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Tomaga set to release Futura Grotesk LP on Hands in the Dark. Ew!

I just found a rotten banana peel at the bottom of my stupid backpack that I stupidly forgot about for at least two weeks. It’s disgusting. It got all over my stupid fancy books and headphones and I’m filled with materialistic self-loathing. Then, oh boy, Tomaga show up envisioning an even uglier future. Show More Summary

Premiere: Black Spirituals - “Black”

Is that the sound of a transmission trying to break through static or of static struggling to maintain itself? Are we coming into or out of frequency range? Is “Black” the combination of all colors or the lack thereof? Is there order...Show More Summary

Saga to release Flight Risk EP on Lit City Trax

Sure, we can talk about footwork. Let’s talk about how those crazy dance moves associated with the genre have led to NY label Lit City Trax (founded by J-Cush, DJ Spinn, and DJ Rashad) figuratively dancing off the reservation, narrowly...Show More Summary

? Listen: KLSLWSK - Drips

A cute little computer is making some cute little music in Seattle! The cute little computer belongs to producer KLSLWSK of Manicure Records. The decidedly lo-fi “Drips” feels as nuanced as work by those other bubbly producers (SOPHIE, A. Show More Summary

Mike & Cara Gangloff (Pelt, Black Twig Pickers) set to release new album Black Ribbon of Death, Silver Thread of Life

Mike and Cara Gangloff (both of Pelt and Black Twig Pickers fame) seem to have a compulsive attitude to recording and releasing some iteration of the “down-home folk with a psych twist” album. In some sort of brief pause between Pelt and Twig Picking duties, their co-conspirator Nathan Bowles has gone off and done a solo album, so Mr. Show More Summary

Cerberus: German Army - Jivaro Witnesses

By Grant 'Gumshoe' Purdum on Sep 29 2014 As Ben Stiller once said: Here we go again; again … German Army invades my record room and it’s NOT OK. Never. So what is Jivaro Witnesses all about? Well, I’m not completely sure, but there are a lot of sexual references being bandied about. Show More Summary

? Listen: FKA Deji - FKA Anthem

It seems like this probably happens a lot, so no, this isn’t FKA Twigs. (It’s sort of shocking how she’s really taken over this acronym. It probably wasn’t intentional, but she’s turned a form into content for better or for worse). “FKA...Show More Summary

Constellation Tatsu follows up “Summer Batch” with “Fall Batch,” five new tapes for you to score soon

Constellation Tatsu knows that 2014 is almost up, but they aren’t going down without getting a few more warped, ambient cassettes into your greedy little hands. Steven Ramsey’s Oakland-based label has had a quite a year so far, putting out tapes by Pulse Emitter and Hakobune, along with a host of others. Show More Summary

Music Review: Aphex Twin - Syro

It's only when there's an identifiable addition to Richard D. James' ever-expanding discography that the features, interviews, and reviews start surfacing again. But more than just providing additional insight into the mind of such an...Show More Summary

Music Review: Whirr - Sway

Whirr Sway [Graveface; 2014] by Will Neibergall Rating: As it turns out, Whirr is loud in real life, and not just on the internet. This is something I discovered when I saw them in an awkwardly large, low-ceiling’d room without a stage in Tempe a couple of weeks ago. Show More Summary

Mix: Guest Mix: Ravioli Me Away - The Inevitable Mix

(MP3 DOWNLOAD) - (PODCAST) Did you know it costs $20 to become a Pastafarian minister? Yep, even satirical anti-religions are cashing in on humankind’s apparently insatiable appetite for overt, CAPS LOCK irony. In such a world, it becomes easy to see why a band like Ravioli Me Away can cause such frothing explosions of superlative sincerity. Show More Summary

Nazoranai (Haino/O’Malley/Ambarchi) announce new full-length with title so long it definitely won’t fit in this headline, out November 11

If I understood science and subjective human experience enough to set my watch against anything other than other clocks, the second thing on my list to give a shot at watch-setting by (right after the sounds of my roommate doing hisShow More Summary


Filth is a bad word to many, but hopefully you aren’t some Puritan who can’t cope with the raw grit of reality, ‘cause SEEMR’s “DIRTY TAPES MIX” is so filthy you might catch something from it. The whole thing feels like it could be a...Show More Summary

Why buy the world’s first electronic synthesizer? The answer is WHY NOT

When you’ve tired of collecting Ming vases, buying up private islands in the shape of snails, palm trees, etc. and hunting the Most Dangerous Game, what’s a monied, eclectic sort supposed to do? Ah, that’s it. Thank you, FACT. Buy the world’s first electronic synthesizer. Show More Summary

? Listen: Jimmy V - Dreamy V

Drip-Hop genius Jimmy V brings his newest here on his 17:17 Dreamy V EP. I’ll accept the #Sneakergaze hash tag given on the SoundCloud, as altho it is decidedly hip-hop, it has many shoegazy qualities, albeit with much fresher shoes than what Kevin Shields was probably wearing back in the day. Show More Summary

Faust tell the tale of j US t, a new full-length, birthed as a being in cosmic time, out November 28

What are you doing right now? “Well, I don’t know, I was just pulling out my calendar actually…” Damn right you were. You were pulling it out because you had the premonition that I was about to come to you to drop some knowledge about a new Faust full-length that’s coming out in November on Bureau B. Show More Summary

Film Review: The Notebook (Le Grand Cahier) (Dir. János Szász)

The Notebook (Le Grand Cahier) Dir. János Szász [Sony Pictures Classics; 2014] by Dustin Krcatovich Rating: Sometimes a work of art is so brutal and harsh, so visceral, that I wish that I could unsee it. The weight of Gaspar Noé’s IShow More Summary

Premiere: Panabrite - “Balsam”

Load all of your synthesizers into the pod and arrange them in the 360° formation that suits you best. Can you reach all of the knobs from your central dais? Can each keyboard surface extend to its full length without blocking another?...Show More Summary

? Listen: Amun Dragoon - “spooky elevator” (feat. madalyn merkey)

Friday is goin’ DOWN!!!!!!!!! And I’m thinking of it in terms of velocity via “spooky elevator.” Okay, maybe it’s NOT going down, and tonight you’re taking Grams to the local Greek fall-festival, do the ferris wheel, hit up the rummage tent, grip some scrill at the gambling tent, shitty food, etc. Show More Summary

Thom Yorke announces new solo album Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, to be distributed through BitTorrent

Just got a personal email from Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich, as we do from time to time (less frequently since The King of Limbs ), and after inquiring about the health of everyone on the TMT staff, Mr. Yorke and Mr. Godrich informed...Show More Summary

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