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
Quick pitch: Imagine 90s underground icons Ween with a more humorous approach, but keep their twisted universe and there you have Meester Steenky’s ‘Steenking Badgers’!
(experimental electronic, idm)
Quick pitch: A mind-blowing experimental idm odyssey from Gabriel Stern’s recently released album ‘Strange Trains’…
(experimental electronic, techno, avant jazz)
Quick pitch: An offbeat audiovisual experience by M. FANUZZI’s solo project GATEFOLDE… This one is the lead track off the project’s forthcoming debut LP of hardcore-techno-meets-jazz! Must-experience for all sound explorers!
(experimental electronic, electro pop)
Quick pitch: An 8+ minute, slow-burning yet euphoric ode to the solstice, centered around sampled layers of Benedictine monk-like chants, indigenous-like throat singing, by uncompromising, Danish outfit, Ani Even!
(industrial techno, idm)
Quick pitch: The debut single by Italian Exumano, is a compelling industrial techno/idm blend with dark, dystopic soundscapes that could very well be the soundtrack for a sci-fi, horror flick, in which humans combat against robots for their existence… Highly cinematic stuff!
(world music, Nordic folk, neoclassical)
Quick pitch: Belarussian outfit Helbrede’s ‘Purson’ is a first-class amalgam of world music mixed with Nordic folk & neoclassical elements, and is taken from the concept ‘Ars Goëtia’ EP about demons of Goëtia. Fans of Stoa should definitely check this out!
(dark folk, cinematic)
Quick pitch: Marco North’s music vehicle Martin Ruby, recently released ‘Sisyphus’, a haunting, dark folk instrumental with immense, cinematic value, taken from the upcoming album ‘JACOB AND THE ANGEL’, out in February! Just listen to the great “banjola” sound played here, which according to the press release was made in 1897! Ancestral folk for the daring ones!
(math rock, psychedelic rock)
Quick pitch: Orlando musician and producer Kyle Potter, is behind Legos, and ‘Polytropics’ is the self-titled, opening track form his recently released album, A 6+ minute, polyrhythmic ear-gasm with fluid-ish flow and “freak out” positivity! Huh, doesn’t make much sense? Well, go ahead & press play!
Bears of the Strict Observance
(lo-fi rock, experimental)
Quick pitch: An experimental, lo-fi rock instrumental is the first ever release by Bears of the Strict Observance… And with a great animus: “Under the surface of most oceans and a few smaller bodies of water are laboratories that watch the fish and support their preservation. We believe in these laboratories because they save the fish. Support Ocean Conservancy at https://donate.oceanconservancy.org“
(jazz rock, free jazz)
Quick pitch: An epic jazz rock/free jazz hybrid from Los Angeles based band Zaub, that was inspired by Ornette Coleman’s free jazz landmark album ‘The Shape Of Jazz To Come’!