Category Archives: Experimental

Johanna Elina Sulkunen ~ Koan / Terra

When a new album contains tracks titled “VIII” to “XIV,” it’s clear that some component is missing.  And so Terra sent us back to last year’s Koan to experience the Sonority project in its entirety.  There’s still one installment left in Johanna Elina Sulkunen‘s trilogy,

Johanna Elina Sulkunen ~ Koan / Terra

When a new album contains tracks titled “VIII” to “XIV,” it’s clear that some component is missing.  And so Terra sent us back to last year’s Koan to experience the Sonority project in its entirety.  There’s still one installment left in Johanna Elina Sulkunen‘s trilogy,

Oliver Barrett ~ Aerial

Aerial is short, sweet, fun, and a perfect example of how anyone can make music if they set their mind to it.  Making quality music is another thing, which is why Oliver Barrett‘s piece is so effective.  Why, this instrument may be on top

Oliver Barrett ~ Aerial

Aerial is short, sweet, fun, and a perfect example of how anyone can make music if they set their mind to it.  Making quality music is another thing, which is why Oliver Barrett‘s piece is so effective.  Why, this instrument may be on top

Christopher Chaplin ~ Patriarchs

The Bible has inspired some astonishing works of art, along with a plethora of maudlin works.  The material is so dense and rich that it deserves a powerful sonic treatment.  Christopher Chaplin has delved into this treasure chest before, adapting Milton’s Paradise

Christopher Chaplin ~ Patriarchs

The Bible has inspired some astonishing works of art, along with a plethora of maudlin works.  The material is so dense and rich that it deserves a powerful sonic treatment.  Christopher Chaplin has delved into this treasure chest before, adapting Milton’s Paradise

Patrick Shiroishi ~ Hidemi

Hidemi is a timely and relevant release, an album accompanied by a special edition chapbook.  While the name of the label is American Dreams, the subject of the album is dashed American dreams.  Patrick Shiroishi‘s grandfather Hidemi was incarcerated along with other Japanese Americans during World

Patrick Shiroishi ~ Hidemi

Hidemi is a timely and relevant release, an album accompanied by a special edition chapbook.  While the name of the label is American Dreams, the subject of the album is dashed American dreams.  Patrick Shiroishi‘s grandfather Hidemi was incarcerated along with other Japanese Americans during World

Only Now Presents: Indian UNclassical Volume 1

On the cover, an Indian superhero races through a raging apocalypse.  The world is burning, its traditions thrown on the pyre.  Kush Arora (Only Now) has been challenging conventions for years, and now on Indian Unclassical Volume 1 he invites

Only Now Presents: Indian UNclassical Volume 1

On the cover, an Indian superhero races through a raging apocalypse.  The world is burning, its traditions thrown on the pyre.  Kush Arora (Only Now) has been challenging conventions for years, and now on Indian Unclassical Volume 1 he invites

Anne Bakker | René Aquarius | Rutger Zuydervelt ~ Hallucine

The press release states, this album “was never meant to exist.”  The fact that it does exists means it occupies a liminal territory between real and unreal, planned and unplanned.  Raw matter – pre-recorded detritus from Anne Bakker and René Aquarius – was given

Anne Bakker | René Aquarius | Rutger Zuydervelt ~ Hallucine

The press release states, this album “was never meant to exist.”  The fact that it does exists means it occupies a liminal territory between real and unreal, planned and unplanned.  Raw matter – pre-recorded detritus from Anne Bakker and René Aquarius – was given

Fire-Toolz ~ Eternal Home

While listening to Fire-Toolz, it is very often – almost every few seconds, in fact – that I find myself asking: how’d she manage to do it? How is it that these 56k modem-like noises fit perfectly with a Chrono

Fire-Toolz ~ Eternal Home

While listening to Fire-Toolz, it is very often – almost every few seconds, in fact – that I find myself asking: how’d she manage to do it? How is it that these 56k modem-like noises fit perfectly with a Chrono

Jacob Cooper and Steven Bradshaw ~ Sunrise

A hundred years ago, the world was caught in the grip of a pandemic.  Without TV or internet, lockdown was a lonely state.  Radio was the place to turn for comfort, and a variety of composers attempted to capture the

Jacob Cooper and Steven Bradshaw ~ Sunrise

A hundred years ago, the world was caught in the grip of a pandemic.  Without TV or internet, lockdown was a lonely state.  Radio was the place to turn for comfort, and a variety of composers attempted to capture the