Good day. It's raining again. Summer was nice while it lasted.
anabasine - Old Moon in the New Moon's Arms
A spellbinding drone piece from Montréal artist anabasine, performed last month at a practice noise meditation series. It's light and airy and lovely and then 15 minutes in the bass starts to tickle your eardrums. After that it swirls and flurps, spiralling up and down like underwater currents. It drifts on, alternating between the lighter sheen of its higher register and the throbbing bass underneath. Restorative.
stefan rudin - potosequenz
Stefan got in touch to share music for my show but I'm including it here. It's a broad collection of electronic experiments, from weird stompy noise things to abstract found sound meets strange wails, floaty synth, underwater electronics, lots of stuff that defies description. It's well worth your time, and I love the cover that comes with it — is it art, is it music etc.
Planet Rescue - Chrissley Benz - Zockn
Absolutely brilliant weirdo oddities from Chrissley Benz. It's all slightly corrupted 80s horror weirdness, total messy synth freak jams, halfway between video games and bad sci-fi romps. I don't know much about the artist but I want to hear more.
Iron Cthulhu Apocalypse - The Sun in Black (Min-lbum)
It was super sunny last weekend, I spent lots of time out in the back garden. Then I came back to work and this was one of the first things I listened to. Apt, no? I almost don't need to describe it. It's deeply moving drone, a clamour of noise rattling while elongated shrieks fly above and searing bass rumbles below. Sob.
Gays Hate Techno podcast 042_3.0 compilation preview MEGAMIX by Ariel Ztna_GHT3.0 drps 5.10.18!
This is a mix from Chicago's Ariel Zetina, ahead of the release of the third Gays Hate Techno compilation. It's a belter, a raucous tread through the nearly 30 tracks on the comp. We have ambient wash, gnarly acid, funky techno, crisp electro, crunchy breaks... If you dig the mix you can buy the compilation here!
AMAZONDOTCOM - i Luv 2 Dance
Freaky lil noise jam from the defiantly named AMAZONDOTCOM. Wobby bass noises, skittering drums, lovely claps and the title repeated over and over. It's trippy mane. All I know about her is that she's based in LA, she's got ties to Astral Plane and she makes sick tunes. What else do you need?
DJ Neumann/Schwarz 12 - pls book me asap... need breakthrough and cash for album release
Okay sharing this for several reasons. It grabbed my eye because the title is funny. The track is cool, a deep and dubby beatless acid workout. Reminds me the incredible Untitled track by Daywalker + CF's on L.I.E.S. a few years ago. On top of those great points going for it, there's a gas conversation going on in the comments. Trust me.
Kate Carr - Set -- The Long Now, Kraftwerk Berlin, March 2018
Kate Carr's label Flaming Pines featured in the first ever Bandcloud, more than four years ago. Her work has continued since then in many forms, as artist, curator, and here is a live set from a few months back. It's amazing. It brings together perfectly the varying strands of sound she uses so well, from wavering synths to field recordings and twanged guitars. I listened to it as I walked through a park yesterday and thought "why listen to nature when I could listen to this, a better version of nature?!"
I started Crime & Punishment. It's brilliant but I feel I'll be reading it for a while. The translation, from Constance Garnett, is almost Dickensian.