Red Alder: “First A Spark”.

27 Apr 2011 — Henning Lahmann
This dropped into my inbox last night, sent by someone making music as Red Alder - without further explanation except for a brief "it's sad". Sad it is. And oh so beautiful. I have no fear. Red Alder - First A Spark Read more → This dropped into my inbox last night, sent by someone making music as Red Alder - without further explanation except for a brief "it's sad". Sad it is. And oh so beautiful. I have no fear. Red Alder - First A Spark

Memory Screen: “Bath House”.

27 Apr 2011 — Henning Lahmann
As with his other (probably now defunct) project Neon Canyon, the music of Calgary, Alberta artist Mark Webber's solo project Memory Screen is very much about textures and atmosphere. I've stumbled across this brand new tune yesterday, and though its future fate remains blurry ("I believe it may or may not be on a Memory Screen release"), the beautifully drifting dream pop of Bath House is something that shouldn't be left unheard out there. Memory Screen - Bath House Read more → As with his other (probably now defunct) project Neon Canyon, the music of Calgary, Alberta artist Mark Webber's solo project Memory Screen is very much about textures and atmosphere. I've stumbled across this brand new tune yesterday, and though its future fate remains blurry ("I believe it may or may not be on a Memory Screen release"), the beautifully drifting dream pop of Bath House is something that shouldn't be left unheard out there. Memory Screen - Bath House

Premiere: Datashock - “Kanal Telemedial Energieausgleich”.

27 Apr 2011 — Henning Lahmann
Saarlouis, Germany-based psychedelic collective Datashock officially dropped their latest double LP Pyramiden Von Gießen last week, an astonishing collection of eight delightful tracks ranging from five to 20 and a half minutes. On the album, the group's experimental psych rock builds sweeping soundscapes with slow-burning, wide arching melodic compositions that are occasionally interrupted by heavy drones and invariably underpinned by stunningly complex rhythmic arrangements. The free-floating eight and a half minute jam Kanal Telemedial Energieausgleich has the band most heavily and maturely drawing on kraut and kosmische influences with its turgescent layers of analogue synth patterns and restraint, otherworldly vocals that in the piece's second half give way to tribal drums and a choir of distant, ethereal murmurings. Pyramiden Von Gießen is out now on Dekoder. For ordering info head over here. Datashock - Kanal Telemedial Energieausgleich Read more → Saarlouis, Germany-based psychedelic collective Datashock officially dropped their latest double LP Pyramiden Von Gießen last week, an astonishing collection of eight delightful tracks ranging from five to 20 and a half minutes. On the album, the group's experimental psych rock builds sweeping soundscapes with slow-burning, wide arching melodic compositions that are occasionally interrupted by heavy drones and invariably underpinned by stunningly complex rhythmic arrangements. The free-floating eight and a half minute jam Kanal Telemedial Energieausgleich has the band most heavily and maturely drawing on kraut and kosmische influences with its turgescent layers of analogue synth patterns and restraint, otherworldly vocals that in the piece's second half give way to tribal drums and a choir of distant, ethereal murmurings. Pyramiden Von Gießen is out now on Dekoder. For ordering info head over here. Datashock - Kanal Telemedial Energieausgleich

Video: Lil Daggers - “King Corpse”.

27 Apr 2011 — Henning Lahmann
Totally into this thrilling and captivating, working poor-embracing video for King Corpse by Miami, Florida psych rock outfit Lil Daggers. The band's self-titled debut full-length is out now via Livid Records. Directed by Matthew Prickett. Previously: Lil Daggers - King Corpse Read more → Totally into this thrilling and captivating, working poor-embracing video for King Corpse by Miami, Florida psych rock outfit Lil Daggers. The band's self-titled debut full-length is out now via Livid Records. Directed by Matthew Prickett. Previously: Lil Daggers - King Corpse

Lunar Miasma: “Arrival”.

27 Apr 2011 — Henning Lahmann
Lunar Miasma is the appropriately enigmatic recording moniker of Athens, Greece based synth wizard Panos Alexiadis. Arrival is the title track and a-side of his new C20 tape on the gorgeous Chicago, Illinois imprint Field Studies, a ten minute voyage into deeply enchanting soundscapes, a completely mesmerizing sonic experience. Lunar Miasma - Arrival Read more → Lunar Miasma is the appropriately enigmatic recording moniker of Athens, Greece based synth wizard Panos Alexiadis. Arrival is the title track and a-side of his new C20 tape on the gorgeous Chicago, Illinois imprint Field Studies, a ten minute voyage into deeply enchanting soundscapes, a completely mesmerizing sonic experience. Lunar Miasma - Arrival

Myrrh: “Lapis Lazuli”.

26 Apr 2011 — Henning Lahmann
This project appears to be heading into an even weirder direction. Which is not a bad thing, not at all. So, Ryan Gabel of Arc Light fame sent over this new new jam the other day, it's the first single off the upcoming Myrrh EP titled A Great Flood of Water. This beat is strangely captivating, as in really strange and really captivating. (Photo) Myrrh - Lapis Lazuli Read more → This project appears to be heading into an even weirder direction. Which is not a bad thing, not at all. So, Ryan Gabel of Arc Light fame sent over this new new jam the other day, it's the first single off the upcoming Myrrh EP titled A Great Flood of Water. This beat is strangely captivating, as in really strange and really captivating. (Photo) Myrrh - Lapis Lazuli

The Beauty: “Sun Falls”.

25 Apr 2011 — Henning Lahmann
Our favorite Tokyo-based electronic music label Cuz Me Pain just hit us up with another artist from their exciting roster. The Beauty appears to be (as usual, not much info provided) a one-man project who's recently dropped a split tape with the equally amazing CMPR member Jesse Ruins. He has a few more tracks available via his bandcamp, including Sun Falls, a hazy, slightly dark and mysterious, echo-laden electro otherworld. The Beauty - Sun Falls Read more → Our favorite Tokyo-based electronic music label Cuz Me Pain just hit us up with another artist from their exciting roster. The Beauty appears to be (as usual, not much info provided) a one-man project who's recently dropped a split tape with the equally amazing CMPR member Jesse Ruins. He has a few more tracks available via his bandcamp, including Sun Falls, a hazy, slightly dark and mysterious, echo-laden electro otherworld. The Beauty - Sun Falls

Ela Orleans: “NEO PI-R”.

25 Apr 2011 — Henning Lahmann
New York based eerie songstress Ela Orleans is finally about to release her much anticipated new cassette NEO PI-R via Clan Destine Records. Featuring 18 tracks, the tape is a collection of Ela's lo-fi takes on a four-track recorder, a technique that fabulously underlines the singer's otherworldly approach to music. The cassettes will ship in the beginning of May and can be pre-ordered over here. Read more → New York based eerie songstress Ela Orleans is finally about to release her much anticipated new cassette NEO PI-R via Clan Destine Records. Featuring 18 tracks, the tape is a collection of Ela's lo-fi takes on a four-track recorder, a technique that fabulously underlines the singer's otherworldly approach to music. The cassettes will ship in the beginning of May and can be pre-ordered over here.