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
(world music, traditional, spoken word)
Quick pitch: A unique music blend of a traditional lament (moiroloi), one of the oldest song forms appearing both in Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey with lines from Shakespeare’s Macbeth ‘Life’s but a walking shadow.
(experimental electronic, hyperpop)
Quick pitch: An out-of-the-box hybrid of experimental electronic & hyperpop by the solo artist, multi-instrumentalist, and producer from Denver, Colorado, P0RNB0TT.
(nu jazz, blues, jazz noir)
Quick pitch: “When they play along it has that smokey nightclub atmosphere that makes me want to reach out for my pipe and a glass of brandy” Destined for repeated listens in the late night hours!
(adult contemporary, cinematic, crooner pop)
Quick pitch: A highly cinematic, adult contemporary anthem by German crooner FERHAT, the recent winner of the German Popfoundation’s “Best Pop & Rock 2020” award.
(idm, experimental electronic)
Quick pitch: ‘Magma Magpie’ is Yarck’s third-leading single toward his debut album later this year. As with all of the album’s tracks, the music takes place on some made-up landscape on a fictional planet. It’s mostly produced in the box, but his Yamaha an1x synthesizer was used several times for this one.
Purple Witch of Culver
(spoken word, art rock)
Quick pitch: A euphoric solar punk call to arms; fully stacked completely to tape by Los Angeles based duo project of Sarah Safaie (vocals/saxophone), and Evan Taylor (producer/multi-instrumentalist), Purple Witch of Culver.
(experimental electronic, downtempo, ‘wave’)
Quick pitch: Matthew Hosking from Melbourne, Australia, is behind Ocean Experiments, and ‘Resilience’ is among the most intense anthems we’ve experienced in 2021 so far…. Riding the ‘waves’!
(jazz techno, house)
Quick pitch: A live recorded performance (in studio), joined by a mindless midi-trumpet, playing along on its own accord with surprisingly musical results. Jazz techno with house elements at its very best!
(dark wave, gothic, experimental electronic)
Quick pitch: Dark, heavy, existential and atmospheric. The new project of Sara Timms (Black Mare, Ides Of Gemini, Black Math Horseman), LVXURI is an essential one to invest your time!
(experimental electronic, downtempo, ‘polyrhythmic’)
Quick pitch: Newcomers on the scene, the Ecuadorian duo Cruzloma create a sonic journey from the tops of the mountains mixed with the city’s hustle and bustle. Featuring the indigenous band Humazapas, from the Imbabura region of the Andes, where volcanoes and lakes are said to tell stories of cultures and traditions that are thousands of years old.
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