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Interview: Illuminated Paths

by C Monster • June 2015 Illuminated Paths is that shattering skyline of city, mountain, and beach-sunset that only continues to take shape every other moment. And instead of even counting how many releases Illuminated Paths has this...Show More Summary

Watch: KAEB - “When We Fall”

Can you release a split EP with yourself? While it might sound a bit like musical schizophrenia, the upcoming release between the Bristol based BEAK> and their counterparts is an already established act in the experimental underground comprising of Geoff Barrow (of Portishead fame), Billy Filler and Matt Williams. Show More Summary

Arovane shares new track despite illness, replaced by bvdub at upcoming Substrata Festival

To PNWesterners and those justifiably traveling from afar (including the curator himself): the final edition of Substrata is less than a month away, which hopefully means that you’ve opted for physical preparation by performing a series of yoga poses underneath a nearby body of water. Show More Summary

Music Review: Meg Baird - Don’t Weigh Down The Light

Meg Baird Don’t Weigh Down The Light [Drag City; 2015] by Willcoma Rating: It’s been awhile. No one does psych-folk with both elements quite so perfectly pitched and enmeshed, so it’s a relief to have Philadelphia luminary Meg Baird back with a remarkable new record to show ‘em how vital this careworn, 60s sort of thing can be. Show More Summary

Mix Tape: Songs that Name Check/List A Mighty Host of Geographical Locations

Requested by Zach • Compiled by Some Direction We are influenced in our moods and emotions more than we like to acknowledge by the places we frequent, by their design or lighting. Then again, perception of spaces and places visited is also colored by how we feel at that given moment. 01. Show More Summary

Google Play announces free, ad-supported version of music-streaming service, but what does T. Swift think?

Gonna really lean in to the tech-reporting angle and tell you about Google Play Music’s new free, ad-supported streaming service. Where previously the only way to access any music that you hadn’t uploaded to the free locker service yourself...Show More Summary

? Listen: Sleeparchive - “The Coldest Place On Earth”

Trapping a wasp in an old crisp packet, the child recalls every time it has been stung. The wasp, engorged by the dusty prawn cocktail remains, feels similarly nostalgic. Nobody asks the crisp packet how it is feeling. “recorded in winter...Show More Summary

Premiere: Dmytro Nikolaienko - “Under The Integral”

Recent interpretations and reissues of early electronic music have become all the more captivating in recent years. As there are very few boundaries as to what an ‘electronic album’ might now constitute, the way we perceive the projection of this evolving craft is drastically altering. Show More Summary

Max Richter, not your mother, tells you to go to Sleep with upcoming eight-hour album

Hush, little baby, don’t say a word, Max Richter’s gonna ferociously deny you a mockingbird and instead deliver something that every kid secretly and unknowingly wants: an eight-hour album, explicitly called a “lullaby,” that’s accordingly...Show More Summary

La Luz tour the universe, release new album Weirdo Shrine

Your tour’s so big, you get in a red van and people yell “Hey Kool-Aid man!” Your tour’s so big, I had to take a train and two buses just to get on its good side. Your tour’s so — Oh, you’ve never heard a “your tour’s so big” joke before? Is it possibly because they don’t really work, and are kinda lame? Noooo, of course notttttttt. Show More Summary

? Listen: Phil Minton - “A Feralish Choir”

over the telephone it is easy enough to blame the room for he trash smell but, in truth, the trash smell comes out your mouth in your smog. suppose, way back when, an utter was the origin of trash every utterance since adds to the landfill...Show More Summary

New Order complete some music, release it as a new album titled Music Complete. What more do you WANT?!?

Dude, can you believe that the “80s band” band New Order are putting a new album out this year?!? Me neither! I mean, it’s not even “the 80s!” Come ON, you guys! Still, according to the website Pitchfork Media, that’s exactly what’sShow More Summary

Young Thug and London On Da Track announce Slime Season mixtape release date

Take it from the man himself: Young Thug’s “got a hundred thangs to do,” and releasing copious amounts of music is clearly on the agenda. Fresh off the back of Barter 6 — one of the best damn things to drop this year, btw — and thatShow More Summary

Premiere: Gora Sou - “Manolo”

HD sounds have never been “my thing.” Not as much as other pals of mine. Especially music-making pals. I’m just particular to gritty composition. Though, it’s a real hassle to achieve both sounds, as I understand. And Gora Sou is fucking...Show More Summary


This week on Sun Araw’s Second System Vision Radio featured Dublab show, Spencer Clark (back from Australia; still in Australia) played two pieces: PINHEAD IN FANTASIA: THE OPERA & DARTH MAUL AQUARIUM HEAD-SCRATCHERS. THE OPERA bit is...Show More Summary

Music Review: Beat Detectives - Climate Change

Beat Detectives Climate Change [Not Not Fun; 2015] by C Monster Rating: I believe music is at its most powerful when the sounds alter the listener into thinking the medium is tangible, one even beyond the analog. All music essentially propels this notion, but conscious (mostly psychedelic) artists perpetuate and advance it. Show More Summary

Mix Tape: It’s dead midnight on the beach, with no one around, and we just want to watch the stars and have an experience

Requested by Brad • Compiled by darb I hope this one’s OK. 01. TOKiMONSTA - “Gamble” (Midnight Menu) 02. The Field - “Silent” (From Here We Go Sublime) 03. Wreck Small Speakers on Expensive Stereos - “Oh and From the Beach” (River Falling Love) 04. Show More Summary

? Listen: Teengirl Fantasy - Thermal Remixed

If you didn’t catch 4real’s website for Teengirl Fantasy’s Thermal EP, restart your computer, close all unnecessary programs, and visit HERE. Perhaps more than the EP itself, Thermal’s web experience alone encapsulates the aesthetic direction TGF has been undertaking as of recent. Show More Summary

Premiere: Magic Fades & Soul Ipsum - “Pangea LTD”

A little over a year after the collaborative debut of Magic Fades (Jeremy Scott, Mike Grabarek) and Soul Ipsum (Wyatt Schaffner), they’re back with the second book, Zirconia Dynasty, out June 30 on Columbus, Ohio’s Apothecary Compositions. Show More Summary

? Listen: Mark Vernon - Clock Showroom - Cumbria Clock Restoration

Spare compared to Poème Symphonique, and, as a consequence, more dynamic. Anomalous bells and dings make guest appearances and ring over the usual ticking suspects: the rhythmic foundation: the thuds in the wood. Spring-loaded fever with disco sensibility. Show More Summary

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