Toy Light “Sightless, Unless” (Alpha Pup)

Posted in Alpha Pup Releases with tags , , on May 19, 2015 by worldromper

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Saturated with a dark romanticism and a deep sense of melancholy, Sightless, Unless is the encompassing new release by Los Angeles producer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Toy Light. The artist’s vaporous falsetto free-floats over an impetuous low end throughout the album, shimmering pale with passion as a moody guitar searches for solace. Newborn tracks evolve from elegant simplicity into complex emotional beings, molten mutations of discord and experimentation.

“Birth Archive” soothes as it stimulates, luring the listener into the dissonance with unbridled design. “Entwined” is apprehensive yet approachable, and unspeakable anguish inhabits “Hiss of the Womb.” Impossibly light and intensely moving, “Aporia” slips through viscous echoes into a spellbound state. “At Dusk / New Sun” faces you like fate, pensive and shadowed, decaying in order to transform.

Lacerated with emotion, Sightless, Unless goes far beyond words to touch the truths of humanity whose unending glare we try desperately to avoid. It is an expression of exquisite existential pain and disturbing beauty, created by an artist whose intricate talent has marked a new space in the post-genre sphere.

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Track List:

  1. Birth Archive
  2. Entwined
  3. Hiss of the Womb
  4. Deathless
  5. Aporia
  6. Sober
  7. Attract
  8. Incubation
  9. At Dusk / New Sun
  10. Uprooted

DF5K’s Favorite 10 Posts

Posted in Note to Readers on September 30, 2012 by worldromper

[In No Order]

  1. Low End Theory: Glitch Mob, Mary Anne Hobbs & Flying Lotus
  2. What the Fuck is Brostep?
  3. Symbiosis Gathering Changed My Life
  4. Shilo Finds Her Way Home: Burning Man 2009
  5. How to Be a Shitty Plus One
  6. Brainfeeder Ate My Brain: Brainfeeder Sessions Breaks Ground Like a 9.9
  7. Are You a Fucking Hipster?
  8. More Women in the Electronic Arts: A How-To Guide
  9. Serious Dubstep @ Pure Filth: 16 Bit Blows Up Warehouse in LA
  10. Hitler vs. Dubstep at Burning Man 2010

Top Ten Viewed Posts on DF5K

Posted in Note to Readers on September 30, 2012 by worldromper
  1. What the Fuck is Brostep?
  2. Top 25 Bad DJ Names
  3. New Electronic Music Festival: Electric Forest in Rothbury, MI
  4. Your Outdoor Festival Camping Checklist
  5. Exclusive Download: Pussy Wet Paint from Sugarpill & Chris B.
  6. New Glitch Mob “Drive It Like You Stole It” Free Download
  7. Are You a Fucking Hipster?
  8. Beatport Article: Los Angeles Claims USA’s Dance Crown
  9. DO’s & DON’T’s of Contacting Record Labels, Press, Blogs, Agents & Promoters
  10. Symbiosis Gathering: An Unparalleled Festival Experience

Top Ten Commented Posts on DF5K

Posted in Note to Readers on September 30, 2012 by worldromper
  1. What the Fuck is Brostep?
  2. Top 25 Bad DJ Names
  3. What Can Save Drum and Bass?
  4. Shilo Finds Her Way Home: Burning Man 2009
  5. Symbiosis Gathering: An Unparalleled Festival Experience
  6. Music Festivals: Traveling to the Beats on a Budget
  7. DO’s & DON’T’s of Contacting Record Labels, Press, Blogs, Agents & Promoters
  8. MY DEAR PROMOTERS…
  9. Rusko Drowns LA in an Ocean of Bass
  10. Your Outdoor Festival Camping Checklist

Top Ten Festival Reviews

Posted in From the Front Lines (Show Reviews) on July 26, 2012 by worldromper
  1. SXSW 2011
  2. Coachella 2010
  3. Lucent L’Amour 2010
  4. WMC 2010
  5. Sea of Dreams 2010
  6. Electric Daisy Carnival 2009
  7. Symbiosis Gathering 2009
  8. Detroit Electronic Music Festival 2009
  9. Photosynthesis Festival 1.0 2008
  10. Decibel Festival 2008

Top Ten Low End Theory Reviews

Posted in From the Front Lines (Show Reviews) with tags on July 26, 2012 by worldromper
  1. Low End Theory: Cherry Popped (January 14, 2009)
  2. Low End Theory: Exile “Radio” Release Party (January 21, 2009)
  3. Low End Theory: The Glitch Mob, Mary Anne Hobbs & Flying Lotus (January 28, 2009)
  4. Low End Theory: Daedelus & Nosaj Thing (February 25, 2009)
  5. Low End Theory: My Hollow Drum & more (March 25, 2009)
  6. Low End Theory: Mix Master Mike, Jneiro Jarel & the LAFD (May 20, 2009)
  7. Low End Theory: Nosaj Thing (July 15, 2009)
  8. Low End Theory: Flying Lotus (November 11, 2009)
  9. Low End Theory: Nocando “Jimmy the Lock” Release Party (February 17, 2010)
  10. Low End Theory: Poirier & Z-Trip (June 2, 2010)

Outliers, Vol. I: Iceland – Live Audio/Visual Show with Deru, Shigeto, Sweatson Klank & Loscil July 10 at Lincoln Hall in Chicago

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , on June 25, 2012 by worldromper

Celebrating the release of travel documentary Outliers Vol. 1: Iceland, this unique audio/visual event at Lincoln Hall features multimedia performances by several cutting-edge electronic music producers, including Deru with Scenic, Shigeto, Sweatson Klank and Loscil.

With dramatic landscapes born from volcanic eruptions and a countryside carved out by glaciers, Iceland is a mountainous island of desolate beauty, ancient Viking lore and raw nature: unpolluted and inspiring.

In October 2011 with support from a successful Kickstarter campaign, Chicago film collective Scenic traveled to the remote Icelandic countryside alongside photographers Tim Navis + Kim Holtermand and music composer Deru. With a goal to create a series of improvised, collaborative short films, the group documented their experiences with the stark landscape, cultural traditions and Icelanders encountered along the way.

The resulting full-length documentary – entitled Outliers, Vol. I: Iceland – will be released in June 2012, along with a companion soundtrack compilation featuring thirteen contemporary classical composers and electronic music producers.

To celebrate the release, Scenic will join Deru onstage one evening only for a live, multimedia A/V performance inspired by the journey. Soundtrack contributors Shigeto (Ghostly International), Loscil (Kranky), and Sweatson Klank (Alpha Pup) will perform full sets.

The first 200 ticket holders who arrive are invited to an exclusive live screening of the film and Q&A session with the artists in advance of the show.
Presale tickets to the event cost $20 and are available here: http://www.lincolnhallchicago.com/Shows/07-10-2012+Outliers+Vol+I+Iceland

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/308785539198470/

Watch a trailer video here: https://vimeo.com/40626749

More information on Outliers: http://www.outliersiceland.com

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