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MATCHESS MELTS THROUGH THE WALL

posted January 18th, 2022

With the new album SonescentMatchess takes a giant step off the wings of the psychedelic songcraft she's flown over the past decade, melting into pure psychoacoustic space with her new songs, where she and they float and mingle with all the other sounds we hear in our body; sounds that flow, the thoughts of sounds and the natural pulsing in our ears as they strain to hear more.



Sonescent 
further departs from previous Matchess recordings, where Whitney Johnson performed and sang all... (read more)

Artists in this story: Matchess

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GETTING PHYSICAL WITH A BLIND DATE

posted January 13th, 2022


Imagine infinite moments of time: songs from history, made by many fond, familiar names, then played and sung in other times by other very noteworthy individuals and slowly released into a whole new timeline, promoted exclusively on the internet with videos, works of art and guest-star cameos. Stop! You don't have to imagine anymore - now, you can have this living musical almanac in your very own home. Blind Date Party is NOW AVAILABLE on vinyl, compact disc and cassette formats.... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Callahan & Bonnie Prince Billy

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LIGHT ONE WITH MATCHESS

posted January 7th, 2022

The sonic sorceress we know as Matchess, whose album Sonescent comes out Feb. 25th, has crafted a demo for you, beloved reader.
 


Keeping the magic transparent, Whitney Johnson (of Matchess) says, "In this video, I build and distort an overtone series above the fundamental 64 Hz. I begin with sine waves in the 2nd to 5th harmonics in this order: 192 Hz, 256 Hz, 320 Hz, and 384 Hz. Each of these is coming from... (read more)

Artists in this story: Matchess

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THE SPACE [CALLED CONTINENTAL EUROPE] IS THE PLACE

posted December 17th, 2021

On Switched On Ra, the Bajas deep delve into the songbook of one of their soul-predecessors, Sun Ra. Utilizing nineteen different keyboards, their take on Ra's loose grooves and the Arkestra harmonies is as unique as it is intoxicating.

With a few Chicago performances under their belt, Bitchin Bajas are set to redistribute the radiation of Sun Ra's atmospheric gas across our terrestrial sphere; with European festival dates secured, Cooper Crain, Rob Frye and Dan Quinlivan are primed to transport their... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bitchin Bajas