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Song Review

Middle Kingdom – Adorned In Flowers Like A Mantle Of Stars


Middle KingdomAdorned In Flowers Like A Mantle Of Stars

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Middle Kingdom are a couple Boston bros making some weird psyched out droney shit. They’ve got an upcoming tape on the essential Sacred Phrases due sometime this summer, and “Adorned In Flowers Like A Mantle Of Stars” is one of the songs from it. It’s a 12 minute stereo burner, an expansive murky mild freakout, jungle chirps sparring with sun crisped feedback, prolonged panning chords ringing through the distant corners of the universe, thick space dust soup bubbling up from the Great Beyond, a total wash of tones n drones, blurred at the edges with a white hot center.

Definitely some killer jams coming from these guys. Keep an eye out for that Sacred Phrases tape but if you can’t wait, they’ve got a sweet demo with this track and a few other goodies new & old. Certainly worthwhile, I’d definitely recommend picking it up if you’re so inclined.

Song Review

Caddywhompus – Age Of Wild Spirits (Chinquapin / Community, 2011)


Caddywhompus – Age Of Wild Spirits

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I freaked out over Caddywhompus’s free Remainder last year. That album is so much fuckin fun and still gets tons of plays. They’ve got a new single called “Age Of Wild Spirits” that brings back the raucous mathy noise pop ecstasy, with a nice droney intro (seeping in from Chris Rehm’s awesome solo work), keepin it chill for most of the song until it explodes in a glorious fury at the end. Killer fucking stuff. Love these dudes so much.

BUT, as you might have noticed, there’s no download link up there for the song. That’s because they’re experimenting with a new release method. If they get a combined total of 7,500 downloads at the Chinquapin and Community websites, they’ll unleash the forthcoming album The Weight early. Right now it’s scheduled for May, but you can help get it out sooner. Either way it goes, though, The Weight is going to be FREEEE just like Remainder. Way to fucking go, guys.

Song Review

Fancy Mike – Ramachandran


Fancy MikeRamachandran

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Fancy Mike makes some killer electronic hip hop with amazingly catchy beats. “Ramachandran” is the first track off his new album, Madison Square Gardner on King Deluxe. It starts out slow and droney but amps up pretty quick with glitchy semi-vocals, deeeep sub wobble, and gritty almost chiptune style synths. Sweet bubbly melodies locked in an arpeggiated groove. Pure bliss. Not so much of a dance jam, more like the track you’ll be blastin on your headphones on the way to the party.

Song Review

Pleq – Good Night (Pjusk Remix)


PleqGood Night (Pjusk Remix)

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Drone-glitch hero Pleq released a 4 track single/EP with “Good Night” and 3 remixes, all of which are pretty fucking fantastic. Pjusk’s remix is beautiful, a walk in a wide open snowy field with the sun warming your cheeks and synthy seagulls swirling above. Slow moving, delicate, and wonderfully textured. The original track will show up on the next full length, Ballet Mechanic on Basses Frequences, which clearly you now have your eye on.