Category Archives: Experimental

Sugai Ken ~ UkabazUmorezU

We had our first taste of UkabazUmorezU with the “Wochikaeri to Uzume” video, an oddly pulsating piece filled with laughter, TV samples, knocks, boings, screams, water, soda, gamelan and a ticking clock, all wrapped in a bubble surrounded by dancing letters.  The

Sugai Ken ~ UkabazUmorezU

We had our first taste of UkabazUmorezU with the “Wochikaeri to Uzume” video, an oddly pulsating piece filled with laughter, TV samples, knocks, boings, screams, water, soda, gamelan and a ticking clock, all wrapped in a bubble surrounded by dancing letters.  The

The Holocene ~ Dead:Unearthed

Geek culture is now mainstream culture, to the joy of those once on the periphery.  It’s been a while since we last heard from Peter Hamlin (The Holocene).  Hamlin is unlike others in the genre; he’s now a father of two,

The Holocene ~ Dead:Unearthed

Geek culture is now mainstream culture, to the joy of those once on the periphery.  It’s been a while since we last heard from Peter Hamlin (The Holocene).  Hamlin is unlike others in the genre; he’s now a father of two,

DISPLAY: The TED Talks of Music Labels

TED talks are typically 6-18 minutes long.  The DISPLAY label (a sub-label of Kid Smpl’s Symbols label) holds a similar love for brevity, although it may come across as the opposite.  By asking artists to submit single works, 10-15 minutes

DISPLAY: The TED Talks of Music Labels

TED talks are typically 6-18 minutes long.  The DISPLAY label (a sub-label of Kid Smpl’s Symbols label) holds a similar love for brevity, although it may come across as the opposite.  By asking artists to submit single works, 10-15 minutes

Rob Mazurek ~ Chimeric Stoned Horn

Chimeric Stoned Horn is Rob Mazurek’s latest solo album after a slew of appearances and collaborations in various other projects since 2015’s Vortice of the Faun, in which the virtuoso cornetist ventured out to make his mark in the field

Rob Mazurek ~ Chimeric Stoned Horn

Chimeric Stoned Horn is Rob Mazurek’s latest solo album after a slew of appearances and collaborations in various other projects since 2015’s Vortice of the Faun, in which the virtuoso cornetist ventured out to make his mark in the field

Ben Frost ~ The Centre Cannot Hold

The Centre Cannot Hold arrives two months and a day after the EP Threshold of Faith, and stems from sessions Ben Frost recorded with Steve Albini.  Now we learn that the EP contains alternate versions and remixes of songs from the main album along

Ben Frost ~ The Centre Cannot Hold

The Centre Cannot Hold arrives two months and a day after the EP Threshold of Faith, and stems from sessions Ben Frost recorded with Steve Albini.  Now we learn that the EP contains alternate versions and remixes of songs from the main album along

Various Artists ~ The Folklore of Plants Vol. I

Another expansive (but not expensive) project from Folklore Tapes, The Folklore of Plants is a tiny treasure trove.  In addition to the LP, the contents include two pamphlets, a postcard, a packet of seeds, and a link to a short 16mm film.

Various Artists ~ The Folklore of Plants Vol. I

Another expansive (but not expensive) project from Folklore Tapes, The Folklore of Plants is a tiny treasure trove.  In addition to the LP, the contents include two pamphlets, a postcard, a packet of seeds, and a link to a short 16mm film.

Fall Music Preview: Experimental

What’s that you say?  You don’t like traditional music?  Look no further ~ these albums offer choices for unique tastes.  From improvisation to curiosities to miasmas of sound, this preview has it covered, with music for every eclectic fan. Our

Fall Music Preview: Experimental

What’s that you say?  You don’t like traditional music?  Look no further ~ these albums offer choices for unique tastes.  From improvisation to curiosities to miasmas of sound, this preview has it covered, with music for every eclectic fan. Our