Home Normal have brought about the re-release of Jason van Wyk's "Attachment" that originally came out on the Eilean Rec label, alongside his new album "Opacity". Jason van Wyk is a Cape Town, South Africa based electronic artist who has predominantly released Trance and IDM. The newly remastered album comes eighteen months after its original … Continue reading Jason van Wyk – Attachment.
One of the goals of this blog was to attempt to cover everything sent. At times the song count has hit 170+ which makes it difficult especially with a lot of releases around the sane time. In Brief will be an occasional series to make sure I cover everything sent. "Deer Traps" is a four … Continue reading In Brief: Leonard Donat “Deer Traps”/ Channelers “Faces of Love”.
"A Handful Of Dust Is A Desert" is the third Hannu album following on from "Worms In My Piano" (Osaka 2006), "Hintergarden" (Kesh 2009) and the "Harhailua" Ep (Kesh 2009). This is his first release to feature his full name. During the past eight years, Hannu has been keeping himself busy with his multimedia art … Continue reading Hannu Karjalainen – A Handful Of Dust Is A Desert.
In the first in an occasional series bringing light to those that are responsible the physical release of music, I sent off some questions to Lost Tribe Sound boss Ryan Keane. Ryan is responsible for releases from William Ryan Fritch, The Green Kingdom, Graveyard Tapes, Western Skies Motel, Part Timer and others. There … Continue reading An interview with Lost Tribe Sound’s Ryan Keane.
Over the eight years and almost 103 releases, the Home Normal catalog has released a variety of music genres that are vaguely under the ambient umbrella. One related form that has not seen a lot of action on the label is solo Modern Classical. With the exception of Stefano Guzzetti and the first release on … Continue reading Giulio Fagiolini – Dietro a un vetro.
I have to admit being unaware of Brady Kendall aka Alaskan Tapes. For whatever reason his name has not come across my radar. Over the years he has released a series of singles and three self released vinyl lps, the latest being "In Distance We're Losing" which came out on August 10 in an edition … Continue reading Alaskan Tapes – In Distance We’re Losing.
If there ever was such a relationship between a label and its artist that is responsible for such a wealth of material as there is between Fritch and Lost Tribe Sound, I would be surprised to find one. 2015 saw the "Leave Me Sessions" series which saw a total of 11 albums (over six and … Continue reading William Ryan Fritch x 2 – The Old Believers & The Sum of the Parts.
Receiving an email from Rotten Man I opened expecting to have been sent some sort of Noise release. I had not heard of Spanish imprint and purveyor of art, Rottenman Editions until now and was pleasantly surprised by this too brief release. Emilía is the duo of Lee Yi and Meneh Peh (aka Vanesa Jimenez) … Continue reading Emilìa – Down to the Sadness River.
Manchester's Gizeh Records is not afraid of mixing up their catalog. From the sublime Chantal Acda through to A-Sun Amissa and Nadja, their catalog, to use their quote is that of "the noise of harmony and the harmony of noise". Their latest signing Hundred Year Old Man is quite possibly their heaviest yet. Hundred Year … Continue reading Hundred Year Old Man – Black Fire
I have put together a playlist of artists that have or will be featured in this blog. Only one track per release per artist and naturally only those that have their music featured on Spotify. This will be updated when more releases are featured on this blog and/or available on Spotify. https://open.spotify.com/user/870bya45136ttkzb85tijfrxs/playlist/5QcYRN99mwkbmD0jOqIwtE