Electronic

Fire Toolz "Lellow Birbs"

Fire-Toolz has released the second single, “Lellow Birbs", from the forthcoming album, Eternal Home, which is due out on October 15th via Hausu Mountain.

This is the experimental electronic music of Angel Marcloid and the new single is accompanied by a Ben Levin animated video.

   

Swim Ignorant Fire "Initiation"

Swim Ignorant Fire has released the lead single, "Initiation", from his forthcoming album, Bufo Alvarious, which is due out on August 6th.

This is the adventurous work of Sound Design Stephen Holliger and this new project finds him blending Field Recordings, samples, electric bass, a BOSS SP-202 to create a sound that is both tribal and world influenced and otherworldly.

   

Lorelei Dreaming "To Leave This Heaven"

Lorelei Dreaming has released the latest single, "To Leave This Heaven", from her forthcoming album, Future Fables, which is due out on August 20th via Distortion Productions.

This is the Dark Electro project Laura Bienz who has partnered with Katherine Durkes for this her first album since 2017.

   

VIDEO: ”Back in LA” Is Jordi Up Late’s Midsummer Feminist Bop

photo credit: Isabel Damberg

L.A.-raised artist Jordi Up Late (aka Jordan Tager) grew up around filmmaking and music production, picking things up here and there as the years passed. Eventually, her passion for visual art took her to the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) to earn her BA. With a unique visual style and musical influences ranging from Daft Punk to Little Dragon and James Blake, Jordi seems to be cresting at the right time, as the video for her song “Back in LA” demonstrates.

The track opens with piercing, club-ready synth pianos banging out syncopated chords, while Jordi confidently belts her vocals in between the empty spaces. Soon after, tight electronic drums and a gooey synth bass come tumbling in, laying down a funky, instantly catchy dance groove, reminiscent of some of the 80s-90s best dance-pop tracks, but with a 2020s vibe of her own. The choruses, though, when she delivers an assertive kiss-off to the lover whose spell she’s finally broken free of (“two is for you/ and three for me/ fuck you / ‘cause I love me”) offers an ethereal, muted oasis from the previous electronic cacophony. They seem to represent, in music, the relief and freedom she feels upon regaining her sense of agency after an emotionally-trying romance.

The video itself is a pastel, Day-Glo, multi-textured, Memphis Group-inspired moving tableau of simple, looping animations that provide both evocative and humorous counterpoint to the track. It’s an impressive feat that Jordi is able to do so much with so little, and demonstrates her confidence as a modern animator. Both track and video seem to co-exist with each other, and one should experience both to understand Jordi’s full talents. Gabe Hernandez

 

   

Norman W. Long "Reeds"

Sound Artist Norman W. Long has released the first single, "Reeds", from his forthcoming album, Black Brown Gray Green, which is set to be released via Hausu Mountain on September 10th.

This will be Long's debut for Hausu after a string of outstanding album's for Reserve Matinee. The album is the culmination for two years of recording soundscapes from the post-industrial sites and urban areas of Chicago’s southeast side.