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Drew Daniel: "Trump has weaponized a kind of insincere, smarmy trolling manner. I didn't want music that similarly relied upon that stance. I wanted something that was, in a way, the opposite. Something that felt affirmative and warm."
Matmos' Drew Daniels rebrands his solo work to meet the trying times, offering up an ambient techno classic for the ages under his Soft Pink Truth moniker.
Avant-garde drummer Jim White and folk guitarist Marisa Anderson get together without rehearsing to see what happens on The Quickening.
Chicago-based cellist, Alison Chesley (a.k.a. Helen Money) creates an utterly riveting listen from beginning to end on Atomic.
Revered experimental Japanese noise/punk/jazz band, OOIOO are back with a typically intense and brilliant new album, nijimusi.
Atlanta's Sequoyah Murray has delivered one of the best albums of 2019 with his extraordinary debut Before You Begin.
Electronic musician Markus Popp continues to make warm, creative and adventurous electronic music under the Oval moniker with his new EP, Eksploio.
On their first collaboration since 2016, a meeting of experimental musical minds has produced an album full of quiet, off-kilter introspection.
Lightning Bolt's Sonic Citadel is both punishingly noisy and, at times, surprisingly tuneful. People who are on Lightning Bolt's exceedingly loud, improvisational vibe will find plenty to like here.
Folk duo House and Land's Across the Field is a collection of songs that consider historical context as much as modern relevance.
The new album from the L.A.-based psych-rock trio Dommengang is a pummeling – yet smartly executed – riff-fest.
Drew Daniel of Baltimore-via-Bay Area pranksters Matmos discusses their new album Plastic Anniversary, homophobic Montana moms, and the difficulties of recording a breast implant.
Experimental electronic duo, Matmos return after the exquisite Ultimate Care II with an etude on the various sounds that plastic materials can awaken.
Elena Setién's Another Kind of Revolution conceptualizes transformation as rooted in empowerment. The album is a recognition of women and their ability to act as catalysts for a popular and personal insurgency.
On Boy Meets Girl, Japan's ENDON carry down the same path of aggression tilting towards their hardcore-esque origins.
Sarah Louise evokes the natural landscapes of meadows, ponds and woods. She connects the spiritual and the material in creative ways that suggest there is more out there than one can understand through thought alone.
Sound artist Marc Richter produces a terrifying record in Seven Horses for Seven Kings by implementing elements of dissonance, off-kilter sampling, and intriguing sonic landscapes
Former Cul de Sac leader Glenn Jones offers the world ten more American Primitive originals on The Giant Who Ate Himself and Other New Works for 6 & 12 String Guitar.
Toubalbero expands the desert blues concept as Sidi Touré creates ecstatic compositions from familiar sonic elements.
North Carolina singer-songwriter Sarah Louise wanders the vast open spaces of nature for a unique and magnificent record.
Experimental Artists YoshimiO, Susie Ibarra, and Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe Join Forces on 'Flower of Sulphur'
Three unique experimental music minds meet for a powerful improvisational recital in Flower of Sulphur.