Free Association

Stream Alex Smoke’s New Album and Read the Stories Behind Its Techno-Pop Songs

Discussed: Edward Snowden, pre-historical seaways, and prison songs from Mississippi

Stream DUST’s Agony Planet Album and Read Their Track-By-Track Commentary

Discussed: blood raves at Berghain, acid house, and Catholic masses for aliens

Stream Bloodiest’s New Album and Read Their Track-By-Track Commentary

"This sets the tone for the whole record—melancholy, downtrodden but angry, sparse and bleak"

Stream d’Eon’s New EP and Read the Stories Behind Its Songs

"It got a little too intense at the end"

Stream Prequel Tapes’ Dragon Keys EP and Read His Commentary

Discussed: William S. Burroughs, dark-ambient diversions, and The Cure

Stream Deadbeat’s New Album and Read the Stories Behind Its Soul-Baring Songs

"It wasn't just that I was fucked; it's that the whole world and everyone in it was fucked"

Colder On… the Cult Films That Inspired His Many Colours Album

From Cronenberg to carnivals

Stream Anenon’s Camembert EP and Read the Stories Behind Its Ambient-Jazz Songs

"Apprehensions aside, this is music to blanket yourself with and celebrate the march of time"

Stream OKRAA’s Vultur EP and Read the Stories Behind His Future Garage Songs

"A cry out to myself, seeking for change"

Stream Cosmin TRG’s III EP and Read Its Bleak, Ballard-Inspired Backstory

Stream Andrew Kidman’s Box Set and Read the Stories Behind His Surf Soundtracks

Discussed: Nina Simone, David Crosby, passing rainstorms and more

Stream Coke Weed’s New Album and Read the Stories Behind Their Art-Rock Songs

Discussed: endless Bowie kicks, bad acid, and rubbing up on Bootsy Collins

Stream Ms. John Soda’s Loom Album and Read Their Track-By-Track Commentary

Stream Rob Clouth’s Hidden Structures EP and Read the Stories Behind Its Songs

"There are whole worlds hidden inside sounds; you just need to know how to extract them"

Stream Jonas Reinhardt’s Palace Savant Album and Read His Commentary

"If the subconscious is allowed to run wild here, where do rest and replenishment sit? With hermetic generative power of course."