Aubjects / Intangible Cat Showcase

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Scope out both label pages to see this releases for yourself, along with the killer artwork each sports. Aubjects and Intangible Cat.

Amalgamted – s/t – CD

An interesting and provocative mixture of ambient, modern classical, sound collage and some post rock elements create this brilliant album. And saying that, it still barely touches the surface of what’s going on here.  There are strange sounds comprising of electronic experiments, manipulation and unique compositions of guitar and piano, catchy percussion and amorphous soundscapes that really capture the imagination… and it’s all so fresh, so engaging, noisy and captivating.  This is one of those rare albums that comes along and kind of matches the strange sounds I have in my head.  Certainly makes me happy.  Hard to draw comparisons to this; it reminds me of some folks for sure but there is so much uniqueness going on in here that it’d be a real stretch to say it sounds like anyone else. Check this one out for yourself upon its upcoming release around Halloween 2014. (5 out of 5)

Dog Hallucination – Serving Two Masters – 3” CDr

First off the artwork that encases the CDr itself is awesome: the pressed leaves inside the case were a nice touch. The music here is wondrous.  Ambient electronics meets gentle guitar, occasional drums and tape clips, creating a vivid world.  The tracks are all untitled, giving the listener the freedom to imagine anything they wish while experiencing the music.  This is some pretty sweet stuff that is magical as a composition and the personal cuts from the tapes make it all the more beautiful. Wonderful! (5 out of 5)

Gushing Cloud – Beat Wings In Vain – CD

Another fusion of electronic rock and modern classical with touches of jazz, ambient and IDM. Well, to be precise, this one is harder to pin genres to. Despite that, this is packed with variety, unique flavors and tones to keep you satisfied. Rich in guitar patterns, textured sound clips and voices, electronica flavored beats, piano, sax bits, and synth, this album really has everything you could want. And if the previous releases were hard to draw comparisons to this one is even harder, if not impossible.  Like the others, you’re going to have to take my word on it and check it out.  AWESOME. (4.9 out of 5)

Homogenized Terrestrials – The Contaminist – CD

This project has a score of releases, nearly all of which have been released through 6 On The Dot but this album comes just one year prior to the appearance on the 2x cassette 4-way-split that was featured on Intangible Cat. This one sits on the outer realm of ambient, taking shots here and there into international styles, deep space vibes and some light ventures into sound collage / phonography.  Track five has a wonderful chorus sample in it that makes it stand out so vividly – killer! You might notice many of the tracks share similar sounds with each other, giving this album a sort of united theme, as if each track is a mini-movement of one larger mass.  It does not feel very repetitive and rather feels like a flow of cohesive thoughts that stemmed from one larger idea.  I like the use of bells/gongs and other percussion; it gives this a very organic and almost ethereal feel over all.  This is a very stellar album.  It certainly has me curious about the other releases from this project!  (4.9 out of 5)

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About Nick H.

I'm a geek for music whether it be on vinyl, CD, 78 or whatever. My goal is to sniff out the greated music on Earth, specializing in the obscure. I make music myself as well, mostly ambient and sound collage (1 album out and a few remixes so far). I work full time as a professional mascot (it pays the pills) but will soon retire, i hope.
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