Basmati - Sick/Raw
Basmati is the project of Brandon Graig, and the band just released a 9-song album called Sick/Raw. When we say this music is fresh, it was literally recorded two days ago. Basmati is another band affiliated with The Subterranea Collective. It looks like Basmati also played for a little bit as under the name Elders. Check out “Two Bones” for underwater vocals, Animal Collective loops, and techno/indie rock beats.
Check out a recent show Basmati played @ The Tobacco Company for Radio Rubber Room’s Richmond Music Review #16:
Lotus Grid - Kulektiv
Lotus Grid has released a new album called Kulektiv via The Subterranea Collective, and you’re going to want it to take residency in your speakers for the next few days. Ambient electronic sounds build slowly and intricately, and some of the loops help you zone out, hence the term “ambigaze” (ambient + shoegaze).* Joshua Franklin is the man behind the loops. The songs are both old and new, but it’s all fresh.
The first track, “Delta Tauri” has an ethereal, spiritual sense to it. The synth sounds like a church organ on a particularly elongated Baroque classical piece. The fadeout is executed in a very subtle way instead of merely a cop-out. The second track, “Indiana Fortnight,” makes use of found-sounds (like a taped conversation) and warps them into its own music. Franklin uses keyboards to achieve his sounds, with a “Sequential Circuits Six-Trak analog synth, a Mark I Rhodes Seventy Three and a Korg Electribe ESX, alongside using midi from Logic.”
Check out the textures in “Spirit” with the bass drum underscoring a bright organ.
Lotus Grid will be announcing shows soon.
*It is funny to remember that a former editor at Style Weekly changed my “shoegaze” usage into “showgaze.”
We are super proud to premier a brand new Lotus Grid song. “Wind Wheel,” is going to be streaming on our SoundCloud starting right now. On the 25th, you’ll be able to listen to/download the EP (for any price) on Lotus Grid’s Bandcamp. We truly hope you enjoy it. <3 thanks everyone.
New Phantoms music. Reblog and tell your friends. We’ll let you know about his new EP in just a couple of weeks.
Source: SoundCloud / pphantoms