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Release of "The Unknown Rockstar" by Toxic Chicken

Release of "The Unknown Rockstar" by Toxic Chicken

It’s lovely to have this release from Toxic Chicken for Netlabel Day.

A picture of the Unknown Rockstar drinking beer inspired Toxic Chicken to create The Unknown Rockstar, an album of sometimes fun and sometimes quite beautiful electronic music. Funky; a good time.

Toxic Chicken is the long running project of one Kai Nobuko. Toxic Chicken uses a craptop to create idiosyncratic, humorous and enchanting electronic music. Absurdist, experimental, but accessible.

Release of "Delerium" by Tangent

Release of "Delerium" by Tangent

A new album by Tangent, Delerium. Improvised Plunderphonics. Loops, phrases, and rhythms lurch in and out of focus around each other. As sounds and moods progress, surprises and magic happen. I’ve never heard anything else that sounds quite like this.

Each of these pieces is constructed of two overlaid tracks of real-time improvised cut up. They have the kind of floating pulse the best of free jazz has, without having a fixed tempo; rhythm is important to these pieces. The sounds of the source material can be clearly heard, but what emerges is surprising and strange.

Release of "Snouts! with Mette Rasmussen & Tangent" on iiii records

Release of "Snouts! with Mette Rasmussen & Tangent" on iiii Records

iiii Records have been releasing adventurous improv music from Aotearoa for a number of years now. Tangent was privileged to be invited to play with a stellar group of musicians, Snouts! and Mette Rasmussen for a set at the Audio Foundation on 19 January 2018. iiii Records described this as “a jagged set of cut-up, brain melting sclorp”.

Sadly the guitarist of Snouts!, Phill Dryson, is no longer with us. To commemorate the third anniversary of his passing, iiii Records have released Snouts! with Mette Rasmussen & Tangent as part of a rememberance for him.

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