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Music Review: Liziuz - Geschichten des Lebens

Liziuz Geschichten des Lebens [Hospital; 2018] Rating: 3.5/5 E ngaging with desolation should be a laughably quaint notion by now. Especially when one sees that the pursuit has competing interests, all compelled to represent this established aesthetic as innate to who they are. Show More Summary

TMT Comics: Dream Diary - “The Artistic Impulse”

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Kurt Vile announces first full-band shows with The Violators in over a year, because he’d been napping in the interim

Whoa, WHAT YEAR IS THIS? For a while there, it seems like hazy, dreamy, snooze-folk troubadour Kurt Vile got just a little TOO hazy, dreamy, and snooze-y for his own good; because he totally must’ve nodded-off for all of 2017 (okay,Show More Summary

Premiere: Ohm - “G5” [Side A excerpt]

While a teenage me would have geeked out over the latest Coldplay or John Mayer release (you read that right), full grown me is going equally bonkers over new, weirder, and darker noise recordings. With that deepy refined palate, I’ve...Show More Summary

Premiere: Pop 1280 - “When No One Cares”

Earlier, taking a shower: water coagulated by the rain in a dark grey. And bald. Maybe body hair be the culprit, but nahh. A paper towel absorbing the worst sorta liquid. Discoloration of tissue material. Then you dry the issue like a rose you want to keep forever. Show More Summary

Katamari Damacy video game soundtrack rolls onto vinyl for first time

We Never has this been more true than today, with the announcement from Mondo that Namco’s 2004 cult classic PlayStation 2 action-puzzler Katamari Damacy is having its jazzy J-pop jingles literally PRESSED onto vinyl for the very first time. Show More Summary

? Listen: Young Fathers - “Wow”

My party and I use the fire for everything, but telling stories. This century is too hyperkinetic — or do I mean telekinetic — for telling stories. Telling stories overuses repetition, which is an obstacle to what my party and I are trying to accomplish here. Show More Summary

Norwegian composer and Mike Patton-collaborator Kaada gets the last word on avant-garde pop with new LP Closing Statements

I don’t know about y’all, but I’m very frequently frustrated by the fact that the music I listen to while I traipse around the city in which I live (Chicago, thanks for wondering!) isn’t sufficiently “sweeping” and “darkly cinematic”...Show More Summary

Premiere: Gosheven - “Until Exhaustion”

Gosheven is hot. His Bandcamp say he gotti that #50 on WIRE’s “who the fuck b hot in 2017, b” list. My wife would love Gosheven. My wfie b hot, b. And Gosheven b hot. So it’s a match made in tennis. Triple double my guitar loop on the mellow space-age zoom-in. Show More Summary

Music Review: Alvin Lucier - Criss-Cross / Hanover

Alvin Lucier Criss-Cross / Hanover [Black Truffle; 2018] Rating: 4/5 Instructions for listening to Criss-Cross/Hanover by Alvin Lucier: 1. Read this: “Almost 50 years after he famously sat in a room, Alvin Lucier is still making music that explores spatial resonance and tonal interference. Show More Summary

Music Review: John Tejada - Dead Start Program

John Tejada Dead Start Program [Kompakt; 2018] Rating: 3.5/5 J ohn Tejada’s Dead Start Program is something of an entry-level electronic myth-busting event. That’s no criticism, surely: Tejada has arranged precisely the kind of programmatic...Show More Summary

Mix Tape: I genuinely think I’m in love with Maximilien Robespierre

Requested by whatiswrongwithme • Compiled by will gottsegen 01. Pan Daijing - “Phenomenon” (Lack) 02. Geneva Skeen - “Compañero” (Dark Speech) 03. Chief Keef - “Grab a Star” (Thot Breaker) 04. Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement - “Jungle is a Shapeshifter” (Ambient Black Magic) 05. Show More Summary

Premiere: The Cyclist - “Cologne Halls”

When 100% Silk, or their parent label Not Not Fun, puts out a new record with a companion cassette, you know that’s being added to your shopping cart. Whether it’s the humid, languorous synths of X.Y.R., the meditative flute workouts...Show More Summary

? Listen: Orchid Mantis - “sunlight”

This one is definitely coming with me throughout the year. I don’t know where Orchid Mantis has been my past few years of walking around, but this tape has been an utter trip for me. When I heard “sunlight” for the first time, I figured this was going to be a gorgeous listen. Show More Summary

Animal Collective announce Sung Tongs world tour, want to know if you happen to have a leaf house where they can crash between dates?

They’ve been to the past. They’ve been to the future. They’ve even been all around the afterlife (probably). And, you know? The best place to be…is here. No, not HERE-here. I mean ca. 2004. Sung Tongs, baby; SUNG TONGS — a.k.a. “theShow More Summary

? Listen: Unscented DJ and DJ Voices - DJ Voices and Unscented DJ play the Durutti Column (the Lot Radio)

I started listening to music very late and missed that big chunk of educational time in high school and my early twenties when I should have been listening things like the Durutti Column openly and obsessively. They’ve been a name swirling around my mind for a while now and eternal blessings to DJ Voices and Unscented DJ (a.k.a. Show More Summary

Gas to unleash new “composition” Rausch this May on Kompakt

• One is one seventeenth of 17. • Wolfgang Voigt released Pop, his fourth album under the name GAS, on March 28, 2000. His next and most recent, Narkopop, was released on April 21, 2017. • A NEW GAS album, Rausch, is going to be released...Show More Summary

Watch: Rhodri Davies & Dane Law - “Aur”

Synergie Split Single Series (SSSS) is part online archive, part fantasy record DIY label for the modern era. Based around the idea of 7-inch singles, each of SSSS’s releases consist of two tracks — Side A by guest musicians and Side B by avant-pop duo Synergie. Show More Summary

Music Review: Yo La Tengo - There’s a Riot Going On

Yo La Tengo There’s a Riot Going On [Matador; 2018] Rating: 3/5 E very time I think about Yo La Tengo’s There’s a Riot Going On, I come back to the same essential question: whether I find this album more beautiful than boring, or whether I find it more boring than beautiful. Show More Summary

Music Review: Camp Cope - How to Socialise & Make Friends

Camp Cope How to Socialise & Make Friends [Run for Cover; 2018] Rating: 3.5/5 C amp Cope hide in plain sight. Couching their music in the warm, comfortable, familiar sounds of indie rock’s last 20 years or so, the Melbourne-based trio...Show More Summary

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