Month: February 2019

KAYLA PAINTER – “SACRIFICIAL MAGIC”

On “Sacrificial Magic”, Kayla Painter’s brilliant lead video from the EP Cannibals at Sea, the exploration of ancient British and Fijian mystical traditions are brought out of the ether and into stunning relief against footage of the deep forests and ritualistic, “sacrificial” magic. Painter’s compositions – a blending and of organic and digital textures around …

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SINGLE’S CRUISE 02.11.19

HYNTA – “SIGNAL” Creating cavernous distances between deep percussive hits and her pitch-shifted vocals, “Signal” eventually picks up a steady beat and anxious bass line creating a linear canvas to fold in deep synth lines, crystalline sketches and late-night/early-am chopped-and-screwed vocals that communicate a push-and-pull between surrender to existential dread and the plunge into the …

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Top 50 of 2018

01. DEDEKIND CUT – “TAHOE” (KRANKY) On the cover of Tahoe, the Sacramento-based producer provides a list of locations with approximate mile markers for optimum listening environment. Taken in total, this guide through Northern California’s back country and national parks mark the set and setting to take in something as big and serene as Dedekind …

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TOME TO THE WEATHER MACHINE PODCAST 007

New tunes by: Planning for Burial, North Atlantic Drift, Terrance Hannum, Somesurprises, Gareth Flowers, Benjamin Finger, Knives of Spain, Mukqs, MZK, Strategy, Missing Organs, DJ DJ Tanner, Desert Center, The Deluge, Roaring Twenties, Stars are Insane, Persona Black

SINGLES CRUISE 02.01.19

HIDDEN LAND – “TRINITY” Trinity” the lead single from Hidden Land’s Perspectives, mirrors a deep conversation between two creative partners communicating across vast distances. The interplay between strings and piano contain eliding passages, doubling back on melodies, exploratory punctuation and confident moves forward into new terrain. The duo is split between U.S.’s west coast and Sweden, but …

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INTERVIEW WITH LAKE MARY

Chaz Prymek, who records under the name Lake Mary, has a new record coming out 06.29 called River Ceremony on Keeled Scales. For River Ceremony, Chaz was joined by The Ranch Family Band. In this very personal interview, Chaz talks about where he is at currently in a life full of flux, his soulmate named Favorite, music’s inherent political nature and …

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