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
Quick pitch: A superb breakbeat-driven, neoclassical piece by Beny Barshai with immense cinematic value, that could easily fit in some of Darren Aronofsky’s feature films’ key scenes… Pure Magic!
(drone, noise, exprimental electronic)
Quick pitch: This 8-minute, drone-noise-experimental electronic magnum opus is part of Sean Addicott’s recently released, sophomore album ‘DESTROYERTONES’. Can you feel the void?
(experimental electronic, avant-pop)
Quick pitch: Toronto-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Eliza Niemi’s ‘Walking Feels Slow’ is a stunning avant-pop gem with bold experimentation, impeccable sound design, fairy-like vocals and imposing atmosphere, and ccording to her “is about being caught between different ways of moving through the world: on the one side is taking things slow and stopping and smelling the roses, and on the other is a sort of reckless, free barrelling-through”.
(emo, industrial, drum n’ bass)
Quick pitch: 33% emo+33,3% industrial+33,3% drum n’ bass= Lecx Stacy’s ‘Haunted Be Thy’. Be ware of the climax! Hits hard….
(world music, afro-futurism)
Quick pitch: Multidisciplinary afrofuturist artist Nwando Ebizie’s recent single ‘Myrrha’ is a fine sample of her debut album ‘The Swan’, out via Matthew Herbert’s label Accidental Records… Utterly unique and ground-breaking stuff!
(rap, spoken word, exprimental)
Quick pitch: Massachusetts-based rapper Token’σ most personal release to date is a hard-hitting, highly epxerimenatl, dytopic rap treat for experimenatl rap aficionados. Bomb!
(idm, baroque music, experimental electronic)
Quick pitch: What happens if idm is mixed with baroque music with a healthy dose of experimentation? Dutch Berlin based composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Jelmer de Haan, aka Yelmur gives the answer with his one of a kind ‘Remembering’ track…. Definition of a Beyond Boundaries’ treasure!
(indietronica, kraut, afrobeats)
Quick pitch: Imagine Stereolab jamming with Psquare and Neu! in the same studio with ‘Kid A’-era Radiohead behind the colsole. And then you have Berlin-based producer and artist Rupert Falsch’s transcendent masterpiece ‘Im Zenit / In Gefahr’…
(downtempo, glitch hop, trap)
Quick pitch: Jackal recently returned with his 1st single for 2022, a glitch-hop/trap/downtempo slow-burner featuring the alluring vocals of Roniit… Heavy, eerie & bitter!
Gina Burgess Music
(world music, epic music, Celtic folk)
Quick pitch: Gina Burgess Music’s ‘S.O.S’ is an exceptional amalgam of Celtic folk, wrold music filled with epic melodies and delicate jazz flavor. Super dynamic and with a volcanic build-up!