Helm announces Silencer EP on PAN and Alter, perfect music for hissing at people/things

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I don’t know if there’s been a definitive lapse in the amount of disturbing non-metal music being released over the last couple of years, but I know back around 2010, I was all about wallowing to new additions to the Miasmah catalog (for instance), with the lights in my apartment turned off and attempts at human interaction met with literal hisses. Such attempts included text messaging, deliveries from UPS, and the mere presence of my living room lamp over in the corner, which I deliberately attired with a coat and dress shoes just so that I could hiss at it. Have you tried indiscriminately hissing at things/people? There’s a reason why most (if not all) snakes hiss, and it only partially has to do with deterring would-be aggressors; the other part, because it’s enjoyable as fuck.

Anyhow, for 2012, there were but two albums on the dark end of the music spectrum that really caught my ear: the first was the Kreng box set Works for Abattoir Fermé 2007 - 2011, and the other was Impossible Symmetry from London-based sound artist Luke Younger a.k.a. Helm. Listening to the latter’s seamless incorporation of electroacoustic elements brought a welcome freshness… that made me want to weep and curl into a ball for its duration. I thank my relative emotional stability for keeping me upright.

Following up on that absolute (and absolutely ominous) achievement, Helm has new EP Silencer due out September 10 on PAN and Younger’s own Alter label. Four tracks long, you can count on an eerily disarming combination of aged, repeating rhythms and hypnotic drones. Certainly an artist to keep tabs on, in my opinion.

Silencer tracklisting:

01. Silencer
02. Mirrored Palms
03. Bergamo
04. The Haze

• Helm: https://www.facebook.com/hhelmm
• PAN: http://www.pan-act.com
• Alter: http://alterstock.blogspot.com

Cyril Hahn and Ryan Hemsworth embark on tour together, capitalizing on the burgeoning Canadawave trend

Hey kids! You’re young and you’re hip. You love sugary booze, discovering sex, and making 20 different songs your new favorite song in a given week. It’s an exciting, terrifying life where you must stay on top of every new trend before it passes you by and you look like an idiot. Great news for you: I’ve got the new trend. It’s a little thing everyone’s calling Canadawave. Oh, what’s the hook? The hook is that it’s from Canada, you little dum dum! And it’s coming to you, in the form of Canadian producers Cyril Hahn and Ryan Hemsworth’s upcoming tour.

Here’s the story on Cyril Hahn: he’s a hip-hop and electronic producer from Vancouver. Here’s the story on Ryan Hemsworth: he’s a hip-hop and electronic producer from Halifax. Hahn’s got a new EP called Perfect Form coming out October 7 through PMR, while Hemsworth recently self-released the Still Awake EP, available as a free download on this website. Together, they’re touring Canada and the US under what they call the Feeling’s Mutual tour. And you, kid? You’re gonna love them.

Cyril Hahn and Ryan Hemsworth dates:

09.18.13 - Vancouver, BC - Faded
09.19.13 - Victoria, BC - 9one9
09.20.13 - Kelwona, BC - Level
09.21.13 - Portland, OR - Rotture
09.26.13 - San Diego, CA - Bang Bang
09.27.13 - Los Angeles, CA - Lure Patio
09.28.13 - Seattle, WA - Decibel Fest @ Crocodile
10.03.13 - Montreal, QC - Le Belmont
10.04.13 - Toronto, ON - Hoxton
10.05.13 - New York City, NY - Dark Disco @ 88 Palace
10.06.13 - Boston, MA - Great Scott
10.10.13 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club
10.11.13 - Chicago, IL - The Mid
10.12.13 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
10.23.13 - Washington, DC - TBD
10.24.13 - Miami, FL - Bardot
10.25.13 - Denver, CO - NORAD
10.26.13 - Houston, TX - Something Wicked Festival
10.27.13 - New Orleans, LA- Hi-Ho Lounge
10.30.13 - Nashville, TN - Scene
10.31.13 - Austin, TX - TBD
11.01.13 - San Francisco, CA - 1015 Folsom #

# Nina Kraviz

• Cyril Hahn: http://www.soundcloud.com/cyrilhahn
• Ryan Hemsworth: http://www.ryanhemsworth.com

Goldrush Festival 2013 is here to blow what’s left of your brain after last year: Noveller, MV & EE, Lee Noble, more!

So a lot of ya’ll reading this missed out on the best two days of music in Denver last year. I’m talking about Goldrush. Sure, it was pretty packed on both days; standing room only and crowds spilling out into hallways are always good signs. But some of your lovely, glowing faces were not seen amongst the crowds. There are any number of excuses for this: “it’s too hip,” “my girlfriend was on fire,” “it’s not hip enough,” “my grandmother’s gallbladder was infested with rats,” “my grill was on its period,” “my car broke down,” etc., etc. Listen up though: none of them were good enough. That’s why your body has been punishing you for this last year with bouts of tinnitus and that weird in-grown hair; you didn’t allow it to feel the sounds of Barn Owl, Former Selves, Aloonaluna, Ttotals, and Caddywhompus present, loud and in living color.

However, your moment of redemption is at hand: Goldrush 2013, a fest created by our very own Strauss, is upon us and it’s shaping up to be the screaming orgasm last year’s festival of foreplay promised. Lee Noble, Scammers, Derek Rogers, Cop Circles, Giant Claw, Accordian Crimes, Noveller, MV & EE, and M. Sage make up about half the lineup that will be rolling into Denver on September 27 and 28. If that alone doesn’t get you dripping and/or hard, pills or therapy are probably good options. At the risk of over-stimulating and making a mess, here is another tidbit of info: two-day tickets are $15 for a limited time and a mere $20 after that. How is such a thing possible? Satanic magic, drugs, international conspiracies, and technology from the far future transported back in time to bring unknown auditory pleasures to the Sidewinder Tavern in Denver, one month from now. And all you have to do is buy a ticket and show up. You’re so spoiled.

• Goldrush Music Festival: http://goldrushmusicfest.com

Boards of Canada to reissue catalogue on vinyl, bringing to the future the past’s sounds of the future on the format of the past

Back in the 1990s, Boards of Canada were considered the sound of the future. But, honey, this ain’t the 1990s. It’s 2013 and Boards of Canada are… still kind of considered the sound of the future. We’ve acknowledged that maybe the idea of the future hasn’t changed a whole lot since 1998, but, hey, nobody said when we were going to arrive at the future. Perhaps this year’s Tomorrow’s Harvest (TMT Review) is just looking toward the same future that Music Has the Right to Children was. That said, perhaps we thought we’d be done with some of the old media formats by now. Surely, by 2013, we’d only listen to Boards of Canada’s future music on future formats, right?

Nah. Not right. If that was the case, Warp would not be reissuing the Boards of Canada catalogue on vinyl. On October 21, the label will be reissuing the band’s first three albums: 1998’s Music Has the Right to Children, 2002’s Geogaddi, and 2005’s The Campfire Headphase. After the prime meat of the Boards of Canada discography is out of the way, the label’s second wave is coming in November 18: 1995’s Twoism mini-album, 2000’s In a Beautiful Place Out in the Country EP, and 2006’s Trans Canada Highway EP. All of these releases will also include a download code and an original Boards of Canada sticker with a design from the appropriate era. And that era is… THE FUTURE. No, they’re all from roughly whatever year the album came out.

Considering that this Boards of Canada reissue business is a booming market, Warp isn’t the only one getting into it. At some point in the year, Skam Records will reissue 1996’s Hi Scores EP. When will this reissue come out? When will it happen? It will happen in the, yeah, you know, the future.

• Boards of Canada: http://www.boardsofcanada.com
• Warp: http://www.warp.net

Frank Ocean and Tyler, the Creator headline Odd Future Carnival, achieve dream of becoming full-time carnies

In a recent national poll, it was revealed that the top complaint amongst concert-goers was the lack of carnival rides. And who can blame them? Almost every single concert I have ever attended had a gross lack of Merry-Go-Rounds, Tilt-a-Whirls, tiny crappy rollercoasters, and that giant monstrosity where you basically let a carnie put you inside a person and fling you into the sky. Also: no candy apples. Thankfully, Tyler, the Creator had a dream and that dream was to create an OFWGKTA carnival. He did so last year and he’s doing so again this year on November 9 at Los Angeles’ The Park @ LA Coliseum.

Headlining this year’s iteration of the OFWGKTA Carnival is the aforementioned Tyler, the Creator and Frank Ocean, the R&B singer everyone can agree on. The rest of the lineup includes: QUESTION MARK. Nobody else has yet been announced, though one can probably assume it’ll be drawing from the Odd Future pool of talent and their associates. An Earl Sweatshirt perhaps? A Trash Talk? A, um, Taco? This year, the carnival will include two stages, dubbed “Camp” and “High,” in addition to rides, games, prizes, and food trucks. Considering the frenzy Odd Future can whip kids into at a normal show, I fear the fury those kids will unleash when they’re frustrated by trying to knock over milk cans.

Tickets are available in many forms at www.campfloggnaw.com. These range from $65 general admission to a $199 package that includes stuff like a t-shirt, a lanyard, and a backpack, just in time for the backpack-wearing chunk of the year. More importantly, all tickets include unlimited rides. Forget all this music, just spend an entire day riding a Merry-Go-Round where every seat is a cat with upside down crosses over its eyes.

• OFWGKTA Carnival: http://www.campfloggnaw.com
• Tyler, the Creator: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tyler-The-Creator/160793917321013
• Frank Ocean: http://frankocean.tumblr.com/

Laurel Halo sweetens October with new LP Chance Of Rain on Hyperdub

Oh boy. With a release month with new albums by Oneohtrix Point Never, DJ Rashad, Circuit des Yeux, James Ferraro, Lucrecia Dalt, Magik Markers, Matana Roberts, of Montreal, Tim Hecker, Tim Heidecker, Mike Donovan (Sic Alps), Pelican, The Dismemberment Plan, Wooden Wand, David Kanaga, Richard Youngs, Omar Souleyman, Juana Molina, Deltron 3030, Arcade Fire, and Katy Fucking Perry, we already had plenty to be excited about. But October just got a lot more exciting.

Laurel Halo, whose Quarantine made #5 on our Favorite 50 Albums of 2013 list, has just announced her new album, Chance Of Rain (“of” purposefully capitalized). The album, due on the always fantastic Hyperdub imprint, features nine tracks developed from “live hardware improvisations” and is described as “a cerebral exploration of the intersection between rhythmic and ambient musics, drawing together moments of movement and stillness, psychedelia and presence of mind.” And the best part is that it’s being released just in time for Halloween! Hey, maybe this is her Halloween album. Yeah, it’s definitely her Halloween album.


01. Dr. Echt
02. Oneiroi
03. Serendip
04. Chance Of Rain
05. Melt
06. Still/Dromos
07. Thrax
08. Ainnome
09. -Out

Chance Of Rain is out October 28 via Hyperdub.

• Laurel Halo: http://www.laurelhalo.com
• Hyperdub: http://www.hyperdub.net