The Catch Up Pt.3

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 of various styles that were released in  March which I cast a brief look over. … Continue reading The Catch Up Pt.3

A Bunch Of Labels Pt3.

At this point in time supporting small labels 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 Bunch Of Labels Pt3.

Stephen Vitiello + Molly Berg / Michael Grigoni + Stephen Vitiello.

This review pairs up the two recent Stephen Vitiello collaborations with Molly Berg and Michael Grigoni that came out a little under three months from each other on the IIKKI Books and 12k labels. The two releases highlight different sounds that different collaborators can come up with. "Stephen Vitiello and Molly Berg met in Richmond, … Continue reading Stephen Vitiello + Molly Berg / Michael Grigoni + Stephen Vitiello.

Federico Durand – Pequeñas Melodías / Aries Mond – Cut Off / The Humble Bee + Offthesky -All Other Voices are Gone, Only Yours Remains.

The sister label to Eilean Rec, IIKKI Books is like a fine art project. Built along similar lines to the Cd-r only label, IIKKI sees the pairing of musical and visual artists fusing both their artistic endeavors to create works designed to delight the senses of sight and sound. For each vinyl and Cd release … Continue reading Federico Durand – Pequeñas Melodías / Aries Mond – Cut Off / The Humble Bee + Offthesky -All Other Voices are Gone, Only Yours Remains.

In Brief: A collection of Short Releases Pt. 4.

EugeneKha Part of the exquisite looking May batch from ΠΑΝΘΕΟΝ record is this release, "Three Months" by EugeneKha. "EugeneKha is an ambient project by Evgenij V. Kharitonov: poet, musician, sound and visual artist. He was born in 1969 in Moscow and has got a philological eduction, is the author of numerous literary publications and many … Continue reading In Brief: A collection of Short Releases Pt. 4.

In Brief: A look back Pt. 1.

I get a lot of submissions for this blog. Some are for existing releases and others are forthcoming. Trying to get the balance in order of reviewing them becomes tricky. These releases are ones that came out late last year that (mostly) have been received this year.The idea is to cover them before they are … Continue reading In Brief: A look back Pt. 1.

Taylor Deupree & Marcus Fischer – Lowlands.

The third release in Iikki's audio/visual pairing comes from the musical duo of Taylor Deupree and Marcus Fischer paired with the photographs of Ester Vonplon. Taylor Deupree and Marcus Fischer are well known names in the Ambient/Electronic community with the New York based Deupree running the highly respected 12k label as well as being an … Continue reading Taylor Deupree & Marcus Fischer – Lowlands.

IIKKI Books x 2 : Danny Clay / Katrien De Blauwer – Stills / Andrea Belfi / Matthias Heiderich – Alveare. 

IIKKI Books is the sister label to the very popular French label Eilean Rec run by Mathias Van Eecloo (who retired his well known Monolyth & Cobalt project recently), with the exception of the media being vinyl and accompanying photography/art books vs handmade cd-r releases. This is the only difference as much like the quality … Continue reading IIKKI Books x 2 : Danny Clay / Katrien De Blauwer – Stills / Andrea Belfi / Matthias Heiderich – Alveare.