Electronic

Matrixxman Gears Up to Release New Album - Homesick

The Bay Area based post-electro artist, Matrixxman is gearing up to release his debut album entitled Homesick on July 10th. Matrixxman's style of EDM doesn't really play by the rules. Its choppily smooth computerized music embodies creative sonic inconsistencies (not the beats but in regards to a fixed genre specific style) that makes his music's style intriguing and attractive. 

Before digging into the steely, handcrafted technoisms of Homesick, you need to know a few things about Charles Duff, the Bay Area artist behind Matrixxman... He's also a voracious information junkie, soaking up government conspiracies and contemporary science-fiction like a proper X-Files fanatic. These cultural reference points are as integral to the background of Homesick as Detroit, Chicago, and Berlin's musical legacies. Across the record's versatile track list, Matrixxman uses the language of machines and dance floors like a hungry pulp novelist, weaving together his divergent narratives and characters under one sprawling dystopian sky.

Check out the lead single from his upcoming album due out on Ghostly.

bizZarh

Rooted and real, bizZarh mirrors dualism as the divine couple of surreal song. Dollar Paris and Charli Champ put modern vibes on 90’s essence creating their astral-chic personnas. From Toronto’s Jane & Lawrence, this beautiful bohemian duo creatives star gazing rhythmic songs that beat to open minded lyrical poetry. With tracks like “Almanac (Interlude)”, injecting the listener with positively magical chants and “Pangaea (prod.AFTA-)” which speaks to you in waves of the elements creating a soulful balance between voices, mixed on top of celestial beats and soundscapes. Stay tuned for new tracks and upcoming shows this summer, bizZarh is a talent not to be missed.

Huge Cosmic @ the Cavern

Two men, a galaxy of sound. From jazz-fusion to electronic fuzz-rock and back, Huge Cosmic is who you call for ambience and acuity. With songs called “Let’s Talk About The Weather” and “Interviewed By Nardwuar”, the eclectic and electric nature of the band is accepted and accentuated by the energy and intelligence of the music. “Weather” is a prime example of their blending influences and minds. Between the notes of the vocal melody is where the chops of the two take over, switching from tight progressive groove into serene rock’n’roll walls of sound and back again. Serious music listeners would take care to take notice, and keep their eyes peeled. Huge Cosmic is bringing their experimental sound to the Cavern on Saturday, May 30th, so get yourself in front of that stage.-Cody Wright

Makeunder Releases New Single: Great Headless Blank

The Oakland based progressive, avant art rock band Makeunder has released a new single entitled, Great Headless Blank. This song is the title track of their brand new EP and is exciting, interesting and encompasses splashes of electronic (computer parody) sound installations that take you on a wild musical ride. Great Headless Blank is reminiscent of new wave music like DEVO and Talking Heads and could be a soundtrack to a David Lynch short film. The music is like an artsy ice bucket to the face, which can be refreshing and utterly intense. There is a bit of swagger to the music though. You can hear a soulful confidence in the songs that seperates it from being avant nerd rock or classical alt rock, which can be coy and standoffish.

"Makeunder is the solo project of bandleader Hamilton Ulmer, who crafted his first release using a violin, saxophone, fatigued vocals and a small hand drum. Since then, Ulmer has rounded out the band’s lineup with Van Jackson-Weaver (vocals, guitars), Samantha York (vocals), Mario Godoy (synths, saxophone), Carolyn Walter (saxophones, winds) and John Doing (percussion). In Great Headless Blank, Ulmer confronts personal tragedies sorting through the ashes with a juxtaposed, exuberant sound comparable to Passion Pit’s Gossamer."

Makeunder is a bold music project and we're into to this new track. Take a minute to check it out!

Blood Warrior Release New Record, Letter Ghost

Letter Ghost, the latest release from Portland, ME’s Blood Warrior, is an eerily-beautiful record. The vocals on these tracks are some of the most honest and chilling I’ve heard in recent months. The lead vocals are dripping in sorrow and intense emotion--the singer’s voice rising, falling, even quivering on some notes. I guess the best way to put it might be that Letter Ghost sounds like a mournful musical eulogy.

My favorite track was "All Your Thoughts", with its poignant lyrics and ghostly backing vocals. This song is perhaps the best example of the dirge-esque qualities of Letter Ghost, evoking visions of a mournful procession slowly making its way to the burial grounds.

For more info about Blood Warrior (including upcoming shows), check out their website.

-Dan McMahon (@dmcmhn)
 

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