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Music Review: Stove - Greatest Hits

Stove Greatest Hits [Exploding In Sound; 2016] Rating: 4/5 Greatest Hits contains both Stove Is The Meat That Fell Out (2016) and Stove Is A Toad In The Rain (2016), available as a cassette from Exploding In Sound. Is The Meat That Fell Out by Stove ag yourself. Show More Summary

Ryuichi Sakamoto returns after hiatus with new album

After stepping away from the business when he was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2014, multiple rainbows are now forming in our minds with the news that Japanese composer and experimental music guru Ryuichi Sakamoto appears to now have...Show More Summary

? Listen: Green Crack - Green Crack 1

Chantal is already strangling 2017 to death with plumes of Green Crack 1. Filling lungs with THC pollution, Green Crack (duo of Zak Mering and Sam Mehran) digs up up “Vol. 1” from the 2013 crypt in all its hazy glory. It’s actually a complete alternate universe. Show More Summary

? Listen: Elysia Crampton - Grace Wales Bonner F/W 2017

I let my palms be god tongues, tasting what they held. Fleshed, on hard zero braid. Entranced by the fragrant rain. Braiding into hard shower shard, Braided into hard zero. ”[…] attendees sat in a circle around a giant stack of speakers—a...Show More Summary

Howe Gelb to release new album Future Standards, to ramble around the US like a tumbleweed to promote it

Not AT ALL content with the current state of the “Great American Songbook” — chiefly because that mighty whisper of a name “Howe Gelb” isn’t in it yet — Howe Gelb has decided to take matters into his own worn, sure, and insanely capable...Show More Summary

? Listen: ??? - reflection

Excuse me? Excuse me? Did I stutter? Did I fucking stutter? Yes, you may have one from the dozens box in the break room, at the end of our dull routine rainbow. Take whatever one you like, take it if you touched it, take it ‘like a jelly roll,’ but don’t ask any more questions about what any of it means. Show More Summary

RIP: William Onyeabor, Nigerian synth funk musician

From Luaka Bop: It is with incredibly heavy hearts that we have to announce that the great Nigerian business leader and mythic music pioneer William Onyeabor has passed away at the age of 70. He died peacefully in his sleep following a brief illness, at his home in Enugu, Nigeria. Show More Summary

Premiere: ohyung - “Park Slope (prod. Muzono)”

The commercialization of Brooklyn locations like Park Slope is overwhelming. Like, let’s take away all the movies and television and reality shows and books and articles and music that is praised because it takes place in Brooklyn: walking...Show More Summary

Dirty Projectors announce new self-titled album, share “Up in Hudson”

The hype cycle is nearing an end! After teasing us with a couple new tracks, Dirty Projectors have finally announced their seventh album. It’s a self-titled release, scheduled for February 24 on Domino. According to their publicist,Show More Summary

? Listen: Unfinished Portraits - ”-“

An onyx horizon, Over the tips of the trees, Like froth at first. Others are here, Figures passing quickly In mired dissonance. You are sitting on a divan. Have a drink of something. You will hear a song.

Odeko readies new two-track single for Gobstopper imprint, premieres new track to help grime-up that pretty life of yours

Hot damn, this is perfect. See, after Bath-based producer Odeko’s grimy and propulsive 2016 debut A History with Samus convinced me to (among other things) quit my job, shun my loved ones, and start obsessively playing Metroid all day,...Show More Summary

Hype Williams return with Guccistreams 2

“Topics: They only give you flowers when you can’t smell em. Well imma give you trees when you can inhale em” – High Beams, Early this morning, Hyperdub tweeted out a new release from Hype Williams, the seemingly fabled 18-year “relay project” best known for introducing us to now ex-members Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland. Show More Summary

? Listen: DJ Lil’ Nip Slip - trump bump

What do we do? It’s something we cannot ignore. But no more energy toward it unless it’s in the name of progression. Let’s try as hard as possible to leave Well Enough alone. Like, it’s happening and doing plenty without your energy,...Show More Summary

Music Review: The Flaming Lips - Oczy Mlody

The Flaming Lips Oczy Mlody [Warner Bros.; 2017] Rating: 1.5/5 3 0 years and 14 albums into their unlikely career, the story of The Flaming Lips has become one of gradual decay and renewal. The core trio of Wayne Coyne, Steven Drozd,...Show More Summary

Julien Baker signs to Matador, reissues Sprained Ankle

When a new artist signs to Matador Records, I run around the TMT offices in a matador costume, shouting “Olay!” This happens often, and it’s sometimes a HR nightmare. On the bright side, I get to write today about Memphis-based songwriter Julien Baker joining Matador after the release of her debut album, Sprained Ankle. Show More Summary

Dan Deacon collaborating with New York City Ballet (spoiler: he’s not dancing)

Although he presumably can still laugh at a Woody Woodpecker cartoon just as easily as the rest of us Joe Shmoes, Baltimore-based maximalist chamber-pop artiste Dan Deacon has been ascending to ever more dizzying heights of compositional rigor and grandeur in recent years. Show More Summary

Premiere: Barnaby Bennet - “Avant LaGuardia”

As if Prurient learned how to software. Or if Rashad Becker mastered Double Cup. Barnaby Bennet’s “Avant LaGuardia” provides intriguing cross-over values in soundscape and remix cultures. Like, “Avant LaGuardia” track is totally justifiable in the club as it is on repeat for three hours while you stare at a wall, complete. Show More Summary

PC Worship announce new album Buried Wish on Northern Spy

Justin Frye wrote and recorded Buried Wish, the new album from PC Worship, in the basement of a condemned building in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn. The basement flooded halfway through the process. Suddenly, my personal Bushwick...Show More Summary

RIP: Charles "Bobo" Shaw, free-jazz drummer, member of the Human Arts Ensemble and Black Artists Group

From St. Louis Jazz Notes: Charles Wesley “Bobo” Shaw, a St. Louis drummer who helped found the Black Artists Group, co-led the Human Arts Ensemble, and played with many prominent jazz and creative musicians of the past half-century, has died at a nursing care facility in St. Louis. He was 69 years old.

Premiere: Empire Line - “Syndicat de la Couture”

Legendary Basque clothing designer Cristóbal Balenciaga had a vision for fashion that had less to do with fitting clothes on a person than with altering the wearer’s shape. Whether by squaring a torso or raising a waistline, his aesthetic...Show More Summary

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