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From dark and enthralling to sweet and dreamy, some of favorite new music this week Flying Lotus feat. David Lynch: Fire is Coming Perhaps unsurprisingly, the collaboration between experimental magicians Flying Lotus and David Lynch is gloriously dark, demented and enthralling. The spoken-word track revolves around an ominous story, told by Lynch, over a soundscape that includes far-away thunder, rumbling, garbled hums, haunting strings and …
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, Experimental, Jazz, David Lynch, Spoken word, Ambient, Listenup, Four Tet, Electronic, Collaborations, New Music, Tycho, Lynch, Flying Lotus


Four Tet: Teenage Birdsong

Four Tet (aka Kieran Hebden) has just released a new track and it’s a sweet, flute-and-synth-led tune called “Teenage Birdsong.” Minimal to begin with, the song becomes more and more layered, shimmery and beguiling. While it’s meditative and ambient, the song’s flawless production makes it deeply engaging. Hebden announced on Twitter that he’s been working on new music, but it’s not clear if this song …
Tags: Music, Design, Experimental, Culture, Ambient, Listenup, Four Tet, Electronic, New Music, Kieran Hebden, Birdsong, Hebden, Teenage Birdsong Minimal


Flying Lotus feat. David Lynch: Fire is Coming

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the collaboration between experimental magicians Flying Lotus and David Lynch is gloriously dark, demented and enthralling. The spoken-word track revolves around an ominous story, told by Lynch, over a soundscape that includes far-away thunder, rumbling, garbled hums, haunting strings and tinkling piano. The video—directed by Steven Ellison and David Firth—depicts a distorted Lynch telling the tale to a mesmerized group of wolf-children. The track …
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, Experimental, Culture, David Lynch, Spoken word, Listenup, Collaborations, Lynch, Flying Lotus, Soundscapes, Short Films, Steven Ellison, David Firth


Edge

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Tags: Videos, Music, Experimental, All Other Stuff


SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN: “Good Morning” scaled triptych

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Tags: Videos, Music, Experimental, Jason Mittell


MAGIC MIRROR MAZE

A spectacle that is not immersed in memory […] remains a meaningless collection of disjointed fragments. The films are THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI (Orson Welles, 1947) and ENTER THE DRAGON (Robert... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Videos, Music, Experimental, Robert, SHANGHAI Orson Welles


Fox Millions Duo Are 'Biting Through' Norms

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Tags: Music, Review, Experimental, Music Review, Thrill Jockey, Fox and millions


Watch Madonna, at age 16, star in a high-schooler's experimental film

In 1974, Wyn Cooper, one of my Madonna's fellow students at Adams High School near Detroit, invited the 16-year-old pre-material girl to star in his experimental film. The Super 8 short is titled "The Egg." "We developed a friendship and hung out," Cooper, now a poet in Vermont, has said. "I had a Mercury Capri with an eight-track tape player. Madonna and I would hop in the car, drive around and listen to Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars while enjoying a little marijuana." (via r/Obscu...
Tags: Video, Music, News, Films, Experimental, Madonna, Mars, Detroit, Vermont, Ziggy Stardust, Cooper, Madge, Avant Garde, Short Films, Wyn Cooper, Adams High School






Experimental Ukrainian music, through a looking glass

April is a generous month for fans of unusual Ukrainian compilations – now having covered new braindance from the country, we’re directed by readers to another set, giving a tour of experimentalism and electronic composition. Flaming Pines is a wonderful label for experimental music, also setting up its virtual home on Bandcamp, that last best hope for underground digital downloads and physical releases. Check their full catalog for adventurous sounds from 9T Antiope (great stuff) to Kate Carr...
Tags: Music, UK, London, Inspiration, Experimental, Ukraine, Paypal, Artists, Sydney, Stories, Ambient, Listening, Underground, Labels, Composition, Bandcamp






Two free plug-ins and a music label take you into ambient worlds

What’s to say a music idea can’t be both a tool and a tape, an instrument someone could play or an album they can get lost in? Puremagnetik are launching their new experimental label with two free tools that let you keep the drones and grains and ambient soundscapes flowing. There’s a bunch of hype this week because Warner Music signed an algorithm. And in turn with everyone abusing the term “AI,” you might well think that a computer has automated a composer’s job. Except that’s not what happe...
Tags: Music, Free, Mac, Berlin, Windows, Experimental, Tech, Freebies, Software, Indie, Warner Music, Analog, Piano, Ambient, Au, Underground




Loneliness Is the Cloak You Wear: Scott Walker, 1943-2019

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Tags: Feature, Music, Experimental, Rock, Pop, Scott Walker, Tribute, Avant-Garde


15 Essential Scott Walker Songs

Editor's note: This feature was original published on 28 November 2012. We are re-running it today to celebrate the groundbreaking music of Scott Walker who recently passed away.Most great artists have occasional disputes with their muses as they negotiate the realities of popular appeal. Few of these struggles equal those of longtime American expatriate Scott Walker, whose oeuvre is effectively a series of ultimatums, breakups, and passionate embraces with a stubborn inspiration that, over the ...
Tags: Feature, Music, UK, Experimental, Bbc, Rock, Pop, United States, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Scott, Walker, Walker Brothers, Avant-Garde, The Walker Brothers, List this








'Ashes to Ashes' Is the Second Half of Chris O’Leary’s Deep Dive into all Things Bowie

For those who have ever wondered if a blog can become a book, Chris O'Leary would respond with a hearty yes: his blog, Pushing Ahead of the Dame yielded two books. The current edition, Ashes to Ashes, begins in 1976, as David Bowie and Iggy Pop are planning to escape the dregs of life in Los Angeles and set up shop in Berlin. O'Leary adds a quick note to bring the reader up to date, had they missed his first volume, Rebel Rebel (Zero Books, 2015) covering Bowie's creative work from 1964 to 1976....
Tags: Music, New York, Review, Berlin, America, Los Angeles, Experimental, Book Review, Pop, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Nile Rodgers, Electronic, Blackstar, Repeater, Simon








The Confounding Case of Charlie Megira

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Tags: Feature, Music, Experimental, Numero Group, Charlie megira