We’re honored to introduce to the latest installment of Singles Club, featuring Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa. Above is “Payapaya”, a song the duo recorded for this 7″ release, and a collage Nathaniel created while listening to it. The digital issue in full (with an interview, gear interface diagram, playlist, and some words from us) is out today.
Singles Club, the quarterly record club and music journal, also runs a monthly guest mix series. S&S was tapped for their 11th installment, and we’re quite honored to contribute.
Nadia – Same/Adore you
The Dead Texan – When I See Scissors, I Cannot Help But Think Of You
$3.33 – ++++
Myriam Gendron – Solace
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – Careen
Valet – Nowhere
Sun Pack – Lagoon
Adam Wrong – Silence Loop
Jim Reeves – The Blue Side of Lonesome [ssurfacing edit]
Tim Robertson – Untitled #4 [Outer Planetary Church Music]
Over the years, the universe of Monster Rally—hypnotic, sample-based exotica and vibrant collage work—has continued to expand and intrigue. Ted’s highly imaginative and productive spirit makes him an ideal collaborator (he was the first artist we thought to dream with). And as such, he’s an excellent choice to lead us all into the second year of Singles Club. The quarterly record club and music journal is releasing its 5th issue, today, with an expansive and beautifully presented digital feature alongside a new single available to subscribers on clear 7″ vinyl.
The A-side above, a vignette from multiple vantages, opens in stride, guided by spiraling arpeggios and real-time narration (“you’re slipping…), before resting briefly inside a beatless sequence. Things then pick up again, in a slightly different groove and place altogether—perhaps a ballroom under the stars—disorienting, pleasant… quintessential Monster Rally.
The B-side, an audio interview, gives a thoughtful glimpse into creative process and beyond. Explore the issue here.