Category Archives: Experimental

Daphne X ~ Água Viva / Philip Sulidae ~ Stien

Daphne X records the sound of water on polyester, metal and skin, while Philip Sulidae dedicates electro-acoustic works to varieties of fruit.  This is tsss tapes‘ September batch. While listening to Agua Viva, one thinks instantly of rain, but these drips and drops are not

Daphne X ~ Água Viva / Philip Sulidae ~ Stien

Daphne X records the sound of water on polyester, metal and skin, while Philip Sulidae dedicates electro-acoustic works to varieties of fruit.  This is tsss tapes‘ September batch. While listening to Agua Viva, one thinks instantly of rain, but these drips and drops are not

Fall Music Preview ~ Experimental

The abstract and avant-garde, the difficult and dissonant meet in our Experimental section.  The genre includes improvised jazz, found sound, electro-acoustic works and cross-genre splices.  The music is just as likely to startle as it is to seduce.  The only

Fall Music Preview ~ Experimental

The abstract and avant-garde, the difficult and dissonant meet in our Experimental section.  The genre includes improvised jazz, found sound, electro-acoustic works and cross-genre splices.  The music is just as likely to startle as it is to seduce.  The only

tone-cluster ~ KYO SHU

Eric Gorfain, the arranger and founder of The Section Quartet, has lived a busy and star-studded few decades behind his violin. Between his symphonic takes on Radiohead, collaborations with Queens of The Stone Age and Taylor Swift, and tours with

tone-cluster ~ KYO SHU

Eric Gorfain, the arranger and founder of The Section Quartet, has lived a busy and star-studded few decades behind his violin. Between his symphonic takes on Radiohead, collaborations with Queens of The Stone Age and Taylor Swift, and tours with

Matmos ~ The Consuming Flame: Open Exercises in Group Form

The new triple album from Matmos is at turns fascinating, confounding, enlightening, humorous, maddening, timely and brilliant.  In terms of ambition and scope, it’s one of 2020’s most significant releases.  Like it, hate it, think it overblown or too subdued, listeners will

Matmos ~ The Consuming Flame: Open Exercises in Group Form

The new triple album from Matmos is at turns fascinating, confounding, enlightening, humorous, maddening, timely and brilliant.  In terms of ambition and scope, it’s one of 2020’s most significant releases.  Like it, hate it, think it overblown or too subdued, listeners will

Amy Cutler ~ Örö Tape: Fieldtrips of the Damned / Marina Rosenfeld & Ben Vida ~ Vertice

What is the purpose of recorded sound? As music lovers, we live and breathe it. But what is its raison d’être? Recordings transport us into distant places or timeframes. They prompt emotional and intellectual responses. The aural can complement visual

Amy Cutler ~ Örö Tape: Fieldtrips of the Damned / Marina Rosenfeld & Ben Vida ~ Vertice

What is the purpose of recorded sound? As music lovers, we live and breathe it. But what is its raison d’être? Recordings transport us into distant places or timeframes. They prompt emotional and intellectual responses. The aural can complement visual

Taw ~ Truce Terms

There’s a moment in the life of every musician parent when one recognizes ~ or suddenly remembers ~ the musical properties of children’s toys.  The moment may arrive as early as the rattle or squeaky toy, wait until the activity

Taw ~ Truce Terms

There’s a moment in the life of every musician parent when one recognizes ~ or suddenly remembers ~ the musical properties of children’s toys.  The moment may arrive as early as the rattle or squeaky toy, wait until the activity

OMG! Amplify Just Released 55 More Albums & EPs.

Eight weeks ago, we covered the first batch of releases in the Amplify 2020 quarantine festival: an explosion of creativity featuring 125 albums and EPs to enjoy at home during the pandemic.  Since then, Amplify has released 55 more.  This

OMG! Amplify Just Released 55 More Albums & EPs.

Eight weeks ago, we covered the first batch of releases in the Amplify 2020 quarantine festival: an explosion of creativity featuring 125 albums and EPs to enjoy at home during the pandemic.  Since then, Amplify has released 55 more.  This

Kaboom Karavan ~ The Log and the Leeway

The Log and the Leeway is one of the most unusual albums we’ve received this year, from one of the most unusual artists.  But where other artists come across as weird and off-putting, Kaboom Karavan (also known as Bram Bosteels) comes across as

Kaboom Karavan ~ The Log and the Leeway

The Log and the Leeway is one of the most unusual albums we’ve received this year, from one of the most unusual artists.  But where other artists come across as weird and off-putting, Kaboom Karavan (also known as Bram Bosteels) comes across as