Ghost Liotta: i am thoughts

In advance of their debut self-titled album (out 21 August), the electronic supergroup Ghost Liotta follows up lead single “object one” with the mesmerizing, moody new release “i am thoughts.” The instrumental track incorporates various vintage and modular synths, coupled with guitar and drums. The band first came together in 2017, after its members—Christopher Wray (guitarist for Butch Walker), Zac Rae (multi-instrumentalist, producer and Death …

Premiere: “Big Sky” by Pearl Lion

The SNL house band guitarist's ethereal instrumental pairs with shots of Joshua Tree, Antelope Canyon and more

Making us want to plan a road trip immediately is this stunning montage of visuals captured by Dan Huiting (whose music video resume includes Sylvan Esso, Caroline Smith, and lots of Bon Iver) for Pearl Lion’s film soundtrack-like instrumental “Big Sky.” “I was in LA and I just got this guitar pedal called ‘Big Sky,’” Pearl Lion aka Jared Scharff (who has been the guitarist …

Premiere: “Kololi Under the Moon” by Populous

Using field recordings, the Italian producer builds a dance reverie for new compilation album Senegambia

Florence, Italy-based label Voodoo Rebel proposed an interesting challenge to 11 producers around the world. During trips to Senegal and Gambia, label founder Leonard P walked around holding his panoramic mic and smartphone to take field recordings: from the hustle and bustle of the streets and homes, to concerts and communal events, and the quieter sounds of nature. Each of the 11 selected producers then …