Tag Archives: experimental

AUDIO: Jon Mueller – “Family Secret”

Experimental percussion artist Jon Mueller has a new record out today. We are welcomed by “Whose Emptiness” which puts us in a trance of abandoned buildings and desecrated trinkets through textural percussion. We then enter “Black Glass,” which adds an immense layer of mystery with rippling, reverberating frequencies. Among the instruments Mueller employs with these pieces are singing bowls, gongs,

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AUDIO: Gavella Glan – “A Silent Vigil for Oncoming Plagues”

Gavella Glan is a dark ambient project of Joseph Mlodik (of Noctilucant). He’s got the debut record out under this name, and it was created out of isolation in early quarantine. He stated on Bandcamp that this is the album he’s wanted to create since he was a teenager; it’s got a rich fantasy theme using awe-inspiring ambient synths, haunting

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VIDEO: Jon Mueller – “Welcome”

Experimental artist Jon Mueller has a video out accompanying his forthcoming record “Family Secret” which drops on the 22nd. He’s known for centering texturally rich percussion as his music’s primary driving force as opposed to conventional melodies. The photography is by Nik Feijen and video is by Kaveh Soofi; it consists of the still interiors within desolate edifices, some intact

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AUDIO: Cyberchump – “Long Night Moon”

Cyberchump is the duo of Mark G.E. and Jim Skeel; in this project they work with experimental electronic soundscapes to emphasize movement through sound. Their latest record consists of one single composition spanning over fifty-one minutes. Cinematic and grand in nature, this piece invokes imagery of alien planets rife with biological anomalies as well as eerie caverns of unnatural rock

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AUDIO: Jared Spiegelhoff – “Compositions from 2017-2019”

Experimental artist Jared Spiegelhoff is out with a collection of tracks he’s crafted over the last few years. There’s both acoustic and electronic elements; the opening track even utilizes what sounds like aluminum cans, the fourth track contains bird calls, and the fifth track incorporates rain sounds. Creating experimental music in of itself is sonic wizardry, but Jared Spiegelhoff in

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AUDIO: Scatterbrain – “Disoriented”

Matt Glassel has a plethora of projects under his belt whether it’s punk, noise, or an experimental mixture. His latest release is under Scatterbrain, where he experiments with tape loops and samples. The EP is presented as an exploration of his brain, as demonstrated by the cover art, where everything that makes Matt who he is takes up a piece

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AUDIO: Noctilucant, Psyclopean & Visions of Ulnahar – “Libris Arcanum”

Milwaukee dark ambient projects Noctilucant and Psyclopean teamed up with Germany-based Visions of Ulnahar for a record where they each do two tracks. They conceptually focus on the texts of Lovecraft and Cthulhu Mythos through droning dungeon synths and industrial movements. The three artists build off one another as the gothic narratives expand. It’s mysterious, apocalyptic, and bleak like stumbling

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AUDIO: David B Collins – “Asivak”

Experimental-ambient composer David B Collins is out with a new record containing two extended pieces. “Polar Vortex” is a frosty modular synthesizer soundscape inspired by Tristan Muriel’s “Winter Fragments.” “Loom” is a singing bowl and modular synthesizer track inspired by the intricacies and textural shifts of a tapestry. Both pieces employ their sound sources in many dynamic ways; spectral analysis

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AUDIO: Nicholas Elert – “Infinity Gate”

Experimental-electronic artist Nicholas Elert has a new record out and he takes us in a dark synth direction. It feels like it could be the soundtrack to an ’80s sci-fi flick. He said he’d been inspired by early electronic artists from the ’70s as well. Imagery of looming towers, difficult escapes, stealthy maneuvers, and unfriendly planets are all over this

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AUDIO: The End, I Love You! – “Beautiful Heart Ripped Out Of A Farmhouse”

Experimental-ambient project The End, I Love You! is out with a new record, featuring pieces written at various times in the last two years. The first track is a massive narrative with peaks and valleys, the third track oscillates with echoes in the fog, and the final track is an eager yearning that begins optimistic but descends into anxiety as

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