“struggle artist” is the new album from justin c. meyers, the minneapolis-based composer, artist, and head of the sympathy ltd. label. meyers is a unique, underappreciated talent in contemporary electronic music. his greatest strengths are twofold: his compositions have a meticulous structural logic, revealing a hermetic and austere formalism, concurrently, his compositions have a deep, introspective narrativity grounded in his lived experience, evoked with a mature clarity. together, they make meyers one of the most interesting electronic musicians working with cutting-edge sonics today, unlocking their latent powers of metaphor and figuration. his previous album, 2016’s “negative space (1981–2014)”, deals with the onset of chronic illness and near-death experience. its careful, anechoic meditations on the failing body are a resounding achievement, and the album remains a high watermark of acousmatic music in the 21st century. “struggle artist” portrays meyers’ expectations and disappointments arising from making art in his free time. created initially during lunch breaks and in hospital waiting rooms, and finished after being laid off from his job, it catalogues the despondency of the precarious life. if “negative space” was about the fallible body, “struggle artist” is its violent collision with late capitalism.
first vinyl release by tom smeyers on his new sneakerfreaks music label. this ep features two 90s flavored jersey house tracks including vocals by lex empress. only 250 hand-stamped copies will be available pressed on heavyweight 12 vinyl. so far the vinyl received very positive feedback by djs such as tom trago and kerri chandler
richard grey goes head to head with subliminal main man eric morilloand fellow subliminal ressie jose nunez for the blockbuster house effort ‘life goes on’. hot remix action by avicii & philgood, albin meyers and vincenzo callea.