VA – Bail Fund Benefit C60 (SM038)
We are excited to announce the release of this massive collaborative effort with some of the most interesting experimental musicians Philadelphia has to offer. The seventeen tracks that make up this C60 showcase the impressive scope and fluidity of the modern experimental scene and the broad range of electronic art as a whole. Featuring Artwork by Holly Firesheets.
All proceeds are being donated to Philly Bail Fund. “Every day, hundreds of Philadelphians languish in the city’s jails awaiting trial simply because they cannot afford bail. Deprived of their freedom, these individuals’ lives are severely disrupted. They risk losing their jobs, housing, and custody of their children without ever first being convicted of a crime. Like many other aspects of our nation’s criminal justice system, people of color are disproportionately subjected to this unfair penalty. The result is a system that criminalizes poverty, strips people who are poor of their presumption of innocence, and insults their right to a fair trial.”
A1 APOLOGIST – A BAD PLACE
Apologist got its start in 2015 when Rose found her mothers Prophet 600 in the attic of her family’s home, and started the three year long process of recording her first release “Houston”. Rose has been touring and performing live since 2018
A2 RROSE DEFOIX – DIRTY MU$IC
Rrose Defoix twists and turns between beautiful spacious soundscapes and pummeling rhythmic noise. A relatively new project we are excited to hear more from this emerging artist.
A3 QUAGGA – B.S. HASSLEMAN
Philly multi-disciplinary artist QUAGGA is a curator of aural experiences. From emotionally charged improvised performances to meticulously crafter compositions.
A4 DPH – ELSEWHERE
DPH’s hypnotic and lush compositions always leave us with a bittersweet feeling. Reminiscent of a sunrise after a long night of thunderstorms.
A5 FOAM – PROCESSIONAL
Airy synths lend a mysterious feeling to Foam’s meloncholic ambient work. Deft and engrossing we hope to see more from this artist in the future.
A6 ACTUAL PEARLS – TOM GRAVE
We love the clarity of Actual Pearls. Composed with MIDI on “Obsolete” hardware there is nothing else thank resonates in the way Actual Pearls can. Minimal, direct, honest with a distinctive style.
A7 DLMG – VOX_JAGUAR_FX’TED
Legendary, Drums Like Machine Guns never fails to impress and push the needle. Philadelphia’s finest.
A8 SOUR SPIRIT – LIVE AT CENTURY
Sour Spirit, free jazz punk known for their ecstatic live performances and free for all energy. An absolute must see if you are lucky enough to get the opportunity.
B1 EMBARKER – MODERN ARCHITECTURE ENTHUSIAST
Explosive experiments with sound and texture. Stimulating in every aspect but never overwhelming. An absolute powerhouse performer.
B2 SHUNT – DANDAN (RECORDING 34)
Shunt is the Modular synth Brain child of noise artist / engineer Nate Lapinski. Based in LA Shunt is constantly evolving as Nate refines his processes, innovates, experiments with his machines design.
B3 PISS WHISTLER – NICE
Piss Whistler is an anonymous composer who graciously broke out of their shell and allowed us to feature one of their works.
B4 LISP WHISPERER – PEELING
Lisp Whisperer is the solo project of bassist and Strange Mono Co-Founder Jess Kramer. Performed on upright Bass.
B5 GREY0 – HARLOOP J2M
grey0 is the electronic solo project of Eric Anderson. Using a modular synth and sampler in tandem, they reach for timbres and phrases that hope to induce a positive trance. A constant process of learning and unlearning. Here/now/this is paramount.
B6 PINK SKULL/COMPANY CORVETTE – TED TEDDER
Pink Skull is known for his genre bending style of electronic music, we are delighted to be able to share this remix of one Philly’s finest stoner rock bands The Company Corvette.
B7 MICKEYS KIDS – 3 DRUMMERS
“Two good boys”
B8 FORGE THE CHAINS – MELTED
Cryptic harsh noise artist Forge The Chains breaks out of their usual mold for this track layered with samples.
B9 TFFNI – LIVE AT KHYBER
Performance artist and sound explorer TFFNI is absolute art. Serendipitous sounds never to be repeated.