EUREKA!

By el_duro el_duro
updated 8 days ago

Some musical ruptures are so penetrating, so incisive we just can’t help but exclaim EUREKA! While many of our picks here defy categorization and test the boundaries of what exactly discerns ‘music’ from ‘noise', others complement or continue anachronistic traditions that have provided new forms and ways of listening. We consider the section a work-in-progress, so expect its definition to be in perpetual flux. – TMT

Created by the Tiny Mix Tapes webzine, "[the] EUREKA! award is given to albums not on the basis of some intrinsic notion of quality, but rather based on their capacity to challenge the limits of music and representation." – Gabriel Samach, TMT

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Tara Sinn + Blues Control – My Afterlife Is So Boring II
2015
Styles: fun drone, puka-shell kraut, HTML
Others: Eric Copeland, Kwjaz, Molly Soda
"Released [by Blues Control] as sonic accompaniment to artist Tara Sinn’s My Afterlife Is So Boring II project – published on multimedia publishing platform NewHive – the six short pieces forego the usual music-release structure, being wedded to Sinn’s images to create a delightful mini-trip through an online wonderland. Unlike the opposing hierarchies implied in, say, a CD release or a gallery installation, the images and sounds here are in total symbiosis, without any need to separate one from the other."
Review

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Jeff Witscher – Approximately 1​,​000 Beers
2018
Styles: country
Others: Reinald Wrangler, text to speech voices
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Various – Club Chai Vol. 1
2017
Styles: hybridity, diaspora, club, not-club
Others: STAYCORE, Salviatek, NON Worldwide, N.A.A.F.I
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DjTiGa – The Sound: Vol. 1
2016
Styles: Jersey club, house, hip-hop, footwork
Others: DJ Sliink, J Cush, Brick Bandits
Review

Angel-Ho – Death Drop From Heaven
2015
Styles: uncanny, bass music, death mix, non-binary
Others: Arca, Venus X, Dope Saint Jude, E+E, Crazy 3
Review

Random Touch – Alchemy
2007
Styles: art-rock, experimental jazz, free improvisation, progressive
Others: John Zorn, Nurse With Wound, The Residents, Angelo Badalamenti
Review

Sentieri Selvaggi – AC/DC
2006
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  1. Shygirl - Cruel Practice

    2018

    Styles: The 13th Warrior, between 42nd & 125th on the A-/D- line at any time, Subway Creatures, Under Armour, Inc.
    Others: Lolina, Tricky, Cardi B, Sega Bodega

    Review

  2. Serpentwithfeet - Soil

    2018

    Styles: pagan poetry, devotional music
    Others: Nina Simone, Tracy Chapman, Björk, ANOHNI, Arca

    Review

  3. King Vision Ultra - Pain Of Mind

    1 For Sale from $8.00

    2018

    Styles: wake work
    Others: Geng, Dionne Brand

    Review

  4. Eartheater - IRISIRI

    2018

    Styles: a memory of touch
    Others: Hildegard von Bingen, Sappho, Alice in Wonderland

    Review

    [x]

  5. Sophie (42) - Oil Of Every Pearl's Un-Insides

    2018

    Styles: pop
    Others: Hannah Diamond, Prurient

    Review

    [x]

  6. Klein (11) - CC

    2018

    Styles: Disney, furby-like voodoo doll, uchromia
    Others: Martine Syms, Aria Dean, Diamond Stingily, Actress

    Review

  7. Ashley Paul (2) - Lost In Shadows

    5 For Sale from $23.98

    2018

    Styles: post-partum haze, nursery music, process music
    Others: Félicia Atkinson, Julia Holter, Lucrecia Dalt

    Review

  8. Kanye West - Ye

    2018

    Styles: rap
    Others: Yeezus, The Life of Pablo

    Review

  9. emamouse ✕ yeongrak - Mouth Mouse Maus

    2018

    Styles: cartoons, post-apocalyptic pop, slime
    Others: Sophiaaaahjkl;8901, mushbuh, yakui

    Review

    [x]

  10. Playboi Carti - Die Lit

    2018

    Styles: cumulonimbus, cirrostratus
    Others: Lil Uzi Vert, Thouxanbanfauni, YBN Nahmir

    Review

  11. Elysia Crampton - Elysia Crampton

    2018

    Styles: sound, textile, “speech”
    Others: Ofelia aka Carlos Espinosa, Candy, Titina, Barbarella

    Review

  12. The Caretaker - Everywhere At The End Of Time - Stage 4

    2018

    Styles: deep well, burning memory
    Others: do I know you?

    Review

  13. Grouper - Grid Of Points

    2018

    Styles: minimalist, ambient, field recording
    Others: Tara Jane O’Neil, Benoît Pioulard, Meredith Monk

    Review

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  14. Seth Graham - Gasp

    2018

    Styles: information flow, cut-up, plunderphonics, modern composition
    Others: David Kanaga, Oneohtrix Point Never, Noah Creshevsky, very old Tim Hecker records

    Review

    [x]

  15. Lolina (2) - The Smoke

    2018

    Styles: London
    Others: New York, Berlin, Paris

    Review

    [x]

  16. Larry Wish - How More Can You Need?

    2018

    Styles: Columnated ruins domino!/ Canvas the town and brush the backdrop: are you sleeping?
    Others: Van Dyke Parks, Jerry Paper, Angelo Badalamenti

    Review

  17. Delroy Edwards - Rio Grande

    2018

    Styles: saloon disc jockey, goof house, late-nite caper
    Others: Whirlpool Productions, Sandy B, Last American Hero

    Review

  18. Sarah Davachi - Let Night Come On Bells End The Day

    2018

    Styles: vespers
    Others: Music for Church Cleaners, Olivier Messiaen

    Review

    [x]

  19. Noah Creshevsky - Reanimator

    2018

    Styles: anachronistic nostalgia, unsuccessfully moving a piano down five flights of stairs by yourself, belief in mystic
    Others: Seth Graham, Far Side, Bruce Smear, JE M’EN TAPE, Puppet Master

    Review

    [x]

  20. Mount Eerie - Now Only

    2018

    Styles: distortion
    Others: Okkervil River, Harvey Milk, Geneviève Castrée

    Review

    [x]

  21. Cities Aviv - Raised For A Better View

    2018

    Styles: flip-hop, stream of consciousness, “left-field”
    Others: milo, Huerco S., GAS

    Review

    [x]

  22. Organ Tapes - Into One Name

    2018

    Styles: eulogy
    Others: Mount Eerie, Bladee, Elysia Crampton, Uli K

    Review

  23. Jean-Luc Guionnet & Daichi Yoshikawa - Intervivos

    2018

    Styles: ritual, electroacoustic improvisation, electronic music
    Others: Rashad Becker, Seymour Wright, Yves Tumor

    Review

  24. Pendant (2) - Make Me Know You Sweet

    2018

    Styles: heart fossils, phlegm nebulae, orphan figments
    Others: Markus Guentner, Wolfgang Voigt, Thomas Fehlmann

    Review

  25. Charli XCX - Pop 2

    2017

    Styles: pop, dance, experimental pop
    Others: Lady Gaga, Azealia Banks, PC Music

    Review