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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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LISTEN TO TOY LIGHT

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

VIRTUAL BOY “Mass” – Free Download!

Posted in Album News & Reviews, LISTEN TO THIS with tags , , , on January 11, 2011 by worldromper

Grab this killer new download from Virtual Boy off the high-impact EP Symphony No. None, due for release February 1 on Alpha Pup Records. Continue reading

Kraddy “LABYRINTH” EP Review on Glitch.FM

Posted in Album News & Reviews with tags , , , on November 1, 2010 by worldromper

Labyrinth drops November 9 on Alpha Pup Records, with an album release party at Low End Theory on November 10.

(Click the image to go to the review)

11:11 Artist Spotlight: TAKE

Posted in Artists, Videos with tags , , , on September 19, 2010 by worldromper

The electronic music world has lifted an interested eyebrow towards the West Coast’s burgeoning beat scene, and Take aka Sweatson Klank has risen to the top as one of the new generation’s finest producers. In a musical landscape that is quickly becoming overcrowded, Take fuses his own brand of future-flung electronics with elements of avant-garde jazz, subharmonic melodies and a mean hip hop bounce. Continue reading

Alpha Pup Artists @ Decibel Festival 2010

Posted in Events, Festivals with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 19, 2010 by worldromper

Seattle knows what’s up. This week at Decibel Festival you will hear many of the more avant-garde and experimental new genres of electronic music, including beats from quite a crew of artists from Alpha Pup Records and our imprints Brainfeeder, Elm & Oak and Friends of Friends.

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Heads Up: DIBIASE “Machines Hate Me” drops next month on Alpha Pup

Posted in Album News & Reviews with tags , , on August 3, 2010 by worldromper

Beautiful cover art for what will no doubt be a brilliant album; Machines Hate Me drops next month on Alpha Pup Records– get ready.

Can’t wait that long? Check out Dibiase’s SoundCloud for a fine collection of soulful, swung-out dirty downbeats from the slapmaster general himself, one of the finest beat manipulators around today. No sample is safe.

LORN “Nothing Else” Out Today on Brainfeeder

Posted in Album News & Reviews with tags , , , , on June 8, 2010 by worldromper

Shrouded in shadows and heaving mystery just like his music, “the Brainfeeder’s family creepy cousinLorn has just released his debut album Nothing Else on Flying Lotus’ highly regarded imprint. A lot of music lately sounds like it was made for robots; but Nothing Else was made for monsters….YOUR monsters, of course.

Heavy-moving and full, this album will rumble the nebulous side of your soul, providing a safe place to let loose your madness. However calling Lorn’s sound “dark” is taking the easy way out; Nothing Else is far more complex than the battle between good and evil. The story pulls away from the recesses of the mind towards the end, like the monsters found God, God was dead and everyone just breathed a big sigh of relief. Continue reading