Gregg Kowalsky – Tuned to Monochrome (2018)

From the album L’Orange, L’Orange
Available now from Mexican Summer
Directed by TACHYONS+


Chris Carter – Cernubicua (2018)

Cernubicua’ is taken from Chris Carter’s brand new studio album ‘Chris Carter’s Chemistry Lessons Volume 1’, released March 30th 2018.

‘Cernubicua’ features skewed, yet calming voices. Carter explains the voices, “Sleazy and I had worked together on ways of developing a sort of artificial singing using software and hardware. This was me trying to take it a step further. I’ve taken lyrics, my own voice or people’s voices from a collection that I’d put together with Sleazy, and I’ve chopped them up and done all sorts of weird things with them.”

Chris Carter’s Chemistry Lessons Volume One is populated with insistent melodic patterns and a distinct sense of wonderment at the limitless possibilities of science. “If there’s an influence on the album, it’s definitely ‘60s radiophonic,” Carter says. “And over the last few years I’ve also been listening to old English folk music, almost like a guilty pleasure, and so some of tracks on the album hark back to an almost ingrained DNA we have for those kinds of melodies.”

Mark Pritchard – Come Let Us (2018)

Taken from Mark Pritchard’s latest collection of work, ‘The Four Worlds’, out 23 March on Warp.
Visual by Jonathan Zawada, an extract from ‘The Four Worlds’ film.

‘Come Let Us’ contains the vocal from Ziggurat by Gregory Whitehead from his 1985 cassette release – ‘Disorder Speech’. Courtesy of Gregory Whitehead.

Mark Pritchard returns with ‘The Four Worlds’. An eight-track collection, further exploring the sonic worlds first encountered on 2016’s opus ‘Under The Sun’. Mark has once again collaborated with visual artist Jonathan Zawada on artwork and visuals. The highlight of which is a thirteen-minute film bringing the duo’s audio and visual other-worldly landscapes to life like never before. This is a clip of that film.

‘The Four Worlds’ features Colorado’s psychedelic heroine, Space Lady, on S.O.S, and cult radio artist, Gregory Whitehead, on Come Let Us.

Interchain – Plenum (2018)

Interchain are Eugene Gorbunov and Andrew Lee, an electronic duo from Moscow that finds equal inspiration in techno culture, punk music and Russian industrial landscapes. ‘Plenum’ is an album composed of a series of sketches based on Eugene’s and Andrew’s childhood memories about Perestroika in the USSR. As they put it, “whether it’s a backwards look through the decades of an adult, or the flashbacks of childhood memory to the exact historical period, imbued by the distinctive colors, TV noises, unconscious sounds and images of the time – both perspectives interpret the past/present as a work of art, created by the entirety of society, government and technological progress”. These visions are projected into 10 vibrant compositions inspired in a series of elements -from underground clubs to Lenin’s Mausoleum and from USSR punk to drugs- that marked the period of political and social reformations that shook the Soviet Union in the 1980s. Despite being grounded in industrial sonics and its sparse backbone, the music in ‘Plenum’ has an oddly delicate and ghostly quality to it. Tracks that, in Interchain’s own words, “wash away pressing issues of the day, revealing a transcendent picture, image and aesthetics – ethereal feelings far more real to the observer than actual bygone dates, events, people”. The result is fascinating to say the least.

HVNX-500 Interchain
Release Date: February 16, 2018