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

Daily Yinz – Doctor Matt – The Watershed

Pittsburgh's experimental Ongoing Box label recently released The Watershed, a new album by Doctor Matt (the sophisti-pop pseudonym of Matt Aelmore from Watererer, How Things Are Made, and many other ventures). The album comes with the following description: "The Watershed is Love and redemption in the inevitability of climate change. AI drum programming makes sophistipop … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Doctor Matt – The Watershed

Daily Yinz – Skeletonized Quartet – Your Boring Life

Jazzy noise (noisy jazz?) outfit Skeletonized recruited multi-instrumentalist Nathan Berlinguette for their latest album, Future Shock. Berlinguette's contributions on guitar, synths, and electronics add a sense of creeping dread to Skeletonized's unhinged wallop. The swirling drones and spiraling shards of melody that underpin "Your Boring Life" elevate the song's gnarled thicket of squealing saxophones and … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Skeletonized Quartet – Your Boring Life

Daily Yinz – W00DY – Neck Spasm

W00DY creates twitchy, frenetic "dance music for headbangers," blending genres as disparate as breakcore and punk into one supercharged mass. W00DY's most recent album, released via Orange Milk Records, is (fittingly) titled Headbanging In The Club, and it contains a menagerie of off-kilter rhythms, breathless samples, and wobbly bass. "Neck Spasm" has the ability to … Continue reading Daily Yinz – W00DY – Neck Spasm

Daily Yinz – niku daruma – temperance

Niku daruma create piercing, metallic noisescapes; their latest release, arcana I, is described as "experiments in divining." The album introduces the faintest hint of melody to the clanging, grinding, screeching maelstrom that is niku daruma, making for a listen that's as starkly beautiful as it is punishing. "Temperance" begins with zigzags of squelchy noise before … Continue reading Daily Yinz – niku daruma – temperance