The Hai is a collective of musicians from different parts of the world; having joined together with the intent of helping each other produce, promote, and release their music. Currently there are 15 members of the Hai — Blingley, HiFi Banjo Strings, Flying Batteries, Kent Daleng, mattir, MaximilliaN, New Dark Age, New Motive Power, A Problem Like Maria, Rekapper, Snailhead, Somnitone, StratosFear, Viktor Disque, and Water Gun Water Gun Sky Attack — hailing from Brazil, Finland, Germany, Norway, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Flying Batteries vocalist, guitarist, keys and bass player, and programmer Rikki, has released a new album, called The Mystic Caves, full of Funky FM/Chiptune tracks that only bring out your inner sonic and mega drive with rocking driving tracks of Flying Batteries style. Download and Listen to it at: http://themysticcaves.bandcamp.com/
Released 08 November 2013
Rikki Mackenzie – Composition, voicing, production
Parker Vogt (Rekapper.com) – Mastering
With the good people of the Hai (www.thehai.org)
Blingley has finally released his long anticipated first album titled I just like Magnets. Listen and download it here: http://blingley.bandcamp.com/album/i-just-like-magnets
It’s a mixture of glitch oriented electronic avant-garde dance music with tastes of funk, hiphop, and 2step. He also features remixes from Rekapper, Water Gun Water Gun Sky Attack and features A Problem Like Maria’s vocals.
The Hai’s latest sampler is a nice tasting featuring most of The Hai’s artists works, whether it’s a new lead and change in pace for some artist and for others is more of the usually exceptional performance to listen to. Out now: 9/6/2013 for free.
A Problem Like Maria has released her second album of 2013 showcasing her vocal bliss from the showy pop song like Bypass to her hard hitting rap tracks like Lock and Load. Be sure to get this album into your rotation download and stream from here: http://aplm-music.thehai.org/album/bonsai or here:http://amplify.ph/album/index/bonsai
Flying Batteries, everyone’s favorite electronic rock band…from Scotland…that are also in The Hai, that is, have released their debut album, ‘Life in Monochrome’.
The album is an 11 track exploration of airy synths, huge guitars, cavernous reverb and echoed voices, was recorded over a year, and features several songs live tested over the past 2 years.
“We’re extremely proud of this release”, says Flying Batteries. Check it out below, available for free or on a pay what you want basis.
Our resident Electro/Post Rock/Glitch/Progressive artist Water Gun Water Gun Sky Attack has released his new album Let today! A journey of sound developed to a vast point where it has become bespoke and tailor made towards the audience in only a craft that Water Gun Water Gun Sky Attack could create. Be sure to stream and download the album.
LET (01 hr 04 m 56 s, recorded and arranged and mixed and all that stuff September 2012 to May 2013 in Denton, Texas) by:
■ Water Gun Water Gun Sky Attack (Tim): Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Vocals, Percussion, Programming, Production
■ A Problem Like Maria: Backing Vocals
■ Lawrence Brown: Korg Kaossilator
■ Clayton Woods: Doumbek
■ Patrick Montler: Upright Bass
■ Guests of the de Reuse household, Thanksgiving 2012: possibly while drunk, unaware that I was recording
■ Fenny/Josh/Mac: In there somewhere, inevitably – probably without knowing I was recording but almost definitely while drunk
■ And The Hai (matti, maria, eff-bee, strat, kappa, blingley, vik, snailhead, nmp, maxi, spoonin’ boys, and kent our forever watchful chinese overlord): assorted samples, feedback, moral support, advice, ideas, being fantastic people
■ Mastered by Parker Vogt/Rekapper
You really ought to already know about these. It’s okay if you don’t; we’re forgiving. But set yourself on the right path.
Water Gun Water Gun Sky Attack’s April 24th release of the Everything Will Happen EP. It is only two tracks, but between them, they have enough electropopfreakout layers built in to rival even the most overlong club singles, and you don’t even have to sit for two minutes of bad-dj-accommodating steady bass drum pulse before the first synth line creeps in!
Our own Stratosfear collaborated with multinstrumentalist Qualia to bring you Pieces, a gorgeous major-chord piano-and-verb bliss-fest.
You should listen to both of these things.