Articles tagged experimental

Swahili Blonde - “Discover Aurora” (audio) (premiere)

Nicole Turley's latest track is loving advice from an aunt to her goddaughter.

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17 Jun 2015 // 2:15 AM

Jaga Jazzist: Starfire

Starfire's Daft Punk-style synth lines scattered inside bold big-band arrangements affirm Jaga Jazzist’s command of style, but confirms the price of crossover success.

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Rob Mazurek / Exploding Star Orchestra: Galactic Parables Vol. 1

Rob Mazurek returns to the perfect musical vehicle for his lofty narratives and massive sound. This time, it's double.

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16 Jun 2015 // 2:10 AM

William Basinski: Cascade

With a single endlessly echoing piano loop, aching yet serene, Basinski demonstrates the fluidity of music.

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Kiasmos: 26 May 2015 - Rough Trade NYC (Photos)

Kiasmos is the exciting, dark and trippy electronic project from Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen.

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Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld: Never Were the Way She Was (take 2)

Two Constellation instrumentalists produce an organic work of seismic proportions.

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28 May 2015 // 3:00 AM

John Zorn: Simulacrum

Simulacrum is for those who were afraid John Zorn might be getting soft.

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Svoy - “Waiting for You” (audio) (Premiere)

Metallic electronica drums meet dark symphonic composition in the sixth movement of New York City-by-way-of-Russia musician Svoy's Symphony No. 1: What Happened When I Was Asleep.

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Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld: Never Were the Way She Was

The unlikely duo of saxophonist Colin Stetson and violinist Sarah Neufeld creates a series of classically minimalist dronescapes that toe the line between the accessible and the avant garde. It’s a daring collection with often surprising results.

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19 May 2015 // 3:20 AM

Holly Herndon: Platform

The nexus of surveillance paranoia and sound architecture resides in Holly Herndon's mind.

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Young Fathers Want to Change What’s Normal

With their new album White Men Are Black Men Too, Young Fathers look to shake people from complacency and change their understanding of pop.

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14 May 2015 // 3:20 AM

Tyondai Braxton: HIVE1

As a look into Braxton's mind, HIVE1 is as fascinating as it is unsettling.

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Merzbow, Gustafsson, Pándi, Moore: Cuts of Guilt, Cuts Deeper

A stunningly ferocious noise album from four masters of their craft.

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Jonah Parzen-Johnson - “If You Can’t Sleep, Just Shut Your Eyes (Adam Schatz Remix)” (Premiere)

Adam Schatz (of Landlady and Father Figures fame) takes on a tune by experimental saxophonist Jonah Parzen-Johnson in this mind-warping remix.

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Gavin Harrison: Cheating the Polygraph

The music of Porcupine Tree meets the rhythmic intensity of Whiplash in these eight dazzling reinterpretations.

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Aidan Baker: The Confessional Tapes

One of heavy music's most prolific and interesting artists makes a quiet, patient album that stands with his best work.

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Young Fathers: White Men Are Black Men Too

Young Fathers’ radicalization of pop is important and thrilling.

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Steve Gunn and Black Twig Pickers: Seasonal Hire

The rough carpentry of these songs lets the dust fly, lets the grain show, but the songs are all the purer, all the sweeter, for their scuffs.

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17 Nov 2014 // 3:00 AM

Roll the Dice: Until Silence

The Swedish duo explores the protagonist's journey through the post-war torn landscape in a soundtrack for an imaginary film.

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Kevin Drumm: Wrong Intersection

As Kevin Drumm steers you through the Wrong Intersection, you can't help but get the feeling that that's where he belongs.

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