Mixtape: The Bay Area’s Inventive Experimental Musicians

Download: Mixtape: The Bay Area's Inventive Experimental Musicians (Podcast #432) This episode first ran on KQED.org. A wide range of experimental musicians are pushing Bay Area music in inventive directions, deploying sound artistry to craft exciting new electronic, rock, punk and hip hop compositions. This mixtape features ten local experimental artists, ranging from the loud, abrasive guitar contortions of Cube, to warmer ambient sounds from Cruel Diagonals and Gonzalez & Reinhardt. The last of those acts is a new collaboration between two longtime musicians, manifesting drones via synthesizers and the tambura, an Uzbek string instrument. Unsurprisingly, there are a number [...]

Grex draws inspiration from ’60s psych on ‘Electric Ghost Parade’

Experimental art-rock duo Grex — guitarist Karl A.D. Evangelista and keyboardist Rei Scampavia — draws inspiration from '60s psych sounds on the new Electric Ghost Parade LP, which comes out later this month. Joined by a variety of brass and woodwind musicians in the studio, the two songs on display below offer a wide-ranging and excitingly unpredictable sound. Electric Ghost Parade by Grex Grex is currently on tour in support of Electric Ghost Parade. After crossing the US, the band returns to the Bay for a show at the Fireside Lounge in Alameda on July 20. Grex, IMA, Qualia, Orchestra [...]

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