An Ant And An Atom is a solo project of Sean Warkentine, based in Lethbridge, AB, commanding electronic noise, drone, ambient, and post-rock genres into a mass of sound. Having appeared at numerous music festivals including Calgary’s renown Sled Island Festival, Winnipeg's Big Fun Festival, Edmonton's Endless Bummer, and Lethbridge's Electric Eye, he has performed alongside diverse acts, including Big|Brave, R.Ariel, Technical Kidman, Bitter Fictions, Pigeon Breeders, Jung People, Pyramid//Indigo, and recently completed a prairie-provinces tour with the master of ambience, Valiska. Live performances join together An Ant And An Atom‘s love of intricate design and powerful immersion as he crafts slow burning melodies atop hazy vocal samples layered with visceral textures that explode into blasts of noise.
Following the successes of previous EPs and 2016's Entropy, a 24-minute experimental musical work created for an exhibition of art by Lauren Crazybull, new release, Exterior, comes as a new collection of 5 pieces looking outward and upward. With intense mastering treatment by the acclaimed, James Plotkin, this work heads to darker and dronier places than previous releases.
In support of these releases, An Ant And An Atom will be performing a few Alberta dates and across British Columbia with tourmate, FOONYAP, along with dates at the prominent SLED ISLAND FESTIVAL in Calgary, and the EDMONTON NOISEFEST in August. Full dates and show info is listed below:
June 23 - Calgary at Broken City, Sled Island Festival, with Midden & Ursa
June 30 - Tent City at Kinney Earthship, with FOONYAP
July 12 - Vancouver at TBA, with FOONYAP, Echuta, & guest
July 13 - Victoria at Copper Owl, with FOONYAP, Psychic Pollution, Prince Shima
July 15 - Nanaimo at White Room, with FOONYAP & Prince Shima
July 19 - Abbotsford at O'Neill's, with FOONYAP, Gold Gloom, Pacific Coliseum (a.k.a. Teen Daze)
July 20 - Vancouver at Hidden City, with FOONYAP & Hazy
July 21 - Kelowna at Summerhill Pyramid Winery, with FOONYAP & Neon Runner
July 22 - Vernon at Record City, with FOONYAP & Murphy Luzod
July 23 - Ymir at The Ymir Schoolhouse, with FOONYAP & Murphy Luzod
August 26 - Edmonton at The Ortona, Edmonton Noisefest
FOONYAP is announcing a new remix EP, Apropos, which features one An Ant And An Atom remix of her stunning piece, "Mourning Coup."
An Ant And An Atom has also contributed a track to the new compilation album, "It's More Like An Homage To You," a tribute to the renown Connecticut screamo, power violence, hardcore band, Jeromes Dream, dismantling and reworking one of their intense songs. It is being released on cassette by the Hamilton label, Zegema Beach Records and features 29 of the 3-piece band's songs redone by artists from around the world. All proceeds from the sale of the album will be donated to FLINT RISING COALITION (flintrising.com) in support of the ongoing Flint, MI, water crisis.
My Craft Broke At Launch - 04:56
The Crush Of Gravity - 04:55
Locked In Adrift - 05:59
I Dreamt Of Reaching Space, But Couldn't Calculate The Escape Velocity For Reality - 03:52
Heat Up Another Planet, Burn Out Another Sun - 11:49
Los Angeles, CA – Returning to Dim Mak with a vengeance, the bass house trio known as BROHUG unleash their Knuckles EP. The record’s title track, premiered by YourEDM, brings thumping horns and a grimey bassline to the forefront, while "Guns Go Boom” goes the tech house route, using rhythmic hi-hat hits and vocal chops to propel this energetic B-side.
Since joining the scene only a little over a year ago, BROHUG has ignited music fans around the world with their unique sound that merges tough bass house with deep and techy flourishes. Via early releases on Spinnin’ Records and Mad Decent’s Good Enough, BROHUG set the path for their innovative take on modern club music. The Swedish trio kicked off 2017 by dropping their Giggle Juice EP on Dim Mak. The release hit #2 on the Beatport Electro House Releases chart and received praises from heavy-hitters Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix, David Guetta, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Afrojack and many more. They followed this up with an official release of Alesso’s “Falling,” which has garnered over 130K online streams to date.
This summer BROHUG is excited to bring the energy of Giggle Juice and Knuckles to North American audiences. Catch them at Electric Forest in Rothbury, MI and stay tuned for further tour announcements.
A collective of artists from Karachi, Pakistan FXS is to home to Karachi's eclectic dance music scene. With fans all over the world, FXS shall make an impact worldwide.A collection of songs of varying genres made in the bustling metropolis, Karachi. Home to over 22 million people and one of the worlds most violent cities, FXS Collections Vol.4 highlights the juxtaposing electronic sounds of the worlds most interesting city. Collections Vol. 4 includes the following collaborators Smax, Friedi, Dynoman, NAWKSH, Slowspin, TMPST, Tollcrane, Abdullah Siddiqui, Rudoh, Hatim, Eridu, Block-2, JOFU, Al ak
Crafting a concept album is an incredibly difficult task. Tying together a cohesive narrative across a record’s worth of songs isn’t just daunting, it’s an endeavour that even some of the industry’s finest have failed to do memorably. This task, however, becomes notably more difficult when you’re dealing in the abstract via instrumental soundscapes. That is what Chronotope Project, the moniker of composer Jeffrey Ericson Allen, attempts to do with his latest project, ‘Ovum.’
NAAL is an eclectic music project led by Chicago composer Dave Mantel. This talented musician has a true passion for great melodies and haunting musical textures. His blend of ambient, shoegaze and experimental drone music feels personal and unique, echoing the work of artists such as Slowdive, Boards of Canada or Sigur Ros, just to mention a few.