I’m trying to get away from being a “reviewer” of albums or art in general. This sites not really about that anymore, rather a place to share special things out there in the massive swirl oniine. So with that said, have an adventure with the new works from Stuart Thomas.
The new album for Nomadic Firs is swimming along nicely. At this point there’s no release date. Mainly just two years of exploring sounds, and experimenting with different ideas and approaches. The hope is “texture” wins out as the main theme. And, I don’t want to let this flowering solitude squander away in some kind of reclusive obscurity. So, I’m gonna try and be out there.
You’ve seen behind the curtain and can’t believe how free you felt. Until you have to go home and settle into your robotic pod of modern-day civilization
About six months ago I started having this reoccurring image of my cousin Nick, dancing with a smirk on his face. He would always get that look like he knew he was on fire. These days that’s all I see when I think of him. And I see him more than ever. His face, handsome like a youth parade, pops like glitches.
I just released the new single “Sweet Hazy” for the Nomadic Firs project. I resisted for years linking this site and my own creative endeavors, but its become clear thats silly on my part. Back in October Mystic Color Faze hit the web. The new single is off that 36 track (B sides) album. Special thanks to Ann Milner for backup vocals.
The new music video from We Are the City finds the band toying with gravity as they sing “Friends Hurt.” The opening had me hooked, especially if you’re a fan of the minimal static bleep beats.
Big Ears did something fantastical. They organized a concept that starts from a nonconformist mentality. How can you institutionalize experimentation? Tame art with few limits on exploration? AC Entertainment for one weekend tamed the beast, they housed mad scientific magic, without any explosions. All while allowing room for the city to be a part of its wonders.
Blackbird Blackbird is back with his first single off a yet to be released album on Om Records. The video, out today, is a beautifully produced song, and the lead single for Tangerine Sky.
A lovely cerebral indie flick, the kind with long shots, pondering moments that witnesses the characters self-doubt, or profound discovery.
Like watching street lights above your head, as you drive through the inner city in your old neighborhood. As if to say, I’m home and I remember what happens here, I’m looking for it again.
The Orange Apples have released a new record filled with whimsical flourishes, carpet ride pop thats layered with a large swath of the weird. The new album, Monster Mega Mother Fucker Hit Album came out quietly in October, but a set of decent speakers will reveal the magnitude of creativity from this band.
This album will have you seeing fireworks in your living room. While the records sprinkling you like vinyl dust, tracks like “Kella” blast you away with an 80’s style Pop vocal that swirls time changing wonder dreams on the kit. They just cross you up, check the track “Better Weather” for your weird west coast off kilter thing.
Glitch pop supreme! Insightful out of Oakland has crossed heady rhythms with laid back jazz samples. Some perfection with these sounds, savvy clip placement with all that swing. Watch the video for the fresh, drone-esque-chiller “Hindsight,” a true piece of Art that relays the personal angst of wanting to look like someone else, that mission brings forth a bond between two physically defective people.
Lush vocals with dark shades intersecting this beautiful approach on a classic form. A story-teller, Perera Elsewhere debut album on Friends of Friends (LA) hits you right in that space, rainy atmospherics shielded by a mild natural light. You’ll be happy you chilled to this album indeed.
Panned essence stuttering, shifting across the spectrum, held down by cool beats. The whole record is filled with all the goodies you can handle.