Join me for a mix of the latest Outersounds that will help you escape reality for just a little while. In this episode I’m playing some of the music that’s been spinning around here this past summer, from soaring guitars to lazy electronic haze.
Welcome to part one of my two-part favorites of 2021 episode. As we wind down this insane year and look toward 2022, I’ll be playing 10 tracks on this part one and 10 on part two, so relax and enjoy the finest outersounds of the past 12 months.
All India Radio “Don’t Turn Around (feat Yin)” (0:00) – the opening track off of one of my favorite albums of the year, Afterworld.
Spring is in the air here at SonixHQ, and with things opening up again it feels like a new beginning. This episode is mostly guitar-based, from the swirly psychedelics of Magic Castles to the cosmic country soundscapes of the Howard Hughes Suite. Though I’ve thrown in a few electronic tracks from Dolphins of Venice and Survey Channel to balance things out.
Magic Castles “World of Time” (0:00) – kicking off this episode is the latest from Magic Castles, from their long-awaited album Sun Reign.
Dolphins of Venice “Golden Day” (12:34) – a collaboration between Tim Koch and Adrien Capozzi, from their recent Autoschediasm EP.
Sansyou “Eyes Front” (17:00) – the long-time musical project of David Nicholas returns with the familiar “reverb drenched guitars” mixed with keyboard atmospherics courtesy of new member John Mark King. This is the title track from their latest EP.
The Howard Hughes Suite “Undertow” (20:26) – a cosmic country sound taken from the recently released album Smoke From a Future Fire on the Slow Music Movement label.
Billow Observatory “Red Morning” (23:40) – an ambient collaboration between Jonas Munk of Causa Sui and Jason Kolb of Auburn Lull.
Tristan Welch “Legislative Morality” (28:40) – from his latest album Temporary Preservation. I recently interviewed Tristan for the blog if you want to find out more about this musician who’s got a lot to say.
Black Brunswicker “Wake Me Up When This Is Over” (33:00) – lo fi acoustic soundscapes from the album Temple of Spring.
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As we wind down this insane year and look to 2021, I’m catching up with some releases from 2020 that I missed along the way, along with a few new bands I’ve discovered over the past few weeks.
The Green Kingdom “Mayloops” (4:15) – acoustic loops and themes inspired by beauty that is often overlooked.
Memory Drawings “A Few Scattered Hours (The Green Kingdom remix)” (6:50) – The Green Kingdom’s Michael Cottone applies his creative hand to the lush textures of Memory Drawings, one this week’s featured bands (stay tuned for an interview with member Joel Hanson).
SANKT OTTEN “Dann doch lieber weisse Wände” (12:00) – The mood turns a little more electronic here with the sounds of German audio engineering.
Giants of Discovery – “Dream Of the Colossus” (17:05) – Inspired by gigantic brutalist edifices and colossal structures, this hauntological project seeks to explore the mysteries of sunken underwater statues.
All India Radio + Josh Roydhouse “At Sea” (20:30) – Soft piano floats above the waves of an ambient ocean. The first of two collaborations this year by Australia’s All India Radio.
Llarks “Allure” (24:20) – The second featured band of the episode, Llarks is the latest identity of Accelera Deck’s Chris Jeely, taking the best of his smeared tonal guitar playing and stretching it to the horizon.
RxGibbs – “Charon” (29:40) – Another late discovery is the ambient guitar work of Ron Gibbs, who records under the guise RxGibbs – a veteran of the Michigan space rock scene as a member of the band Auburn Lull (included on the recent Southeast Of Saturn compilation).
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