When I got a batch of tapes from Cosmic Winnetou a few months ago, the tape named On Kwas by Daniel Voigt’s Hering und seine sieben Sachen project immediately attracted my attention. Not only because of the strange cover, eliciting the equal amounts of “whoa!” and “WTF?!” from me, but also because of the title - since the word “kwas” means “acid” in Polish, I was eager to hear some healthily lysergic sounds. And I wasn’t disappointed! Even though the description states that the only drug involved was alcohol, Voigt gets the listener lost in the maze of decaying vaporwave, warped progressive electronics and drug addled ambience. He likens his music to a kitten - very cuddly and soft, but able to show some claws. What might sound like a bliss quickly brings confusion, even danger. Make sure you take a GPS for this one, because once you’re in, it won’t be easy to find a way out!
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#hering und seine sieben sachen #frakfurt am main #frankfurt #germany #psychedelic #experimental #electronic #ambient #progressive electronic #vaporwave #2013 #cassette #cosmic winnetou #bandcamp #music #download
If the term “New Age house” doesn’t exist yet, it’s about time to invent it for the music of Garrick Biggs a.k.a. Stag Hare. Since 2008 he’s been fusing sprawling, ambient electronics with tribal and New Age influences into a glowing orb of bliss, but on Angel Tech it seems that he’s become a slave to the rhythm and began making music suitable for some hippie clubbing. This cassette will make you want to party soft - bobbing your head while staring onto the rolling clouds. Recommended! Available on November 26 from Space Slave.
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#stag hare #garrick biggs #united states #new age #electronic #ambient #ambient techno #house #psychedelic #experimental #2013 #space slave #bandcamp #music
(Cassette, Sangoplasmo Records, 2013)
The Polish label Sangoplasmo Records have already made a name for themselves and achieved a semi-legendary status in the cassette underground for releasing cassettes from both newcomers and experienced players, challenging the listeners to take up new sonic adventures. And the Dwutysięczny (that’s how we Polish folk say the date “2000”) project collects some of the finest names in the experimental underground, becoming a “supergroup” of sorts. First, there’s Jerzy Mazzoll, one of the founders of the legendary Polish avant-garde jazz group Miłość (Polish for “Love”), who spearheaded the movement later known as “yass”. Another member is Błażej Król, first playing in Polish indie rock band Kawałek Kulki, later going more experimental with his project UL/KR. There’s also Radek Dziubek, one of the members of the stellar psychedelic group Innercity Ensemble. Last, but not least there’s Wojciech Kucharczyk in the group, a jack of all trades who has dabbled in probably every possible form of art known to man, including music, of course. Each and every member of the group has made a name for themselves over years with different musical visions and ideas. But how do they sound together?
The opening chord of lenghtily titled opener “W miarę jak wędrujesz podnóżem góry, tajemnica się pogłębia” (“As you walk along the foot of the mountain, the mystery deepens”) is delicate, almost fragile, yet it feels incredibly powerful, like the Genesis itself. The air trembles with mystery and anticipation before the bassy drone kicks in which seems not to solve the mystery, but further deepen it (akin to the title). In fact, the whole album plays like a jazz record hidden deep beneath under layers upon layers of embalming drone and heavy ambience, where the instrumental improvisations are obscured by heavy atmosphere enhanced with unsettling and strange titles, like “Ten, który kroi jeziora” (“The one who carves the lakes”) or “Śmierć pierworodnego” (“Death of the first-born”). There’s an occasional beat added to the all-enveloping drones, as if to give some blurry sense of direction, like the glitchy Fennesz-like beat in “Złamany, lecz niezłomny” or the nearly ambient tehchno beat in the closing “Sadachbia”, which cuts the metallic drone into small pieces.
Despite being a one-time musical project (unfortunately), Jedwabnik is a hugely rewarding and mysterious listen, difficult and adventurous. It jumps into some dark moods before showing the light to the listener. It’s also the proof that the Polish musical underground is bulging with ideas and sometimes what is needed is just a spark to ignite the action at the forefront of experimental music. Great cassette, highly recommended!
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#dwutysięczny #dwutysieczny #supergroup #ambient #drone #experimental #jerzy mazzoll #błażej król #radek dziubek #wojciech kucharczyk #ul/kr #kawałek kulki #miłość #sangoplasmo records #sangoplasmo #music #youtube #2013 #review
Probably the freshest release on Weed Temple (when countint release date-to-blog post ratio) yet, this is a slab of East Coast weirdness released on Halloween day, 2013. As described by the band member Will McCall himself:
The brand new collaboration between Goat Lightning and Tres Face Von Dingo. Recorded live in a single day and released on Halloween, the album is a slow meander through otherworldy mindstates of dreamlike wonder, synesthetic confusion, and the looming sensation of fear.
Illuminated guitar licks shimmer through the thick vines of blissful, droning tapestry filled with delicate echoes and cut-up vocals samples, lost in time. Like a chance meeting between Sun Araw’s latest album and Excepter. Intriguing.
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#earth tones #united states #psychedelic #psychedelic rock #ambient #drone #experimental #music #download #bandcamp #2013
An eclectic compilation of various artists spearheading the home-spun experimental underground, as collected and presented by the editors of Minnesota based radio show Free Form Freakout. A journey through different clouds of ambience, randing from blissful to difficult - from gently flowing New Age suites to industrially damaged, rusting drones, FFFour is hot on the heels of the latest moves and ideas in the atmospheric underground. Recommended!
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#various artists #various #va #free form freakout #minnesota #united states #ambient #drone #noise #Free improvisation #psychedelic #experimental #2013 #compilation #bandcamp #music #sean mccann #panabrite #sparkling wide pressure #decimus #justin meyers #rambutan #charlatan #brad rose #cream juice #parashi #hobo cubes #nite lite #cody yantis #tilth
In this hazy and sometimes uneasy album by Wellington, New Zealand’s E/N/T (acronym standing for Ear/Nose/Throat), Nathan Taare mixes lonely, deep drones a’la Lee Noble with dense, heavily psychedelic soundscapes and recordings in style of Ensemble Economique. The sound is blurred and uncertain, you’re never sure if you’re hearing the actual music or whether it’s just some ghostly aftersound - Central Complex is an equivalent of contracting a tropical fever and having auditory hallucinations while trying to find a way from the relentless jungle. Recorded and edited in some strange places (in the liner notes it says parts were recorded in a Toyota Corolla!), E/N/T creeps into the heart of darkness. It’s a slow burner, but it’s a grower. Recommended!
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#ent #e/n/t #ear nose throat #wellington #new zealand #nz #nathan taare #noise #experimental #drone #psychedelic #soundscape #2013 #download #bandcamp #music