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Ambient Waves :: Epop Nivek’s ‘Second Hand Processing’ Is Experimental Bliss


While doing my year-end round up, I stumbled across Epop Nivek on Bandcamp.  Being a fan of experimental composers and songs, I put it on the backburner to check out, and as per usual, 2018 got busy to the point that I overlooked it.  Recently, I rediscovered this project, and now it is imperative that I share Second Hand Processing with followers of this blog.  In a world full of same-y sounding synthesizers and drum sounds, it’s interesting to hear someone take field recordings, ambient noise, instrumental and sonic snippets, and turn this vast array into a statement in the form of an album, let alone a song.  If you’re an open-minded fan of music, this one is definitely worth looking in to.



Organized Noise :: Blank Hellscape Unleashes ‘Demo 2017’


Austin-based industrial/noise duo Blank Hellscape decided to close the door on 2017 with a bang.  New Year’s Eve brought the release of Demo 2017, a 6-song set (4 via Bandcamp) that is a statement project if I’ve ever heard one.  If I had to guess, ‘demo’ is being used ironically in this context, because these tracks have body to them, and are quite arresting.  For those into heavy rhythm, boundary pushing and raw emotion in their music, Blank Hellscape is like hitting the jackpot.  Give it a listen, a share, and donate a few bucks if you can, because supporting local and independent music helps us all.


Relocated Rhythm :: ‘A Collection Of Sounds’ From Out Of Place


In October of 2017, Austin (by way of Nashville) hip-hop crew Out of Place dropped their latest project, A Collection of Sounds.  The album is not only a celebration of their collective nature, it is also an ode to collaboration, as a handful of solid MCs find their way onto the project.  Guest verses from Love SpaceWick-It The InstigatorDenice KingTenci and Ufulu Child bolster top notch production from the crew (plus guest production from Loot Tester and Lucky Punch).  The thoughts shared are complex, but presented in a way so easy to relate to that you realize you more than likely share many of the same lines of thought.  Although this was a 2017 release, I recommend checking this out as a good way to get your 2018 going.


Textured Soundscapes :: ‘Miluseon’ by Miyavé Is A Sonic Journey


Miyavé of LardeoTexas (and Feedback Alliance member) clocked in right at the end of 2017 with a truly amazing miniblast.  Miluseon is one of the more textured and expressive electronic releases I’ve heard of late, comparable to the likes of Kinder or Yppah.  There are many other releases on his Bandcamp page (which I plan on looking into shortly), but this gem was too good to not share in regards to an already memorable year, now set aside for the hopes and possibilities of 2018.  I’m sure we’ll hear more from Miyavé, his peers, and scores of other creatives, and I am excited to see and hear what lies in wait.


Unsolved Mysteries :: Brutalism’s Self-Titled Release Is Amazing


Prior to finding Brutalism‘s recent self-titled release on Bandcamp, I knew nothing about them (and, even after some research, I still really don’t know anything about them).  I couldn’t find much information on their label, Digital Hotdogs (great name).  What I could find, however, was time to listen to this amazing album and time to share it with all of you.  Going in blind is the best way to handle these things sometimes, as ignorance is bliss.


Collected Works :: Mystic Prism Drops ‘Electronic Mix – Fall 2017’


Here’s to hoping that Bandcamp isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.  Sometimes, I’m unsure of where my next post will come from… I’ve received notifications in the email, I’ve stacked up saved links from my online searches, but am feeling the need to step outside of my comfort realm, and boom… a simple search for Austin TX always yields wonderful results.  Today’s find was Austin-based electronic producer Mystic Prism and his mixed collection of work that spans the last few years up to this past fall.  Electronic Mix – 2017 is complete escapist music… the sounds and textures play around with one another, leaving you wrapped up and lost in the musical chase.  Bolstered by an amazingly dense and intriguing album cover, I can definitely say I am happy with today’s discovery.  Hopefully, I’m not the only one who ends up enjoying this today.


Smart Money :: OMS Sunglasses Hit The Streets

Old Man Skateboards is back at it again with the merch, and this time it’s in the form of sunshades.  You know how OMS does it with the DIY, and this commercial is proof of both the creativity and hilarity found within the OMS YouTube channel.  You can cop a pair for 10 bones by reaching out to oldmanskateboards@yahoo.com, or you can cop them via the Bandcamp page.