If eyes are the window to the soul, an artists comparison would be how their album's (films, paintings, etc...) reveal something about them. Where they've been and where their heading. The track titles on Gregory Pappas' seventh album as OKADA look to reveal personal traumas. Titles like "Fucked Up Inside" and "The Right To Destroy … Continue reading Okada – Life is But An Empty Dream.
Sontag Shogun – It Billows Up / Hilsa – Hilsa.
The name Sontag Shogun has been on my radar, but it wasn't till the release of the collaborative 7" with Moskitoo on Home Normal ("The Things We Let Fall Apart / The Thunderswan") that I actually got to sample their wares. With their new album dropping a handful of days ago on New York's Youngblood … Continue reading Sontag Shogun – It Billows Up / Hilsa – Hilsa.
r beny – Echo’s Verse.
The Dauw label return once more after the successful Stijn Hüwels release with an album that vanished in the blink of an eye, r beny's "Echo's Verse". The initial pressing of 300 clear vinyl are long gone, but a 300 repress on black is due to start shipping in June. r beny aka Bay Area, … Continue reading r beny – Echo’s Verse.
Kelly Moran – Origin.
There are times when something can really come along and surprise you. Warp Records have been around for some thirty years now and while I am very familiar with the likes of Aphex Twin, Boards Of Canada, Autechre and Squarepusher, I haven't followed them that closely to know of their musical divergence. When the press … Continue reading Kelly Moran – Origin.
Dag Rosenqvist – Blood Transmission.
The first solo album since 2016's "Elephant" (Dronarivm) sees Swedish Sound Artist Dag Rosenqvist join Hidden Vibes' ever growing catalog of fine artists (Hakobune, offthesky, Olan Mill, Chihei Hatekeyama and others). Since the last album he has kept himself busy with collaborations with the likes of Matthew Collins ("Hello Darkness"), Dakota Suite & Emmanuele Errante … Continue reading Dag Rosenqvist – Blood Transmission.
Adam Fligsten – Diagenisis.
"Bloodier" is the forthcoming release from Adam Fligsten. Fligsten has been making electronic music for nearly 20 years. Originally coming from a world of sample based, electronic music, Adam made a transition to film and video game scoring in about 2009. Since then, he has been primarily focused on scoring video games. In 2018 he … Continue reading Adam Fligsten – Diagenisis.
M. Grig – Mount Carmel.
M. Grig is the recording name of Durham, North Carolina based artist Mike Grigoni who first came to my attention at the beginning of the year with the track "Nod" on the Whitelabrec compilation "Sleeplaboratory1.0". He has worked on a number of independent films with companies such as High Plains Films and Hand Crank Films, … Continue reading M. Grig – Mount Carmel.
Mariska Baars / Rutger Zuydervelt – eau.
"Eau" sees the return pairing of Dutch experimentalists Mariska Baars (Soccer Committee, L.M.R.W, Piipstjilling) and Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek, Piipstjilling, L.M.R.W and many more collaborations). Both artists are adept explorers of sound, working together in a variety of quartets with Rutger through his Machinefabriek alias being well known for his work, especially collaborations with the likes … Continue reading Mariska Baars / Rutger Zuydervelt – eau.
Richard Skelton – Border Ballads.
Back when I was a faithful reader of The Wire one of the stories that piqued my interest was that of Richard Skelton and of his beginnings with his small run releases that were a tribute to and coming to terms with, the passing of his late wife Louise. The descriptions of the releases and … Continue reading Richard Skelton – Border Ballads.
Polar Seas Recordings – An Interview with Brad Deschamps.
It's been awhile between label interviews, so hot off of reviewing his latest releases "Asymmetry" (Whitelabrec) and "Weightless" (Home Normal), I though it was time to find out a bit about Brad Deschamps aka anthéne and his Polar Seas Recordings label who have released works by Celer, David Newlyn, Andrew Tasselmyer and others. Brad was … Continue reading Polar Seas Recordings – An Interview with Brad Deschamps.