SINGLES CRUISE

Singles Cruise is cheekily named but focuses on single songs from experimental artists from around the world.

SPECTRAL GATES – “OR(C)HA”

The Australian duo of Steve Allison & Daniel Arena create heavy minimalist music centered around interweaving guitar and synth lines, crushing noise, low-end shaking dub and a kitchen-sink approach that absolutely works despite itself. “Or(c)ha” is deliriously heavy composition that manages to be direct in its delivery and full of liberatory first-thought-best-thought freedom.  spectral gates …

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HYPNOSTAR – “BLUE DEMONS / REFLECTIONS”

“BLUE DEMONS” Combining sonorous strings, a sturdy downtempo groove and swirling ambient pads, the Indian artist been amassing a slow growing arsenal of excellent electronic compositions that marry Indian traditional music and forward thinking electronic music of artists like Amon Tobin and Bonobo. Listen on Spotify “REFLECTIONS” “Reflections” returns with a bit more of a …

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MILLION SQUARE – “DIMINISHED AXIS”

London based Double-bassist Max Luthert and saxophonist Duncan Eagles return with another track that rides the hyper-literate line between knotty post-IDM and jazz in a way that sounds exploratory and incredibly prescient. The two share some rarefied sonic space with both of their instruments droning, exploding into improvised runs, doubling back on themselves and folding …

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NOUMENAH – “EPILOGUE (IT BURNS THROUGH)

“Epilogue” by the U.S based ambient artist Noumenah has the same trajectory as a shooting star entering our atmosphere – what starts a streak quickly builds into an engulfing fire ball before diminishing into thin air. Epilogue gentle synth lines build until they are an everything-in-the-red fireball of distressed tones and swelling melodic lines before …

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THE GREAT DICTATORS – “CREEP FOR LIFE”

“Creep for Life” is the newest single from the Copenhagen-based synth-pop band that combine crooning vocals, distorted samples and soaring synthesizers. There is something in their perfectly misanthropic pop and Dragut Lugalzagosi’s breathy croon that cocooons you in a world of plush drum machines and reflections on dark times with enough seperation from them where …

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