May 2022 Roundup

This month’s Roundup post covers includes fine examples of garage rock to ambient music and Sudanese jazz, as well as many other cool sounds. Check ’em out! Jeff Gburek – Vigilance Suite I & II Available through the great Ramble Records, Vigilance Suite I & II is Jeff Gburek utilizing guitar, zither and an e-bowContinue reading “May 2022 Roundup”

Spring Roundup – Part 2

Here’s the second half of our roundup of records that we’ve been digging this spring. If you missed part one, click here to give it a look. Joys Union Group – Boredom Euphoria Released on Trouble in Mind Records, Boredom Euphoria is a sunny blend of cosmic ambient music and astral jazz that will leaveContinue reading “Spring Roundup – Part 2”

Conrad Burnham – Guide Down

For a wholly peerless listening experience, look no further than Conrad Burnham’s latest experimental sound bath, Guide Down. Released in February on El Gran E Records, Guide Down finds Burnham, an unorthodox LA-based composer, creating raw, nightmarish soundcapes with synthesizers and a manipulated pedal steel guitar. To make things even more surreal, a drummer, MarkContinue reading “Conrad Burnham – Guide Down”

Single Premiere: “Haul Away Joe,” by Shane Parish

Hit the waves with Shane Parish’s stormy avant-garde guitar interpretation of “Haul Away Joe,” from his upcoming LP on Dear Life Records, Liverpool. On this record, Parish, an Athens, GA based guitarist, has given new life to old sea shanties and other nautical ballads by translating both their melodies and tone into vividly abstract guitar-centricContinue reading “Single Premiere: “Haul Away Joe,” by Shane Parish”

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”