Articles tagged experimental

21 Feb 2017 // 2:30 AM

Xiu Xiu: Forget

On their latest effort, Xiu Xiu express their grave existential concerns in a structured, disciplined pop format, managing to sound palatable and even fun without diminishing any of their gravity or darkness.

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25 Jan 2017 // 11:00 AM

Xiu Xiu - “Jenny GoGo” (Singles Going Steady)

"Jenny GoGo" is a tormented industrial nightmare, with Jamie Stewart's hushed, unsteady vocals proving far creepier than any of the screeching, ominous electronic noise could ever be.

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William Basinski: A Shadow in Time

Channeling his classic Disintegration Loops, William Basinski's A Shadow in Time contemplates life and death with great clarity.

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How Did Julia Holter Wind Up Scoring a Boxing Film?

How was a composer who makes music as delicate as Julia Holter’s ever going to channel that unique boxing energy?

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The Pop Group: Honeymoon on Mars

The Pop Group's follow up to their 2015 comeback album steers away from classic post-punk and into odd new territory.

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The Best Avant-Garde and Experimental Music of 2016

Today's experimental artists tend to locate reference points in the familiar -- or even hyper-familiar in the case of 2016 masterpieces like the Avalanches' Wildflower or Bon Iver's enigmatic 22, A Million.

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Kjartan Sveinsson: Der Klang der Offenbarung des Göttlichen

Former Sigur Rós pianist Kjartan Sveinsson's first major orchestral work is an intriguing listen for patient listeners. The fourth movement is worth the price of admission alone.

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Yoko Ono - “Hell in Paradise” (Camelphat Remix) (premiere)

Yoko Ono's latest club banger "Hell in Paradise" gets a funky remix from Camelphat.

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Burial: Young Death / Nightmarket

Burial experiments with his genre-defining sound to challenge expectations.

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The Eye of Time: MYTH I: A Last Dance for the Things We Love

Marc Euvrie, aka the Eye of Time, bends all musical elements to his disquieting will on MYTH I: A Last Dance for the Things We Love.

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Mary Halvorson Octet: Away With You

The quirky guitarist expands her septet to include pedal steel and creates landscapes that push the players to real invention.

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30 Nov 2016 // 2:15 AM

Loscil: Monument Builders

Monument Builders is a tribute to those who have sought to make grand artistic statements in their medium of choice, and Scott Morgan subverts this concept by adhering to a minimalist script.

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23 Nov 2016 // 9:38 AM

Nicolas Jaar: Sirens

Sirens is a masterpiece. Melding pop and experimental music, it reflects the uneasiness of our difficult times.

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17 Nov 2016 // 2:25 AM

Lambchop: FLOTUS

Lambchop takes a hard left turn on their new album FLOTUS , which makes heavy use of electronic instrumentation and treated vocals.

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Eli Keszler: Last Signs of Speed

New York-based percussionist and visual artist Eli Keszler guides you through the exotic darkness with an album that overflows with chaos, noise, and order.

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16 Nov 2016 // 9:50 AM

Steve Lehman: Sélébéyone

The saxophonist and composer creates a collaborative hip-hop project that puts thrilling live syncopation and slashing improvisation to good work.

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Ryuichi Sakamoto: Nagasaki - Memories of My Son

When you want weighty music for your weighty film, Ryuichi Sakamoto is the guy to call.

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15 Nov 2016 // 2:20 AM

Katie Gately: Color

Coming from an artist who outwardly flirts the obnoxious, Color is surprisingly tasteful.

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Soundwalk Collective: Killer Road

Atmospheric soundscape architects Soundwalk Collective team up with proto-punk legend Patti Smith to breathe new life into the work of Nico.

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Nadja: The Stone Is Not Hit By the Sun, Nor Carved With a Knife

Experimental noise duo Nadja lays it on thick for their Gizeh debut.

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