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
(electro, wave, sound collage)
Quick pitch: viA fAntAsticA share reassembled synth and samples pop collage ‘Onstage, right now….’ from forthcoming album ‘2 any 1’
(idm, experimental electronic, dub)
Quick pitch: A dark, dub influenced industrial, experimental electronic track at 145 BPM – describing the escapism and nihilism of drug use to cope with mental illness… This one’s a weird drift!
Dayglow Exploding Super Infinite
Quick pitch: Is an almost 15-minute drone-noise opus enough to feed the appetite of any brave sound explorer? British act Dayglow Exploding Super Infinite provide the answer!
(vaporwave, experimental, broken beat)
Quick pitch: International Moods, a project of well-known experimental & avant-garde artist FM Einheit (ex-Einstuerzende Neubauten) and electro(nica) (ghost) producer Zero Cash (Flexidisco, Kitsuné or UKW) provide a sublime vaporwave/broken beat opus worthy of their artistry! Legends!
(dark wave, lo-fi house)
Quick pitch: As drenched in reverb as it is in nuance, the single “Angel of Death” sprinkles a dainty music box into a thumping house grind that bounces around like it’s in a cave.
Quick pitch: This one is the way into a mixed reality, offering to the listener an isometrically rendered tropical island soundtracked by in-game field recordings.
My Friends & I
Quick pitch: Unlike anything you’ve heard before! Pure euphoria in this uncommon blend of bluegrass and folktronica by U.S. band My Friends & I…Playful & sexy!
(experimental electronic, jazztronica, downtempo)
Quick pitch: A transcendent fusion of jazztronica and downtempo built upon a bunch of modular synthesisers, sequencers and samplers… “Modular harmonia”
(world music, experimental)
Quick pitch: Middle Eastern world music is married with mysticism & experimentation to unfold the utter beauty of this gem….
(post rock, kraut, psychedelic rock)
Quick pitch: A post rock meditative track, with kraut and pschedelic rock finishing touches, featuring improvised vocals and clarinet, exploring the feel of floating in the great nothing. A lockdown anti-depressant!