TCF
“68 2D F7 E2 F5 0B F7 57 F3 28 7A 46 87 0B 7F 14 BE 45 1E 6F 9A 95 1F 5D 96 55 9A 7E FC 19 B2 01”

“68 2D F7 E2 F5 0B F7 57 F3 28 7A 46 87 0B 7F 14 BE 45 1E 6F 9A 95 1F 5D 96 55 9A 7E FC 19 B2 01” …I can(‘t) TAKE IT!!!!! It’s everything at once. It’s you and me and all the numbers, forever. Imaginary time ONLY exists in the mind and now, thanks to TCF, music.

My mang mangler DeForrest wrote up a mix by TCF a minute ago, and now the number cruncher is back, with every sound you can hear via dimensional warp. Well, wait, is it wall of sound or noise or glitched out drone or straight up production fuckery? All I wanna know is the algorithm TCF made to communicate with other sides.

• T C F: http://www.larsholdhus.com

Sully

“Blue”

Since the beginning of time, folks are all about UPDATING things like 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, etc. With “Blue,” Sully is updating and fetishizing a vintage sound, digging into 90s jungle for sure. Purists, basically the equivalent of a music nerd English Parliament, might say “NAY! leave that shit behind;” but, WOAH – I was like two years old in 1994 and in 2014 why not take the amen break out for a spin? Here, we’re getting jungle-souped-up “Sully-style” breakbeats popping off like a chorus of angels spitting club-fire into our ears, and I say “YAY!” The beat is a classic sound served like sashimi from “pure” waters – fresh and juicy – a HI-FI fish. I’m not trying to hate on Parliament, in fact I’m not even trying to talk fish or politics! I dig those Simon Reynolds essays and I think the hardcore continuum is really neat and makes a lot of sense. BUT, at least for my young beating heart, this track is giving me a modern avenue into a part of history I WISH I could have been around to experience. Also, all those contemporary synths, bells and midi-choir stuff just help accentuate how “Blue” is all about the break, and the break will always be raw-as-fuck.

Jump into the flow of a post-post-x1000-hardcore continuum, and check out the elegant video above.

• Sully: https://soundcloud.com/sully-e64
• Keysound Recordings: http://keysoundrecordings.co.uk

TCF

“68 2D F7 E2 F5 0B F7 57 F3 28 7A 46 87 0B 7F 14 BE 45 1E 6F 9A 95 1F 5D 96 55 9A 7E FC 19 B2 01”

“68 2D F7 E2 F5 0B F7 57 F3 28 7A 46 87 0B 7F 14 BE 45 1E 6F 9A 95 1F 5D 96 55 9A 7E FC 19 B2 01” …I can(‘t) TAKE IT!!!!! It’s everything at once. It’s you and me and all the numbers, forever. Imaginary time ONLY exists in the mind and now, thanks to TCF, music.

My mang mangler DeForrest wrote up a mix by TCF a minute ago, and now the number cruncher is back, with every sound you can hear via dimensional warp. Well, wait, is it wall of sound or noise or glitched out drone or straight up production fuckery? All I wanna know is the algorithm TCF made to communicate with other sides.

• T C F: http://www.larsholdhus.com

Stefana Fratila

“EVIL”

Off her newest album Tristă cu Frică, Stefana Fratila pops her first single “EVIL” straight from the heart of Vancouver. Here, the noise/art-rock goddess feels textures in lyrics and vocals, guitared and bowed strings, and even neon grained images within the video too. It’s all super complimentary. Yet, with an ironic twist, in entanglement with the title, this music is contemplative and patient, bringing (potentially) about the WORST in one’s self, as the more you think and dwell, but heavier shit can get. Thus, “EVIL” is just sinking the most graceful way.

Tristă cu Frică was released yesterday on Genero. If you dig the pleasentness of Stefana Fratila’s “EVIL,” you should DEFINITELY grip a copy for yourself! Video was directed by Soledad Muñoz Fiegehen, while standing in the background as assistant editor is Strawberry Jacuzzi

• Stefana Fratila: https://soundcloud.com/stefanafratila

James Ferraro (or 塑臉 or suki_girl_ or user703918785...)

SUKI GIRLZ

James Ferraro dun did it again. Early this morning, the enigmatic artist — who, clue #1, wakes up on the earlier side — released a new mixtape, titled SUKI GIRLZ. That’s clue #2. What’s clue #3? A-ha, there is no clue #3! Which leads us to clue #4: there are no rules!!

Here’s what we do know: the mixtape is called SUKI GIRLZ. But the project name isn’t clear. Maybe it’s user703918785 (according to SoundCloud),                   (according to the MP3s), or maybe even 塑臉 (according to the folder name), which translates from Chinese to “Plastic face” in English. There’s a JPG file too titled “在一個購物中心塑臉,” which translates to “Plastic face in a shopping center.” Oh, and this was all released via a link in Instagram by user suki_girl_, which could be the project name too. Or Su lian? Or just SUKI GIRLZ? Or wait, maybe there is no project name? Probably that.

None of this matters, though, because nothing really matters. Life is EMPTY.

SUKI GIRLZ here, and SUKI GIRLZ below.

• James Ferraro: http://twitter.com/LIL_ICEBUNNY
• suki_girl_: http://instagram.com/suki_girl_

Samantha Glass

“Surreal Findings”

I think what I like MOST about Samantha Glass (Beau Devereaux) is how similar and different his music is in relation to some of my other favorite crooners. Russian Tsarlag got the Mid-West, mattress in a basement, VHS-eyes feel. Nicolas grips at a more aggressively subtle and (obviously) Spanish-esque vibe that brings a heavy foreign mystery to ears. Bernardino Femminielli harnesses a very passionate and slicked back hair – open mouth kiss upon first look – aesthetic. And Lee Noble will scare you shitless in the calmest way possible.

Samantha Glass brings that same patient synth and beat, deep vocaled song writing that is way more pensive within organic surroundings. More like an echo that resonates throughout trees in a canopied area. Seen in the video for “Surreal Findings,” viewers are privy to distorted visions of natural and ONCE natural images in a variety of filters that careens into mutating dust(??) that seem almost lifelike. Also, if the Dorval & Deveraux project has anything to say about his musical talent AND ethics of working with other solo musicians, it seems like the fellah is just warming up. As well as organizing ownership of Golden Cloud Tapes, Beau can totally continue his “A-GAME” (possibly) into the next decade. There’s so much to unravel here and there.

Samantha Glass’ newest EP Surface Water Perception is being released through Sacred Phrases on tape early next month, which contains the track “Surreal Findings.” Check out the video below!

• Samantha Glass: https://soundcloud.com/samanthaglass
• Sacred Phrases: http://www.sacredphrases.com

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