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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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)

FH049 Strategy – Cerebral Hut AKA Off The Grid

 

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RIYL: Table top electronics, the plulsing of liquid circuits, sleepover party with the Daleks

Strategy is not generally known for his ambient work, but the genre provides a window to the many disparate influences marking his talent. This skill-set is showcased in these live manipulations from the Cerebral Hut installation in Los Angeles. These compositions sound like the subdermal whirring of the guts of LA, and provide a fascinating peek into the mind of an artist in his prime.

Strategy is Paul Dickow of Portland, Oregon

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1 No Return
2 Off The Grid
3 Ringing Jungle
4 The Swamp Revisited

FH050 Sad Horse – Purple On Purple Makes Purple

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RIYL: early Pavement, Pussy Galore, a controlled sense of fuckall & abandon

On this Cassette Store Day 2014, it brings us great fucking pleasure to release on tape for the first time a favorite record of ours and hopefully a future jammer for you as well. The mighty two-piece of Sad Horse is a mainstay of Portland, Oregon and has been at times compared to “The Stooges on ritalin” and “Sleater-Kinney with a sense of humor” but these are all just words. Buy this album and crank it up.

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1. TAKE IT
2. YOU ARE IDIOTS
3. SOFT MOMMY
4. SURE YOU DO
5. HARMONY
6. GRASS ROOTS
7. LOAFER
8. NO GO
9. CHECK’S IN THE MAIL
10. DENTIST
11. SOMETHING THAT SUCKS
12. ALEX’S BLUES
13. HOLLYWOOD PRINCESS POWER
14. AIN’T THAT SOMETHING

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