Tarah Kikuchi :: Science EP

Tokyo based Tarah Kikuchi is by turns throwback and on-trend. His homespun recordings feel snug, warm and familiar. Songs like “Railgun Girl” reside in a sweet spot between Hosono and Demarco, but it’s when he ventures out from that place of comfort, sonically, on a track like “Veronica,” the results…

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Rhyton :: Pharaonic Crosstalk

From all their references to archaic civilizations, you might expect Rhyton to make an especially pompous brand of progressive rock or symphonic black metal. (A rhyton, after all, is an animal-shaped drinking horn from the Bronze Age, which, let’s be honest, sounds metal as fuck.) But, actually, no small amount…

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Badge Epoch :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview

Before adopting the Badge Époque Ensemble banner and a palette of ’70s prog, jazz rock, and funk, Toronto’s Maximilian Turnbull recorded art rock under the alias Slim Twig. It’s fitting then that he reached for a third designation for Scroll, his new 90 minute audio collage under the Badge Epoch designation.…

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