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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Interview: Beat Session with Daniel Saylor

(Image collage courtesy of Daniel Saylor and Windows 98の.)

Daniel Saylor is as inventive as a composer as he is as a producer, and today we get some insight to his musical world. First known to me for his budding Windows 98の project (the “の [no]” Japanese hiragana dubbed as “wave”), D. Saylor had made a splash in popularizing the Windows 95/98 sound effects in trap and beat music. Releasing on labels like Midnight Moon, Bedlam, and Beer Wizard, he’s now moved on to bigger projects under his own name. Let’s get to know a bit more of that. Continue reading “Interview: Beat Session with Daniel Saylor”

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 Review: Welcome to the Internet by James Flamingo

(Image courtesy of Lost Angles.)

There’s something magical and bubbly coming from the collage-frenzy whirlwind of James Flamingo. Riding on the coattails of the squeaky clean, modernist sounds of the young metrosong genre, Welcome to the Internet is a welcome visual novel of modern plunderphonics and the state of the internet at large!
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Interview: A Time with Lukepi

(Image courtesy of Lukepi.)

Our next short text interview today is with Lukepi, a friendly and massively experimental artist from the U.S. Most known for label releases from UK’s Question Records, California’s Neetspeak label, and Ireland’s Smirk Sounds, Lukepi’s music is an artistic collage between sampling, beat instrumentals, and electronic rhythms that will take anyone on a wild journey. Continue reading “Interview: A Time with Lukepi”

Picks of the Week: 11/24/16

As the holidays approach, let’s take a look at a few chill releases to dampen our holiday stress, and one pick-me-up for the road. Today we’ll be exploring some ambiance, experimental electronic, and the coziest beats you will hear this week.
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