Chester Hawkins sat down for an online interview atop his new home in Baltimore to discuss pandemics, cicadas, and making music. Hawkins is responsible for a track on our upcoming compilation, Tymbal. For Tymbal, participating artists were limited to using only a sample set of Brood X cicada field recordings made by Noel Mueller and Beau Finley.
Rangeland is out now. This droning and doomy release by Mule Death stretches across the open plain like a giant land octopus leaving only desolation where once the tentacles squiggled.
This EP is an excellent follow-up to Symmetry. Mark Sharpe explores some different, more oppressive landscapes. With just one 14-minute track, this will quench your thirst for long songs and short EPs. And if you like drone, post rock, and minimalism, you’ll really like this piece.
18 tracks. 90+ minutes of music. All for a good cause.
Isolation is a compilation benefitting Bread for the City’s Covid-19 Response Fund. Bread for the City is a nonprofit in Washington, D.C. that provides food, clothing, and social services to those in need. COVID-19 has hit economically vulnerable communities particularly hard. Access to medical care and social services continues to be difficult and COVID-19 ‘s effects on our nation’s health and economy have made such access more difficult. All of this means that folks need whatever help we can provide now more than ever. We know that every little bit helps, so we are using our noise, drone, and experimental music to help others.
If you like the sounds on this compilation, please check out additional music by the talented and generous folks who have made it happen. If you hate the sounds on this compilation, please express your disgust with a massive donation to Bread for the City.
pdsexton’s Fuzzy Panda debut, ‘oumuamua, is a magnificent entry into the world of synth explorations and the indescribable majesty of spacey ambience.
The release is immediately enveloping and transportive: it begins with a rushing synthesizer that remains propulsive throughout the track as sonorous low-end echoes of Spacemen 3 reverberate under a wash of synthesized strings. We’ve left our atmosphere and are on our way out of Earth’s orbit. How much time has passed? Each track is a new planet. Where are we? Our wise captain has returned us home and must continue his journey without us.
We’re down here on Earth, fighting a microscopic virus, but in the great vacuum of space, ‘oumuamua is out there, forever traveling, exploring galaxies we may one day see.
We’re happy to announce a new release! The inimitable and influential Frans de Waard is releasing his album Winter’s Sun under his Quest moniker with us. The album comes out on August 27th and is currently available for pre-order at our Bandcamp site.
The physical copy features artwork by TJ Norris‘s Urban Juxtaposition series.
Here’s a sample from the review: [Videll’s] is a sound enriched by undertones, by the flexing buzz that pinpoints its central nervous system, even though the attitude is quite cool, collected. Videll embellishes surfaces with bountiful slow-motion drama, fermented by the expert nimble ear of Mark Beazley on the mastering deck.
Tag Cloud is Chris Videll, who has distilled his decades of appreciation of ambient drone and experimental music to its most basic elements, and imbued with depth and emotion. Slow Light is a moving collection of four pieces, encompassing synthesizer explorations, textured drones, and hidden melody. It is Videll’s fifth release as part of his Tag Cloud project and Fuzzy Panda Recording Company’s first cassette release(!).
April 12th is the 57th anniversary of the first manned flight into space. We’re paying tribute to humanity’s exploration of space with a compilation made entirely from radio emissions recorded by spacecraft and converted to audio.
This compilation features a wide array of compositions by Chester Hawkins, Arthur Loves Plastic, J. Surak, Michael Hendley, Love of Ruins, Fast Forty, Small Craft, Immanent Voiceless, BLK TAG, NarkotroniK, Inffinte Sstar Zzero, and PraxisCat.
Symmetry is one of those weird words that does not sound or look anything like what it describes. And Mule Death’s debut release SYMMETRY is much the same – it feels symmetrical and technically is close to being symmetrical, but it isn’t. It’s an intense synthesizer track that evolves and twists darkly and begins and ends almost the same way, but not as symmetrically as the title indicates.
Mark Sharpe, the musician behind Mule Death, hails from Portland, Oregon and we are damn delighted to release this album.