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Music Review: Helm - Olympic Mess

Helm Olympic Mess [PAN; 2015] by Willcoma Rating: For going on 10 years, Luke Younger’s Helm has been a reliable source of unequivocal natural state alteration. As ever, the project is a winner off the bat for producing material where no one track resembles the other. Show More Summary

Mix Tape: If it makes you giggle, buy it

Requested by Old Carn • Compiled by A_Loathsome_Smile 01. Broadcast - “Before We Begin” (Haha Sound) 02. Devin Townsend - “Material” (Physicist) 03. Cardiacs - “Fairy Mary Mag” (Sing To God) 04. David Bowie - “Always Crashing In The Same Car” (Low) 05. Show More Summary


Though clearly well-versed in the art of hardcore boom-bap-style hip-hop, Cambridge, Massachusetts’ Don Def is not from the school of “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” No, Don Def studied at the Nicky Santoro school of “If it ain’tShow More Summary

Basilica Soundscape 2015: Jenny Hval, Wolf Eyes, Actress, The Haxan Cloak, and more to compel an upstate pilgrimmage

We’re certainly long past the days of when Canadian migrants used the Hudson River as an aquatic pathway to big city life and substandard maple syrup, but something tells me that if Basilica Soundscape had been a thing around the late...Show More Summary

Film Review: A Lego Brickumentary (Dir. Daniel Junge and Kief Davidson)

A Lego Brickumentary Dir. Daniel Junge and Kief Davidson [The Weinstein Company; 2014] by Jeff Miller Rating: Describing why his company Brickarms makes supplemental products designed to be compatible with the Lego building system, Will Chapman says, “the Lego world is so adaptable — it’s so modular — that Lego doesn’t get to decide. Show More Summary

Premiere: Adam Lempel - “Jump”

Adam Lempel’s “Jump” is strictly for the PG dreamers. Now, this is a premiere, and I typically don’t dig on music like “Jump,” but it brings me back, you know? It’s definitely nostalgia pop. Potentially just a further variation of everyone...Show More Summary

Royal Trux reissue Hand of Glory; have you opened your heart yet to RTX?

It might not be the second coming of our Lord and Savior (or isssss it?!?!?), but damn does this Royal Trux reunion got a lot of people excited. They’ve got a FEVER, a FEVER that can only be slaked by the reissue of more Royal Trux material. Show More Summary

Watch: Black Wing - “My Body Betrayed Me”

Last year, Have A Nice Life dropped an album that was heavy on cynicism, light on schmaltz. Now and again I like to listen to a “metal” band that takes themselves so seriously they’re driven to act out the church-burning fantasies the other neglected children, the ones who don’t grow up to be Michael Myers, often have. Show More Summary

M.E.S.H. to release debut album Piteous Gate on PAN

M.E.S.H. is straight-up DOING it right now, pulling back the framework of club music and contorting it into something altogether more sinister and fragmented. Last year’s Scythians EP satiated us; the more recent Infra-Dusk/Infra-Dawn...Show More Summary

? Listen: TT The Artist and Schwarz - “2 Much Junk In My Trunk (Thong Song)”

“The Thong Song” was released as the second single for Unleash the Dragon Feburary 15, 2000 – Sisqó’s future contribution to the Library of Congress. 15 years later and “The Thong Song” is still THE thong song. There will never be another thong song. Show More Summary

Pavement announce The Secret History Vol. 1

It would be uncontroversial to say that Pavement was the best American band from the 90s beginning with “P” and ending with “ment.” (Any views to the contrary can be forwarded to our complaints department.) And while the world stillShow More Summary

Cerberus: Odessey & Oracle - The Odessey & Oracle and The Casiotone Orchestra

By Jspicer on Jun 18 2015 The distilling of olden psychedelia through other countries and cultures is a study in modern ethnomusicology. What is often credited as the genre born of Haight and Ashbury has been found out as a movement of music with roots 100 years deep, stretching across multiple genres and generations. Show More Summary

Premiere: Michael Stasis - “Venus Of Soap”

Washing up is a big deal, y’all. Thus, it’s important to fall in love with the “Venus Of Soap” this summer. And Michael Stasis is here to give details on his follies hanging on to the clean-dream. As this “Venus Of Soap” is a slippery and deceitful bar, Michael is never ashamed of being clean, no-matter what scent is either included or added to it. Show More Summary

Music Review: Matthew Shipp Chamber Ensemble - The Gospel According To Matthew And Michael

Matthew Shipp Chamber Ensemble The Gospel According To Matthew And Michael [Relative Pitch; 2015] by Clifford Allen Rating: Pianist and composer Matthew Shipp has been a regular fixture on the international creative music stage for nearly 30 years, his work centered among progressive improvisers in lower Manhattan for much of that time. Show More Summary

Beggars Group (XL, 4AD, Rough Trade, Matador) and A2IM (Drag City, Domino, Mute) pen open letters against Apple Music

In less than two weeks, Apple is officially unveiling its new music service, Apple Music. But things have been pretty shitty for the company lately, and they’re only getting shittier. Recently, US trade group A2IM (American Association...Show More Summary

Mix Tape: Music to abandon personal goals to

Requested by You know who it is • Compiled by CorReg So here you are. After several unfruitful, chaotic years of University studies that eventually led you to nowhere… you’re alone in a messy living room, sitting on the floor. Looking outside the tiny window, you can see a pale, cloudy sky. Show More Summary

? Listen: Meme Vivaldi - “LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC”

Strokes of whimsy are flights of fancy within the musical realm of dimensional notation shift, harnessed by an algorithm of melody who’s only absorption is to ferment them nodes, sacked along areas marked for biological in-/transplant,...Show More Summary

Watch: Jannick Shou - “Skov II”

Danish electronic artist Jannick Shou crafts sessions of hyper-detailed digital thump, dotted with surges of raw texture and aggressive effect processing. His music could just as easily soundtrack scenes of industrial squalor and visions of future circuitry plugged into the vast matrices of our robotic overlords. Show More Summary

Evian Christ signs with Warp, plans installation for London’s ICA in July with David_Rudnick

Everyone’s favorite Kanye-collaboratin’, underwear hockin’, water bottle savior Evian Christ has just announced that he’s signed to everyone’s favorite album-releasin’ Star Trek technology, Warp Records. Now, I’ll bet that because Evian...Show More Summary

? Listen: X.Y.R. - “Dolphin Smile”

The ultra relaxed vibe of X.Y.R. stems from the bedroom recordings of St. Petersburg’s Vladimir Karpov. Just by browsing his Bandcamp you can see that each release takes its theme from a legendary adventure destination or story (the Arctic, El Dorado, Robinson Crusoe, for example). Show More Summary

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