Latest round up of small batch releases and out sounds. Not all new, but mostly.
I've written about it before, but Trophies' "What Happens To Break This Cup" might be the wildest thing I've heard in 2014. The album it comes from, "You Wait To Publish," was technically a late '13 release via MonotypeRec, but even Wire didn't pick it up until this year. These guys will put your brain in an M.C. Escher drawing.
This one's apparently going fast. Son Of A Bricklayer's "Out Of The Fire" was released three days ago, and according to their Bandcamp page, only 13 copies of this c20 remain. You've got some snappy breakbeats moody synth vibes for grey skies... I like the simplicity here.
Terlu's ‘Porcelain Jams’ is a three-track record available as a download and C70 over at their Bandcamp. All-in-all it's an uplifting experience. “Mall Camping” is simply some gorgeous vocal loops that are slightly awry. Some pixies are chattering in the background. // “(Ain’t Got) No Better Way” sounds like a second-rate karaoke instrumental of some lost Billy Ocean track. There are vocals here — and they're great — but they're pushed so back into the mix that they become part of the harmony. // Everything here is slightly askew.
Just look this guy up... I'm not sure how I first discovered Tor Lundvall, but he's put out quite a number of 'dark ambient' releases. He also paints.
Causa Sui drummer Jakob Skøtt embarks on his second solo psychedelic adventure. Full-length just came out this week via El Paraiso Records. Have not heard, but eager to dig in.
Finally, excited because Hospital Productions is reissuing Prurient’s classic cassette/CD “Cocaine Death” on (you guessed it: white) vinyl this month. It first appeared as a trio of grimly-themed tapes back in 2007 before seeing a CD release, and it’s long been a hotly sought item among the collectors. I haven’t heard the entirety of Dominick Fernow’s catalog, but this has to be the most excruciatingly anguished music I’ve heard him produced. I don’t know how the hell this is in Spotify, and as much they're not my preferred link, it’s the only place I could find an embed.
And per usual, check out the Out Sounds Now playlist on rdio.