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.
"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.
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 .
""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.
The world is a blur especially the musical one. Releases come at a rapid rate that not all can be processed in time for their release dates. As I try to balance the older and newer releases, here are some released in February which I cast a brief look over. "Ammil" started as … Continue reading The Catch Up.
The most recent releases from 130701 have shown the label expanding on their roster with the recent additions of Clarice Jensen and Yair Elazar Glotman & Mats Erlandsson. All three artists have healthy back catalogues through labels such as Miasmah, Geographic North, Portals Editions, Deutsche Grammophon and Bedroom Community to name a few. All three … Continue reading Clarice Jensen / Yair Elazar Glotman & Mats Erlandsson.
It is time to catch up on the rarest of format in the Underground Ambient, Modern Classical, whatever scene - the single. These eight releases encompass the above styles and either are self released Digital only works or through labels and either stand alone releases or acting as a bridge to another releases or part … Continue reading The Singles Club: David Swick / Derek Hunter Wilson / Resina / Devin Sarno / James Mc Dermid / El Conejo / Bruno Sanfilippo
New Zealand, the country located at the bottom of the world has a reputation for punching well above its weight. The country with a population of just under 5,000 000 have had a profound effect on musical culture over the years. Their punk scene of the late 70's was as good as anyone's (see the … Continue reading Rhian Sheehan – Recollections, Vol 1.
Here we have a couple of the most recent releases from Russia's Dronarivm label which further establish them at the forefront of Ambient and related sounds. Both the Christopher Bissonnette album and the Ecovillage album are down to a handful of copies each. You snooze you lose. "Emil Holmstrom and Peter Wikstrom have been … Continue reading Ecovillage – Arrived / Christopher Bissonnette – The Wine Dark Sea.
The following releases came out on the same day, April 17th. Both display styles of music from different ends of the spectrum. The lushness of BP Moore vs the minimalism of Sylvain Chauveau. “Komorebi”—a Japanese word with no exact English equivalent, but one that has been roughly translated to describe the sensation of ‘sunlight filtering … Continue reading BP Moore – Komorebi / Sylvain Chauveau -Life Without Machines .