El Paraiso Records Announce Monarch’s ‘Beyond the Blue Sky’ Out In August; Listen To First Single

If you’re like me, you’ve felt the absence of Danish label El Paraiso Records this year. Besides the mammoth Chicago Odense Ensemble reissue much earlier this year(it’s incredible so get it if you haven’t yet), it’s been pretty quiet over there in Odense. One of my absolute highlights every year is to see those announcements […]

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Fragile X : The Butterfly Effect

Fragile X’s The Butterfly Effect is a stunning, visceral electronic album that hits you in all the right ways. Hard electro, IDM, and all the sci fi buzzing headiness you can handle in the course of six exquisitely produced tracks. Glasgow-based record label Bricolage’s latest release is a stunning overwhelming of the senses. According to […]

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Heaven’s Gateway Drugs’ “existential crisis road trip concept album” : Slab City

  The Fort Wayne psychedelic collective known as Heaven’s Gateway Drugs have been honing their mix of sixties psych pop, 70s glam, and cult-y freakdom for a few years now. Despite personnel changes and the ups and downs of keeping a band up and running over their tenure, the core of Derek Mauger and Ben […]

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Balance Your Madness

At one point in my life I considered myself a serious songwriter. As serious as one could be working a full-time job, married, with three kids. Somehow, with all of that responsibility I still found time to write and record songs on the regular. If inspiration struck I could sit down at the out-of-tune piano […]

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