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 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 - Party like a Fireman by The Brown Christmas

2016-11-08 04:49:28 UTC

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Party like a Fireman" is a nonstop sonic journey of madness spanning just over an hour, with an overall beat driven, industrial, and darker ambient tone than some of our previous releases. That's not to say it's all doom and gloom. There are serval upbeat and comical moments, but they all eventually veer into an uncomfortable waking dream state. 

Track List


Macaroni Pudding - 04:02
Moon Garden - 02:28
Madman's Carriage Ride - 02:06
Hidden Caverns - 03:50
Atmospheric Reentry - 02:05
S T A N Stan - 03:55
Let's All Stan - 02:33
Everybody Stan - 04:01
Stan the Dancing Man - 07:27
Residual Babble - 00:58
Brown Mass - 03:48
There's Always Something in the Way - 04:14
Forever a Ghost - 03:36
Leather Slug - 04:19
Death's Sweet Grip - 02:58
Cataract Jack - 02:47
Nobody Knows what it's like to Eat My Dick (Tonight) - 08:24


Genre : electronic, experimental, ambient, dark, drone, improvisation, industrial, noise, psychedelic, synthpop, techno

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New album - Bureaucracy 5-8 YOLD 3182 by Galaxxu

2016-10-26 23:53:28 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. 

'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.

Track List


A Tisket, A Trifle, A Flittering Flutter - 09:49
Match This Step, Then Repeat - 09:53


Genre : experimental, free, improvisation, jazz, noise

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