Quick Recommends: Graham Reznick, Thousand Foot Whale Claw & More

Before I make an attempt to take some time off from writing for Vehlinggo, I wanted to recommend some high-quality releases you should check out.

Graham Reznick – Robophasia

On his latest album, the supremely talented film director and composer behind Glass Angles offers a no-holds-barred dive into quirky experimentation with his particular take on instrumental electronic compositions.

Thousand Foot Whale Claw – Black Hole Party

A couple months ago I wrote about this band made up of members of Holodeck Records acts SURVIVE, Troller, Single Lash, and Future Museums, and wrote a little about the title track from new album Black Hole Party. Now that the full album is out, let me tell you that its scope is even bigger than I thought. Thousand Foot Whale Claw crafts a darkly cinematic set of tracks that unfurl like Popul Vuh and Klaus Schulze crossed with Low and Mogwai. This is a must-buy.

Collins – Suzy Went Missing

Gary Collins has put together a powerful collection of dark ambient, Italo Disco, and synthwave tracks that variously elicit a sense of foreboding, suspense, and outright terror, all drenched in the salty scent of cold sweat. This is a soundtrack without a film, but someone needs to remedy that.

Tiny Magnetic Pets – Pink/White: Tiny Magnetic Pets Live

Last fall Irish band Tiny Magnetic Pets got to live a pretty big dream for a synth-pop act: They got to open for OMD during that band’s Punishment Of Luxury Tour. (Vehlinggo faves GGOOLLDD took over Stateside opening duties.) This spring, Pets released the fruits of their labors in the form of a killer live album that deftly captures the beautiful humanity of the synthesizer-driven compositions of Paula Gilmer, Seán Quinn, and Eugene Somers.

OGRE – Megacopter OST

Last year, OGRE wrote the score for the video game Megacopter: Blades Of The Goddess by Pizza Bear Games. In the past couple of weeks he released the official soundtrack, and now you can enjoy the English composer’s expert approach to synths.

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