Category Archives: Experimental

OOIOO ~ nijimusi

Opening with one minute of cathartic hardcore and ending with seven minutes of Beatlesque art rock, YoshimiO’s experimental outfit OOIOO finds an organically unique stride on nijimusi. The Boredoms’ drummer has spent decades carving out a specific psychedelic sound forged

OOIOO ~ nijimusi

Opening with one minute of cathartic hardcore and ending with seven minutes of Beatlesque art rock, YoshimiO’s experimental outfit OOIOO finds an organically unique stride on nijimusi. The Boredoms’ drummer has spent decades carving out a specific psychedelic sound forged

Silent Strike & Makunouchi Bento ~ Ghostophonia

Ghostophonia is a tribute to Romanian music, a mix of classic and modern styles, simultaneously nostalgic and forward-looking.  The heart of the release is a series of wax cylinders recorded by Béla Bartók a century ago, capturing the folk music of Banat,

Silent Strike & Makunouchi Bento ~ Ghostophonia

Ghostophonia is a tribute to Romanian music, a mix of classic and modern styles, simultaneously nostalgic and forward-looking.  The heart of the release is a series of wax cylinders recorded by Béla Bartók a century ago, capturing the folk music of Banat,

Walt Shaw ~ Burnt With A Brilliant Light

We’re always on the lookout for great covers.  While we can’t judge an album by its cover, a great cover makes us listen.  A wide range of websites, from Bandcamp to Boomkat, offer so many new releases that sometimes art is

Walt Shaw ~ Burnt With A Brilliant Light

We’re always on the lookout for great covers.  While we can’t judge an album by its cover, a great cover makes us listen.  A wide range of websites, from Bandcamp to Boomkat, offer so many new releases that sometimes art is

Sonoscopia ~ Disposofónicos

Disposofónicos is a massive project, the culmination of many years of work.  This box set includes four CDs, one LP and a vinyl-sized, 120-page hardback book.  There’s a lot to sort through, but it’s worth it; the discs have a high

Sonoscopia ~ Disposofónicos

Disposofónicos is a massive project, the culmination of many years of work.  This box set includes four CDs, one LP and a vinyl-sized, 120-page hardback book.  There’s a lot to sort through, but it’s worth it; the discs have a high

Thomas Köner ~ Motus

The commonplace figure of the utopia of the dancefloor is a powerful motivator for dreams of communion, and yet, it’s constantly limited to select spaces and times in which the world’s divisions are dismantled only to be remade again once

Thomas Köner ~ Motus

The commonplace figure of the utopia of the dancefloor is a powerful motivator for dreams of communion, and yet, it’s constantly limited to select spaces and times in which the world’s divisions are dismantled only to be remade again once

Olivia Louvel ~ SculptOr

Olivia Louvel‘s first album explored the relationship between Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots; her second celebrates British sculptor Barbara Hepworth.  These works share a colorful tone that tempers their didactic background, calling attention not only to the acts

Olivia Louvel ~ SculptOr

Olivia Louvel‘s first album explored the relationship between Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots; her second celebrates British sculptor Barbara Hepworth.  These works share a colorful tone that tempers their didactic background, calling attention not only to the acts

Messell ~ Ligesom Rigtige Mennesker

As we review the year’s first releases, it’s fun to meet one of the first new labels as well.  And so we welcome Copenhagen’s Textur, whose initial release is a perfect reflection of its name.  To complete the trifecta, Ligesom Rigtige

Messell ~ Ligesom Rigtige Mennesker

As we review the year’s first releases, it’s fun to meet one of the first new labels as well.  And so we welcome Copenhagen’s Textur, whose initial release is a perfect reflection of its name.  To complete the trifecta, Ligesom Rigtige