Saturday, June 30, 2012

Water Brother

Water Brother is the solo project of James Folker from Tallahassee. If you are familiar with the Florida scene, you probably know James from the bands Oh Fortuna or Aircraft; he is also a part of the Spirit Cat collective and intimately involved in organizing the annual Total Bummer festivals.

Yesterday, Water Brother released the song "External Circumstances" on Soundcloud.

All four of Water Brother's songs are available for free download.


Friday, June 29, 2012

Henry Krinkle

West Palm Beach's Henry Krinkle is Edwin Jantunen's new project after having stepped away from The Get. Edwin has been making electronic music, remixes, and DJing for years; Edwin is also an occasional live member for Sumsun.

A few hours ago he released the song "Stay" for free download on Soundcloud.

Among a steady flow of material, he has released remixes for Gold Panda, Julia Holter, Four Tet, and more on Bandcamp under the name The Lush Haus Remixes, which grew out of a weekly night of DJing and one band performing at Propaganda and various venues around South Florida.


Thursday, June 28, 2012

Travis Johnson

Travis Johnson is an experimental musician currently residing in St Augustine, Florida. He runs the label Ilse, which has a catalog of over 30 releases and growing. On Ilse web page, Travis Johnson is described as "[the] director/curator of Ilse, plays improvised electroacoustic music using using radios, electromagnetic coils, speaker cones, found objects, electronic circuits, balloons and - occasionally - string instruments... While collaborative improvisation is his main interest, he sometimes enjoys composing at the computer."

Below is a a performane at Hal McGee's apartment in Gainesville, which he describes as "a series of shows featuring performances of minimalist free improvisation, held in a highly intimate setting in my small apartment in Gainesville, on Saturday afternoons".

Travis Johnson has some of his material released through Ilse; you can find some free releases through Control Valve.


Monday, June 18, 2012

Ben Varian

Ben Varian is a musician from Tallahasee, Florida. He is a part of the collective Werepossum, which began as a band and evolved into a website and a grouping of musicians that often collaborate and contribute to each others' projects.
I had heard 2010's Keeping Track of Time months ago and had been anticipating new material. In February of this year Ben put out his first full length, Potassium. Ben had this to say about the album:

 "I decided to group together the EPs I've released along with some new songs to make one cohesive album.

I admit this is headphone music, USB microphone, soft-focus music. The music asks you to listen to it a few times so that you can find the little blips and blops and secrets that I've hidden in there, but doesn't insist because it recognizes that you've got things to do and you've got your own thoughts to wrangle with. The music insinuates and gyrates and talks around the subject because the subject isn't something that can be talked about directly. There are plenty of mentions of "it" on this album, and "it" is something, but it's scientifically impossible for me to tell you what it is, exactly. All I can do is approximate the sensation of "it" and layer sounds upon sounds with ever-decreasing fidelity and hope that you have a moment to dig through them and unearth my goofy impressions of holy moments."

Ben gives his music away for free, so make sure you grab both releases. He has been steadily releasing music since February, so make sure to be checking back on his Bandcamp.

For more info, Travis over at Too Many Carpets did an interview with Ben Varian.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Levek Announces Debut Album

David Levesque, the mastermind behind Levek, has announced the release of his debut album, Look a Little Closer, due September 25th on Lefse. For everyone who hasn't had the chance to catch Levek's new configuration (featuring members of Maximino, Lighthouse Music, Euglossine, Ghost Fields, and more) performing the new songs, "Black Mold Grow" is the first glimpse of the album.

Pre-order Look a Little Closer now on  vinyl or CD through Lefse.


Friday, June 8, 2012

VIDEO: God Boat - Underneath a Stream

God Boat has just released a video entitled "Underneath a Stream".

Weston has been actively uploading videos recently, including videos of Swan Spells, Bayatas, and other jams. Make sure to keep an eye out on YouTube. If you missed out, God Boat released Beautiful Caps last year, definitely recommend downloading.

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