This new song "Bakkah: The History of Humankind", was initially just a poem about humanity as a whole. When it began to rhyme Emay basically just ran with it. It was also a great opportunity for him to experiment with his writing as he was always self-conscious about using a more poetic/metaphorical style of writing so with this track Ihe allowed myself to get completely lost in that form.
For the video, him and the director, Aaron Hall, bounced a lot of ideas off of each other and eventually Aaron thought of using riot gear for the video. The video is a battle displaying Emay's ideological development and the conflict of ideas taking over and building off of one another.
The Edward Furlongs are a New Jersey-based endeavor in American music, comprised of Dan Gugger and Nick Afflitto. The project is a tip of the hat to the pioneers before them, a reflection of their collective experiences and a bullish reaction to the state of modern music.
Although Dan and Nick grew up playing music in the same thriving New Jersey music scene, they didn't meet until performing together on the Vans Warped Tour in the summer of 2009. After spending several years performing music for other bands, they decided to create music of their own, with a few core principals in mind.
The most significant of these is the idea that there is a void in modern music that yearns to be filled. It is is a composite of old and new, a return to the clarity and simplicity of rock music from decades past while reflecting the experiences of those living in the world as it is today. If the band achieves its ultimate goal, the music should reflect a desire for something simple and familiar, but modern and unique; these are candid recordings that are, if anything, under-processed by today's standard but hold honesty and individuality that honors both the musicians creating it and the people and experiences that have made their lives better.
The winter is almost upon the Nordic countries. Time to dive into the darkness with WANHA. This is a project of Joni Vanhanen, a profilic producer/singer/hiphop-artist from Jyväskylä, Finland, known for his versatility above all. In addition to being one of the most respected underground hiphop producers in Finland he has worked with all kinds of music from metal to pop.
WANHA combines all of these influences with surprising ease. The Wait is a slice of trippy downtempo electronica, as dark as the northern days and cold as the nights, with haunting, pitch-shifted vocals that add an even more gripping tone to the distinctively Nordic song. WANHA is working on his debut album, so expect to hear more music from him very soon.
War Nurse is a union of imagined and real. War Nurse is of no fixed address, of no material world.Festering through psychic cracks, bracing for escape, we look to bring struggle to the forefront. Tension is palpable. Rallying behind cries for power, War Nurse brings no glory. Unified delivery ascending and rupturing with no pause. There is no competition, there is no copy, the copy is the dream.
Hounds is a weapon reaching desperately through time, disrupting normal, reeking of causality, displacing the reconciliation of thoughts and actions. The very historicity of safety and security are at once called into question with a similar note of terminal simplicity. Hope is simultaneously lost and understood to be nonexistent. It is not a worldly possession to be had; it is not an existentially reconcilable concept. There is no hope. There is no home. You are but one of the hounds.
Galaxxu's music can best be summed up with this Sonny Sharrock quote: "I’ve been trying to find a way for the terror and the beauty to live together in one song. I know it’s possible." Galaxxu draws inspiration from Chicago's incredible free jazz and indie scenes of the past and present, European free improv, and electronic noise to create spontaneous compositions that range from quiet, delicate serenity to an abrasive, pedal-to-the-floor assault.
Galaxxu is currently finishing mixing for several upcoming releases and planning a couple of tours in summer and fall of 2017.
'Bureaucracy 5-8 YOLD 3182' was a 2 song, 20 minute tape that was made for a midwest tour in August 2016. The first side/track, A Tisket, A Trifle, A Flittering Flutter gives us a glimpse into the more subdued side of Galaxxu. At times yearning a soulful, but still operating within the realm of their improvised chaos. Side 2 ("Match This Step, Then Repeat"), gives us more of the full on assault Galaxxu is typically known for before coming to a conclusion in a passage of dreamy, fluttering interactions from the band.
A Tisket, A Trifle, A Flittering Flutter - 09:49 Match This Step, Then Repeat - 09:53
On Saturday, May 20, multi-instrumentalist and lauded bass player Erik Kramer released his debut studio endeavor, an EP entitled ‘Missed the Boat.’ The Brooklyn-based musician has an especially eclectic sound, one that employs the talent of a slew of musicians: saxophone, trombone, viola, trumpet, back-up vocalists - they’re all there. An experimental record through and through, ‘Missed the Boat’ is an indie record quite unlike anything else that’s come across my desk in recent months.
The Great Long Distance is an audible recollection of the first 12 months of a long distance relationship, including the highs and lows and moments in between. It is a journal without words, each of the 12 tracks representing each month respectively. Inspired by the format of NIN's "Ghosts I-IV", the album is a sonic tapestry of different moods and themes, with various recurring motifs and the subtle melding of synthesizer and samples; the result something not quite classical, ambient or electronic - rather, an eclectic blend of the three. For fans of Ólafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm and later Ulver