Monastics – World Island

For a deeply cathartic psychedelic soundscape, look no further than Monastics’ World Island. Available this week on El Gran E Records, World Island is a reunion of sorts of the formerly NY-dwelling experimental Monastics (which includes guitarist Jeremy Hurewitz, of whom regular readers here would recognize as Rootless). During the pandemic, the now geographically-scattered musiciansContinue reading “Monastics – World Island”

Devin Hoff – Voices From the Empty Moor (Songs of Anne Briggs)

Bassist Devin Hoff’s loving tribute to Anne Briggs explores the depth and the versatility of the British folk legend’s classic songbook. Most readers here would agree that Anne Briggs, along with Shirley Collins, is one of the foundational pillars of the English folk music revival of the 1960s and 1970s. She unquestionably inspired an entireContinue reading “Devin Hoff – Voices From the Empty Moor (Songs of Anne Briggs)”

Song Premiere: “Mixed Signals” (Live at The 5 Spot) by Jack Silverman

We are honored to share with you”Mixed Signals,” the ghostly lead single from Jack Silverman’s new live tape, Live at The 5 Spot, which is set to be released digitally and on cassette by Centripetal Force Records on November 12. Check it out: Available today for preorders, Live at The 5 Spot features the NashvilleContinue reading “Song Premiere: “Mixed Signals” (Live at The 5 Spot) by Jack Silverman”

Pelt – Reticence / Resistance

For the best in trance-inducing progressive folk experimentations, seek out Pelt’s latest album, Reticence/Resistance. Pelt has been a legendary force within the worlds of experimental and psychedelic folk music for over 25 years, and this album proves that their powers haven’t receded a bit. In fact, this might be the band at their strongest andContinue reading “Pelt – Reticence / Resistance”

Reboot – The Golem Rescored

Reboot, a non-profit that works to expand upon the Jewish identity, has rescored the 1920 silent German Expression classic The Golem: How He Came Into The World, with the help of musicians like Meg Baird and members of bands like Boredoms, the Flaming Lips and The Dead C. The Golem: How He Came Into TheContinue reading “Reboot – The Golem Rescored”

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”