♫ Listen: Crazy Bread – Vocoder Divorce

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As much as I wish Maxwell “Mukqs” Allison and Ryley Walker were whipping up a totally legit and legal copycat batch of Little Caesar’s “Crazy Bread,” mostly because I haven’t eaten lunch yet but also because that shit is DELISH, they’ve instead eschewed the carbs and opted for the lean and the mean. The lean and mean music, that is, because their new tape on Astral Spirits, called Vocoder Divorce, is a sprint of an experience, a breakneck athletic display of improvisational fortitude. There isn’t a trans fat in sight, although these mad freestylers surely downed large amounts of Powerade Mountain Berry Blast during the recording process to maintain the energy level. How are you going to justify “no overdubs” if you don’t get it right in the first place?

Crazy Bread gets it right.

Just enough time in the oven. Just enough seasoning. Just enough marinara dipping sauce.

I don’t need these carbs, but I simply cannot resist.

You all know Walker as a guitar man, and you should have his many albums in your collection. I personally enjoy his collaborations with Bill MacKay, and I’m going to listen to SpiderBeetleBee just after I get through typing this out, so I should probably hurry. Maxwell Allison is a “computer man” (in the 1980s sense), known colloquially as “Mukqs,” and he is world famous for his work under that moniker and in Good Willsmith, and he helps run the massively influential Hausu Mountain record label. By “computers” I mean cassette decks and synthesizers and drum machines. I’ll probably listen to Walkthrough after SpiderBeetleBee.

Nothing is off limits for Crazy Bread, not Kraftwerk-inspired motorik or Guitar Hero histrionics; nor blinking digital refuse or malfunctioning jazz. Everything is in play — anything goes. This is what makes Vocoder Divorce such an intensely rewarding experience — not only is each note a complete surprise, but the paths trod veer off into some wild and psychedelic side quests. I wish I was in the room when they were recording this.

If YOU want to see these two in action, they seem to have a near-constant touring schedule, with every single Little Caesar’s pizza joint in the world on their itinerary.

Sorry, no, that’s my bad — that’s just the Little Caesar’s online menu. There’s no tour.

Check out advance track “Drug Facts” below, a little lysergic nibble to wet your whistle for the full album, dropping September 21.

Vocoder Divorce by Crazy Bread

♫ Listen: Various Artists: PRIMORDIAL VOID – Primordial Chaos

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Let’s primarily focus here on the Primordial Chaos compilation being the first release on MMJ’s new imprint, PRIMORDIAL VOID: a Massive debut compilation release collecting 20 electronic and live recorded works, featuring Jeff Witscher, Gobby, HKE, Olan Monk, Mukqs, Lockbox, Sentient Gyre, Terribilis, Oxhy, Emamouse, LXV, Theodore Cale Schafer, Angelo Harmsworth, M/M, Waterhouse, Constellation Botsu, Yolichika, Kazumichi Komatsu, Snakepiss, and Modelock & EMBASSY. No-lie, every track is worth it. Told Marcel a while back that he’ll be someone people expect to product/recommend good shit as we all get older. Primordial Chaos is living up to that standard. And sets a potential above ground. In a spastic, paranoid, and tru-g0D mode sonics. Stream and explore:

Premiere: Mukqs – “Menu [Blind]”

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Mukqs can’t just let us breathe, can he? Only a little over a month since the release of his most publicized release yet, 起き上がり he ups and drops this bombshell on us, off of the upcoming DOOMTRIP collaboration Doom Mix Vol. II, due out April 6.

We.

Can’t.

Handle it.

Not only do we get another dreamy dance track that has the power to induce an out-of-body experience level trance but . . .

Wait, what was I saying?

Right. Let’s talk about that smooth square wave bass. Once it starts you won’t want it to stop so do yourself a favor and put this bad boy on repeat, close your eyes and just

d r i f t o f f.

Hm?

Right. Right. I was in the middle of something.

Stream “Menuing [Blind]” below and make sure to preorder Doom Mix Vol.II (which features ESPRIT 空想, Interbella, Diamondstein, Argiflex and many more), here.

Premiere: Mukqs – “ゾッド”

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You already know all about Mukqs’ new tape 起き上がり arriving on Doom Trip later this month, right? Well, if you’re one of the few who don’t, here’s all the info you need.

This particular write-up is here to exclusively present the new visuals for “ゾッド” (“Zod”, if Google translate is to be trusted), track #2 on the aforementioned tape. Made by Christine Janokowicz a.k.a. Armpitrubber (cool name), the video is a glitchy, psychedelic trip, and an ideal accompaniment to Mukqs’ epic techno workout. Clocking at almost 10 minutes, “ゾッド” grooves. I mean, it really grooves. 4/4 kicks, groovy bass lines, meandering synths, ever-developing textures, plus the trippy video: this is one to get lost in.

Enjoy via Vimeo, which I assumed wasn’t a thing anymore. But who am I to know, I’m just ABD. OH! Full tape drops January 29.

Mukqs tries his best to keep us upright with new album 起き上がり on Doom Trip Records

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Mukqs, the moniker of Max Allison — who otherwise fills his time playing music with Good Willsmith or releasing trippy music on his label Hausu Mountain (or, formerly, writing about music) — has announced a new album called 起き上がり.

Huh. If you put 起き上がり into google image search you will see this:


…and this:


While these images in-and-of-themselves probably say enough, we’ve gone ahead and chucked “起き上がり” into a translating app and been told that it loosely translates to “self-righting doll.”

What does this mean in terms of Mukqs’ new album called 起き上がり? Well, let’s see: it’s a collection of improvised electronic experiments which sit atop beds of broken beat sketches and smooth techno that will promise to discombobulate and then make that discombobulation feel normal…like a self-righting doll perhaps?

See if the analogy works with the lead single “Al Saiduq,” streaming down below.

起き上がり will be released January 28 via Doom Trip Records. If you’re feeling self-righteous, Pre-order it here.

起き上がり tracklisting:

01. Al Saiduq
02. ゾッド
03. Marble Gallery
04. Ronaldo Kuriki
05. ヘヘリット
06. Redfield

Plastic Response Records & Squiggle Dot Records team up for Mini-Coastal Village (A Compilation) , premiere new track by Dang Olsen Dream Tape

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It’s easy to mock, but statistics can help us better understand the world around us. Here are some by way of example: 67% of the folk who willingly spend more than three minutes on this site per year subsist on a predominantly canned beef- and ramen-based diet. Another 25% wear slacks consisting of 70% polyester, 20% cotton, and 10% dried cranberry and tobacco juices. 0.4% regularly wear tunics; 0.005% don codpieces.

Hey, it is said you can prove anything with stats, but no fudging digits is required here. It is with 100% trust that Tiny Mix Tapes browsers are adventurous listening types who relish the opportunity to check out new forward-thinking experimental music. Plastic Response Records and Squiggle Dot Records will placate aural explorers when they co-release a collection of atmospheric mood-enhancing tracks on August 30 titled Mini-Coastal Village (A Compilation).

Containing the legal-age number of tracks (21), Mini-Coastal Village (A Compilation) has plenty to dive into, with lush rollers by the likes of Euglossine, Mukqs (ex-TMT writer), Ivy Meadows, Galen Tipton, and Ave Eva.

The comp also features the utterly underwaterworldly “Clamshells” by Dang Olsen Dream Tape (Just Roll TMT review), the video for which we are 100% proud to premiere for you down below! Put on your goggles and dive into this hypnotic electronic bubble and burst by Dang Wayne Olsen, accompanied by an aquatic life video loop by superb comics guy Jordan Speer.

Just the stats, man: Mini-Coastal Village (A Compilation) is released August 30 on Plastic Response Records (cassette) and Squiggle Dot Records (digital). The tape will include a jumbo sized, double-sided postcard featuring a mini-coastal village illustration by Syusaku Deguchi. This fall, a full length from Dang Olsen Dream Tape entitled Garden Hermit will be out on cassette and digital on Plastic Response.


Mini-Coastal Village (A Compilation) tracklist:

01. Of Curse – Grove
02. Dok-s Project – Dolphins
03. Neuronoa – 1-BIT DISNEY
04. Mukqs – High Light Pleroma
05. Galen Tipton-
06. The Person – Krabshak
07. TJ Sicilia – By the Docks
08. World Cup – Pure Luck
09. Kane Pour – Spring
10. Euglossine – Microscopic Bliss
11. Daddy Gingko – Avocado Dog
12. Magic From Space – New Berries Road Remix
13. Sunmoonstar – Caramel Turtle
14. Dang Olsen Dream Tape – Clamshells
15. E. Mezuxie – Wading from Here
16. Novelty Toys – )inthedark(
17. Tominaga – A Drifting Piano Surfing
18. Blacksunblackmoon – Carrabelle
19. Ave Eva – La Jetée
20. John Wright – Square Grouper
21. Ivy Meadows – Bubble Rising

Plastic Response Records & Squiggle Dot Records team up for Mini-Coastal Village (A Compilation) , premiere new track by Dang Olsen Dream Tape

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It’s easy to mock, but statistics can help us better understand the world around us. Here are some by way of example: 67% of the folk who willingly spend more than three minutes on this site per year subsist on a predominantly canned beef- and ramen-based diet. Another 25% wear slacks consisting of 70% polyester, 20% cotton, and 10% dried cranberry and tobacco juices. 0.4% regularly wear tunics; 0.005% don codpieces.

Hey, it is said you can prove anything with stats, but no fudging digits is required here. It is with 100% trust that Tiny Mix Tapes browsers are adventurous listening types who relish the opportunity to check out new forward-thinking experimental music. Plastic Response Records and Squiggle Dot Records will placate aural explorers when they co-release a collection of atmospheric mood-enhancing tracks on August 30 titled Mini-Coastal Village (A Compilation).

Containing the legal-age number of tracks (21), Mini-Coastal Village (A Compilation) has plenty to dive into, with lush rollers by the likes of Euglossine, Mukqs (ex-TMT writer), Ivy Meadows, Galen Tipton, and Ave Eva.

The comp also features the utterly underwaterworldly “Clamshells” by Dang Olsen Dream Tape (Just Roll TMT review), the video for which we are 100% proud to premiere for you down below! Put on your goggles and dive into this hypnotic electronic bubble and burst by Dang Wayne Olsen, accompanied by an aquatic life video loop by superb comics guy Jordan Speer.

Just the stats, man: Mini-Coastal Village (A Compilation) is released August 30 on Plastic Response Records (cassette) and Squiggle Dot Records (digital). The tape will include a jumbo sized, double-sided postcard featuring a mini-coastal village illustration by Syusaku Deguchi. This fall, a full length from Dang Olsen Dream Tape entitled Garden Hermit will be out on cassette and digital on Plastic Response.


Mini-Coastal Village (A Compilation) tracklist:

01. Of Curse – Grove
02. Dok-s Project – Dolphins
03. Neuronoa – 1-BIT DISNEY
04. Mukqs – High Light Pleroma
05. Galen Tipton-
06. The Person – Krabshak
07. TJ Sicilia – By the Docks
08. World Cup – Pure Luck
09. Kane Pour – Spring
10. Euglossine – Microscopic Bliss
11. Daddy Gingko – Avocado Dog
12. Magic From Space – New Berries Road Remix
13. Sunmoonstar – Caramel Turtle
14. Dang Olsen Dream Tape – Clamshells
15. E. Mezuxie – Wading from Here
16. Novelty Toys – )inthedark(
17. Tominaga – A Drifting Piano Surfing
18. Blacksunblackmoon – Carrabelle
19. Ave Eva – La Jetée
20. John Wright – Square Grouper
21. Ivy Meadows – Bubble Rising

♫ Listen: DJWWWW – “Tokyo Metro”

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Phinery’s latest split cassette flips from well-loved TMT alumnus Mukqs to the ecstatic DJWWWW and ends far, far beyond, past the blood-soaked metro lines and screaming crowds, in a space where a close relative of Jar Jar Binks has nestled inside Jabba the Hutt’s throat and can’t quite stop wagging its fat, flickering tongue. Pastoralism builds as gorgeous choral bursts punctuate the blatherings of our blergh’ing starlet, and the back-scape further twinkles with exploding puffs of endless information. Everyone’s come out to play. After about four minutes of this, I can’t remember what life sounded like before, nor do I want to.

Click through the audio player to get the tape!