Month: September 2019

IBRA-HEEM – “THE OTHER SIDE”

The New York btw of Sweden producer has ingratiated himself within the Hip Hop and Audio Production circles by crafting beats for established artists associated with Slaughterhouse as well as producing melodic, progressive, conceptually engaging compositions like “The Other Side”. on “The Other Side” Ibra-Heem braids together the human voice, a progressive house beat pattern …

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JELANI ARYEH – “PATAGONIA”

“Patagonia” begins with an bubbling Arp synthesizer passage that forms the sturdy backbone of the 17 year old artist’s latest single. From there the California based Aryeh takes us through a hazy, dreamy trip replete with aspirational statements filled with granular detail. Jelani’s upper-register, languid vocals recall Why’s Yoni Wolf at his most reaching, yet …

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MICHAEL A. MULLER – “FIXED SHADOW”

Michael A. Muller’s video for “Fixed Shadow” displays the axiom that no matter how far we get we can’t run away from ourselves. The multi-instrumentalist and co-founder of the excellent Austin-based collective Balmorhea, Muller’s drone work sets the course for  an eliding, spectral pacing while deeply resonant double bass hits punctuate the subtle movement and …

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SLUG DEATH

I sit down with Marlo and Cleo of the Cincinnati noise project Slug Death to discuss their musical influences, indulge an unwieldy conversation about Phish and listen as Slug Death poke holes in the dominant white noise dude paradigm. It’s a good one. Link to Slug Death Bandcamp Contort Your Body, For Like, Three Hours …

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PRANAV SRIGANESH – “AMOHA”

The Indian based Pranav Sriganesh plays a heartfelt blend of energetic prog rock laden with soaring leads, atmospheric synths and start-stop time changes. These elements are married with a sense of inward-looking reflection that form the spiritual underpinnings of this thrilling journey. “Amoha” spans a variety of modes, unspooling into instrumental passages that brood and …

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NEULAND (TANGERINE DREAM’S PETER BAUMANN & PAUL HASLINGER) – “LONGING IN MOTION”

Neuland is a long awaited project by former Tangerine Dream members Peter Baumann and Paul Haslinger. While the embryo of Neuland started 30 years ago as a different side project – Blue Room – the two synth legends have been carrying this project to term for three decades. The end result is blissful ambient music …

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