Articles tagged experimental

11 Oct 2017 // 10:30 AM

Sudan Archives - “Water” (Singles Going Steady)

Sudan Archives' innovation knows no bounds, and while the slice that is “Water” is barely a glimpse of that, it’s a good one.

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The Residents: 80 Aching Orphans: 45 Years of the Residents

Right now we need some weird in our life. So, the release of a career spanning Residents box set is right on time.

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Deradoorian: Eternal Recurrence

Following a very open and expansive record, Deradoorian dives into a minimalistic state with Eternal Recurrence, exposing all the subtlety and emotion of her music.

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Sudan Archives: Sudan Archives

Whatever you think you know about violin music, forget it. On her debut EP, Sudan Archives redefines what four strings can do.

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Forest Swords - “Congregate” b/w “Free” (video)

Forest Swords offers up "Congregate" b/w "Free" single to benefit relief efforts in Puerto Rico and Mexico.

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Human Existence, in One Album: Ólafur Arnalds’ ‘Eulogy for Evolution’ Ten Years Later

Ólafur Arnalds' stunning debut Eulogy for Evolution, still his masterpiece, remains a gorgeous and disquieting vision of human life.

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Chelsea Wolfe: Hiss Spun

Wolfe's fifth studio album continues to aggressively pursue metal and industrial music, making for an enrapturing listen all the way through.

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Maximalism, Not Nihilism: Electronic Composer Dan Deacon on the Necessity of Creating

Dan Deacon talks with PopMatters about the 10th anniversary of Spiderman of the Rings, Ultimate Reality, and his original soundtrack for Rat Film.

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29 Sep 2017 // 7:45 AM

Antwood: Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content is a creepy listen, intentionally packed with artifice.

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Ben Frost: The Centre Cannot Hold

Ben Frost opens up the next chapter of his discography with a work of stunning minimalism, relentless noise, and cinematic scope.

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Godspeed You! Black Emperor: Luciferian Towers

In a slow-moving reconfiguration of its sound, Godspeed You! Black Emperor releases their most accessible and melodic work to date.

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Hype Williams: Rainbow Edition

To listen to Rainbow Edition is to constantly be waiting for the next thing.

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Dean Hurley: Anthology Resource Vol. 1: △△

The Twin Peaks soundtrack collection exposes a key architect for one of the most daring shows of all time.

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Close Encounters of the 4th Kind with the Sun Ra Arkestra in San Francisco

Allen leads the Arkestra in building a steady groove with layers of rich horn melodies over a tribal beat, with a torchy female vocal about those feisty angels and demons on the cosmic plane.

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End Christian - ‘Energy & Strength’ (album stream) (premiere)

Experimental Philadelphia collective End Christian explores darkness with the hope of radiating light into the world.

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Dina Maccabee - ‘The World is in the Work’ (album stream) (premiere)

With just her viola and her laptop, Maccabee develops an intricate world throughout an album made in a single day.

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Oneohtrix Point Never: Good Time Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

One of the finest electronic musicians of this era continues his hot streak with the Good Time motion picture soundtrack.

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9 Aug 2017 // 11:20 AM

Zola Jesus - “Exhumed” (Singles Going Steady)

Zola Jesus is too powerful for this mortal coil, and this dramatic track proves it.

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Various Artists: Invenciones: La Otra Vanguardia Música en Latinoamérica 1976 - 1988

Spanish label Munster unearths a wealth of unjustly neglected avant-garde and experimental music from Latin America.

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Frank Zappa: Jazz From Hell (Yesterday’s Jukebox)

Frank Zappa's complex, electronic masterpiece showed what the late, great maestro could achieve by removing the human element and harnessing the power of a machine.

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NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

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"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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