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
(indie electronic, electro, experimental)
Quick pitch: The opening track of RÊVERIE‘s recently released debut EP, is a stunning indie electronic/electro experience with a healthy dose of experimentation and has been written out of a feeling of ultimate power and being in charge of your own life, creating your own reality.
(jazz, ambient, avant pop)
Quick pitch: An uncommon amalgam of jazz, ambient and avant pop is the great opener of Shocks Band’s ‘One Hit Wonder’ album….
(noise rock, world music, Moroccan traditional)
Quick pitch: Sung in Arabic, Roza Vertov’s track fuses noise rock with Moroccan traditional music ending in a “zaghrouta” typically heard in joyful celebrations. Dadaism addicts will love this!
(alternative hip-hop, rap)
Quick pitch: A 20+ minute rap song style symphony speaking on multiple topics involving life, music, and more, by “the next rap God”, Dax!
(dark ambient, experimental electronic)
Quick pitch: A dark ambient elegy, and the first single off Envelope Muse’s full length album ‘Songs of Cadence’. Not for claustrophobics!
(experimental electronic, downtempo, “post-idm”)
Quick pitch: The first taster off Methyl Lily’s upcoming ‘Dyad’ EP, is a what could be (self)-described “post-idm” magnum opus, with impeccable sound design, gradual, anthemic build-up, unleashing emotion with superlative cinematic value. Spotless!
(crossover classical, dream pop)
Quick pitch: An outstanding, highly artistic, sample of film composer Sage Lewis’ solo concept album ‘OMNI’, that brings in mind Sigur Rós ‘( )’ album…. An abstract beauty!
(jazz, experimental, acoustic)
Quick pitch: Having been detained in an Australian detention center for over a year after being on a cargo ship which caught fire in Australian waters, this is the sound of the fly in my prison cell, ideal for fans of Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, The Residents and Andy Kaufman. Twisted!
(trap metal, drill)
Quick pitch: ‘OUTTA SIGHT’ by Zacariiah is a brutal trap metal/drill treat with “lyrics to point out the dark area of sexual misconduct and how the culture is in today’s society”. Beware! This one hits hard!
(drone, experimental electronic)
Quick pitch: A 7-minute drone escapade by London composer Paul Cousins, created using 2 reel-to-reel tape machines, with a 58 inch tape loop running between them, and was inspired by an 8mm video taken in New York in 1971, which has been archived in a box for 50 years. Nostalgic and Boards of Canada aficionados will embrace this!