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
(drone, noise rock, shoegaze)
Quick pitch: Dark and meditative, ‘Blonde with dark roots’, is the opening song of chainsaw rainbow’s new album ‘Pink Noise Overdrive’.
(psychedelic rock, funk, kraut)
Quick pitch: This could be the bastard child of CAN and some forgotten Funkadelic b-side. Members from Komeda and Peter Björn & John!”
(art rock, progressive rock)
Quick pitch: Suat Armağan’s latest release ‘Kapılar Duvar’ is “The story of a room”, with a unique production style. Minimal guitars and synths melodies, hypnotic drum & bass patterns take us into the grey tones of calmness and rejoicing. Heavenly dystopia!
(experimental electronic, neoclassical, contemporary music, new age)
Quick pitch: An homage to Brian Eno’s tape music, specifically Music for Airports; A blend of several melodic and textural parts that loop at independent points (ala tape music). Instruments include Fender Rhodes, Electric Viola, Violin, Acoustic Steel String Guitar, Electric Bass, Melodica, Kalimba, Roland TR-808, and Minimoog.
Quick pitch: An uncommon, trap, idm, ambient hybrid with some great sound design! Bouncy!
Diablo Swing Orchestra
(progressive metal, djent, garage rock)
Quick pitch: A Patton-esque song about a world in turmoil all while our leaders make their best to sound like a hen house
(jazz, new age, jazztronica)
Quick pitch: Japanese trio Apneumo creates hybrid instrumental music with lyrical guitar riffs and tight beats that intersect with inorganic sounds influenced by electronica and ambient music from overseas.
A sad story about a loved one living on a distant planet is captured in their fast-paced, spacey sound.
(experimental electronic, rap, glitch hop)
Quick pitch: DyllyDyl’s ‘Fagitude’ is an electro-pop-rap song inspired by the idea of reclaiming the word “f*ggot” – it’s meant to be campy and over the top but still hit in a way that feels urgent and spontaneous. It’s an ode to queer club music and electronic music, particularly the ballroom scene.
(indie folk, kraut)
Quick pitch: Julia Messenger’s ‘And We Danced’ is an out-of-the-box, motorik, indie folk treat for open-minded folk aficionados!
(dark ambient, shoegaze, noise)
Quick pitch: Hungarian Tentacle’s song is about traveling with friends. It’s some kind of dark ambient noisy guitar-based track. Trippy and captivating stuff!