Daily Yinz – water armor – My Reflection

Water armor, a side project of FLOOR BABA, sets aside the former's hyper-expressive video game sounds for something a bit more meditative. Where FLOOR BABA's chiptune synths and frenetic beats bring to mind images of sleepover-happy middle schoolers crushing energy drinks, button-mashing XBOX, and hurting themselves on a friend's trampoline, water armor's most recent release, … Continue reading Daily Yinz – water armor – My Reflection

Daily Yinz – David Bernabo – Tabernacle to Mount Holly, 1983

Experimental artist David Bernabo recently released the latest installation of his That's What They Told Me series (Ongoing Box), which features sound collages built around recordings from the Library of Congress. After digitally crate-digging his way through Georgia and Montana, Bernabo finds himself in New Jersey, land of casinos and beaches, birthplace of the great … Continue reading Daily Yinz – David Bernabo – Tabernacle to Mount Holly, 1983

Daily Yinz – Cartoon Forest – The Unknown

On their second album, fittingly titled Cartoon Forest II (Crash Symbols), ambient trio Cartoon Forest meld computer sounds with nature sounds to hypnotic effect. Recorded in a cabin way up north in Harborcreek, CFII contains eight tracks full of drifting, faded tones augmented by squelches, clicks, gurgles, and the occasional birdcall. The atmosphere is muffled, … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Cartoon Forest – The Unknown

Daily Yinz – Hemlock For Socrates – warren-abyss mix

Glitchy, gothic duo Hemlock For Socrates recently shared a remix of "warren," a track from their 2019 album, Paper Animals. The remix holds on to the original track's insinuating sense of obsession (when vocalist Heather Shore sings, "I won't hurt you," you're not sure if it's a promise of devotion or some You-level shit), but … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Hemlock For Socrates – warren-abyss mix

Daily Yinz – Six O’Matic – The Mayor of Yesterday

Six O'Matic, an experimental artist whose compositions range in style "from ambient to Appalachian," released his latest album, The Mayor of Yesterday (Wild Kindness), in December. Where Six O'Matic's last release, 2019's Aging, comprised a series of glacial drones, Mayor plays out like a funhouse ride, with bagpipes, digitized drums, and electronic wobbles all competing … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Six O’Matic – The Mayor of Yesterday

Daily Yinz – Corrine Jasmin – Missed Connections

Although she may currently reside in New York, multimedia artist Corrine Jasmin has strong Pittsburgh ties, having been a fixture in the city's creative community before relocating. Jasmin's debut EP, Fever Dream Insomniac (released in November), explores themes of reckoning--with self, with grief, with love--through an immersive blend of spoken word, hip-hop, and electronic styles. … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Corrine Jasmin – Missed Connections

Daily Yinz – Alma Maru – am18

Alma Maru is a two-piece experimental outfit comprising Ryan Unks and Nathan Berlinguette, both of whom are veterans of Pittsburgh metal bands Creation Is Crucifixion and The Human Quena Orchestra. The sounds featured on Alma Maru's self-titled debut, conjured via guitar and synth, vacillate between haunting, atmospheric drones and abrasive sheets of noise, sometimes within … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Alma Maru – am18

Daily Yinz – WRETCHED CRAWLER – Shifting Sands of The Summoner

Harsh noise artist Yotzeret Sheydim--under the moniker WRETCHED CRAWLER--recently released an album called The Thief in The Tower. The series of 18 punishing pieces follows the titular Crawler as it makes its way through a gruesome dungeon in search of treasure. French harsh noise artist Vomir once described his own work as "no ideas, no … Continue reading Daily Yinz – WRETCHED CRAWLER – Shifting Sands of The Summoner

Daily Yinz – Andrew Muse -The Monk of Prospect Park

Avant-popper Andrew Muse recently released a split single, the second half of which focuses on a little-known act of political protest. Early in the morning on April 14, 2018, a man named David Buckel set himself on fire in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. Buckel was an influential LGBTQ+ rights lawyer--he had represented the estate of Brandon … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Andrew Muse -The Monk of Prospect Park

Daily Yinz – County Conservation District – Phillip Jeffries

Stephen Matejka's County Conservation District project morphed into its most accessible iteration yet with June's Some Fear. Inspired by a range of producers and composers, the tape evokes images of blue screens flickering late at night, images of old video games and B-movies flashing by at random. "Phillip Jeffries," named for a Twin Peaks character … Continue reading Daily Yinz – County Conservation District – Phillip Jeffries