Spectral Hypnosis: BEAK>, Outlands, Nguzunguzu Full Album Streams & MP3 Downloads

A recurring series, featuring mesmerizing songs for one to lose sense of time and space, mind and body.


On July 3rd, Los Angeles electronic duo Nguzunguzu released their debut record on Hippos In Tanks Records, their Warm Pulse EP. Below, you can choose to stream the first track “Smoke Alarm”, or you can do yourself a bigger favor and listen to it in its tiny 5-track entirety via Red Bull Music Academy! No regrets and no waste of your time here. I might note that lovers of sci-fi might find small homages; “Drop Cage” is quite reminiscent of the X-Files theme song.

1. Warm Pulse
2. Delirium
3. Smoke Alarm
4. Drop Cage
5. No Longer

July 14th @ The Complex in Glendale, CA w/ oOoOO, ∆Aimon


Stream NGUZUNGUZU – Warm Pulse EP via Red Bull Music Academy



Glad to have recovered this narrowly missed, went-straight-to-spam submission from Outlands! This six-track self-titled EP beaut just dropped July 7th via Chill Mega Chill Records.

Beginning with the dark and throbbing “The Looming”, the album brightens up as it progresses — kind of — by dragging itself slowly through a hypnotic and atonal cave into a universe of a Fever Ray record. The percussive variety is rich with depth and spirit, with “Black Ops” being a personal favorite for this. A funny point to note: “Broken English” sounds bizarrely like a drearier version of Beat Connection’s “Think/Feel”. Weird.



BEAK> is the side project of Geoff Barrow, member of Portishead, Billy Filler, and Matt Williams, and it’s been getting good reviews across the board for great reason. It is an excellent example of building pressure and releasing it at just the perfect times, with a krautrock-like approach to droning sounds into your brain like an unrelenting power tool on low power. Expect a full feature soon.


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Vivian Hua 華婷婷

Vivian Hua 華婷婷 is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer. As the Executive Director of Northwest Film Forum in Seattle and Editor-in-Chief of the interdisciplinary arts publication, REDEFINE, much of her work unifies her metaphysical interests with her belief that art can positively transform the self and society. She regularly shares human-centered stories through her storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE! In 2020, she will [hopefully] begin production on a comedic Asian-American series entitled Reckless Spirits.

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