Super Glue, by Eternity Hotline

Warped and destroyed acid electronica sounds from Eternity Hotline, brought to us by Sacramento’s Outer Grid Records.

I personally dove into this one not knowing what to expect. I am not familiar with Outer Grid Records, but I can say for sure that I am a fan now! Same goes for Eternity Hotline (not to be biased, but we love all things Eternity here…) – a producer I was not aware of at all, but I am deeply impressed and energized by this release, Super Glue.

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Ultra Extra, by Shamane

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Shamane back y’all! A proclamation stated on the releases bandcamp page – ultra extra is the latest full length project from prolific techno-weirdo Pop Culture Shamane! Lush with psychedelic electronic exploration and noodling, it is easy to get lost in this project. Dense textures wash over innocent melodies, all being propelled forward by deconstructed club grooves. It’s truly a satisfying listen from start-to-finish. The album has just been released via Ingrown Records, if you download via bandcamp you will receive a 27-page booklet of shamane rhymes “i can eat my slang” which is equally as twisted-brilliant. If you aren’t familiar with the work of Shamane NOW IS THE TIME!!

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Battle in Nagoya, by Lips and Ribs

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Equal parts chiptune madness and funky footwork, Battle in Nagoya is a new cassette tape released through Field Hymns Records by Lips and Ribs. Featuring some truly dense and determined tracks, 16 to be exact, this album drags the listener on a strange and mystical journey. Think – soundtrack to an acid soaked JRPG, with tracks often featuring massively oversaturated percussion and in-your-face synthesizers which are often as cheesy as they are amazing.

The album isn’t for the faint of heart, each track has a unique sense of urgency, resulting in quite a hectic listen. I encourage you to dive right in though, once you succumb to the vibe of the project it really is an amazing project to enjoy from start to finish.

Good For

  • Smoke Sessions
  • Midnight Drives
  • Solo Dance Parties

Favorite Track: 14: Hans

Imaginations, by Alexandre Navarro

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Imaginations is an EP of ambient synthesizer music by french producer Alexandre Navarro. 5 tracks packed full of beautiful textures, blipping and buzzing synths combined with tasteful percussion. There is an attention to detail in each sound and tone that only becomes more apparent on repeat listens.

Good For:

  • Study Music
  • Midnight Drives
  • Deep Thought

Favorite Track: 4. Au bord de toi

Meta, by Boliden

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With this album, Chemical Tapes introduces a new series of releases, the Solid Hex series, focusing on beat-heavy music and grooves. Still commanding the signature melodic softness I come to expect from Chemical Tapes, this is an exciting development to see them offering a more broad selection of great music. I am very excited to see what is next for this label.

Favorite Track: 3. Seeds

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First in the Solid Hex series of more beat focused releases. Boliden’s debut album entitled Meta. 10 tracks exploring hypnotic lo-fi techno aesthetics.

Music & Artwork by José Delgado.

released 29 June 2015

Transcendental Mechanics, by Brother Saturn

Blissful, swelling ambience, perfect for lazy lounging days…

Breakwater, by Zoltan Ban

Delicious little dub project with a nice remix on the back end. Very nice…

Conscious, by OverScan

Wonderful little release from OverScan, brought to us by Constellation Tatsu

Klang, by Danny Clay & Karl Fousek

Some modular noodling from Phinery

Some New​-​Age Bullshit, by Grapefruit

Despite the name (quite a funny one, though I am a huge fan of New-Age sounds!),  this is a hypnotic collection of rhythmic excellence. Brought to us by Field Hymns Records