That new Holly Herndon album you keep hearing about is available on vinyl, and there is still a small number of the special edition left (limited to 300, housed in a silkscreened poster). Get with it: hollyherndon.bandcamp.com.
We’ve had BOOF on repeat all-week long, such is the tenacious quality of these deep-diving and funky ear-worms. At first blush, you may be inclined to lump this in with that hip, cosmic-Balearic disco that was en vogue a few years back, but that’s just because your third-eye is not fully blossomed and you are unable to yet survey the true depth of this record. Play it again. This is the album you needed to finally get your summer swinging: amoeba.com or forcedexposure.com.
If you’ve been keeping pace, then most of you probably have at least an entire shelf dedicated to Barn Owl and Barn Owl related vinyl at this point. Your capacity to indulge is limited only by actual physics at this point, and who needs physics when you are indulging in such psychedelic, non-euclidean sound formations? Here’s another one to slide onto that shelf, wherein Evan Caminiti continues his foray into electronically produced vibrations: thrilljockey.com.
There is a new Tilth release on the newly christened Minnesota label Round Bale Recordings (from the mind that brings you the FFFoxy Podcast) entitled “Country Music.” This follow up to 2012’s “Angular Music” presents the familiar tape and guitar work you’d expect from previous efforts, but also provides a new depth with the addition of drums, violin and saxophone. This isn’t your grandpa’s country music. This is a modern, airy meditation on purposeful living and “going to the center.” Highly, highly recommended work from some of the most thoughtful guys in experimental music today.
Available direct from the label AND…the first 50 orders will include a bonus CDr of extra material, so wake up when the suns up, and get to the good work.
For those of you unfamiliar with suicide forests, there is a famous one in Japan called Aokigahara. For those of you unfamiliar with Matthew Azevedo’s solo moniker Retribution Body, he has a gloomy new record out soon on Type which shares the same name as that dark sea of trees. The LP contains two side-long movements of low end throb and gloom that are as meditative as they are eerie. Drones are drones, but what’s great is the space that fills the groove between swells of oscillating electronics.
Dino Spiluttini has a new tape out on Sacred Phrases, but Tuesday it ain’t, and we wouldn’t dare persuade you to buy obsolete magnetic media on any other day of the week. Lucky for all of you slow-motion, blurry orchestra fans, the man has self-released a heavyweight vinyl edition of his newest opus, All I Want is to Be a Happy Man. But hey! That’s limited to 100 pieces (plus the cost of import) over at dinospiluttini.bandcamp.com. So make haste!
And if you’d rather keep your drone locally sourced – well, there is that tape option.
Oscar Mulero presents Autechre-like textures built into banging beat structures and shot through with moments of drifting ambience. So yeah, that’s awesome. As will happen sometimes, the vinyl presents only eight of the dozen album tracks, but – in our humble opinion, it’s actually a much tougher and leaner set (the techno gods forbid that any album is cut more than two tracks per side, it is known). We found our copy over at redeyerecords.co.uk – their import charges are extremely economical.
Great Falls, Thou and Shellac walk into a bar…and the punch line is, this new cover 7”, which does just that. Thou, who have been on a roll this past year with insane cover versions of 90’s favorites, offer up their twist on “A Prayer To God,” which takes the sadness inherent in the original track to a whole new (lower) level. On the flipside, Great Falls also get low with their version of “Wingwalker,” the b-side from Shellac’s 1993 “Uranus” single.
Available from Hell Comes Home in an edition of 1040 copies on black vinyl with screen-printed covers. Do it already.