The second release of 2017 from Jason van Wyk, after the re-issue of 2016's "Attachment" is "Opacity". I enjoyed the former, but am very much impressed by the follow-up album again released by the flawless Home Normal label. Label boss Ian Hawgood has this to say about both the album and artist "Whilst he continues … Continue reading Jason Van Wyk – Opacity.
From The Mouth Of The Sun – Hymn Binding.
"Hymn Binding" is the third FTMOTS album following "Woven Tide" (Experimedia, 2012), "Into the Well" (Fluid Audio, 2015) and soundtrack album"Menashe" (Wayfind, 2017) under their own name. The names Aaron Martin and Dag Rosenqvist should be familiar to readers of this blog due to their releases on labels such as Preservation, Under the Spire, Dronarivm, … Continue reading From The Mouth Of The Sun – Hymn Binding.
Crisopa – Transhumanate.
Sound in Silence come through with another delightful release, this time from Santiago Lizon, based in Madrid, Spain. Since 2005 and bringing together influences as diverse as IDM, Shoegaze, Post-Rock and Classical, Santiago has released three albums and three EP's on labels such as n5MD, Platforma-LTW, Persona-Isla, Add-Sensor and Escala. He has previously contributed to the … Continue reading Crisopa – Transhumanate.
Odd Nosdam – Lif.
Greek label Sound in Silence run by Absent Without Leave's George Mastrokostas (how about a new AWL album George?) isn't a stranger to bigger names on their roster. They have released albums by the likes of Bvdub, Strafænn Hákon as well as a bunch of other names such as Hessien, Good Weather For An Airstrike, … Continue reading Odd Nosdam – Lif.
How To Cure Our Soul – Mare.
Italian duo How To Cure Our Soul present their fourth album "Mare" on the US label Sequel (home to Forest Management, Dominic Coppola, Celer) as a digital and CD release (apparently available soon) with a DVD-r version being self released. The Italian duo of Marco Marzuoli (who started the project as a solo vehicle) and … Continue reading How To Cure Our Soul – Mare.
Sontag Shogun and Moskitoo – The Things We Let Fall Apart / The Thunderswan.
Home Normal return to the vinyl format for the first time since 2013's Fabio Orsi and Pimmon LP. This time around it is a collaborative 7" by New York trio Sontag Shogun and Japanese sound artist Moskitoo. The 7" designed for the Portugal/Spain tour of Sontag Shogun comes in an edition of 500 copies and … Continue reading Sontag Shogun and Moskitoo – The Things We Let Fall Apart / The Thunderswan.
Naviar Records x 2 – Gomel, 1986 / Sōzuproject “Breathe Slowly”.
Naviar Records is London Based label who describe themselves as "a community and label that explores the intersection between music and traditional Japanese poetry." They have been releasing music since March 2014 and these two releases are their latest. "Gomel, 1986" is an extension of the "Clouded Lands" show (in conjunction with the art collective … Continue reading Naviar Records x 2 – Gomel, 1986 / Sōzuproject “Breathe Slowly”.
Otto Lindholm – Alter.
On October 13 (Friday the 13th in certain places) Gizeh Records releases the second album from Belgium based Double Bassist/Electronic musician Otto Lindholm. Lindholm's self titled debut came out on Icarus Records /Vynila Vinyls in 2015 and gained critical appraisal from the likes of Fact Magazine and influential broadcaster Mary Anne Hobbs. Lindholm had this … Continue reading Otto Lindholm – Alter.