ScissorMix 14: Warm Waves

Jul 15th, 2015 Ambient, Chillwave, Indie, Indie Dance, ScissorMix steve 1 min read

My friend asked me to throw together some new music for an event she was having and this is the result. A mix of modern easy listening that sits within its own little nook nestled somewhere between Indie,  Electronic and Dance. Not quite Chillwave, but definitely something you can thrown on for a dinner party. Mostly new music from 2015 and the end of last…

Phone Home

Oct 26th, 2010 Indie, Instrumental steve 1 min read

It’s a real shortcoming of Hallmark as a company, that they don’t offer a “Post-Rock brings families together” greeting card. New York’s Phone Home is the second duo of brothers (the awesome Lymbyc Systym is the other) to channel potential angsty rivalry into beautiful musical alchemy

Christopher Willits

Jul 28th, 2010 Experimental, Post-Rock steve 1 min read

New offering from Ghostly recording artist Christopher Willits just found it’s way into my inbox. Perfect summertime electro-acoustic jams from the very talented experimental guitarist/producer/software developer/mippie (that’s musical hippie, meant as a good thing) who we’ve covered before here on SK. Densely layered and expectantly complex, “Sun Body” is perhaps one of Willit’s most accessible tracks he’s ever released. Considering his humbling body of challenging…


Jul 27th, 2010 IDM, Post-Rock steve 1 min read

When you run a blog as long as I have, you end up stuck in database hell. Interns adding contact emails from the Hype Machine top 100 eventually land on scissorkick, and after nearly 10 years my inbox is cluttered by PR from labels and bands that have probably never downloaded or read about a single track I’ve posted. But it’s cool. I’d probably do…

Conspiracy of Owls

Jul 14th, 2010 Classic Rock, Indie, Psychedelic jz 1 min read

When I think of the Detroit music scene, I think of a huge amount of musical diversity: the soulful sounds of Motown, Mick Collins’ gritty garage rock with The Gories and The Dirtbombs , the brash hip hop of MCs like Eminem and Guilty Simpson, and the analog synths of the early Detroit Techno scene. One thing that doesn’t come to mind is melodic, lo-fi…

High Places (Allez-Allez Remix)

Jul 11th, 2008 Indie, Remixes, Techno steve 1 min read

Back in the day — now easily over a decade or so — my old friend Sam and I used to share a kebab over at Crystal, skate around the Sommerset parking lot (badly) and engage in friendly arguments about music. While the doner ingestion (and resultant swamp-ass) and skateboarding have steadily slowed to a halt, we both still shoot the shit over IM about…