Rachael Boyd – Too High + Remixes (6/25)
“We all aim too high” sing’s Rachael Boyd from Belfast… “Maybe YOU should keep on” whispers the Abandon Building “Oh how these layers of piano, violin, guitar, and voice coalesce”… In June “Too High” the 2nd EP from Rachael will arrive via CD in a handwoven package complete with printed cardboard sleeve. The EP will feature 5 new songs from Rachael and remixes by Sun Glitters, Kelpe, Origamibiro, and Maps and Diagrams! Check out the music!
Spazzkid – Desire
You listen and You listen, and things are wonderful, and then there’s SPAZZKID oneday and You listen and things are also wonderful… Journey through Desire’s infinite (8) Nowschool Hits, and be reminded of your colorful future…
Like Whoa! YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS ALBUM! – passerby
Spazzkid’s new album Desire is available on Cassette from Purrtapes
and digitally through Keats Collective
The CD will drop via ABR on May 22nd…
Origamibiro – Shakkei/Remixed
Stepping back a notch, let’s make sure everyone knows about Origamibiro. They’re the 3 piece Audio – Visual Performance Act, that rips paper for snare drums, and plays a typewriter on stage, while filming and projecting pieces of the performance. The trio is musicians, Tom Hill and Andy Tytherleigh, and video artist Jim “The Joy Of Box” Boxall. Last year we released their album Shakkei, and a remix album with tracks from Plaid, ISAN, aus, melodium, Proem, set in sand, K-Conjog, umin, offthesky, Calika and more… Scope some of it out right here…
Rachael Boyd – Aim Too High
Music Alliance Pact is a FREE monthly global mixtape with 40 some blogs contributing a song from each of their respective countries. Harmless Noise, a sweet music blog in Ireland, picked Aim Too High as their contribution for May.
Here’s a link to their review and a download of the compilation…
MAP Mixtape (May 2013)
Spazzkid remixes Mirror Kisses (FREE Download)
Sun Glitters remixes Pick A Piper
K-Conjog – Qwerty – SEE IT
K-Conjog and Francesco Lettieri’s music video for the song QWERTY is getting some backwards attention, it seems last week a similar video was made by a different band, James Wallace, and now everyone is noticing QWERTY too. Very interesting indeed. Check out what Rolling Stone, Petapixel, and Repubblica TV have to say about it, and if you haven’t checked out the video by now, EYE mean, come on!
Pick A Piper – Cinders and Dust
Kyle and Graeme Reed, have teamed up to to create Pick A Piper’s “Cinders and Dust” video. It’s a beautiful piece about good frequencies. Check out the Paste Magazine Premiere
Rachael Boyd – (Sun Glitters Remix) XLR8R
and stay tuned for a hand painted video for “You Need To Stop Looking.”
Umin – Voulo EP (Bad Panda Records)
Umin has just gifted the world a lovely little collection of tracks called, Voulo, which is the name of one of the songs. The collection has 3 original Umin tracks, Concentr which features Matthew Shelton on Array Mbira (those things are lovely), Tesil, which includes input on percussion from Brian Kitzmiller, and keys by Elle Crash, and then Voulo, a perfectly balanced dose of pure Umin. and to share with it all, there are also 3 remixes from Ilkae, Melodium and K-Conjog. Check it here…
K-Conjog – Untitled 155 Video!
premiered by Ondarock (Italy)
offthesky – through the lines
Listen to the album here
Melodium – Kansva Work = More Love!
Etherreal has posted a nice review for Kansva Work, check it out here
Random Rab – Visurreality: A Film
Random Rab, Master of Emotion, creates super quality chilled out organic beats, with soothing voices, and is well known for his burning man sunrise sets. Charles Shaw follows Random Rab to select locations around the world. Two eclipses, several sunrises, pyramids, and of course the incredible people.
Check out the preview here…
umin – concentr
Hooray! A brand new umin album on the way, let’s say June/July. It will be preceded by a Bad Panda release with 3 brand new umin songs as well as remixes from Ilkae, Melodium, and K-Conjog! Wow! Who’s umin i heard some of you ask, well he’s that kid from Covington KY (right across the river from Cincinnati) who does that completely unique skittering processed ukulele music that we’ve loved since first glance, and remember we put out that album Umbr in 2011, Duh, for those of you who were paying attention, and know what we mean when we say “Quill,” give yourself a hug, and thanks for listening.
melodium is putting out a new very limited mini cdr release called “lixiviat” partly based on old tracks that were recorded on tapes before 1999, you can listen to the whole mini album here : melodium – lixiviat
Pick A Piper – All Her Colours
Seems like once in a blue moon we get to hear something that moves us in ways we haven’t felt yet, but are similar to things we’ve enjoyed throughout our listening journey. For me, Dana Buoy’s Summer Bodies, comes to mind, or like that first time you heard DoF, Tortoise, Manitoba, The Books, Matmos, Yeasayer, or anyone else defining what sound can be. Pick A Piper’s self-titled debut album arrives via Mint Records April 2nd, and just happens to be that next sound we’ve been waiting for. Produced by Caribou drummer and neofuture rhythmical superhero, Mr Brad Weber, the album shares a lot more than just “rhythm.” Featuring vocal’s by Enon’s John Schmersal, All Her Colours, the 2nd single emerges alongside this Colourful video, see for yourself!
check out the premieres/posts at MTV, DIY, Exclaim…
ABR022 Melodium – Kansva Work
A new Melodium album, and a welcomed return to instrumental experimentation, Kansva Work is a collection of 13 new tracks, it’s somewhat minimal and laid back, and more reminiscent of Petit Jama, or Coloribus. “Not yet traversed” areas of sound arise and say things you’ve never heard. Us neither. Kansva Work will be released in the US in November on Laurent’s birthday the 14th. It will be released worldwide on December 11th. Check out some reviews below…
ACS007 Alfred Brown – The Seagull: A Song Cycle
Alfred Brown, inventor of sounds, has a way with neo classical drone-ish composition. Sometimes i wonder if he has a giant mile long bow, being pulled across different pieces of sheet metal and oil drums. While this can be pleasant and painful, it’s mostly interesting, and will surely rub you in ways you shan’t be otherwise, turning the hairs on your head and limbs into micro antennas which can better receive Alfred’s signal. He has numerous collections of sound, already available, some from Asthmatic Kitty, and has collaborated with several artist’s including Shara Worden’s My Brightest Diamond. Al’s the Seagull: A Song Cycle, will be out by way of MP3, come December.
Kontakt (Florent Tarrieux)
Outlet’s dream too! in this eclectic, i mean electric short film by Florent Tarrieux.
Set In Sand – Yo Drizzone! EP + remixes (Bad Panda Records)
SIS makes music from Bee’s buzzing to the beats YO! Drizzone make you say what’s the point, make you hear what’s the point. Ouch! I think the stinger is still in there. 3 new SIS songs, and 3 buzzing remixes, from e*rock, melodium, and aus!
Pistorius by Melodium (Bad Panda Records)
Melodium’s shared a new song Pistorius, on Bad Panda, coupled with an alternate version of Kissing Disease, another unreleased track ‘B L A K O W S K I’, and remixes from offthesky, Juxta Phona, K-Conjog, and Set In Sand… the 2nd best part is it’s all FREE!!! (the 1st best part is the music, duh!)
ACS006Naught – The Last Animal Standing
Naught’s debut, The Last Animal Standing will be released on ACRAWLSPACE December 11 in Japan, and January 11th in the US. Pianist Eric Scott’s music is a combination of hammered strings and synthetic drumbeats, playing together as unique electronic tracks that will sometimes make you dance, and sometimes drift away. Check out the new video for “Outweighed By Monotonous Impetus,” track 2 from ‘TLAS.’
K-Conjog – Qwerty
Check out K-Conjog’s new video for the song Qwerty! directed by Francesco Lettieri, it’s an extremely wild ride, you’ll just have to SEE for yourself.
Sigur Rós – Rembihnútur (Valtari Mystery Film Competition)
abandonbuilding make video, Sigur Rós experiment. love sound, love light, love you.
Origamibiro – Flicker Single (Bad Panda Records)
Origamibiro have treated us all to a brand new FREE single, and to beat it all, Bad Panda Records has made it part of their catalog of weekly FREE releases, so we slapped a few tracks from Shakkei Remixed on there for fun, K-Conjog, Leafcutter John, Plaid, ISAN, and Set In Sand. The song “Flicker” is a journey through subtle, delicate and introspective post-electronica-classical tunage, check it out!