New album Divinatio Exitium by Reid Karris

2017-04-06 04:15:02 UTC

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Reid Karris is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, sound enthusiast and improviser hailing from Chicago, Illinois trying very hard to get all the music stuck in his head out for all the world to hear. After spending years as an odd guitarist trying to fit in with the world of rock music, Reid shifted his focus towards improvisation, noise, drone and avant-garde. His primary instruments for doing so are prepared guitar and drum kit sent through electronics. With prepared guitars, he performs solo as well as in various groups including Set Self on Fire, HKM Guitar Trio, The Chicago Scratch Orchesta and Coffin Screws; the later consisting of himself on prepared guitars along with a revolving rhythm section usually consisting of a drummer and bassist who do not regularly play together. He also plays drums in the experimental duo Step Slow and works with an array of found metal percussion. In studio settings, he either records albums of improvised music employing himself on prepared guitars or conceptual abstract compositions. He has released music on Pan Y Rosas Discos, Lungbasket Recordings and Lurker Bias.

Track List


Mortuus Loqueris - 14:47
Spiritus Mundi - 15:25


Genre : experimental, electroacoustic, improvisation, guitar, noise

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New album Simulacrum by Lifeless

2017-03-28 04:04:28 UTC

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Lifeless is a multi-genre one man musical project.

Track List

  • Lethe - 06:46 
  • Folie a deux - 04:59 
  • Clouds - 04:30 
  • Enso - 06:49 
  • Il Redentore - 05:10 
  • Moonflowers - 04:21 
  • New World Rising - 04:03 
  • Ne cadant in obscurum - 04:51 
  • Glass - 03:16


Genre : ambient, electronic, atmospheric, classical, contemporary, dark, depressive, experimental, melancholic, piano

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New album Lathe by Galaxxu

2017-03-24 19:32:35 UTC

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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. 

Chicago’s Galaxxu is excited to announce a super-limited edition seven inch lathe cut, featuring artwork by Alex Dycylyxyvyi. The two sides reflect the terror and the beauty the quartet tries to capture in their free improvisations. Side A starts off innocently enough, until devolving into a mess of disjointed interplay between a sax crying out, and a guitar that is seemingly being torn apart at the atomic level. Suddenly, the drums offer a rallying cry and Galaxxu breaks out into a wall of furious noise. Side B offers a glimpse into the more subdued side of Galaxxu. At times even soulful, albeit still operating within the confines of their chaotic take on free improvisation, it ends things in a dreamy sequence as if the Galaxxians are surveying the damage they wrought on Side A. 

Track List


  • A Tisket, A Trifle, A Flittering Flutter [Stereo Edit] - 05:22 info 
  • Horse Battery Staple [Stereo Edit] - 05:00


Genre : experimental, free, improvisation, jazz, noise

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New album Late Bloomer by Static Masks

2017-03-24 19:16:51 UTC

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 "Late Bloomer" was recorded by James Whitten (Pears, Thou, Gland, Donovan Wolfington) and mastered by Carl Saff. Static Masks are a four piece with two vocalists. They tend to get put in the math rock, shoegaze, indie categories. With a goal to make "interesting" and "beautiful" music, Static Masks blend melody and complexity with some nontraditional song structures to create their own version of progressive pop music.


Track List

1.Aware Wolf 04:19 video

2.Somersault 03:23

3.90's Smell 04:39

4.Waves 06:21

5.Clear Lake, TX 04:29

6.Late Bloomer 04:16

7.Concrete Swamp 03:47

8.Devils 07:45


Genre : alternative, experimental, post, rock, indie, math, progressive, shoegaze

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Light Of The East EP by Mixtaped Monk

2017-03-23 18:24:38 UTC

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Mixtaped Monk is a DIY music project by a journalist and music producer (Arka Sengupta) who believes in making music that soothes the mind. This project was started as an outlet for his creative expressions. Under the moniker of Mixtaped Monk, he not only expresses himself as a music producer but also as a writer and a visual artist.

Being socially awkward since childhood, he always loved solitude. And, in his solitude, the thing which he liked to do the most is discovering music. Be it the cassette of Pink Floyd's “Dark Side of The Moon,” which he discovered, in his uncle's old room, during his early teenage, or the first mixtape that he made for a girl when he was a little bit older, music has always been his sole companion. Gradually, he picked up playing the keyboard and the guitar, started experimenting with music and realized that there is a whole world of possibilities for him to explore. That is how the idea of Mixtaped Monk started.

"Light Of The East EP" is like a tribute to Japan, its rich culture and heritage. Through dreamy atmospheres and intricate melodies, this EP tries to convey different emotions you can experience when you think about or even literally visit various places in Japan such as Mt. Fuji, Osaka, Kyoto and the Akihabara district in Tokyo. Sonically, the instrumental EP borders around ambient and post-rock while taking influences from indie rock, alternative rock and shoegaze music.

Track List


Fuji-san - 03:49
Dreams Of Kyoto - 05:34
From Osaka, With Love - 03:28
Akihabara Nights - 04:54


Genre : alternative, atmospheric, rock, experimental, ambient, electronica, indie, instrumental, post-rock, postrock, shoegaze, soundscape

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