Portland based duo HURTR is a collaboration between vocalist Heidi Hull and producer Derek Stilwell, whom you might know from the witch-step powerhouse Bruxa. Bleak vibes and heavy beats are all here, but on the whole, this side project is a rather different affair from Stilwell’s full-time band. A break-up EP of sorts, HURTR’s self-titled effort is a collection of five mostly gloomy and atmospheric pop tracks that only occasionally delve into more upbeat realms. Stream the whole EP here.
No Conclusion is not deAd! It just tends to fall into hibernation every couple of months. However, what we have here is a long-awaited guest mix by Mike Textbeak, made in collaboration with his fellow promoter and DJ, Kachina. A prominent fixture on the Cleveland, Ohio scene, Textbeak is well known for weird-ass electronic music releases on labels such as Tundra Dubs, Post_Religion and others, as well as for his genre-blasting DJ sets. You might also be familiar with his remixes for the likes of ∆AIMON, Bestial Mouths, Outlands and Tamara Sky. Textbeak’s new EP that just came out on EverythingIsChemical as a free download features three new tracks and remixes by H3X3N (from 3TEETH and Lil Death), WMX (from Bestial Mouths), and Apollyon’s Visage, with artwork by Calla Donofrio.
…Which brings us to the mix, as the opening track happens to be the Apollyon’s Visage remix from the aforementioned Virtual 7″. Then there’s some BLVCK CEILING, Le1f, VALIS, Deathface, Teams and a bunch of other interesting acts. A bunch indeed: as many as 41 tracks have been cobbled together in this epic almost-two-hours long mix shifting through all kinds of moods and styles. All in all, it’s a pretty insane and intense affair, so it would probably be best if we just left you to it. Go have a blast.
NC GUEST MIX#72: TEXTBEAK & KACHINA
01. Textbeak – Conquered (Ƈȣηῦȣӄę Remix By ѦPѺLLYѺN’S ▼ISѦGE)
02. Aesthetic Perfection – The Dark Half (AAIMON Remix)
03. THAT WAS THEN THIS IS NOW – Broken Wing
04. Aesthetic Perfection – The Dark Half (BITES Remix)
05. STRAIGHT RAZOR – Whiskey & Ativan (Monsieur Monsieur Remix)
06. DJ Hell + Klaus Nomi – Cold Song 2013 (DJ Hell Official Remix)
07. The Mystic Underground – Those Evil Urges
08. EMELKAY – Space Hopper (H3X3N Remix)
09. NATTYMARI – BLUETH CLUETH
10. TSTI – Match To Friendship (Roladex Remix)
11. spf5Ø – ❐~❍~❏
12. KOKAYNA GODDESS – DOLLAR BILLS & RAZOR BLADES (prod. $WAGGOT)
13. Attaque – Public Order
14. Clauss La Morgue – Crazy Remake
15. Mad Major Melvin – Sad Wife (Madden’s Saevajo Remix)
16. Si Begg – Entry Level Portable Synthesizer
17. Maelstrom – Hunger
18. LORD OF THE FLYEZ – Loving You
19. Ta-ku – Closet Drake Fans
20. DJ Assault & Socalled – Sleepover (Sinjin Hawke Remix)
21. NФΔH ஜ3 – §ℭΔЯŁ€†
22. Crown Hutch – QUARTZ
23. Le1f – Damn Son (produced by Shy Guy)
24. Erick Arc Elliott – 25
25. Dylan Ross – Zag Like A Witch (pro. Rob People)
26. Gerard McMann – Cry, Little Sister (Theme From The Lost Boys) (Kiwi edit)
27. BLVCK CEILING – SIX GRAND
28. V I O L E N C E – i love u
29. D∆YDRE▼M – jodi
30. SOFIA RETA – SUN (MINO RATTLE)
31. Ceremonial Dagger – Bloodless
32. C L VRS – WE ∆SCEND ∆S SERPENTS
33. Ghettoscraper – Ghettogoth
34. Noisia & Evol Intent – The Liquid
35. Deathface & Lil Internet – 6 Feet Deep (The Panacea VIP)
36. Ulterior – The Locus of Control (Godmode Remix)
37. Teams – Alchemy
38. VALIS – Don’t Recall
39. Re-Arbeiten – Brutemachine
40. Astro Zu – Zillion Dollar Uh
41. Jii-Music – Mourning The Wendigo
This year, summer break creeped up on No Conclusion way sooner than we had expected, and the worst part is – we’re not even on vacation… Well, at least not yet. Be it as it may, we are going to close the season with this superb mix from the Italian producer Daniele Mana, better known as Vaghe Stelle, who put out en excellent EP on Danse Noire earlier this year. He’s working on a US tour for late September with Aïsha Devi and a special guest. Oh and if you happen to be in southern Italy next weekend, you should probably attend this.
Consisting of 14 outsider techno, house and hip-hop tracks by mostly little-known producers, Vaghe Stelle’s mix is pure experimental electronic joy. It also features a couple of his own tracks, including that stellar collaboration with Aïsha Devi from the aforementiond Out of Body EP. Enjoy the mix and have a nice summer! XXXO.
01. O.O.B.E. – V
02. Best Available Technologies – Chm bss clp Maxell 94
03. Hav Lyfe – No Title 22
04. DJ Paul – Glock N My Draws
05. Vaghe Stelle feat. Aisha Devi – Devotion
06. One Circle – Please
07. Physical Therapy – Do It Alone
08. One Circle – Flight To Forever
09. Dave Saved – No More Dreams
10. Vaghe Stelle – Sweet Sixteen
11. Traag – White Wall
12. Vaghe Stelle – 4th Hope
13. Dynooo – الفاصوليا هلام 14. Stargate – Roppongi Hills
“No Enter” is the title track from the sophomore album by the Melbourne/ Sydney band Bushwalking. If you’re not familiar with them already, what you might want to know is that one member of the trio is Nisa Venerosa, who makes up one half of the awesome and also-Australian act Fabulous Diamonds. No Enter is due out September 6 on Chapter Music, and judging by what we’ve heard so far, it promises to deliver another batch of minimalist psychedelic gems.
The best cure for every “blogger’s block” is something you feel you simply have to post. This time around, it was the new Hecuba video that did the magic. The track “Modern” is taken from last year’s excellent album of the same name. If you missed out on that LP, well, better do something about it. (Get it here, for example.) Hecuba’s Jon Beasley and Isabelle Albuquerque shot and directed the video themselves. Watch it here and follow the YouTube link for more info.
Recently we asked the Los Angeles trio Clipping. to make a guest mix for No Conclusion. We haven’t heard from them at all in weeks, until this baby landed in our inbox the other day, accompanied by a plea that it be posted as close as possible to the release date of Kanye West’s Yeezus. Clearly, we had no choice but to oblige.
Now, I don’t even know where to start in describing what (y)our new favorite harsh-rap act has cooked up for us. Don’t let the lenghty tracklist put you off, Clipping. made these zillion songs fit into a mix that’s barely twenty minutes long. The sound of someone frantically switching between radio stations, OR a brilliant cross section of contemporary music: this mix is above all insanely fun. Insane and fun. Awesome. Whatever. It’s guest mix, bitch.
Here is something Tri Angle Records just shared on their Facebook page that we felt we needed to pass on immediately. Dominick Fernow, recently more or less active with both Vatican Shadow and Prurient projects, has taken on Vessel‘s “Court of Lions”. That track was one of the highlights on Seb Gainsborough’s excellent debut album Order of Noise, released last fall. The results of bringing two mysterious darklords together sound as good as they look on paper, just in case you had any worries.
It’s been ages since the last guest mix, and when we had finally arranged one, it turned to be – cursed. It took a few computer meltdowns, hard drive crashes, and failed uploads, but now it is here at last! And it was well worth the wait.
The mix in question comes courtesy of the LA quartet Bestial Mouths, who are unleashing their new full-length record in two weeks via Clan Destine Records. They have also contributed to Weyrd Son Records’ recent Snowy Red tribute album with a mighty cover of “Never Alive”, which you can stream here along with the rest of the comp. Opening with some sick Litanic Mask and Funerals demos, Bestial Mouths’ guest mix grips you at the very beginning and just does not let you go until the end of a 45-minute frenetic ride through the wonderful sounds of bleak techno and industrial obscurities. Nevertheless, we’re pleased:
We were excited to learn that Excepter were back with new material when they posted that compilation track a couple of months back. But apparently that’s not all: there’s a new Excepter album on the way, and “Lying on the Ground” is the first taste of it. Entitled Streams 2, the album is due out sometime this year on Blast First Petite. Watch the track’s accompanying video, made by Harrison Owen, Fingered Media.
Aïsha Devi‘s Aura 4 Everyone EP is only the second release from the young French/Swiss label Danse Noire, but if their future releases are anywhere near as good as this and Vaghe Stelle‘s Out of Body EP, we might be talking about one of the most exciting new labels of 2013. Formerly known as Kate Wax, Aïsha Devi here delivers four beautiful and dark tunes, completed with remixes by Willie Burns AND Cooly G. How cool is that? The EP is out now, available for streaming and purchase here.
Following their excellent, recently released split with Deathday, Bestial Mouths have announced the details of their new album. The forthcoming full-length by this Los Angeles four piece comprised of Lynette Cerezo, Jessica Reuter, Chrisopher Myrick and Gustavo Aldana, was produced by Egyptrixx. We expect some serious gloomy harsh club music vibes, as displayed on the tense first single “Earth”. The video for this song is also in the works, watch the teaser here. The self-titled LP is due out June 25 on Clan Destine Records.
Hi there, it’s the laziest blogger alive. And what we have here is the new video for Kool Thing‘s latest single “TV Tower”. The track is taken from their self-titled debut LP, out now on Mad Dog & Love Records and available here. Starring the band themselves, the video is equal parts humorous, creepy, and bizarre – just the way we like it! P.S. You’ll never guess what’s in that bag:
Los Angeles via Portland duo Soft Metals are back with an awesome new song. Do yourself a favor and take a listen to “Tell Me”, the first single from their forthcoming sophomore album. The follow-up to their self-titled debut (one of our 2011 favorites) and last year’s interesting collection of remixes, is called Lenses, and is due out this summer on Captured Tracks. Their distinct brand of synth-pop always veers between dreamy and dancefloor-ready, and “Tell Me” is no exception. We’re excited to hear what the rest of the record brings!
Watch the video for the gorgeously eerie Maya Postepski remix of Heidi Mortenson‘s “Dele Af Kroppen” (which apparently means “parts of body”). The track is taken from Mortenson’s latest release, the Mørk Remixes EP, available from her Bandcamp. Speaking of Postepski (of Austra and Trust fame), she has recently been busy with her solo project Princess Century; a new EP is coming out later this month. The video was directed by Mortenson herself, and, umm, features “Maya Postepski as a ghost”.
It’s been a few years since we last heard from the mighty Excepter, ie. too long. They appear to be back though, which can only be good news. Religion Records recently posted some songs from their forthcoming various artists compilation, and one of them happens to be a new track by the aforementioned experimental outfit. Stream Excepter’s “All the People” here, visit Religion Recs’ Soundcloud for a few more tunes, and look out for the aptly titled Psychic Selections v. 1 compilation, as well as more new stuff from Excepter.