Monday, October 31, 2011


(credit: Joyce Nelson via iPad)

As I sit here sipping Bud Lite Lime eating a small amount of fun sized candy contemplating the past weekend's unfortunate snow-and-car-related events, I can't imagine a more perfect soundtrack than the three songs that have been made available for public listening from Oneohtrix Point Never's new album Replica, out soon on Software. I dug the first drop, "Sleep Dealer," and am teetering on the edge of obsession with "Nassau," the newest Replica bite. A jerky affair, "Nassau" skates around the skipping sound of "Sleep Dealer" but sounds more like machines and weather and NFL football. Check out all the stuff below including the Hype Williams directed mini-video.

Oneohtrix Point Never - 'Nassau' by BOILER ROOM

Oneohtrix Point Never - Sleep Dealer by Mexican Summer

Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica by Mexican Summer


You can now stream the whole album.

Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica by Mexican Summer

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


The fantastic Vlek Records has just announced the release of AMAI 3, the third in a series of four 7" split/compilation records following groupings of Dem Hunger + Cupp Cave and Squeaky Lobster + Lapti. This time around the 7" features three artists as opposed to the usual two: DZA (Russia), Herrmutt Lobby (Belgium) and Richard Colvaen (Belgium). I know next to nothing about any of these guys, but all three tracks are streaming from Soundcloud and each one is Autumn-crisp, futuristic and mighty severe.

VLEK05/A - AMAI3/4 ft. DZA, Herrmutt Lobby & Richard Colvaen by vlek

Pre-orders ship October 31, official release two weeks later November 14. Oh, and the 7" sleeves are printed in either gold or glow-in-the-dark ink. Dope.

Also there's this video for the Richard Colvaen track that I don't care too much for.

Also I quickly checked out DZA's Soundcloud and this demo was sittin pretty right on top:

dza - Feel sexual (demo) by DZA

Monday, October 3, 2011


I've been sort of obsessed with the creepy new Angels In America album Narrow Road To The Interior, out now on Ehse Records. Inside we find AIA's female half Moppy Pont mumbling out spoken word terror over tense horror flick atmospheres, complete with dank, foggy drips and scratches from somewhere off in the distance. The entire record sounds pained, as if the spoken musings were squeezed up through Moppy's throat against her own will, like a near-empty tube of toothpaste gripped hard by a possessing force.

However, my favorite track is the least dark of the bunch. "Follow Me Out" actually sounds hopeful next to all the grey coffin sounds spread over the rest of the record, like dawn breaking on a mass grave where the falsely-presumed-dead are squirming their way out between the accurately-presumed-dead. Narrow Road To The Interior is available for free download and for purchase on vinyl LP and CD. A bunch more AIA material is available for free download from the Free Music Archive including a live WFMU set from last month.

Angels In America - Follow Me Out