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Mine Da Gap makes his debut with a single based on a friend’s post on the site formerly known as Twitter.

“LeVar Burton Springs” takes inspiration from a voice dictation app mishap, substituting a well known intersection in Austin, Texas for a Hollywood actor.

Propelled by artificial singers, drum loops and the 12-bar blues, “LeVar Burton Springs” introduces the latest project in a series of Facebook shitposts, where Mine Da Gap’s Greg creates a band name, then tries to figure out what kind of music that band plays. In this case, it’s instrumental hip-hop.

Penzias and Wilson releases a new single, “Tantalus Sunset”, on April 26, 2024, followed by the debut EP Low Modes in Fall 2024.

Low Modes explores the seven musical modes rooted on the note A-flat, with “Tantlus Sunset” turning the often “bright” and “sunny” Lydian mode into something dark and contemplative. The release also includes new mixes of previous singles “Sonata Agita” and “Rescue the Fly.”

Empty Ensemble announces a new single arriving on Feb. 24, 2024. “Theme and Variants” continues the Orchestral Songs series with a 3-minute piece of theme and variations — or rather, “variants”, since the theme never really goes away.

The new piece will be available on streaming services and Bandcamp.

One of four albums released in 2013, 「健忘症」 (Kenboushou) returns to digital services on Oct. 27, 2023, remixed and remastered.

The albums preceding 「健忘症」 mostly consisted of music written in the 1980s and 1990s, but 「健忘症」 had nothing but newly-written material at the time of its initial release.

But the excitement of showcasing new songs resulted in a rushed album with a subpar mix. So Eponymous 4 went back to the original tracks and gave them thorough renovation. While the source material stayed the same, the new mixes inject a sense of energy missing in the original release.

Pre-order for the digital download is available on Bandcamp.

The debut EP from Eponymous 4 gets reimagined by Service Pack Three, a new Observant Records project. Eponymous 4 originally released enigmatics in 2008 and reissued it in 2013. More than 15 years later, this five-track EP exploring electronic and new age music gets a makeover.

“enigmatics II” is the first single to emerge from this remix project. The double A-side single features the Upgrade Mix by Service Pack Three and the Update Mix by Eponymous 4. The single arrives on Bandcamp and streaming services in August 2023.

Originally released in 2015, 「今」 (Ima) coupled a track from the album 「健忘症」 (Kenboushou) with a pair of newer songs. The 3-track maxi single gets a reissue on June 20, 2023.

The three tracks have been newly remixed and remastered, with one song (“Long-Distance Lover”) getting a revised arrangement.

Pre-order for the digital download is now available on Bandcamp.

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