‘If two people dream the same dream it ceases to be an illusion.’ -PKD
This video and song might be a good case of that statement. Utilizing the chroma neon t.v. frequencies of the fantastic vid art duo of Vidkidz with their VCR drowning along the beach and analog video mixer driving down the roads of the NES videogame world of Rad Racer; base this high up in a mountain of Colorado and ear churned by the static electricity dripping dub pop of Austin TX based v^v. We have a flavor of ocean drifting, dreaming state of time and space casually reserved in a quiet place among the under-stasis of listening groups for new worlds. File under: Psychedelic awesomeness on the edge of sleep and wild energy. Warning: Does endorse the consumption of LSD and driving a car into another dimension.
You can download v^v’s Orgone Tones on Bandcamp. And here’s a stream of the album, just because
Written by Logan Owlbeemoth
In the month that Bikini Kill announced the formation of a record label to celebrate their 25th anniversary, it’s difficult to to keep the status of “women in rock” without keeping those trail-blazers top of mind. Of course, the point is that we shouldn’t have to think about “women in rock” at all: we should be past the point of overly genderizing music. Foreign Mothers, an Austin, TX based, all lady three piece, simultaneously prove that yes, it shouldn’t matter, but also that there’s power in owning your gender identity, identities, or lack thereof in your own art. Fact is, their debut album Duh (Threadpull Records) couldn’t have been made by a bunch of blokes and/or dudes and be what it is, but this album is never about “rocking as hard as the boys.” It’s about rocking exactly how they want to. FoMo pack plenty of punch into their compact songs and “I’m Sorry If I Just Blew Your Mind, But Please Clean Up The Mess” has a stirring immediacy in the stabbing guitar slashes and anthemic bassline. The band’s sense of space ultimately wins out over the aggressive delivery, with the push and pull of the rhythm section and the paranoid vocals recalling what a post-punk Sleater Kinney would sound like covering “Warhead” by UK Subs.
Written by Michael Kasparis
Medianaut Tommyboy of sqwelsch and – the much missed – ARAWA.fm fame is the man to see for a good time, especially if your idea of a good time is a slice of audio/video magic. He was kind enough to make us one of his signature mixes:
Influenced by the season, a sense of change, and the feeling of love, this mix is an attempt to address my fondest tracks in one “mixtape” perfectly suited for tranquil summer nights spent with lovers and friends.
01. Coati Mundi – Prisoner of My Principles
02. Buggles – I Love You (Miss Robot)
03. FG’s Romance – What’s Love Today
04. Lonnie Liston Smith – If You Take care of Me
05. Fashion – You Only Left Your Picture
06. Tony Banks – By You
07. Johnny Warman – I Love My Planet
08. Seaside Lovers – Evening Shadows
09. Trevor Herion – Love Chains
10. Sandii – Zoot Kook
11. Eurythmics – I Did It Just The Same
12. Nevia Preex – Fly Robin Fly
13. Tamiko Jones – Tamiko’s Groove
14. Rod Stewart – Passion
15. Hiroshi Sato Feat. Wendy Matthews – Say Goodbye
16. Altered Images – Love to Stay
17. Laid Back – Fly Away
18. Dhuo – Walking
19. Missing Persons – Surrender Your Heart
20. Vanity – Romantic Voyage
Submitted by the multi-talented Tommyboy
We’re excited to set our eyes on a new video from Pleiadian duo of OS OVNI and their stalwart visual collaborators, VIDKIDZ. This is the third time the talents of both pairs have coalesced in music video form, the first being 2010′s “Something in the Sky” and the second last year’s nano science fiction epic “In the Night.” In the course of their wanderings over the past year, OS OVNI’s sound has been exposed to negatively charged radiation. As a result, Logan and Omebi‘s signature abstract take on call and response vocals and micro-oscillations have recrystallized into the manically chromatic configuration of “Holographic Dreams,” which at times could be mistaken for a highly weaponized version of recent tourmate Silver Apples‘ archetypal audio explorations. Take a moment to adjust the YouTube player to 720p and let the VIDKIDZ use their LZX video synthesizers and good old fashioned psychedelic know-how knock your brain around every which way.
Written by Luke Carrell