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AUDIO: J. McCoy – “All I Have Left to Give”

Experimental ambient artist J. McCoy has a new album out of tracks he made when he returned to Milwaukee two years ago. Mesmerizing layers of modular improvisations stack up like ladders into the sky with “All I Have Left to Give.” Deeply textural like majestic sunsets, these tracks are patiently optimistic yet hellacious in atmospheric texture. J. McCoy has been

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AUDIO: Docx – “Better Days”

Experimental artist and producer Docx’s latest single is a burst of hyper electronica. It’s a track about feeling unstoppable and on top of the world, unfazed by foreseeable obstacles. Clocking in at a minute and eighteen seconds, “Better Days” is an intoxicating banger with the vitality to wake you the fuck up and get you going. Docx has been pushing

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AUDIO: Rum Revere – “Simpatico Indeedy”

Experimental electronic artist Rum Revere released a new record this week. Themed around game show dating submissions, this album has fun with big ol’ dinosaur brains, a journey through paradise, and a custom sweatshirt designer among other silly things. Brock Gourlie has always been one to emphasize entertainment as much as meticulousness, turning fragmented humor into ambitious hip hop beat

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AUDIO: Mike Neumeyer – “Starting to Dream”

Experimental percussionist Mike Neumeyer released a new album. We’ve gotten to know Neumeyer pretty well over the last year with his many instrumental compositions utilizing marimba, bells and chimes, but he’s got more up his sleeve – Neumeyer sings here! This record is an exuberant, positive exercise in actualizing Neumeyer’s increasingly layered creative vision, inspired by his father’s recent passing.

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VIDEO: Docx – “You Will Not Know”

Experimental pop artist Docx has visuals out to the song “You Will Not Know” from recent EP “Episode 11111111.” With effects by evilVenus, we observe a Hello Kitty-type character moving across the screen like in a video game while shadowy red-and-black figures haunt the background. The protagonist runs pasts increasingly dark messages of discouragement and nihilism, forth towards ostensible doom.

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AUDIO: HogHead – “Health, Beauty & Eternal Youth”

HogHead is a new project that finds Eliot Hess and Tom Olwig of math rock duo Beach Burial joining forces with Milwaukee noise icon Peter J. Woods. Entirely instrumental, their debut album feels like a walk through the neighborhood during the pandemic with a head full of chaotic feelings. The Hogs have fun with complex melodies, where the riffs and

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AUDIO: Death Tape Super Bass – “Boring”

It’s only April and experimental noise project Death Tape Super Bass has been on a roll this year with a third tape out now. Alex Steinmetz finds himself comfy in minimal techno territory without feeling any need to restrict himself from getting cacophonous or abrasive at times, even throwing in some whimsical interludes. With thumping bass lines and buzzing industrial

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