-gabber blasts. “In Music I Trust” is evil drum’n’bass which isn’t quite broken enough to become breakcore, but it’s plenty distorted and chaotic. A voice keeps insisting “everything’s gonna be fine tonight”, but you’re not sure whether to believe him or not. Think of this as a timebomb that took 20 years to finally detonate.

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