House of Prog – Chvad SB “Outside the Shadow of an Aliquot Tree” (2016)

US composer and musician CHVAD SB is perhaps best known for the bands he either leads or is a member of: Things Outside the Skin, Tongue Muzzle, Controlled Bleeding, The Qualia. He has been making outside of these bands as well, and has a career in music that goes back a quarter of a century. […]

Beach Sloth – Chvad SB “Phenomenalism, Cartesian Doubt and Bomb #20” (2016)

Chvad SB’s “Phenomenalism, Cartesian Doubt and Bomb #20” recalls the early days of early electronic composition. With a playful quality that is built into the song’s DNA the way the piece unfurls gives it a natural, airy feeling to it. Textural elements simply stun as Chvad SB allows nothing to sit still. Over the course […]

Aiding & Abetting – The Qualia “Cotillion Knives” (2016)

So what if I told you there was a band that paired near-perfect indie pop hooks with goofy disco-laden EDM? The Qualia doesn’t do that, exactly, but it tends to veer between those sounds. In any case, the hooks remain near-perfect.

Some albums are pure enjoyment from the start to the finish, easy on the […]

New album out today! The Qualia “Medusa Session!

So The Qualia has a new album!! Ok, it’s actually an EP but it’s super unique… we went upstate to hide out in a barn in Medusa NY for a weekend and brought tons of shit with us. Recording gear, cameras, lights, instruments… dogs. Everything. We set out to capture the energy this band has […]