Watch a Hallucinogenic Video From Earthly
New album 'Heart' will kick off the duo's new imprint, Bounce Pass.

North Carolina duo Earthly have shared a stunning new video from their forthcoming album, Heart, which will inaugurate the group’s new imprint, Bounce Pass. Heart follows the group’s 2015 …

Loscil Drops Three-Track Charity EP
All proceeds from the digital record will go to help support friends of the producer whose daughter has been diagnosed with bone cancer.

A staple of the Kranky label’s roster, Vancouver sound sculptor Loscil has released a new three-track EP as a means to help raise funds for his friends whose daughter was recently diagnosed with…

Benoît Pioulard Preps New LP for Kranky
The Michigan-born artist's latest album is set to be a verdant, mostly instrumental affair.

US singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Thomas Meluch (a.k.a. Benoît Pioulard) has announced his latest in a long line of albums for Chicago’s Kranky imprint. Meluch explains that the bas…

Tim Hecker Virgins

After more than a decade of seeing the man hone his craft and continually push the boundaries of his creative output, referring to Tim Hecker as anything less than a master sound artist would be unwis…

Grouper The Man Who Died In His Boat

The inspiration behind The Man Who Died In His Boat, Liz Harris’s latest album as Grouper, merits re-mentioning. As a teenager in Oregon, Harris visited the recent wreck of a sailboat with her f…

Steve Hauschildt Sequitur

By no stretch would it be accurate to call Ohio-born musician Steve Hauschildt an innovator. Both as one third of Emeralds and as a solo artist, the Midwestern synth guru predominantly relies on vinta…

Steve Hauschildt "Constant Reminders"

Steve Hauschildt, one third of Ohio’s Emeralds (who we spoke to just this week about its brand-new Just to Feel Anything album), is readying the release of his Sequitur LP, and has decided to le…

Loscil Sketches from New Brighton

Let’s start by not taking Loscil for granted. With his eighth album, Sketches from New Brighton, Scott Morgan is as deeply rooted in his Vancouver surroundings and the music he makes in dialogue…

Steve Hauschildt "Already Replaced"

Steve Hauschildt may be best known for his role in the Emeralds trio of ambient explorers, but with the release of his new solo endeavor, Tragedy & Geometry (artwork above, read our glowing revie…

Steve Hauschildt Tragedy & Geometry

One inherent element of most ambient music—of the electronic variety, specifically—is the lack of distinct rhythms. At the most, artists will infuse their compositions with extremely loose rhythms, wh…

Steve Hauschildt "Batteries May Drain"

Steve Hauschildt, who splits time between his eponymous solo project and the Cleveland, OH-based Emeralds trio, gives us this taste of his forthcoming Tragedy & Geometry LP before it drops on Nov…

Belong "Never Came Close"

Yesterday, gloomy New Orleans duo Belong released the highly anticipated follow-up to its 2006 debut, October Language. Released on Kranky, Common Era finds the band working in more overtly pop territ…

Belong "Perfect Life"

Though dark, muddled, and vintage-inspired sounds are nothing out of the ordinary at this point, New Orleans’ duo Belong has been mining the depths of such music for about five years now, and is…

Tim Hecker "Hatred of Music I"

It is somewhat hard to believe that Tim Hecker’s forthcoming LP, Ravedeath, 1972, was mostly recorded over one day inside an Icelandic church whose pipe organ served as the main sound source. Li…

loscil "Dub for Cascadia"

This March, Scott Morgan (a.k.a. loscil) will be unveiling his fifth album, Endless Falls. Lucky for us (and you), the folks at kranky decided to slip us a little preview in the form of “Dub to …

Felix You Are the One I Pick

Unfortunately, the opening song from this British chamber-pop duo spoils the entire album. On “Death to Everyone But Us,” gently woven piano and guitar melodies blow thick espresso fumes into the air …

Atlas Sound Logos

Bradford Cox (a.k.a. Atlas Sound) may lead a rock band, Atlanta’s Deerhunter, but on his own, he commands altogether hazier and more fragile armies. Last year’s Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See Bu…

White Rainbow New Clouds

Adam Forkner (a.k.a. White Rainbow) continues to astound on his second full-length for Kranky. The Portland resident’s loop-based jams have always had a truly organic, ‘free’ feeling…

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