FH053 Brainchai/Ilkae “Athena”

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RIYL: cyberpunk geriatric sex scenes, the soundtrack of the burning of a slot car race track

The second split ever from Field Hymns brings the crackling 8-bit EDM of Eirik Suhrke (Brainchai) and Montreal’s Aaron Munson (Ilkae) to the shores of tape mountain. Brainchai sounds like a cross between James Brown’s washing machine full of Yellow Magic Orchestra’s silk underwear and a drum machine achieving sentience. Over on side B, Illkae provides burners that roll across the magnetic landscape on a diet of cool electricity and Pac Mac vitamins towards dark siesta of the soul. We need to do this split shit more often.

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Brainchai
1 Satan’s Womb Incarnate
2 Dead Princess
3 Sensory Fog
4 Setroyed
5 Athena

Ilkae
1 Oneirogen
2 Burner of Ships
3 Owl

FH054 Millions – Line In The Sky

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RIYL: experimental ambient drone, a omni-present feeling of lurking danger

David Suss (Millions) uses Thomas Pynchon’s “Against The Day” as inspiration for this 4 track suite. Eschewing the traditional post-rock build-up, he kicks off this broad, tense piece with a long, chesty blast of total noise before settling down and coasting into a existentially dreary but dreamy bliss for the rest of the album, especially about the time the EVI solo comes ‘round. Dissonance, meet cognitive dissonance.


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1 Trespassers
2 Bilocation
3 Prismatic
4 Line in the Sky

FH052 Grapefruit – Some New-Age Bullshit

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RIYL: Tangerine Dream scoring a Ken Burns documentary

Back for his sophomore release for Field Hymns, Charlie Salas-Humara (Panther/The Planet The/Sun Angle) doubles down on the Krautrock spiritual tribalism that made the first album so captivating and pushes the project deep into overdrive – it’s like Bitches Brew for the hippies.

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1 Saucerful of Semantics
2 Red Shifted
3 Event Horizon
4 Holographic Universe
5 Mind At Large
6 Light Cones
7 Hawking Radiation
8 Drift
9 Night Cult

FH051 Go No Go For Launch – Re-Entry

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RIYL: inspirational zinger music from the Live at 5 Action News Team

I first heard this album in 2006 when Randall Taylor (Graveyard Orbit) sent a demo to a label I was working for. I can honestly say that when this was rejected it planted the first seeds of Field Hymns in my mind – there had to be a place where music like this could exist AND be heard. Almost a decade later we are fully and totally stoked to right that injustice – one of our favorite albums ever and potentially one of yours.

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go no go for launch

1 Nasa Channel Party. My House, Be There!
2 Defragment My Harddrive
3 I Wanna Be McGuyver
4 Robocalypse
5 Lona Misa
6 Make It So (Kirk The Intergalactic Pimp)
7 Mo, Mike, & The Agro Crag
8 SUPA DUPA FUPA
9 Minka Bink (The Chex Remix)

Here’s to 2014, a super great year

 

Field Hymns 2014

Thanks to Scott Scholz for snapping this pic

 

Thanks to all who made the 2014 for us the best ever: we made a list here, a list there, and over here, and in the meantime sent out into the world many kickass, brilliant, and well-regarded albums for present and future adoration. But of course we could not do it without all of you, the fans & patrons who make moving forward possible. We tip our hats (and our drinks) in your general direction and can’t wait to show you what we’ve lined up for next year. Take a victory lap y’all – you deserve it for being the raddest.

Happy … ya’ll

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