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
(idm, wave, glitch pop)
Quick pitch: Member of groups including Tallows and Audio Book Club, Eddie Warlock, delivers the goods with his wavy, idm, glitch pop gem ‘Absinthe’! Will you take the ride?
(post punk, new wave, art rock)
Quick pitch: A not so serious/downright odd experimental building-site of a track… complete with sub-pneumatic drill bass line. Welcome to the pretty unique McDead’s universe….
(downtempo, hip-hop, breaks)
Quick pitch: Reminiscent of 90s/00s hip-hop, this track takes a twist on downtempo electro and fuses the grooves of both.
(experimental electronic, techno, jazztronica)
Quick pitch: ‘Perimeter’ examines BELONGING. It asks the question: what does it feel like to understand oneself as “just outside” and yet also “just barely inside” … an identity, a concept, a philosophy, a group, a family, a home, a situation, a gathering?
(funk, art rock)
Quick pitch: ‘Night Tennis’ takes musical cues Ken Nordine’s ‘Word Jazz’, Cypress Hill’s soundtrack to 90s shoot-em-up ‘Kingpin’ and the noir low-rock of Morphine, all wrapped up into a 3.33 song. Absolute class!
Quick pitch: A bonkers collaboration between digital artist Mike Kluge, artist Cody Uhler and dancer GLUME is an absolute feast for the eyes…
(experimental electronic, dark trap)
Quick pitch: Latest single from Virginia experimental noise/trap/dark web duo Digital Hell. Really unique, lo-fi noise trap that straddles the lines of punk, experimental electronic, and hip-hop!
(world music, tribal, experimental electronic)
Quick pitch: The 2nd single of Popp’s upcoming album ‘Devi’ (out July 9th) is about that narrow ridge of inner restlessness and the strong inner drive that motivates to keep going. The main thumping beat comes from a heavy compressed Dholak, a traditional Indian two-headed drum with a very distinctive sound that keeps fighting against the other elements. A transcendent, and totally uncommon drits!
(slowcore, dream pop, experimental electronic)
Quick pitch: MALMØ’s recent track and video is one of the finest samples of audiovisual excellence… Out of this world experimental, ethereal, slowcore for all sound explorers!
(experimental electronic, downtempo)
Quick pitch: ‘Just Be Honest sounds like liquid molecules floating in a spacey waltz. There is an over-arching sweetness to the track, suggesting that whatever the raw truth, it is cradled by unconditional love.