Daily Yinz – Memory Wound – Lead Moon

Brandon O'Neill's Memory Wound project produces blurry soundscapes created from tape loops, field recordings, found sounds, and more. Memory Wound's April release, Lillian Drip, is by turns peaceful and haunting, beautiful and elusive. Where many of the album's tracks drift by in a dissociative haze, eddying outward like faint ripples on a pond, O'Neill takes … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Memory Wound – Lead Moon

Daily Yinz – Grîmmöld – Sirannon

Grîmmöld, a solo artist who uses medieval synth tones and blasts of screeching black metal to portray tales of creatures, magic, and adventure, recently released their Noldorin Halls EP. Noldorin Halls, whose title references an Elvish race dreamed up by J.R.R. Tolkien, mostly features winding instrumental passages that evoke mountain peaks and perilous encounters, the … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Grîmmöld – Sirannon

Daily Yinz – County Conservation District – Transmission From Tokyo

County Conservation District (the musical alias of Pittsburgh artist Stephen Matejka, who is also the force behind the Autumn Sounds tape label) provides some placidity on this Monday morning. CCD recently released "Transmission From Tokyo" as part of a split with Iowa's Bob Bucko Jr. The ambient track sounds like the morning sun swell of … Continue reading Daily Yinz – County Conservation District – Transmission From Tokyo

Daily Yinz – Vacancy – Jasmine

Pittsburgh artist Dustin Stuppy creates peaceful, meditative electronic compositions under the name Vacancy. Vacancy's latest release, The End Is Also The Beginning, contains 12 gorgeous, instrumental tracks that merge ambient, empty-train-station-at-night placidity with classical music's sweeping sense of movement. "Jasmine," which features Patrick Hodge on drums, plays out as a suite in three parts. The … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Vacancy – Jasmine

Daily Yinz – Lucite Spine – Err organelle

Lucite Spine makes recordings of sounds. These sounds can be naturalistic, mellow, grating, or all three. "Err organelle," one of two tracks that make up Lucite Spine's latest release, neven, buries a faint melodic progression under layers of raspy static.. If you listen past the dirt-smeared chaos of the surface level, a nice little instrumental … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Lucite Spine – Err organelle

Daily Yinz – kauzmeat – Abyss

Pittsburgh tape label Autumn Sounds releases new music almost every week, all of it strange. One of AS's latest offerings is Adrift, an ambient vaporwave EP by Maryland artist kauzmeat, described as an attempt to "evoke the initial peacefulness of solitude." With so many people stuck by themselves in tiny apartments for who knows how … Continue reading Daily Yinz – kauzmeat – Abyss

Daily Yinz – Withering Presence – Glaucous Emanations from the Sundered Stone Cross

Withering Presence is a Pittsburgh ambient artist whose most recent release, a split tape with New York's Pallid Bloom called Their Verdant Reclamation, was inspired by time spent within Allegheny Cemetery. The music that Withering Presence contributed to Their Verdant Reclamation takes the form of three faded synth dirges that are both lachrymose and peaceful … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Withering Presence – Glaucous Emanations from the Sundered Stone Cross

Daily Yinz – A low rose trellis – Kind to be

A low rose trellis is a Pittsburgh electronic musician whose compositions gradually unfurl like the leaves of a digital plant. A low rose trellis's new song, "kind to be," is not a Yoda-themed cover of a Swans track, as one might think. Instead, it's an extended meditation built around a pulsating synth pattern that ebbs … Continue reading Daily Yinz – A low rose trellis – Kind to be

Daily Yinz – Akono Miles – Haziness Not Laziness

Akono Miles is a Pittsburgh producer whose new album, Dust To Go, was born from a period of time during which the artist felt "hazy and nostalgic for a good minute." Where Miles's 2019 releases, April's Halogen and October's Room Temperature, represent waved-out takes on instrumental hip-hop and house music, respectively, Dust To Go tackles … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Akono Miles – Haziness Not Laziness

Daily Yinz – Fictional Girlfriend – Serotonin Shuffle

Pittsburgh's Fictional Girlfriend creates elusive compositions that find the midpoint between ambient, noise, and experimental electronic music. The latest Fictional Girlfriend release, Violence Pop, comes to us unmastered and lightly mixed. The album's sounds are tinnier and more brittle as a result; where previous FG releases like last April's Phi of the Green Hills are … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Fictional Girlfriend – Serotonin Shuffle