"Sub:Side" is the fifth album from Kuala Lumpur based artist flica aka Euseng Seto.Previous releases have been on labels such as Mü-Nest, Impartmaint, Self released and Japanese label Schole, who are the home to this, their third collaboration with Seto. In their press release Schole Records after describing his ten-year musical history which covers music of … Continue reading flica – Sub:Side.
The Default label is a new one from Wrocklow, Poland with their first physical release the "Artifacts". The music is based on found recordings and sonic detritus and released on cassette in an edition of just twenty copies. All artists are new to me although three of them (Amevblement, Sp@m and Omnisadness) are all the … Continue reading Various – Artifacts.
Ihä is the solo project of Chilean drone musician Ignacio Moreno Fluxà founded on 2011. His music is described as "sonic journeys (that) are peaceful yet courageous, and are based upon an introspective, minimalist spirit which evokes dreamy soundscapes and misty atmospheres." on this release he uses Guitar, Keyboard and effects. He has appeared on … Continue reading Ihä – Esperanza.
Elskavon is the work of Minneapolis native Chris Bartels who runs the Anthem Falls label while also being musically involved in other projects such as Bora York, Hi Fi Cali, Vitamin June and under his own name. Each project allows Bartels the ability to stretch musically and collaborate with other like-minded artists to create anything … Continue reading Elskavon – Skylight.
"Tales From A Distant Galaxy" is the fourth release from India's Arka Sengupta. Following on from "Soundtrack to your own Fantasy" Sengupta, was influenced by a (imaginary) sci-fi story to construct his music. He is joined by the prolific Cousin Silas on the second last track. "In A Galaxy Far Away" features some sort of … Continue reading Mixtaped Monk – Tales From A Distant Galaxy.
One of the first artists to send their wares to this humble blog was Japan based Canadian Joshua Steffane aka Endurance. After the review appeared a handful of further cassette releases appeared on labels such as Onmyodo Cassette, ACR, Moss Archive and Metaphysical Circuits. He also has been involved with new Japanese label Muzan Editions. … Continue reading Endurance – Endurance.
n5MD (the home of the likes of BVDUB, Arovane, Mark Harris and To Destroy a City) have announced their first release of 2018, Winterlight's "The Longest Sleep Through The Darkest Days" which drops March 16. The album is the follow-up to 2011's "Hope Dies Last" and after a period of hiatus punctuated by Soundcloud demos … Continue reading New Release: Winterlight – The Longest Sleep Through The Darkest Days.
"Rei" is the second release from Leeds based Post Metal collective Hundred Year Old Man. Following on from their debut single "Black Fire", the three track "Rei" will be released on January 26 as a co-release between Gizeh and Wolves and Vibrancy Records in an edition of 300 copies of single sided 12" vinyl with … Continue reading Hundred Year Old Man – Rei.
It is a little hard to review Eilean Rec releases. Such is the demand for the music they put out and the limited edition nature (this particular release was limited to 130 copies) that they regularly sell out in pre-order. You may find them at Stashed Goods or Experimedia, but on the whole the physical editions are … Continue reading Ben Rath – Black Heart Music.
I don't think there has been a label that has influenced my listening quite like Home Normal. I came across the label relatively early on and have been following them since eagerly picking up their quality releases. Label boss Ian Hawgood took time out of his busy schedule to kindly answered my questions. In March … Continue reading Home Normal – An interview with Ian Hawgood.