Taking a peek into things brewing at various labels across the globe!
Singles / Videos
Guerilla Toss – Spider Heard (DFA Records)
L7 – I Came Back to Bitch (Don Giovanni)
Tarkamt – Live at the Necropolis (Doom Trip Records)
Tarkamt is a project by Cairene musician Cherif El Masri. He’s an Egyptian guitar player, a member of The Invisible Hands (with Alan Bishop), and has been a member of Nadah El Shazly’s live band – but that won’t provide much in the way of preparation for his solo debut as Tarkamt. Firstly, obviously, Live At The Necropolis ain’t no live album. It’s a trippy journey through noise, jazz, beats, psychedelia… all sorts really, jammed together into an oddly user-friendly gumbo.
Bender Sinister – Tape2 (Homeless Records)
South Seattle in the mid-1990s was an industrial wasteland. On Airport Way, there was a large “diesel” sign with the last three letters burned out, leaving giant 10 feet tall red letters that said “DIE”. This was the birthing grounds of Bend Sinister, a crucial step in the evolution of A FRAMES and INTELLIGENCE.
From December of last year, but still worth mentioning (thanks to Dave Segal for a tip)
Nice Enough to Beat – Psychedelic Sampler Vol. 1 (Eggs in Aspic)
An exclusive compilation of previously unreleased psych cuts from some of our favourite artists in the game today. From 60’s-inspired British psych pop through to Scandinavian komische, motorik neo-electronica and extended primordial stoner jams, it’s all here. Strictly limited to 25 copies on laser-printed semi-transparent neon shells tucked into recycled Manila sleeves. Includes digital download code.
Kooky Nuts Pop Vol. 2 (Proot Records)
“Eclecticism” seems to be the worn-out word but how to describe what happens here in another way? Take the swinging notes of Twink’s toy piano, the saturated deconstruction of Bartosz Zaskórski’s (Mchy i Porosty) early chiptune works, the Breakmaster Cylinder’s funny take on a dubstep drop cliché or Derbyshiresque retro-futuristic oozes generated by Xylitol (a work originally commissioned by Peter Strickland for his radio play). These are just four tracks mentioned of the twenty-one compiled on this record.