Month: April 2019

KOTA TAKI – “THE WANDERING OF A DISTORTED SOUL”

Kota Taki is a Japanese guitarist currently residing in Thailand. Taki’s maximalist looped guitar passages are put into the service of brightly colored, analog destroyed footage in this beautiful video. “The Wandering of a Distorted Soul” is off of the album “Into a Dose” on the Thai experimental label Unfamiliar Environments.   https://youtu.be/UjgkL769aic

SINGLES CRUISE 04.29.19

PLEXIHAVEN – “TIN” Sometimes electronic music of this nature has the tendency to sound like a roomful of people talking over and around one another. Intersecting synthesizer melodies, bubbling bass lines and overlapping rhythmic phrasings stalking and stepping on one another’s sonic territory. Plexihaven’s IDM-centric track is anything but. All of these proclivities are marshalled …

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SINGLES CRUISE 04.12.19

MONS VI – “ASK ME ANYTHING” Wrapping late-night R&B melodies around hazy, shoegazing atmospherics and pitch-shifted vocals, the Brooklyn musician and former medical student perfectly captures the portent of a young producer with an ear open to everything – emo rap triplets, downcast melodies, shifting ambient textures – and endless dedication to craft. THE DUMES …

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KALONJI LAW$ (FEAT. BONEZ BAYBEE) – “WAY OF LIFE”

In this beautifully shot video set against the backdrop of a summer night that seems to last forever, Kalonji LAW$ (of the up-and-coming Brooklyn-based NYC LAW$) and Bonez Baybee trade highly lyrical, heartfelt lines that act as one part memorial to those lost along the way and one part statement of defiance against life’s inevitable …

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BRIANNA MATZKE

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Dr. Brianna Matzke – pianist and educator – to talk about her early experiences hearing music, inherently political art and, most importantly, how Brianna hears and experiences music.

SINGLES CRUISE 04.05.19

THE GREAT DICTATORS (FEAT. JAMIE STEWART) – “BY THE THROAT” Joining the Danish indie-rock band in this downcast, death-facing track is Xiu Xiu front person Jamie Stewart. Stewart’s contributions include a characteristic caustic screeches and electronically manipulated growls and death rattles. This perfeclty muddles the Great Dictators sweeping gestures of facing death head on with …

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