2019 was another busy year with more releases coming through. For a minimally based music scene, the output of some labels was truly maximal, which has it's positives and negatives. The positives include the amount of music being made and the negatives include the amount of music being made. It kind of changes it from … Continue reading The 2019 Hit List.
With the year and decade coming to an end, I rush with a flurry of blog posts. Shorter than most I normally do, there will hopefully be 22! done before the year is over , nicely tying up everything and clearing the decks before next years releases (which has already got close to double digits). … Continue reading Thyme Lines/ Hakobune/ Sofie Birch/ Sontag Shogun/ Ard Bit.
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.
TWENTY GREAT RELEASES OF 2017 I have to admit a sense of dread in compiling this list. These lists can be seen as from arbiters of taste and start well before the year ends. Sometimes it seems in competition to be the first to decree which album/label etc to be the finest of the … Continue reading 2017 : Twenty of the Best List.
Home Normal return to the vinyl format for the first time since 2013's Fabio Orsi and Pimmon LP. This time around it is a collaborative 7" by New York trio Sontag Shogun and Japanese sound artist Moskitoo. The 7" designed for the Portugal/Spain tour of Sontag Shogun comes in an edition of 500 copies and … Continue reading Sontag Shogun and Moskitoo – The Things We Let Fall Apart / The Thunderswan.