Ken Seeno
“A Breezy Memory”

Ken Seeno, better known as the “other” guitarist from Ponytail, has a spaced-out new album on NNA Tapes. A lot of these synth exploration tapes can feel tossed off and a bit lazy (like gear demos) but Ken has made something that seems both highly composed and freely floating. It makes sense that his soundcloud has ‘Landscape’ as the genre tag.

A Breezy Memory by Ken Seeno

Driving Into Light / Blustery Day by Ken Seeno

• Ken Seeno: http://soundcloud.com/kenseeno
• NNA: http://www.nnatapes.com/

Auto Delta Time

“The Origin”

Auto Delta Time’s album Inception comes out March 13 on Acoustic Division. Stream a bunch of tracks on their soundcloud, or listen to one of my favorites below. Lots of pure synth tones and a minimal, vague italian-horror vibe.

The Origin by AUTO ∆T

• Auto Delta Time: http://soundcloud.com/auto
• Acoustic Division: http://www.facebook.com/AcousticDivision?v=info

Za!

“Nanavividedeñaña”

While on a quest to find more bands to confuse with Zs and Zu, I stumbled upon Barcelona’s Za! (a name that hopefully has nothing to do with pizza), a group that creates music combining “african beats, noise, thick distortions, vocal loops, free jazz, sounds from the shepherds of Tuva, balinese polyryhtms, math rock, dadaism, and drones.” I’ve written a Dada poem in tribute:

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The group’s new album, Megaflow, is due March 11 via Acuarela.

• Za!: http://www.myspace.com/putosza
• Acuarela: http://www.acuareladiscos.com

Deerhoof

“The Merry Barracks”

Here’s Deerhoof’s latest video. I didn’t resize it to TMT’s layout in order to preserve the purity of P4k’s original post. Seems more “authentic” or something.

• Deerhoof: http://www.myspace.com/deerhoof
• Polyvinyl: http://www.polyvinylrecords.com

[Front page photo: canceledmodillion]

Adventure

“Rio”

Wham City’s Adventure (a.k.a. Benny Boeldt) is set to release The Lesser Known on March 22 via Carpark (TMT News). And since Wham City rules (TMT Comics), Carpark is awesome (TMT Link), and you like to do what we say (TMT Review), you should listen to “Rio” above and seriously consider including Adventure in your life. Hey, you could even catch Adventure live (TMT News). Some quotes:

“YES, YES! I’m really totally completely excited for the new Adventure album!” —Jerry Mensch, a Wham City fanatic

“Can’t wait to see Adventure live. I hear it can be a transcendent musical experience, where your soul rips apart from your body and it, you know, floats around and shit.” —Sally Johnson, random person off the street

“I’m positive I’ll listen to this album as soon as it drops!” —an acclaimed Pitchfork writer (or maybe some writer from AOL’s Spinner)

• Adventure: http://www.myspace.com/adventuresound
• Carpark: http://www.carparkrecords.com

Terror Bird

“Married Woman”

Terror Bird have a new LP out on Night People called Human Culture. Check out the opening track, “Married Woman,” with its front and center piano and throwback rhythm section. It took me a few listens to get hooked on this track, but there is a certain breezy, poppy appeal to the whole thing.

• Terror Bird: http://www.myspace.com/xterrorbirdx
• Night People: http://www.raccoo-oo-oon.org/np/

  

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