Category Archives: Experimental

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ACL 2016: Top Ten Experimental

Here’s our fun section; few will be able to predict the contents. Haunted ballrooms, washing machines, stuttered poetry and mythological black dogs all find their place under the experimental umbrella.  Some people may call this “different” or “difficult” music; we

ultimate-care-ii

ACL 2016: Top Ten Experimental

Here’s our fun section; few will be able to predict the contents. Haunted ballrooms, washing machines, stuttered poetry and mythological black dogs all find their place under the experimental umbrella.  Some people may call this “different” or “difficult” music; we

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Broken20 ~ The Li Series

Glasgow’s Broken20 label is putting the finishing touches on the Li Series, which pairs music with short texts and photos.  The interdisciplinary nature of the project attracted us to this series, and many warm surprises are to be found within. Li refers to the “random

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Broken20 ~ The Li Series

Glasgow’s Broken20 label is putting the finishing touches on the Li Series, which pairs music with short texts and photos.  The interdisciplinary nature of the project attracted us to this series, and many warm surprises are to be found within. Li refers to the “random

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Forresta ~ Bass, Space & Time

Once in a while, we come across a project whose concept, presentation and execution blow us away.  Forresta‘s Bass, Space & Time is one of these.  Even more expansive than John Eckhardt’s Forests (a USB stick boxed with forest material), the new LP offers an increased

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Forresta ~ Bass, Space & Time

Once in a while, we come across a project whose concept, presentation and execution blow us away.  Forresta‘s Bass, Space & Time is one of these.  Even more expansive than John Eckhardt’s Forests (a USB stick boxed with forest material), the new LP offers an increased

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Bicephalic Records ~ Monster Series

Somewhere in Milwaukee, August Traeger is having fun illustrating monsters.  Eight colorful creatures grace the covers of eight split tapes, each half an hour in length, now available separately or as a batch.  This is the perfect example of how

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Bicephalic Records ~ Monster Series

Somewhere in Milwaukee, August Traeger is having fun illustrating monsters.  Eight colorful creatures grace the covers of eight split tapes, each half an hour in length, now available separately or as a batch.  This is the perfect example of how

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Molnbär av John ~ The End

The End is a tale of two albums, the first lighthearted and twee, the second haunted and dark.  It’s like The Caretaker decided to go on a bender before sobering up and returning to his normal pursuits.  This all amounts to

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Molnbär av John ~ The End

The End is a tale of two albums, the first lighthearted and twee, the second haunted and dark.  It’s like The Caretaker decided to go on a bender before sobering up and returning to his normal pursuits.  This all amounts to

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Francesco Gregoretti ~ Solid Layers, Deafening Shapes

  Many of my favorite artists trained as architects, while many of my favorite composers had their origins in the rhythm section. I can’t help but try to see some commonality in this. Architects must strike a balance between being

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Francesco Gregoretti ~ Solid Layers, Deafening Shapes

  Many of my favorite artists trained as architects, while many of my favorite composers had their origins in the rhythm section. I can’t help but try to see some commonality in this. Architects must strike a balance between being

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New Label: Dinzu Artefacts

It’s always a pleasure to welcome a new label to the fold, and the latest to make the cut is cassette imprint Dinzu Artefacts, curated by Joe McKay of Spring Break Tapes.  The first five tapes explore the world of experimental

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New Label: Dinzu Artefacts

It’s always a pleasure to welcome a new label to the fold, and the latest to make the cut is cassette imprint Dinzu Artefacts, curated by Joe McKay of Spring Break Tapes.  The first five tapes explore the world of experimental