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  • Sequel Sound approached us a little while ago, in an effort to make a pretty big announcement. They have just signed a new artist to their label. Claus Muzak, and with him came the LP ‘V​-​Series‘ (SQL012). An ambient techno, acid-electronica, experimental club, IDM fusion of sounds. Claus Muzak is based in Portland. Sequel Sound label have stations in Akron, Ohio & Oakland, California. Check out the Sequel Sound Bandcamp, Soundcloud, and be sure to like their Facebook Page. Thanks to all the supporters/listeners

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    “Composed as a willful response to a sudden rash of panic attacks, the V-Series EP was written during many short sessions, some lasting mere minutes. Most of the initial work was done in the briefest bursts, small moments stolen from palpitations and breathlessness.

    Muzak’s signature hopeful, redemptive melodies are noticeably absent in this work. Instead, the tracks tend to dwell on a single note, perhaps a chord, with very little movement, and often without resolution. The pounding kicks issue a violence inspired by the frustration of bodily malfunction; the wavering notes are the plaintive gasps of drowning in air.

    During production the national news brought yet more revelations about the US military’s testing of chemical weapons on its own troops. For years the US manufactured literally tons of chemicals for warfare. In the end, these were destroyed or simply buried at sea. A particularly potent nerve agent was VX gas, part of what was called the V-Series. If deployed in battle, the gas would paralyze its victims’ diaphragms; those exposed would be drowning in air.”

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    An Introduction On Sequel Sound

    SQL had no backing prior to it’s inception. All the artwork, all the pages, all the music .. straight from one creator’s brain out into the open air. We started the label, as we feel, at a time when meaningful electronic music and meaningful art are separated, and dance music becomes a formula, rather than a form of artistic and emotional expression. With each release, the music has meaning to the artist and to the label, and the artwork we create expresses that. Meaning is vital. Whether it’s relatable or not, most of our release have an air of sentimentality that surrounds them.
    Jeff does the A&R and painted records, Marko does our e-mail campaigns, Josh does the mastering and artwork.
    It’s an interesting time to be involved in a label right now. We’re trying to weed our way through this online labyrinth.. racking our brains to bring things to life .. bring them into the physical world. We’re saving to start press 12″‘s, but until then we’re formulating a string of parties in Cleveland and in the Bay Area to showcase the artists we release on both sides of the country.
    Any questions you have, me and Jeff are eager to answer them!

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    Release from the past 3 Months
     


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    NOAH 23 BIOGRAPHY READS SOMETHING LIKE THIS, “THE ABSTRACT MC, THE PLAGUE LANGUAGE , THE GUELPH ORACLE, CAPTAIN CLARK, TWIZ THRIZZY, SYNCHROMYSTIC TECHNO-SHAMAN, AND INDIE POP KINGPIN OF THE OCCULT TRILL UNDERGROUND”. With the underground platform being so accessible, we have very rare instances of artistic collaborations such as this… An epic, an immense quantity of quality works.  There are some seriously remarkable listens as it has been 

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    This album dropped recently, and is so thorough with its own roster alone it took me just a little bit of time to listen to, and digest. Really, its 33 tracks long, some of the over 4 minutes long. I know some of you have most likely heard track or possibly picker up a copy and felt it out yourselves. I personally love this album, it means a lot to me, seeing so many “different” people come together, on a strict schedule, to create something meaningful, to share with people who listen to this genre of hip-hop / rap, but its not only that either! This genre is progressive hip-hop electronic music, but can be broken down quite a few different ways. With so many elements incorporated, you would think that it would come out like noise, but it doesn’t. That is what I can hear, when I listen to this album. How solid, the production is vs How well each artist’s rides their beats. Delivering on time, and well enough to immerse you into this dark but entertaining masterpiece. I don’t wanna gas it too much, I already have. I just want you to give it a chance, take a peak and let us know what you think!

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    Peacock Angel which released 23 May 2015 with a digital as well as a physical CD will be available at The Catacombz

    Plague Language has included a recommendation for listen:

    “Peacock Angel is an extremely long album. We here at Plague Language Digital recommend splitting this recording in half for optimum audio pleasure. Peacock Angel Side (A) is from track 1. through track 17. Please resume listening to Side (B) of this album from track 18 through track 33. This project may also be enjoyed on shuffle like a long collection of singles which stand alone. Thank you for your patience and enjoy the record.” – Noah 23

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    ★Mastered by Gabe Mendoza ★ ★ Artwork by Dream Cube


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    THE FOLLOW UP TO THE APRIL RELEASE By WICCA PHASE SPRINGS ETERNAL xXx JAYYEAH titled SHUT MY EYES Ep. It was an interesting listen, very short, but also very sweet. A folky dark electronic bass hip hop exploration on a 4 Track Ep.

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    STREAM: http://bit.ly/1NXC6v7  DL: http://bit.ly/1DNXgMS

    ABERCROMBIE AND ME (THE SECOND RELEASE, 2015). Some of the tracks of this Emotional Trapstyle LP much like NIGHTFALL (PROD. LEDERRICK) 03:08, offer a sort of oppositivity to their own style. The instrumentals trickling, as a vox transformer astronauts the scranton rappers voice, it becomes so melded its harder to hear Wicca. Which bummed me out. I recommend playing a bit louder if you can, or prefer to enjoy music in that way. The only solution I could think of – The album shines so bright with 4. GO WITH YR HEART (FEAT. MACKNED) (PROD. DØVES) such solid samples, in the sense that the emotional impact which they connect with their lyricism is pure, and their creative intent remains intact in less ways than I would have liked, I don’t get the same energy of feel from the rest of the album like I do with track 8. SADDEST DAY ON SATURN (FEAT. MACKNED) (PROD. JAYYEAH). The integrity of the emotional fierceness of the instrumental and the lyrics from both artists featured on the track

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    The highlight of the album is an cloudy electro-trapstyle track called 9. STEER ME (FEAT. BABY TEAR$) (PROD. FROZENGANG) witch sort of reminds me of the Black Smurf Toonami Ep, that came out last year. Was a relentlessly hypnotic and hyperraw. The second have of the tape offers the desired side effect I was seeking. There is this very futurist horror core element I found in the album artwork, and especially in track 10. I’M LEBRON (PROD. JAYYEAH). We would have liked to see more of that heavy energy in the beginning, but if that is a foreshadowing of the future of Wicca Phase LP’s, I am a hopeful listener.

    Until next time, NVRMNDUS


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  • A while back I had the opportunity to sit down with a very relevant & quite interesting individual. Many of you may be familiar with Tedy Brewski, a few of you might not, so I suggest the two of you get familiar. The artist musician/producer Tedy Brewksi is hailing from Michigan, but origins suggest he fell out of his mother somewhere in Hartford, Connecticut. A black rapper, a black artist. A revolutionary to the punk / hip hop genre, creating a unique realm for his sound, and visual counterpart for himself. If you follow his music, you may have been aware that since 2012 he has been really rocking the public microphone. Taunting society with a new release about every year Give or take when he has used Monikers to drop additional material on us. Take a look below at his most recents, and spend sometime listening to his material, you wont be disappointed. I promise.

    NN: Let me start by asking how you are, and what you have been doing for the past two months ?

    Tedy Brewski: I’m doing pretty good, in an optimistic mood about the future. In the past two months I’ve just been working part time and making new tunes. I’m a substitute teacher I just sit there and surf the net lolol. After work I usually either do recording sessions for my boys or veg out. Life is cool tho no complaints. Right now we are in the dead of the winter, everyday in the suburbs is shoveling and ice chipping, life kinda sucks but its cool too. I’m chillin.

    NN: What came of the end of 2014 for you ? 

    Tedy Brewski: At the end of 2014, (around Thanksgiving) I put out this album called Black Friday under the alias Typical Black Punks. It’s an experimental album, a huge jumble of modern sound with genres from the past.

    Black Friday is a record by Connecticut-based artist Tedy Brewski released under the monikerTypical Black Punks. The name, a double entendre, denotes a concerted effort on Tedy’s part to create music that was influenced by the punk music he’d been listening to of late, as well as explicitly convey the project’s theme of race in the United States.”

    “The record doesn’t look back to punk music, it circles back around in time and then time-warps back to the present forcing the past to come with it.”

    NN: What plans have you made since then for your music, or your art ? 

    Tedy Brewski: Right now its early in 2015, I’m getting back into the internet scene and trying to work with as many artists as possible in order to grow artistically and reach new audiences.

    NN: Albums, Possible Video Release Dates ? 

    Tedy Brewski: I think my next one is going to be called Wipe Out Mixtape. I’ve done a bunch of random songs over the past month and I wanna bring back some wavy shit once the weather gets nicer. Most of the time my albums have some kind of cohesive story or theme. What I have right now is random as hell. I’ve been building a team locally in Connecticut with some friends and we plan on putting out a bunch of videos. Its interesting because I became such an internet based artist because my local scene was so weak when I first started making music. Over the last year the local scene has grown so much it’s exciting to see inspired creative people going in.

    NN: Do you plan on traveling , or touring within this year ?

    Tedy Brewski: It’s all about connections and whether the stars align. It wouldn’t be surprising if I do some shows in New York and DC this spring and summer. I’m currently located in Connecticut and I want to help build this scene. I’m really open to anything and I want to work with anyone who is down. Realistically, I could probably use a larger following before I can start touring seriously. I’m actively seeking management so we can turn up to a new level. Regardless, I’ve got a pretty flexible schedule and performing is in the game plan just no confirmed shows at this moment.

    NN: What was the last most important work that you completed – How well do you believe it was received ? 

    Tedy Brewski: Typical Black Punks was my last project and maybe my most important. Musically it challenges everything you would expect from some random internet rapper. Socially the project crosses cultural boundaries and tackles political issues. I think it was pretty well received. Most people dug it. I was disappointed no one really challenged me about my stance on some issues. I’m going to try harder next time to piss people off. I think its one of those projects that people will slowly stumble on to.

    NN: When you began your project, did you expect the turn out you have received so far ?

    Tedy Brewski: I really didn’t know what to expect. I figured some people would be like wtf is this and turn it off. I think I’ve got a core fanbase who are just down for whatever I do and then there are the people who are still not convinced. If I can get ten, fifty or a hundred new people who are down with me with whatever I put out then I am happy as fuck.

    NN: When did you know you wanted to begin this project ? 

    Tedy Brewski: I made a song called Lost In The Wave under the alias Typical Black Punks in like 2012. I wrote it off as just some one time thing. At some point in 2014 my friend Black Kray put out this remix of Boys Don’t Cry by The Cure and I was like damn people really wanna hear this kinda shit. So after that I was hell yea I gotta try and do this album but I still didn’t do it. Later on in the year I had this really shitty job and I was like fuck this and I stopped going to work and I just made that shit in like a month. Shit was hella fun got intense, learned about alot of music and payed homage to hella counter culture.

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    NN: What do you want to convey, or what have you also found that you do convey in frequently in your materials ? 

    Tedy Brewski: I want to let people know that they can do whatever the fuck they want if they put in the work. I wasn’t born some musical prodigy, I can’t play any instruments with proficiency but I have a dedication to going ham. Like if you listen to my music and think I’m mad good thats only cuz I’ve spent mad hours going ham and I’m sure you can do the same at whatever you choose. I hope that that message is being conveyed with my music.

    NN: What reflects the least, what should be focusing on ? 

    Tedy Brewski: My goal is to uplift people and bring people together. I might say some ratch shit or sum non conscious shit sometimes but the end goal is self understanding and spiritual growth and hippy shit like dat.

    NN: How many releases have you successfully produced ? 

    Tedy Brewski: I started putting out mixtapes and albums in 2010. Since then I have put out 10 releases that I can think of. The last two were entirely produced by me which is an awesome feeling. There would probably be more albums and mixtapes but some of the ideas just fall apart during the creative process.

    NN: How do you feel being called a #NVRMNDKID or that you’re one of the #NVRMNDCRU ? 

    Tedy Brewski: A #NVRMNDKID is probably someone who is open-minded and willing to experiment. Someone who is sexy as fuck with hella steeze so yea I’m cool with being a #NVRMNDKID. I’m lovin’ the CRU. Much love ya’ll.

    Peace signs and Dollar signs.

    Thrive & Prosper

    NVRMND

     www.tedybrewski.bandcamp.com
    www.soundcloud.com/tedybrewski
    www.twitter.com/TEDYBREWSKI
    www.facebook.com/tedy.brewski.7

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  • Just 5 days until Noah 23 drops this massive release he has been hinting toward via his social media, down below we have an unbelievable track listing. Its 33 tracks long, and regardless how ethereal that is alone, its unheard of really for this many artists to be on this tape at once!  Set to release this coming Saturday, the 23rd. Noah 23 along side the onslaught of artists on this monumental feature. Witch may very well break the game. fortunately. Any zag we pull down into the neither world to listen to this may jeopardize the upper crust of mainstream culture, causing a shift into this Void Wave masterpiece.

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    I have got a NVR GIFT for you brought to you by Noah 23, Pictureplane, & Dylan Ross. A track called RUNNING THRU YR HEAD ft. DYLAN ROSS (PROD. BY PICTUREPLANE)

    The newest kids on the block aren’t as “NU” as you’re thinking. When grind long enough zag, everything can feel like forever, in your mental. Just something to consider is the fact that these players have been logging in more hours than lumber jack made of your adolescent meebo instant messenger. Anyone who supports this kind of entertainment I’m sure to be really expecting something that this album actually delivers on. I haven’t heard the entire thing but get ready for this great production – some flows so icy & relentless (even) on a colossus mega deck, & to mention, there will be a physical release. Where we find many a unique flow from artists like the main zag Noah 23 but spanning across the crypt with unlock-able listens

    “So is here the official track list. It is insanely monstrous and also comes with instructions on listening in 2 pieces. Side (B) begins on track 16.” – NOAH 23

    NOAH23 “PEACOCK ANGEL OFFICIAL TRACKLIST

    1. INTRO {FR<>ZE}
    2. YIN YANG PINKY RING {LEDERRICK}
    3. IBOGAINE {YVNG BVCK}
    4. PROMETHAZINE PROMETHEUS ft. SPZ CHAOTE, TRINITI & MACKNED {SPZ CHAOTE}
    5. THUNDER & RAIN ft. DAIMON MILES {FRESH KILS}
    6. BENJAMIN BUTTON {CALIS}
    7. DARK CRY$TAL ft. $UICIDE BOY$ {WAAVE GAWD}
    8. RUNNIN THRU YR HEAD ft. DYLAN ROSS {PICTUREPLANE}
    9. PINK CHUCKS ft. PEPPER BOY {BLVCK HXVRT}
    10. TERENCE MCKENNA ft. LXOR {MOTEM}
    11. DANCE WITCHA ft. STASH MARINA {MAXDADDY}
    12. WOLF ANGEL {DJ COUTZ}
    13. DMT ft. LESS {NOBLONSKI & MORBIDLY O BEATS}
    14. NUCLEAR HEAT ft. BARACUDA {BENDER} SCRATCHES BY DJ SO NICE
    15. WEED CRUMBS ON MY BLACK PANTS ft. TRIPPY THA KID {LEDERRICK}
    16. NOAH MOTION ft. NO EMOTION GOLD MASK {NATTYMARI}
    17. CANT DISGUISE ft. SHADY BLAZE {JAMERSON}
    18. TIDAL WAVE ft. MAIN ATTRAKIONZ {RELLIM}
    19. FALLEN PARADISE ft. YUNGJZAISDEAD & YUNG XELA {YUNG JZA}
    20. SIDEWALK {NOK FROM THE FUTURE}
    21. YOU COULD BE MY WIZ {ELAQUENT}
    22. ON A MISSION ft. DIZZY D {DEBARS}
    23. HOW MANY ft. SWAG TOOF {SPZ CHAOTE}
    24. PHANTASY {KHALIL NOVA}
    25. PLAGUE BOYZ ft. .CULT {YAWNS}
    26. FENG SHUI {SHMX}
    27. ΩMEGA CHIPS ft. WICCA PHASE SPRINGS ETERNAL {KHRIST KOOPA}
    28. LAVA LAMP ft. SUPA SORTAHUMAN {KEYBOARD KID}
    29. STAY GOLD ft. NXMX GXLDXX {FR<>ZE}
    30. PENDULUM SWINGS {SLAVA MANE}
    31. ELECTRIC JAZZ CIGARETTES {MYSTIC PHONK}
    32. MY DADDY WENT TO PRISON & MY LITTLE BROTHER DIED {THATS CREEP}
    33. CONCERING THE UFO SIGHTING NEAR HIGHLAND {88 ULTRA}


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  • Photo by Suzannah Herbert

    Everyone remembers Cities Aviv, Gavin Mays born in 1989; for his productions Digital Lows (in 2011), Black Pleasure; Black Pleasure through streetwear company Mishka NYC‘s record label before signing to Young One Records – 2012), and after then the album; titled Come to Life (2014),  now his fourth release, a brand new iteration into Memphis Tennessee producers’ mental, an album titled Your Discretion Is Trust (2015).

    Cities Aviv has been featured in both Spin, as well as Pitchfork. This album sort of presented me with the problems of an individual facing the loss of his time; from either spending to much of it on-with-or-for some particular person, or object, or identity [even], or possibly through aging, or as a maturing problem or person, but that the blocks on which social & natural dictated thoughts, & personal affirmations indicate feelings of unrest & desires for more affection through that which has programmed itself or ourselves with, & is or will become apart of us.

    The first four tracks, are amazing and the most unique, the fifth is an interlude, and by no means deserves to be skipped over. I want you to feel those and a few others out for yourselves. (Lets talk about a few, full listen below)

    Classic Cities (6.Earth Signs (feat. RPLD GHSTS); 1:46) reminding me of how his raw percussion two-stepping hardcore progressiveness influences me in such a way, I cannot stop listening. Such awesome production, the bells and whistles are really clean on that one, and again Aviv has excellent vocal styles, you cant really get tired of listening to him talk about things you relate to so well such as a song on the album; like 8. Discrimination; 2:43. A track that attempts to tackle the corruption of the media, events in Baltimore, relationships or the inverse of such regarding white rappers. Chanting, “Discrimination, Turn The Page”. It’s wicked, and it such a clear depiction of pop-culture.     The tracks that follow this recipe on this LP are going to be timeless pieces for this young artist, who is often times channeling a sort of guerrilla revolutionary,

    [#NVRFORGET I Reviewed Cities Aviv – WORLDS OF PRESSURE (Official Video) back in December 2014]

    Eventually we Interlude, (14. Survival Fit; 03:53), to a woman (I’m assuming, is a companion of Gavin’s or relative. Im not quite sure. At first I thought it was a little kid, but I do not know. I enjoyed what they said rather anyhow,) but she goes on to describe something call “Nature-ology“. The unknown context to which I am stricken by and feel as though I don’t need an explanation for what it could be defined as, yet I would want to the author of the terminology to explain to it to, to correspond if I even knew it myself. Truly it is a tale, of survival. Never let anyone stop you from doing what you want to do in your life, “live freely…”, he says, “until we sleep in those boxes”. This lyric is featured in Survival Fit is the last track on the Album, but also my favorite, along with the very industrial psycho noise of the Nico Interlude, a very wishy-washy gargle of angsty distortion,

    It’s process is completed once its stifles our self-governing skills, and not having the power true have the true understanding of being programmed by the a hateful system, or one that doesn’t wish you to fulfill yourself. . Our powers must be activated from within ourselves, the world must be be altered, to fill voids in the minds of many desperate people including ourselves. A new spectrum of expression as an artist whose validity is uncanny, for the pure fact that he is reflecting his understanding of these faces he sees are unfortunates parodies of what they could or should have possibly become in turn.

    A big diss to what society on the “upper crust” believes, is the only American society that exists. Due to it sheer unintelligible behaviors & the size of the consensus and popularity of itself, while it destroys multiple platforms of the rest of the worlds ability or option to invoke their helpful or demonized controversial suggestions. His latest genre bending No Wave, Power World Nature,  Anti-Pop Post-Violent album has reached the entrance to our mind on pop-counter pop-cultics and post-anti-socialistic systems programed into us. There are some dark elements, and there some very playful elements in not only the production of the instruments, but overall. I highly recommend this album. Whether you are an avid listener of Cities Aviv or otherwise, this piece is 14 tracks deep, including the brief minute or so long interludes. There are only a few. It’s a great experience, and am most likely going to return to it a quite a bit to listen to.

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    (Tracks 1 & 4 prod. by RPLD GHSTS, tracks 2, 5, 6, 10 & 12 prod. by Cities Aviv, tracks 3, 7, 8 & 13 prod. by WGM, track 9 prod. by Jimi Nxir, track 14 prod. by RPLD GHSTS & WGM)
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