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As the saying goes, we all want to have our cake and eat it too. But at the end of the day how many get to do both?
South Carolina-based Houdini Mansions and its founder Gray Lee is certainly up for the challenge. House of Cake, debut release/compilation from HM the label, came out in 2018 and provided the first clue (it was also reviewed for us by Whettman Chelmets).
And from there the cake-eating / cake-having continued unabated with a slew of releases by Van Jack, Andrew Weathers/Blaine Todd, qualchan. and many others. Add to that the aforementioned Magnetic Mystery Hour podcast and the reviews and….
Interestingly enough, none of Houdini Mansions releases made it into the mix that Gray compiled for us. Instead its a selection of his favorite cuts from 2019, which we don’t mind either!
Still hoping to get that label mix some day – keep an eye on our archives…
Liquid Maus – “III” – Carriage House
Otherm – “NeUTOPIA” – Post Medium
Yves Malone – “Narco Monday” – Beyond the Before
Hunted Creatures – “00:00” – Sleep Weed
Xennon – “The Visit” – Miami Cop
Our Alarm Clock – “A Sealed Up Secret Wish” – Time Flies
Machine Listener – “79!” – Colubrid
CDX – “Rose Gold Relationship Goals” – Lion Cuts
BBGuns – “Stanley” – Help Yourself
William Lyon of Rosycross – “Protestant Body and a Catholic Mind” – Alter in der Fülle
Leaving Richmond – “Several Soma” – Great Distances
The Mighty Rhino – “Full Steam” – A Joy Which Can Never Be Erased
Skule Toyama – “Sailor Moon rock” – Toyama’s Love Island
DATAGIRL – “Gloriosa” – Heaven Cry
End of the Year / Label Mix by Hausu Mountain – features tracks by Machine Listener / Bonnie Baxter
Label Mix by Cudighi Records – features a track by William Lyon of Rosycross
Best of 2018 Mix by Andrew Weathers – features a track by Seth Graham
- Around 2018 in 12 Weeks: Best of 2018 Mix by Andrew Weathers
- Around 2019 in 12 Weeks: Label Mix by Cudighi Records
- Blog Summary – February 2019: Pt. 1
- Blog Summary – January 2020 (Pt. 1)
- Blog Summary – February 2019
- Video Premiere: Talking Book – Blood Aurora / Thermal Drift - 2nd April 2020
- Track-by-Track: Sound Effects of Death and Horror – The Rose and the Cross - 28th March 2020
- Review: Stella Splendens – Chromatophore - 28th March 2020