Christopher Otto and experimental string ensemble JACK Quartet apply the concept of “just intonation” to create a stirring, intense triple string quartet.
Mira Calix’s Absent Origin takes the concepts of Dada and re-arrangement from visual artists such as Duchamp for a series of tracks impossible to pin down.
Mephisto Halabi’s The Arabic Room blends eastern exoticism, circuit-bent electronics, and some of the heaviest free improvisations you might ever hear.
Experimental guitarist Daniel Wyche creates soundscapes on Earthwork that feel eerie, comforting, deeply meditative, and full of noisy swaths of inspiration.
Kris Clayton details the anger and frustrations that led to Self Hypnosis’ monolithic extreme/experimental doom debut, Contagion of Despair.
Lee Ranaldo’s In Virus Times is a lockdown project through and through. Its sound, execution, and overall aesthetic stem from uncertainty and isolation.
Innovative guitarist Wendy Eisenberg’s new album Bent Ring is sparse with its instrumentation but bold and unique in its execution.