Gee Weaver

Westfield

Can you see it? The toucan hiding in the leaves? The one doing the Roc formation? Gee Weaver tamed and trained that bird. He took that brightly colored life form under HIS wing and showed it a thing or two. The toucan isn’t harnessed, though. Gee Weaver aided in its wild beauty; he didn’t stunt its growth. Its rain-washed plumage remains, but its guts and brains are elevated. The toucan flies easier now. Smoother. Don’t believe me? Take a gander for yourself below.

Westfield is out now, in an edition of 25 cassettes on Colossal Tapes. Copies of Gee Weaver’s excellent split tape with Creme, Puree, are still available, too. Oh, and if you haven’t found the toucan in the leaves yet, dont worry. I needed something to write about, so I made it up. Take that, you gullible sap!

• Gee Weaver: https://soundcloud.com/looterchris
• Colossal Tapes: http://colossaltapes.com

DJWWWW + N. BRENNAN

PSX-memory-card- ENCOM Ltd [peview video] / “alien_ate_humans”

It’s-Time-For-A-Noth-Er-Quant-Um-Na-Tives-Ad-Ventrue, mother fucker. Load up your phasers and set ‘em to TERMINATE, because this time they lauchin’ y’all a little bit further beyond, to the tippy-toes of sand on shores from islands in the nebula: DJWWWW + N. BRENNAN ‘bout to crash course your PSX-memory-card- ENCOM Ltd:

Whaaaat? A little more action to satiate your blood lust until gravity rips you from every last piece of matter left. “alien_ate_humans” will drag you from the basement, clawing at the wooden staircase, only to be moments later cast into a society that culture is meant to be fragments off glistening teeth. Swimming in bodies of different bodies, and limbs, maybe. Radio frequencies from wombs and tombs. Psyche snapping tantrums of refracted memories haunting eyes like shells of drive-in theaters. “Hangin’ in there, fellahs. Just warming up!”

Scope the map at Quantum Natives for more directions through PSX-memory-card- ENCOM Ltd by DJWWWW + N. BRENNAN:

• DJWWWW: https://soundcloud.com/djwwww
• n. brennan: http://brennanisyou.bandcamp.com
• Quantum Natives: http://quantumnatives.com

Lotic

“Shorn”

Arriving quietly on Christmas morning, we received this hushed gem of a Lotic track. “Shorn” is like a Haiku — a tiny meditation with potentially vast consequences for psychic renewal — an off-kilter pulse that quietly points to more crystalline and somber directions for the producer. It’s a brief moment of clarity, illuminated by a restored laptop screen that washes the already white walls of an empty bedroom an even paler shade. The track’s simple clarity demonstrates a distinct step inward, away from the socialized and reactionary violence of DAMSEL in DISTRESS. While we do have the artisanal-calypso and samba-swing in full effect, it only serves to support a floating aquamarine synth line that carries the high-end into an emotive, blissful ascension. We’re all semi-patiently awaiting further information on a potential, proper Tri Angle release. For now, this glimpse gives us indication of a music that will soundtrack the slightly anxious zen-mentality that comes from midnight private net-surfing; and, *whew* is that helpful.

Stream the track below and keep those fingers crossed for more.

• Lotic: https://soundcloud.com/lotic

n. brennan

SCARY MOMENTS II

Yup. The title ain’t lying to you: SCARY MOMENTS II is the second audio nightmare by n. brennan. Wait, I’m not actually sure if it’s the SECOND audio nightmare, but I’m definitely using audio nightmare in a descriptive way, and not negatively. Just because it’s like a blend of Lil $ega awk-sampling with a slice of BARELY matching time signatures, like how E+E uses. So, it’s like psychedelic sample-based visual bursts of maybe something you saw on television last night, but that was LIVE, so no way it was last night, even if they just spoke about yesterday’s date as “Today.” Like, wait a minute, is n. brennan watching me RIGHT NOW? I’ll test it out and say his name out loud in editorial right now and see if his head pops up. FUCK, everyone’s heads popped up. I’m doomed. He’s haunting me. SCARY MOMENTS II is consuming me. Listen to the new n. brennan SCARY MOMENTS II before it consumes YOU TOO!

• n. brennan: http://brennanisyou.bandcamp.com
• Wasabi Tapes: https://wasabitapes.bandcamp.com

QT

“Hey QT Remix” [co prod. Ghibli & Max Piff]

It seems appropriate that Max Piff and Ghibli’s remix of QT’s song to advertise an energy drink has some croony, white boy vocals (and quasi rap!) added on top of it; this version is as syrupy as the original is Airheads candy sweet. It’s a simple edit, but it Americanizes the track with its soulful additions. But does it actually speak to a North American audience? Or is it just pretending to speak to us like advertising? Either way, I’d rather have QT advertised to me than Tide or Bounty or Chips Ahoy. What does it say to have Manicure Records boss Ghibli co-produce the track? Does that make it more legitimate? Does the fact that Ghibli is Canadian complicate things? Will “Hey QT” have longevity? Are we going to hear a remix from every single genre in the next ten years? Only time will tell.

• QT: http://drinkqt.com
• Max Piff: https://soundcloud.com/maxpiff
• Ghibli: https://soundcloud.com/gh1bl1

  

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