BOSTON/NE BANDS, Fresh Stream

Angels of the Hivemind

A collection of assorted recordings.

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The unfortunate aspect about doing this whole Hassle thing
is you have to pass over a tremendous amount of music. In
the past 6 months I’ve come across over 500 albums relea-
sed in New England. Often, what I choose to write about i-
s a matter of chance.

I sort through things, taking 100 recordings and whittlin-
g them down to something more managable. Like 70. I repea-
t the process several times until I’m left with anywhere
from 5-12. Things get posted, generally, once a week so in
the time it takes for “reviews” to be published on the si-
te – 4 per month – a hundred new recordings appear. The r-
esult is a lot of music gets buried.

I find this terribly disturbing. I spend quite a while on
the whittling process only to have quality materials get
lost in a list I store away somewhere. I do store it, th-
ough, for times such as this.

Chorea by Solid State Entity
00-chorea.mp3
Chorea by Solid State Entity
Circadian rhythms and strange atonal processed music. Ex-
perimental and kind of soulless. Some interesting sounds.

The New Groove by Sam Spear
00-every-day.mp3
The New Groove by Sam Spear
Sentimental music for jumping off the bridge in manic gl-
ee. I can hear the splash and shocked onlookers.

hangout songs by 10:15 Saturday Night
00-hangout-love.mp3
hangout songs by 10:15 Saturday Night
What is this shit?

This Land by Nate Tucker
00-i-am-somebody-jesse-jackson-feat-minjin-chung-cello.mp3
This Land by Nate Tucker
I forget where I heard this, but there was a demonstrati-
on somewhere. Jesse Jackson rolled up and when the crowd
saw him they started booing. He slouched back into the c-
ar and his driver peeled off.

YOU BEEN KNOWIN’ by Yo Daddy Doe
00-its-alright.mp3
YOU BEEN KNOWIN’ by Yo Daddy Doe
I loathe modern sequenced rap beats. This has samples. A
lost art?

Pathways III by Off Land
00-journey.mp3
Pathways III by Off Land
I always liked New Age music. Say what you will. “I’m ri-
ght and will be proven right.”

Resurrection Of The Necroglyph by 𝔗𝔥𝔞𝔯𝔪𝔞𝔷𝔢𝔤𝔢𝔱𝔥𝔲𝔷𝔞𝔫
00-kept-alive-for-the-nascent-minions-to-feast-upon.mp3
Resurrection Of The Necroglyph by 𝔗𝔥𝔞𝔯𝔪𝔞𝔷𝔢𝔤𝔢𝔱𝔥𝔲𝔷𝔞𝔫
Spooky. Fun Fact: The Salem Witch Trials actually took
place in Danvers.

>モケマゾ by mokamazo
00-mokamazo-live-set.mp3
モケマゾ by mokamazo
A cover from the movie Hocus Pocus. Not the skate vid-
eo.

Gary G Beats Vol. 1 by gary g beats
00-noodle-soup.mp3
Gary G Beats Vol. 1 by gary g beats
Sequenced rap beats, but I feel like G put some time i-
nto it. A rare trait among today’s “producers”.

TERMINUS by The Maethtro
00-nude-stuff.mp3
TERMINUS by The Maethtro
Most likely to be a cult leader in 7 years.

Primordia by Wife Eyes
00-primordia.mp3
Primordia by Wife Eyes
I don’t know if there are multiple Wife Eyes out the-
re. Maybe this is the one you’ve heard of. Confusing
sounds. I’m sure the local stray cat will understand
it more than you.

old summer. by mjh.
00-slow-coast.mp3
old summer. by mjh.
not sure what i think about this. i’d say it would b-
e a good fit for a video game menu screen.

Falling Forward by Jess Kerber
00-ten-years.mp3
Falling Forward by Jess Kerber
It’s a person playing a guitar and singing. Maybe yo-
u are into that sort of thing.

LEADBEATER (Feat. CHROME OVER BRASS) by cicatrix
01-leadbeater-feat-chrome-over-brass.mp3
LEADBEATER (Feat. CHROME OVER BRASS) by cicatrix
Space music exploration.

The WTF? Split EP by Dirt Money/Saturday’s and Sadder Days
01 – this-carnival-sucks.mp3
The WTF? Split EP by Dirt Money/Saturday’s and Sadder Days
I’ve come back to this about 10 times. I’m not sure
what to think about it.

Personality Chrysler by T. Mikawa x Victoria Shen
01 – t-mikawa-wont-go-home-during-bon-vacation-because-of-ascites.mp3
Personality Chrysler by T. Mikawa x Victoria Shen
I used to listen to music in the dark. Occasionally,
I would put something on, the volume would be all t-
he way up, and it would scare the shit out of me. T-
hat just happened.

Whatever You Want It To Be E.P. by A River of Trees
02-asking-questions.mp3
Whatever You Want It To Be E.P. by A River of Trees
Oh, yeah, I remember this. This is a nice one. Simp-
le. A butterfly or something.

Far from Bliss EP by Alison’s Thorn
02-suffocated-by-space.mp3
Far from Bliss EP by Alison’s Thorn
Static and fuzzy. The sort of thing that comes on w-
hen I’m distracted and when I return to it I wonder
if I am damaging my mind with this sort of nonsense.

I’ve Got The Blues, Okay!!?? by Vices Inc
03 – speakeasy-vices.mp3
I’ve Got The Blues, Okay!!?? by Vices Inc
The Speakeasy track is the sort of thing I listen t-
o when I stare at my ceiling.

Outer Space Loops by QC
04 – 51-pegasi-b.mp3
Outer Space Loops by QC
More sequenced beats with weird sounds.

V by Fief
04-the-mushroom-mage.mp3
V by Fief
Odd. I prefer real instruments, but if Frank Zappa
settled for the Synclavier it’s not my place to ju-
dge.

“Nostalgia” by Jacob DeRaadt
05-dead-church-loop.mp3
“Nostalgia” by Jacob DeRaadt
Church bells, organ grinding and other ambient sou-
nds of rural places. There are other things too.

absenceOfSelf by CONSUMER
05-fallenpeople.mp3
absenceOfSelf by CONSUMER
More beats. Echoes. Well done. Synthesis of sequenc-
ed and sampled.

stay forever by giselle
05 – in-lights-final-dying-moments.mp3
stay forever by giselle
A person playing a guitar and singing. With more e-
cho. Probably good for brushing your hair. I would-
n’t know.

Defeat Device – DSN12-Dub
05-mix-v.mp3
DSN-12 Dub by Defeat Device
Electronic weirdness.

Let It Be Known… by Carrion Eater and Straight Panic
05 – straight-panic-field-rations.mp3
Let It Be Known… by Carrion Eater and Straight Panic
I didn’t really feel panic, but contempt. I can’t h-
ear what the voice is saying.

Lullabies by Lilac Chaser
05 – voices.mp3
Lullabies by Lilac Chaser
People say bits of words and it repeats a lot of tim-
es.

Love Finds Everyone (LP Edition) by Henry Godfrey Jazz Orchestra
06 – witchs-eye-live.mp3
Love Finds Everyone (LP Edition) by Henry Godfrey Jazz Orchestra
I’ve listened to this a number of times. Fits the typ-
ical image of the music of an ancient land mixed with
jazz music. Better than nothing. Conceptually derivat-
ive.

Guerilla Dynasty (Stu Bangas and Recognize Ali) by Brutal Music
11 – voodoo-lord.mp3
Guerilla Dynasty (Stu Bangas and Recognize Ali) by Brutal Music
Sampled, but I wonder about the name drops.

Touch My Brain by Thighs
Single – touch-my-brain.mp3
Touch My Brain by Thighs
Al The Plumber did a good job recording this monstrosi-
ty. Papa Smurfs new groove.

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