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
(feat. Antonio Sánchez and Becca Stevens)
(experimental electronic, jazztronica)
Quick pitch: Grammy Award winning Nathan Schram’s ‘Portalegre’ is an exquisite blend of experimental electronic with jazztronica heavenly vibes, featuring Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Becca Stevens and Grammy award winning drummer / Birdman composer Antonio Sanchez…
(no wave, avant-garde, noise rock)
Quick pitch: A 5-minute sonic extravaganza inspired by the outlandish horror film “Eyes of Fire” (1983), and the Canadian residential school system, which sounds like early-era Swans on meth, jamming with Captain Beefheart!
Jochen Arbeit & Sonja Kosche
Quick pitch: A 12+ minute, experimental noise odyssey by the legendary sonic purveyors Einstürzende Neubauten’s guitarist Jochen Arbeit & Sonja Kosche using bars, strings and custom-built instruments by Hypercustom Guitar’s Yuri Landman. Not for the faint-hearted!
(electro, experimental, idm)
Quick pitch: Bolognese singer Susanna La Polla De Giovanni, aka Suz, gifted us with the superb, experimental electro/idm opus ‘Winds Of Summer Fields’, with some infectious, menacing vibes, perhaps the most outstanding track off her recently released ‘Hiatus’ EP. Ready for the ride?
(idm, experimental electronic)
Quick pitch: Stunning live hardware electronics, a healthy dose of experimentation and outer escapism, are among the definitive assets of Berlin based artist, Sofia Clonn’s ‘No Future: Ok’… Mesmerizing dystopia!
Mouth Of God
(noise, hard techno, dark wave)
Quick pitch: What happens if you mix noise, hard techno and dark wave? Well, there you have Pittsburgh, PA and Brooklyn, NY, experimental techno act Mouth of God’s ‘TENDER’; An atypical marriage between Throbbing Gristle & Pan Sonic. Definitely not for everybody, but by all means a “Beyond Boundaries” treasure!
(glitch, dubstep, experimental electronic)
Quick pitch: Hailing from Slovakia Ondrej Obst, creates music under the Elýščítat alias, and “I Forgot” is a heavily experimental, glitch-y, dubstep ear-gasm… Disorientating, mind-blowing and utterly unique stuff destined for adventurous listeners!
(post punk, electro)
Quick pitch: L.A.-based TEARS’ ‘Hot’ doesn’t need more one word for lyrics, which is “hot” (well guessed) to directly seep into your brain for good. Straight from the (twisted) 80s, sounds like early-era Talking Heads hanging out with underground icons 3 Teens Kill 4. Sexy, one of a kind gem co-produced by Zac Farro (of Paramore) and Daniel Mcneill. On our radar for the next one!
(minimal techno, dark techno, drum n’ bass)
Quick pitch: Minimal dark techno pulsations, genuilnely mixed with 90s drum n’ bass to create a sound of its own. An absolute must for the “dark rooms” the early morning hours!
(indie electronic, no wave, shoegaze, kraut)
Quick pitch: Brittish citizen Matthew Leuw is a band of his own undertaking the vocals, guitar, bass, drums, melodica, & synths for his Mild Horses’project. ‘Gotta Light?’ is an excellent sample from the album ‘Ignorance To Enlightenment And Back Again’, and its 454 second, closing opus, mixing indie electronic, no wave, shoegaze and kraut to unleash the ultimate euphoria…. Spacemen 3, My Bloody Valentine & Neu!, all in 1!