Twigs & Yarn: Still Forms Drift CD-r (Eilean Rec., 2015)

July 19, 2015 at 9:01 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Twigs & Yarn: Still Forms Drift CD-r

Twigs & Yarn: Still Forms Drift CD-r

Austin-based duo Twigs & Yarn’s debut album on flau caught me by surprise when it came out in 2012. Its glitchy plunderphonic folk-pop sounded fresh and resonant, and non-album single “Yuurei” was even dreamier. Their second album is a limited CD-r release on Eilean Rec. and is a bit closer to pure ambient than their debut, but there’s still plenty of subtle field recordings interwoven with fragile electronically-enhanced folk songs. “In The Valley” is just super lovely. Some of the songs are loopy and rhythmic, and others get swept away into a lush, richly vegetated environment. Really incredible, I recommend this duo highly. The album’s sold out physically but it’s still available digitally on Bandcamp.

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Moongriffin: Glimpse of Future LP (Cartilage Osseux Records, 2015)

July 19, 2015 at 7:23 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Moongriffin: Glimpse of Future LP

Moongriffin: Glimpse of Future LP

Debut full-length from a Portland-based artist who has spend time in the Chicago jazz scene and has produced this impressive spacey electronic jazz album. Really fluid and abstract yet tightly controlled. Belongs in the same conversation as Dave Douglas’ recent collaboration with Shigeto or Justin Walter’s album on Kranky, or any of the jazzier excursions affiliated with Brainfeeder and the like. It clearly sounds like jazz, and can be enjoyed by open-minded jazz listeners of old, but it has a modern sensibility and adventurous production, and isn’t afraid to have glitchy electronics (such as “No End”) or hip-hop-influenced rhythms. The title track is the only one with vocals, which are kind of slowed and dirgey. Otherwise, it’s a really intriguing set of instrumental post-jazz explorations. Available on Bandcamp.

soundtrack: Different Drum (Gulcher, 2015)

July 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

soundtrack: Different Drum

soundtrack: Different Drum

No clue about this movie at all, but this soundtrack CD has some decent lo-fi rock, handmade pop, and cinematic indie. Hypocrite in a Hippy Crypt’s “The Town Crazies” is gentle, optimistic drum machine pop. The Hardy Tree’s “Around the Steeple” is more post-rock/contemporary classical, with spare layers of violin, acoustic guitars, pianos, electronics, and vocals. The Underground Youth’s tracks are dark solo goth rock. Del Mas Alla’s “Dreams” is hissy, sloppy, atmospheric lo-fi dream pop with alternately serene and noisy guitars and flat smashy drums. Ubi Escalona’s “We’re All Waiting For Something” is a pretty organ instrumental with a soft chiming melody. “Long Gone” by The Hardy Tree is a pretty waltz-time song that feels like tiptoeing through a mystical forest. Of the 3 Xray Eyeballs songs, “Broken Beds” is faster and thrashier and more fun. “Flying With the Swallows” by Ubi Escalona is a haunting instrumental with reversed melodies and birds chirping. Del Mas Alla’s “Our Times” is sloppy Oh Sees-like garage rock. Home Blitz’s “Perpetual Night” is tight Wire-like post-punk pop which ends with a brief “Stairway to Heaven” quote. Likewise, The Underground Youth’s “Crash (BSA Jam)” is slow solo boogie-rock which dips into “Sympathy For The Devil” a bit.

Noise Camp 21 @ MOCAD, 7/18/15

July 19, 2015 at 6:43 pm | Posted in Noise Camp, Photos | Leave a comment

Noise Camp was inside the MOCAD this year instead of outside at the Mobile Homestead because it rained a little bit. Even though there wasn’t a campfire it was still one of the most chaotic Noise Camps yet!

setting up

setting up


setting up

setting up


setting up

setting up


setting up

setting up


this year's program

this year’s program


this year's program

this year’s program


this year's program

this year’s program


Dawn of the Devil (Warren Defever)

Dawn of the Devil (Warren Defever)


Dawn of the Devil (Warren Defever)

Dawn of the Devil (Warren Defever)


Warren throwing cymbals around

Warren throwing cymbals around


Dawn of the Devil (Warren Defever)

Dawn of the Devil (Warren Defever)


repurposed Noise Camp/Time Stereo/HNIA shirts

repurposed Noise Camp/Time Stereo/HNIA shirts


nurses

nurses


witch crafts table

witch crafts table


bear behind a bush

bear behind a bush


very much looking forward to this show

very much looking forward to this show


Warren and Davin with a megaphone

Warren and Davin with a megaphone


camp haircuts (free)

camp haircuts (free)


Crim

Crim


Crim

Crim


Haunted

Haunted


Cauldron Borne setting up w/ Warren talking through a megaphone

Cauldron Borne setting up w/ Warren talking through a megaphone


Cauldron Borne (Tyler Hicks and Knox Mitchell) in place of Andrew Coltrane who fell off his motorcycle

Cauldron Borne (Tyler Hicks and Knox Mitchell) in place of Andrew Coltrane who fell off his motorcycle


Cauldron Borne (Tyler Hicks and Knox Mitchell)

Cauldron Borne (Tyler Hicks and Knox Mitchell)


Cauldron Borne (Tyler Hicks and Knox Mitchell)

Cauldron Borne (Tyler Hicks and Knox Mitchell)


Cauldron Borne (Tyler Hicks and Knox Mitchell)

Cauldron Borne (Tyler Hicks and Knox Mitchell)


Cauldron Borne (Tyler Hicks and Knox Mitchell)

Cauldron Borne (Tyler Hicks and Knox Mitchell)


Mrs. Davidson and Sienna Rise

Mrs. Davidson and Sienna Rise


Mrs. Davidson and Sienna Rise

Mrs. Davidson and Sienna Rise


Mrs. Davidson and Sienna Rise

Mrs. Davidson and Sienna Rise


Aaron Dilloway

Aaron Dilloway


Aaron Dilloway

Aaron Dilloway


Aaron Dilloway

Aaron Dilloway


Aaron Dilloway

Aaron Dilloway


Ethan Daniel Davidson singing campfire songs with no campfire

Ethan Daniel Davidson singing campfire songs with no campfire


Ethan Daniel Davidson

Ethan Daniel Davidson


Princess Dragonmom suddenly beginning their set

Princess Dragonmom suddenly beginning their set


Davin playing the Electric Bear

Davin playing the Electric Bear


green bush

green bush


green bush vs. robot bush

green bush vs. robot bush


more bush battling

more bush battling


I think the robot bush is dead

I think the robot bush is dead


they're both done for

they’re both done for


wait, green bush is rising

wait, green bush is rising


PDM is still making noise

PDM is still making noise


Princess Dragonmom

Princess Dragonmom


total destruction

total destruction


smashed watermelon

smashed watermelon


last gasp

last gasp


it's over

it’s over


the end

the end


bye Noise Camp

bye Noise Camp


Davin shouting and Warren eating the smashed watermelon

Davin shouting and Warren eating the smashed watermelon


what's left of the Electric Bear

what’s left of the Electric Bear


Warren and the smashed watermelon

Warren and the smashed watermelon

Pigeons @ Arbor Vitae, 7/17/15

July 19, 2015 at 5:25 pm | Posted in Photos | Leave a comment

Arbor Vitae

Arbor Vitae


wall of videos @ Arbor Vitae

wall of videos @ Arbor Vitae


Arbor Vitae

Arbor Vitae


Throwaway (featuring WCBN's Kirsten Carey)

Throwaway (featuring WCBN’s Kirsten Carey)


Throwaway (featuring WCBN's Kirsten Carey)

Throwaway (featuring WCBN’s Kirsten Carey)


Crystalline Roses

Crystalline Roses


Crystalline Roses

Crystalline Roses


Pigeons

Pigeons


Emm's interpretive dancing during Pigeons

Emm’s interpretive dancing during Pigeons


Emm's interpretive dancing during Pigeons

Emm’s interpretive dancing during Pigeons


Pigeons

Pigeons


Pigeons

Pigeons

Show #298 – 7/18/15

July 18, 2015 at 1:53 pm | Posted in The Answer Is In The Beat | Leave a comment

mic break music = Ed Special: Art Fare
3:01 AM Slotek ~ Bhavanamaya ~ 7 ~ WordSound Recordings
3:09 AM Assembler ~ Neo Shanghai Mainframe ~ Quantum Paths of Desire ~ Infinite Waves
3:15 AM Time Ghost ~ On Airs, Waters & Places ~ Cellular ~ Load
3:20 AM Amalgamated ~ Gynosome ~ Amalgamated ~ Aubjects
3:23 AM S. Araw “Trio” XI ~ Avial Flue ~ Gazebo Effect ~ Sun Ark
3:33 AM Moongriffin ~ No End ~ Glimpse of Future ~ Cartilage Oisseux Records
3:37 AM The Cocoon ~ While The Recording Engineer Sleeps ~ While The Recording Engineer Sleeps ~ Staubgold
3:42 AM Ben Lawless ~ Spring Fling ~ Friday Night For Life ~ Old Gold
3:45 AM Monogamy ~ Dim Your Lights ~ Demo 2015 ~ cdr
3:49 AM Del Mas Alla ~ Our Times ~ Different Drum soundtrack ~ Gulcher
3:51 AM Creeping Pink ~ Shadow People Don’t Care ~ Mirror Woods ~ Castle Face
3:54 AM Psychic Reality ~ Wet On Wet ~ Chassis ~ Intercoastal Artists
4:00 AM Venetian Snares ~ Your Face When I Finally ~ Your Face ~ Planet Mu
4:07 AM Miii ~ Madness Dinasour Core ~ YabaiKore! ~ Ragga Terror Front
4:11 AM RP Boo ~ I’m Laughing ~ Fingers, Bank Pads & Shoe Prints ~ Planet Mu
4:15 AM Our Love Will Destroy The World ~ Fuzz Legion Majesty ~ Carnivorous Rainbows ~ Ba Da Bing!
4:21 AM Omicron ~ Lunar Bloom ~ Plug In & Turn On X.2 ~ Instinct
4:33 AM Kara Lis Coverdale and LXV ~ Subfall (to) ~ Sirens ~ Umor Rex
4:39 AM OverScan ~ Terrorvision ~ Conscious ~ Constellation Tatsu
4:44 AM Multicast Dynamics ~ Hypnotism ~ Scape ~ Denovali
4:47 AM Human Mesh Dance ~ Wet Moon ~ Instinct Ambient ~ Instinct
4:53 AM Multicast Dynamics ~ Sinua ~ Aquatic System ~ Denovali
5:01 AM The Drum Club ~ Drums Are Dangerous (Hardkiss Remix) ~ Plug In & Turn On X.2 ~ Instinct
5:07 AM Lakker ~ Three Songs ~ Tundra ~ R&S
5:12 AM Panda Bear ~ Boys Latin (Andy Stott Remix) ~ PSVSGR Remixes EP ~ Domino
5:19 AM MG ~ Europa Hymn (Andy Stott Remix) ~ MG Remixed ~ Mute
5:26 AM Main Attrakionz ~ My Story ~ 808s & Dark Grapes III ~ Vapor
5:33 AM Mast ~ The Polytetrahedron ~ Omniverse: Verse 2 ~ Alpha Pup
5:38 AM Kone ~ Wandering ~ Yellowstone ~ New Los Angeles
5:40 AM King ~ Low End Crew Connect ~ Let Flavor Manifest ~ Alpha Pup
5:43 AM Knxwledge ~ demskreets.fekts ~ Hud Dreems ~ Stones Throw
5:45 AM Sonic Youth ~ Shadow of a Doubt ~ EVOL ~ Goofin’
5:49 AM Pigeons ~ Summer For Mary Ann ~ The Bower ~ MIE Music
5:54 AM White Poppy ~ Aurora ~ Natural Phenomena ~ Not Not Fun

Crush Collision 7/16/15

July 16, 2015 at 11:41 pm | Posted in Crush Collision | Leave a comment

Crush Collision 7/16/15
10:03 PM Kiasmos ~ Held (Dauwd Remix)
10:09 PM Maribou State feat. Pedestrian ~ The Clown (John Beltran Remix)
10:12 PM Romare ~ Rainbow (Club)
10:18 PM Eric Copeland ~ Bobby Strong (Anthony Naples Remix)
10:23 PM Howling ~ Stole The Night (Midland Remix)
10:26 PM Malcolm ~ Crushing [i dropped this one onto the deck that was already playing, sorry for the awful segue!]
10:32 PM Sinfol ~ Intra
10:37 PM Paul Mac ~ Live Bleep Edit
10:40 PM Lakker ~ Mountain Divide
10:46 PM Terminal 11 ~ Tracing Structures
10:49 PM Matrixxman ~ Network Failure
10:52 PM Dwn Cx ~ Calamus
10:56 PM µ-Ziq ~ Mucky Puppy

Swirlies @ UFO Factory, 7/13/15

July 14, 2015 at 11:01 pm | Posted in Photos | Leave a comment

Darkred

Darkred


Hydropark

Hydropark


Hydropark

Hydropark


Hydropark

Hydropark


Hydropark

Hydropark


Swirlies

Swirlies


Swirlies

Swirlies


Swirlies

Swirlies

Circuit des Yeux @ UFO Factory, 7/9/15

July 12, 2015 at 10:31 pm | Posted in Photos | Leave a comment

current art exhibit @ UFO Factory

current art exhibit @ UFO Factory


current art exhibit @ UFO Factory

current art exhibit @ UFO Factory


Roadmaster

Roadmaster


Christopher Bissonnette

Christopher Bissonnette


Circuit des Yeux (w/ Ryan Jewell on drums)

Circuit des Yeux (w/ Ryan Jewell on drums)


Circuit des Yeux (w/ Ryan Jewell on drums)

Circuit des Yeux (w/ Ryan Jewell on drums)

Show #297 – 7/11/15

July 11, 2015 at 2:06 pm | Posted in The Answer Is In The Beat | Leave a comment

3:01 AM Pigeons ~ Foxglove ~ The Bower ~ MIE Music
3:08 AM Part Time ~ Virgo’s Maze ~ Virgo’s Maze ~ Burger Records
3:12 AM Westkust ~ Easy ~ Last Forever ~ Luxury/Run For Cover
3:16 AM Creeping Pink ~ By This River Again ~ Mirror Woods ~ Castle Face
3:19 AM Circuit des Yeux ~ In The Late Afternoon ~ In Plain Speech ~ Thrill Jockey
3:23 AM Christopher Bissonnette ~ Uniformity is Undesirable ~ Essays In Idleness ~ Kranky
3:29 AM Helm ~ Olympic Mess ~ Olympic Mess ~ Pan
3:35 AM Charles Cohen ~ Beirut ~ Brother I Prove You Wrong ~ Morphine Records
3:41 AM Portopia ’81 ~ Sparkling Constellation ~ Jet Stream ~ Constellation Tatsu
3:45 AM Konntinent ~ 3 of 8 of 4 ~ All Lines Lead In ~ Serein
3:52 AM Julia Holter ~ Feel You ~ Have You In My Wilderness ~ Domino
3:56 AM Goblin Rebirth ~ Back in 74 ~ Goblin Rebirth ~ Relapse
4:01 AM Matrixxman ~ Packard Plant ~ Homesick ~ Ghostly International
4:05 AM DJ W3C ~ The Nostromo ~ 2015Q2 EP ~ Car Crash Set
4:09 AM DJ Rashad featuring Gant-Man ~ Cause I Know U Feel ~ 6613 ~ Hyperdub
4:13 AM Jones ~ You ~ Indulge ~ 37 Adventures
4:18 AM Kamasi Washington ~ Miss Understanding ~ The Epic ~ Brainfeeder
4:26 AM Dave Douglas ~ First Things First ~ High Risk ~ Greenleaf Music
4:31 AM Ryan Huber ~ Battle of the Cedars ~ Astor ~ Inam Records
4:34 AM Art of Ballistics ~ Run With the Widows ~ REX 84 ~ Lowatt
4:38 AM Panda Bear ~ Mr Noah (Container Remix) ~ PVSGR Remixes EP ~ Domino
4:42 AM German Army ~ Oolitic Hematite ~ Taushiro ~ Weird Ear
4:45 AM Uniform ~ Lost Causes ~ Perfect World ~ 12XU
4:51 AM Shokazulu ~ Pie ~ 12″ ~ 2000 Black
4:56 AM Ramones ~ I’m Against It ~ Road To Ruin ~ Sire
5:00 AM Chris Brokaw ~ Skating Under Glass, Living Like A King ~ The Periscope Twins ~ 12XU
5:22 AM Flying Saucer Attack ~ There But Not There ~ Chorus ~ Drag City
5:29 AM Ken Camden ~ Time Ben ~ Dream Memory ~ Kranky
5:34 AM White Poppy ~ Exotic Realms ~ Natural Phenomena ~ Not Not Fun
5:39 AM Vaadat Charigim ~ Neshel ~ Sinking As a Stone ~ Anova/Burger Records
5:49 AM Evan Caminiti ~ Curtains ~ Meridian ~ Thrill Jockey
5:55 AM Gossamer ~ 3d Relief ~ Automaton ~ Innovative Leisure

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