“Connection With The Machine” : The Wired World of Polypores’ Stephen James Buckley

Stephen James Buckley, aka Polypores, makes electronic music that sits just on the cusp of chaos. He builds synthetic worlds and narratives with the modular synth, an unpredictable machine that while it may never be tamed completely it can be controlled just enough to blow open minds. The unpredictability and exploratory nature of the instrument […]

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Nigel Mullaney : The Navigator

If the name Nigel Mullaney doesn’t ring a bell, it’s because for a good portion of his career he’s worked behind the scenes. You may not have heard of his name, but more than likely you’ve heard his work via Netflix, DC, Marvel, AMC, Fox, HBO and the BBC. His work as an in-session programmer […]

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Polypores : Chaos Blooms

Hitting play on a Polypores album is like opening a door and you find yourself staring into a black hole. Or an alternate dimension where reality is rewriting itself in front of your eyes. The modular synth world of Stephen James Buckley is this magnificent madness in circuital form. Sounds emanating from patch cords, envelope […]

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Isvisible/Isinvisible : Moon-White Water

On Moon-White Water, Simon Pott’s fifth LP under the name Isvisible/Isinvisible, he seems to find that perfect balance between man and machine. Working once again like a sonic wizard with modular synths, vintage effects, and no overdubs, Pott builds buzzing worlds on Moon-White Water. Despite the improvisational and free-form nature of his work, Isvisible/Isinvisible’s sound […]

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Old Dark House Premiere “Helga Ulmann Speaks” Video; ‘Welcome Home’ Out 2/19

Old Dark House is the duo of Corey Brewer and Andrew Crawshaw. Their sound is that of haunted electro pop, meaning songs that sway like the best of early 80s alternative with a twist of Gothic darkness, and a voice that brings to mind Leonard Cohen and The Walker Brothers. Brewer’s sultry baritone is surrounded […]

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“Through The King’s Wood” : Getting Lost in Pye Corner Audio’s Black Mill Tapes

I’ve been completely and utterly enchanted by Pye Corner Audio as of late. Admittedly I’m a late arrival to the haunted sound world of Martin Jenkins, but man I’m so glad I finally arrived. It’s a subtle music, that of PCA, but once you unlock the dark, melancholy magic that hides in the downtempo beats […]

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