[song] Polysonic Bloom & CGI dog – Crystal Ball

LA-based artists Polysonic Bloom and CGI dog team up for the psychedelic trip of a song. “Crystal Ball” is an inventive, carefully-crafted piece they have made together after some time of working remotely via emails.

The track lasts nearly six minutes and it takes a couple of listens to appreciate all the little elements that make it so appealing and fascinating. It’s an exciting glimpse at what the pair have got in store for us next.

Listen below.

[album] CGI dog – Replacer

Today LA-based producer/artist Chris Cubbison aka CGI dog releases his debut record. Titled Replacer, it is an impressive body of work that he wrote, recorded, mixed and mastered during the last couple of years.

The musician himself describes the LP as colorful, which is very spot-on. It is a splendid collection of ten tracks (some of which were featured on this blog earlier and are our longtime favorites), a unique mix of music that is hard to pin down. Chris confidently explores a broad variety of genres, suprising the listeners with unexpected nuances and subtle details. It’s a record to get lost in.

Stream below and purchase Replacer on Bandcamp.

[song] CGI dog – Livin’ in Delay / Hypo


Today LA-based producer/artist Chris Cubbison aka CGI dog returned with the new single “Livin’ in Delay”, b/w an instrumental piece “Hypo”.

It’s an always welcome return from the musician, who is planning on putting out these songs in a brand new EP, set for release this fall. “Livin’ in Delay” is a catchy noise pop number with the massive drum sound and melancholy vocals, and “Hypo” is an unstoppable and experimental tune on the dance/drum and bass side of things, which also features additional production by Cubbi’s friend and frequent collaborator John War (who released his fantastic debut album back in July). Both tracks go perfectly well together and make us very excited for his next release.

Stream the single below and purchase it on Bandcamp. All profits from it would be donated to The Okra Project, a “collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home cooked, healthy, and culturally specific meals and resources to Black Trans People wherever [Okra Project] can reach them”.

[song] CGI dog – Wish 2

CGI dog (Green)

LA-based artist Chris Cubbi has shared his debut song under the moniker CGI dog last month and now he is following it up with the new single “Wish 2” — an intense, experimental and loud pop/rock tune which captures the listener right from the very beginning and doesn’t leave a single moment to catch a breath.

Stream the song below, which was released along with the following note from Chris, and don’t forget to revisit his first single “Kitchen” here.

«This song has survived a number of setbacks, both stemming from human error and technical failure. It was frustrating trying to keep it alive at times. I won’t speak too much about the content of the song past this other than it’s an honest look at someone else’s addiction, one that inspires you to look at your own use and future. What interests me more is the song’s construction. I had a great time playing with the ideas of foreground and background. There’s a layer of noise in the background that plays more than a supporting role, both sonically and contextually». – CGI dog

[song] CGI dog – Kitchen

CGI dog

CGI dog is the new project of Los Angeles-based artist Chris Cubbi (you might know him as a 1/2 of production duo Best Picture, whose songs were praised on this blog during the last months).

Today he premieres his first tune under the new moniker, a hypnotizing “Kitchen”, which serves as a first taste of Chris’s upcoming debut album.

It’s a two part song that starts off as a booming, playful call for attention before evolving into a breakbeat driven and vaporwave-inspired guitar stomper. As a bonus, it also features Trevor Crown, who is playing guitar this time.

Listen below.