Simeon Walker – Mono.

Intimate. The first word to come to my mind when pressing play on this, Walker's debut album. Having previously released the "Preface" ep on 1631 Recordings, "Mono" a nine track album available on vinyl, CD and digital was recorded during the winter of 2016/2017 following the recording of the initial ep. It was released on … Continue reading Simeon Walker – Mono.

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Omrr – Devils for my Darling.

Omrr is Egyptian musician Omar El Abd. Based in Cairo his music is "based on glitch, noise, micro-sounds, sampling and field recordings. He uses a variety of instruments and software to create free form, dynamic and dense sonic landscapes". After previously releasing "Music for the Anxious" on Eileen Rec he has joined Russian label Dronarivm … Continue reading Omrr – Devils for my Darling.

Johnny Bell and the Visitors – A Visitor’s Anthem / The Die Four.

The tag line of this blog would indicate that this particular release would probably not fit in these confines. But then several others featured thus far could be considered in the same situation. There are small elements of drone, but not in the usual style accustomed here. I mentioned this to Johnny in an email … Continue reading Johnny Bell and the Visitors – A Visitor’s Anthem / The Die Four.

Adrian Lane – Playing With Ghosts.

On his Fourth album, the follow-up to "Branches Never Remember", on the Preserved Sound label (the home to all of his albums), Adrian Lane uses 100-year-old cylinder recordings as the starting point for new compositions – chopping them up, reordering them and playing along to build up a series of completely new compositions. As Lane says … Continue reading Adrian Lane – Playing With Ghosts.

Aidan Baker / Simon Goff/ Thor Harris – Noplace.

When I think of improvised music I tend to think that it falls into 3 groups. One - The group of players are doing their own thing and are seemingly unaware of the players around them, Two - The players are inhabiting their own world but interact with the other players weaving in and of … Continue reading Aidan Baker / Simon Goff/ Thor Harris – Noplace.