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AUDIO: Earthsect – “Monuments”

Earthsect is one of experimental artist August Traeger’s many projects. His latest record features droning ambience containing field recordings, giving the sensations of meandering precariously through land, sea, and air. The second track features loops of delicate strings in a haunting display, while the fourth track contains a creaking cremation simulation. If you are a fan of tense, minimalist soundscapes

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AUDIO: Detraction – “As above/so Below”

Detraction is the experimental electronic project of Larry Dubec. His latest album he believes is his “most beautiful and coherent compilation he’s ever produced.” Created over the course of twelve months, the record is a venture through space and time using ambient synth passages and vivid, dreamy wonder. There’s a sample of a Black Lives Matter chant in the track

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AUDIO: Slamhaus – “Love This”

Electronic artist Slamhaus is out with a new track, and it’s a melancholic yet relaxing trip hop tune. The colors blue and purple certainly come to mind, as the cover art conveys. It feels like a deep introspection about one’s successes and failures over time, loving the growth process even when it’s hard. If you’re looking for today’s wavy chillout

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AUDIO: My Iron Spine – “My Iron Spine”

My Iron Spine is Michael Ewert. His project combines industrial, goth, spoken word and noise elements, and this is his debut record. Recently disabled, Ewert endured waves of personal issues over the course of its production, spanning a period of nearly twenty years. His lyrics are masochistic, anguished, and devilish over the course of fourteen tracks, although Ewert remains composed

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AUDIO: Sandor – “Allotune”

Ambient-dream artist Sandor is out with a new album, following a stream of singles this summer. It’s an ideal listen for sipping your morning coffee or doing some light yoga as the natural light pierces the room. The opening track feels like a glorious spring morning blanketed by fog, while the second track warms us with summertime humidity. Sandor’s compositions

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AUDIO: Paulding Light – “BEARS”

Paulding Light is a heavy drone solo project of Jeff Mitchell, who also makes music under his own name. His first track is an intense, bellowing drone meant to soothe you into a heavy sleep. Sprawling for over twenty minutes, the track rattles with crushing metallic doom but in a way that descends you into the oceans of memory. We

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AUDIO: Cloak – “Hallucinations”

Experimental dreamcore artist Cloak recently dropped his debut album, and he describes it as “a reflection of what he has been going through in his life.” It’s dreary, meditative, and desolate like having melancholy dreams of your childhood surroundings. The second track features lyrics of drowning in an ocean of your feelings, while the fourth deals with being so depressed

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AUDIO: Space Whaler – “Relax, Dude.”

Experimental ambient artist Space Whaler just purchased a Model:Cycles from Elektron, and this new tune is his first while using it. Aptly named, it’s about as chill as you can get. The tune incorporates a drum loop and hypnagogic synths, giving it the feeling of water lightly rippling against the shore under a painted sunset. It’s been a productive year

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AUDIO: J. McCoy – “Hope Miraculous”

John McCoy is an improvisational electronic musician originally from New Orleans but has long been in Milwaukee. He’s out with his first record in nearly twenty years; his primary instrument here is the modular synth. He’s crafted suspensful, meticulous dark ambient pieces that feel like an interstellar expedition (“Comfort is Somewhere,” “Search Out for Light”). Some of the most unique

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