Spectral Hypnosis: Stellar OM Source, HITS (Track Premiere)

Hypnotic new tracks from Stellar OM Source’s latest RVNG Intl release, Nite-Glo, plus a track premiere for “Big Metal” by Portland’s HITS (featuring members of the now-defunct Explode Into Colors and !!!, who crafted their record at Andrea Zittel’s A-Z West compound in Joshua Tree.

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Spectral Hypnosis: Contact Cult (Music Video Premiere), We Are Ghosts

Portland electronic artist Contact Cult gets some meditative analog video treatment from artist Ritzy Sheens, plus Israeli improvisational band We Are Ghosts show what it’s like to jam out in the desert.

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TOP POPS! Shameboy, Rebeka, XUXA Santamaria (Video Premiere)

Music video premiere for XUXA Santamaria’s “Belshazzar”, which was inspired by the 1916 Kenneth Anger film, Intolerance. Also: tracks from Belgium’s Shameboy featuring Max Marshall and Poland’s Rebeka.

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Spectral Hypnosis: Föllakzoid, Archival Feedback (Track Premiere)

Spectral Hypnosis is a recurring series, featuring mesmerizing songs for one to lose sense of time and space, mind and body. This installment features a track premiere from the collaborative Archival Feedback “call and response” experiment, as well as a track from Chile’s Follakzoid.

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Forgotten Gems & Dusty Classics: Vashti Bunyan, Bob Wills, Bud Freeman, Big Mama Thornton, Robert Pete Williams

Amassing rare and forgotten music is a peculiar sort of hobby — one that slowly transforms into an addiction. It’s not that I don’t love mainstream music. It’s just that the thrill of listening to some forgotten gem that everybody else has overlooked is powerful. It also feeds into the collector’s impulse I have to overturn every stone to find that song, and my love of complete collections. Not surprisingly, I also like to collect comic books. I guess I’m the type. In any event, here are five lesser-known musicians that I believe everybody should give a listen to, dating as far back as the 1920s and focusing on jazz, folk, and blues. See all Forgotten Gems & Dusty Classics

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TOP POPS! Neo-Soul w/ Kelela, Lili K, Monophonics, Brownish Black (Premiere)

Top neo-soul pop tracks from Kelela, Lili K, Monophonics, and a track premiere of “Life Lessons” from Portland eight-piece, Brownish Black.

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