Tuesday, January 31, 2012


(credit: iprnelson cellular telephone image)

White Rainbow just tweeted about his vast new Infinity Beat Tape. Cool concept where fans buy the 19-track album for $5 until 111 units are sold. Each of the first 111 orders receive an exclusive "#RARE" 20-minute bonus track. Once all 111 $5 orders are made, the price changes to pay-what-you-want download. Check a few of my favorites below then stream Infinity Beat Tape in its entirety then drop five bucks on it like the true homie you know you are.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Termeric was a project of Chris Powers, a.k.a. C Powers (currently going by Cc). Termeric is now defunct. Released nearly 1.5 years ago on Triple You Tapes, Natural Gel is the only official Termeric collection. Consisting of eight down-tempo psychedelic slappers, sounds range from vintage rasta riddims to modern day beat music, chopped and blended together to create fantastic five-to-six-minute excursions into smoldering weedhaze territories. The entire tape can now be streamed at bandcamp and a few copies are still left for purchase.

Triple You has finally revealed another outtake from Natural Gel, the first since "Get Come Down" from the label's inaugural sampler. “Air Clip (dub)” is a sure trance-inducer, a circular slice of bouncing juke-isms that learned to bang in a muffled and aquatic kind of way. Stream below, then grab the MP3 along with other download samples from the tape.

Air Clip (dub) by Triple You Tapes

Termeric - Air Clip (dub)

Termeric - Grass St. Star

Termeric - Search

Termeric - Get Come Down


Here are two videos I've had playing in the background many many times in the past week. Both videos are rad, both songs are rad and as far as I know these videos are the only ways to listen to these tracks. Both videos comment on excess in varying contexts. Zomby's "Euphoria" depicts a man leafing through heaps of paper money, letting the cash fall to the floor as he revels in his wealth. Fatima Al Qadiri's "How Can I Resist U" pits a menacing beat against grainy images of expensive cars and gyrating Arab women. The video's description calls it a "love letter to London" referencing a deep, dark, presumably shameful London where "wealthy Arabs seek the forbidden fruits of sex, drugs and alcohol."


Here's another good look from No Conclusion, who gave the tip on White Car's "Genevieve" in the post below. Tony Cops is an electronic disco producer from Montreal. Inside his Eventide EP we find all sorts of sexy mechanical steamblasts and lurking synthesizer stabs, all wrapped in piping hot arpeggiated euphoria. While Tony's aesthetic may sound goofily dated and is obviously derived from fine Italo Disco numbers from decades past, Eventide is an apt homage to the genre and an overall fun listen. The entire EP is available for stream and second track "Umberto" is available for free download.

Tony Cops - Umberto

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Hippos In Tanks will release White Car's Everyday Grace on February 28 (cover art above). White Car is Elon Katz. I posted about his Tomb of Transition EP last year. Check out two tracks from the record below plus "Genevieve," a recent digital single (via No Conclusion). FACT recently spoke to some of my favorite dualities in Katz's music, its ability to balance "metal and flesh, pleasure and pain." Psyched to hear the new record.

White Car - She The Bodiless

White Car - Now We Continue

GENEVIEVE by White Car

Monday, January 23, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012


(credit: iprnelson cellular telephone image)

Wednesday nite Hav Lyfe dropped "Race On Vrbatim," a nine-minute live set of cryptic drones that shift to delicate key tones and hisses around the three-minute mark before giving way to the final couple minutes of heavy junk-beat. For fans of Ssaliva, Dynooo, Hype Williams.

race on vrbatim by Hav Lyfe

NOTE: If you dig, I suggest you download this set quickly seeing as how most of the jams dude uploads he takes down after a few days.


Beautiful new track/video from Megafortress/Grant Nitsch, the second such piece to drop from the new self-titled Megafortress record, which drops January 31 on Software.


The two newest ASAP Mob tracks I've heard are nothing short of awesome. Rocky's "Celebration" is absolutely euphoric, interpolating the Kanye-perfected hook "You know what this is//it's a celebration bitches//grab a drink grab a glass// after that I grab your ass" in the opening seconds. Honestly, the beat sounds like something Soulja Boy should be auto-tuning over -- sky-limit glory spills out my speakers with enough slap and pitched-down vocals to hint at hardness.

ASAP Rocky - Celebration

Ferg gets his proper lean on with "Death B4 A Million," a rather syrupy affair showcasing his smooth, druggy exhalations. The track features very little in the way of loud/soft dynamics, though dude's flow is so nice it doesn't really matter. I think this is just the fourth Ferg track I've heard and while it can't compare to his verse on "Kissin' Pink" from ASAP Rocky's LiveLoveASAP tape, it's even more reason to follow this member of the ASAP crew. Psyched for the release of the first ASAP Mob album/mixtape which I believe drops later this winter.

ASAP Ferg - Death B4 A Million

Thursday, January 19, 2012


(credit: iprnelson cellular telephone image)

Just hours ago Howse uploaded a forgotten track called "Digi" to his Soundcloud. The piece begins with slashing knife/sword sounds fluttering about, quickly giving way to a barrage of machine gun stutters and steamy mechanical propulsion.

digi by howse

Howse released his Trakz EP on Astro Nautico last year after blowing people like me away with his track "vbs." Check that one plus "car(v)ed" from Trakz below.

car(v)ed by howse

vbs by howse


Jonathan Coward is a thin guy with nice long hair and a beard. He makes music as Shams. A while back I got into his jam "Pillow Talk," a serious slapper ripe for ravers and goth clubs and burned CDs you listen to in your car super loud at night. It's probably been three years since I first heard that one. I had completely lost track of the dude until I ended up working with him at shows and seeing him perform live sets in Brooklyn when I was living there.

Just now, the above clip for "Absolutely Dreams" floated into my field of vision thanks to the Dior Nights Facebook feed. The video is a serious slice of romance, all rose petals and wind-blown fabrics. Going through the Shams Soundcloud has revealed some other hot shit I'm bummed I didn't check out sooner. My favorites of the bunch can be sampled and downloaded below.




Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Homies Featureless Ghost and C Powers (who is now going by Cc) are about to embark on a miniature tour across the Southeast United States. If you live in or around Raleigh, Wilmington, Atlanta or Lexington I suggest you get up, get out and dance around while this killer live music happens in front of you. Not familiar with the jams? Check out some recent Soundcloud additions below, including FG's "Same-As-Before" remix of their own track "Web Walk" and a taste of that spicy new Cc.

T0LD-U-50 (rough mix) by featurelessghost

Web Walk (FGs Same-As-Before Remix) by featurelessghost

Gryphon Perc by Cc_

Cc Soundcloud Teaser by Cc_

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


In addition to the Branches cassette featured in the previous post, Triple You Tapes also dropped Green Mansions' Vacation #2 today. Green Mansions is the transatlantic recording project of Michael Pigott (Pittsfield, Massachusetts) and Peter Bonneman (Denmark). This is their second release, following 2009's self-released four-track 12". A 7" single with new material is due in a couple weeks.

Green Mansions creates soothing, tropical music out of Suicide organ sounds and authentic Latin percussion filled out with minimal guitar and bass. The songs range from decaying ambient drones to light-hearted pop repetition, very easy to flip the tape over and over again. Grab a free download of "Vacation #7" while watching the Miko Revereza directed video for "Vacation #5" below, then click here to order your copy.

Green Mansions- Vacation #5 from miko revereza on Vimeo.


Excited to announce Triple You Tapes' release of new Branches tape Primeira Vez, now available as a free digital download to sample before purchasing the limited physical edition. Branches is Pedro Rios, a Portuguese musician who's been exploring earthy drones, bubbling pop and ambient rippling since last year's self-released Alto Astral. Primeira Vez leans towards the darker side of Branches' range, humming with scorched spans of meditative drone. Stream below, click here to download, click here to purchase your very own copy.

Monday, January 16, 2012


Last time I mentioned Portland multi-instrumentalist Matt Carlson it was in the context of Golden Retriever, the duo of Carlson and Jonathan Sielaff. More specifically, I spoke on last year's Emergent Layer cassette on NNA Tapes, a killer piece of synthesizer stutter and cavernous clarinet. Carlson's 2012 starts off right with his debut vinyl release Particle Language, out now on Draft Records. M.K. Youngblood posted “The Perceptron” for stream on Visitation Rites so check that out then sample some highlights from all the free Matt Carlson material I've digested over the past few days below. Now I wait patiently to year that entire Golden Retriever record Thrill Jockey released last year that I didn't hear about til now (album preview also below).

Matt Carlson - Warped Geometry

Matt Carlson - American Standard

golden retriever - light cones (album preview) by experimedia



Golden Retriever - Tumuli



Check this live Golden Retriever set shot for Portland's Experimental ½ Hour.

Experimental ½ Hour - Episode XXI: Golden Retriever & The Cysts from Experimental ½ Hour on Vimeo.


I've been enjoying one of Coyote Clean Up's alternate Soundclouds called My Coca Afri-Cola over the past week or so, getting lost in the extended spans of gauzy house and techno. As if on cue, I caught word last night that CCU will be releasing Frozen Solid sometime soon on 100% Silk. Check the video below for album track "At Home" in addition to some of my favorites from the Afri-Cola Soundcloud.

blonde aztec by my coca-africola

dream_girls by my coca-africola

lobster energy by my coca-africola


The first video from that Megafortress + Grant Nitsch four-video collaboration I mentioned last week.

Friday, January 13, 2012


Kevin Greenspon "Barring Will" + "Paradise A.D." from Kevin Greenspon on Vimeo.

It had been quite a while since I thought about Kevin Greenspon, but a new video for his music by Matthieu Séry was just brought to my attention and it's rather hypnotizing. The video features the painted underside of what seems to be bottlecaps fading into and out of each other, surrounded by black void. The pieces featured in the video were originally part of Greenspon's split with Sky Stadium on Existential Cloth. Along with music from four other limited releases, the tunes have been compiled on Paradise A.D., out now on Bridgetown Records. Download "Barring Will" below then check out an insane amount of Greenspon material on his bandcamp.

Kevin Greenspon - Barring Will


In case you guys were wondering, a 'cute girl' recently made a Youtube video of herself exhaling bong smoke into the screen and dedicated it to ME.

I know what you're thinking: "This has absolutely nothing to do with the music that FBUS usually posts about or even about music at all."

HOLD ON. After a bit of poking around, I found that she also crafts dizzy pieces of ambience as Dead Dads Club. The sounds range from icy computer moods to echoing blips of isolation, all resting underneath her umbrella description of "Sad Girl Future Visions." While I don't completely wish her vocals away, my favorite couple tracks disregard the element of human voice in favor of hints of inorganic warmth. "Toil" pulses along with crisp space station sounds while "Dimensional Picses" boasts a more aggressive approach, synthesizers lurching and humming like a mechanical body. Check those two below then grab the whole EP at bandcamp.



Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Killer new Ssaliva jam uploaded to Soundcloud. While this one does not appear on his new record RZA (out Monday January 16 on Vlek Records), it is certainly not lacking. "Taro" is built on a screwed carnival slap, a would-be banger if not for the drugged swirling. Note the once-machinegunned-but-now-sluggish hi-hat rolls.

TARO by ssaliva


Speaking of RZA, the whole record is now available for stream. Check a couple of my favorites below, including a remix by Sagat, then grab outtake "Drugged Out Quest" at XLR8R.

A3 - Trimensional by vlek

A4 - B Adventures by vlek

Ssaliva - Night Landing (SAGAT Remix) by vlek


Belgian homie Dynooo just uploaded six tracks to his Soundcloud. The collection is called Songs 4 Tekitha and is available for download.

03 Nimph Of Sphere by DYNOOO

04 Ficus Desk by DYNOOO

06 Earpuss by DYNOOO

Dynooo will also be releasing a tape on Triple You Tapes a little later on this year. "Juice Juice" is from the forthcoming release and Dynooo made the video for it and it is waiting for you below. He also created the piece "shankks" (pictured above), which does not move.


Previously on FBUS

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


(photo courtesy iprnelson)

Judging from the overall aesthetic visually and ear-wise, I'm going ahead and assuming Dem Hunger/Wanda Group has a new daughter project named Samantha Fiat. She has a Soundcloud with four tracks on it to stream. Below are the two I like the most, both sounding very little like either Dem Hunger or Wanda Group (or The Hers or Ahora Controller, etc), save the broken-down hiss and shrill feedback. The first track is a drippy house-pulser, the second a space-age driftpiece.



Monday, January 9, 2012


What better way to celebrate the first ten or so games of Minnesota Timberwolves rookie point guard Ricky Rubio's NBA career than with ambient synthesizer fog summoned from the fingers of Oneohtrix Point Never? The sounds are pure and the pace is meandering, perhaps an homage to how Rubio's killer point guard genes help him slow down the game of basketball, allowing the Spaniard to perform mind-blowing ball passing techniques.

Does this mark the first in a series of OPN hoops meditations?
Will the next OPN track be called "Biyombo Demo"?
Has Dan Lopatin become a Boston sports traitor by supporting the T-Wolves?

Ponder these questions while sampling the track and scrolling through select Rubio Google Image Search gold below.

Rubio demo by Oneohtrix Point Never

(all images plucked from GIS)


I posted about Bill Gillim a.k.a. Megafortress and his synthesizer/voice work one time a-year-minus-ten-days ago. The past 12 months saw no new tunes from Gillim. If you assumed he was hard at work on new material, you were correct -- Software is set to release his new self-titled record at the end of this month. The label has offered up a stream of album track "Green Child" in addition to the promise of four video collaborations with video artist Grant Nitsch, one for each track on the EP. Last year Nitsch put together video for Megafortress piece "Freedom From Fear." Excited to experience more of their audiovisual mixers.

Megafortress - Green Child by softwarelabel

Megafortress – Freedom from Fear from Grant Nitsch on Vimeo.


salted slugs - tie dye mutant dog boy from SURF KILL on Vimeo.

Somehow missed this Cupp Cave + Dynooo + Salted Slugs (Cupp Cave/Dynooo collab) Sewer Goo EP from last year. There's videos for each song. My favorites are above and below. The other two are here. Apparently there's still vinyl copies left for purchase. Thanks Surf Kill.

dynooo - onion funck from SURF KILL on Vimeo.

Friday, January 6, 2012


On the first of the year, Twins (1/2 Featureless Ghost) released a split cassette with Joy and Revolution on Magic Rub Cassettes. The two Twins tracks are rad, very much unlike the ecstatic new Featureless Ghost track but still very psychedelic and futuristic. The entire tape is available to stream for free on bandcamp, which is also where you can buy it both physical and digital.


Twins also released a free digital EP on Double Phantom Digital last September that I never mentioned called The Insider Sings "Emotionals." This EP carries a slightly warmer tone than the split featured above, including the lonely hyper-ballad "Learning To Let Go" and galactic oasis jammer "Strange Things."


Note: Twins will be rumbling with Triple You Tapes later on this year...

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


(credit: iprnelson digital camera image)

I posted about Hav Lyfe and his/her mutant syrup-stepper music a couple times already. Today dude uploaded two new songs for stream, "Wraplyf 2" and "bb." The first sounds like a toasted Hype Williams lounger. The second sounds like a prehistoric dinosaur bone xylophone ensemble for sea-spray meditation. Both tracks are precisely warped, deliciously hazy and ripe for nite.

Wraplyf 2 by Hav Lyfe

bb by Hav Lyfe

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


(credit: iprnelson cellular telephone image)

C Powers just sent over a batch of new jams released under the name Cc. Included were some of the most crisp and ecstatic Powers-produced tracks to date. Check out one of my favorites below and urge Cc to keep his New Years resolution to "make as much music as possible this year."

Gryphon Perc by Cc_


C Powers also recently remixed Time Wharp's "Cuspcake" for his later. rmx collection. Speaking of Time Wharp, dude has a new EP out on Astro Nautico on January 23. Check out the first single here.

Time Wharp-Cuspcake (Cc's Game-Winning Plays Special Edition BluRay) by Cc_


(credit: iprnelson cellular telephone image)

Real psyched we're getting closer to releasing Nem270's free odds & ends instrumentals EP Desktop Pain on Triple You Tapes. It will be available for download Tuesday January 17 on bandcamp. Nem270 was recently featured in Zachg's 15 Producers To Know In 2012 on Mishka's blog alongside cool dudes like Beautiful Lou, SpaceGhostPurpp, Silky Johnson and DJ Burn One. Here are the first two tracks from the EP available for download.

Nem270 - BGO

Nem270 - Bay Area Milka


Nem also produced 20 tracks for San Francisco rapper Yarrow Slaps last year. The two compiled them into a huge mixtape. Check out a few of my favorites and then grab the whole mixtape (or on Dat Piff).

Yarrow Slaps - When Push Come 2 Shove (prod. Nem270)

Yarrow Slaps - 93 Rifle, Year 8000

Yarrow Slaps - Booty In Those Pants