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Acid Test: Dungeon Synth, Bird Songs, Ambient, and More

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Bandcamp’s outer limits continue to be a rewarding place for psychedelia, experimental club music, noise, vaporwave, and the wholly uncategorizable. In this volume of Acid Test, we look at club music inspired by the classical music of Iran, a noise album that sounds like an Atari game, two nautically-themed adaptations of historical classics, and a beguiling record made almost entirely from bird calls.

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Album of the Day: Leech, “Data Horde”

Brian Foote’s relationship with electronic music has a tendency to take him to the fringes of the genre. Whether as part of the experimental indie ensemble Nudge, producing albums like the Zola Jesus and Maria Minerva collaboration, or his work at revered label Kranky, Foote—who reserves the Leech alias for purely electronic explorations—has proven time and again just how wide his range can be. Tusks, his 2013 debut EP on 100% Silk, was a collection of bubbling not-quite-house tracks. For this release on his own Peak Oil imprint, Foote has pulled together a scintillating array of experiments from his archives. Breaks ebb and flow throughout the album, melodic passages interlacing with percolating percussive patterns, an uplifting kaleidoscope of sound. Continue reading