Shimmering Moods ~ Winter Is Over

What beautiful days we had been having ~ gorgeous, sun-dappled afternoons, warmth on upturned faces, a sense of an early spring. But then without warning, the Arctic cold descended once more.  The three newest releases from Shimmering Moods are a

Shimmering Moods ~ Winter Is Over

What beautiful days we had been having ~ gorgeous, sun-dappled afternoons, warmth on upturned faces, a sense of an early spring. But then without warning, the Arctic cold descended once more.  The three newest releases from Shimmering Moods are a

sleepmakeswaves ~ Made of Breath Only

No horns?  No strings?  It takes a while to adjust to the new, more muscular sound of sleepmakeswaves, but by the time the ten-and-a-half-minute monster “the edge of everything” drops, it all clicks.  Literally, we might add, as the combination of live and

sleepmakeswaves ~ Made of Breath Only

No horns?  No strings?  It takes a while to adjust to the new, more muscular sound of sleepmakeswaves, but by the time the ten-and-a-half-minute monster “the edge of everything” drops, it all clicks.  Literally, we might add, as the combination of live and

Golden Diskó Ship ~ Imaginary Boys

On most albums, there’s a single moment in which one leans into the album or leans away.  On Imaginary Boys, the moment arrives early, at 2:02 of the opening track.  The Middle Eastern groove of “Flaming Flamingo” has already been established

Golden Diskó Ship ~ Imaginary Boys

On most albums, there’s a single moment in which one leans into the album or leans away.  On Imaginary Boys, the moment arrives early, at 2:02 of the opening track.  The Middle Eastern groove of “Flaming Flamingo” has already been established

Spring Music Preview: The Next 200

This is the biggest music preview in the history of our site, and we challenge you to locate a more extensive preview anywhere!  An unprecedented number of new releases will be vying for our attention this spring ~ the snow is melting,

Spring Music Preview: The Next 200

This is the biggest music preview in the history of our site, and we challenge you to locate a more extensive preview anywhere!  An unprecedented number of new releases will be vying for our attention this spring ~ the snow is melting,

LCNL 081: “Location Materials” compiled by Karl Fousek

  Montreal modular synthesist Karl Fousek takes us on a tour through his personal cassette collection. No stranger to tapes himself, since 2014 Karl has released three tapes on Phinery and assorted tapes on other labels.  Last summer his trio

LCNL 081: “Location Materials” compiled by Karl Fousek

  Montreal modular synthesist Karl Fousek takes us on a tour through his personal cassette collection. No stranger to tapes himself, since 2014 Karl has released three tapes on Phinery and assorted tapes on other labels.  Last summer his trio

CEEYS ~ Concrete Fields

Concrete Fields goes back in time, more specifically returning to the youth of brothers Sebastian and Daniel Selke (CEEYS). The brothers have produced a record of both genesis and revelation, of origin and continuation. Their music was born here, under hulking, towering skeletons

CEEYS ~ Concrete Fields

Concrete Fields goes back in time, more specifically returning to the youth of brothers Sebastian and Daniel Selke (CEEYS). The brothers have produced a record of both genesis and revelation, of origin and continuation. Their music was born here, under hulking, towering skeletons

Richard Pinhas ~ Reverse

At some point, this was going to be Richard Pinhas‘ final album. He even had the title – the social media-troubling @Last. This farewell was conceived and begun at a particularly dark point in his life – he lost his

Richard Pinhas ~ Reverse

At some point, this was going to be Richard Pinhas‘ final album. He even had the title – the social media-troubling @Last. This farewell was conceived and begun at a particularly dark point in his life – he lost his