- Taroug – ‘Perpetual’ (feat. Sohnemann)
The debut release from German-Tunisian electronic music producer, Cologne-based, Taroug, ‘Perpetual‘, is a bold, experimental, techno/downtempo, with stunning sound & production, and lyrics that describe ‘an abstract sight of a wormhole in a humans mind. The eternal dance between closeness and distance. Between imagination and reality. Like a mirage in the desert.’ Judging by this first single, Taroug could easily fit in the electronic department of seminal label Erared Tapes Records, somewhere inbetwwen Rival Consoles & Kiasmos.
A stunning debut!
- Ty Segall & Cory Hanson – ‘She’s a Beam’
Frequent collaborators Ty Segall and Cory Hanson released two singles this past week; both ‘She’s a Beam‘ and ‘Milk Bird Flyer‘ were recorded five years ago and recently rediscovered to the delight of fans who already adore ‘She’s a Beam‘.
Starting off melancholic and almost Beatles-era psych, the track builds to an explosion of guitar and fast-paced drum, coalescing in dazzling rays of sound, beaming off the walls. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the first week of sales benefit Black Lives Matter LA, so you’ve got four days to help out while getting your Segall fix.
- Skeleton – ‘Mark Of Death’
Texan black metal (with a sprinkling of punk) outfit Skeleton have been on the underground scene for a few years now, but the beginning of July will mark the release of their first self-titled LP.
First single ‘Catacombs‘ was blacker, haunting, and something you’d listen to in between bouts of binging Down’s ‘Nola‘ album. Skeleton’s second single, ‘Mark of Death‘, that was shared this past week is altogether different, a classic thrasher. Pounding it’s way into your mind it’s perfect to lose yourself into. Check it out below!
- Psybos – ‘Aftermath’
How about some melodic, arpeggiator-heavy, deep ambient from Norway? The opening track off Psybos‘ just released full-length ‘Year 0‘, ‘Aftermath‘, is a highly cinematic, listening experience, with elusive melodies, beautiful vocals, and “beyond infinity” vibes. Yup, this one is a pure magnum opus by the Oslo-based electronic musician, but do yourselves a favour and check out the whole album. Magnetic!
- Gnawed – ‘Subterranean Rites’
Now this one is not for the fainthearted. The 7-minute ‘litany’ ‘Subterranean Rites‘ from Gnawed’s recently released album of the same name, is a long,painful & suffocating descent into the dark tunnel of utter decay. Bleak, grim drone, mixed with power electronics and subconsciously esoteric vocals, compose this abyssic opus for the chosen few. Grant Richardson at his very best & darkest!
‘Subterranean Rites‘ is out on Cloister Recordings.
Compiled by Christos Doukakis & Sarah Medeiros