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Anders Brørby ~ Mulholland Drive, 1984 / Phoenix Down

2016 was a prolific year for Anders Brørby, who began the year with Nihil (one of our Top Ten Drone Albums of 2016), followed it up with a split release on Land Animal Tapes, and topped off the year with this pair

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Anders Brørby ~ Mulholland Drive, 1984 / Phoenix Down

2016 was a prolific year for Anders Brørby, who began the year with Nihil (one of our Top Ten Drone Albums of 2016), followed it up with a split release on Land Animal Tapes, and topped off the year with this pair

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Avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche ~ Pas pire pop, I Love You So Much

Montreal’s Avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche is ironically billed as a “stripped down quartet,” as the sound of their second album is as raucous as their first.  The album begins with a boom and never lets up; it’s a non-stop jam that

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Avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche ~ Pas pire pop, I Love You So Much

Montreal’s Avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche is ironically billed as a “stripped down quartet,” as the sound of their second album is as raucous as their first.  The album begins with a boom and never lets up; it’s a non-stop jam that

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Throwing Snow ~ Embers

Ross Tones (Throwing Snow) has just released the best set of his young and evolving career.  The only problem is it may be hard to top.  The key fact: Embers is mixed as a continuous set, and like the circle displayed on the cover, connects

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Throwing Snow ~ Embers

Ross Tones (Throwing Snow) has just released the best set of his young and evolving career.  The only problem is it may be hard to top.  The key fact: Embers is mixed as a continuous set, and like the circle displayed on the cover, connects

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Drunken Sufis ~ Pala Pala

It would be silly to say that Drunken Sufis has mellowed with age.  It’s only been a year since the energy drink of Cotton Candy Cluster Bombs, and two since the stuttered glitch of Fiber Optic Tap.  So what is this new melodic undercurrent heard

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Drunken Sufis ~ Pala Pala

It would be silly to say that Drunken Sufis has mellowed with age.  It’s only been a year since the energy drink of Cotton Candy Cluster Bombs, and two since the stuttered glitch of Fiber Optic Tap.  So what is this new melodic undercurrent heard

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Dave Phillips ~ South Africa Recordings

South Africa Recordings is a big, generous release, a double-disc set with a 16-page booklet boasting some gorgeous nature photography.  It’s a treasure trove for field recording enthusiasts, especially those who prefer their field recordings to be untreated and unadorned.  Apart

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Dave Phillips ~ South Africa Recordings

South Africa Recordings is a big, generous release, a double-disc set with a 16-page booklet boasting some gorgeous nature photography.  It’s a treasure trove for field recording enthusiasts, especially those who prefer their field recordings to be untreated and unadorned.  Apart

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Christian Frederickson, Jason Noble, Ryan Rumery ~ The Painted Bird | Amidst

Amidst is the second of three works written for Pavel Zuštiak’s modern dance trilogy The Painted Bird, which is itself based on the surrealistic novel of the same name written (or patched together) in 1965 by Jerzy Kosinski.  Amidst recently enjoyed a re-launch in

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Christian Frederickson, Jason Noble, Ryan Rumery ~ The Painted Bird | Amidst

Amidst is the second of three works written for Pavel Zuštiak’s modern dance trilogy The Painted Bird, which is itself based on the surrealistic novel of the same name written (or patched together) in 1965 by Jerzy Kosinski.  Amidst recently enjoyed a re-launch in

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The Unfathomless Series: Five Elements Music and Stéphane Marin

The Unfathomless Series returns with another pair of fine releases, whose moods are polar opposites.  Five Elements Music‘s lokrum patterns draws the listener in, while Stéphane Marin’s Invisible(s) Archipelago(s) n°1 – Serendib rhythms contains sounds that many would choose to avoid. Croatia’s Lokrum Island is

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The Unfathomless Series: Five Elements Music and Stéphane Marin

The Unfathomless Series returns with another pair of fine releases, whose moods are polar opposites.  Five Elements Music‘s lokrum patterns draws the listener in, while Stéphane Marin’s Invisible(s) Archipelago(s) n°1 – Serendib rhythms contains sounds that many would choose to avoid. Croatia’s Lokrum Island is