Raekwon

“Rock N Roll” [feat. Ghostface, Jim Jones]

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Raekwon is back in the muthafuckin’ mother-fucking house with a new track, “Rock N Roll,” which features Ghostface and Jim Jones. The song is off his fifth full-length, Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang, due March 8. (via The Quietus)

• Raekwon: http://www.myspace.com/raekwon

Fielded

“The Source”

Hey, it’s a Ga’an side project! Fielded is singer Lindsay Powell, belting some serious Kate Bush-style mysticism on a track from her forthcoming White Death 7”, out March 1 on Sophomore Lounge Records. As a bonus, check out “Fire Rock Walls” from 2010’s Terrageist. More like this plz.

• Fielded: http://soundcloud.com/fielded
• Sophomore Lounge: http://sophomoreloungerecords.com

The Psychic Paramount

“RW”

Equal parts bombastic noise and skewed rhythmic concoctions, the peak limiters were pushed well beyond the threshold of distortion for a full-blown cosmic journey of the senses.

This is how J. Bohannon described The Psychic Paramount’s Gamelan into the Mink Supernatural in our Favorite Albums, 2000-2009 list.

Now the band has returned for The Psychic Paramount II, out Feb. 22nd on No Quarter. We’ve got an exclusive peak at new track “RW,” which has tamed the gain in favor of a propulsive, over the top, anxious, psychedelic vibe. I like those words together. This is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

• No Quarter: http://www.noquarter.net/
• The Psychic Paramount: http://www.thepsychicparamount.com/

Teengirl Fantasy / Raymond Scott

“Portofino”

Who is sampling what these days?

It seems that every time I hear some catchy, vintage-sounding synth concoction at the beginning of an electronic track, I’m sent scurrying to the Raymond Scott library to find its origin.

• Teengirl Fantasy: www.myspace.com/teengirlfantasy

Thai Elephant Orchestra

“Teak Forest Mist”

Check the track out. Those are Elephants playing. Humanities experimental noise community just got fuckin’ uppercutted by these Elephants.

From the press release:

Water Music is the third and last recording of the grand Thai Elephant Orchestra, and features fourteen elephants improvising on giant instruments in the Thai jungle. This is the “purist” CD, with no human participation (except for a traditional Buddhist prayer for the elephant spirit by a monk on one track), editing or overdubs. Experimental composer Dave Soldier and elephant conservationist Richard Lair built giant instruments for the Thai Elephant Conservation Center. The elephants improvise long pieces with them with the only human instructions being to start and stop. heir music have been widely televised and filmed, including several of the pieces on this CD, for a new documentary.

I heard Radiohead were already in negotiations to record with the Atlantic Dolphin Symphonic Laser Orchestra on their new series of online only EPs that are comprised entirely of frequencies only audible underwater or in extreme mist environs. I’m sorry for making that joke.

• Mulatta: http://mulatta.org/watermusic.html

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