Picks of the Week: 01/27/17

I’m playing catch-up here after putting all my time on that best-of list. Expect some 2016 releases to slip in so that you may also discover things that went unnoticed. Today’s picks will be a range between the netherworld of chillwave, beautifully composed beat instrumentals, and the best house/techno compilation this year has to offer!

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Album Discussion: The Disintegration Loops by William Basinski

(Image collage courtesy of William Basinski.)

William Basinski is an experienced avant-garde musician in New York City from the late 90’s. While I’d urge to check out the rest of his discography, when someone mentions Basinski, The Disintegration Loops comes to mind. Read on to find out why this series of albums still affects listener to this day.
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Label Watch: Doom Trip Records

Possibly one of my favorite labels out right now, Doom Trip Records is a talented collective of artists with an impressive owner from California.With seven releases out, they may seem like a small group, but the music within is of a vastly expansive and beautiful experience. Continue reading “Label Watch: Doom Trip Records”

Album Discussion: Klaus Nomi – Klaus Nomi

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Nomi’s landing on Earth and on his music career was at New York’s East Village music scene, where his first recorded performance at the New Wave Vaudeville variety show landed. It’s positively one of the most beautiful and heavenly introductions for Klaus Nomi. Most popular in the east coast and France, he did pick up a record deal after extensive touring, which would later become the seminal introduction to Klaus Nomi to a wider audience. Continue reading “Album Discussion: Klaus Nomi – Klaus Nomi”

Picks of the Week: 10/22/16

On this weeks little treasure trove adventure, we’ll discuss some experimental stabs from Poppy, a world internet phenomenon, and taking a break with a fictional video game soundtrack afterwards with Equip. Before we start, this week’s primary pick has to go to Prism Lite’s rendition to lo-fi hip hop instrumentals. Let’s take a gander! Continue reading “Picks of the Week: 10/22/16”

Album Discussion: 新しい日の誕生 by 2814

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The success story of an underdog can be a fascinating one, and none could be truer for a small duo that would take over the meaning of ambient music. Continue reading “Album Discussion: 新しい日の誕生 by 2814”