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Diversity, Maturity, General Saxiness Color Moon Hooch’s “Red Sky” (Review)

Posted by on Jun 18, 2016 in Featured, Latest, Noise, Reviews | 0 comments

Written by Kevin Madert

Kicking off your career with a solid LP isn’t unheard of. Hell, vaulting over the sophomore slump & releasing a well-received follow-up isn’t always a surprise either. But here we are, three albums deep, and New York based brass-blowing darlings Moon Hooch show no signs of plateauing. Red Sky is musical growth personified, tracked & mastered; full of diversity inspired by maturity and risk-taking inspired by the confidence said maturity entails. Of course, it’s also endowed with the frenetic energy that made Moon Hooch This Is Cave Music such stellar albums. Convinced yet? No? Yeesh, and I was hoping I could step out early on this one…

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Opiuo Traverses Sonic Terrain New & Familiar on “Omniversal” (Review)

Posted by on Jun 9, 2016 in Featured, Latest, Noise, Reviews | 0 comments

Written by Kevin Madert

Few artists have a hold on my heart (and ears) quite like Opiuo. His wobbly, wonky, oh so funky brand of deep bass glitch-hop reeled me in, and his ability to innovate sonically within his own creative space has kept me hooked ever since. It follows, then, that Omniversal shines as a fresh take on the themes and styles that have long defined the Australia-based producer’s work. Picking up this album equates to obtaining a ticket on the Mid-Tempo GlitchFunk Express – dress code casual, dance parties inevitable.

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On “The Dream Is Over,” Pup Confirms the Opposite (Review)

Posted by on Jun 8, 2016 in Featured, Latest, Reviews | 0 comments

Written by Kevin Madert

For all the misery Pup espouses on The Dream Is Over, they seem to be having a pretty good time. While the Canadian foursome’s sophomore full-length teems with omnidirectional vitriol, it also teems with insightfully empathetic, listenable music. Thanks to the group’s admirable acumen, these elements coalesce to make up one of the best albums of the calendar year.

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Review: Hecq – Mare Nostrum

Posted by on Apr 3, 2015 in Latest, News, Noise | 0 comments

Written by Evan Witten

On Mare Nostrum, film composer and general tuneweaver Ben Lukas Boysen (the sole mind behind Hecq) takes you to Barcelona, Spain to discover the haunting beauty of the world’s 9th largest super computer. Using field recordings of the glass-ensconced monolith – which finds its home inside an old chapel – Hecq creates a four track, 60 minute masterpiece. The glitch work of his past is only amplified by Mare Nostrum’s own organic blips and whirs. His use of space in the sound design makes this a wonderful work of art, as man and machine come together.

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Tipper Stays Active, Releases Deliciously Downtempo “Fathoms” EP

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in Featured, Latest, Reviews | 0 comments

Written by Kevin Madert

Shortly after the release of Broken Soul Jamboree in 2008, downtempo virtuoso and glitch pioneer Dave Tipper began experiencing various health issues. The issues continued for nearly five years, limiting his production and touring output to a few EPs and a handful of dates during that time. In the summer of 2013, his health grew dire enough to necessitate open heart surgery, news that had many concerned for the future of both Dave and his music.

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