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
(spoken word, art rock, freak folk)
Quick pitch: Australian citizen and multi-instrumentalist Ash Briody is the core of The Beegles, and ‘Dog (feat Big’n)’ is among the wildest sonic adventures we’ve heard in a while… Intense spoken word, mixed with “dadaistic” art rock and freak folk elements through a bold, imporvisational spirit. Ace!
Quick pitch: A highly, cinematic drone experience, reflecting the crazy times we live in.. Outstanding sound design and great “Blade Runner”-esque visualizer animated by Igor Imhoff!
(leftfield bass, experimental electronic)
Quick pitch: Self-described as post-progressive electronica. Its influences and components ranging from contemporary bass music/dubstep to trip-hop, post-rock and even jazzy prog, it is a stylistic hybrid full of contrasts. ‘Interdependence’ was recently released and ‘Subversion of Identity’ is a ore than ideal sample…
Quick pitch: ‘Lenin In September’ is stylistically closer to experimental electronics, noise, avant-garde, power electronics, and is a total must for abrasive sounds’ music addicts!
The Howard Hughes Suite
(cosmic americana, cinematic)
Quick pitch: Another slice of widescreen, cinematic, microdosed cosmic americana from The Howard Hughes Suite, taken from the forthcoming ‘Smoke from a Future Fire’ LP. Ennio Morricone from Mars!
(vapor twitch, trap)
Quick pitch: Glaciera’s first ever release is a bouncy trap/vapor twitch banger with a healthy dose of oomph to help us go through the ‘social distancing’ era… “Glaciera-vaccinated”!
(noir ambient, dark jazz)
Quick pitch: ‘A dark jazz composition by Russian Fugu Quintet, something like Badalamenti-style with drone intro and more dynamic part in middle. Slow, atmospheric and dark one.
(no wave, funk, post punk)
Quick pitch: 9-piece collective The Evangenitals are back with an absurd ‘slap’ of no wave, funk and post punk… A pure anticomformist, ear-candy!
(glitch, experimental electronic)
Quick pitch: This gem is mainly trying to capture a scene of the grim reaper coming towards a Nascar driver that has just been in an accident. Welcome to Folded Voices’ glitch-y heaven!
Sons of Viljems
(feat. Filip Sijanec)
(ambient, cinematic, jazz)
Quick pitch: Waves of melancholic drone, with a strong dub influence and a mysterious vibe which is made by the saxophonist Matjaž Mlakar. Freak out!