Syrinx’s path veered from the dominant modes of ‘70s subculture, their version of chamber pop hybridized with wild, whimsical electronic experimentation charting new territory in the under and overground.
Formed by composer John Mills-Cockell after the dissolution of Intersystems, Syrinx’s two adventurous albums, Syrinx (Self-Titled) and Long Lost Relatives, endorsed the poetic potential of the avant-garde, subverting a turn of the ‘60s trend toward technological pageantry.
Tumblers From The Vault presents these two albums alongside the trio’s unheard music, revisiting the Syrinx story and sharing their memorable, mind-bending melodies.
Pre-order a 3xLP and / or 2xCD at the shop now and get a download of “Hollywood Dream Trip” via e-mail.
After breathing life into Breadwoman at CTM Festival in Berlin & in the UK this past winter, Anna Homler & Steven Warwick will perform the music of Breadwoman this June at Pitchfork’s Northside Festival Showcase in Brooklyn, NY (6/11) and will open for Grouper at ‘Beyond The Gate’ in Chicago, IL (6/18).
Holly Herndon has been invited as the main support for Radiohead at their European shows later this month.
Holly will join Radiohead for the entirety of their sold out 8-date tour. Herndon’s critically acclaimed album Platform married emotional and political critique with innovative club music. The interactive and ecstatic experience of her live performance has now evolved into a group which includes the artists Colin Self and Mat Dryhurst. The trio plan to work on new Holly Herndon material, due later this year.
Holly Herndon will also be appearing at festivals in the UK, Europe and US this summer.
HOLLY HERNDON LIVE DATES:
May 20 – AMSTERDAM, Heineken Music Hall (w/ Radiohead)
May 21 – AMSTERDAM, Heineken Music Hall (w/ Radiohead)
May 23 – PARIS, Zenith (w/ Radiohead)
May 24 – PARIS, Zenith (w/ Radiohead)
May 26 – LONDON, Roundhouse (w/ Radiohead)
May 27 – LONDON, Roundhouse (w/ Radiohead)
May 28 – LONDON, Roundhouse (w/ Radiohead)
June 1 – LYON, Les Nuits des Fourviere (w/ Radiohead)
June 3 – BARCELONA, Primavera Festival
June 4 – PARIS, We Love Green Festival
June 8-9 – PORTO, Primavera Festival
June 11 – LONDON, Field Day
July 16 – CHICAGO, Pitchfork Festival
July 17 – CHICAGO, Constellation
July 18 – ST. LOUIS, Luminary Center for the Arts
August 5 – AMSTERDAM, Dekmantel
August 12 – HELSINKI, Flow Festival
RAMZi’s world exists just outside the corner of your eye. It is a land of look behind; possible to reach, impossible to return. Phoebe Guillemot is the guardian of this world. The fearless, intuitive heroine whose arsenal of melted rhythms and mutant song lines exude from her armour.
Guillemot’s past releases mapped this world, RAMZi guiding the endlessly interpretable landscape with her warped, dubbed-out tribal dance music. The effect was ecstatic, combative, and tactical. For Haku, the next installment in the ongoing RAMZi adventure game, delves more into the mythology surrounding this mossy culture.
Step through her world’s portal with “OO” below:
For Haku is the first entry in the Commend See series, released in conjunction with Strange Fires, an installation by artist Jessica Hans. An artist edition of six unique LPs will be available at the opening, alongside a cassette edition of For Haku also available online to those that can’t attend. Strange Fires opens at Commend on April 21 and is on view through May 12, 2016.
A blend of recent favorites, recorded live and loose on a warm evening drinking grapefruit w/ mint and seltzer. Aside from some jungle and hip-hop passages, this is mostly a light meditative mood mix with a jazzy twist running throughout.
Shea is a selector, listener and label laborer based between NYC and the South Pacific.