Hypnagogia – Travis Duo (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Some people have questioned the fact that I use terms such as odd or weird to describe music as if it is some sort of detrimental swipe or criticism. Nothing could be further from the truth. For my money, odd and weird is where all the good stuff happens. It is music with outsider status,... Continue Reading →

Jarvis Earnshaw & Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle) announce debut TRAVIS DUO album ‘Hypnagogia and preview the track ‘Hitherto’

Brooklyn-based underground music veterans Jarvis Earnshaw and Trevor Dunn are gearing up to release their first collaborative album as the TRAVIS DUO - a collection of improvisations based on a set of line drawings and diagrams drawn during lucid dreams. Aptly titled 'Hypnagogia' of or pertaining to the period of the transitional state between waking life and dreams: hypnagogic hallucinations). For this project,... Continue Reading →

Betel  – RIFO (reviewed by Marcus Kittridge)

There are noises. Many noises. Noises that are subsumed into other noises. Noises that undermine. Noises that accent or resonate. Noises that create harmonics or dissonances with themselves. Filtered noises, rhythmic noises. Obvious noises. Found noises. Noises that surprise or disturb. Noises that welcome. Noises that attract and repel. Loud noises, quiet noises and noises... Continue Reading →

Sarah Pagé releases Lithium Taper ahead of new album

Montreal-based experimental harpist Sarah Pagé video for "Lithium Taper" is a long rolling shot across a beautiful stark landscape, directed by experimental filmmaker Kyoka Tsukamoto. You may have heard Pagé with folk rockers The Barr Brothers, or her collaborations with wide ranging artists such as Lhasa de Sela, Nadah El Shazly, Joni Void, and chamber rock group Esmerine. Dose Curves... Continue Reading →

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