Jefre Cantu-Ledesma Tracing Back The Radiance

[Mexican Summer; 2019]

Rating: 3/5

Styles: ambient, drone, guided meditation
Others: The Necks, The Dead Texan, Daniel Lanois, Loscil, Kara-Lis Coverdale, CV & JAB, Cliff Martinez

We’re all gonna proceed with caution now, no? Can’t help but? What’s it serve to postpone understanding for destabilization’s own sorry, albeit essential, sake anyway? When we get to the end, and it’s shit, we’re swallowed up by regret. But this last stop, sentimental bemoaning of all our rashness and hedging on sustaining short term gains ought to’ve fallen off with generations of beings before us. Are we programmed just to succeed, to thrive and to flail faster and faster as gravity catches up? Or are we meant to take heed?

Earthen Sea Jacob Long talks new album “Grass and Trees” on Kranky

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Jacob Long talks new album “Grass and Trees” on Kranky

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As Earthen Sea, Jacob Long explores the vast sonic textures at the crossroads of techno, ambient, and experimental electronics. After logging time in vital hardcore and dub-punk projects such as Black Eyes and Mi Ami, Long has set out a path of his own as Earthen Sea.

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Organ Tapes Hunger In Me Living

[TT; 2019]

Rating: 5/5

Styles: bedroom rock, top 40, drill, mash-ups
Others: malibu/dj lostboi, noctilucents, Anna, Le Makeup, Durutti Column

Organ Tapes’s signature auto-tuned vocals croon through the loops of a knot in his throat. On the verge of tears, or after bawling, he sings himself into or down from states. The lump stays when alone in bed, which is where I want to be when lolling to the melancholic and moody textures of “Servant” and “Ugly.” It grows a bit tighter when the edges of my lips turn up to the bouncy keys of “Signs.” Album closer “Sunset in E5” transfers that knot to my entire body. Listening welcomes forming. But for what? Love.

Coucou Chloe NAUGHTY DOG [EP]

[NUXXE; 2019]

Styles: fashion-trap
Others: Kenny Beats, Amnesia Scanner, Salem

In seeking out music to enhance their brand, fashion houses betray the way they want to be seen in the world. “Fashion needs a context,” the editor Joan Juliet Buck once exclaimed; beyond lending transfusions of their potent influencer blood, musicians provide just that: a sense of presence, physicality, and life to garments that would otherwise hang limply on the rack.

The Frogs announce a 30th-anniversary reissue of the controversial It’s Only Right and Natural LP, share a remastered version of its opening track

The Frogs announce a 30th-anniversary reissue of the controversial It's Only Right and Natural LP, share a remastered version of its opening track

1989 was a very, very different time: an era in which two straight men could record an album full of DIY folk songs that goaded with “ironic,” over-the-top references to gay sex AND garner praise from the top echelon of alt-rock celebrity. Brothers Jimmy and Dennis Flemion were punk provocateurs whose sometimes politically-transgressive and sometimes downright-offensive lyrics won them the sympathy from the likes of Kurt Cobain, Harmony Korine, and the Smashing Pumpkins.

Earth To Mickey (Delroy Edwards and Mickey van Seenus) release debut EP

Earth To Mickey (Delroy Edwards and Mickey van Seenus) release debut EP
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Have you seen us here at TMT raving about Delroy Edwards and want to dive in, but are one of those folks who can’t go for — or won’t tolerate — an album over 18 tracks long?

Well, then the news is good for you friend, because Delroy Edwards has teamed with Mickey van Seenus to both form the duo Earth To Mickey and release Brace & Bit, an EP that’s only…

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Bon Iver announces new album, share tracks “Jelmore,” “Faith”

Bon Iver announces new album, share tracks "Jelmore," "Faith"
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Bon Iver has a new album coming out and a weird relationship with commas.

Said album is titled i, i, and it’s releasing August 30; two new songs and videos have been shared along with the album’s announcement. They are “Jelmore” and “Faith.”

Anatolian Weapons To the Mother of Gods

[Beats in Space; 2019]

Styles: electroorganic, psychedelia, LSD, not your regular folk, Greek™
Others: Can, Embryo’s Ni Hau, Lizard King

In William Gibson’s The Peripheral, an omniscient character, a post-human Pythia, recollects about the future from a past not their own: “Eras are conveniences, particularly for those who never experienced them. We carve history from totalities beyond our grasp. Bolt labels on the result. Handles. Then speak of the handles as though they were things in themselves.”

Jenny Hval explores intimacy and pop on new album The Practice of Love, shares single “Ashes to Ashes”

Jenny Hval explores intimacy and pop on new album The Practice of Love, shares single "Ashes to Ashes"
Jenny Hval before her timeout (photo: Lasse Marhaug)

If Blood Bitch was a “complete 180°” from Jenny Hval’s previous album, Apocalypse, girl, then what should we consider a new release that promises major-scale pop songs underscored by thematic love and intimacy in the occasional self-described “greeting card” sense of the concept?

GO EAT YOURSELF: Pharmakon announces new autocannibalist album Devour

GO EAT YOURSELF: Pharmakon announces new autocannibalist album Devour
Photo: Jane Chardiet

If you’ve been waiting for this, then you’ve probably just been waiting for permission. Permission to gnaw that node, chew that tendon, taste that tibia. Well, it’s here, folks, and it’s being delivered (by Margaret Chardiet, of course) on a pulverizing platter of sonic aggression and the auditory equivalent of blood and guts. Mmm-mmm good!

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