Pulse Emitter

Portland’s finest cosmic synthesizer musician, who is one of the most established contemporary drone/ambient artists with releases stretching back to 2003 (a veritable lifetime) on every decent label from Gneiss Things to RRRecords, has joined the Aguirre Records ranks this year and will release a new conceptual LP called Aeons, a four-track rumination on different eras in time. The label explains that this track, “Pangaea,” is about ancient Earth, while another, “Immortality,” is about a “distant future where consciousness has been uploaded to computers and people live without bodies.” Big thoughts and not too many notes from this one-man pantheon of new age music. While you’re waiting for your pre-order to queue, hark back to a touchstone of his catalog, the Meditative Music series, compliments of Root Strata. Also note the appropriately nebulous artwork (a fingerprint or a galaxy?) from Tranquility Tapes in-house designer Caroline Teagle.

• Pulse Emitter: http://synthnoise.com
• Aguirre: http://www.aguirrecords.com

Chocolate Grinder

CHOCOLATE GRINDER is our audio/visual section, with an emphasis on the lesser heard and lesser known. We aim to dig deep, but we’ll post any song or video we find interesting, big or small.