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
(experimental, spoken word, electroacoustic)
Quick pitch: The collaborative track between sound purveyor Nicolas Bernier and rapper Beans from the legendary, avant-rap outfit Antipop Consortium is a must experience for adventurous ears…. Spoken word, experimental, electroacoustic and….. ‘food for thought’!
(neoclassical, alternative, gothic)
Quick pitch: A hard to classify track, but this is what Beyond Boundaries is all about: Genre-bending, out-of-the-box, and free from any limitations, like (Danel)’s ‘Electron’, that’s a haunting , gothic odyssey in the vein of ‘The Gingerbread’-era The Residents!
(alternative hip-hop, indie rock)
Quick pitch: What we love most about Ezra Allen, is that we don’t know what to expect from him, sound-wise: The best example is his most recent single ‘Submarine but Ironic’ , which is a fine mixture of alternative hip-hop, with twisted indie rock, filtered via an eerie, experimental prism, but with 90s era Beck’s coolness! Confused? Press play….
(experimental pop, ethereal, electronica)
Quick pitch: B.B d00M is a creative alien who like to make soft but gloomy tracks… Taking into consideration this self-description and listening to ‘Wavey Babii’, we may say that this 2-minute experimental pop bijou, is an ethereal, indie electronic treat that fans of FKA Twigs & Arca should definitely invest on…. Alluring, outer and essential!
(new wave, synth-pop, electro)
Quick pitch: ‘All the Way’ is a song from LeeMaxx’s upcoming album ‘TimeTraxx’, a hideous, new wave-y, synth-pop gem with electro finishing touches, that will directly transfer the listener to the great early 80s era…. Upbeat and adventurous stuff!
(“progtronic”, progressive rock)
Quick pitch: Steven Lance (soft synth wizard) and Tom Desisto (lead guitarist) are Animus Numinous, and provide progtronic music at its finest; a blend of progressive and electronic… This 7-minute beast is from the duo’s 2022 album ‘O, Brave New World’, a must listen for Ozric tentacles’ addicts!
(slowcore, post rock, noise rock)
Quick pitch: A 10+ minute instrumental, magnum opus, composed while imagining sentiment of the people who live in Ukraine…. The build-up is quite slow but 100% rewarding for the patient ones… Tortoise meet ‘Ten Rapid’-era Mogwai!
(art rock, alternative rock)
Quick pitch: Brother Mercury is the the stage name for UK based filmmaker and multi-disciplinary artist Roozbeh Tavakoli, and ‘Human Submarine’ is a stunning art rock sample from 2022’s album ‘Barmecide Reality’, Regarding the lyrics, the track “depicts a scenario where the narrator seems to be cancerously taking over other bodies”…. Nine Incha Nails, Pink Floyd & early 00’s Archive are among the main influences!
(idm, experimental electronic)
Quick pitch: Cypriot producer WORLD GOVERNMENT’s ‘Lucky’s Last life’ is a spotless idm extravagnaza, with addictive soundscapes, and tons of mysticism, like an imaginary, secret space gig on a special stage with Plaid, Autechre and Boards of Canada jamming at the same time!
(acid techno, breakbeat, experimental electronic)
Quick pitch: ‘Sting in the Tail’ is a superb track merging acid techno with breakbeat by the British production and DJ duo made up of Chad Leotaud and Owen Roberts, Cando. Danceable opus that first “stings” your brain, and then your body!