Category Archives: Experimental

Sarah Davachi ~ Let Night Come On Bells End The Day

Confession time: I held off reviewing this for a long time because I couldn’t quite wrap my head around this album. What I could hear was fascinating music but it seemed to be buried under layers of distortion – not

Sarah Davachi ~ Let Night Come On Bells End The Day

Confession time: I held off reviewing this for a long time because I couldn’t quite wrap my head around this album. What I could hear was fascinating music but it seemed to be buried under layers of distortion – not

Depatterning ~ The Community Pasture

Living in Ireland, born in Canada, descended from Ukrainian immigrants ~ Gary Mentanko is a prime example of blurred heritage.  With all the talk about protectionism and borders, it’s important to note how indistinct the line really is.  It’s appropriate

Depatterning ~ The Community Pasture

Living in Ireland, born in Canada, descended from Ukrainian immigrants ~ Gary Mentanko is a prime example of blurred heritage.  With all the talk about protectionism and borders, it’s important to note how indistinct the line really is.  It’s appropriate

Andrea Borghi ~ VHS

Oh, the videotape!  Older people can still remember what a big thing this was, back in the day.  For the first time, one could tape programs or record home movies at ease, and with TWO players, one could mix and

Andrea Borghi ~ VHS

Oh, the videotape!  Older people can still remember what a big thing this was, back in the day.  For the first time, one could tape programs or record home movies at ease, and with TWO players, one could mix and

Francisco Meirino ~ The Ruins

When one hears the phrase “old tapes,” one thinks of repetitive messages engrained in one’s subconscious.  Francisco Meirino owns a more physical set of old tapes, “the pieces and ruins of sonic archives.”  These had been set aside and forgotten while

Francisco Meirino ~ The Ruins

When one hears the phrase “old tapes,” one thinks of repetitive messages engrained in one’s subconscious.  Francisco Meirino owns a more physical set of old tapes, “the pieces and ruins of sonic archives.”  These had been set aside and forgotten while

Tsembla ~ The Hole In the Landscape

A certain disjointedness pervades A Hole In the Landscape, as if history had taken an alternate route in which Pierre Schaeffer was the preeminent electroacoustic composer of the 20th century and not, arguably, Karlheinz Stockhausen. Every sound deployed by Tsembla

Tsembla ~ The Hole In the Landscape

A certain disjointedness pervades A Hole In the Landscape, as if history had taken an alternate route in which Pierre Schaeffer was the preeminent electroacoustic composer of the 20th century and not, arguably, Karlheinz Stockhausen. Every sound deployed by Tsembla

Chestnut ~ No More Pictures Of Urban Light

Chestnut‘s music is a strange safari. Florida natives, but now based in Los Angeles, the duo, comprised of visual artists Christina Santa Cruz and Daniel Watkins, use dark, mold-covered guitars and subterranean bass frequencies to produce an unsettling, dislocating album

Chestnut ~ No More Pictures Of Urban Light

Chestnut‘s music is a strange safari. Florida natives, but now based in Los Angeles, the duo, comprised of visual artists Christina Santa Cruz and Daniel Watkins, use dark, mold-covered guitars and subterranean bass frequencies to produce an unsettling, dislocating album

Sam McLoughlin ~ Folklore of Plants Vol. II – The Venefic Garden

Last Fall, Folklore Tapes launched their Folklore of Plants series with a multi-media collection of flora-related material.  Volume II zeroes in on one specific subset: poisonous wort.  Sam McLoughlin showed his affinity for the subject on the first volume with an entry on the psychedelic henbane.

Sam McLoughlin ~ Folklore of Plants Vol. II – The Venefic Garden

Last Fall, Folklore Tapes launched their Folklore of Plants series with a multi-media collection of flora-related material.  Volume II zeroes in on one specific subset: poisonous wort.  Sam McLoughlin showed his affinity for the subject on the first volume with an entry on the psychedelic henbane.