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
(blues rock, avant-garde, lo-fi rock)
Quick pitch: Avant-garde mixed with electric blues and lo-fi rock aesthetics for the stunning, 8-minute, “nihilistic” track by the Estonian experimental-blues duo Ringhold, “about manipulating peoples priorities, fake news, unfake news, all the same to distract us from a peaceful/purposeful existence that should have been possible long ago”…
(ft. Mista ooF)
(alternative hip-hop, hyperpop)
Quick pitch: Just imagine JPEGMAFIA on dopamine with some hyperpop craziness, and then you have glu’s recent collaborative, uncompromising ear-candy with Mista ooF…
(footwork/juke, noise, alternative rap)
Quick pitch: 10 minutes of sonic extremism brought to you by American artist torntorntontotanto who will test your aural endurance with this definitive “Beyond Boundaries” footwork/juke, noise & alternative rap anomaly… Death Grips sound like Justin Bieber compared to this!
Cal Folger Day
(avant-pop, spoken word)
Quick pitch: ‘Act 2’ is an avant-pop journey through the lens of the documentarian’s attention to detail, and lyrically, everything you hear are verbatim quotes from an interview Cal conducted with Irene Nally. The track is the first taster from upcoming album ‘Piece-dye’, out on June 3rd…
(wave, electro, spoken word)
Quick pitch: Berlin trio Steppenkind’s ‘Ketamine Girl III’ is a weird, electro-wave treat with competent spoken word, and is the best teaser for ‘Undefined Lovers’ full-length, which will be released on Maakuda Records n June 2022…
(noise, drone, improvisation)
Quick pitch: The opening opus from Nevada based sound purveyor bes, is a haunting, improvisational act of noise- drone which is ideally enjoyed on headphones, in the dark…. Spine-chilling sonic manipulation!
the unknown sound collective
(drone, noise rock, ethereal, shoegaze)
Quick pitch: Art collective consisting of various contributors the unknown sound collective’s ‘Ghost Passenger’ could be the best soundtrack for the next ‘Silent Hill’ number… Creepy, ethereal mixed with heavy shoegaze and noise rock in this post apocalyptic, drone magnum opus!
(harsh noise wall)
Quick pitch: Finnish artist OTOTOMY’s ‘HARD2’ is harsh noise wall aberration in the vein o Japanoise terrorists Masonna & Merzbow… And imagine that’s from his debut album. Excellent stuff!
(folk, lounge, cover)
Quick pitch: Time to chill down a bit with Marysam’s excellent reimagination of Rod McKuen’s classic ‘Jean’… Hauntingly beautiful, like a romantic scene in the “Twin Peaks” series….
(dark ambient, experimental electronic)
Quick pitch: ‘Until The Lights Go Out’ is among the finest samples of 2022’s dark ambient, and is taken from Envelope Muse’s ‘It Will All Be Over Soon‘ out now on Owlripper Recordings… Unmissable for fans of Cryo Chamber‘s & Cyclic Law’s releases… Intense!