Interviews

Weekly Podcast: LARAAJI (New York) – Discussion hosted by LEXIS

Laraaji is one of the most accomplished musicians in new age, ambient or experimental music. Although an even better description for his music is that it is spiritual, cosmic and celestial. Like meditation, listening to Laraaji’s music is a different experience every time depending on how deep you dive in. …

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Interviews

Interview: CARLOS NIÑO (Los Angeles) – Discussion hosted by LEXIS

An absolute pleasure to welcome Carlos Niño to my weekly series of conversations. I’ve been a huge fan of his various music endeavours these past 10-15+ years as a Producer, DJ, Musician and all around musical visionary. When I am in needed of uplifting, spiritual, healing music his music always comes …

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Interviews

Laraaji And The Infinite Now

At 74 years young, Laraaji Nadabrahmananda seems to be just hitting his stride. Born in Philadelphia 1943, Edward Larry Gordon grew up playing an array of different instruments, and studied piano and composition on a scholarship at Howard University. After post-secondary school he moved to New York where he pursued …

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MIMS Lists

Digging Deep Into The Brainfeeder Catalogue

In the eyes of many, Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder imprint is the leading symbol of DIY done right. Formed in 2008 the label brought together the artists who were part of a burgeoning musical movement we now know as “The Beat Scene”. Straddling the lines of Instrumental Hip Hop, Experimental Electronic, …

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MIMS Playlists

LEFTFIELD / EXPERIMENTAL — 2020 ∞ Future Classics

Selections from the last few weeks up until the start of this year, hand-picked by the Music Is My Sanctuary team. Updated often-ish. Check out our Leftield / Experimental / Classical 2020 Future Classics selections below. Disclaimer: Streaming platforms are great for discovering music and listening on the go, but …

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Forgotten Treasures

Reissue of the Week: Pablo’s Eye “Bardo for Pablo” (Stroom)

As a voracious record digger and music researcher I sometimes, while gazing at the stars above, ask the existential question: will we ever run out of obscure records to reissue? Every week the digging gods seem to answer a resounding “no my son”. The first I heard about Pablo’s Eye …

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Interviews

The Genius Of Tourist Kid’s “Crude Tracer”

“Crude Tracer” is Tourist Kid’s second full length album and first release with Melody As Truth. Tourist Kid pulls together disparate glitches and sound bites – items that on the surface wouldn’t readily seem fit for each other, and is able to make these unlikely pairings sound as if they …

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Exclusive Premieres

Exclusive Premiere: Emanative “Lions of Judah (Live at Café OTO)”

2018 has a lot in store for London spiritual Jazz outfit Emanative, with a full double LP and several remixes forthcoming, as well as some full live band appearances and DJ gigs. “Planet B” is the band’s first release of the year, and it takes them in a slightly different …

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Forgotten Treasures

Jun Fukamachi “Nicole (86 Spring And Summer Collection – Instrumental Images)” (1968, WRWTFWW)

via Bandcamp: WRWTFWW Records is very proud to announce the release of Jun Fukamachi’s highly coveted “Nicole (86 Spring And Summer Collection – Instrumental Images)” album, originally recorded in 1986 for celebrated fashion designer Mitsuhiro Matsuda’s “Nicole” clothing brand and never officially available before. Only ever distributed as a limited …

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Future Classics

JV Lightbody “Inner Work” (New Atlantis)

Inner Work is the second release from New Atlantis, and the first from J.V. Lightbody (co-founder of New Atlantis), and also known for his music as Deadboy. “Inner Work” is a distillation of the sounds that sparked the founding of New Atlantis, and a synthesizer driven exploration of the inner …

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Forgotten Treasures

Satoshi & Makoto “CZ5000: Sounds & Sequences” (Safe Trip)

via Delsin: We write to you with the conclusions of our investigation into the synthesized audio transmissions picked up by the deep space telescope at irregular intervals since 1986. After many years, we pinpointed the source of the ear-pleasing frequencies. they were being transmitted from a secluded building in Kawasaki, …

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Future Classics

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith “The Kid” (Western Vinyl)

via Boomkat: Retro-futurist prog-pop made on modular synths. In 2017, the musical term “electronic” is nearly obsolete given the ubiquity of computerized processes in producing music. Even so, the prevailing assumption is that musicians working under this broad umbrella must be inspired by concepts equally as electrified as their equipment. …

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