If you know about chiptune already, the fact that people have been composing and playing music with Game Boys in the past 15-20 years will sound like no news for you. In case you’ve never heard this word before, note that we’re not talking about 8 bit videogames nerds: we’re
“After a decade of aesthetic outrages, four sides of what sounds like the tubular groaning of a galactic refrigerator just aren’t going to inflame the bourgeoisie (whoever they are) or repel his fans (since they’ll just shrug and wait for the next collection).” August 14th, 1975: Rolling Stone blasts Lou
While many underground rappers succeed by carving out their own essence of newness within the scene, others push the boundaries of experimentation even further. After relentlessly posting material over the past two years, Charlotte, North Carolina’s $igil is earning the status of a genre-bending gem as he begins his U.S.
Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, Azar Swan is the industrial project of Zohra Atash and Joshua Strawn. While their electronic madness was once classified as industrial pop, Azar Swan has since taken a much darker turn. Their performance at Out From The Shadows IV this year in Portland was absolutely phenomenal,
Uncompromisingly visceral in its uniquely transcendent vision, Cloister Recordings has quickly cemented itself as a stalwart in the underground, multi-genred musical landscape in the span of 4 short, busy years. Acts as diverse as Trepaneringsritualen, Amalthea, Hell, Korouva, Grok, Den Arkaiska Rösten and now Leila Abdul-Rauf (solo work from the
Bloated Subhumans recently released Execution 3, a live 6-track session recorded at Strange Matter during Queer Bait Ball last year. This is easily my favorite release of theirs so far. While Commemoration is perfect for dissociating to, Execution 3 manages to encapsulate a powerful, even dance-y energy that studio recordings