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
(cyberpunk, synthwave, progressive metal)
Quick pitch: Synthwave with touch of instrumental progressive metal vibes within a cyberpunk universe by Finnish outfit Tronlec.
(neo soul, experimental hip-hop, ‘wave’)
Quick pitch: Using and creating a mix of urban sound as hip-hop, jazz, avant-pop, soul…. ‘Out-of-the-box’ aural treat!
(experimental electronic, noise)
Quick pitch: This song was made 3 hours after an artist’s psychotherapy session and Ayers typically have high levels of stress afterwards due to their intensive methods. “Brain-fuck”
(harsh noise wall, noise)
Quick pitch: The opening track from Alexander début album, ‘Mot maskinen’ is a harsh noise wall magnum opus for the end times….A reaction to the increased standardisation of popular music!
(indie r&b, jazztronica, art pop)
Quick pitch: A heart-rending and reflective track about guilt and loss, is accompanied by a surreal and esoteric music video directed by Andy Swartz and starring Happi Da Klown. Unclassified gem! Album out on Mexican Summer next month!
(nu jazz, psych folk, improvisation)
Quick pitch: This improvisation, psych, nu jazz, 6 minute masterpiece is named after “Magnolia“, and it just couldn’t be anything less than an absolute must for sound explorers!
(progressive rock, art rock)
Quick pitch: The opening track on The BlueStocking’s brand new EP, ‘Bloom’. is a sultry and hypnotic slow-burner, a celebration of life and the blossoming of desire…
Quick pitch: Experimental musician, digital artist and manager of the label Snow in Water Records, Nicolas Tourney focuses on questions relating to perception and the act of listening. A 13-minute, experimental, drone experience that will rocket you to the ‘exo-sphere’….
(experimental electronic, trip-hop, electro pop)
Quick pitch: A track which represents an addiction to continuously, repeating same patterns of a self – damaging behaviour because it gives a feeling, of security, of something that is familiar, something known and the difficulty to detach from it. Outstanding production and atmosphere!
(glitch, experimental electronic, avant pop)
Quick pitch: As if David Lynch directed your brains inner catacombs, and revealed your deepest, darkest secrets. ‘Sæt Mig Ud’ is an anti-single, that focuses on the dark filters and desolate echo chambers, and Byrd is a band that dares to focus on the unexplainable.