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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

(Y)OUR WISH LIST

posted December 8th, 2021

WE'LL BE STOCKING YOU FOR CHRISTMAS

Hey everybody! Allow us to blow your mind by suggesting that you foreplay/climax/denouement your shopping season with a trip through our most recent releases! They're just naturally the types of things which say, I love you and your sexy mind (mom/dad substitute) by offering up the kindsa sounds that can-open your brain, exposing it to the light, all the better to grow! What are we talking about? You buying these:

FOR YOUR INNER

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STRIKING NEW MATCHESS

posted November 18th, 2021

Sonescent, the new album from Matchess, came to Whitney Johnson’s mind while she was at the Dhamma Vhadanna Meditation Center just north of Joshua Tree, during a course of Vipassana meditation. This is a ten day period that requires, among other codes of discipline, the practice of Noble Silence: silence of body, speech, and mind.
In the past decade, the music of Matchess has spanned outer and inner space, seeking the unseen world that exists behind the world that we see everyday.... (read more)

Artists in this story: Matchess

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TAKE OFFS AND LANDINGS

posted November 15th, 2021

The Intimate Landscape has arrived, stretching from the far horizon into our very mind! This latest entry in the hallowed KPM music series is simply beautiful music, humbly drawing together essences of folk, ambient and soundtrack music (check the visualizer for "Second Moon" as proof!). The Intimate Landscape is Ben Chasny's first solo outing under his own name, but he's been releasing music under the moniker Six Organs of Admittance for nearly 25 years -it's his main jam, to say the least! Therefore, poised to... (read more)

Artists in this story: Six Organs of Admittance, Ben Chasny

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DAYS IN AWAKE

posted November 10th, 2021

Mess Esque was born, like so much of us, in the percussive impact of a big bang! In this case, it was a hoped-for collision of two musical comets - Helen Franzmann and Mick Turner - who've long cut individual paths through the empyrean sea that surrounds our worlds. Their courses were subtly altered when Mick sought a singer to collaborate with on new material. In this new combustion, Helen and Mick direct intuitions and meditations from the remote confines of their individual selves into a greater mass, one... (read more)

Artists in this story: Mess Esque

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Friedrich Kunath's Songs Build Little Rooms in Time Book Now Available

posted November 9th, 2021

An artists’ book born of an ongoing collaboration between Friedrich Kunath and the late musician, writer, and friend David Berman. Published on the occasion of Kunath’s 2019 exhibition at Soccer Club Club, Chicago, IL, presented by Blum & Poe in partnership with Drag City. Designed by longtime mutual friend and collaborator Michael Schmelling.

Hardcover; 48 pages
Edition of 1000
Published by Blum & Poe and Drag City



Special edition of 50 with hand-painted paper-wrapped slipcases by Friedrich Kunath, $150, coming soon.

Artists in this story: David Berman

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IT'S THEIR PARTY AND THEY'LL CELEBRATE IF THEY WANT TO!

posted November 8th, 2021

The Blind Date Party hosted by Bill Callahan and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and featuring AZITAMatt SweeneyAlasdair RobertsMatt KinseySean O’HaganBill MacKayGeorge XylourisDead RiderDavid PajoMick TurnerMeg BairdTy SegallEmmett KellyCory Hanson, Six Organs of AdmittanceDavid Grubbs, Cassie BermanCooper Crain and Sir Richard Bishop happened online in the fall and winter of ’20–’21 — but party planning began in... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Callahan & Bonnie Prince Billy