*new* “The apparatus, the apparatus” by David B. Applegate

15 08 2017

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, I can’t bear it. How can I survive those days?

Jumping from chair to chair shouting ‘the apparatus, the apparatus.’

Jesus Christ, what a mess!

I was outside and it was raining. I walked inside the house, but it was also raining there.

Enjoy the hubbleshow…

Derek Tibs (CEO, Immigrant Breast Nest)

*new* “Vide Lacunaire” by Méconium.

7 07 2017

Twisting and pulsating with the chaos of life, Vide Lacunaire somehow manages to constantly lurch forward. Méconium delivers wildly processed hits and knocks under deep atmospherics. Flashcore roots support delightful digital flourishes, luring the listener ever closer and deeper. Each moment brings a newly evolved sonic bloom morphing into novel and unimaginable forms; each listen a new encounter in the audio jungle.

Keeping the legend of flashcore alive forever. Do not sleep.

Derek Tibs (CEO)

*new* “Knees open” by David B. Applegate.

16 03 2017

Alcohol, Bupropion, Caffeine, Escitalopram, Eventide Space, Industrialectric 4046-M, Jon Leon The Arrivistes, Korg Volca Beats, Leploop Multicassa, Malekko Charlie Foxtrot, Nicotine, Repeater Horndog, Smokin’ Amp Co. Dual Kill / Mute Switch, Teenage Engineering OP-1, Teenage Engineering PO-12 rhythm, Teenage Engineering PO-16 factory, Trazodone, Trogotronic 669, WREN Open Source Modular Soft Synth, yellow signal lights hanging in a framework against the sky.

Another hubbleshow for you loyal punkateeros. Enjoy.

Derek Tibs (CEO, Immigrant Breast Nest)

*new* “The Stolid Membrane” by BLAERG.

24 02 2017

A drum has no preference – it will always do exactly what you ask of it. It is the stolid membrane.


In response to recent actions from the current U.S. presidential administration attempting to stoke fear and hatred against Muslims, and particularly to deny entry to the U.S. from select Muslim-majority countries, all revenue from this release will go to CAIRMN (the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American–Islamic Relations). This organization is working to build coalitions between Muslims in the U.S. and their communities (specifically in Minnesota), increase understanding of Islam, and protect civil liberties. They have the full support of the artist and the label.
released February 24, 2017

Artwork: Xochitl Garcia aka NOMONYM BOT


Good noise, good cause. Fire.

Derek Tibs (CEO, Immigrant Breast Nest)


*new* “Spasm Chasm” by Thermometerometer.

6 01 2017

A nihilistic twitch, an abyssal dance, a Spasm Chasm. Thermometerometer’s latest batch of improvised electronic swirls has the power to mesmerize, seize, absorb, and unravel. The chasm opens, the sounds spill out, the chasm shuts, the sounds skitter over the wound.

Thermometerometer is:

Dan (Speak Onion) Abatemarco- nord modular synth, contact mics, effect pedals

David B. Applegate- machinedrum, microGranny, Trogotronic 669, microphone, effect pedals

Get spastic in the ditch, friends.

Derek Tibs (CEO, Immigrant Breast Nest)


18 02 2016

Amid the chaos that is THE ENTERTAINMENT, Neurobit’s “Completely Puzzled” offers a respite in the form of a propulsive, twinkling gem of a track. Immersive without being ponderous, “Completely Puzzled” refreshes and excites.

Below, see Neurobit’s answers to our questions about the track, music-making, and his approach to sound.

1) Tell us a bit about your contribution to The Entertainment. Is it typical of your music? Are there any sounds/processes/elements in it that you haven’t included before? Were you trying to go for any specific listener reaction?

Neurobit is one of my music projects and the main focus of this project is improvised music generated by video game consoles. So a lot of my tracks have an 8 bit feel to them which makes the sound very recognisable. For me Neurobit tracks feel like landscapes. And that’s what I also had in mind while recording my track for this compilation.

2) Are you better off in your music than you are walking around in life?
That’s a good question haha. I think, since making music is a full time job now, I think I’m probably good at both. But I feel one goes with the other. My music is a reflection of how I feel and my response to the world around me. But what I record also reflects back on who I am and how I feel. The type of sound I respond to and how I treat that sound usually reflects my mood or what I’m feeling at that specific moment.
3) What is noise? What role does “noise” have in your work?
Noise for me is like bringing sound to it’s radical conclusion. There is something pure about it. It can create a lot of energy into a track and noise can makes a track much more intense even when done subtle. In Neurobit tracks I use noise a lot in the form of resonance to go along with melodic long tones to get bit of a feeling like a storm is rushing by. I used that a lot when I released “Maison De Verre Sur Le Chantier” in 2012. Over the years I lost a bit of interest in using noise just as it is. Nowadays I’m much more focussed on the combination of noise elements with melodic sounds when recording Neurobit tracks.
4) Did you intentionally want to make something the listener could only speculate about, rather than be certain of?

Let me put it this way. I always put a thought, idea or feeling behind my tracks. I’m not a very big proponent of creating something and letting the public decide what it is. It’s the same type of discussion that you have within abstract visual art. I always want to know what the idea of the artist was. If anyone can decide what it is they’re seeing than it becomes irrelevant to me in a way. I like it when artists have specific ideas behind their work. That doesn’t mean that the listener needs to be certain of everything, but it is important to me to be able to point them into the right

5) What’s next for Neurobit? Anything you want to tell people about?

There’s is very exciting news for my Neurobit project. I will be releasing a new 12inch very soon.
The test pressings are already done. It will be released by the Dutch label Vrijstaete. http://vrystaete.nl/muziek.html

Last month I also released a new digital Neurobit EP on the Spanish label Lowtoy which can be downloaded for free:

My other projects Former Descent and Rioteer are still going strong as well. As Former Descent I will release a collab album on vinyl later this year. And as Rioteer new breakcore tracks as well as a hardcore ep are ready to be released this year.

Thanks, Neurobit! We look forward to checking out all the sounds you have in store for us. Keep on doing the thing.

-Derek Tibs (CEO, Immigrant Breast Nest)

*new* “Redundant Tautologies” by BLAERG.

16 02 2016

Immigrant Breast Nest invites you to experience “Redundant Tautologies” by BLAERG. Unnatural, mysterious, riveting. Formulates a new chemical to re-arrange your synapses. Especially suited for our audience of heroes.

A 0:00 – Anti-egress
B 0:21 – Parallel Colors
C 1:45 – Cryptogram
D 2:57 – Neurasthenia
E 4:23 – Pseudoparticles
F 5:28 – Chandelerium I
G 6:01 – Psychometrics: Nominal
H 7:01 – Perpendicular Colors
I 8:13 – Etaoin! Shrdlu!
J 8:46 – Specious Methods
K 11:10 – Chandelerium II
L 12:00 – Sex Atrium
M 12:22 – X-height
N 13:00 – Neuronal-social Synchrony
O 14:33 – Effortless Zeal
P 15:11 – Oblique Colors

Redundant Tautologies is a document of experimentation with the Tidal live coding environment. The single cohesive piece on display is arranged into “zones.” These are the Zones of Redundant Tautology.

Sample material includes pieces of previously released and future BLÆRG tracks, as well as yet unused works. Material from Tidal’s native sampler and raw modular synth recordings have also been incorporated.

While not an exercise in “pure” live coding, much here represents that approach. Some zones have been augmented with outside sounds, others used as the backbone for rigorously sequenced segments using additional software.

BLÆRG directs the highest order of appreciation toward Kindohm for the 1-on-1 tutorials and bottomless well of support, and also to Alex McLean for crafting and continually refining the Tidal live coding environment.

Artwork: Xochitl Garcia aka NOMONYM BOT



Derek Tibs (CEO, Immigrant Breast Nest)

*new* David B. Applegate E.P. “OFFICE of the LOINS and REINS” + I.B.N. comes to Twitter

12 01 2016

Hello Immigrant Breast Nest family,

We have two announcements today.

1. I.B.N. mainstay David B. Applegate has a new E.P. available for you:

“OFFICE of the LOINS and REINS” eructs a thick pap designed to promote healing, reduce swelling, and relieve pain.

Without proper genre or style, the four tracks presented nonetheless comprise a hubbleshow in its most formal sense. And so,

Hub-a-dub, punkateero!

2. You can now connect with Immigrant Breast Nest on Twitter. In addition to news about I.B.N. releases and events, you can expect a robust colloquy on topics of interest to the experimental electronic music community.

Bounce and jounce, melt the link:


See you around,

Derek Tibs (CEO, Immigrant Breast Nest)

Video By bruzed for Speak Onion’s “Ovoid Chamber”

5 11 2015

The Ovoid Chamber is a place where all is visible and audible; all is known. No edges, no shadows, no breaks between fields. One experiences the totality of the chamber at once and constantly. The only possible organization is post-hoc and externally applied. Bruzed and Speak Onion’s Ovoid Chamber is not a manifest experience of the chamber, but rather a reminder that the chamber exists created using manic pixels, cut-up drums, distorted bass, and manipulated field recordings.

From IBN054, “Ovoid Chamber” by Speak Onion.

Derek Tibs (CEO, Immigrant Breast Nest)


Speak Onion – “Ovoid Chamber”

5 11 2015


Aggressive and elegant, the two tracks on Speak Onion’s latest, “Ovoid Chamber,” reach out with a living vein to take a swipe at convention. In Speak Onion’s hands, drum ‘n noise reveals itself as a sleepless genre undergoing a process of hyper-creative evolution. Embryos twitch, split, and attack. The chamber cracks birthing the most monstrous pieces of brutal electronics in recent memory.


Derek Tibs (CEO, Immigrant Breast Nest)