Spectral Hypnosis: Grapefruit, Lyonnais, Tassels MP3 Downloads & Streams

A recurring series, featuring mesmerizing songs for one to lose sense of time and space, mind and body. Here, we start off a bit rowdy with Tassels and sink slowly into the enchanting mellow instrumental shores of Grapefruit and Lyonnais.


Vancouver-based producer Sean Orr will soon be releasing a new LP, the brilliantly artworked Pressure Mounts, on Dallas’ Pour Le Corps. This 2:13-long track is a whirlwind of experimentation and unconventional sound bites which curiously leave one hungering for more. Pressure Mounts drops May 29th, and the full tracklisting is available at the bottom of this post.

Tassels – “Shake Them Shackles”



Analog synths and Tangerine Dream vibes combine for Portland electronic artist Grapefruit’s latest record, which you can buy HERE on Field Hymns. Choosing a track to highlight was certainly a difficult task, so I’ve decided to take the liberty of offering you three, because… why the hell not? For download and stream is the entrancing closing track “Aleatoric Tone Tunnels”, along with “End Scene” and the music video for “Phase Accidents”. Expect an interview with Grapefruit soon!

Grapefruit – “Aleatoric Tone Tunnels”DOWNLOAD MP3

Grapefruit – “End Scene”




Shot by Lamb & Sea in the Sahara Desert, London, and Atlanta, this beautiful, sprawling music video for Lyonnais’ “A Sign From On High / Modern Calvary” is a tribute to the Soviet Western The White Sun Of The Desert and Sister Of Mercy’s music video for “Dominion”. It’s like a travel ad into a mystic universe, and you can expect more about it soon, with a Q&A with the band and director about the making of the music video. Tracklisting for their latest record can be seen below.

05/2012 Edit: Interview with Lyonnais about the Music Video for “A Sign From On High / Modern Calvary”


1. Transitive Properties Of Youth
2. The Fatalist
3. A Sign From On High
4. Modern Calvary
5. Repeat Sunset
6. Dusted at Mount Sinai

1. Science Wars
2. End Scene
3. Phase Accidents
4. Arp 2
5. Split Horizons
6. Zone Sourcing
7. Many Fades
8. High Strings
9. Aleatoric Tone Tunnels

1. Pressure Mounts
2. Steve Reich’s Stag
3.The Taurus
4. Acid
5. Gone
6. An Interlude for Solstice
7.Zeno’s Arrow
8. Can’t Have It
9. Overkill
10. Warped
11. Shake Them Shackles
12. Google Les Paul + Andy Dixon
13. Is It You


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Vee Hua 華婷婷

Vee Hua 華婷婷 (they/them) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer with semi-nomadic tendencies. Much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. They are the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE, Interim Managing Editor of South Seattle Emerald, and Co-Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission. They also previously served as the Executive Director of the interdisciplinary community hub, Northwest Film Forum, where they played a key role in making the space more welcoming and accessible for diverse audiences.

Vee has two narrative short films. Searching Skies (2017) touches on Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States; with it, they helped co-organize The Seventh Art Stand, a national film and civil rights discussion series against Islamophobia. Reckless Spirits (2022) is a metaphysical, multi-lingual POC buddy comedy for a bleak new era, in anticipation of a feature-length project.

Vee is passionate about cultural space, the environment, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. They also regularly share observational human stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE!, and are pursuing a Master’s in Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship under the Native American Studies Department at the University of Minnesota.

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