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
(art rock, synth-pop)
Quick pitch: A powerful synth-pop/art rock post-modern take on our loveless world, in which technology knows us better than we know ourselves in the vein of Xiu Xiu…
(electro punk, darkwave)
Quick pitch: The last pre-extinction Electro-Punk variant, AN_NA, in the ultimate form of an androgynous duo, tortures and distorts sounds as if to create the perfect universe to the chanting of desperate lyrics. An electro punk/darkwave about the current dystopia….
Quick pitch: A track is made solely from analogue and digital audio glitches. No synths are samples have been used. This nature of degradation gives Low Fidelity an aesthetic of failure which is organic and unique. Welcome to the weirdest analogic heaven….
(neoclassical, contemporary music)
Quick pitch: A stunning example of Safinia’s textured approach that fuses orchestra with contemporary production, exploring soundscape as much as harmony and melding the two to serve the image in a tactile way. Debussy and Satie are proud of this one…
(post punk, gothic rock)
Quick pitch: The first single from the duo’s second album that they are currently working on, finding the band diving deeper in to heavier analogue sounds, drawing inspiration from Italian and Polish horror cinema and film noir, particularly Possession, Suspiria and The Third Man. Video shot on VHS!
(hip-hop, reggaeton, comedy)
Quick pitch: The first single from Fungineers’ first album in 10 years is a phlegmatic view on the “conscious sh!t”…
Quick pitch: A lush, textured fusion of glitch, chiptune and outer jazz, reminiscent of an otherworldly score for a retro video game.
(world music, psychedelic rock, desert blues)
Quick pitch: A fine mix of desert blues, “freak out” psychedelic rock and world music chronicles, dealing with experiences of racial profiling, police harassment, detention & Islamophobia…
(drone, noise, experimental)
Quick pitch: A 13+ minute journey into the unknown… An ambient mood of colors, space and melancholy. Exploration of sonic spaces and meditation.
(harsh noise wall, avant garde)
Quick pitch: A 7-minute opus about pessimism and sorcery, influenced by writers like Cioran or Caraco (‘pains of the existence’) and French occitan mythologies… Not for the faint-hearted!