Category Archives: Experimental

CC ~ AM

Haunted by what never was—and yet will always be—AM gathers ghostly sounds from radios commonly used in Cold War espionage. Copy or not, CC plays crackerjack sleuth to perfection. Across 30 short tracks, armed with antenna for magnifying glass, the

CC ~ AM

Haunted by what never was—and yet will always be—AM gathers ghostly sounds from radios commonly used in Cold War espionage. Copy or not, CC plays crackerjack sleuth to perfection. Across 30 short tracks, armed with antenna for magnifying glass, the

Giovanni Lami ~ Hysteresis I-IV

I realized that it can take other forms, others than the one imposed. Not just a section, but a circle or an ellipse, a closed path where you may see a cyclic repeat of events where not everything has a

Giovanni Lami ~ Hysteresis I-IV

I realized that it can take other forms, others than the one imposed. Not just a section, but a circle or an ellipse, a closed path where you may see a cyclic repeat of events where not everything has a

On the Return of Senufo Editions (Giuseppe Ielasi, Alessandro Brivio, Takamitsu Ohta)

Giuseppe Ielasi has been one my favorite artists for a decade now, his reputation cemented in my mind by the blissful textures of August (2007) and the rhythmic sampledelica of Aix (2009),  both for 12k. His Stunt series (2008-2013) further

On the Return of Senufo Editions (Giuseppe Ielasi, Alessandro Brivio, Takamitsu Ohta)

Giuseppe Ielasi has been one my favorite artists for a decade now, his reputation cemented in my mind by the blissful textures of August (2007) and the rhythmic sampledelica of Aix (2009),  both for 12k. His Stunt series (2008-2013) further

SAICOBAB ~ Sab Se Purani Bab

When noise legend YoshimiO joined up with fellow Japanese musician Yoshida Daikiti’s project PSYCHOBABA in the early 2000’s, they decided to change the name to SAICOBABA. Phonetically, it’s still the same word, but then the meaning changed radically, from something

SAICOBAB ~ Sab Se Purani Bab

When noise legend YoshimiO joined up with fellow Japanese musician Yoshida Daikiti’s project PSYCHOBABA in the early 2000’s, they decided to change the name to SAICOBABA. Phonetically, it’s still the same word, but then the meaning changed radically, from something

A Year in the Country ~ All the Merry Year Round

Now that Halloween is over, we turn our attention to upcoming holidays: the harvest festival and the winter solstice.  What’s that you say, you had other holidays in mind?  A Year in the Country‘s latest release reminds us that there

A Year in the Country ~ All the Merry Year Round

Now that Halloween is over, we turn our attention to upcoming holidays: the harvest festival and the winter solstice.  What’s that you say, you had other holidays in mind?  A Year in the Country‘s latest release reminds us that there

Aner Andros ~ Artefacts and Sonic Brushstrokes

The name of the EP is perfect, as it describes the sound with the best possible metaphor.  The tag softronica is not, as it implies something sedate and unobtrusive.  Artefacts and Sonic Brushstrokes may be quiet, but it’s not plain. By

Aner Andros ~ Artefacts and Sonic Brushstrokes

The name of the EP is perfect, as it describes the sound with the best possible metaphor.  The tag softronica is not, as it implies something sedate and unobtrusive.  Artefacts and Sonic Brushstrokes may be quiet, but it’s not plain. By

Kamancello ~ S/T

Kamancello‘s debut album offers a bit of aural trickery, as the tracks are improvised, but sound composed.  The duo of  Shahriyar Jamshidi on kamanche (also known as Persian spike-fiddle) and Raphael Weinroth-Browne on cello offers impressive stereo mastering that makes the listener feel

Kamancello ~ S/T

Kamancello‘s debut album offers a bit of aural trickery, as the tracks are improvised, but sound composed.  The duo of  Shahriyar Jamshidi on kamanche (also known as Persian spike-fiddle) and Raphael Weinroth-Browne on cello offers impressive stereo mastering that makes the listener feel