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TORAL HISTORIES

posted January 23rd, 2024

Rafael Toral’s revolutionary guitar treatments of the 1990s established far frontiers in experimental guitar; with his forthcoming album, Spectral Evolution, Toral's DIY “Space Program” electronic modules aid his explorations in jazz guitar space, unfolding aspects of drone and ambient sound into sensuous new-phase orchestral arrangement, gently, yet relentlessly pointing new directions in the evolutionary idiom we call music. About "Second Short Space", the now-live third single in advance of the album release, Rafael says:

"One thing I always loved... (read more)

Artists in this story: Rafael Toral

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JIM WHITE IS MADE OF NOTHING BUT HITS

posted January 22nd, 2024

Today, veteran drummer Jim White announces his first-ever solo album All Hits: Memories, out March 29th via Drag City, and shares the lead single, “Names Make The Name.” All Hits: Memories is a landmark release from White, who has become universally known as one of the greatest drummers alive for his work with the bands Dirty Three, Venom P. Stinger, Xylouris White, and Springtime, as well as with other artists such as Cat Power, Mary Margaret O’Hara, PJ... (read more)

Artists in this story: Jim White

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LLAMAS GET THE GROOVE GOING

posted January 18th, 2024

High Llamas return today with new single “Toriafan”, a hypnotically grooving pop confection from their upcoming 11th studio album, Hey Panda, set to arrive on March 29th.

Discussing “Toriafan”, O’Hagan notes, "The song is about learning through action and not through the page. It speaks to those with dyslexia. I did not learn well in the classroom. I was a slow reader and to this day learn as a listener and conversationalist. I failed all my exams and worked on construction sites... (read more)

Artists in this story: The High Llamas

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BAJAS FLY SOUTH FOR THE WINTER!

posted January 16th, 2024

Holy smokes, Bitchin Bajas are flashing back again? Yeah! Midsouthern synthesizer suckers, get this: the Bajas have shows coming your way in Kentucky, North Carolina, and Tennessee this March!

Those familiar with a Bitchin Bajas show can attest to the power within: the Chicago-based titanic trio run a lean, mean multi-modular machine, a locomotive that stirs before it steams. Upgraded with all-new gear (the bells & whistles of Bajascillators, hey-hey!) and a few new jams to kick, the Bajas will transfix and transform... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bitchin Bajas

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LAETITIA SADIER STILLS THE SEA

posted January 10th, 2024

Fixing us into the much-needed posture of passive resistance for this (r)evolutionary new (s)election year, “Panser L’inacceptable” is Laetitia Sadier's second single (and video!) from the forthcoming Rooting For Love. Flowing toward the album’s February 23rd release, it follows the previously released single and video “Une Autre Attente.”

On “Panser L’inacceptable,” Laetitia’s wheel-like rhythm guitar paddles the waters atop a raft of Gamelan patterns, synthesized strings trailing in her wake. The video, created by Laetitia and filmmaker Christopher Thomas Allen,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Laetitia Sadier

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WHO'S YOUR BEST FRIEND?

posted January 8th, 2024

Since 2008, Ty Segall has played out his hunger to be free through a dozen solo LPs, a variety of collaborative projects, and a rippling eclecticism of songs, sounds and production, all conversing from album to album in a mad diversity of voices. This search continues with Ty’s newest album, Three Bells, a fifteen song journey to the centre of the self with Ty pushing the limits in his writing and performance, casting light on his inner psyche. Today, leading into the album’s... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

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GO HOME WITH THE CHILDREN'S HOUR

posted January 5th, 2024

Twenty plus years ago, The Children’s Hour (Josephine Foster, Andy Bar, David Pajo), fresh from a cross-country tour supporting Zwan in arenas across North America, made a final stop in Shelbyville, Kentucky. Gathering in the studio of Paul Oldham, they would lay down an album’s worth of material they had been refining on tour, recording over the course of a single day. They each went their separate ways, unsure of when they would reconvene again to share the new record. As... (read more)

Artists in this story: The Children's Hour

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WITNESS NEHAN'S BRAIN PULSE IMPROVISATIONS

posted January 4th, 2024

The debut record from nehan (an evening with nehan) is a technical feat that borders science fiction: led by Masaki Batoh (Ghost, The Silence), the avant-garde rock quintet improvises each performance off the rhythm of a 9hz brain wave emitted from a test subject in a deep hypnosis. Batoh — who's also an acupuncturist — had the idea for a machine that could generate sonic data based on brain waves back in 2010 after winding down work with Ghost.... (read more)

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DRUMMINGS OF PATIENT OG23

posted January 4th, 2024

Our friends at Streamline are making a sonic statement in 2024! With new releases from Sygtryggur Berg Sigmarsson and Brunhild Ferrari already due later this month, Streamline is now proud to announce OG23the first in a series of projected new LPs by Chicago-based composer Kevin Drumm, famous for his string of great releases on labels such as Sonoris, Mego, Moikai, Thin Wrist etc.

Ever unpredictable, Drumm this time takes the fellow time-traveller through what sounds like an electronic field recording,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Kevin Drumm

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BCMC FLOATS THE EAST COAST

posted January 3rd, 2024

Let the glistening sounds of BCMC envelop you this winter, like a fresh blanket of snow! The celestial combo of Bill MacKay and Cooper Crain will breeze through the East Coast this February on tour, bestowing the blissful tones of Foreign Smokes upon eight cities.

Like two beams of light colliding, Bill and Cooper combine shimmering guitar strings, towering cathedral organs, and fluttering synthesizers to build an otherworldly aura across each BCMC performance. The secret to BCMC’s serenity lies within its improvisational nature... (read more)

Artists in this story: BCMC