January 31, 2012

Presenting: Ad Hoc

It is with great excitement that we are finally able to present to the world Ad Hoc. Run by Altered Zones editors Ric Leichtung (International Tapes) and Emilie Friedlander (Visitation Rites), Ad Hoc will be more than just the next Altered Zones. Not only will there be mp3s, videos, interviews and other awesome feature content, but this time around there will be a quarterly zine as well! Regular contributors this time around will include 20 Jazz Funk Greats, Distonal (ex-The Decibel Tolls), Dummy Magazine, International Tapes, Mutant Sounds, No Fear Of Pop, Visitation Rites, Raven Sings The Blues, Rose Quartz, and of course us here at Decoder. On top of that will be feature writings from folks such as Michael McGregor (Chocolate Bobka, The Report), Alex Bleaker (Real Estate, The Freaks), Dale W. Eisinger (NYPress), Ian Nelson (Friendship Bracelet), Maria Minerva, Todd P and a lot more. Considering it's all about the music, the mixtape of exclusive tracks will likely come as no surprise to you, so instead we'll wow you with a cassette box set filled with 50+ exclusive contributions from the likes of Balam Acab, Ducktails, Forest Swords, Gary War, Grimes, How To Dress Well, JEFF the Brotherhood, Julian Lynch, Keep Shelly In Athens, Matthewdavid, Pictureplane, Run DMT, Sleep Over, Sun Araw, Tonstartssbandht, Woodsman and so many more. The only thing is, it's gonna take a lot of funding to make all of this a full reality. Printing a quarterly zine takes some funds; hosting mp3s takes some funds; pressing cassettes takes some funds. So as we are with Decoder, Ad Hoc is turning to Kickstarter and YOU to help make this a complete reality. We learned a lot from our time with Altered Zones, and now we want to bring you something even better for 2012. We can all do this together. Head over here to check out all the awesome prize incentives and donate now.


  1. What's the track playing in the background of the video? Thanks!

  2. I think that's a Zeljko McMullen composition. He's great... also runs Shinkoyo Records and records as "wish". Great stuff.