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New Moon XXXXI

New Moon is where we aggregate our latest finds from across the globe and musical spectrum, all so you can catch up on what’s good at a glance. As always, you can find all of these artists and others in our regularly updated New Moon playlist on Spotify. Rone France...

New Release from UK Electro-grind Project, Victim Unit

You like 808s? Throw one in a blender and you might get something akin to Victim Unit. The relatively new, electro-grind project is a dissident answer to claims that the genre is stagnating. Cherrypicking as they please, they've employed elements of powerviolence,...

New Moon XXXX

New Moon is where we aggregate our latest finds from across the globe and musical spectrum, all so you can catch up on what’s good at a glance. As always, you can find all of these artists and others in our regularly updated New Moon playlist on Spotify. Dead Finks...

‚Gene Machines‘ Album Release From ADSR Collective

Considering the dripping saturation of the ambient music genre, it's becoming increasingly rare to encounter something to get excited about. Vancouver's Segue managed to cut through the noise with Gene Machines, freshly released on Tokyo-based label, ADSR Collective....

New Moon XXXIX

It almost feels tone-deaf to be putting out content while the world is on fire. Our hearts are with the movement of civil unrest in our homeland and we want the world to stay mad so real change can happen. That said, we recognize a certain duty to provide an outlet to...

New Moon XXXVIII

New Moon is where we aggregate our latest finds from across the globe and musical spectrum, all so you can catch up on what’s good at a glance. This particular edition kicks off with a few good grabs from our various kinfolk around Deutschland, including one from our...

New Moon XXXVII

Ever the optimists, we at Schmutz are attempting to squeeze what lemonade we can from this situation. This surplus of extra time at home has allowed us to turn back to the content streams and sift out promising new artists to share with the rest of the world. This...

New Single From Ian Chang’s First Full-Length, 属 Belonging

Perhaps best known for his percussive chops in both Son Lux and Landlady, Ian Chang has released another teaser from his first full-length solo album, due at the end of April. In what we can only assume is an ode to Joe Exotic, "Lion Dance" conjures a hypnotic state...

Schmutz Virtual Birthday

In an alternate reality, today would have been spent making last-minute edits to our mixes, filling our piñatas with goodies, and decking the halls of arkaoda with tacky decor for this evening's festivities. Alas, in our crummy timeline, the Schmutz Magazine 2 Year...

The Art of Deception | An Interview with DIIV

DIIV opens up about their near breakup and developing their latest album, Deceiver In the comparatively simple times of last summer, I met with Cole Smith (vocals, guitar) and Colin Caulfield (bass, keyboards, guitar, vocals) of DIIV for a stroll of the quieter...

It’s the Notes They’re Not Playing

Dissecting the prescriptive posture of experimental gigs     Like most 20-somethings moving to Berlin for the first time, I reckoned I was on the right wavelength to thrive in a city closely associated with musical weirdness. For a start, Lennon was my favourite...

The Dirt on 2019: Our Year-End Lists

We don't really follow the Gregorian calendar or even believe in the concept of "time," per se, but everyone seems to be signaling the end of the year with their top album lists, so we figured we'd follow suit. In lieu of attempting to squeeze any profound sentiments...