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Absolute Bleeding Edge

My newsletter about the most outre, experimental, and interesting art, film, music, performance and other expressions of culture I can find. Published several times per week. [more inside]
posted by maxsparber on Nov 10, 2019 - 3 comments

Vapor Lanes - Hieratic Teen

I've just released a full-length album with the label Usonian Records, digitally and on limited edition 12" vinyl. Here's what they have to say: "To our ears, Hieratic Teen sounds something like the record you'd get if you locked someone in a boiler room for 10 years with only My Bloody Valentine's Loveless to listen to, then let them out, gave them an assortment of synthesizers, and told them to score Logan's Run. But far from being a purely aesthetic exercise, within the fuzzy, sonic beauty of the record's half-broken, warbling synth melodies, distortions, hissing, and undulating, analog depths; an unmistakable human feeling is being communicated. And it keeps pulling us back in." [more inside]
posted by naju on Oct 11, 2016 - 0 comments

CPI - Density

I have released a new album centered around my favourite sounds presented as dense sound fields. The results range from ambient to noise to abstract, with source material like field recordings, noise, and classical music. [more inside]
posted by Theta States on Aug 19, 2016 - 1 comment

Vaporcake and the new "digital ephemera"

Fellow MeFite mintcake! and I are trying out an experiment in digital music dissemination. To understand what we're going for, please read this manifesto-of-sorts on Medium: Extremely Limited: A case for the new digital ephemera. [more inside]
posted by naju on Jan 2, 2015 - 12 comments

Now That's What Your Parents Call Drone

It's finally here - the epic followup to 2012's Now That's What I Call Drone (previously in Projects and the Blue, with mentions in The Atlantic, Pitchfork and more.) This time out it's Now That's What Your Parents Call Drone. 16 drone/experimental takes on adult contemporary classics. Over an hour and a half of drone pop, deep hypnagogy, glitch weirdness and everything in between, all in service and reverence to Amy Grant, Air Supply, 10cc, Billy Ocean, et al. Featuring MeFi's own Theta States as CPI, yours truly as Vapor Lanes, and a whole host of other swell folks.
posted by naju on Oct 28, 2014 - 2 comments

SHORTWAVEMUSIC «ALL NIGHT FLIGHT»

An immersive nocturnal ambient sound experience created and performed by yours truly. Mixing hundreds of field recordings, soundscapes, shortwave radio interceptions, natural drones, found audio, and more, it's a wide-ranging sonic odyssey which reflects ecologies of many kinds: environmental (ocean sounds, wildlife, atmospheres), religious (calls to prayer and ritual singing), radiophonic (data transmissions, Morse code, folkloric music) and beyond. The Flight is performed live and, like a traditional performance, adapts to the interests, affinities, and response of its audience. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Jul 22, 2013 - 2 comments

Now That's What I Call Drone: Vol. 1

With this compilation, the challenge was for musicians to create drone versions of Top 40 pop songs. The word 'drone' was to be interpreted by each artist as they saw fit. The results are varied, interesting, and pretty damn good. Pop drone psychic energy. (Yes, "Call Me Maybe" is in here.) [more inside]
posted by naju on Jul 24, 2012 - 9 comments

Godspeed You! Black President

A site that throws together Godspeed You Black Emperor and a pitched-down Barack Obama. Sounds like the nervewracking end to a long night in the Situation Room, with only a bottle of scotch, some childhood memories, and the nuclear launch codes for company. [more inside]
posted by so_necessary on Apr 15, 2011 - 3 comments

Clang Jingle Clang. A new piece of music every day.

Yeah, it's been done, but not as weirdly as it's done here. Using drums, cello, ping-pong balls, wine glasses, bicycles, air pumps, trains, umbrellas, sixxens, piano, feedback, vacuum cleaners, bassoon, birthday candles, kazoo, flute, gankogui, shakuhachi, electric guitar, and most of all Audacity and a hand-held recorder, I'm making a piece that's short and interesting every day. Examples appear on the MeFi Music wall from time to time.
posted by daisystomper on Mar 7, 2011 - 1 comment

You are listening to Los Angeles

Live LAPD radio chatter & CC-licensed music from SoundCloud come together in this weird chillout mashup. Enjoy? [more inside]
posted by idontlikewords on Mar 6, 2011 - 16 comments

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