Category Archives: Experimental

Félicia Atkinson ~ Hand in Hand

If there is a state of sonic lucid dream, Félicia Atkinson could serve as a guide to its realms. Electronic pioneers like Delia Derbyshire might have opened that door, but Atkinson’s carefully crafted and deeply immersive minimal soundscapes, woven through ASMR

Félicia Atkinson ~ Hand in Hand

If there is a state of sonic lucid dream, Félicia Atkinson could serve as a guide to its realms. Electronic pioneers like Delia Derbyshire might have opened that door, but Atkinson’s carefully crafted and deeply immersive minimal soundscapes, woven through ASMR

Markus Mehr ~ Dyschronia

Dyschronia is an album eerily aligned with its time, as it addresses technology, surveillance, wiretapping and the disconnected plight of the modern era, while exuding an aesthetic appeal. Today’s industrial societies are approaching total technological immersion.  Our words are recoverable even after they have been

Markus Mehr ~ Dyschronia

Dyschronia is an album eerily aligned with its time, as it addresses technology, surveillance, wiretapping and the disconnected plight of the modern era, while exuding an aesthetic appeal. Today’s industrial societies are approaching total technological immersion.  Our words are recoverable even after they have been

Grzegorz Bojanek ~ Stories of an Old Man

With Stories of an Old Man, Grzegorz Bojanek introduces us to a market for instrumental music that’s so obvious, we can’t believe we hadn’t thought of it before.  The music began as the soundtrack to an audiobook, and the album presents re-worked, wordless

Grzegorz Bojanek ~ Stories of an Old Man

With Stories of an Old Man, Grzegorz Bojanek introduces us to a market for instrumental music that’s so obvious, we can’t believe we hadn’t thought of it before.  The music began as the soundtrack to an audiobook, and the album presents re-worked, wordless

Various Artists ~ Trace Elements

“Let the dancing begin!” intones an unnamed narrator on Agah Bahari and PAS Musique‘s “Lucky Number 7”.  And so Trace Elements starts ~ with a dub, a beat and a bell.  But despite the pulses of the first few tracks, this

Various Artists ~ Trace Elements

“Let the dancing begin!” intones an unnamed narrator on Agah Bahari and PAS Musique‘s “Lucky Number 7”.  And so Trace Elements starts ~ with a dub, a beat and a bell.  But despite the pulses of the first few tracks, this

Various Artists ~ The Restless Field

In recent months, A Year in the Country has provided rich audio explorations in the form of The Quietened Bunker, The Quietened Village, The Forest / The Wald and now The Restless Field.  These efforts include the contributions of various artists, but each

Various Artists ~ The Restless Field

In recent months, A Year in the Country has provided rich audio explorations in the form of The Quietened Bunker, The Quietened Village, The Forest / The Wald and now The Restless Field.  These efforts include the contributions of various artists, but each

Diego Lozano ~ Scopes

Scopes is a work of interactions and articulations, of a subconscious dialectic between feeling and perception, the manners in which sounds occupy the head and blaze new spaces of consciousness. Created by young Mexican composer Diego Lozano and played by

Diego Lozano ~ Scopes

Scopes is a work of interactions and articulations, of a subconscious dialectic between feeling and perception, the manners in which sounds occupy the head and blaze new spaces of consciousness. Created by young Mexican composer Diego Lozano and played by

Sult / Lasse Marhaug ~ Harpoon

Thanks, perhaps, to Melville’s Moby-Dick, the Harpoon easily elicits images of open sea hunting and a grand existential confrontation with nature made strange by the roar of storms and the inhuman scales of oceans. The improv trio Sult and extreme

Sult / Lasse Marhaug ~ Harpoon

Thanks, perhaps, to Melville’s Moby-Dick, the Harpoon easily elicits images of open sea hunting and a grand existential confrontation with nature made strange by the roar of storms and the inhuman scales of oceans. The improv trio Sult and extreme