Electronic

Affectionately releases fall demos

You know someone’s album will be good when you hear their demos and think, oh well now that’s sounding pretty solid. That said, Affectionately just released a wee little collection of demos--some of which you may have heard on other albums before--and it’s a true delight of a listen. “Bedroom Waltz” is a personal favorite, but they’re all impressive with fun with disorienting distortions and pure, pleasing vocals. It’s always fun to hear a little gentler behind-the-scenes of one of the Bay Area’s finer secrets. Check ‘em out and don’t wreck ‘em out. Stay tuned for the full album out, comin' in soon. -Michelle Kicherer, Associate Editor

Bear Call's "Harsh"

Bear Call’s latest single, “Harsh” was just released as an end of summer jam and the title is oh-so deceiving. The smooth chill of “Harsh” is a jazzy mellow jam with warm strums and some nice key action with lyrics that are secretly funny. Oh la la, take a dive. Bear Call will be back playing in San Francisco in December playing with Goon at The Knockout. ’Til then, jam on. -Michelle Kicherer, Associate Editor

Neal Markowski “Newer Electronic Music”

Neal Markowski has released a new EP called “Newer Electronic Music”. Markowski is half of the experimental duo Korean Jeans, and holds true that sense of experimentation and improvisation on this collection.

For these three recordings he plays the Moog Grandmother, Moog Opus 3, and Tascam 424.

Homemade Spaceship

Denver-based, Chicago-born EDM producer Homemade Spaceship (aka Rob Levere) has released a new EP called “Please Abduct Me”. This is his first new release since 2017’s “Cosmic Latte”.

Below is the Cait Falconers created video for the EP’s opening track “Sit By My Fire”.

You can catch Homemade Spaceship at Bourbon on Division on November 23nd with LWKY and MIDIcinal.

Binary Canary "iterative systems"

Binary Canary is preparing to release a new album, iterative systems, via Carrier Records on October 4th. You can currently stream the album’s opener “I” and the album’s neat two minute centerpiece “metal” below.

This is the improvised collaboration between electronic artist Ted Moore and Saxophonist Kyle Hutchins.

This is the duo’s first album since 2017’s “bc+1” and It was recorded back in July 2018 at CHIME Studio at University of Chicago.

You can catch Binary Canary at Constellation on November 3rd.

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