Crush Collision 3/12/15

March 13, 2015 at 9:17 am | Posted in Crush Collision | Leave a comment

Hour 1
10:01 PM Childproof Man ~ Who’s Been Meaning To
10:09 PM Aphex Twin ~ With My Family
10:11 PM Autechre ~ Outpt
10:17 PM Max Cooper ~ Resonant Expanse
10:23 PM Sagat [not the “Funk Dat” guy] ~ Satellite
10:27 PM Ricardo Villalobos ~ Fizheuer Zieheuer
10:51 PM Mau’lin ~ Visitor
10:54 PM Brian Mayhall ~ Your Name (Public Address Remix)
10:58 PM Victor Santana ~ CV1 & CV2
Hour 2
11:05 PM Window ~ Stasis II
11:07 PM Stave ~ Hardened Chord (Regis Remix)
11:11 PM Lucy ~ Rema Rema Canoero
11:18 PM Tripeo ~ Anipintiros #7 (Blawan Remix)
11:22 PM Violet Poison ~ Midnight Conversation With The Beyond
11:27 PM Zadig ~ The 700 Steps Of Sleep
11:34 PM Answer Code Request ~ Breathe
11:38 PM Call Super ~ Acephale II
11:43 PM Ctrls ~ X.Y
11:48 PM Eschaton ~ Degenerate
11:52 PM Ninos Du Brasil ~ Clelia Clelia

Ryan Huber megapost

March 8, 2015 at 2:29 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Ryan Huber: Four Pic

Ryan Huber: Four Pic

Inam Records can be hard to keep up with, currently numbering at 150 releases, almost all of which are extremely limited CD-r releases. There’s a few Bandcamp pages collecting some of the releases (try Ryan Huber and Olekranon for starters) but I think there’s other releases that aren’t online anymore. The label’s sound has ranged from post-rock to Godflesh/Scorn-like industrial to black metal-influenced noise to dark ambient. These newest Huber releases tend to be droning rhythmic noise with organ and occasional forays into techno-ish beats. Last year an extremely limited lathe-cut 7″ single called “Four Pi” was released. “Cassara” is noisy drone with pulsating organ. “Four Pi” isn’t as noisy and has a beat thumping in the background. Both are excellent. The release is available on Bandcamp as a full 7-track EP. “Quirin” drones for almost 10 minutes of dark cinematic doom, and “Sultan” stops to observe some harsh textures. “Lewisite” starts off with such a bizarre, oblong crunching rhythmic machine pattern, but then it gets quieter and builds up another buzzing rhythmic pattern. “Hamdan” has more bizarre choked rhythms and organ swells. “Process” is a more calm piece, but there’s still some rustling feedback noise in the background and a stumbling beat towards the end.

Ryan Huber: Empress

Ryan Huber: Empress

Empress takes a longer, more minimal approach, with the title track clocking in at 23 minutes and “Hamdai” at almost 13. “Empress” takes over 10 minutes building up a vibrating static loop, then switches to something quieter and builds up more sounds, eventually landing at a soft rhythm and flickering sounds similar to the earlier half. “Hamdai” isn’t as rhythmic, focusing on dark, dusty organ drone for its duration, but with strange sounds emanating underneath that add variation.

Ryan Huber: Akharon

Ryan Huber: Akharon

Akharon (not on Bandcamp, yet) is the newest one. This one has 4 tracks, mostly over the 10 minute mark, and mostly contain buzzy rhythmic noise drone. “Akharon” takes a long time to build into something rhythmic, with some very subtle elements being worked in and out, and the main sound phasing after around 8 minutes, until some other ones take over. “Countenance” is much calmer, with organ drone and softly bumping beats. Halfway through, some distorted guitar comes in for a bit, then fades away, and then a distorted loop comes in and it gets really intense and jawdropping for the last couple minutes. “Jesuits” is a much more rhythmic, flickering, techno-influenced track, although the upfront beat fades out after 5 minutes and it takes a bit for another flickering pulse to emerge. “Artifice” is a shorter dark noisy drone track with a very sudden-death ending. All are amazing, of course.

Dark Sunny Land: s/t LP (One Hand Records, 2015)

March 8, 2015 at 1:28 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Dark Sunny Land: s/t LP

Dark Sunny Land: s/t LP

This Boston artist makes drone music that taps into the essence of the zoniest, most out-there Krautrock (Popol Vuh, Kluster, non-arpeggio Tangerine Dream), with singing bowls, sparse keyboards and effects. “High Water All Around” has swirling ambience and eventually gets into a rhythm with some of the bells and other percussion sounds that are mysteriously making sounds in the ether. “Time Out Of Mind” has a fuller, more tense sound, with lots of buzzing delay, lonely guitar notes and gong. “Kangaroo Daydream” is more light and shimmering, with a simple pattern of guitar notes dancing through warm drone. Definitely sunny, but not warm enough to melt all this damn ice.

Weasel Walter & Chris Pitsiokos: Drawn and Quartered LP (One Hand Records, 2015)

March 8, 2015 at 1:00 pm | Posted in Reviews | 1 Comment

Weasel Walter & Chris Pitsiokos: Drawn and Quartered LP

Weasel Walter & Chris Pitsiokos: Drawn and Quartered LP

Noise-jazz-core drummer legend Weasel Walter presents a second collaboration with young sax shredder Chris Pitsiokos. The 3 tracks here (“Hanged”, “Drawn” and “Quartered”) waste no time getting into full squeaky-squonky-splattery mode, with jagged, convulsing rhythms and scribbly sax lines. The drums run the gamut from grindcore kickdrums to toms and woodblocks, and odd twisting and scraping sounds. “Quartered” is the longest (22 minutes) and most sporadic of the tracks, allowing a lot more space in between energy bursts, but it also introduces some different, somewhat comical sounds into the mix.

Max Cooper and Tom Hodge: Artefact EP (Fields Records, 2015)

March 8, 2015 at 12:34 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Max Cooper and Tom Hodge: Artefact EP

Max Cooper and Tom Hodge: Artefact EP

Max Cooper has been putting out minimal/tech-house 12″s for years on labels like Traum Schallplatten, but his recent work, particularly on the Fields label, has been showing a much different, more expansive side of his music. Similar to Jon Hopkins, the tracks on this EP step away from strictly 4/4 club tracks and towards glitchy IDM sound design and cinematic orchestral arrangements. “Remnants” has ever-shifting clicky beats and echo-shrouded pianos. “Teotihuacan Part 2” is straight-up classical, with sparse pianos and strings. “Resonant Expanse” is a 9-minute epic and the closest to straightforward dance music here, with a galloping beat and distorted, decaying synths that sound more than anything like a slightly less abrasive version of Autechre’s “Outpt”. The beats eventually settle into 4/4 for a bit during the last few minutes before letting go and letting the music drift away. Really impressive.

Shana Falana: Set Your Lightning Fire Free (Team Love, 2015)

March 8, 2015 at 11:54 am | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Shana Falana: Set Your Lightning Fire Free

Shana Falana: Set Your Lightning Fire Free

I can’t remember exactly how I came across Shana Falana’s music, but I definitely remember hearing something a few years ago that piqued my interest. This does the neo-dream-pop thing pretty well. The longer tracks tend to be slower and more spaced out, but there’s plenty of shorter, more uptempo, more concise tracks. The vocals on “Go” sound strikingly like M.I.A., suggesting what would happen if she joined a dream-pop band. “Anything” has a dancey rhythm and a sort of vaguely Middle Eastern sounding synth melody, lending an air of mysticism. “Know Ur Mine” is another urgent, uptempo sing, with repetitive lyrics about mind control. “That Girl” is another song with more overtly poppy vocals. The songs here do tend to get repetitive at times, but they have a solid dream-pop sound that emphasizes both the dream and pop sides. Older albums are available for free download at Bandcamp.

Show #281 – 3/7/15

March 7, 2015 at 1:34 pm | Posted in The Answer Is In The Beat | Leave a comment

3:02 AM Max Cooper and Tom Hodge ~ Resonant Expanse ~ Artefact ~ Fields Records
3:12 AM Dark Sunny Land ~ High Water All Around ~ Dark Sunny Land ~ One Hand
3:25 AM Ryan Huber ~ Jesuits ~ Akharon ~ Inam Records
3:35 AM Panda Bear ~ Boys Latin (Andy Stott Remix) ~ mp3 ~ Soundcloud
3:41 AM Newbody ~ 2 Much of U (D/P/I Remix) ~ Think! ~ Interscape
3:45 AM μ-Ziq ~ Tab Clear N’Vectif ~ mp3 ~ Soundcloud
3:51 AM FaltyDL ~ Rolling (μ-Ziq Remix) ~ ///|\||\\\\ ~ Ninja Tune
3:55 AM Production Unit Xero ~ Geode ~ Neon ~ Component
4:00 AM Celer ~ In Plum And Magenta ~ Sky Limits ~ Baskaru
4:02 AM Eartheater ~ Homonyms ~ Metalepsis ~ Hausu Mountain
4:07 AM Leandro Fresco ~ La Nueva Orden ~ El Reino Invisible ~ Kompakt Pop Ambient
4:09 AM Driftmachine ~ Rungler Statik ~ Eis Heauton ~ Umor Rex
4:17 AM NHK ~ Ch.10 ~ Program ~ Line
4:20 AM Ricardo Donoso ~ Matutinum ~ Saravá Exu ~ Denovali
4:25 AM Sebastien Roux ~ Variation 5 ~ Inevitable Music #1 ~ Future Audio Graphics
4:31 AM Rob Mazurek ~ side B ~ Alternate Moon Cycles ~ International Anthem Recording Co.
4:38 AM tik///tik ~ Lisa Radio ~ No Children ~ Deathbomb Arc
4:42 AM Crowhurst ~ Judgement (Remixed by Thoabath of Sutekh Hexen) ~ Judgement – The Remixes ~ Bandcamp
4:45 AM Zke ~ Guard Dog On A Missile Base, No. 1 ~ Death of Miriam ~ Personal Archives
4:51 AM Dali’s Aardvark ~ Blitzkrieg Of Angels ~ split cd-r w/ Snowfeeder, Solemkin & WeAreAllSlaves ~ Placenta Recordings
4:57 AM Graham Repulski ~ Rubes ~ Maple Stag ~ self-released
5:00 AM Malevolent Alien Being ~ Occulted Moon ~ Progeny From Yuggoth ~ Placenta Recordings
5:06 AM Weasel Walter & Chris Pitsiokos ~ Hanged ~ Drawn and Quartered ~ One Hand
5:13 AM -bØb- ~ Devils Dance ~ The Technical Academy Plays -bØb- ~ Fixture Records
5:15 AM Cybotron ~ R-9 (Instrumental) ~ Enter (2LP reissue) ~ Fantasy/Decision
5:20 AM Future Brown ~ Asbestos ~ Future Brown ~ Warp
5:24 AM Snow Ghosts ~ On Knives ~ A Wrecking ~ Houndstooth
5:27 AM Stage Hands ~ Stage Hands ~ Stage Hands ~ My Idea Of Fun
5:31 AM Koenraad Ecker ~ Zerkalo ~ Sleepwalkers In A Cold Circus ~ Line
5:39 AM Dan Deacon ~ Meme Generator ~ Gliss Riffer ~ Domino
5:44 AM Public Service Broadcasting ~ The Other Side ~ The Race for Space ~ Test Card Recordings
5:50 AM A Place To Bury Strangers ~ What We Don’t See ~ Transfixiation ~ Dead Oceans
5:53 AM Evans the Death ~ Idiot Button ~ Expect Delays ~ Slumberland
5:56 AM King Woman ~ Burn ~ Doubt ~ The Flenser

Local Music Show 3/4/15

March 5, 2015 at 9:18 am | Posted in Local Music Show | Leave a comment

Hour 1
9:01 PM Dirtbombs ~ Livin’ For The City ~ Ultraglide In Black ~ In The Red
9:03 PM Danny Kroha ~ Walking Boss ~ Angels Watching Over Me ~ Third Man
9:08 PM Nausea Valley ~ Lately I’ve Been Thinking About Leaving And Never Coming Back ~ Blood On The Spaceship ~ Toothless Eyeball Records
9:09 PM Jib Kidder ~ Dozens ~ Teaspoon To The Ocean ~ Weird World
9:12 PM Saturday Looks Good To Me ~ Labcoat ~ Sound on Sound ~ Redder Records
9:14 PM His Name Is Alive ~ Lip ~ Rare Tracks In The Snow ~ Time Stereo
9:17 PM Godzuki ~ Gleason Rocket ~ 7″ ~ March Records
9:20 PM Hydropark ~ Impostors, Fabricators, Certain Characters ~ mp3 ~ Soundcloud
9:24 PM Aaron Dilloway ~ side B track 1 ~ The Beauty Bath ~ Hanson
9:35 PM Kim Fowley’s Psychedelic Dogs ~ Death ~ Detroit Invasion ~ The End Is Here
9:38 PM Death ~ You’re A Prisoner ~ For The Whole World To See ~ Drag City
9:40 PM Destroy All Monsters ~ You’re Gonna Die ~ 7″ ~ IDBI Records
9:43 PM The Crooks ~ Gotta Get Away ~ The Crooks ~ Deroit Cosmic Sounds
9:48 PM In Tall Buildings ~ Flare Gun (City Center Remix Featuring Dina Bankole) ~ mp3 ~ Soundcloud
9:52 PM Secret Twins ~ Syracuse ~ split 7″ w/ Deadbeat Beat ~ Sneaky Eurekas
9:55 PM Swimsuit ~ At The Falls ~ Swimsuit ~ Speakertree
Hour 2
10:00 PM Aaron Dilloway ~ side B track 2 ~ The Beauty Bath ~ Hanson
10:04 PM Billowing ~ Directional Flaw ~ mp3 ~ Soundcloud
10:09 PM Storm Ross ~ Frost’s Howl ~ The Green Realm ~ Fengrosso Music
10:17 PM City Center ~ Cops Don’t Care ~ 7″ ~ M’Lady’s Records
10:20 PM Fred Thomas ~ Cops Don’t Care Pt. II ~ All Are Saved ~ Polyvinyl
10:22 PM Odd Clouds ~ side A track 4 ~ Deceiving Illusion ~ Not Not Fun
10:32 PM Aaron Dilloway ~ side A track 1 ~ Beauty Bath ~ Hanson
10:35 PM Cybotron ~ Cosmic Cars ~ Enter ~ Fantasy
10:39 PM Drexciya ~ Nautilus 12 ~ Deep Sea Dweller ~ Shockwave Records
10:43 PM The Other People Place ~ Lifestyles Of The Casual ~ Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café ~ Warp
10:47 PM DBX ~ Baby Judy ~ Rare And Unreleased ~ Accelerate
10:55 PM Flexitone ~ Moist ~ State Of The Union EP ~ Spectral Sound

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