Riq Chiznik makes improvised jazz and blues with electronics and a lot of fantastic inspiration. Riq’s sounds inhabit ambient spaces, dissolve into disordered noise, and expand into flamboyant neoclassical mutations. We selected twenty of his pieces and made this long-form mix.
The set of Riq’s instrumentals is brimming with extraordinary inventions and much warmth and wit amongst the dense sonic foliage in its 1 hour 19 minutes of cartoon colour-saturated jazz fusion, psychedelic noise, ambient bloopscapes and crispy synth manipulations.
A little quirky brain candy noise that goes off like pop rocks on one’s tongue. ― Kellie Rowley
In the Mixcloud charts its positions were 44th in the Chillout chart , 45th in the Ambient chart and 48th in the Jazz chart. 😀
00:00 A Flurry Of Subtle Strikes On Familiar Spirits
06:14 Victim of a Coup D’état
09:17 A Walk To The Department Store
11:04 Alright Back In This Here Directory
12:47 American Entropy
15:21 Calisthenics On Keys
17:25 Clarinet & Koto – Blended, Marinated, Zapped
21:37 Conkreet Varèse
27:16 Ex Nihilo Exitium
35:25 Greetings from Shakespeare’s Billion Atoms Living in my Body and Probably Yours Too
40:25 Last Saturday Morning in August
49:48 Poser Duck Spot
51:12 Pseudo Science Fiction Lounge Act Warm-up
56:10 Shrew Astronaut Destiny (Instrumental)
61:36 Slavadore Muttrock
70:04 Some Kind of Warning Would Have Been Nice
71:53 Tunnel Of Dark Suede
77:20 Switch Off Biscuit Paint
Riq Chiznik summarises his 2016, a year in which his album The Completely Sane World of Riq Chiznik was released. Riq also talks about some of his plans for 2017. Thank you Riq for making collaboration such an enjoyable and artistically rich experience!
The Completely Sane World of Riq Chiznik is available from the following online stores
A huge THANK YOU to Chris Almond of Bubblebrain Records, who produced the video from the footage I shot a few months ago. I’m very pleased with the final product! I enjoy the color schemes on the scenes where I’m sitting at the table. Very unique. Excellent work. Speaking objectively (well not really) I’ve never seen a video quite like this one! ― Riq Chiznik
An extremely emotional and powerful production. ― Simon Kowal
Dogrubber Pickle Weasels by Riq Chiznik
The 3-song EP contains the single version plus two specially commissioned remixes.
likeallstars’ version of the surrealistic pop song matches the oddity of the original, going far out there.
A delightful remix by Lux Flux in the seldom-explored weaselwave music genre. The version has quirky atmosphere and synthetic animal calls!
The catchiest pop song ever written about nargling in the ears of wizards.
Check out Riq’s Bandcamp page for the latest releases.