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? Listen: K Trax - Elevator.file

K Trax compiles all the best vogue-bass-club-etc. versions of DJ DIOR’S “Elevator”. On paper, it sounds like a bad idea. But give it a listen. There really aren’t any words. I’m really glad this happened. Is that dramatic? • K Trax: • DJ DIOR:

? Listen: The Kiriks - “Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica”

On record, friendly spikes of mid- band jut out across the empty room. The bunsen flame meddles in the fidelity. Fixing to cherry-pick, hands warmed by the flame hover over the keyboard. Grit between intervals rubs off on the zoned-out sequence of keys, leaving fingerprints. Show More Summary

? Listen: Is/Is - “Palmers”

Yes, summer has come and gone for the most part, but leave it to Moon Glyph to roll with the seasons on Is/Is’s autumnal Shadow Days tape. The duo of Sarah Rose and Sarah Nienaber, originally from Minneapolis but now residing in Portland, OR, craft skeletal psych-rock jams reminiscent of Moon Glyph’s other acid-fried rocker, Dead Luke. Show More Summary

Lit City Trax announces EP from Drippin, grime’s Scottie Pippen

Norway-based producer Erik Spanne a.k.a. Drippin has crafted an anxious blend of dancehall and grime that continues to spread on the DJ circuit. Fatima Al Qadiri, Visionist, and NGUZUNGUZU have played the Scandinavian’s hard-edged workouts in their sets, and it’s not surprising because Drippin could easily find a place on Fade to Mind or Keysound. Show More Summary

Premiere: Buck Gooter - “No one owns the sky”

The starkness of Buck Gooter’s music is what brings the minimal brutality of “No one owns the sky.” It’s rooted, but not roots-heavy. Fucking existentially blues’d out too. Everything from the internal is rotten, but still breathing....Show More Summary

Almost Legal: Bloodshot Records readies 20th anniversary all-covers compilation

They grow up so fast. One day they’re a little baby record label, staffed entirely by volunteers and two human-sized, sentient cans of Red Bull, just struggling to figure out how to put a one-sheet together. Then next thing you knowShow More Summary

? Listen: Andrew Weathers - One Day We’ll Find The Valley

I’m fairly convinced that early folk/americana and experimental music as a whole are in many ways inextricably connected. The connections between these worlds aren’t always obvious but the implicit concerns of both genres seemed very tied together. Show More Summary

Cerberus: Adrian Knight - Pictures of Lindsey

By Strauss on Oct 09 2014 Synths glitter like lights off a disco ball on this, the single weirdest fucking tape of 2014, written by a guy named Adrian Knight. He’s a hep jazz cat, a part of that hep jazz cat scene David Lackner’s been hovering around for his Galtta label’s tape releases in New York. Show More Summary

? Listen: Kid Millions & Jim Sauter - “Turkana”

Sustain is endless in the transfer of energy. In this case, the energy is high, as mandated by tradition. In Sauter’s hands, the energy is amplified. His reedplay is pushed through red spit and filters, then misidentified as it morphs into strings: a guitar – pause – a viola. Show More Summary

Antony and the Johnsons announce Turning live album and film, gather ye voice-describing adjectives while ye may

A beautiful voice creeps in from somewhere. You can’t place the source. It seems like it’s from everywhere. Everywhere at once, somehow. It makes you want to use adjectives. Heavenly. Angelic. Divine. The desire is too strong, you fold...Show More Summary

Film Review: The Decent One (Dir. Vanessa Lapa)

The Decent One Dir. Vanessa Lapa [Kino Lorber; 2014] by Christopher Bruno Rating: Abelard and Heloise. Henry Miller and Anais Nin. Jean Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir. Heinrich and Marga Himmler? No, the Reichsführer of the SS, one...Show More Summary

Music Review: Flying Lotus - You’re Dead!

Flying Lotus You’re Dead! [Warp; 2014] by Adam Devlin Rating: “It’s not death I fear, it’s being comfortable in a cloud where nothing ever happens.” As profiled by The FADER and reported elsewhere over the years, Steven Ellison can come off like a bit of an introvert. Show More Summary

Music Review: NehruvianDOOM - NehruvianDOOM

NehruvianDOOM NehruvianDOOM [Lex; 2014] by Jackson Scott Rating: “I just don’t understand how NehruvianDOOM sucks so much” – my roommate NehruvianDOOM starts with an ostensibly thuggish-sounding man’s voice demonstrating an “om” chant,...Show More Summary

DJ Spinn & Taso start Euro Kush tour, featuring eco-friendly merch tables

Partied-out? DJ Spinn and Taso don’t know the meaning of the hyphenated word, even if Hyperdub’s been more than insistent on keeping the 10th anniversary festivities going until people start seeing the world in binary, à la Neo from The Matrix. Show More Summary

Watch: Various Artists: BBC - “God Only Knows”

[0:18] Sick! Probably the most dissonant BBC has ever gotten. [0:21] Oh, it was this fuccboi conductor who interfered. [0:28] How is anyone supposed to read their sheet music in this lighting? [0:32] Here, as before, all orchestra parts...Show More Summary

? Listen: DJAO - “Basement”

I’ve been waiting on this. After a grip of remixes and compilation appearances, Seattle producer, Alex Osuch, (DJAO) has finally put together his debut self-titled long-player. Following last month’s premiere of “Depressing Jog EndsShow More Summary

Soul Jazz to release 12”x12” book celebrating the art of disco sleeves, plus free fold-out coke mirror

Career cratediggers at Soul Jazz have never been interested in ending their excitement at a beautiful reissue or anthology. Their thirst for knowledge pans out through well-researched liner notes, archaeological art, and even the book form. Show More Summary

Bye, Crystal Castles: Alice Glass leaves band

Superwoman Alice Glass (seriously, her Wikipedia page lists the multiple injuries and illnesses she’s conquered over the course of her career) announced that she is leaving Crystal Castles, effectively ending the two-person band. Glass...Show More Summary

? Listen: Felicita - Frenemies EP

After previewing “Doves” and “Climb Up Eh” over the last couple months, Felicita has blessed us with a full stream of his Frenemies EP. These seven sinuous, flexuous, curly, snaky, slippery, squiggly, undulatory, unstable, adaptable,...Show More Summary

Premiere: Regional Curse - “Conversion Therapy”

There’s always a spark within impeding doom. There HAD to be something that set off that big-bang light-years ago; a light tingle can be found in all of everything. Including music. Take for example the new track “Conversion Therapy”...Show More Summary

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