SINGLES CRUISE

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

HANNA OJALA – “MARTIAL LAW OF NATURE / FOR THE BIRDS OF PRAYER”

“Martial Law of Nature” Composed of a highly distorted bass line, heavily delayed percussion that hard-pan with delirious results and complex industrial and acoustic percussion rhythms that completely overwhelm the listener, “Martial Law of Nature” is the closest I’ve heard Hanna Ojala get to straight-forward techno and definitely the most aggressive her track gets. A …

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DUET FOR THEREMIN AND LAP STEEL – “MAELSTROM”

Although it is right there in the title, the duo of Scott Burland (theremin) and Frank Schultz (lap steel) create signifier-less soundscapes that sound beyond their instruments range and shape. Like a slow motion rogue wave, “Maelstrom” moves upon the listener slowly, deeply submerged tones and tonal shifts moving atop each other like tectonic plates …

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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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