Articles tagged experimental

Momus: Pubic Intellectual - An Anthology, 1986-2016

Hilarious, catchy, incisive, and exhausting, Pubic Intellectual captures Momus in all of his forms, from lo-fi pop craftsman to boundary-pushing satirist.

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18 Aug 2016 // 2:30 AM

Gonjasufi: Callus

Callus is a bleak, seemingly hopeless sonic landscape. A massive bummer of an album in a year already pushing the bounds of reality in nearly every way imaginable.

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Christian Fennesz and Jim O’Rourke: It’s Hard for Me to Say I’m Sorry

The first duo collaboration between Fennesz and O'Rourke turns out to be a good one, but only when they give each other the room to make this sound more like a conversation than a shouting match.

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Damaged, Abstract, Cut-Up Sewer Things: An Interview With Tobacco

Black Moth Super Rainbow’s Tobacco discusses his past and prepares us for a demented future with his upcoming solo album, Sweatbox Dynasty.

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Mary Lattimore and Jeff Zeigler: Music Inspired by Philippe Garrel’s Le Révélateur

The duo's new album, originally performed live with screenings of Philippe Garrel's 1968 silent French film, is a subtly complex composition that works very well on its own.

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1 Aug 2016 // 2:05 AM

Nisennenmondai: #N/A

Japan’s masters of ‘organic techno’ team up with Adrian Sherwood, with results that show their sound can withstand just about anything.

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25 Jul 2016 // 2:29 AM

Rhyton: Redshift

Redshift is an impressive and lasting record because it manages something not all experimental music can pull off. It is both immediate and challenging, catchy and complex.

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27 Jun 2016 // 8:26 AM

Alto!: LP3

With as many tracks as the group has members, Alto!'s LP3 is intellectual, challenging, and downright weird.

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Rhys Chatham: Pythagorean Dream

Despite Chatham's history of working with hundreds of musicians for a single project, the complex and curious Pythagorean Dream is all about Chatham and his guitar.

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Bitchin’ Bajas and Bonnie “Prince” Billy: Epic Jammers and Fortunate Little Ditties

Will Oldham teams with Bitchin' Bajas for a record that's beautiful and meditative. Are we to believe that these cats have found the path to enlightenment? Or have they just made a groovy record?

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9 Jun 2016 // 8:44 AM

Jackie Lynn: Jackie Lynn

Here's an intriguing concept album, a midwestern Western set to music.

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An Anxious Eroticism: The Flesh and Machinery Grooves of Elyas Khan

Elyas Khan's sensuously-disquieting music, in his own words, is a hallucinatory event: it embodies the kind of fear, alarm and agoraphobia we sometimes feel when we've read too many headlines for the day.

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Yoshi Wada: Off the Wall

With Off the Wall, Yoshi Wada solidifies himself as one of the most interesting ambient artists of his day.

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13 May 2016 // 8:10 AM

Young Magic: Still Life

Young Magic's smoldering ambient-pop drifts into new sonic territories on Still Life.

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9 May 2016 // 9:33 AM

Mary Lattimore - “Jimmy V” (Singles Going Steady)

Absolutely gorgeous and fulfilling postproduction harp music with a VHS eyephoria video as an ecstatic bonus.

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Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith: Ears

You can think or feel your way into narratives and “songs” that deliver messages, but in a way you’re tricking yourself into thinking there’s something solid here that you’re fully grasping.

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5 May 2016 // 9:09 AM

Xiu Xiu - “Into the Night” (Singles Going Steady)

Xiu Xiu bring their characteristic experimental noise to a Twin Peaks soundtrack tribute.

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29 Apr 2016 // 2:30 AM

Cluster: 1971-1981

A formative and furtive period for the Krautrock duo is the focus of the blessed box set Cluster: 1971-1981.

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Babyfather: BBF Hosted by DJ Escrow

Dean Blunt: "I think genre terms are really connected … to race and boundaries."

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27 Apr 2016 // 2:10 AM

Susanna: Triangle

While lyrically underwhelming, Susanna's latest album is an enjoyable showcase of her enviable talents.

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The Bric-a-Brac of Games

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"In gaming generally, relevant and irrelevant objects are forever separated because mixing them up might be too confusing for the player.

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