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KEEP ON DUBBING

posted September 21st, 2022

As Al Cisneros continues to move through the dub zone, a journey over a decade in length, his music and production continue to evolve and deepen. The sinew of the bass strings sets the pocket with ever-focused raw and relentless drive, while on the version, the mixing desk becomes it’s own instrument.

With a multi-segmented bass melody, the rhythm section on "Suicide of Judas" b/w "Akeldama" lays out an elaborate series of movements... (read more)

Artists in this story: Al Cisneros

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NACE OF SPADES

posted September 20th, 2022

Leaning into discomfort and uncertainty to cement an impression of beauty, Bill Nace is always prepared to play a hole card and take a seismic step forward. With his forthcoming album, he's built the process of recording into a greater compositional adventure. Using every element of the performance, from the sound coming through the amp to the sound of the amp itself, Bill's phrases talk to and obliterate each other, via loops and improvisations, expanding and emerging into unheard vistas throughout the album Through a Room. ... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Nace

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MASTER OF YTI⅃AƎЯ

posted September 12th, 2022

Bill Callahan would like to remake your acquaintance in the new YTI⅃AƎЯ. Right out the gate, he’s standing in two places at once: meeting up with old friends behind the scenes before encountering them on the record, finding himself coming round the bend and then again as someone else on down the line. Like the character actor he played on Gold Record, writing stories about other people, telling jokes about everyone, and in singing them, becoming the songs.

The first preview of ... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Callahan

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LIMINAL SPACE SHARE

posted September 9th, 2022

When it comes to solid-gold indie rock hits circa 2022, we're approaching critical Mess! As Mess Esque continue on their tour of the UK and Europe, with a solo show at Cafe Oto in London tonight, they now reveal ANOTHER new single! Scraped delicately from the embers of internal passions and rendered as music in their separate studios. Mess Esque clearly desire to share some space in our souls: “Liminal Space”!

As already established by the last month's "Amour your Amor" single, the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Mess Esque

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CLOUDY WITH NO CHANCE OF THE BLUES

posted September 8th, 2022

With 2020 hindsight (and magic mics), we spy with our AV eye, Wand, in their late Plum/Laughing Matter quintet style, rolling up the west coast and rolling out the magic carpet rides on the upcoming live double album, Spiders In The Rain. These early 2020 nights spent communing with the crowds and jamming toward infinity with promise that we’ll meet again, on other nights like this further on down the Möbius strip. But you KNEW this!

Spiders In The Rain is ... (read more)

Artists in this story: Wand

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SHEBANG TIMES "III"!

posted September 6th, 2022

Oren Ambarchi's Shebang is without a doubt the best party you'll get invited to this year! Shebang's not simply a good time, not just a beautifully crafted album, but a masterwork in composition and collaboration. Oren drew together an international all-star cast of musical luminaries whose contributions were recorded individually in locations from Sweden to Japan. They're threaded together so convincingly (by Ambarchi in collaboration with Konrad Sprenger) that it’s hard to believe the musicians weren’t all breathing the same studio air. Shebang follows multiple paths through space,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Oren Ambarchi

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A COMPACT WITH THE PEOPLE

posted August 29th, 2022

The NOW phase of No Age is upon us, and the future is BRIGHT HERE! With People Helping People, their evolution is crisp and crystalline, with production mods rooted in punk modes, frantic filter passes and deceptively low-fi sounds and guitars piling up corrosively to screaming blissful climax. People Helping People finds their disparate desires operating in perfect sync; prolegomenic weirdness fused immaculately to classic rock propulsion, transforming the energy pouring out from their hands and feet with electronics.

When “Compact Flashes” bounces in on... (read more)

Artists in this story: No Age

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MESS ESQUE AMOR SPREADS WITH UK/EU TOUR, NEW SINGLE!

posted August 26th, 2022

Yes, Mess Esque is spreading all over the place, beyond the magical shores of their native land. And to wit, they've got more news!

Returned to their separate spaces between tours of the US and the just-announced - and just-starting, holy gasp! - European tour (commencing in the sovereign territory of the UK - god bless 'em), Mick Turner and Helen Franzmann's remote-link got all burnt up as they plotted a couple of fresh courses to the center of our soul - yup,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Mess Esque

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CATCH MEG BAIRD ON TOUR THIS FALL

posted August 24th, 2022

At long last, Meg Baird will be out on the road again—this time with a full backing band of captivating co-conspirators!

Since co-founding Philadelphia's luminary psychedelic folk collective EspersMeg Baird has steadily created a body of solo and collaborative work within folk, acoustic, electrified and underground music traditions. She has recorded with harpist Mary Lattimore, helped form Heron Oblivion as a drummer and vocalist, and has continued to create her own solo work featuring her beguiling guitar and songwriting. An... (read more)

Artists in this story: Meg Baird

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THE BAJAS IS BACK

posted August 22nd, 2022

With a tactile clunk, Bitchin Bajas (Cooper Crain, Rob Frye and Dan Quinlivan) bubble to the surface. Bajascillators, arriving almost five years since their last official full-length, 2017’s Bajas Fresh, is a riveting new full-length springing forth from the implacable, eternal gene pool that's also included soundtracks, re-imagined cuts from Sun Ra's catalog, and collaborations with Natural Information Society and Bonnie 'Prince' Billy among their illustrious recorded output. Following the flow, as always, the Bajas go ever-deeper-and-higher on Bajascillators!

Bajascillators reflects the experiences — the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bitchin Bajas