Here's a fellow whose work I've been enjoying over the last year or more. Coming out of Calgary and Saigon, and operating under the name sonar lee, he's delivered a wealth of adventurously experimental sound collages, shambling along on jalopy beats and loops, littered with overlapping spoken texts, and obfuscated by mists of murkiness. Like a muddy river, into which someone has crashed an old bootlegger rustbucket full of books and exotic pigments. Hallucinatory, highly textual, exotic, and with a totally collagist sense of juxtaposition: how could I not dig it?
Check out this representative jam in video form:
There's a few releases on bandcamp – I'm particularly fond of omphaloskepsis [filthy jazz] (very heady revolutionary vibes), and jimjilbang muzic [ ừ ] (some serious exoticism in the mix), but I'm excited to declare that there is also a new release, called tomorrow's nostalgia, which you should totally check out. Endless discontinuitous samples, spoken word piled like leaves in the yard, a swirling sense of remembered unreality. Particularly dig the opening two tracks, "ventrilophenia" and "phantom tuktuk."
Check it out:
sonar lee discography