Beyond Boundaries is a 10-track playlist aiming to feature 10 “out-of-the-box”, outstanding gems! Not exactly unclassified, but certainly unique and uncommon.
“Sound Explorer”: Christos Doukakis
(shoegaze, indie rock, post rock)
Quick pitch: Copenhagen-based seven-piece band Quiet Sonia’s ‘No Weeping Melts the Armor” is an one of a kind, 16-minute epic mixture of shoegaze, post rock, indie rock combined with indie folk elements and above all freedom of expression…. What if Arab Strap ever jammed with Mogwai with My Bloody Valentine joining in!
(hip-hop, experimental electronic, nu jazz)
Quick pitch: A great genre-bending gem by NO’OMI with competent, clean rapping, and electronic & nu jazz explorations….
(art punk, riot grrrl)
Quick pitch: Slut Magic‘s ‘Picket Fence’ is the first single off of an upcoming album, and a commentary on late-stage capitalism… Art punk sound, tons of energy and riot grrrl aesthetics that reminded us of the legendary band The Slits…
Big Scary Indian
(math rock, experimental electronic, noise rock)
Quick pitch: Big Scary Indian’s ‘Plum Gut’ contains tons of bold experimentation, a decent amount of noise, and a math rock progression that results in a totally unique, ‘Beyond Boundaries’ definitive treasure….
(dream pop, noir-pop, ethereal, indie folk)
Quick pitch: A highly artistic noir pop retrospective by the Canadian outfit Vox Rea, accompanied by a stunning visualizer by Lon Gross… The video is the culmination of the visual storytelling of their their debut, self-titled album….
(dark ambient, witch house, trip-hop)
Quick pitch: British artist Dom Sith’s ‘What Is A Remarkable Life, Anyway?’, is a stunning, spine-chilling with high soundtrack value odyssey, mixing dark ambient, witch house and trip-hop, with contemporary music elements. This one will give you the chills, and fans of The Third Eye Foundation should definitely invest their time!
Lule Mental Butter
(“prog-tronic”, art rock)
Quick pitch: A dadaistic, prog-tronic ear-candy with art rock ethos by the Brazilian artist, musician and composer based in London Luiz Bruno’s creation, Lule Mental Butter…
(glitch, experimental electronic, industrial)
Quick pitch: Evo Auxilium’s ‘rock and a hard place’ is part of a six song EP called “TWISTER’, and was inspired from David Lynch and Lovecraftian monsters, unleashing the perverse industrial dystopia of ‘The Downward Spiral’- era Nine Inch Nails….
(trip-hop, experimental electronic, dubstep)
Quick pitch: Award-winning singer and songwriter from South London Breezy Lee’s ‘Any Closer (Youngsta & Nomine Remix)’ is the first single from the upcoming EP ‘Hollow’ dropping on Revorg Records in June. Eerie vocals mixed with trip-hop and dark dubstep soundscapes!
(djent, progressive rock, jazz fusion)
Quick pitch: Gnarbot’s ‘Defender Covington’ is a pure 7+-minute epicness, written by the band’s bassist that will welcome the bold listeners to the “Riff-ville”…. We couldn’t agrre more that this opus is reminiscent of 90s-era Dream Theater, with the ideal balance of technical & emotional… Play this beast loud!