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AUDIO: Amphibient – “Nocturnal Transmissions”

Experimental electronic project Amphibient has a new record out this week. This one’s a stylistic departure from Amphibient’s previous records, which were also space-themed but more in the dark ambient and noise rock realm. There’s dub and jazz elements here and they still make you feel like you’re floating around the solar system but you’re enjoying yourself doing it. In

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AUDIO: Restraint Malfunction – “Pineal Cyst Extraction”

Harsh noise project Restraint Malfunction is out with a new composition this week. The title basically refers to a tumor getting taken out of one’s eye, and you could say this eighteen minute-long piece sounds like exactly that. Some moments are shrill and piercing while others are more ominous and oceanic. It’s an abstract exhibition of variable textures from Restraint

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AUDIO: Max Devereaux – “Album Title”

Singer-songwriter Max Devereaux has a new album out. If you know anything about Devereaux, it’s that his approach is eclectic and inspired by many facets of style. This includes but isn’t limited to art rock, blues, soul, and electronica. His songwriting is honest, direct, and stream-of-conscious; when you juxtapose that with his instrumental decisions in each song, you’ve got a

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AUDIO: Tim Whalen – “Tomorrow”

Keyboardist and composer Tim Whalen marks his debut as a songwriter with his single “Tomorrow.” It’s a song about forgiveness, both internally and externally. The sun washes away the darkness eventually; Whalen sings about leaving the pain of the past behind because tomorrow’s a new day. It’s a simple message but a powerful one, and Tim Whalen’s instrumentation helps captivate

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AUDIO: Dave Schoepke – “Bionic”

Experimental percussionist Dave Schoepke has a new single out this week. This piece is actually almost thirty years old; it was originally released on a cassette for a different project, but Schoepke revived it for inclusion on his upcoming EP. The song features vigorous drums and cymbals in addition to a sound effect created by scratching a microphone over the

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AUDIO: Restraint Malfunction – “Restraint Malfunction -II-“

Harsh noise project Restraint Malfunction followed up last week’s debut album already with another one this week. It’s a continuation of the abstract exploration of the first, using hardware synths to achieve abrasive textures. Such sounds evoke feelings of breaking free from the shackles of one’s personal chaos and subjective oppression. It’s both cathartic and liberating; Restraint Malfunction floods our

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AUDIO: Detraction – “Umami Land”

Dystopian electronic project Detraction has a new album out. This one fascinatingly introduces pop sensibilities through trip hop beats that weave in and out of the experimental, dense soundscapes. As a concept the whole thing feels like one is retrieving fond moments out of distorted dreams. The final track drones on as if the dreams are becoming more vivid until

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AUDIO: Restraint Malfunction – “Restraint Malfunction -I-“

Harsh noise project Restraint Malfunction released an album this past week. Consisting of five pieces all made in the last month, it’s described by Michael Jurek as a cathartic effort freeing himself of obstacles he’s faced mentally as of late. The results encompass erratic static blasts that scatter across the open space, reflecting the irregularities of one’s demons choosing to

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