First roundup of new music that came out in March – compiled with a little help from our followers!
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True to its name, Drift is an album that casts the listener off into a sea of sound. Aptly “drifting” between styles and between themselves, the two artists behind this collaborative effort — cellist Seigen Tokuzawa and pianist Masaki Hayashi — have ensured that their sound is a soft clash of drama and dreaming, with no concern for fashion.
The GulfFire – Mission Tapes Vol. 1 (Fonolith)
Following the acclaimed ‘Co Intel Pro’ LP under his S>>D moniker on CPU Records in 2018, producer Sean Dorris presents this collection of imagined soundtracks as The GulfFire for Fonolith.
Daniel Avery / Alessandro Cortini – Illusion Of Time (Phantasy Sound / Mute)
Daniel Avery and acclaimed experimental musician and Nine Inch Nails synth artist Alessandro Cortini announce their debut full-length collaboration, Illusion Of Time, set for release on March 27th via Phantasy.
The album is a beguiling and unexpected collusion of two sounds. Beginning as a collaborative experiment before the pair had even met, Avery and Cortini then worked remotely and free of concept or deadline over several years.
via Thomas Ragsdale
Snippet – Wonky (Self Released)
Sometimes you just need to circumnavigate the mainstream
Roman Angelos – Spacetronic Lunchbox (Happy Robots Records)
One for lovers of wacky vintage electronica from the 60s/70s.
Burial Grid – Negative Space (Self Released)
NEGATIVE SPACE is a horror novel by B.R. Yeager about four friends struggling to maintain desensitization amid a small-town suicide epidemic. As a means of coping, they abuse WHORL, a synthetic hallucinogen that puts them in contact with ghosts composed of thin black string. Over the course of a year, the ghosts teach the four about death magic, divinatory ritual masturbation, and the vast psychic spaces beyond the veil. As the drug slowly takes over their lives, their psyches begin to bleed into the material world, influencing reality in grave and heinous ways that will eventually ruin them all.
This is the sound of that altered reality.
ShitKid – Always Amber (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (PNKSLM Recordings)
Following the studio collaborations with the Melvins and Paul Leary of Butthole Surfers for Duo Limbo, ShitKid have returned to the lo-fi garage rock of 2017’s debut LP Fish for “Always Amber”, opting to self-record.
via Nathan W. Walker
The Whip – S/T (Wäntage USA)
The Whip was Jared Warren (Big Business/Karp/Melvins), Scott Jernigan (Karp) and Joe Preston (Melvins/Earth/Thrones). This LP compiles recording sessions by Justin Trosper (2002), Joe Preston (2003) and a live performance. Joe Preston fans will delight in the news that he features on the DEAD LP as well as The Whip.
via Celtic Frosty
Curha – II (Chant Records)
Curha is the alter ego of Curtis Hasselbring, a New York-based multi-instrumentalist/composer. Curha utilizes trombones, guitars, samples, synths and voices to paint a utopian yet charmingly-flawed personal vision of time and space.
Lewsberg – In This House (12XU)
the @lewsberg album out on @12XUrecs at the end of March is fantastic – awesome VU vibes, some Ultimate Painting echoes too, just lots to love.
via Marc Masters
Bleaeck – Arc (Silber Records)
Happy Droneuary 62nd 2020 with Bleaeck’s industrial ambient drone “The Storm.”
Jeff Kolar – Ditch (Falt)
Ditch is commissioned by choreographer Jennifer Monson & Lower Manhattan Cultural Center.
Jeff Kolar (b. Chicago, US) is an independent sound artist, composer, radio producer, and curator. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of Radius, an experimental radio broadcast platform established in 2010.
Sinnen – MUR (TQ N-Aut)
Guitar as grinding wheel – a Jazz Noise
From Overseas – Home (Past Inside the Present)
Journey through beautiful soundscapes where dark and light intertwine & where ambient tones give way to post-rock guitar craft & melodic drone.
Bonnetta/Huizinga – Dark Watchers (Idea of North Recordings)
Dark Watchers is a full-length ambient collaboration between experimental musician Jonas Bonnetta and virtuoso violinist Edwin Huizinga, written and recorded in situ during the pair’s seclusion at Big Sur.
Donut Specialist – Kmart: The Lost Tapes (Virtual Beach Club)
Telenights – ソリス博物館 (Seikomart)
- Blog Summary – March 2020: Pt. 1
- Band Profile – Karp
- Archival Mixtape – Karp
- Music News – Bohren & Der Club of Gore on tour, new Melvins and Tomahawk
- Stuff You Might've Missed – Karp