New album Exterior by An Ant And An Atom

2017-06-22 05:54:46 UTC

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An Ant And An Atom is a solo project of Sean Warkentine, based in Lethbridge, AB, commanding electronic noise, drone, ambient, and post-rock genres into a mass of sound. Having appeared at numerous music festivals including Calgary’s renown Sled Island Festival, Winnipeg's Big Fun Festival, Edmonton's Endless Bummer, and Lethbridge's Electric Eye, he has performed alongside diverse acts, including Big|Brave, R.Ariel, Technical Kidman, Bitter Fictions, Pigeon Breeders, Jung People, Pyramid//Indigo, and recently completed a prairie-provinces tour with the master of ambience, Valiska. Live performances join together An Ant And An Atom‘s love of intricate design and powerful immersion as he crafts slow burning melodies atop hazy vocal samples layered with visceral textures that explode into blasts of noise.

Following the successes of previous EPs and 2016's Entropy, a 24-minute experimental musical work created for an exhibition of art by Lauren Crazybull, new release, Exterior, comes as a new collection of 5 pieces looking outward and upward. With intense mastering treatment by the acclaimed, James Plotkin, this work heads to darker and dronier places than previous releases.

In support of these releases, An Ant And An Atom will be performing a few Alberta dates and across British Columbia with tourmate, FOONYAP, along with dates at the prominent SLED ISLAND FESTIVAL in Calgary, and the EDMONTON NOISEFEST in August. Full dates and show info is listed below:

June 23 - Calgary at Broken City, Sled Island Festival, with Midden & Ursa

June 30 - Tent City at Kinney Earthship, with FOONYAP

July 12 - Vancouver at TBA, with FOONYAP, Echuta, & guest

July 13 - Victoria at Copper Owl, with FOONYAP, Psychic Pollution, Prince Shima

July 15 - Nanaimo at White Room, with FOONYAP & Prince Shima

July 19 - Abbotsford at O'Neill's, with FOONYAP, Gold Gloom, Pacific Coliseum (a.k.a. Teen Daze)

July 20 - Vancouver at Hidden City, with FOONYAP & Hazy

July 21 - Kelowna at Summerhill Pyramid Winery, with FOONYAP & Neon Runner

July 22 - Vernon at Record City, with FOONYAP & Murphy Luzod

July 23 - Ymir at The Ymir Schoolhouse, with FOONYAP & Murphy Luzod

August 26 - Edmonton at The Ortona, Edmonton Noisefest

FOONYAP is announcing a new remix EP, Apropos, which features one An Ant And An Atom remix of her stunning piece, "Mourning Coup." 

An Ant And An Atom has also contributed a track to the new compilation album, "It's More Like An Homage To You," a tribute to the renown Connecticut screamo, power violence, hardcore band, Jeromes Dream, dismantling and reworking one of their intense songs. It is being released on cassette by the Hamilton label, Zegema Beach Records and features 29 of the 3-piece band's songs redone by artists from around the world. All proceeds from the sale of the album will be donated to FLINT RISING COALITION (flintrising.com) in support of the ongoing Flint, MI, water crisis.


Track List


  • My Craft Broke At Launch - 04:56 
  • The Crush Of Gravity - 04:55 
  • Locked In Adrift - 05:59 
  • I Dreamt Of Reaching Space, But Couldn't Calculate The Escape Velocity For Reality - 03:52 
  • Heat Up Another Planet, Burn Out Another Sun - 11:49


Genre : electronic, ambient, dance, dark, drone, experimental, noise, postrock

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New album "Babel" by Orphique

2017-06-19 05:39:15 UTC

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Orphique is the ambient experimental alias of Essex/East London producer Ruffien.

After three years, Orphique returns with his second album - "Babel". It is said to be his "most personal" and his "most accomplished project yet". The inspirations of this album surround conflict, personal loss, dealing with depression but ultimately exploring various ways to seek contentment within himself.

Track List


Paradise Caught - 05:08
Myth - 05:43
Cor(o)ners - 05:51
Group Motion - 07:26
Caved In - 04:08
Babel - 06:46
Weigh Me Down - 05:31
Closer - 08:09


Genre : experimental, ambient, drone, noise

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Split EP by Debutante

2017-06-13 05:19:41 UTC

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Debutante is the Zurich-based solo project of Chris Zimmermann, in which they blend droney shoegaze music with pop sensibilites and chiptune synths, ending up sounding like an odd blend of Boris, The Microphones and Giles Corey. With deeply personal lyrics about themes such as depression or growing up in a physically abusive household, the music varies between slow, mellow soundscapes and fuzzy, bass-heavy gut punches that capture their energetic live shows perfectly. 

A split EP by Debutante with Leeds-based noise artist Feral about gender dysphoria. The Debutante side is a lengthier slowcore track with lots of glitchy synths that gets quite heavy towards the end.

Track List


  • Feral - What's The Worst That Could Happen? - 02:36 
  • Feral - Cry Yourself To The Hanging - 03:31 
  • No Mirrors - 12:20


Genre : alternative, drone, pop, noise, rock, post-punk, shoegaze

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New album Coping Strategies by CARES

2017-05-12 03:55:44 UTC

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The full EP, 'Coping Strategies' just released on & Options (Cassette and digital). It explores erosion of meaning and collective anxiety, and people’s attempts at dealing with those things. People seem to be finding the world an increasingly overwhelming and absurd place. Noticing how they deal with that has been finding its way into my CARES' work.

"I only knew what this EP was about after it was finished. I approach writing with an idea about a sound or a vague feeling or imagery but leave the concepts open ended to try to write in a more abstract and subconscious way. I’m really excited to release something on & Options because I think they're doing something really interesting with the catalog they’re building. The label is Toronto based but a lot of the music they are putting out is from all over the world. There is a really bold mix of ideas from their roster so far and I'm happy to add to it."

Track List

  • Vendor Day - 05:29 
  • Who Else Are You [Powerpoint Edit] - 06:01 
  • State Trooper Award Ceremony - 05:31 
  • Chair Throwing Meditation 3 - 04:35


Genre : electronic, collective, noise, relaxation, therapy

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Blood Is Sweeter Than Honey by Shock of Daylight

2017-05-03 04:02:50 UTC

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Blood Is Sweeter Than Honey is London-based artist Danny Currie's 3rd release of 2017.

Field recordings of his coastal hometown are merged with spectral guitars and washes of electronic noise to create a droning ambient panorama which seems to crest and recede like the Irish Sea heard in those same field recordings.

Released on his own Anschauen Records, Blood Is Sweeter Than Honey follows January's 'Verschollene EP' (Spheredelic Records), and 'Covers 2017' - a Soundcloud release of cover tracks.



Genre : electronic, ambient, drone, guitar, noise, psychedelic

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