Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland: “Can We Poison Dub”.

28 Apr 2012 — Henning Lahmann
This stellar new Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland tune/video was dropped into my inbox earlier today - "Can We Poison Dub" of course incorporates a lot of snippets/elements/samples of earlier Hype Williams/DB&IC tracks and it sometimes seems tough to pin down what exactly is new and previously unheard, but this one at any rate develops a riveting dynamic over the course of its eight minutes before it drops out again all of a sudden, with no further explanation given. Just listen, and if you haven't gotten your hands on the duo's excellent Hyperdub debut yet, be sure to cop it here. Read more → This stellar new Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland tune/video was dropped into my inbox earlier today - "Can We Poison Dub" of course incorporates a lot of snippets/elements/samples of earlier Hype Williams/DB&IC tracks and it sometimes seems tough to pin down what exactly is new and previously unheard, but this one at any rate develops a riveting dynamic over the course of its eight minutes before it drops out again all of a sudden, with no further explanation given. Just listen, and if you haven't gotten your hands on the duo's excellent Hyperdub debut yet, be sure to cop it here.

Video: Lyonnais - “A Sign From On High / Modern Calvary”.

28 Apr 2012 — Tonje Thilesen
A few weeks ago we wrote about the splendid debut album Want For Wish For Nowhere of the psych/krautrock quartet Lyonnais, and now after months and months of working and editing, Lyonnais' Lee Tasche finally finished this stunning video below featuring track 3 and 4 off the record, "A Sign From On High" and "Modern Calvary". Utterly impressive. Read more → A few weeks ago we wrote about the splendid debut album Want For Wish For Nowhere of the psych/krautrock quartet Lyonnais, and now after months and months of working and editing, Lyonnais' Lee Tasche finally finished this stunning video below featuring track 3 and 4 off the record, "A Sign From On High" and "Modern Calvary". Utterly impressive.

Video premiere: Some Ember - “Face Of Sand”.

27 Apr 2012 — Tonje Thilesen
We've already witnessed several superb releases coming out of our friends from Crash Symbols so far this year, and once again is another tape goodness upon us. Naked emotions and piercing vocals might perhaps be the keywords to the haunting, synth-infused drone of Some Ember, the moniker of California's Dylan Travis. He also created the video for "Face Of Sand" which you can have a peak at below, taken from Hotel of Lost Lights that was just unveiled on Tuesday this week. As always, the tape can be grabbed over at Crash Symbols, and downloaded for free via Soundcloud. Or Bandcamp. Or.. both. Read more → We've already witnessed several superb releases coming out of our friends from Crash Symbols so far this year, and once again is another tape goodness upon us. Naked emotions and piercing vocals might perhaps be the keywords to the haunting, synth-infused drone of Some Ember, the moniker of California's Dylan Travis. He also created the video for "Face Of Sand" which you can have a peak at below, taken from Hotel of Lost Lights that was just unveiled on Tuesday this week. As always, the tape can be grabbed over at Crash Symbols, and downloaded for free via Soundcloud. Or Bandcamp. Or.. both.

Leaving: “Unknown Needs”.

27 Apr 2012 — Henning Lahmann
Leaving is the solo project of Perth, Western Australia's Rupert Thomas, one half of the duo Erasers that we once featured when the world was still young. Turning his back on pop, in a way, "Unknown Needs" is a massive, kosmische-induced piece of expansively layered synths, meandering its course over nearly ten minutes to build up an immersive, deeply absorbing wall of sound. "Unknown Needs" is taken off New Needs, Leaving's third EP which will be released on CDr in a limited edition of 50 via the artist's own imprint OWLS tomorrow, April 28. Read more → Leaving is the solo project of Perth, Western Australia's Rupert Thomas, one half of the duo Erasers that we once featured when the world was still young. Turning his back on pop, in a way, "Unknown Needs" is a massive, kosmische-induced piece of expansively layered synths, meandering its course over nearly ten minutes to build up an immersive, deeply absorbing wall of sound. "Unknown Needs" is taken off New Needs, Leaving's third EP which will be released on CDr in a limited edition of 50 via the artist's own imprint OWLS tomorrow, April 28.

Video: MSOTT - “The Center”.

27 Apr 2012 — Henning Lahmann
As reported before, Editions Mego offshoot Spectrum Spools will release Motion Sickness Of Time Travel's excellent self-titled LP on May 15. You've already heard an except of the closing track "One Perfect Moment". Now, Montréal's Francesco de Gallo aka Moduli TV has crafted one of his stellar visual experiences for an excerpt of the album's second track "The Center", which in its entirety is almost 25 minutes long. Watch it below. Pre-order the LP now over here. Read more → As reported before, Editions Mego offshoot Spectrum Spools will release Motion Sickness Of Time Travel's excellent self-titled LP on May 15. You've already heard an except of the closing track "One Perfect Moment". Now, Montréal's Francesco de Gallo aka Moduli TV has crafted one of his stellar visual experiences for an excerpt of the album's second track "The Center", which in its entirety is almost 25 minutes long. Watch it below. Pre-order the LP now over here.

Delusions / Boneglow Split.

26 Apr 2012 — Tonje Thilesen
I was so far down there was no sky, Matt Gilles aka Delusions sings at the beginning of the dreamy psych-pop gem "Almost", a line that immediately stuck to my mind when spinning the latest Kassette Klub split release with Delusions and Boneglow at the very end of last month. Where Delusions explores sound textures of psychedelia and earth-bound ambient spaces, Boneglow crafts slightly more minimal, but indeed gorgeous electronic pop tunes, completed with those crunchy textures that Delusions also plays around with on his side of the split. All though the two of them work very well under each of their own monikers, together they also make out Dreampeter, riding on a similar atmosphere to the tunes of Delusions, but definitely worth a listen as well. The split tape is available via Kassette Klub, and can be downloaded for free right here. Delusions - Almost Boneglow - Guesswork Read more → I was so far down there was no sky, Matt Gilles aka Delusions sings at the beginning of the dreamy psych-pop gem "Almost", a line that immediately stuck to my mind when spinning the latest Kassette Klub split release with Delusions and Boneglow at the very end of last month. Where Delusions explores sound textures of psychedelia and earth-bound ambient spaces, Boneglow crafts slightly more minimal, but indeed gorgeous electronic pop tunes, completed with those crunchy textures that Delusions also plays around with on his side of the split. All though the two of them work very well under each of their own monikers, together they also make out Dreampeter, riding on a similar atmosphere to the tunes of Delusions, but definitely worth a listen as well. The split tape is available via Kassette Klub, and can be downloaded for free right here. Delusions - Almost Boneglow - Guesswork

Video: San Gabriel - “Experimental Forest”.

26 Apr 2012 — Henning Lahmann
Thoroughly stoked on the forthcoming San Gabriel record Volfe, some leftfield, tight electronica so captivating and original that it has been on heavy hard drive rotation basically the whole week now. San Gabriel is the fresh-looking beat project by LA resident Butchy Fuego (what a name), an experimental percussionist who in the past has collaborated with illustrious artists of the SoCal scene such as Julia Holter, Sun Araw, or Nguzunguzu. Below, watch the stellar, Cayetano Ferrer-directed video for EP track "Experimental Forest". Volfe is out May 22 via Time No Place. Also listen to the latest unveiled track off the record, "Batalla Ultima", premiered by Mishka earlier this week: Read more → Thoroughly stoked on the forthcoming San Gabriel record Volfe, some leftfield, tight electronica so captivating and original that it has been on heavy hard drive rotation basically the whole week now. San Gabriel is the fresh-looking beat project by LA resident Butchy Fuego (what a name), an experimental percussionist who in the past has collaborated with illustrious artists of the SoCal scene such as Julia Holter, Sun Araw, or Nguzunguzu. Below, watch the stellar, Cayetano Ferrer-directed video for EP track "Experimental Forest". Volfe is out May 22 via Time No Place. Also listen to the latest unveiled track off the record, "Batalla Ultima", premiered by Mishka earlier this week:

Video: Wil Bolton - “Passing”.

25 Apr 2012 — Henning Lahmann
UK-based experimental ambient artist Wil Bolton's LP Under a Name That Hides Her will be out soon and mark the musician's proper full-length debut, despite already having released a string of EPs on various imprints and under a couple of guises. The record, comprising six expansive tracks with a total running time of 37 minutes, is a slowly meandering piece of intriguing contemplation. It was composed mainly by employing looped electric guitars and unobtrusive field recordings that nonetheless play a crucial role in the overall concept, mostly having been recorded on various sites across Britain - birdsongs in the ruins of a medieval castle in Beaumaris, North Wales, the lapping of waves around a lighthouse in Anglesey, rain on the window of Bolton's flat in Chinatown, Liverpool, and the sounds of a forest in the Scottish Highlands - thereby evoking a faintly and indistinctly nostalgic feel, as if referring to a distant past that probably never actually existed. The LP's title, a quote from The Space of Literature by Maurice Blanchot, is a reference to the tragic myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, thus intensifying the sense of loss and unfulfilled yearning. Below, watch the video for closing track "Passing". Under a Name That Hides Her is due late April and will be released by Hibernate. Read more → UK-based experimental ambient artist Wil Bolton's LP Under a Name That Hides Her will be out soon and mark the musician's proper full-length debut, despite already having released a string of EPs on various imprints and under a couple of guises. The record, comprising six expansive tracks with a total running time of 37 minutes, is a slowly meandering piece of intriguing contemplation. It was composed mainly by employing looped electric guitars and unobtrusive field recordings that nonetheless play a crucial role in the overall concept, mostly having been recorded on various sites across Britain - birdsongs in the ruins of a medieval castle in Beaumaris, North Wales, the lapping of waves around a lighthouse in Anglesey, rain on the window of Bolton's flat in Chinatown, Liverpool, and the sounds of a forest in the Scottish Highlands - thereby evoking a faintly and indistinctly nostalgic feel, as if referring to a distant past that probably never actually existed. The LP's title, a quote from The Space of Literature by Maurice Blanchot, is a reference to the tragic myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, thus intensifying the sense of loss and unfulfilled yearning. Below, watch the video for closing track "Passing". Under a Name That Hides Her is due late April and will be released by Hibernate.