Recording for Allentown grindcore quartet Orphan Donor’s new EP Empty apparently took place over the course of three years – starting in January 2011, in a barn, and ending in November 2013, in a basement. Clocking in at a seemingly meager 15 minutes, Empty might just be the most rawly affecting extreme music listen you’ll have all year. Check it!
If you dig this, be sure to check out the band’s live (and incredibly murky) self-titled EP here. You can also look forward to the band’s first full-length, which is in the works.
“The Story of Lot,” the last single from Norwegian noise rock collective Årabrot, is a left-field turn from an already left-field band. The 15-minute piece is comprised of Kjetil Nernes recounting the Bible’s tale of the drunken, incestuous title character over a propulsive, lurching bassline that amasses harsh electronic noise and feedback as it progresses. With this track, the band has effectively veered into industrial territory, and it’s glorious to hear the genre performed with some teeth again.
“The Story of Lot” will take up much of Årabrot’s new EP, Murder As Art, out today via Red Eye.
While Death Grips’ Government Plates might be one of the most aggressive releases to come from the experimental hip hop trio, it’s also one of their most forgettable, repetitious, short-winded, and half-baked.
Canadian music producer Tim Hecker returns with a stunning collection of tracks that make for some of the most beautiful music I’ve heard this year.
The Industrially tinged noise rock act Haunted Horses has come through with one of the heaviest and overwhelming records I’ve heard in this genre in 2013.
Members of clipping. and Foot Village come together for this experimental music project they’ve named True Neutral Crew, and #MONSANTO is their debut release, and you can stream it via the widget above. For those who are into clipping., I think you’ll find this project to be much more heady and socially conscious. To the Foot Village fans: While True Neutral Crew is nowhere near as raucous, True Neutral Crew is still intensely unusual. Enjoy!
Also, check out this Foot Village track that clipping. remixed.
Singer-songwriter Jonathan Rado releases a solo debut quickly after his main musical project, Foxygen, takes off with a successful album release earlier this year.
LA noise musician Aaron Dilloway (formerly of Wolf Eyes) is back with a proper follow-up tape to his 2012 tape-loop epic, Modern Jester. Opened Door clocks in at just under 20 minutes, and its A-side might just be the most rhythmic thing Dilloway’s done to date. It actually has a discernible beat, and it oddly resembles Burial’s nocturnal two-step garage esthetic. The B-side is what one might expect from Dilloway–an eerie, formless tape-loop soundscape–but even then, it’s alarmingly mellow by his standards. Give it a listen above!
Opened Door will be released on September 1 via Chondritic Sound.