"Olivier Alary and Berlin-based composer Johannes Malfatti join forces on their collaborative album ‘u,i ’ which marks Alary´s sophomore album for 130701, following his ‘Fiction / Non-Fiction’ debut of 2017. ‘u,i’ is a brilliant exploration of mediated modern communication. ‘u, i’ was recorded over VOIP (voice over internet protocol), using the technology as both creative … Continue reading Olivier Alary & Johannes Malfatti – u,i.
12k continue their stellar year in microsound with a new album from Canadian Christopher Bissonnette. "Wayfinding" follows on from the releases of Minamo & Moskitoo, Federico Durand, Michael Grigoni & Stephen Vitiello, as well as the two other releases from Giuseppe Ielasi and the new duo This Valley Of Old Mountains that are covered in … Continue reading 12k – Christopher Bissonnette / Giuseppe Ielasi / This Valley Of Old Mountains.
It is time to catch up on the rarest of format in the Underground Ambient, Modern Classical, whatever scene – the single. These four releases encompass the above styles and either are self released Digital only works (or in the case of Plurals a cassette release) or through labels and either stand alone releases or … Continue reading The Singles Club – El Conejo / Plurals / Eskimoh / Glowworm (feat Asia Dojnikowska).
The Lost Tribe Sound label like a good challenge. Each year for the past few they have set up a subscription service to release a batch of music under a theme. The previous years have seen the "Prelude To The Decline" and "We Stayed To The Path That Fell To Shadow" series. 2020 sees their … Continue reading Arrowounds – The Loneliness Of The Deep Sea Diver.
The latest release in the "exquisite corpse" that is the Laaps release schedule comes from Japanese sound artist Tomotsugu Nakamura with his fifth album "Literature". While the first two releases in the series from The Alvaret Ensemble and FEAN where more abstract the recent duo of Danny Clay and Nakamura have continued to pursue an … Continue reading Tomotsugu Nakamura – Literature.
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.
At this point in time supporting artists is important. With what is going on in the world including lock down, isolating and in some places institutions like the post office closing their doors, music is one of the things can provide an escape from ‘the real world’. So, I have done this post, the … Continue reading A Collection of Artists Pt1.
For this post I get to check out the inaugural release from James A. McDermid and Inês Ourives Delgado's Mailbox label with a split release from McDermid and Brad Deschamps aka anthéne. Both artists have a history with Deschamps releasing McDermid's "Ghost Folk" cd back in April, 2017 and now it is McDermid's turn to … Continue reading anthéne – Transit / James A. McDermid – Transition.
There are a few artists that have come along over the three years since this blog began. One of them is Jakob Lindhagen who has appeared on this site before with his "Paces" and "Skörheten" releases. His latest is a soundtrack to the award winning Swedish short film "Ingen Lyssnar" by Elin Övergaar. While not … Continue reading Jakob Lindhagen – Ingen Lyssnar (Who Talks).
One of the more prolific artists of our time is Dutch experimentalist Rutger Zuydervelt aka Machinefabriek who also records in various trio, duo and other variations. His music is not one that can be forced into a corner and this is seen through his more abstract compositions and his various soundtrack work for dance, film … Continue reading Machinefabriek – An Interview With Rutger Zuydervelt + FEAN – II.