STREAMING // (Track) Chavo – “BAG OR 2”

Listen Here – Soundcloud

Produced By: Pi’erre Bourne

STREAMING // (Album) Brijean – “Feelings”

Listen Here – BandCamp

Track List: Day Dreaming, Softened Thoughts, Pepe, Wifi Beach, Feelings, Ocean, Paradise, Lathered In Gold, Chester, Hey Boy, Moody

STREAMING // (Album) Tomahawk – “Tonic Immobility”

Listen Here – BandCamp

Tomahawk Members: Mike Patton, Duane Denison, John Stanier, + Trevor Dunn

Track List: SHHH!, Valentine Shine, Predators And Scavengers, Doomsday Fatigue, Business Casual, Tattoo Zero, Fatback, Howlie, Eureka, Sidewinder, Recoil, Dog Eat Dog

STREAMING // (Track) Hailu Mergia – “Nefas New Zemedie”

Listen Here – BandCamp

Full Release On: June 4th, 2021

STREAMING // (Video) The Weather Station – “Subdivisions”

Listen/Watch Here – Youtube

Captured By: Jared Raab

Edited By: Max Taeuschel

Misc. Day – In The Pigments

Shattering like the valves within the heart, the blood pumps through Black Marble’s 2012 record, A Different Arrangement which gives feeling of both constriction and immense space within the same dish.

Almost like two separate hands that hold two pills, one reveals a world that is drowning in atmosphere and the ability to cascade underneath the neon lights of this futuristic cyber city. Another holds the desolate and isolated walls where only one instrument sounds like a funeral for the mind.

Opening with “Cruel Summer,” Black Marble is ecstasy in the hands, releasing this endorphin rush to the body. While incredibly simple, the catchy one-two beat is easy to follow and the overpowering vocals are shadowed in comparison to the production. The balance on A Different Arrangement comes from Black Marble in the delivery as the subtly gives each listening experience a decade worth to dissect.

Especially noteworthy on a great design for being both a record of meticulous love and playlist creation, Black Marble on “A Great Design” essentially makes the blueprints for what would be an outstanding and exemplary synth-wave track.

The percussion is so gentle and it perfectly coexists within the jagged lines of imperfection. The beauty of Black Marble’s sound is the human touch, it has compassion and this real devotion to the craft. As the synths pound along, A Different Arrangement and “A Great Design” in particular continue to beg to be replayed as a one-track mixtape of nearly endless serotonin.

Later entries like “UK” are noted for their harmony in the rawness to the overly produced percussion that clashes with the easy-to-hum chiming synths. Almost the first real introduction of non-ethereal vocals, Black Marble moves into this less daunting and more touchable apparition. The phantom of the soundboard, and while the lyrics still are hard to make out through the mystifying nature of the effects on the record, “UK” is less static in the performance than other moments on A Different Arrangement.

Appearing more as a figment of a dreamscape, Black Marble taps into some of the lucid ability to shape the sound to fit a perfect fantasy. Through 11 tracks over 36-minutes, every step in the clouds comes directly from a sense of particular grace.

Listen To A Different Arrangement Here!!! – BandCamp/Spotify/Amazon/iTunes

STREAMING // (Track) Rata Negra – “El Escarmiento”

Listen Here – BandCamp

Full Release On: April 23rd, 2021

STREAMING // (Album) The Antlers – “Green To Gold”

Listen Here – BandCamp

Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Pedal Steel, Piano, + Organ By: Peter Silberman

Drums + Percussion By: Michael Lerner

Track List: Strawflower, Wheels Roll Home, Solstice, Stubborn Man, Just One Sec, It Is What It Is, Volunteer, Green To Gold, Porchlight, Equinox

STREAMING // (Track) Thouxanbanfauni – “B2B”

Listen Here – Soundcloud

Featuring: Lite Fortunato

SUNDAY SAMPLER // (Playlist) “04/11/2021”

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“A playlist of tracks that were featured on MattsMusicMine.com from the week of April 5th – 11th. From Reviews to Streams, never miss a track with these playlists that are uploaded every single Sunday till I drop dead.”

Featuring: Armand Hammer, The Alchemist, Strange U, Blindfolded And Led To The Woods, Sam Gendel, Ron Gallo, Talking Heads, Sprints, Enjoy, Playboi Carti, Really From, PUPIL SLICER, Princess Nokia, The Black Heart Death Cult, Pijn, GOLPE, Jane Inc., Ebo Taylor, Uhuru-Yenzu

Track List: Sir Benni Miles, God’s Feet, Arm Leg, Black Air, Waraku3, WUNDAY (CRAZY AFTER DARK), Girlfriend Is Better, This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody), Swimming, Hi Beautiful, Sky, Yellow Fever, Martyrs, Wounds Upon My Skin, It’s Not My Fault, One Way Through, Distress, Societa, Dirt And The Earth, Love And Death

STREAMING // (Album) Ebo Taylor – “Conflict”

Listen Here – BandCamp

Track List: You Need Love, Love And Death, What Is Life?, Christ Will Come, Victory

STREAMING // (Album) Jane Inc – “Number One”

Listen Here – BandCamp

All Songs Written + Performed By: Carlyn Bezic

Drums + Vermona By: Evan J. Cartwright

Mixed By: Steve Chahley + Anthony Nemet

Produced By: Steve Chahley + Carlyn Bezic

Track List: Gem, Steel, Faceless Bodiless, Dirt And The Earth, Bloom Becomes Me, My Oldest Friend, Mine/His, Obliterated

STREAMING // (Album) GOLPE – “La Colpa È Solo Tua”

Listen Here – BandCamp

Written + Performed By: Tadzio Pederzolli

Recorded + Edited By: Eugenio Mazzetto

Mixed By: Jonah Falco + Will Killingsworth

Mastered By: Will Killingsworth

Artwork By: Tadzio Pederzolli + Francesco Goats

Edited By: Marco Rapisarda

Track List: La Colpa È Solo Tua, Non Avrai Altro Dio, Sei La Tua Prigione, Società, Non Piegarti, Propaganda, Nato Colpevole, Non Spegnerti, Servo Deel Potere, II Tuo Futuro

STREAMING // (Album) Pijn – “Loss”

Listen Here – BandCamp

Track List: Denial, Detach, Distress, Blanch, Blush, Unspoken, Squalor, Squander

STREAMING // (Album) The Black Heart Death Club – “Sonic Mantras”

Listen Here – BandCamp

Guitar + Vocals: Sasha L Smith

Guitar: Domenic Evans

Bass, Guitar, + Organ: Deon Slaviero

Organ + Vocals: Gabbie Potocnik

Drums: Andrew Nunns

Guitar: Bill Patching

Sitar: David Balaban

Track List: Goodbye Gatwick Blues, Cold Fields, One Way Through, Trees, Death From Above,  The Sun Inside, Dark Waves, Sonic Dhoom

STREAMING // (Video) Princess Nokia – “It’s Not My Fault”

Listen/Watch Here – Youtube

Executive Producers: Chelsea Sdaigui + Mariah Morgenstern

Director: Sebastian Sdaigui

Producer: Mariah Morgenstern

Creative Director: Robot MoonJuice

New Music – The Slow Melt

One of the newest fascinations with metal sounds and atmospheres comes PUPIL SLICER on Mirrors, a glitchy and primarily distorted throwdown to being trapped in a whirlpool.

There are moments of grinding intensity that shocks through the system and collects the marrow as if they were a hybrid animal. One side the crushing violence of a gorilla, and the other half, the leopard that can prowl through sleek breakdowns and cracks in the trees to lurk over the audience.

Opening back the curtains on “Martyrs,” The intricate rhythms and progressions that PUPIL SLICER lives and dwell upon are fantastic and almost pulverizing at points. It doesn’t just rip back the skin at the first moment, “Martyrs” instead eases the opponent into their own extinction willingly.

That curiosity that PUPIL SLICER relies on comes hauntingly as the three-piece of this mix between hardcore and math-rock boils to a forefront. The percussion from Josh Andrews has moments of black metal being the foundation through blast beats and consistency, but the fills and actual meat of the track continues to be astounding.

It’s hard to pinpoint exact moments where PUPIL SLICER really wins the ears over through all the fire and brimstone, but it could be one of the shorter expeditions labeled under “Panic Defence.” The London-based torturers move forward with guitars from Kate Davies and bass from Luke Fabian that is more tuned to break bone than give any helping hands.

The vocals that also resemble more shouts than any poetry from Davies are actually almost as complicated and reflective as their production here. Describing, “Begging, trying to escape, crawling drenched in blood of my own innocence. Innocence not considered. Dearly, now departed.” Woefully pushy and riddled with this underlying angst through the delivery, PUPIL SLICER continues to orchestrate a hellscape that is nearly uninhabitable by the human touch.

Another short track, “Interlocutor” is based more on that first math-rock suggestion of sound where the production is hard to catch and nimble as it swings from limb to limb. Crunching over swollen jaws, heavy feet stomp through the breakdown and can only give way to imagine just how deadly PUPIL SLICER can be in a live setting.

Before Mirrors shatters, before pavement explodes, there is a displacement in Mirrors that demands self-preservation as the motivating factor. Ugly, destructive, and everything that a hardcore record should be, PUPIL SLICER is a welcome addition to the family.

Listen To Mirrors Here!!! – BandCamp/Spotify/Amazon/iTunes

STREAMING // (Album) Really From – “Really From”

Listen Here – BandCamp

Really From: Chris Lee-Rodriguez, Sander Bryce, Michi Tassey, + Matt Hull

Engineered By: Seth Manchester + Sai Boddupalli

Additional Engineering By: Zach Weeks

Tracks 1-8 Mixed By: Seth Manchester

Track 9 Mixed By: Sai Boddupalli

Produced By: Sai Boddupalli

Mastered By: Zach Weeks

Track List: Apartment Song, Quirk, Yellow Fever, Try Lingual, I Live Here Now, Last Kneeplay, I’m From Here, In The Spaces, The House

STREAMING // (Video) Playboi Carti – “Sky”

Listen/Watch Here – Youtube

Directed By: Nick Walker

Producer: Chad Tennies

DP: Harley Astorga

Production Co: Resolve Media Group

STREAMING // (Album) Enjoy – “Deep Cuts, Vol. 2 (2011 – 2013)”

Listen Here – Spotify

Track List: Loosen Up Mutha’ Fucka’, I’m Content, Terrific As Terrific Gets, Hi Beautiful, Portals, Avoid Me By Walking Two Steps Backwards, Gold, Touch, Mystic Ride, Interest

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