Badmixday ~ Goya

Progressing from the trip-hop flavors of his debut album A Quiet Mind Awaits, Istanbul’s Anıl Berk Çetin (Badmixday) plunges into different forms of music, informed by jazz and experimentalism.  Goya nudges in the direction of a signature sound, a clear sign

Badmixday ~ Goya

Progressing from the trip-hop flavors of his debut album A Quiet Mind Awaits, Istanbul’s Anıl Berk Çetin (Badmixday) plunges into different forms of music, informed by jazz and experimentalism.  Goya nudges in the direction of a signature sound, a clear sign

Wendra Hill ~ Ungdomskilden

Ungdomskilden is odd in all the best ways.  The entry points are spoken word samples: a woman hawking the praises of laminate, a man counseling comfort around snakes.  But beneath these lie the artistry of improvising collective Wendra Hill, a Norwegian duo

Wendra Hill ~ Ungdomskilden

Ungdomskilden is odd in all the best ways.  The entry points are spoken word samples: a woman hawking the praises of laminate, a man counseling comfort around snakes.  But beneath these lie the artistry of improvising collective Wendra Hill, a Norwegian duo

Illuvia ~ Iridescence of Clouds

Those who follow Los Angeles label A Strangely Isolated Place already know that every vinyl edition looks sublime; but the newest double-vinyl album from Iluvia may be their best yet.  Prince would be proud to see this pair of purple eggs.  And while the

Illuvia ~ Iridescence of Clouds

Those who follow Los Angeles label A Strangely Isolated Place already know that every vinyl edition looks sublime; but the newest double-vinyl album from Iluvia may be their best yet.  Prince would be proud to see this pair of purple eggs.  And while the

SP* Episode 16: FREEDOM TO DESTROY – with Esther B. [podcast]

Esther Bourdages is an art critic, radio journalist, independent curator, and musician based in Montréal. She is an improviser of extraordinary sensitivity, bringing a playfulness to her tactile manipulation of vinyl records, sometimes outright mishandling them. This freedom to destroy

SP* Episode 16: FREEDOM TO DESTROY – with Esther B. [podcast]

Esther Bourdages is an art critic, radio journalist, independent curator, and musician based in Montréal. She is an improviser of extraordinary sensitivity, bringing a playfulness to her tactile manipulation of vinyl records, sometimes outright mishandling them. This freedom to destroy

Of Thread & Mist ~ Static Hymns to No One

Gizeh Records may be located in the U.K., but Static Hymns to No One seems like the perfect selection for Inauguration Day in the U.S.  The music is mournful and melancholic, an elegy for all that has been lost and much

Of Thread & Mist ~ Static Hymns to No One

Gizeh Records may be located in the U.K., but Static Hymns to No One seems like the perfect selection for Inauguration Day in the U.S.  The music is mournful and melancholic, an elegy for all that has been lost and much

yadayn ~ Elders

Elders is a reflective album, rising from the ashes of an undisclosed “personal failure.”  Was it a romantic relationship, a business venture, a relocation attempt?  Perhaps it’s better not to know, as the album is more accessible as a result.  This

yadayn ~ Elders

Elders is a reflective album, rising from the ashes of an undisclosed “personal failure.”  Was it a romantic relationship, a business venture, a relocation attempt?  Perhaps it’s better not to know, as the album is more accessible as a result.  This

Ai Yamamoto ~ Pan De Sonic ~ Iso / Monster Hurricane Wihajster ~ U nas dobrze, choć trochę strzyka w kolanach

Two new recordings turn the sounds of domestic lockdown into music.  One album is percussive and electronic, the other improvisational and intimate. Together they demonstrate the creativity of artists who are unable to perform in concert halls yet find music

Ai Yamamoto ~ Pan De Sonic ~ Iso / Monster Hurricane Wihajster ~ U nas dobrze, choć trochę strzyka w kolanach

Two new recordings turn the sounds of domestic lockdown into music.  One album is percussive and electronic, the other improvisational and intimate. Together they demonstrate the creativity of artists who are unable to perform in concert halls yet find music

New Age Doom ~ Himalayan Dream Techno

Many times, heavy psychedelic projects make it seem as if their music is growing organically into chaos, but deep down or at the end they let structures remain intact, the original order always restored and reestablished. It is to New

New Age Doom ~ Himalayan Dream Techno

Many times, heavy psychedelic projects make it seem as if their music is growing organically into chaos, but deep down or at the end they let structures remain intact, the original order always restored and reestablished. It is to New