With the craziness that is happening all over the world one of the things you need is consistency. Thankfully labels are still putting out physical music, albeit under adverse conditions (especially postal bans). One such label is the ever reliable n5MD with their latest release, a re-release of Gimmik's "Entre les chambers". "Some … Continue reading Gimmik – Entre les chambres.
Whitelabrecs / Slowcraft / La Petite Chambre / KrysaliSound – Digital Isolation.
With the onset of the Corona Virus pandemic changes occurred in the underground music scene. From moving to largely Digital releases through to the Bandcamp revenue initiatives, arguably more music was released due to the nature of isolation and lock down. It has become quite difficult to keep up to speed with all these releases, … Continue reading Whitelabrecs / Slowcraft / La Petite Chambre / KrysaliSound – Digital Isolation.
The Catch Up Pt. 5.
"The members of Minamo (Keiichi Sugimoto and Tetsuro Yasunaga) have known Moskitoo (Sanae Yamasaki) for many, many years and have worked together in all sorts of ways. They have not, however, performed a live set or recorded together before what has become Superstition. Superstition is a gathering of close friends creating music they love to … Continue reading The Catch Up Pt. 5.
Various – Perceptions / Ben Crosland – The Turn.
Today welcomes the next release for the UK based Bigo & Twigetti label which comes from Ben Crosland. But before I talk/write about "The Turn", there is the matter of the "Perceptions" compilation which is now available to pre-order. Previously the first batch of two track singles were covered here from Olan Mill, Wilson Trouvé, … Continue reading Various – Perceptions / Ben Crosland – The Turn.
Mike Cadoo – Alone, Together.
"While quarantined, I sat down that first week and wrote whatever came to me and found the instant gratification of such creation to quell the anxieties that come with such unprecedented uncertainty. It was after that first track that I thought of the idea of writing a song a week during the lock down with … Continue reading Mike Cadoo – Alone, Together.
anthéne – Protection.
"Brad Deschamps lives and works in Toronto, Ontario. In addition to curating the excellent Polar Seas Recordings, he is a prolific recording artist, creating glacial post-rock in the duo North Atlantic Drift and offering drifting, dreamy compositions as anthéne. Amid a current deluge of ambient music, Brad's work stands out for its keen emotional … Continue reading anthéne – Protection.
The Catch Up Pt. 4.
"This album was recorded during the autumn-days of 2017 when the outlines of all things dissolved. So did the sounds here somehow." Alexander Holtz records under the name Oberlin and has had a handful of releases on the Thirsty Leaves label. "Grey Mornings Hazy Pictures" is the English translation of the title for the second … Continue reading The Catch Up Pt. 4.
June 4 / 5 – Attilio Novellino / Danny Clay / Swartz Et / Machinefabriek & Anne Bakker / Adriaan de Roover / Mathieu Karsenti / Lauge .
This post is a snapshot of releases that came out on the fourth and fifth of June. It shows the diversity of material received and also the amount of submissions which may indicate why some releases take a while to be covered. "The somewhat blunt and remote title ‘Strängar’ (meaning Strings) was an intentional … Continue reading June 4 / 5 – Attilio Novellino / Danny Clay / Swartz Et / Machinefabriek & Anne Bakker / Adriaan de Roover / Mathieu Karsenti / Lauge .
Various – String Layers.
"18 compositions designed and created for string instruments. Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Contrabass are the protagonists of this new 7K! Compilation. 7K! is a Berlin based record label dedicated to the discovery of “new sounds” found in the classical and contemporary world. 18 new/unreleased compositions, 18 artists from all over the planet. From England to Belgium, … Continue reading Various – String Layers.
Giuseppe Ielasi – Aix.
""Aix" is an outstanding piece of work by Italian electro-acoustic savant Giuseppe Ielasi, originally released in 2009 on Taylor Deupree's 12k label, the follow-up to 2007’s "August" (12k) and Ielasi's first collaboration with Nicola Ratti as "Bellows", also out in 2007 (Kning Disk). Originally only released on CD (12k), the album got a very … Continue reading Giuseppe Ielasi – Aix.