Entries in experimental (8)

Monday
Jul242017

Holy Fuck 'Bird Brains' EP

Toronto noise entities Holy Fuck are back with their second release in a few years. This one is called 'Bird Brains' and it's a mesmerizing four track adventure that will catch you off guard and carry you home in the most pleasant of manners.

It's percussion and bass heavy, which is extremely welcome to our ears, and this record has a slightly mre fine tuned vibe than some of their other incredible releases might. Whatever genre of music you think you prefer, Holy Fuck is here to take your finely selected preferences and toss them all up in the air. And what we mean by that is, it doesn't matter what else you like, you will like this. This band has gotten SO GOOD at doing something that literally no one else does. They have been known for recycling both gear and musical theory and turning them both into something beautiful and utterly unrecognizable. And if you've ever seen them do it live, you'll only be left uttering the most appropriate two words in the English language for this situation ... Holy. Fuck.

On this release the music itself has becoming seemingly more complex but stays so incredibly easy to enjoy. Songs like 'Raymond' are less of what we are used to from this quartet, but it's laid back, energy building vibe is extremely welcome to our ears, and will certainly become one of our all time favorites.

All in all, this is a must listen, and subsequently a must purchase. Also, seeing them live is a must. Holy Fuck are great at creating and providing music that will reward you a million times over to absorb. Treat yourself! Enjoy some 'Bird Brains'!


 

 

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Wednesday
Mar152017

Machinedrum 'Human Energy'

 Machinedrum is a brilliant creator. 'Human Energy' is a super fascinating collection of big fat tunes with insane drums, mindblowing bass and synths - and so many new directions you won't know what's what.

It's taken us more than a few months to be willing to write about this record - it's so dynamic and groundbreaking, it really deserved to be absorbed slowly and fully. It reminds us of our favorite art in any medium, in that it blows us away that a human person could have created this. 'Human Energy' couldn't be a more accurate title for a record that explores the distances of electronic music with more soul and originality than most could aspire for.

This album is our soundtrack for 2017 and beyond. It's perfect for work time, travel time, party time. Machinedrum has proven once again that he is making some of the best music out there. Timeless. Beautiful. Human Energy.

'Human Energy' Out Now - 
Ninjashop / Stream / Download: machinedrum.lnk.to/heSo

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Tuesday
Nov082016

Wye Oak 'Tween'

Listening to this record is a moving experience. It's like a score for one of those movies that is so amazing it kind of changes the medium for you. Baltimore duo Wye Oak seem to be capable of creating album after album of groundbreaking experimental rock and roll music that is never anything short of beautiful. 'Tween' is the fifth record from the band, and it's a doozy.

One thing that makes a band a favorite is either the inability or the unwillingness to make the same album twice. Wye Oak has done something bizarre and unpredictable and fantastic like they always do. 'Better (For Esther)' is one of our favorite songs both from Wye Oak, and ever - it's a sonic journey that is loud and chaotic but also so relaxed and meditative.

This album is magnificent, and we definitely consider it to be amongst the best of this year and beyond. Wye Oak have never done anything that we didn't absolutely love and this is no exception. Enjoy it for yourself! Please! You will be so happy that you did!

From the album Tween, out now digitally on Merge Records. Vinyl / CD out August 5.
Digital: http://smarturl.it/WyeOakTween
Vinyl / CD: http://www.mergerecords.com/wye-oak-t...

Thursday
May192016

Kowton 'Utility'

Kowton, the outrageously talented producer and co-founder the label Livity Sound dropped an album called 'Utility' last month. All techno, house and weird dance and headphone music fans should rejoice - because this album is nothing but bangers. Not bangers in a hip hop way, or even in an electro house big room noise fest sort of way. Kowton has made a collection of housey techno experimental titans that will move any dance floor beyond recognition and motivate you to be better than you were at whatever it is that you're doing.

We have to stress that you need to play this loud or on headphones - you really want to literally feel this music. And we promise you will. Do yourself a favor and if you have the luxury of listening to this on something better than Macbook speakers, do so. You will thank yourself right away.

This dark, energetic collection of low end jams is nothing short of incredible. If you're a dj, you need this. If you're a creative type and you like music to work to, this will be perfect. You might however want to check with your doctor before you listen to 'Utility' at the gym. It is seriously that intense and awesome.

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Monday
Apr042016

Howard 'Please Recycle'

 

 

We pressed play. We were mesmerized. Howard Feibusch and his band, aptly named Howard released an LP last year, that everyone thought was awesome. And here they are again making even more fascinating, intelligent, and hypnotizing instrumental music. A lot has changed, but the more things change, the more they stay the same. And we mean that in the best way possible.

The world has changed a lot, but you can count on Howard to keep working, keep playing, keep recording. And to keep making the good shit that will soundtrack this insane and beautiful planet for you. You can hold them to it.

In fact, this EP is built with the reimagined pieces of last year's Religion LP. They've taken the stems, the bits, the elements, and the feeling behind that album, shattered it all into pieces and rebuilt it - using the whole animal to make something so magical you won't even believe. Enter the 'Please Recycle' ep.

It sounds to us like a band of like minded, eccentric and extra talented people joining forces to create something both sonically fascinating, and focusing on the feel. The element that makes people hear the music with their soul and not just their ears.

It's uptempo, it's layered, it's got a minimal vibe - but after each listen you'll realize how extremely complex these compositions are. We have so much respect for Howard.

This is fucking awesome.

Go to FLOOD Magazine to listen to the whole thing!

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