Previously mentioned Coin Locker Kid has one of the most unorthodox approaches to hip hop that I’ve heard in the past few years. I didn’t love the last full-length I heard from him, but I still left puzzled by his odd rhymes, stories, and instrumentals.
There’s a clear hip hop influence running throughout his music, but electronic and experimental music guide a lot of the compositions on this new project as well. The title of this thing: Traumnovelle. It’s available now via Already Dead Tapes, and you can purchase this album via cassette here.
The Bug delivers a new album that reads more like two decent EPs.
While some tracks on this surprisingly minimal Blonde Redhead album are great, others feel like the famed indie pop trio just isn’t trying, like, at all.
OK, I want to give a quick shout-out to this latest collaboration between seasoned electro-acoustic/drone/avant-garde/whatever artists Kevin Drumm and Jason Lescalleet - with The Abyss, they have turned out what is without question one of the darkest, most abject musical works I’ve ever heard. I don’t have anything intelligent to say about it – go to TMT for that shit – but if you’re looking for the murkiest of “mood albums,” I can’t recommend this thing enough. Admittedly, it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to take excerpts from a project so atmospheric, but in case anyone’s feeling curious or brave, find a 9-minute snippet from the 50-minute-long closer above and the decidedly more eventful “Anger Alert” below. Godspeed!
The Abyss is out now via Erstwhile Records.
Nick Zammuto follows his self-titled 2012 album up with a more subtle winter record.
Ty Segall’s latest album is one of his most methodically assembled releases yet.
From shrill synths to lackluster vocal guests, the new Rustie album does little to live up to its predecessor.
Raury’s Indigo Child fuses hip hop and pop-flavored indie folk in the blandest way possible.