Arrowounds – The Red List On Tape

Arrowounds is the solo project of Texas artist Ryan Chamberlin. His new release, Book of Endangered Species, out now on Histamine Tapes, is quite the heavy statement. His previous work trades in post-rock/shoegaze territory, but this release veers toward ambient drone and field recordings. This is not just a reverb and echo laden headphone trip…

Licking Wounds – catharsis through chaos

From fairly early on, power electronics has been the province of edgy white dudes. In recent years, some great artists have emerged, subverting the genre’s tropes. Straight Panic’s queer-framed eviscerations of mainstream culture and its abuses of cishet privilege and Ritual Chair’s cathartic exploration of sexual violence and patriarchal…

Elska – a granular lullaby for your soul

Elska is the project of Brooklyn composer Laura Boland, who previously provided vocals for the noir-tinged Bella Koshka, as well as weaving melodies with soundscapes in the ambient duo Stehla. On her self-titled debut, Laura, who has trained at the Conservatory at Brooklyn College, is showing her many talents by writing, performing, recording, …