Okada – Life is But An Empty Dream.

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.

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.

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.

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.