Radian “Chimeric” LP

I know it seems like we practically run a Thrill Jockey blog, but few labels are putting out stuff that is anywhere near as inventive and consistent.  Their newest release is the first album from Radian in four years.  “Chimeric” is a dark, brooding, sometimes harsh and chaotic record.  Normally you could put this band under the “experimental electronica” label, but since they’ve started to sequence live instruments, their sound is much harder to pin down.  It is inventive, unpredictable, and extremely enjoyable to listen to.  The LP is limited to 1,000 copies and costs only $13.  Visit ThrillJockey.com.

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4 Responses to “Radian “Chimeric” LP”

  1. When I saw you comment about being a blog dedicated to Thrill Jockey, I had to comment. I end up covering a lot of TJ stuff at my blog, too. I’ve often said that Thrill Jockey is one of a very few actual record labels in existence that seems to really understand the collector aspects of their product. Not only do they have one of the most eclectic roster of artists around, but each of them are notable artists worth watching.

    Great bands and really cool vinyl releases– ’nuff said!

    BTW: It’s cool that you’re located in Iowa. Iowa Blogs Represent!

    Keep up the great work!

  2. It’s no secret that there are a handful of labels we champion on this blog quite regularly. I think it’s awesome that these labels are so discriminating that if they release something, you know it’s going to be good, even if you have never heard of it before. Those types of labels deserve all the support they can get; they’re putting out albums they know are good, not albums they know will sell.

  3. Is Raidan a typo? or is it Radian?

  4. Yes, I double typoed, shit, fixed.

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