Com Truise : Persuasion System

Up to this point, producer/musician Seth Haley has worked in specific narratives within his project Com Truise. A loose concept about a space traveler named Com Truise, a self-described “synthetic astronaut”, has been the ground floor of his big beats, walls of synths, and shimmering 80s ethos. VHS tapes, woozy sci fi, and latchkey afternoons […]

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Steve Moore : Beloved Exile

On his first non-soundtrack album since 2013s Pangea Ultima, Steve Moore goes deep. Beloved Exile is the musician’s most accomplished and engaging work yet, working with Tunisian singer/songwriter Emel Mathlouthi, harpist Mary Lattimore, and veteran percussionist Jeff Gretz. Along with the acerbic wit of Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle coming up with the album and song […]

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Thomas Ragsdale : Samsa

The newest release from Thomas Ragsdale and record label Soundtracking The Void is a standalone track titled “Samsa”. It’s a hypnotic, dense piece that is to accompany Ragsdale’s next full-length, the epic Sonder(which arrives on 5/24.) In just the space of a little over 7 minutes, “Samsa” carries you thru a heady, sonic journey. A […]

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Mac Demarco : Here Comes The Cowboy

Mac Demarco is the lovable weirdo of indie rock. Since the beginning, which was 2012s Rock and Roll Night Club, Demarco recorded songs that sounded like poorly stored pop songs; tracks on reel-to-reel tapes slowly molding in some nondescript storage unit in Canada. An equal mix of earnest songwriting and underlying seediness. With 2, his […]

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Karyn Kusama’s Destroyer

Karyn Kusama’s crime/noir film Destroyer is a 4-star film only running at a 2.5. It is technically brilliant, incredibly acted, and has all the makings of a crime film classic. Unfortunately, the script never hones in on the emotional center of the story. We’re left not feeling much for the characters and the narrative twist […]

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Missions Readies Holodeck Records Debut ‘Subcreature’; Listen To “Truther”

Producer Josh Mills has been honing his music and sonic footprint for years. Bending and shaping a style that could be described as retro-futuristic. Synthesized vocals courtesy of the vocoder, Mills builds sleek, neon-lit musical worlds as Missions. Steely synths, airtight drum programming, and melodic robotic vocals paint a circuital picture that is equal parts […]

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