AGB Radio

AGB Radio (October 24, 2016)



Some of my true favorite dudes in this episode, Cody Yantis, K’an, Matt Christensen, Benoît Pioulard, Oren Ambarchi. And then that Insha debut? Goddamn. 100% awesome.


AGB Radio 2016/10/24

Background music: Kim Myhr – Milk Run Sky (from Bloom)

00:00:00 K’an (坎) – The Body (from Babel)
00:05:30 Talk break
00:06:42 Bear Bones, Lay Low – Lightning Eyelids (from Hacia La Luz)
00:22:23 Matt Christensen – Sometimes (from Honeymoons)
00:31:57 Talk break
00:32:40 Antti Tolvi – Leijunta 2 (from Leijunta)
00:52:28 Benoît Pioulard – I Walked Into The Blackness And Built A Fire (from The Benoît Pioulard Listening Matter)
00:55:37 Insha – Everyman (from Dysplazia)
00:59:38 Talk break
01:00:46 Ishq – Niobi (from Fhorm)
01:12:31 David Newlyn – I’ll Walk Back Home (from Linen)
01:28:55 Talk break
01:29:55 Cody Yantis – Piece For Tape Loop & Synthesizer (from Cadence Annals)
01:37:24 Cyril Secq & Orla Wren – Deuxième Branche (from Branches)
01:42:16 Oren Ambarchi – Part 3 (from Hubris)
01:58:51 Talk break


VIDEO PREMIERE: Joe Clark – Sleeptalker



You might not have heard of Joe Clark yet, nor even the label releasing his new tape, Throw Me In The Susquehanna on Glowing Window Recordings, but that’s probably all gonna change real quick because Joe is that fucking good and Glowing Window has already put out some insanely awesome tapes. Joe Clark is out of Rochester, NY, he’s been messing around as the guitarist in post-hardcore band Druse, but this is (as far as I can tell) his first solo release, and it’s absolutely fucking glorious, a dreamy guitar drone that fills every corner of the room, either with its delicate delayed whispers or its euphoric wall of static, lifting you up off the sodden floorboards and sending you straight through the roof to unnameable places, acting like a Babylon Candle for when you can only feel the place you want to be even if you can’t imagine it. Joe’s got an incredible talent for working with the loud/quiet dynamic without making it obvious or clichéd, for evoking melancholy and decay without resorting to the crumbling tape loop sound, and for nailing it 100-fucking-percent every moment of Susquehanna‘s painfully short life.

This video for “Sleeptalker” (the lead single from the tape) is a surreal haunted look into a retro-future full of half-forgotten memories and buried emotions making exquisite use of found footage that includes NASA stress tests, young lovers, missing teeth, the ocean, sky, sun, trees, and a humungous fire. Beautiful in every way.

Throw Me In The Susquehanna is coming out super soon, like, hopefully within days. There’s only 50 copies and it’s dirt cheap ($6) considering it was professionally dubbed and has pro-printed j-cards. It’s currently available for preorder on Planning For Burial’s Big Cartel page, because the man behind PFB, Thom, is the man behind Glowing Window, although I’m pretty confident you’ll be able to grab it on GW’s Bandcamp page soon enough. Speaking of which, head over there and grab the two other releases GW has available, they’re fucking AMAZZZING and you can name your own price.

AGB Radio

AGB Radio (October 17, 2016)



Lots of beats, lots of dark drones, lots of dark droney beats.


AGB Radio 2016/10/17

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Background music: H.U.M. – Eternally Yours (from Trinity Way)

00:00:00 Haraam – Migration To The North (from The Sacrifice Of Will)
00:06:34 Talk break
00:07:58 Merchants – Offerings (from Merchants)
00:14:56 Kassem Mosse – Purple Graphene (from Disclosure)
00:20:52 Gnawed – Perdition (Death’s Disease) (from Pestilence Beholden)
00:28:52 Talk break
00:30:00 Lustmord – Astronomicon (from Dark Matter)
00:49:55 Kuedo – Breaking The Surface (from Slow Knife)
00:54:25 Oval – Ve (from Popp)
00:58:47 Talk break
00:59:34 Kane Ikin – Gestalt (from Basalt Crush)
01:06:04 Peder Mannerfelt – Clear Eyes, Full Heart (from Black Holes, Or How We Lost Solidarity)
01:12:14 It Only Gets Worse – Thaw (from Angels)
01:17:40 Crowhurst – Red Sands Of A Thousand Dead Planets (from Creeping Drip Of Failure)
01:28:11 Talk break
01:29:49 VVM as MRS VVMILLS – On The House At 43, Barncroft Close, Her Home For Many Years (from Between Nothingness & Eternity)
01:36:07 Hi:Emotions – Notu_Uronlineu (from Notu_Uronlineu)
01:44:12 Ital Tek – Sanctum (from Beyond Sight)
01:49:11 The Lone Bureaucrat – Bureau 05 (from Survival Behind The Curtain)
01:58:46 Talk break

AGB Radio

AGB Radio (October 10, 2016)


The Shaun Hathaway record was made using recordings of his parents arguing over who gets custody of him and it’s fuckin crazy. Also there’s a double dose of new Midira releases, both of which are A+++.


AGB Radio 2016/10/10

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Background music: Valerio Tricoli – The Hallowed Receiver (from Clonic Earth)

00:00:00 Giulio Aldinucci – Los Ojos De (from Goccia)
00:07:02 Talk break
00:08:02 Moss Covered Technology – Susa (from Speicherbank)
00:16:03 Shaun Hathaway – Side B (from October)
00:31:10 Talk break
00:32:08 Rob Collier – Number 9 (from Ten Simple Pieces For Piano)
00:42:11 Aidan Baker, N, & Dirk Serries – Ritual II (from Enomeni)
00:58:54 Talk break
00:59:53 Birken – Oreophila (from Monstera)
01:17:51 Nevada Greene – Earthquake Hollow (from Ragged Hollow)
01:30:16 Talk break
01:31:24 Vysoké Čelo – Zniknął Cały Las (from Liście Na Księżycu)
01:42:31 Andrew Chalk – Across The Ocean (from Everyone Goes Home When The Sun Sets)
01:43:27 Asha Tamirisa – Callus (from Callus / Redux)
01:59:07 Talk break

AGB Radio

AGB Radio (October 3, 2016)


we got gospel drone, some more VDSQ solo acoustics, an upcoming Glowing Windows release, the new Vapor Lanes full length, and the return of Milton Bradley’s The End Of All Existence. unstoppable.

AGB Radio 2016/10/03

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Background music: HelloYello – Franc Is Low (w/o Interference) (from Make It Fantastic)

00:00:00 Belarisk – N) v)ic3, n) d474 (from Greys, Escaped)
00:06:29 Talk break
00:08:03 Rhein_Strom – Karlsruhe Hafen (from Von Der Rheinquelle Bis Hafen Karlsruhe)
00:14:19 J.H. Guraj – Oh Night (from Underrated Glances At The Edge Of Town)
00:20:28 The End Of All Existence – Choir Of Devastation (from Part III)
00:26:47 Talk break
00:28:16 Carla Dal Forno – Fast Moving Cars (from You Know What It’s Like)
00:31:41 Embargo Effective Immediately – ‘Do Not Dwell With Heretics, And Do Not Have Anything To Do With Rulers’ (from Glone)
00:57:05 Talk break
00:58:38 Eola – And I Know (from Dang)
01:02:25 Eola – Future Hymns (from Dang)
01:05:21 Eola – B And O Blues (from Dang)
01:09:38 Kristin Thora Haraldsdottir – Night (from VDSQ Solo Acoustic Vol. 14)
01:18:44 Katie Gately – Color (from Color)
01:27:51 Talk break
01:29:17 Vapor Lanes – Embers (from Hieratic Teen)
01:39:25 Monadh – Calanque (from Muara)
01:40:47 Stefan Christensen – Feminist (from American Pastoral Again)
01:47:57 Joe Clark – Border Passage (from Throw Me In The Susquehanna)
01:58:17 Talk break

AGB Radio

AGB Radio (September 26, 2016)


Debut Yves Tumor full length, debut Krano full length, debut Radere vinyl release, but also the return of The Caretaker, a new release on Subtext (Fis), and 3 solo records from everyone in Good Willsmith, so, yeah, this episode kinda rules.


AGB Radio 2016/09/26

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Background music: Mulan Serrico – Les Voluptés De L’Autodénigrement Et De L’Autorédemption (Final Mix) (from Discret)

00:00:00 TALsounds – Surrender (from Lifter + Lighter)
00:05:58 Talk break
00:07:35 MrDougDoug – Cochlea Jam Sink (from SOS Forks AI REM)
00:09:18 Mukqs – エリートニート (from Walkthrough)
00:14:35 Áine O’Dwyer – 21.12.12 (from Gegenschein)
00:29:23 Talk break
00:30:51 The Caretaker – Things That Are Beautiful And Transient (from Everywhere At The End Of Time)
00:35:25 Petrels – Seithenyn Sleeps (from Jörð)
00:47:18 Krano – Va Pian (from Requiescat In Plavem)
00:57:49 Talk break
00:58:55 Helen Money – Radiate (from Become Zero)
01:07:37 Yves Tumor – Seed (from Serpent Music)
01:14:36 Ricky Eat Acid – On The Floor Beneath The Cross (from Talk To You Soon)
01:18:32 Fis – Heart Wash (from From Patterns To Details)
01:28:23 Talk break
01:29:43 Dylan Golden Aycock – Scratch The Chisel (from Church Of Level Track)
01:40:14 Radere – I Can’t Wake Up (from I Can’t Sleep, I Can’t Wake Up)
01:59:28 Talk break

AGB Radio

AGB Radio (September 19, 2016)


This one’s full of heavy hitters, everything is 100% the best.


AGB Radio 2016/09/19

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Background music: Peter Broderick – In A Landscape (from Partners)

00:00:00 CoH – Engines Of Memories (Brandon Nickell Remix) (from Return To Mechanics)
00:03:04 Talk break
00:04:22 Tomorrow The Rain Will Fall Upwards – Wreck His Days (from Wreck His Days)
00:12:11 Whirling Hall Of Knives – Sh/loads (from Seacht)
00:17:30 Tristan Perich – Section 4 (from Noise Patterns)
00:25:41 Biosphere – Sweet Dreams Form A Shade (from Departed Glories)
00:31:03 Talk break
00:32:47 Nathan Bowles – I Miss My Dog (From Whole & Cloven)
00:43:40 Aaron Martin & Leonardo Rosado – And The Consciousness That All Silence Is Violent (from In The Dead Of Night When Everything Is Asleep)
00:51:01 Padang Food Tigers & Sigbjørn Apeland – Saroyan’s Appeal (from Bumblin’ Creed)
00:55:52 G.S. Sultan – Seminotative Smiler Timestamp (from Redundancy Suite)
01:00:21 Talk break
01:02:12 Insect Factory – Slow Oxygen Loss (from Work)
01:12:10 Sleepyhead – Absence 1 (from Absences)
01:27:31 Patten – Dialler (from Psi)
01:29:49 Talk break
01:30:36 Andrea Belfi – Cera Persa 1 (from Cera Persa)
01:41:04 Steve Flato – Realistic Binaural Haircut (from Simulation Of Another Thing)
01:51:27 Kreng – Untitled 3 (from Selfed)
01:59:25 Talk break

AGB Radio

AGB Radio (September 12, 2016)


I haven’t heard nearly enough people gettin psyched about the Matchess or Lisa/Liza records. Come on you guys. This is the good stuff. Get on it.


AGB Radio 2016/09/12

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Background music: Marielle V Jakobsons – The Sinking Of The Sky (from Star Core)

00:00:00 Susanna – Shepherd (from Triangle)
00:02:31 Talk break
00:03:57 Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne Ciani – A New Day (from FRKWYS Vol. 13: Sunergy)
00:26:52 Samara Lubelski – The Gilded Raids (from The Gilded Raid)
00:29:53 Talk break
00:31:03 Marisa Anderson – Waltz Of Shadows (from Into The Light)
00:35:30 Bethan Kellough – Low (from Aven)
00:42:46 Anji Cheung – Luna Milk Orb (from Terminal Cheesecake / Anji Cheung split)
00:48:21 Ela Orleans – Dionysus (from Circles Of Upper And Lower Hell)
00:53:48 Lucy Claire – Fragments (from Selene)
01:00:34 Talk break
01:01:52 Maria Violenza – Young Boy (from Tendres Ténèbres)
01:06:02 Wild Anima – Selene (from Blue Twenty-Two)
01:26:11 Olga Wojciechowksa – To Feel Much More Than Now (from Texture Series)
01:30:13 Talk break
01:31:08 Matchess – The Fog (from The Rafter)
01:37:57 LNS – Coasting (from Maligne Range)
01:45:47 Brigid Mae Power – I Left Myself For A While (from Brigid Mae Power)
01:50:52 Lisa/Liza – Lady Day On The Radio (from Deserts Of Youth)
01:58:23 Talk break

Album Review

STREAM PREMIERE: Shovels Beat The Sun – Sky Wires (Bitrot, 2016)

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I’m so so fucking psyched about this. This record was going to be on my Top Drone list last year, but they had to delay the release date… UNTIL NOW.

Shovels Beat The Sun is the duo of two of my favorite droners: Björn Granzow (aka The End Of The World Championship) and Steve Fors (aka Aeronaut, The Golden Sores) and this monolithic slab-o-static Sky Wires is their debut of jaw-dropping, face-slapping, brain-smashing drone. This is The Shit. Heavy, heavy shit, that weighs on your soul as much as your eardrums, an angsty sadness that flips off climaxes and is just solid hypnobliss right from the start, sounding like amplifier worship that forgoes the amps and takes the distorted scorch to a whole new level, absolutely fucking gorgeous, impenetrable and otherworldly, this is every perfect drone record rolled together and tangled up in a masterful meditative mindmelt.

Shovels Beat The Sun get the honor of being the first physical release from Siavash Amini’s Bitrot label. Limited to 100 hand-numbered CDs, each with a generative unique machine-cut pattern, this is essential Drone in every sense. Officially released this upcoming Friday, September 9, you can knab a copy over at Bitrot and stream the whole thing below.


CONTEST WINNER: Troller’s Graphic

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Thanks to everyone who entered to win a copy of Troller’s newest record, Graphic. Some really good ones, but Laura Ruth here fuckin nailed it. Check her haiku below, then head over to Troller’s Bandcamp or the Holodeck shop to snag a copy before they’re gone.

Love to pretend you’re
Ophelia in that painting:
Floating, mouth agape.

AGB Radio

AGB Radio (August 29, 2016)

saaad - verdaillon album cover

Not one, not two, but three different organ drone songs. I died. I’m dead.


AGB Radio 2016/08/29


Background music: M. Geddes Gengras – Shard / All Bridges Burnt / Dawn Terrapin (from Interior Architecture)

00:00:00 Saåad – Vorde (from Verdaillon)
00:07:41 Talk break
00:08:56 Arkhtinn – II (from II)
00:30:46 Talk break
00:31:21 Tasos Stamou – Chord Organ Drone (from Koura)
00:54:25 Spheruleus – Kiln (from Obsolarium)
00:58:43 Talk break
00:59:35 Acre – Trust (from Beyond Cease To Exist)
01:10:50 Andrew Weathers – Saguaro Band (from Mojave Between Ludlow And Needles)
01:19:20 Real Life Rock & Roll Band – Death Is A Narrow Sea (from Let Me Sleep / Death Is A Narrow Sea)
01:25:58 Sun Hammer – VA-2-alt86 (from Mahamudra)
01:28:24 Talk break
01:29:58 Sunken Cathedral – Desire & Dissolution (from Subtle Body)
01:40:34 Koen Holtkamp – Scene I (from Voice Model)
01:58:32 Talk break

CONTEST: Win Troller’s Graphic

troller giveaway

It’s quite unfortunate that Troller gets tagged as “darkwave” because so many people immediately right off that genre as a whole, or anything -wavey, or even anything remotely derivative. It’s unfortunate because they’re so far from darkwave it’s almost (but not quite) not even worth mentioning. I’m not sure if you remember my review of their self-titled debut from a few years ago, it was quite hyperbolic (surprise!) but it was also 100% true, I fucking love that record so much, still, and can’t get enough of it. Graphic is just as good, if not better, it’s a little less “graveyard hallucination pop” and a little more dreamy goth pop (there’s a difference, I swear), the vocals just as dramatic but a little less angelic, the melodies a little more overt, the ambient interludes a little more developed, and the gloom a little more gloomy, it’s so dark and so heavenly, I just want to fucking die every time I listen to it, thanks mostly to Amber Star-Goers’ majestically heart-melting vocals, but also that hellishly deep bass thrum, it fucking. kills. me.

All in all, it’s currently sitting in the #2 spot of my favorite non-drone, non-metal records of the year. And I want to give you a vinyl copy for free. If you need more convincing at how utterly fucking amazing Troller is, go stream Graphic, then come back and enter this contest.

All you have to do is write a haiku about trolls, goths, graveyards, BDSM, anti-darkwave, angels, etc, and send it to graphichaiku [at] antigravitybunny [dot] com before the end of Sunday, August 28th.

AGB Radio

AGB Radio (August 22, 2016)

urok - nagawor album cover


Back from a week off with lots of new weird shit, including some wonky techno, ambient piano, black noise, new agey good feelings, and occult witchery.


AGB Radio 2016/08/22

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Background music: Sutcliffe Jügend – Crawl (from Offal)

00:00:00 Gabriela Parra – Opal (from Suite Of Dreams)
00:04:14 Talk break
00:05:19 Amanda Bloom – Les Jardins De La Carambole (from Piano Cloud Series Vol. II)
00:08:04 Stein Urheim – Strandebarm (from Strandebarm)
00:17:33 Lather / Sommer Duo – The Moment Is Now Forever As We Celebrate Our Triumph (from Lather / Sommer Duo)
00:30:05 Talk break
00:31:09 Aphex Twin – Cirklon 1 (from Cheetah)
00:38:22 Dylan Cameron – In Pain (from Infinite Floor)
00:43:58 Urok – Triaseja (from Nagawor)
00:50:31 Carlos Niño with Iasos – Delightfulllll / Waterfall (from Flutes, Echoes, It’s All Happening)
00:57:23 Maher Shalal Hash Baz – Manson Girls (from Hello New York)
00:58:47 Talk break
01:00:14 Nekrasov – As You Trace It All The Way Back (from As You Trace It All The Way Back)
01:20:03 Hijokaidan & Jun Togawa – 続・戸川階段のテーマ (from Togawa Kaidan)
01:28:04 Talk break
01:28:55 Vanessa Rossetto – The Way You Make Me Feel (from The Way You Make Me Feel)
01:41:41 Tomaga – A Perspective With No End (from The Shape Of The Dance)
01:45:47 End The Sun – Hollowed (from Rhythm Of Defeat)
01:58:22 Talk break

AGB Radio

AGB Radio (August 8, 2016)

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New JCL! New Norberto Lobo! And some weird gloomy accordion neofolk from Headstone Brigade’s debut!
AGB Radio 2016/08/08

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Background music: Prairie WWWW – Wu-Hai (from Wu-Hai)

00:00:00 Headstone Brigade – Sawing The Tree Of The World (from Divine Vestiges)
00:02:12 Talk break
00:03:35 Jefre Cantu-Ledesma – Love’s Refrain (from In Summer)
00:11:13 Tauusk – Trails (from Hunter)
00:21:30 Footpaths – Pretty Polly (from Riddles Wisely Expounded)
00:30:56 Talk break
00:32:20 Andrew Tuttle – Transitory Adaptations (from Transitory Adaptations)
00:55:00 øjeRum – Væv (from Væv)
01:01:31 Talk break
01:02:19 Florian Von Ameln – The Last Before Settlement (from Rvvr)
01:11:55 Christian Löffler – Licht (from Wilderness EP)
01:17:07 Ben McElroy – He Said Life Is A Question But Don’t Let Them Hassle You For An Answer (from Bird-Stone)
01:29:37 Talk break
01:30:44 Tomutonttu – Valeriaanasalaatti (from Trarat)
01:36:19 Roger Roger – Sounds Industrial N°2 (from Space Oddities: Studio Ganaro 1972-1982)
01:38:20 Angel Olsen – Intern (from My Woman)
01:41:05 Norberto Lobo – Figueira (from Muxama)
01:45:28 Anthéne – Permanence (from Permanence)
01:57:55 Talk break

AGB Radio

AGB Radio (August 1, 2016)

the need of want
New Horseback record is like !!! also definitely check out this Channeling dude.

AGB Radio 2016/08/01

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Background music: Segue – Exposure (from Over The Mountains)

00:00:00 Channeling – Hair Falling Out (from Channeling)
00:05:36 Talk break
00:07:11 Joel Roston – All The Wingless Angels (from All The Wingless Angels)
00:24:59 Yamantaka // Sonic Titan & Pantayo – Domain Of The Crows (Exploration) (from Severed)
00:29:24 Talk break
00:30:15 Ryan Huber – The Need Of Want (from The Need Of Want)
00:54:05 Horseback – In And Out Of Form (from Dead Ringers)
01:00:03 Talk break
01:00:54 Siavash Amini & Matt Finney – Halcyon (from Familial Rot)
01:12:02 Alexandre Bazin – Youth (from Full Moon)
01:17:38 Maar – Rime (from Absolute Delay)
01:31:11 Talk break
01:32:10 Brett Naucke – The Space Between Twins (from Executable Dreamtime)
01:39:45 Long Is The Walk – Ever-Widening Circles (from Spirits + Ghosts)
01:44:15 Michael Hurley – Charona (from Bad Mr. Mike)
01:49:17 Twilight Fauna – Anointing Oil (from Fire Of The Spirit)
01:58:24 Talk break