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Tepe Gawra: A Rise In The Chalcolithic (Other Forms)I don’t know much about this project, but this 3-track release on Other Forms is totally stunning. According to the project’s Bandcamp page, Tepe Gawra is an ancient Mesopotamian settlement located in...

B.C. Gilbert & G. Lewis: “3:4” (3R4, 4AD 1980)Wire’s influence on music is undeniable, being one of the highest profile post-punk acts to surface in the late 70s and early 80s, and persevering through numerous changes over the last few decades. They’ve just...

Keeno 18: Channel 18 (Ultramajic)Keeno 18’s Channel 18 starts with the off-kilter vocal fragments of “AJH.” Those distorted bits of male voice remind me of some of the weirder stuff on early Perlon records, never quite coherent but just enough to place it as a...

Porter Ricks: “Polytoxic 1″ (Symbiotics, Force Inc. 1999)This Porter Ricks track is one of four that appear on Symbiotics, a split album with Justin Broadrick and Kevin Martin’s downtempo experimental project, Techno Animal. It sounds like a punchy track slowed down,...

Solar Bears: “Cub (Keep Shelly in Athens Remix)” (Campus Martius EP, Planet µ 2011)The first track on Keep Shelly in Athens’ Campus Martius EP for Mike Paradinas’s Planet µ label actually starts with a remix of indie act Solar Bears, transforming the track into a...