SINGLES CRUISE

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

SWARTZ ET – “LIGHT LEAKS / DROWNING IN THE LIGHT”

“LIGHT LEAKS” In the first track by the U.S. based Swartz et, the ambient artist most known for his guitar based composition dives into the world of modular synthesizer to create this living and breathing composition with muted, melodic lines ascending from an ambient noise floor into the light. Tracking the way the light leaks …

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PASSIVE REFRACTION – “HOLDING YOU IN THIS WAY”

Drawing heavily from cyber-punk themes, Passive Refraction creates otherworldly scenes through simple arpeggios that hold complex tonal movements within them. Bright but muted – like the glare of neon through thick glass – Passive Refraction achieves a momentary passage of stasis within worlds built on disconnection and efficency. 27th Floor by Passive Refraction

PROSPECT LUX – “KELMPT LON”

The Bed-Stuy based producer is known for creating laser-focused minimalist compositions that grow and evolve into linear exercises in focus and concentration, Prospect Lux continues their Gray Instrument collection – seeking to create new landscapes that have defined, yet evolving, spatial qualities to them. Highly textural sound sculptures of percussion and surging drone.   Listen on …

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I AM WAITING FOR YOU LAST SUMMER – “FOUNDATION”

Longform guitar-based ambient from Ryazan, Russia that rides that fine line between noise and drone. It’s a moving piece of music that makes a surprising turn around the 3 minute mark – a missive of relatively sparse and unaffected guitar lines that give way into a massive wall of guitar feedback. Something akin to Boris …

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MUSIN – “SELF FREQUENCY”

On Musin’s “Self Frequency” the newly signed Italian Minimal House artist to be signed to Jon Hopkins’ “The Ambient Zone”, the track is sprawling and inticrate composition that combines airy drones, bright arpeggios and complex and ever-evolving rhythmic compositions to create some deep headpsace  / headphones trip. Deep zones.  The Ambient Zone · Musin – …

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ROB MOSS WILSON & COOL MARITIME – “PROMINENT GEOLOGICAL FORMATIONS”

Signed to Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s Touchplants label, “Prominent Geological Formations” is a collaboration between author-illustrator Rob Moss Wilson and filmmaker-synthesist Cool Maritime. These multi-hyphenated artists met while building tree houses in Santa Cruz, CA – adding yet more hyphens to their rivulets of passion / practice. From there the two began “constructing forts of a …

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