Show #375 – 12/31/16 – BEST OF 2016

December 31, 2016 at 2:18 pm | Posted in The Answer Is In The Beat | Leave a comment

Hour 1
2:00 am Forma ~ “Maxwell’s Demon” ~ Physicalist ~ Kranky ~ 2016
2:07 am Hydropark (local) ~ “Imposters, Fabricators, Certain Characters” ~ Hydropark ~ Syncro System ~ 2016
2:10 am Storm Ross (local) ~ “Lamentation” ~ Welcome, Sunshine ~ Satellite Records ~ 2016
2:14 am Monogamy (local) ~ “Low Morale” ~ Semifloral ~ Almost Halloween Time/Citizen of the World/Side Wound Worship ~ 2016
2:16 am Failed Flowers (local) ~ “Coke Floats” ~ Failed Flowers ~ 25 Diamonds ~ 2016
2:19 am Stef Chura (local) ~ “Slow Motion” ~ split EP w/ Anna Burch ~ Palm Tapes ~ 2016
2:22 am Rebel Kind (local) ~ “Everything You Said Was Just A Lie” ~ Just For Fools ~ Urinal Cake ~ 2016
2:23 am Tyvek (local) ~ “Can’t Exist” ~ Origin of What ~ In the Red ~ 2016
2:25 am The Intended (local) ~ “Desperation” ~ Time Will Tell ~ In the Red ~ 2016
2:29 am His Name Is Alive (local) ~ “Calling All Believers” ~ Patterns of Light ~ London London ~ 2016
2:33 am Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne Ciani ~ “A New Day [excerpt]” ~ Sunergy ~ Rvng Intl ~ 2016
2:39 am Real Numbers ~ “Just So Far Away” ~ Wordless Wonder ~ Slumberland ~ 2016
2:41 am Graham Repulski ~ “White Leper” ~ High On Mt. Misery ~ self-released ~ 2016
2:44 am Pinkshinyultrablast ~ “The Cherry Pit” ~ Grandfeathered ~ Club AC30 ~ 2016
2:49 am Pale Dian ~ “In a Day” ~ Narrow Birth ~ Manifesto ~ 2016
2:55 am The Body ~ “Two Snakes” ~ No One Deserves Happiness ~ Thrill Jockey ~ 2016
Hour 2
3:00 am Naked ~ “Slow” ~ Zone ~ LuckyMe ~ 2016
3:02 am MV Carbon ~ “’Til I Get It Straight” ~ The Sun Will Turn On You ~ Discombobulate ~ 2016
3:06 am Matchess ~ “The Wind” ~ The Rafter ~ Monofonus Press ~ 2016
3:10 am Carla dal Forno ~ “Fast Moving Cars” ~ You Know What It’s Like ~ Blackest Ever Black ~ 2016
3:13 am Umberto ~ “White Night” ~ Alienation ~ Not Not Fun ~ 2016
3:17 am Camp Candle ~ “The Birthday Circle” ~ ERE ~ self-released ~ 2016
3:21 am Devata Daun ~ “I’ve Been Here Before” ~ Look ~ Pytch Records ~ 2016
3:24 am Abra ~ “Crybaby” ~ Princess ~ True Panther Sounds ~ 2016
3:29 am Negative Gemini ~ “Don’t Worry Bout the Fuck I’m Doing” ~ Body Work ~ 100% Electronica ~ 2016
3:32 am Botany ~ “Burning from the Edges Inward” ~ Deepak Verbera ~ Western Vinyl ~ 2016
3:40 am Sally Shapiro ~ “If You Ever Wanna Change Your Mind” ~ 7″ ~ Fika Recordings ~ 2016
3:44 am Weyes Blood ~ “Do You Need My Love” ~ Front Row Seat to Earth ~ Mexican Summer ~ 2016
3:50 am BadBadNotGood feat. Sam Herring ~ “Time Moves Slow” ~ IV ~ Innovative Leisure ~ 2016
3:54 am Linda Guilala ~ “Fobia Social II” ~ Psiconáutica ~ Elefant ~ 2016
3:57 am Anthony Child ~ “Nine Personality Type Map” ~ Electronic Recordings from Maui Jungle Vol 2 ~ Editions Mego ~ 2016
Hour 3
4:02 am A Tribe Called Quest ~ “Black Spasmodic” ~ We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service ~ Epic ~ 2016
4:05 am Skepta feat. Novelist ~ “Lyrics” ~ Konnichiwa ~ Boy Better Know ~ 2016
4:07 am Danny Brown (local) ~ “Pneumonia” ~ Atrocity Exhibition ~ Warp ~ 2016
4:11 am clipping. ~ “All Black” ~ Splendor & Misery ~ Sub Pop ~ 2016
4:17 am Clams Casino ~ “Blast” ~ 32 Levels ~ Columbia ~ 2016
4:19 am AGF ~ “Snowden” ~ Kon​:​3p>UTION to: e​[​VOL​]​ution ~ AGF Producktion ~ 2016
4:23 am Rabit & Dedekind Cut ~ “R&D-iv” ~ R&D ~ Ninja Tune ~ 2016
4:26 am Lone ~ “Triple Helix” ~ Levitate ~ R&S ~ 2016
4:31 am Steve Hauschildt ~ “Same River Twice” ~ Strands ~ Kranky ~ 2016
4:37 am Suzi Analogue ~ “Don’t Clock NN” ~ Zonez V.2 ~ Never Normal ~ 2016
4:39 am Benny Boeldt ~ “Phone Call” ~ 8 of Cups ~ Carpark ~ 2016
4:42 am Thug Entrancer ~ “Tight Lean (Perispirit Mix)” ~ Arcology ~ Software ~ 2016
4:46 am Oval ~ “my” ~ Popp ~ Uovooo ~ 2016
4:50 am Autechre ~ “feed1” ~ elseq 1-5 ~ Warp ~ 2016
Hour 4
5:01 am The Orb ~ “5th Dimensions” ~ COW / Chill Out, World! ~ Kompakt ~ 2016
5:06 am Second Woman ~ “100407jd7” ~ Second Woman ~ Spectrum Spools ~ 2016
5:10 am Kindohm ~ “RISC Chip” ~ RISC Chip ~ Conditional ~ 2016
5:14 am Five Star Hotel (local) ~ “Out of Myself (Absolution)” ~ Body Absolution ~ Visual Disturbances ~ 2016
5:19 am Machine Girl ~ “Ohio3” ~ split tape w/ Five Star Hotel ~ Visual Disturbances/Emergency Tapes ~ 2016
5:21 am Khrysalis (local) ~ “Celebrate The Night” ~ File Dump Error ~ TRASHFUCK Records ~ 2016
5:25 am Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein ~ “A Kiss” ~ Stranger Things Vol. 1 ~ Lakeshore ~ 2016
5:26 am S U R V I V E ~ “Wardenclyffe” ~ RR7349 ~ Relapse ~ 2016
5:31 am Huerco S. ~ “On the Embankment” ~ For Those Of You Who Have Never (And Also Those Who Have) ~ Proibito ~ 2016
5:37 am Andrew Tuttle ~ “Leaderboard” ~ Fantasy League ~ Someone Good ~ 2016
5:39 am Cruel Boyz ~ “Umeqo Emagqomini (dub mix)” ~ Gqom Oh! The Sound of Durban ~ Gqom Oh! ~ 2016
5:45 am Jefre Cantu-Ledesma ~ “Love’s Refrain” ~ In Summer ~ Geographic North ~ 2016
5:53 am Swans ~ “Finally, Peace” ~ The Glowing Man ~ Young God ~ 2016

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Crush Collision 12/29/16 – BEST OF 2016

December 30, 2016 at 12:52 am | Posted in Crush Collision | Leave a comment

3-hour Best of 2016 special mix!
Hour 1
9:01 pm Andy Stott ~ “On My Mind”
9:06 pm Toulouse Low Trax ~ “Rushing Into Water”
9:12 pm Dylan Cameron ~ “Difficult Floor”
9:14 pm Roman Flügel ~ “Dust”
9:18 pm Florian Kupfer ~ “Being Me”
9:23 pm Frak ~ “Sudden Haircut”
9:27 pm Khotin ~ “Baikal Acid”
9:32 pm Sage Caswell ~ “All of Gardens”
9:34 pm Innsyter ~ “Cut Eleven”
9:36 pm AshTreJinkins ~ “She is Gonna Be Here Soon”
9:37 pm Kaytranada ~ “Track Uno”
9:40 pm xxxy ~ “(We Have to) Make Things Better”
9:44 pm Mr. Fingers ~ “Qwazars”
9:48 pm Studio OST ~ “ITCZ”
9:50 pm Throwing Shade ~ “Marble Air”
9:53 pm Kedr Livanskiy ~ “Razrushitelniy Krug”
9:56 pm Gold Panda ~ “Blown (Out)”
9:59 pm Matt Karmil ~ “AF”
Hour 2
10:02 pm Metrist ~ “Sometimes Rubix Cubes”
10:06 pm Omar-S ~ “Smash”
10:10 pm MGUN ~ “Bed & Breakfast”
10:14 pm Nautiluss ~ “Alphaville”
10:18 pm Monoloc ~ “Phoenix”
10:23 pm Jeff Mills ~ “Tri-Angularism”
10:26 pm Gnork ~ “Big Dipper”
10:28 pm Negative Gemini ~ “Rollercoaster”
10:31 pm Jonny Oso ~ “Get Out of My House”
10:36 pm Annanan ~ “Gone”
10:41 pm Max Graef ~ “Winkelrose”
10:43 pm DJ Zozi ~ “Zozi Theme”
10:48 pm Africans with Mainframes ~ “Anachronistic”
10:54 pm Hieroglyphic Being ~ “Crocodile Skin”
10:58 pm Porter Ricks ~ “Shadow Boat”
Hour 3
11:03 pm Demdike Stare “Hardnoise”
11:13 pm Juan Atkins & Moritz von Oswald present Borderland ~ “Riod”
11:18 pm Floorplan ~ “Music”
11:24 pm Bjarki ~ “Here It Comes Can You Feel It 92 Hoover 2” [easily the best song title of the year]
11:28 pm Lone ~ “Vapour Trail”
11:31 pm Clouds ~ “Fallout”
11:35 pm Via App ~ “Con Artist”
11:40 pm Perc & Randomer ~ “Igneous”
11:44 pm Struction ~ “Warrior”
11:48 pm Minor Science ~ “Naturally Spineless”
11:53 pm A Sagittariun ~ “Chapter & Verse”
11:55 pm Etch ~ “Untitled Hardcore #3”

Show #374 – 12/28/16 – BEST OF 2016

December 28, 2016 at 9:57 pm | Posted in The Answer Is In The Beat | Leave a comment

Best of 2016 show, filling in for Beat the Bezoar.

Hour 1
7:03 pm Andy Stott ~ “Butterflies” ~ Too Many Voices ~ Modern Love ~ 2016
7:06 pm New Rome ~ “Beginning” ~ Nowhere ~ Room40 ~ 2016
7:12 pm Amnesia Scanner ~ “AS Chingy” ~ AS ~ Young Turks ~ 2016
7:14 pm WWWINGS ~ “Affliction” ~ Meta 7″ ~ Infinite Machine ~ 2016
7:16 pm Datach’i ~ “Waveguiding” ~ System ~ Timesig ~ 2016
7:20 pm Venetian Snares ~ “Can’t Vote for Yourself v1” ~ Traditional Synthesizer Music ~ Timesig ~ 2016
7:24 pm Eva Weishaupt ~ “Rex” ~ Patriot ~ H.V.R.F. Central Command ~ 2016
7:28 pm Demdike Stare ~ “Sourcer” ~ Wonderland ~ Modern Love ~ 2016
7:33 pm Somatic Responses ~ “Life Cycle” ~ Folding Space ~ Hymen ~ 2016
7:38 pm D/P/I ~ “Pattern/WAYTA?” ~ Composer ~ Shelter Press ~ 2016
7:43 pm patten ~ “Sonne” ~ Ψ ~ Warp ~ 2016
7:48 pm Equiknoxx ~ “Timebird” ~ Bird Sound Power ~ DDS ~ 2016
7:51 pm DVA ~ [Hi:Emotions] ~ “FD14” ~ NOTU_URONLINEU ~ Hyperdub ~ 2016
7:54 pm Roly Porter ~ “Mass” ~ Third Law ~ Tri Angle ~ 2016
Hour 2
8:00 pm Variant ~ “Sequential Sleep [Granular Mix] [excerpt]” ~ Sequential Sleep ~ Echospace [Detroit] ~ 2016
8:04 pm Paul Jebanasam ~ “search another 3Hφ˙ = lose you i), place i=0 doubt I V (φ) am ∝ exp( √ 16π to meet you again pm² P φ” ~ Continuum ~ Subtext ~ 2016
8:19 pm Fis ~ “CMB Inna” ~ From Patterns to Details ~ Subtext ~ 2016
8:26 pm Moby ~ “LA1 [excerpt]” ~ Long Ambients 1: Calm. Sleep. ~ self-released ~ 2016
8:30 pm Ian William Craig ~ “A Circle Without Having to Curve” ~ Centres ~ 130701/FatCat ~ 2016
8:40 pm Grouper ~ “I’m Clean Now” ~ Paradise Valley 7″ ~ Yellow Electric ~ 2016
8:43 pm MJ Guider ~ “Lit Negative” ~ Precious Systems ~ Kranky ~ 2016
8:48 pm Troller ~ “Nothing” ~ Graphic ~ Holodeck ~ 2016
8:56 pm ARIISK ~ “Lost Life” ~ Fatal Errors ~ SCRAPES ~ 2016

Getto Soul: Phenom X (Pastel Voids, 2016)

December 24, 2016 at 4:57 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Getto Soul: Phenom X

Getto Soul: Phenom X

The artist otherwise known as Jock Club throws down something in between jungle and pumped-up garage house. There’s some choppy breaks and heavy bass, and it all sounds pretty big and tough, but the tracks are most definitely built for DJs. They aren’t too long, usually, but other than some sludgy intros here and there, they mostly get to the beats, and feel like building blocks rather than complete statements. They’re solid blocks, though, delivering the ruffness and getting out of the way to do damage in a different way. Free download on Bandcamp.

Show #373 – 12/24/16

December 24, 2016 at 1:31 pm | Posted in The Answer Is In The Beat | Leave a comment

Hour 1
2:01 am The Qualities ~ “It’s Christmas Time” ~ Sun Ra: Singles: The Definitive Collection ~ Strut ~ 1956?
2:03 am Heather Noel ~ “Santa Came on a Nuclear Missile” ~ The American Song-Poem Christmas ~ Bar/None ~ ?
2:08 am Anthony Child ~ “Colonisation” ~ Electronic Recordings from Maui Jungle Vol 2 (new) ~ Editions Mego ~2016
2:12 am Sven Grünberg ~ “Hingus IV” ~ Hingus ~ Bureau B ~ 1981
2:17 am Klaus Schulze ~ “Dreams” ~ Dreams ~ MIG ~ 1986
2:26 am Michael Bundt ~ “Metagony” ~ Electri City ~ Bureau B ~ 1980
2:29 am Adelbert Von Deyen ~ “Sternzeit” ~ Sternzeit ~ Bureau B ~ 1978
2:35 am Windy & Carl (local) ~ “Snowing” ~ mp3 (new) ~ Bandcamp ~ 2016
2:42 am Venetian Snares ~ “Xmas Song” ~ mp3 (new) ~ Bandcamp ~ 2016
2:45 am Bubblegum Octopus ~ “Ding-Dong Merrily On High” ~ Christmasasaurus Vol. 6 (new) ~ Bandcamp ~ 2016
2:47 am Khaki Blazer ~ “Drum and Bastard” ~ Coco Nara Deezer (new) ~ Experimedia ~ 2016
2:49 am Bizzy B feat. Equinox and TDK ~ “Bless This Sound” ~ Science EP Volume VI ~ Planet Mu ~ 2006
2:54 am Shitmat ~ “Selectahhhhh!” ~ Roughneck Rarities (new) ~ Bandcamp ~ 2016
Hour 2
3:00 am Nmesh ~ “Balls Caught In Vice” ~ Hard Classiks, Volume 1 ~ H.V.R.F. Central Command ~ 2005
3:04 am Itoa ~ “Snake Pass” ~ split 12″ w/ Toyc (new) ~ Bun the Grid ~ 2016
3:08 am DJ Taye ~ “Move Out” ~ Move Out (new) ~ Hyperdub 2016
3:11 am Otik ~ “Acne Downs” ~ 12″ (new) ~ Durkle Disco ~ 2016
3:15 am Demdike Stare ~ “Curzon” ~ Wonderland (new) ~ Modern Love ~ 2016
3:21 am Beau Wanzer ~ “Ultralean” ~ Untitled (new) ~ self-released ~ 2016
3:22 am Street Sects ~ “Victims of Nostalgia” ~ End Position (new) ~ The Flenser ~ 2016
3:24 am Dreamcrusher ~ “Sick World” ~ NOISE (new) ~ Adult Swim ~ 2016
3:28 am Void Opening ~ “Side Opening” ~ May Your Children Turn Their Faces From You (new) ~ Pastel Voids ~ 2016
3:31 am Tiger Village ~ “Jungle Gate” ~ Tiger Village VI: Effective Living (new) ~ Hausu Mountain ~ 2016
3:33 am Diseño Corbusier ~ “Flanco – Dama” ~ Stadia ~ Dark Entries ~ 1983
3:41 am Headboggle ~ “side A [excerpt]” ~ In Dual Mono (new) ~ Hausu Mountain ~ 2016
3:48 am Richard H. Kirk ~ “Shaking Down the Tower of Babel” ~ Time High Fiction ~ Mute ~ 1983
3:52 am Coil ~ “Heaven’s Blade” ~ The Ape of Naples ~ Important Records ~ 2005
3:56 am Tomutonttu ~ “Kaatuu Rauhassa” ~ Trarat (new) ~ Leaving Records ~ 2016
3:59 am Lockbox ~ “Shimmerbreeze” ~ Demonoid (new) ~ Hausu Mountain ~ 2016
Hour 3
4:00 am Bocal 5 ~ “Babouin Calin” ~ Musique Électronique ~ Dark Entries ~ 1983
4:03 am Bjarki ~ “Sudbury Acid Slurp 2” ~ Æ (new) ~ трип ~ 2016
4:08 am Ital Tek ~ “Utter” ~ Beyond Sight (new) ~ Planet Mu ~ 2016
4:12 am Ssaliva ~ “Owl Cave” ~ Mercury Coast ~ Not Not Fun ~ 2011
4:14 am Poptartpete ~ “RedBeanBun (One4Sofie)” ~ Sofie’s SOS Tape (new) ~ Stones Throw ~ 2016
4:15 am Naked ~ “Slow” ~ Zone (new) ~ LuckyMe ~ 2016
4:18 am Damu ~ “Point and Line to Plane [excerpt]” ~ Off The Spectrum (new) ~ Keysound ~ 2016
4:29 am Phaeleh ~ “Ghost Theory” ~ Illusion of the Tale (new) ~ Undertow ~ 2016
4:38 am Ant’lrd ~ “Msdass [excerpt]” ~ Sleep Drive (new) ~ Whited Sepulchre ~ 2016
4:41 am Fis ~ “SeaPR” ~ From Patterns to Details (new) ~ Subtext ~ 2016
4:44 am Andrew Pekler ~ “Mirror Structures” ~ Tristes Tropiques (new) ~ Faitiche ~ 2016
4:47 am Arvo Zylo ~ “Eight” ~ Heavenly Sounds In Lo-Fi – Arvo Plays Ferrante And Teicher (new) ~ self-released ~ 2016
4:49 am Jeff Parker ~ “Super Rich Kids” ~ Slight Freedom (new) ~ Eremite ~ 2016
4:54 am Rhucle ~ “Rigid Hornwort” ~ Fantastic Garden (new) ~ Constellation Tatsu ~ 2016
Hour 4
5:00 am Rose ~ “Marble” ~ Exile (new) ~ Constellation Tatsu ~ 2016
5:07 am Grouper ~ “I’m Clean Now” ~ Paradise Valley 7″ (new) ~ Yellow Electric ~ 2016
5:10 am Deuter ~ “Spirales” ~ (The Microcosm) Visionary Music of Continental Europe, 1970-1986 ~ Light in the Attic ~ 1985
5:17 am Syrinx ~ “Tillicum” ~ Tumblers From The Vault (1970-1972) ~ Rvng Intl ~ 1970
5:19 am Justin Shay (local) ~ “The Process of Inspiration” ~ She Said It Looks Like Spring ~ We’re Twins Records ~ 2002
5:20 am Juan Garcia & Fred Thomas (local) ~ “Outside” ~ Birdsong ~ Ypsilanti Records ~ 2004
5:22 am M. Gira/D. Matz ~ “Cold Creeping” ~ What We Did ~ Young God ~ 2001
5:28 am Ben Bracken + Eric Cook (local) ~ “track 4” ~ Framed/Frozen ~ Simulated Music ~ 2005
5:37 am Disasterpeace ~ “The Sentients” ~ Hyper Light Drifter ~ Bandcamp ~ 2016
5:46 am Roman Flügel ~ “Nameless Lake” ~ All the Right Noises (new) ~ Dial ~ 2016
5:50 am Paul Haslinger ~ “Reverse Engineering” ~ Halt and Catch Fire (new) ~ Lakeshore ~ 2016
5:52 am Kira Kira ~ “Soothe” ~ Feathermagnetik ~ Sound of a Handshake ~ 2012

Crush Collision 12/22/16

December 23, 2016 at 1:01 am | Posted in Crush Collision | Leave a comment

3-hour Best of 2016 edition of Crush Collision coming up next Thursday, 9PM-12AM!
Hour 1
10:00 pm Danvers ~ “Linx”
10:05 pm Space Art ~ “Nous Savons Tout”
10:10 pm Sandboards ~ “Visa (Space Dimension Controller’s 12bit Late Tape Mix)”
10:15 pm Pilarion ~ “Friendship”
10:20 pm Deadboy ~ “Ten of Cups”
10:22 pm Recondite ~ “Kauz”
10:26 pm Deltawerk ~ “Midstate”
10:31 pm ANFS ~ “VPA”
10:35 pm Monoloc ~ “Momentum”
10:40 pm Doka ~ “Harmony”
10:45 pm Munstac ~ “The Cathedral”
10:49 pm Elektro Guzzi ~ “Schmone”
10:55 pm Sebastian Voigt ~ “Everything and Nothing”
Hour 2
11:01 pm Reinhard Voigt ~ “The Singing Saw”
11:06 pm Reggy Van Oers ~ “Lace Monitor”
11:12 pm Kiwi ~ “Minke”
11:17 pm AC$ ~ “Analog Bass”
11:21 pm DJ Warp ~ “Kakuni Manjyu”
11:28 pm Waitress ~ “Ravus (Sarajevo Mix)”
11:30 pm Francesco Tristano feat. Derrick May ~ “In Da Minor”
11:36 pm Francesco Terranova ~ “Terra 2”
11:40 pm Mickey Pearce ~ “Rant Over”
11:43 pm Shedbug ~ “Siren”
11:48 pm IVVVO & Aïsha Devi ~ “Eros Plexus”
11:52 pm EVM128 ~ “Strangers (Redpine & Solo Remix)”
11:55 pm Bjarki ~ “Genat 8”
11:59 pm Raja Zahr ~ “Drum Sequence”

Running out of space

December 21, 2016 at 8:29 pm | Posted in WTITYB | Leave a comment

So, I’ve been upgrading this site every so often so I can post more content. I’m running out of space, and the only way I can get more space is by upgrading to WordPress’s Business Plan, which provides unlimited space but costs a lot more money than I’m paying already. Since barely anyone actually listens to the radio shows I post (I’m guessing), I’ll probably just start deleting older shows to free up space. The playlists will still be available, I’ll just be deleting the audio. If anyone is really anxious to hear my radio shows from 5 or 6 years ago, download them now before I take them down.

Rose: Exile tape (Constellation Tatsu, 2016)

December 18, 2016 at 6:00 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Rose: Exile tape

Rose: Exile tape

This is the second Rose tape on CTatsu, and it starts out sounding like the type of dreamy ambient music you’d expect from the label. Vague, distant, fuzzy, misty, and magnificent. But then after a few minutes, a lush techno beat shows up. You’re whisked away to some sort of far off, barely visible cloud dancefloor. Not every track has beats, but when they are present, they’re steady yet disorienting, woozy yet guiding. This one stands out. Hear it on Bandcamp.

Street Value: Studies SS16 tape (Pastel Voids, 2016)

December 18, 2016 at 5:38 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Street Value: Studies SS16 tape

Street Value: Studies SS16 tape

This one starts out sounding like it’s going to be some sort of shimmering lo-fi house thing. Eventually the beat picks up and gets heavier, and then it turns into a blistering rhythmic noise tape. It just keeps getting denser and more all-consuming, and then you’re trapped in a vortex. Yet there’s still pounding beats, at least sometimes. You’re caught in some sort of conflict, but maybe it’s just enlightenment. Free download at Bandcamp.

Bocal 5: Musique Électronique LP (Dark Entries, 2016)

December 18, 2016 at 5:06 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Bocal 5: Musique Électronique LP

Bocal 5: Musique Électronique LP

Bocal 5 are basically the band that became X-Ray Pop, so that tells you much of what you need to know about their sound. Early ’80s French minimal wave, kind of embryonic but still really charming and fun. Not really noisy or punk, sometimes there’s kind of a downtown art-funk tinge to the guitars. Drum machines are minimal and blippy but upbeat, vocals are playful and animated. There’s almost 20 songs, and most of them are two minutes or less, so their ideas never get a chance to wear themselves out. Yet another completely excellent release from Dark Entries.

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