Category: POP CULTURE

09 Jul 2019

Rah Zen’s ‘Upon The Apex’ // Classic hip-hop meets futuristic motion

To celebrate the release of Rah Zen’s sophomore album, Upon The Apex, and the rich culture of music he is bringing to the world, PulpLab is presenting an exclusive interview with the Boston artist about his new album and the voyage that brought its finality. Order a limited edition tape of Upon The Apex from Dome of Doom via Bandcamp and stream the album’s single second “New Beginnings feat. Kadeem” during the read.

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17 Mar 2019

PULP LAB SXSW ’19 PICKS

By William Sheehan   Annoying // Dayne Jordan & Decap One of the more recent releases by Dayne Jordan and San Francisco’s Decap – real name Nicholas John Piantedosi. Decap’s a man in demand and – while we’re on the topic of annoyances, a follow up to this collaboration can’t come fast enough. Among Unlovers […]

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27 Nov 2018

William Basinski x Lawrence English’s Selva Oscura Enters The Ether of Collaborative Ambient Albums

William Basinski & Lawrence English Selva Oscura Temporary Residence Ltd. by Neil Weeks Among the best ambient releases of the year comes the collaborative debut from William Basinski and Lawrence English, Selva Oscura. Dedicated to acclaimed experimental filmmaker Paul Clipson, the music is primal, emotionally complex, and texturally sublime, honoring their friend with tremendous respect and living up to the […]

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20 Nov 2018

#NewStalgia // Superior Viaduct Unearths Two Lee “Scratch” Perry & The Upsetters Albums From The ’70s

By Neil Weeks The work of Lee “Scratch” Perry and his group The Upsetters are entering the archival ranks of San Francisco based label Superior Viaduct and their new imprint Antarctica Starts Here. Double Seven (Trojan, 1973) and Scratch The Upsetter Again (Upsetter, 1970) will hit record shelves over the next month, including liners by […]

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25 Oct 2018

Q+A: Kenny Segal “Happy Little Trees” // Ruby Yacht

Kenny Segal ‘happy little trees’ EPK Kenny Segal happy little trees Ruby Yacht Released on October 19, 2018   By William Sheehan We caught up with Kenny Segal (briefly, I might add) over the phone in his Brooklyn traipse; he’s not a stranger around here. The route warranted some attention, no doubt – it’s New York, but […]

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17 Oct 2018

SPINE // Blake Skowron & The Otherworldly Experimentations of His Debut LP for Dome of Doom

Blake Skowron Spine Dome of Doom Released October 16, 2018 By Neil Weeks Modern electronic music has splintered into an endless stream of forms, encapsulating degrees of experimentation that have put the genre into the forefront of musical innovation. In the path of the next generation of forward-thinking electronic producers comes Chicago’s Blake Skowron, launching his […]

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05 Oct 2018

#Blockbuster Harmony Korine’s Art Show Is An Ode to VHS

Excerpt via ID By Arnolt Smead Oct 4 2018, 6:46am HARMONY KORINE BLOCKBUSTER September 11–October 20, 2018 976 Madison Avenue, New York Ever since he made a name for himself in the 90’s with the script for Larry Clarks “Kids,” Korine has been honing his craft as a storyteller, constructing a universe and an aesthetic distinctly […]

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14 Sep 2018

Pulp Lab Playlist Fall 2018: Coping in Advance

By William Sheehan The party’s over. CD’s skipping. September’s the month where certain-let down correlates with a change in color you’ll see everywhere; on the branches of trees, in the shades of your neighbors’ wardrobe, or on their faces like uniformed angst with slanted mouths, minds idling. Acknowledge the spread: cut-and-dry, hardly-knew-ya, sure, but no […]

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04 Aug 2018

Alekesam’s ‘Sound Proof Heart’ ft Hugh Masekela

Alekesam Sound Proof Heart Alpha Pup Records Release Date: August 10, 2018 By William Sheehan Presumptuously speaking, neither Sal Masekela nor Sunny Levine seem to sleep much. It wouldn’t be the strangest thing to contemplate, not quite like the arguably unusual circumstances surrounding the band’s formation. While Alekesam never needed flair to drive their point home, […]

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26 Jul 2018

An Essential Collection of Summer // Pulp Lab Playlist Summer 2018 

An Essential Collection of Summer // Pulp Lab Playlist July 2018 By William Sheehan Music streaming services had barely hit solid ground by the time they were generating a culture that thrived under a banner of manufactured ambience. An effort to counter the mellow timbre exists in the form of an audible companion to your […]

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16 Jul 2018

Q+A: Vinyl Williams // OPAL LP \\ “Milliennial Ballroom” – FIRST LISTEN

 Vinyl Williams Opal Release Date: July 20th, 2018 By John-Paul Shiver Los Angeles artist Lionel “Vinyl” Williams describes himself as “obsessed with harmony.” He’s built a handsome career snatching celestial pop frequencies from an alternate plane and literally recording those moments to VHS tape for the world to be seduced by. His 2016 Brunei, released […]

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03 Jul 2018

Q+A: Sunny Levine // Notions – 8 New Tracks

Sunny Levine Notions AlphaPup Records By William Sheehan It’s been about a decade since the first wave of post-indie’s rise and set. While the motion-blur evolution these movements envelope begins to slow, it has become evident that the culture of independent music is inching closer to the edges of arbitrary and purposefully obscure. It manifests […]

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