Articles tagged rotwang, idm, breakcore, ambient, experimental, noise

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 // 2:20 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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15 May 2015 // 2:05 AM

Michael Price: Entanglement

Entanglement is a very personal expression of my obsessions: music, love, physics and the inter-connectedness of things.

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14 May 2015 // 2:20 AM

Tyondai Braxton: HIVE1

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

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12 May 2015 // 2:30 AM

Blanck Mass: Dumb Flesh

Like a shiny penny left submerged in Coca-Cola, the elements of dance music corrode here in Benjamin John Power’s hands.

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24 Apr 2015 // 1:05 AM

Squarepusher: Damogen Furies

Even when Damogen Furies starts to become overfamiliar in its spastic rhythmic explorations, Squarepusher finds a way to upset the listener's expectations.

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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 // 2:00 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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6 Nov 2014 // 2:05 AM

Grouper: Ruins

It’s as if she took a previous Grouper album and stripped everything away, down to the bones, down to dust.

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5 Nov 2014 // 2:06 AM

Clark: Clark

“Music is like sculpture. It’s like trying to capture a moment of ultimate momentum, and distill it forever. An invincible, sealed capsule of sound.” -- Clark, August 2014

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Daniel Lanois: Flesh and Machine

Daniel Lanois has upped the ante with Flesh and the Machine by pledging to search "for something that’s never been heard before".

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The Heliocentrics and Melvin Van Peebles: The Last Transmission

The Heliocentrics and Melvin Van Peebles create an ambitious, "cosmic" effort with collaboration The Last Transmission.

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Stone Jack Jones - “Circumstance” (audio) (Premiere)

Nashville musical mystic Stone Jack Jones has released his newest single, "Circumstance", a song where a lone banjo gives way to rising and falling verses, with spectral vocals creaking throughout a long-rotten homestead on late autumn winds.

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"Radio 104.5's birthday show featured great bands and might have been the unofficial start of summer festival season in the Northeast.

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