CLEARED – The Key (Sundry Items)
CLEARED are Steven Hess & Michael Vallera. The Key was assembled and mixed by Vallera at home in the winter of 2019-2020. Chicago’s pale, uncertain winter light, which renders objects with a kind of clarity, shorn of glamour or pretense, may have lent something to the album’s aura of lucidity. Meditative and purposeful, Cleared display a preternatural ability to hover on a suspended moment, at the edge of what is yet to come – a liminal space between anxiety and calm.
mssv – Main Steam Stop Valve (BIG EGO Records)
Just out on BIG EGO records. What a ride.
Mike Baggetta – guitars
Stephen Hodges – drums
Mike Watt – bass, vocals
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Kuma – Time Makes Memory Of Us All (Soundtracking The Void)
‘Time Makes Memory Of Us All’ is the debut release on Soundtracking The Void from Canadian producer/DJ Kuma. His feet firmly grounded in the dubstep community after releases with Bristol’s Immerse and TKG this record marks something of a change in direction.
A selection of drifting ambient pieces recorded throughout May, ‘Time Makes Memory Of Us All’ is a set of invocations to exorcise demons with organic drones and glistening ebbs of sound.
Goldmund – The Time It Takes (Western Vinyl)
Pennsylvania native Keith Kenniff’s output as Goldmund has established him as one of the preeminent composers of minimal piano-based ambient music alongside peers like Hauschka, Dustin O’Halloran, and even Ryuichi Sakamoto, who himself once described Kenniff’s work as “so, so, so beautiful”. His recordings tread sincerely along paths laden with dusty timbres, diffuse synthesizer, and soaring string textures tinted by the muted glow of a cloudy analog sky above
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‘From Ajanta to Lhasa’ is an intense and unique work with mystical and exotic references that sees the light for the first time in 40 years, and find its place among the must-haves artifacts of the Italian experimental/minimalist scene.
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Dregs of Zen – S/T (Weird Garden)
A confounding blend of lo-fi electronics, samples and field recordings, pulsing beneath murmured slices of pot-poetry and socially (un)conscious discourse.
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Henrik Palm – Poverty Metal (Svart Records)
Like Ghost gone a bit Voivod
Black Mekon – The Lumpiness Of Demand (PNKSLM Recordings)
serves up the sort of nastiness that makes rock-and-roll a still-dangerous proposition in 2020. – review via A Pessimist is Never Disappointed
perfect gloomily zonked soundtrack to a very driech day from the dead chttps://t.co/bbSP98iNwn
— cowsarejustfood (@cowsarejustfood) October 19, 2020
Parlez-vous francais slam? Oui oui! https://t.co/8GAxYnRhNO
— Garg🤠 (@Gargotheron) October 19, 2020
Out now: Fina's Finlet
Genre: vaporwave, vgm
Join Fina the happy dolphin and her friends on a wonderful journey to uncover the secret of the magical finlet. Packed with hours of underwater fun and seahorse shenanigans for ages 5 and up. https://t.co/Y3y1Ht043P
— Fireflower Foundation (@FireflowerVapor) October 19, 2020
Our 2nd album, PROSM, is out on TQN-aut 4/12/20.
It marks pt2 of 2020 for us, LOC having kicked things off in early summer.
We will be taking a break in 2021 to concentrate on different projects and spend more time with family, gods willing. pic.twitter.com/5AtWJB2Q01
— SINNEN (@sinnenband) October 19, 2020
— Daggerboy (@slimhiney) October 20, 2020
new album from Richmond VA's Holy River. used to be called Lobo Marino,but seasons&people change&i guess so do names.
it's 'earthfolk'. folk with energy&a touch of drone, covered in an ambient spirituality.
(&its cheap enough for anyone to check out) https://t.co/g1kObisspX
— Arise (@rise804) October 20, 2020
In case you missed our newest release:
Radical Kitten – Silence is Violence (punk/🏳️🌈)
— Hidden Bay Records (@hiddenbayrec) October 20, 2020
MiddleClassComfort – vertigo https://t.co/Vjao0OtjSS
— T2,000,000 (@T2000000000) October 21, 2020
Flora Yin-Wong's debut album 'Holy Palm' out via Modern Love on Oct 30th, mastered by Rashad Becker, cover art by Igor Zimmermann, gatefold design by Collin Fletcher, photo below by Ciaran Hoogendoorn
album opener >>> https://t.co/CS68aZp8XU
〜 more to follow〜
— modern love (@ourmodernlove) October 21, 2020
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— Catch Wave (@CatchWaveLtd) October 21, 2020
— Jesus Felix (@TEmpty_thoughts) October 21, 2020
— john pope (@BassPope) October 19, 2020
I Wanna Eat You by Kawabata Makoto 河端一 https://t.co/ZqyhEVpdxm
— T2,000,000 (@T2000000000) October 22, 2020
— Jake Muir (@_jakemuir) October 22, 2020
Sam Moss – Shapes (Lost Honey Records)
This fingerpicking guitar virtuoso characterizes the folk spirit in its finest sense. – Paste
Chris Randall – Depth of Field (Triplicate Records)
Nine tracks of audio mood ring
- New Music Releases – June 2019: Pt. 2
- New Music Releases – May 2019: Pt. 3
- Listening Room // Music Recommendations for May 2020: Pt. 3
- New Music Releases – August 2019: Pt. 4
- New Music Releases – July 2020: Pt. 4
- Listen: Guest Mix by Allister Thompson - 3rd December 2020
- Mini Music Reviews – Vol. 4 - 2nd December 2020
- Track-by-Track: Middle Blue – Weird Funk in Small Bars - 27th November 2020