Articles tagged experimental

6 Jun 2017 // 9:42 AM

Flamingods: Majesty

Flamingods use a wealth of exotic instruments to make rich, unusual textures. Too bad they don't work nearly as hard on their songwriting.

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Jesu and Sun Kil Moon: 30 Seconds to the Decline of Planet Earth

Jesu and Sun Kil Moon's latest 30 Seconds to the Decline of Planet Earth is at times tedious and frustrating, but ultimately worth consideration.

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2 Jun 2017 // 8:52 AM

Joni Void: Selfless

At heart, Selfless is an interesting exercise in intentional dissociation.

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30 May 2017 // 9:05 AM

Juana Molina: Halo

Shadows and electronics simmer on Juana Molina's breathtakingly empty new release.

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Jean-Jacques Perrey’s Passport to the Future

Jean-Jacques Perrey inspired the Beastie Boys, Gang Starr and many more and returned to life as a performer and recording artist during his final decades of life.

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Penguin Cafe: The Imperfect Sea

The Imperfect Sea is the third release of Penguin Café, and it sees the band crawling from out of the shadow of its namesake, Penguin Café Orchestra.

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5 May 2017 // 8:57 AM

Forest Swords: Compassion

Forest Swords offers a dazzling, evocative album that acts as the perfect soundtrack to the precarious times we live in.

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Sound Machine: The Evolutionary Vocabulary of the Human Voice

Amplification and voice technologies are bringing a broader palate of sounds to the singer. It’s not all beautiful, but it's very human.

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Saltland - “Light of Mercy” (video) (premiere)

Saltland releases the stunning "Light of Mercy" video to highlight climate change.

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Colin Stetson: All This I Do For Glory

On his most recent release, Stetson produces some of the most intense expressions of his virtuosity.

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All This I Do for Glory: An Interview With Saxophonist Colin Stetson

Extreme soul searching leads sax stylist Colin Stetson towards the very core of his creativity.

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Sun Ra and His Arkestra: Thunder of the Gods

Fifty years after their recording, we can finally hear some of Sun Ra's strangest and most complex compositions.

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Mary Lattimore: Collected Pieces

Mary Lattimore opens up old boxes of memories, offering a fascinating glimpse of a unique talent

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12 Apr 2017 // 2:30 AM

Gonjasufi: Mandela Effect

Gonjasufi offers a companion piece to his most recent album which furthers his dark and warped artistic vision.

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11 Apr 2017 // 2:30 AM

Actress: AZD

Scottish producer Actress evokes abandoned spaces, decaying yet futuristic, with skill and precision.

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10 Apr 2017 // 2:20 AM

Arca: Arca

Arca's third album is both emotionally enrapturing and conceptually thrilling.

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7 Apr 2017 // 2:20 AM

Vex Ruffin: Conveyor

Vex Ruffin adds further variation to his post-punk meets hip-hop sound to create a confident and unique album.

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Saltland: A Common Truth

Rebecca Foon has managed to take what could have been a narrow exercise in chamber music and crafted something with real emotional depth and scope.

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Could This Possibly Be a Piano? The Futuristic Nostalgia of Hauschka

Volker Bertelmann of Hauschka carries a bag of wedges, sticks, marbles, rulers, razors, kitchen implements and tea lights -- ordinary objects that elicit extraordinary sounds from his instrument.

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Julia Holter: In the Same Room

Julia Holter explores her songwriting with an album focused on live in studio recordings.

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'Caltiki': The Creeping Blob!

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"Even at its most creaky in between the hair-raising scenes of queasy ickiness, this movie appeals to style mavens, auteur watchers, and horror historians.

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