Daily Yinz – Panta Rhei – 133 189

Panta Rhei, an aleatoric (meaning that some element of composition is left up to chance) black metal project masterminded by prolific Pittsburgh noise artist RJ Myato, released a split album with the ever-bleak Thar Desert last month. The Panta Rhei side of Transmuter sounds like a supergroup consisting of corpse-painted Scandinavians and straight edge punks … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Panta Rhei – 133 189

Daily Yinz – TRVSS – scale model citizen in a scale model town

Pittsburgh noise punks TRVSS follow up last year's frenetic debut, ABSENCE, with New Distances, a mathy affair that manages to crush even harder than the first one did. Where ABSENCE galloped, New Distances stomps and lurches, easing up on the throttle a bit so that the music has room to breathe. I'm not talking deep … Continue reading Daily Yinz – TRVSS – scale model citizen in a scale model town

Burnt-feathers – I keep my visions to myself

Help the Bukit Bail Fund (which describes itself as “a coalition of individuals supporting those incarcerated in Allegheny County Jail”) by purchasing I keep my visions to myself, an album released on the Orb Tapes label by Pittsburgh-based harsh noise project Burnt-feathers. The album is a punishing, discordant exploration of trauma, psychosis, and isolation. Overwhelming sheets of noise … Continue reading Burnt-feathers – I keep my visions to myself

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 – How Things Are Made x Skeletonized – How Skeletonized Is Made

How Things Are Made and Skeletonized both practice the art of the improvised freakout, stuffing their absurdist cacophonies with shards of metal, punk, jazz, ambient, and plain old noise. The two groups unite for a joint release, How Skeletonized Is Made. Because HTAM and Skeletonized toss so many stylistic ingredients into their stew of derangement, … Continue reading Daily Yinz – How Things Are Made x Skeletonized – How Skeletonized Is Made

Daily Yinz – Cloning – weighted

Dana Matthiessen's Cloning specializes in electronic sound collages that extend well into musique concrète levels of abstraction. "Weighted" is a track from Cloning's lapses, originally released on cassette last March by the FUC label and available now for download. The album is described by Matthiessen as "the sound of rummaging through electronic trash heaps." As … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Cloning – weighted

Daily Yinz-Easy Bake Oven-It Came From Outer Space

Easy Bake Oven is a prolific Pittsburgh noise artist who releases music through experimental label Rorer 714 Recordings. Easy Bake Oven's latest album is called All My Toys Hate Me, which sounds like the title to a long-lost Goosebumps book. As usual, the artist makes use of bent circuits to achieve a chaotic, dissonant, often … Continue reading Daily Yinz-Easy Bake Oven-It Came From Outer Space

Daily Yinz-Emily Cook and Dana Ma-Live at 3577 2018-10-04

Cook/Ma, an album containing two live performances by clarinetist Emily Cook and synth sculptor Dana Ma, was recently released on cassette by Crucible Sound, a Pittsburgh organization that seeks to promote collaboration and free improvisation. Cook/Ma's Side A is a 25-minute set that was recorded in October 2018 at Polish Hill's 3577 Studios. The improvised … Continue reading Daily Yinz-Emily Cook and Dana Ma-Live at 3577 2018-10-04

Daily Yinz-Joyframe-Not Anyone Else’s Fool

Joyframe is a noisy Pittsburgh quartet that annihilates listeners with a massive "wall of pop." This week, the band released the Joyframe EP, a follow-up to 2015's excellent Where's Kevin? EP. "Not Anyone Else's Fool" is the opening track; on it, the members of Joyframe come out swinging, proving that they haven't lost a step … Continue reading Daily Yinz-Joyframe-Not Anyone Else’s Fool