XT Palina’tufa

[Empty Editions; 2019]

Rating: 3/5

Styles: cybernetic free improvisation
Others: Nate Wooley, Paul Lytton, Container

Palina’tufa opens with sounds that make me want to laugh out loud. “A,” or, eliciting the feeling of a few drafts gleefully torn up straight away. A poke at a giggle and haunting mumbles: a wiggle. Coo to yawn and tricks of some proverbial tongue, like saxophonist Seymour Wright’s. Words like floozy and knobbly. Loose comedy. Hunches bent all the way back, like the blithe boomery of percussionist Paul Abbott. Outcroppings sent forth from the depths of moving bodies and weird, previously unheard of stresses gurgling up from within.

♫♪  Yasutaka Nakata - “Pico Pico Tokyo (feat. Momo Mashiro)”

Brian Eno’s Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks to get extended edition reissue next month

Brian Eno's Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks to get extended edition reissue next month

Anyone in the mood for a moon landing do-over? Something tells me that a 21st century version of NASA’s Apollo missions might place on emphasis on visual documentation in hi-def, because god knows relegated sects of American society have read a ridiculous amount into the grainy television footage from back in the day. Some say that a barely visible campsite is possible evidence of Marvin the Martian having taken up refugee status, while the less conspiracy-minded among us are content simply to experience (or re-experience) the awe that’s essentially inherent in humanity’s first lunar venture.

Hyperdub to release EP of characters from the mind of DJ Haram, listen to a track

Hyperdub to release EP of characters from the mind of DJ Haram, listen to a track

DJ Haram is involved in many Good and Holy things. For one, she’s half of 700 Bliss alongside rapper and poet Moor Mother. For another, she’s a longtime Discwoman affiliate, playing killer DJ sets in Philly’s underground intersections.

♫♪  Charli XCX - “Blame It On Your Love” [ft. Lizzo]

One of the best tracks off Charli’s Pop 2 mixtape (our fourth favorite release of 2018) is its tasty closer, “Track 10.” But HEY LISTEN: did you know it was actually a remix of a then-unreleased song, “Blame It On Your Love”? Well, ya do now if you didn’t, because today sees the release of the “original” song, with Charli once again hooking up with production team Stargate (+ additional help from A. G.

Angel Olsen announces North American tour alongside Vagabon and non-stagehands (i.e. with a band this time)

Angel Olsen announces North American tour alongside Vagabon and non-stagehands (i.e. with a band this time)
Photo: Cameron McCool

How are you with eye contact?

Let’s meet today’s eligible bachelorettes! Three upcoming new LPs from Sean McCann’s Recital

Let's meet today's eligible bachelorettes! Three upcoming new LPs from Sean McCann's Recital

You may not believe it yet, but behind one of these three doors is the love of your life! Each door will open to a brand new album to be released this summer on Sean McCann’s Recital Program. Though they may all be beautiful, all may be released on June 7, and all may be limited editions of only 200 or 250 copies; only ONE of them will be “the one” for you. So, step right up and get ready for love! Let’s meet these three lovely ladies!

AYANKOKO Kia Sao ກ້ຽວສາວ

[Chinabot; 2019]

Styles: molam, drum & bass, hyper-speed distraction
Others: Lafidki, Yearning Kru, Fire-Toolz, Dagshenma

Between 1964 and 1973, the United States dropped 260 million cluster bombs on the Southeast Asian nation of Laos.

Julia Holter adds a handful of new tour dates, gets a whole new TMT post out of it!

Julia Holter adds a handful of new tour dates, gets a whole new TMT post out of it!
Photo: Dicky Bahto

Seems sooooo long ago, but in October of 2018, Julia Holter released Aviary. Obviously, it is an album that we love here at TMT. It received a rave EUREKA! review upon its release, and landed at number 12 on our year-end list of the 50 best releases.

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