Best Songs of 2020: 5. Coping Mechanism

Best Songs of 20205. Coping Mechanism – “The Internet Makes Me Feel Ugly” 2020 was the definition of sensory overload, but Coping Mechanism, aka Phillip Jon Taylor, offers a salve. Nothing like serene glitch-pop to drown out the darkness of the world (and one’s own thoughts). Coping Mechanism | order Coping Mechanism | website | Twitter | YouTube | Bandcamp Continue reading Best Songs of 2020: 5. Coping Mechanism

I’ve been dragging my feet in sharing the latest release from Bels Lontano, but let me tell you, it is well worth the anticipation. “Citadel” is a particularly glitchy number, with enough crashes and pointed melodies to lose perspective. The rest of the EP fills in the gaps, with more fluid action on “Florid Entanglements” and decidedly the opposite on “Tumbleweed,” with no love lost between them. Listen … Continue reading

Yuki Ame challenges power through a camera in “Blue Room” clip Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here.  The latest offering from prominent young London electronic label Panel comes via the artist known as Yuki Ame. He just put out his new EP Anamnesis last Friday, a five-track effort that glides in style. While the whole release cycles between ambient and glitch pop, … Continue reading

Super 8 footage adds nostalgia to Coleman Zurkowski’s latest single

Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here.  Coleman Zurkowski’s latest LP is a brilliant meditation on silence. Called ZERO, the work is resplendent in drawn-out brass notes and various ambient hiccups. Featuring an orchestra comprised of harp, clarinet, and piano, it conjures a curious yet ominous aura. If you look at the tracklist, the record counts down from ‘9’, but ‘0’ is far … Continue reading Super 8 footage adds nostalgia to Coleman Zurkowski’s latest single

Best Albums of 2017, part 1

#11-30, ordered alphabetically Arca – Arca buy album | website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Soundcloud Angelo de Augustine – Swim Inside the Moon SnG coverage | buy album | website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Soundcloud | Bandcamp | @angelodeaugustine​ <a href=“http://angelodeaugustine.bandcamp.com/album/swim-inside-the-moon”>Swim Inside the Moon by Angelo De Augustine</a> BOSCO – b. SnG album review | SnG show review | buy album … Continue reading Best Albums of 2017, part 1

Before the new EP drops, Helena Hauff is touring Europe, presumably giving everyone a special preview of Have You Been There, Have You Seen It. “Gift” is a fairly low-key affair, entrancing enough to drum up excitement for the EP’s release on 10/27 on Ninja Tune; pre-order. Have You Been There, Have You Seen It by Helena Hauff Continue reading