Articles tagged experimental

Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood and the Rajasthan Express: Junun

Junun is proof that any amount of common ground, no matter how small, can still helps ideas take flight.

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Myopic - “Playground” (audio) (premiere)

Recorded in one take in an actual playground, this experimental track captures the innocence of childhood beautifully.

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20 Nov 2015 // 2:10 AM

CocoRosie: Heartache City

Still taking on taboos, CocoRosie's latest effort Heartache City finds melodic wonder in a fiery cosmos that is their poetry and horror.

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El Tryptophan - ‘Guilt Vacation’ (album stream) (premiere)

Gryphon Rue's eccentric new album is indie pop at its most imaginative.

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17 Nov 2015 // 2:30 AM

Julia Kent: Asperities

Avant garde cellist and composer Julia Kent returns with an album of devastating beauty and insurmountable dread.

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Oneohtrix Point Never: Garden of Delete

If you think Oneohtrix Point Never creates confusing music, try to decipher Garden of Delete's backstory.

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Laurie Anderson: Heart of a Dog

The companion to the film of the same name, Heart of a Dog is a welcome and beautiful story from an American great.

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Mary Halvorson: Meltframe

On Halvorson's mesmerizing new solo guitar record, she knows the best way to honor jazz's history is give a nod to the greats and then break that history down so you can innovate your way to the future.

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Wolf Eyes: I Am a Problem: Mind in Pieces

Their minds may be in pieces, yet Wolf Eyes' latest album represents their most cohesive and accessible work to date.

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Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm: Collaborative Works

A lovely view into the shared world of two mad geniuses.

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Piney Gir - Everyday Witch’ (EP stream) (premiere)

This Halloween EP by the prolific singer-songwriter is a spooky, incredibly fun gem.

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26 Oct 2015 // 1:20 AM

Swans: The Gate

Michael Gira’s lauded experimental rock group returns with an apocalyptic shriek.

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Tori Amos and Samuel Adamson: The Light Princess Original Cast Recording

Tori Amos' music has always been impactful and dramatic, and often incorporates a thematic concept into her work, so composing for a musical was a logical next step.

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22 Oct 2015 // 1:20 AM

Inventions: Blanket Waves

While Eluvium's sound used to have a cathartic bent to it, Matthew Cooper has been increasingly pushing his sound into intellectual territory.

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Various Artists: Trevor Jackson Presents Science Fiction Dancehall Classics

Multimedia artist Jackson curates this deep dive into Adrian Sherwood's musical cauldron, from whence dub, Afrobeat, punk, and industrial emerge.

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29 Sep 2015 // 1:30 AM

U.S. Girls: Half Free

On her 4AD debut, a Toronto artist produces a damaged pop nightmare and one of the best albums of the year.

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28 Sep 2015 // 1:30 AM

Peaches: Rub

The minimalist rawness of Rub is a stylistic return to form, one that evokes the gritty essence of Peaches's delectably smutty debut.

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Girl Band: Holding Hands with Jamie

The Dublin band's debut LP documents four musicians in flux together, their increasing ability to rely on one another allowing them to bother less with outside expectations.

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Miley Cyrus: Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz

Crass, often cringe-worthy and overtly sexual, Miley Cyrus And Her Dead Petz is a fascinating, bloated mess.

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Apprentice Destroyer - “Cloud Fortress” (audio) (premiere)

We're not too sure how subversive this anonymous project actually is, but it's yielded some spellbinding, krautrock-derived music.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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