Archive for April, 2016

CONTEST: Win Braeyden Jae’s Fog Mirror

braeyden jae - fog mirror giveaway
 
You need this. And you can have this. SLC’s Braeyden Jae has been doing his thing for at least as long as AGB has been around, if not longer, and if you’ve been following this site for a while, hopefully you’d recognize his name (Braden J. McKenna) or any of his numerous alias/groups (WYLD WYZRDZ, Navigator, Weighted Pines, Mario Kart, Sleepover…), but regardless of your familiarity with this musical prodigy, this is what you need to know:

Fog Mirror is Braeyden Jae’s debut vinyl outing, and it’s the first release on the newly minted Whited Sepulchre Records (set up by Tome To The Weather Machine’s Ryan Hall, who also runs that charity label Heligator that I just highlighted on AGB Radio) and holy mother of god is it amazing, definitely a Drone Of The Year contender, Braeyden doing everything he can to win me over, stellar misty ambience with lulled piano and warm subtle washes of bliss, gauzy guitars reeling in the clouds, muted static numbing your thoughts, a low volume noise that gives you nothing but the most peaceful embrace, absolutely fucking beautiful.

So winning this is easy, just like the last contest, I want you to write a haiku inspired by fog, or wizards, or Mario Kart, or sepulchres, or whatever, you get the idea, something sorta related to this. You write that haiku, and you email it to foghaiku[at]antigravitybunny[dot]com easy peasy. Submissions will be taken until the end of Sunday, May 1.

You can stream the whole thing on Bandcamp, and if you don’t win, I highly suggest picking up a copy anyway because like I said this is fucking perfect.

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AGB Radio (April 25, 2016)

andy stott - too many voices album cover
 

Bookended with two of the best records of the year, Julianna Barwick and Andy Stott, with some weird techno, blistering psych, and acoustic depression in the middle.

 

AGB Radio 2016/04/25

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Background music: Tara Jane O’Neil – Medusa Smack (from Eleh / Tara Jane O’Neil split)

00:00:00 Julianna Barwick – Nebula (from Will)
00:05:31 Talk break
00:07:16 Bardo Pond – Purple (from AcidGuruPond)
00:25:00 Aaron Dilloway & Dyan Nyoukis – Untitled 2 (from Dropout Elements)
00:30:56 Talk break
00:31:40 How To Disappear Completely – Via Negativa (Endless) (from Within Without)
00:40:44 Blixa Bargeld & Teho Teardo – Nirgendheim (from Nerissimo)
00:46:44 Phork – Know What I’m Sayin’? (from K)
01:00:33 Talk break
01:01:46 Michael Gira – Annaline (from I Am Not This)
01:05:29 Gregory Taylor – Part II (from Sidoardjo (A Map Of The Lost City, Drawn From Memory))
01:18:14 Xiu Xiu – Love Theme Farewell (from Plays The Music Of Twin Peaks)
01:24:30 Silent Servant – Stationary (from EGR45-00003)
01:31:08 Talk break
01:32:18 Tape Loop Orchestra – Go Straight Towards The Light (from Go Straight Towards The Light Of All That You Love)
01:53:08 Andy Stott – Too Many Voices (from Too Many Voices)
01:59:11 Talk break

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AGB Radio (April 18, 2016) – Label Spotlight: Heligator Records

Heligator logo final
 

This label is the fucking best label. Heligator Records was founded by Ryan Hall (of Tome To The Weather Machine fame) after he was in the Peace Corps working to build a library in a refugee camp in Swaziland. The Malindza Refugee Camp Library in Mpaka is the efforts of his work, which includes over 1,200 books, electricity to stay open during the night, and a paid librarian who teaches classes in English & French. Heligator was created to help fund this library after Ryan left Swaziland. It’s primarily a digital singles label but he occasionally releases EPs or LPs as well. Most things cost $1 and every cent you pay to Heligator through Bandcamp goes straight fund the library. Like I said, the fucking best.

 
AGB Radio 2016/04/18 – Label Spotlight: Heligator Records

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Background music: Stag Hare – Star Valley (from Star Valley)

00:00:00 Lake Mary & Nathan Wheeler – Agrimony (Porch Music) (from Agrimony (Porch Music))
00:11:09 Talk break
00:14:45 Problems That Fix Themselves – Elsie (from Elsie)
00:22:38 Kurva Choir – Love In A Mist / Devil In The Bush (from Archaea EP)
00:29:20 Talk break
00:30:02 Dura – Conduits (from Conduits)
00:40:51 Dylan Golden Aycock – Saints Of Grace (from Saints Of Grace)
00:45:03 Braeyden Jae – Switches (from Switches)
00:51:25 Landing – Traveling (from Traveling)
00:54:47 Sparkling Wide Pressure – Triangle (Swans Sticker) (from Three Shapes)
00:59:59 Talk break
01:01:08 Cloudsound – Red Apature (Bethany Octane Remission) (from II)
01:04:57 Giant Claw – Soft Channel No. 1 (from Soft Channel No. 1)
01:07:44 Creation VI – New Shore Every Time (from New Shore Every Time)
01:21:33 Andrew Tuttle – 177 (from 177)
01:25:06 Nevada Greene & Lake Mary – #swimeveryday (from From Defeat To Defeat / #swimeveryday)
01:29:41 Talk break
01:31:06 Amulets – Sierra Highs (from Sierra Highs)
01:44:05 Kyle Landstra – Carrying Out Instructions Given By The Magus (from Carrying Out Instructions Given By The Magus )
01:52:39 Benoît Pioulard – Finity (from Finity)
01:57:50 Talk break

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AGB Radio (April 11, 2016)

La Tène - Vouerca/Fahy album cover

 

I think like 75% of the artists I played this time were new to me, which is so goddamn exciting. That Bas Van Huizen record is nuts.

 

AGB Radio 2016/04/11

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Background music: Aymeric De Tapol – Walking On A Spoon (Tails B) (from Walking On A Spoon)

00:00:00 Jonathan Snipes – Binge (from Excess Flesh Soundtrack)
00:05:02 Talk break
00:06:21 Gnod – Sodom & Gomorrah (from Mirror)
00:24:26 Scroll Downers – Hendriaticola (from Hot Winter)
00:30:09 Talk break
00:31:00 La Tène – Marche De Fahy (from Vouerca/Fahy)
00:50:45 Christina Vantzou – Laurie Spiegel (The Sight Below Remix) (from 3.5 (Nº3 remixes))
01:00:33 Talk break
01:01:31 Jake Meginsky – Seven Psychotropic Sinewave Palindromes (from Seven Psychotropic Sinewave Palindromes )
01:22:22 Marc Kate – All Of The Books We Burned (from Despairer)
01:30:47 Talk break
01:31:45 Bas Van Huizen – Zinnesikkel (from Waanzintraan)
01:41:55 Dead Ryan – Exasthurbated (When You’re In Love) (from Always A Pallbearer, Never A Corpse)
01:45:47 Amulets – A Funeral By The Sea (from Auras)
01:58:46 Talk break

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AGB Radio (April 4, 2016)

mamiffer - the world unseen album cover
 

I’m pretty sure this is my favorite (regular) episode I’ve ever done. So many of my favorite artists and so many amazing news ones!

 

AGB Radio 2016/04/04

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Background music: Sparkling Wide Pressure – How Do I Know This Body (from Night Sky Body)

00:00:00 Mamiffer – Mara (from The World Unseen)
00:05:36 Talk break
00:07:38 Sophia Loizou – Glimpses Of Death (from Singulacra)
00:13:37 Daghraven – Ten Halve Gekeerd, Ten Hele Gedwaald (from #1)
00:27:00 Orior – EOS (from Strange Beauty)
00:30:40 Talk break
00:32:13 Felicia Atkinson & Jefre Cantu-Ledesma – TS (from Comme Un Seul Narcisse)
00:39:55 Brian Eno – The Ship (from The Ship)
01:01:07 Talk break
01:02:19 Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – Envelop (from Ears)
01:07:10 Hellvete – Buiten Het Droomharmonium (from Spliff Tape)
01:19:42 Nuances – Life Is Paper-Thin (from Art & The Ego)
01:25:49 Chelsea Wolfe – Simple Death (Demo) (from Hypnos / Flame)
01:31:02 Talk break
01:32:49 Amenra – Razoreater (from Alive)
01:40:37 Kane Ikin – Crosstalk (from Modern Pressure)
01:47:12 The Field – Raise The Dead (from The Follower)
01:58:26 Talk break