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Tag Archives: Experimental

Carla Bozulich – Quieter

16-Aug-18

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine What’s it sound like? Drifting experimental singer, range of styles and sounds. Ambient and dark. Thoughts I like something about this but as a straight document it didn’t really resonate with me. Felt it drifted too much and never delivered on impactful moments. Marc Ribot’s guitar was a fitting texture, I’d […]

Grand River – Wers

15-Aug-18

★★★☆☆ = Good! What’s it sound like? Hip sexy modern electro. Thoughts Good borderline generic electro. I like what’s she’s doing and has a good ear for a trendy accessible bounce here. Has a fun summer vibe. More Info https://www.discogs.com/Grand-River-Wers/release/8160913 Listen! Spotify Schema Info Grand River – Wers Description: Album Review of Grand River – […]

Blanketship – Klangwunder / The Sound Of Fun Surrounds You

10-Aug-18

★★★☆☆ = Good! What’s it sound like? Vintage jazz rock meets found sound DJ Thoughts Pretty good, forward thinking collage of lots of different sounds. The second record, klangwunder, was a bit more uneven and sporadic sounding. More Info https://www.discogs.com/Blanketship-Klangwunder-The-Sound-Of-Fun-Surrounds-You/release/2030041 Listen! Spotify Schema Info Blanketship – Klangwunder / The Sound Of Fun Surrounds You Description: […]

Bambooman,Kirk Barley – Bambooman ‎– Whispers

02-Aug-18

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine What’s it sound like? An assortment of left field electro Thoughts I found the interludes Frost and melt interesting in their organic percussive approach. Static is a good one, Koze like. Guests on side one felt generic and uninspired, play it safe electro pop. The second half is much better opening […]

Material – Secret Life

26-Jul-18

★★★☆☆ = Good! What’s it sound like? 80s punky jam art rock Thoughts Interesting and full of energy, slightly abrasive at times which gives it a nice edge. Sounds like a number of things from the era but manages to carve a distinct sound. Little in the way of structure, seems a whole bunch of […]

DJ Koze – Knock Knock

24-Jul-18

★★★☆☆ = Good! What’s it sound like? DJ koze’s undeniable house – quizzical hip hop beats meet German techno. Thoughts As much as I want to call every Koze release essential (seriously kozela thank you for the music) I think he’s at his best as a remixer. This album has some great peaks ( baby, […]

Dungen, Woods – Myths 003

09-Jul-18

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine What’s it sound like? A blend of chilled out indie rock with jammy Psychedelic lean. Thoughts Uneven though OK. I like the morning myth and saint george instrumental track where the jam vibe is in full effect. More Info https://www.discogs.com/Dungen-Woods-Myths-003/release/11713797 Listen! Youtube Spotify

Barbara Morgenstern – Fan No. 2

01-Jul-18

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine What’s it sound like? Synth pop sung primarily in German. Production is a step above diy but this is a 1 woman show though showcases a variety of instrumentation with guitar and proper keys mixed in. Thoughts Authentic German vibes. More than just the lyrics, it has a Berlin soul that […]

Smerz – Have Fun

30-Jun-18

★★★☆☆ = Good! What’s it sound like? Pitchfork: sounds like something Tove Lo might make if she gave up on making hits and started obsessing over Yeezus and field recordings. Well said. Thoughts Not sure why their nonchalant singing style is so appealing but this is quality mumblecore. Hip young dark bassy electro with chicks […]

Death Grips – Fashion Week (Instrumentals)

28-Jun-18

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine What’s it sound like? Industrial instrumental electro, a modern house version of prime-NIN. Thoughts The instrumentals are fine Death grips fans will obviously miss MC Ride who is in all other death grips releases. Has its moments but nothing I felt like revisiting. More Info https://www.discogs.com/Death-Grips-Fashion-Week-Instrumentals/release/6489505 Listen! Youtube Spotify