The Fringes - On the Radar - October 7


Autumna - Linden Home Range

Release Date: October 8


Telling a story through the use of field recordings, Autumna describes this upcoming release on Shady Ridge Records as a sound diary of a three-week stay in the south of France. While brief in their length, these tracks cast a serene picture of this time with hazy atmospheres and soft synthesized sounds. Peculiar sounds that peek in and out of the fog with gentle and quickly repeating melodic phrases. "with me (flare loop)" features gentle plucking sounds that cartwheel through the track while "at sunset field (twilight loop)" gives us less obvious sounds, choosing instead to lean heavily into the haze, almost as if we are slowly falling into it at a pace that seems impossible. Currently available for pre-order with two tracks available for listening.


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Stuart Cook - Piano at 51°40'49.6"N 2°14'09.2"W

Release Date: October 8


If you wondered what the peculiar name of this upcoming album on Waxing Crescent Records is about, well, it's about a piano. A very specific, very broken piano. Utilizing a piano found near a playground his children wear playing at, Stuart Cook created an entire album in which the piano was recorded in its original location with all the ambiance of the locale and then processed in uncanny ways. The result is a haunting and uneasy listen that inspires curiosity and aversion simultaneously. The sound of the piano is unmistakable throughout but is subverted by all manner of cacophonous banging and granularized swooshes that give cerebral horror vibes in just the right doses. All this as the piano struggles to play melodies that it is far too damaged to even hope for. Pre-order is currently not available, however, you can save the link below to access it as soon as it is released.


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Ergo Phizmiz ft. Depressitival - Plaza Centaal

Release date: October 8


This upcoming release on Strategic Tape Reserve is... ehh... I'm actually not sure what is going on here. Perhaps things will be clearer once the full album is available but something tells me that it won't. The contents of this album are a bizarre mishmash of wildly varying vocal styles including an almost spoken-word tone on "Dot Com Boom," a slightly creepy circus folk singing on "A For Effort," and borderline yelling on "Guy Like Kai." On top of this, the instrumentation feels so incredibly random and includes everything from thin drum machine beats and acid basslines to honking guitars (?) and what sounds like a cheap garage sale drumkit. I listened a few times, but I'm still not sure I get it. Currently available for pre-order with three tracks available for listening.



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Hannya White - Wanna See

Release date: October 8


Following up from her EP released earlier this year, London-based artist Hannya White's upcoming single is an expert blending of classical and harsh experimental styles. The sweet violin that is present throughout the entire track is joined by jagged electronic drums that are glitchy and distorted. Even the violin is not always safe from the digital destruction that the drums are subjected to. As the track progresses, sparse and strained vocalizations find their way in the mix as the strings become more and more staccato, and powerfully distorted synths begin to take over until meeting an abrupt end... or maybe not? Pre-order is currently not available but you can save the link below to access as soon as it is released.


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