Month: June 2020

PARADIGMS I

Much of the discussion in the midst of Global uprising to end white supremacy has been how record labels and artists can use their platform to aid this work. Many labels and artists have donated their proceeds towards organizations that support the ends of Black Lives Matter. Further discussion has taken place on how white …

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MATTHEW RYALS

tometotheweathermachine · Matthew Ryals I sit down with electronic artist Matthew Ryals to discuss his early childhood in rural Arkansas in a Conservative Christian home, early musical discoveries, studying classical guitar and his move into modular synth work and recent embrace and experiment with creating pop music with the tools of the bleepers and bloopers. …

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RUBEN KOTKAMP – “UNTITLED IN CHROME 01”

Ruben Kotkamp, the Dutch composer and experimental artist,  work with “Untitled in Chrome 01” is inherently experiential, concerned more with evoking a physical or emotional response rather than an intellectual one. Currently he is mostly interested in physicality and objectivity in a sonic context. By employing techniques from psychoacoustics, synesthetic art and non-linear composition he …

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GAZELLE(S) – “SUNSET OVER HARVEST”

gazelle(s) play an intricate, emotionally volatile post-rock that never fails to hit a nerve. Compared fondly to the sadly defunct futurerecordings output, Red Stars Theory and The Ascent of Everest , the inclusion of neo-classical elements and heavy synths on “Sunset Over Harvest” creates deeper incisions into the emotional polarities on this song  and opens  …

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WILLIAM SANFORD – “AMERICAN DADA (ELECTION YEAR)”

Chicago-based experimental artist William Sanford describes “American Dada (Election Year)” as “absurdist, dadaist, weird and aggressive”. Hell yeah. The result is a strangely submerged composition that ties together heavy auto-tune, distorted vocal samples, delay heavy percussion and Memphis style triplet hi-hats and totally fried synth leads. A murky, drugged out composition whose relationship to the …

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WINTERDAGEN – “PHASE IN”

Dutch composer Winterdagen has created a subtly growing and building composition that stitches together old synthesizer and effects to draw out the inherent emotion of clean piano tones dropped into the middle of a drone-heavy composition. Multiple musical voices swarm and bloom underneath this steady melodic movement as “Phase In” gradually accrues weight and majesty.  …

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LUMIERE – “DOPPLER”

In this stately and downright majestic composition by the Greek musician Thanos Christodoulou, “Doppler” tackles a knotty sense of Steve Reich rhythmic minimalism beneath a stirring neo-classical composition that starts and stops on a dime without any flagging momentum. The visual accompaniment by Theo Tagholm, a London-based artist who created the video “playing” with real …

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