Every #BandcampFriday, we’re here, picking releases for you to buy. We’re in the middle of a global pandemic, and art must survive. See our list for last month here.
Please, dig and do your own research as well there is so much amazing art, music, and activism just below the surface, we just have to dig a little, feel free to email us with recommendations also or to submit your own list.
Club Chai co founders and dynamic sonic duo 8ULENTINA and Lara Sarkissian are at it again with another stellar release from their Club Chai Imprint, this one a split between the two producers, and it does NOT dissapoint, as it brings together their complex rhythmic arrangements, dense whirring pads and dynamic and tense programming and masterful production for heavy and danceable electronic offerings.
Newest release from one of the most innovative contemporary producers working right now. Intense, present, nuanced, like no other. Dreamcrusher once again surpasses their own legacy with another pinnacle of contemporary heavy electronics from PTP, one of the most innovative labels going right now, solidarity to NYC.
Pu22L3 “Virus In The Sky”
Pu22L3 plays in The Edomites, Secret Sidewalk as well as a slew of other projects and is always crafting nuanced deep modular synth and beat textures with soul and tension, and “Virus In The Sky” is no different, pick it up for name your price today, apparently Puzzle was given a sound pack from the legendary Mr. Dibbs and they will be donating any money raised from this single.
ITS FREE, he’s a cool cat and if you need an introduction to his work, there is this oracle named “google” that could totally help you out with explaining his body of work. So here, DL the pack, WASH YOUR DAMN HANDS and make some cool music with it. Its a really cool sound pack.
Also, if you end up donating money for this album, I’m trying to figure out along with Mr. DIbbs if there is some sort of non profit or organization that helps feed front line workers in Cincinnati because in times like these we gotta take care of each other and his base of operations is in Cincinnati.”
Absolute essential listening from one of NYC’s best imprints PTP, curated by GENG aka King Vision Ultra.
“/this year, they released their sophomore album, WAHALA, via PTP ++ a theatrical production (An Episode: Ricky’s Room) commissioned by the The Shed.
//YATTA has shared the stage with musicians like Cardi B, William Basinski, and The Sun Ra Arkestra, creating multimedia performances that tour nationally and globally. ”
Moor Mother “CLEPSYDRA”
from the text from the release on bandcamp”
soundscapes to another other
fractals of breath
A COLLECTION OF SOUNDS FOR WRITERS ( my intended experimental audience but it may be helpful to other creators ) AND CREATORS EXPERIENCING BLOCKAGES
FOR THOSE TRYING TO BREAKTHROUGH CREATIVE BLOCKS AND FOR THOSE HAVING TROUBLE DREAMING
WHAT DO YOU NEED:
PENCIL AND PAPER ( NO SCREENS )
A PLACE TO WRITE IF YOU ARE MOVED TO
GLASS OF WATER
MUST LISTEN WITH HEADPHONES
FIND A QUIET AND SOMEWHAT COMFORTABLE SPACE
ALLOW YOUR MIND TO WANDER
VISIT AS MANY PLACES AS POSSIBLE
THANK YOU FOR EXPERIMENTING
Limited Release for the Month of May
Honor Mothers Every Day”
The Noriegas “Trans Noriega Express”
Bay Area Startup bleeds avant-noise rock unit and general agitators of splendor and tech gone away, wrong side of the ballad fusion between harsh noise, kraut, with a spoof of a cover that will wrap the brain in circles, pick this up for name your price today.
ONO “Red Summer”
ESSENTIAL new album “Red Summer” from Chicago Avant-Gospel , Industrial legends ONO, forty years of politically charged radical Black conceptual art, one of the most important acts alive today and one of the most important albums of the decade period, expect a feature soon here on this album. ONO can do no wrong.
Donald Anderson “Holed In One”
Tripped out and twisted mellow mood elixer, ambient wash from this Oakland producer. Sprinkled keys and false start funk intro.
Solarized “Thermo dynamics of Life”
Philly-based psychedelic acid punk like no other, one of my favorite discoveries this year, seems like would be even heavier and more intense live, pick this up today. True outsider cosmic sounds for other worlds, the stunning cover art represents the sound perfectly.
Headboggle “Polyphonic Rehearsals”
Rehearsal extrapolations from Bay Area synth mangler from two recently cancelled bay area performances, similar to Polyphonic Demo, but expanded with even heavier synth washes, blips of time expand beyond the horizon. Grab it now, essential artist, mucking trough through the unknown for too long, Mort Garson on acid and study for our generation, all praise to Boggle!
Z.O. Voider “Perdendicular Groove”
Classic sounds from another living legend of outsider sounds and art. Z.O. Voider / Turman never lets us down, be it, blown out industrialized rhythms, or deep meditative explorations, the sounds are always powerful and other-worldly. Mechanical, dark, menacing, omnipresent intensity.
Aaron Dilloway “USS Orgo”
Droning locked key synth organ extended from one of the masters of all time. Recently released from his archives for the first time on Bandcamp. Dense, shuttering, thick and panic -stricken amazingness, classic Dilloway deep dive.
Compactor “Temporary State”
NYC’s Compactor returns again with more long-form industrial -based rhythms and soundscapes; textural, heavy, dissonant, pressing, Derek Rush’s projects never fall short on both concept an execution. Temporary insanity for labor left uncertain of a future. Pressing release, pick it up today and check his Social Distancing Shirt Fundraiser on the CS page.
DJ Rashad “Double Cup”
You know what to do. RIP Always.
Bob Bellerue “Essential Work”
Another deep, leveled work from Bellerue, just released. Haunting, big, and small; wide scope of techniques and sonic worlds.
Moor Jewelry “True Opera”
Heavy/improv madness from Moor Mother x Mental Jewelry channeling psychedelic punk infused sonic walls of chaos, but it’s so tight and locked and chaotic and just perfect for the moment really, the record we all need right now to fight this madness of isolation, anxiety, fight, and dread.
New album from Oakland Goth/Post Punk legends Otzi, out mid May, channeling The Cure from the future and other worlds beyond known lands. Masters of the genre, hands down.
Experimental Housewife “DigitalBeach”
Maddening and beautiful assortment of tone poem electronic madness from this Bay Area project whi8ch has been making waves for a minute now. Deep deep electronic, explorations, beat extractions for every mood, beautiful beautiful discovery. Now i know why this project has built up such a cult following in the underground Bay Area experimental dance community
Monochromacy “What Has Been Will Be Again, There is Nothing New Under The Sun”
Heavy, dense, thick psychedelic guitar explorations from one of Southern CA’s most innovative guitar/heavy drone/ experimentalists. Exceptionally beautiful and nuanced take on the style, follow this project without doubt.
J. Soliday “Music For Speech Synthesis”
New one from one of the harsh.cut up masters, this new one delves into some more digital crunch with an undeniable human control feedback system, nuanced and complex, fractured yet soulful, outsider sound undeniable.
Chaki “The Water”
Proto Prince inspired funk worship from Bay Area troublemaker Chaki, check a lifestream to see this in “person” – he does it all folks, and with respect and humor to the originators, Chaki blends his own stew of funk and humor. A+
Three way split from new Oakland Label/Collective Every Living Thing Is Weird. harsh, varied, refreshing, pick up for pay what you want. Satisfy that harsh itch of innovative tongue in cheek harshest!
Spellling “Mazy Fly”
Another essential from Oakland’s psychedelic, enchanting, haunting, post-disco king, SPELLLING. Patrick Cowley and Donna Summer haunt the twisted airwaves of her transmissions from another place.