Tim Story – Moebius Strips

With the aid of artists like Eve Maret, Mark Mothersbaugh and Hans-Joachim Roedelius, composer Tim Story constructed a sonic sculpture in tribute to Dieter “Moebi” Moebius out of archived sounds and tape loops created by the kosmische legend. Story developed this project as an immersive multi-channel audio installation in homage to his friend, Moebius, whoContinue reading “Tim Story – Moebius Strips”

Record Crates United x I Heart Noise Mixtape // Side B: I Heart Noise 

This is the second half of a collaborative mix we’ve created together with I Heart Noise! This half, or Side B, of the mix features six recent favorite tracks picked by IHN. Check it out below: Corntuth – C-001  Anatomy of the Heads – Obsidian Spears Cindy – Wrong Answer Violet Nox – Selene  ZahnContinue reading “Record Crates United x I Heart Noise Mixtape // Side B: I Heart Noise “

August 2021 Roundup

We are inching closer and closer into autumn, so we are inching ourselves closer and closer to our breezy acid folk and Brit folk LPs more and more. However, before we reach that wonderful stage of the year, it’s time to review some of the other killer releases we dug this summer. PLUS! All ofContinue reading “August 2021 Roundup”

New Album Alert: Pelt Returns with Resistance Reticence

Pelt, one of the preeminent forces within the world of noise rock and experimental folk over the last few decades, has returned with possibly their strongest release in years: Resistance Reticence. Released as part of Three Lobed Recordings’ excellent 20th anniversary series (which already has some of the best albums of the last year), thisContinue reading “New Album Alert: Pelt Returns with Resistance Reticence”

Lost In Catland – A Cat Compendium

Help some cats in need by purchasing the new experimental feline-inspired benefit album, A Cat Compendium. Created by Grey Malkin (The Hare and The Moon) and Sven Visterin, this compilation’s goal is to assist animal charities in their native Scotland and Belgium (respectively) that are suffering from a lack of funds due to the pandemic.Continue reading “Lost In Catland – A Cat Compendium”

Xisco Rojo – Transfigurations

Madrid’s Xisco Rojo crafted a psychedelic guitar record that feels less like an album, and more like a collection of rituals that celebrate life itself. Written and performed entirely by Rojo on everything from six and twelve-string acoustic and electric guitars to Weissenborns and Greek baglamas, plus a whole plethora of other exotic and unusualContinue reading “Xisco Rojo – Transfigurations”

Six Organs of Admittance – “All That They Left You”

Six Organs of Admittance has evolved into perhaps its most alien form yet on the shredding new single, “All That They Left You.” With industrial clanging beats, nightmarishly distorted vocals and metallic guitar work that puts the temperature of the surface of the sun to shame, this is Six Organs’ Ben Chasny certainly at hisContinue reading “Six Organs of Admittance – “All That They Left You””

Daniel Bachman – Axacan

Daniel Bachman’s Axacan is less a guitar album as it is a patchwork of manipulated environmental sonic artifacts, arranged in the most evocative and atmospheric of ways. Bachman took the field recordings and found sounds angle of 2018’s The Morning Star and evolved it into a higher form. Instead of decorating or setting the backgroundContinue reading “Daniel Bachman – Axacan”

Tashi Dorji / Ian McColm / Frank Meadows – The Power of Water

Uncompromising, raw and beyond otherworldly, The Power of Water is without a doubt one of the most essential free improv records of 2021. Tashi Dorji (of Kuzu), Ian McColm (of Heart of The Ghost) and Frank Meadows (of The Library of Babel), are each veterans of the DIY avant-garde and free jazz worlds, but thisContinue reading “Tashi Dorji / Ian McColm / Frank Meadows – The Power of Water”

Garden Portal – Spring Batch

Our friends down at Garden Portal Records have a new set of tapes coming out today by some of the most wildly creative guitarists currently performing. Here’s a rundown of this latest batch: Jeffrey Alexander – Reyes Our man Jeffrey Alexander, the unstoppable main head behind Dire Wolves, delivers dazed guitar explorations on this, hisContinue reading “Garden Portal – Spring Batch”