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
ce qui nous traverse
(experimental rock, psychedelic rock, post rock)
Quick pitch: A highly atmospheric, dreamy psych instrumental 10-minute opus, ideal for endless driving in a desert far from the urban environment…
(experimental electronic, electro, dark wave, witch house)
Quick pitch: A genre-bending, abstract blend of experimental electronic, electro, dark wave, witch house, unlike anything you’ve heard so far, with a stunning production, by uncompromising outfit Gomddam Memory…
(electro, electroclash, post punk)
Quick pitch: Aussie duo Terrificus recently released ‘Tylex’s Decadent Sitcom (Part 1)’, a super heavy beast, somewhere in between experimental electro, twisted post punk & neo-electroclash, assembled from samples ranging from mums to pub fights!
(drone, post rock, acoustic)
Quick pitch: L.M. Brenner’s ‘Hissonance’, is a heavy drone, sonic drift, quite abstract, but super engaging and with a soundtrack-ish feel, ideal for listening on headphones, with lights out…. Spine-chilling stuff!
(indie electro, ethnic , new wave)
Quick pitch: Stockholm-based band Hatif’s ‘Close to None’ is a fine blend of seductive indie electro, Middle Eastern harmonies, and heavy new wave rhythm section… The vocal expression adds a lot to the song’s dark, poetic beauty!
(dark ambient, drone)
Quick pitch: A vibrating dark ambient expedition for mind travels of the unconscious by the Italian visual musician and tireless explorer of sound Lehel P. Fasten your “brain-belts”!
(sludge, world music)
Quick pitch: Nashville, Tennessee sound terrorists Pi Fire just released their debut album ‘Under the Roses’, from which we chose the self-tiled track, an explosive banger in which Mike Patton jams with Los Romeros, and all of a sudden ‘Times Of Grace’-era Neurosis join the fest!
Quick pitch: A glitch-y, avant-jazz treasure, with an impeccable sound design, by born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, Jackson Hill… Sounds like Plaid on magic mushrooms!
(kraut, psychedelic rock)
Quick pitch: A nihilistic, kraut rock, psychedelic trip, “about the feeling of home and the turn of the seasons, the tranquillity, the nostalgia, tumult and terror that pass with it all”, with a great arthouse horror like visualizer…. If you dig Can and/or Can, then this one’s for you!
(horrorcore, dark trap, indie electronic)
Quick pitch: Taiwan-based duo 6XT7’s ‘Hello Darkness’ is a frenzy horrorcore/dark trap banger, but with a divine, dark pop chorus to loosen the tension! Admirable!