Get the newest in our exclusive mix series!
#83 Oliver Wickham


---
SEARCH FINGERS ON BLAST:

---

RECENT POSTS:

---

Entries in experimental (7)

Wednesday
Mar152017

Machinedrum 'Human Energy'

 Machinedrum is a brilliant creator. 'Human Energy' is a super fascinating collection of big fat tunes with insane drums, mindblowing bass and synths - and so many new directions you won't know what's what.

It's taken us more than a few months to be willing to write about this record - it's so dynamic and groundbreaking, it really deserved to be absorbed slowly and fully. It reminds us of our favorite art in any medium, in that it blows us away that a human person could have created this. 'Human Energy' couldn't be a more accurate title for a record that explores the distances of electronic music with more soul and originality than most could aspire for.

This album is our soundtrack for 2017 and beyond. It's perfect for work time, travel time, party time. Machinedrum has proven once again that he is making some of the best music out there. Timeless. Beautiful. Human Energy.

'Human Energy' Out Now - 
Ninjashop / Stream / Download: machinedrum.lnk.to/heSo

Follow Machinedrum:
Facebook: found.ee/machinedrum-fb
Twitter: found.ee/machinedrum-tw
Instagram: found.ee/machinedrum-ig
Soundcloud: found.ee/machinedrum-sc
Spotify: found.ee/machinedrum-sp

Tuesday
Nov082016

Wye Oak 'Tween'

Listening to this record is a moving experience. It's like a score for one of those movies that is so amazing it kind of changes the medium for you. Baltimore duo Wye Oak seem to be capable of creating album after album of groundbreaking experimental rock and roll music that is never anything short of beautiful. 'Tween' is the fifth record from the band, and it's a doozy.

One thing that makes a band a favorite is either the inability or the unwillingness to make the same album twice. Wye Oak has done something bizarre and unpredictable and fantastic like they always do. 'Better (For Esther)' is one of our favorite songs both from Wye Oak, and ever - it's a sonic journey that is loud and chaotic but also so relaxed and meditative.

This album is magnificent, and we definitely consider it to be amongst the best of this year and beyond. Wye Oak have never done anything that we didn't absolutely love and this is no exception. Enjoy it for yourself! Please! You will be so happy that you did!

From the album Tween, out now digitally on Merge Records. Vinyl / CD out August 5.
Digital: http://smarturl.it/WyeOakTween
Vinyl / CD: http://www.mergerecords.com/wye-oak-t...

Thursday
May192016

Kowton 'Utility'

Kowton, the outrageously talented producer and co-founder the label Livity Sound dropped an album called 'Utility' last month. All techno, house and weird dance and headphone music fans should rejoice - because this album is nothing but bangers. Not bangers in a hip hop way, or even in an electro house big room noise fest sort of way. Kowton has made a collection of housey techno experimental titans that will move any dance floor beyond recognition and motivate you to be better than you were at whatever it is that you're doing.

We have to stress that you need to play this loud or on headphones - you really want to literally feel this music. And we promise you will. Do yourself a favor and if you have the luxury of listening to this on something better than Macbook speakers, do so. You will thank yourself right away.

This dark, energetic collection of low end jams is nothing short of incredible. If you're a dj, you need this. If you're a creative type and you like music to work to, this will be perfect. You might however want to check with your doctor before you listen to 'Utility' at the gym. It is seriously that intense and awesome.

Kowton Facebook

Kowton Twitter

 

Livity Sound website

Livity Sound Twitter

Livity Sound Facebook

 

Monday
Apr042016

Howard 'Please Recycle'

 

 

We pressed play. We were mesmerized. Howard Feibusch and his band, aptly named Howard released an LP last year, that everyone thought was awesome. And here they are again making even more fascinating, intelligent, and hypnotizing instrumental music. A lot has changed, but the more things change, the more they stay the same. And we mean that in the best way possible.

The world has changed a lot, but you can count on Howard to keep working, keep playing, keep recording. And to keep making the good shit that will soundtrack this insane and beautiful planet for you. You can hold them to it.

In fact, this EP is built with the reimagined pieces of last year's Religion LP. They've taken the stems, the bits, the elements, and the feeling behind that album, shattered it all into pieces and rebuilt it - using the whole animal to make something so magical you won't even believe. Enter the 'Please Recycle' ep.

It sounds to us like a band of like minded, eccentric and extra talented people joining forces to create something both sonically fascinating, and focusing on the feel. The element that makes people hear the music with their soul and not just their ears.

It's uptempo, it's layered, it's got a minimal vibe - but after each listen you'll realize how extremely complex these compositions are. We have so much respect for Howard.

This is fucking awesome.

Go to FLOOD Magazine to listen to the whole thing!

Howard online:
www.listentohoward.com
www.facebook.com/listentohoward
www.twitter.com/listen2howard
www.instagram.com/listentohoward
www.soundcloud.com/listentohoward

Tuesday
Mar082016

Alana Yorke 'Dream Magic'

 

What a glorious thing it is, that we started this website, and people send us beautiful works of art like this one.

Alana Yorke, you are amazing.

Everyone else, we emplore you to get a hold of this album, and listen to it repeatedly. It will make sunny days so much brighter, we promise.

These songs seem simple, as they are predominantly composed of Yorke's lovely voice and subtle keys - but after you listen a few times, you'll realize how complex and wonderfully gigantic these compositions are. There are no dull moments, each song is as magnificent or moreso than the one that comes before it. And we can't emphasize enough, Alana Yorke's voice is pure magic. Pure love.

We would really love to see Alana Yorke at every festival this summer, and will definitely keep you updated on her schedule - as this creation and performance is something we should all be enjoying. It will make our lives better.

This is the point when we would tell you about stand out tracks. When honestly, they all are. There are only 7 songs on Dream Magic. There is no filler, nothing but beautifully written and magically performed, great music that we will keep with us forever.

Truly amazing.

Much more here.