Dispatches from the Underground // December 2021, Vol . 3
Dispatches from the Underground // December 2021, Vol . 3

Dispatches from the Underground // December 2021, Vol . 3

New and Upcoming…Albums, Singles, EPs

Kidbug – Just Like Xmas (Low cover) / We covered ⁦@lowtheband ⁩- Thor Harris

Ty Lumnus – Distinct Entities And Morphological Connections (Waxing Crescent) / coming in January 2022

CC Sorensen – Twin Mirror (Full Spectrum) / freak space jazz, toad zones, interior electronics

Listen with ME (Anticipating Nowhere) / Struggling with what gift to get the experimental music loving, difficult-to-buy-for family member/friend this Christmas? Look no further

Moralix – Windpunk (Fireflower Foundation) / Experimental drone made entirely from field recordings captured on Samsø in July and August

Wodwo – Big enough not to let go (h/t Eeem)

Marta Forsberg – Light Colours In Jyderup (Warm Winters) / A stunning piece for voices & fx. Limited edition of 111 cassettes, art by Lucas Dupuy, mastered by @adambdonoval (h/t Whettman Chelmets)

MJ Noble – I Miss Dancing / My Angels (Doom Trip Records)

preston.outatime – Mirror Radius (Subexotic Records) / Reference points for Mirror Radius are as varied as Radiohead, Bowery Electric, Apparat and the early Artificial Intelligence compilations released at the birth of Warp Records

Alexandre St-Onge – A​.​A​.​G​.​G​.​’s HALLUCINATIONS de A​.​A​.​G​.​G. / been really into the voice & electronics work Alexandre St-Onge has been doing the last couple years, new one dropped yesterday / falsetto with weird resonances and occasional vocoding, etc.. some nice Andrea Pensado style crackle and crushing on this new one too – Crank Satori

Nurse With Wound – Trippin’ Musik / Dressed for repressDan Kletter

Catherine Sikora – corners (h/t David Menestres)

Brook Pridemore’s Glad to be Alive EP (Fake Four Inc.) / Freecember week 3 out now! / Pay-what-you-wish 

Raja Kirik – Rampokan (Nyege Nyege Nyege Tapes) / strong contender for aotyFRKTL / a sick album, *****/***** – T2,000,000

+/- {Plus/Minus} – All the Light Left Behind (Ernest Jenning Record Co.) (h/t Chickfactor)

The Lifted Index – Hosts Of Living Forms (Past Inside the Present) / full of dense, textural drones, deep bass, sprawling synths, and chiming guitars

Listening Recommendations from the Past / Months Prior

Butthole Surfers – Strangers Die Everyday / Imagine if the first Butthole Surfers song you heard was “Strangers Die Everyday” and you proceeded to explore their catalog expecting more of the same – Dave Segal

James Heather – Modulations: EP2 (h/t My Carbon Life)

Michèle Bokanowski – S/T (Trace Label) (h/t Jake Muir)

Will Stratton – The Changing Wilderness (Bella Union) / ok better late than never. this album is so beautiful,
@willlstratton wowPetalmotel

Sons of Kemet – Black to the Future / missed this crazy good albumphant0m hymn

Adulkt Life – Book of Curses / Was listening to the great Kreative Kontrol episode with an interview with Chris about this band and Huggy Bear so I decided to play it again. It’s a really fantastic album that almost feels like a sequel to Weaponry listens to Love

BIG BRAVE – Vital + Subsonic Eye – Nature of Things (h/t Inari Takeda)

Allister Thompson – The People We Should Be / Thanks to a comrade, I’m reminded this is Big Country’s Stuart Adamson’s birthday. Well, my tribute album may have flown so far under the radar as to be underground, but dang it, I’m proud of it. Here’s to you, Stuart

The Heartwood Institute – Witchcraft Murders (Library of the Occult) (h/t Warrington-Runcorn)

Belial Pelegrim & Callisto’s Ghost – The Imperishable Splendor of the Sunfish

Michael Gregory Jackson – Clarity, Circle, Triangle, Square (remastered) (h/t Foxy Digitalis)

METHxCAMP – Deterritorialization‘I’ve got the get the fuck out of Bristol man’ / Great opening line for an album right thereVogon Laundromat

Kensho Nakamura – Llamhigyn Y Dwr (Pampsychia) / like a more atmospheric FoodmanRene Kita

Maharadja Sweets – The Cassette Label Heads Who Went Outside (Moss Archive) (h/t Matt L)

Clarissa Connelly – The Voyager (CCM) Knotty folk with an electroacoustic shimmer. Think OPN X Kate Bush with an ML Buch twang. Obsessed!Lewis Gordon


Bruce Ditmas – Yellow Dust (Finders Keepers) (h/t Crank Satori)

Thisquietarmy x Hellenica – Houses of Worship (h/t JC)

Radio, Mixes, Podcasts

Loose Cannon – Ep. 421

Chunky’s Choice Cuts – Dec 15 2021 / The gift that keeps on giving

The Final 2021 Transmission from Simon Tucker on Dec. 28

Show Me Magic! An Alcopop Records special! from God is in the TV

Foxy Digitalis Radio #4: Nat Baldwin & Tripticks Tapes


Mark Lanegan – Devil In A Coma – Book Review (via No More Workhorse)

Top 16 Drone Records Of 2021 (via Anti-Gravity Bunny)

[Album Streaming]: Andreas Gerth and Carl Oesterhelt – “The Aporias of Futurism” (via Sonofmarketing)

Pess – You Can Make Hamburger Yourself (via Pennyblackmusic) 

ORGAN: Five Music Things

A Year in Music – 2021 – Scott Morgan (loscil) (via No More Workhorse)


Richard King – The Lark Ascending (h/t Field Lines Cartographer / anaustra)

 Donn Stroud – The Forgotten Rites of the Moldering Dead (h/t metaltxt)

Up for Pre-Order

Movietone – Peel Sessions (Textile Records) / Movietone were part of the close-knit, innovative and influential Bristol scene of the 1990s that also included Flying Saucer Attack, Third Eye Foundation and Crescent, members of whom also played in Movietone (h/t radio/ON / Chickfactor)

Kahil El’Zabar Quartet – A Time for Healing (h/t Quandary)

Paint your lips while singing your favourite pop song (Flaming Pines) / Salomé Voegelin (@soundwords_sv) scores album featuring Siavash Amini (@capgrasman),@clairerousay@joseph_kamaru, Rie Nakajima, Rhodri Davies, AGF, Arturas Bumšteinas and @rebeccalennon Super limited lathe cut record


Music videos from 2021 picked by Patricia Wolf for Bandcloud

Some beautiful squares for sale from Quandary!

Thread of music from 2021 put together by Justin Farrar

Little peek into upcoming Paul Cousins release on Castles in Space

Video premiere – Nova by Yo No Se / new album out Monday on Stolen Body Records

New Music Friday from Norman Records / The final New Music Friday of the year sees five of us Norman writers chipping in for the mini-reviews / Today’s listicle features Madmess, Crypt Witch, TMSV, Ovlov, Irreversible Entanglements, Eris Drew and more

90% off of Crank Satori discography + 25% off Full Spectrum discography

Two new bundles from Hidden Bay Records

Best of 2021 list by Gerard Cosloy /i made a very long best-of-2021 list. Not asking for a parade, but a couple of air horns outside would be ok (h/t Буто Мара)

Deathbomb Arc vinyl for just $5 each / Seriously


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