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
(world music, drone)
Quick pitch: A 9-minute epic drone with ethnic flavour, addictive tablas, inspired by Thich Nhat Hanh”s mantra… A pure, nihilistic, sonic experience!
Quick pitch: An anti-conformist, abrasive mix of punk with grime by two Oregon-grown best friends! Need a brand new genre mashup? That’s the one for you!
(art rock, post rock)
Quick pitch: Emily Hopkins is a visionary artist whose goal according to her words is to take the harp (as an instrument) to where it’s never been before. And she’s doing pretty great, judging by the luminous single ‘Room to Breathe’, and its indescribable post/art rock beauty!
Corbin, The Clerk
(experimental rock, alternative)
Quick pitch: Patton-esque vibes, theatrical vocals, distorted samples and 100% unpredictable progression… Ladies & Gents, enjoy Corbin, The Clerk…
(“bubble punk”, lo-fi rock, avant rock)
Quick pitch: What could one expect from a band whose categorize their sound as “bubble punk”? Well, Van Tassel are defo a cool treat for all sound explorers, and mainly for avant rock addicts!
(experimental electronic, idm)
Quick pitch: Everlasting ‘youngster’ Gabriel Stern strikes back with his latest single, with stunning idm sound, tons of experimentation and engaging climax…
(electro-acoustic, experimental, folk)
Quick pitch: An abnormal brew of electro-acoustic with instrumental folk and experimental spirit by Croatian outfit 23tress is a rare gem!
(experimental electronic, noise, ethereal)
Quick pitch: An atypical wedding of early-era Grimes with Pharmakon is Plant Skull, which is the project of American record producer, singer and songwriter Anna Feldman. Highly addictive and impressive stuff!
(slowcore, wave, drone)
Quick pitch: The first single off The Furniture’s forthcoming debut on Spanish Prayers (Cigarettes After Sex) is an utter triumph…. From the atmopsheric, slowcore soundscapes, like Labradford on anti-depressants, to the magnificent, 100% artistic b&w Philippe Leonard’s visualizer….
(psychedelic rock, blues, instrumental)
Quick pitch: Last but not least the almost 14-minute epic psych-blues jam ‘Lost Angeles’ by “out of this planetary system” outfit Boy God is a “Hendrixian power-trio instrumental dedicated to all the lost souls of Los Angeles”. Turn this up loud, this is gonna be a “riff-ogonic” trip!