Category Archives: Experimental

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Marcus Fjellström ~ Skelektikon

To enter Skelektikon is to enter a world of dark fantasy.  The elegant video for “Hermitage” (directed by Marcus Fjellström himself) is drenched in dark shadows and simultaneously informed by Kafka and Grimm.  Strange creatures and contraptions interact as the moon rises diagonally

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Marcus Fjellström ~ Skelektikon

To enter Skelektikon is to enter a world of dark fantasy.  The elegant video for “Hermitage” (directed by Marcus Fjellström himself) is drenched in dark shadows and simultaneously informed by Kafka and Grimm.  Strange creatures and contraptions interact as the moon rises diagonally

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Colin Andrew Sheffield & James Eck Rippie ~ Essential Anatomies

Fourteen years is a long break, but that’s how long it took Colin Andrew Sheffield & James Eck Rippie to return to the studio.  Variations first appeared in 2001, followed by two sound installations; then silence.  When one listens to the newly expanded

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Colin Andrew Sheffield & James Eck Rippie ~ Essential Anatomies

Fourteen years is a long break, but that’s how long it took Colin Andrew Sheffield & James Eck Rippie to return to the studio.  Variations first appeared in 2001, followed by two sound installations; then silence.  When one listens to the newly expanded

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Antoine Chessex | Apartment House | Jérôme Noetinger

Two long-form pieces, recorded at London’s Cafe OTO, offer a brand of excitement that can only be captured live: edgy, interpretive and unpredictable in all the right ways.  Each piece is composed by Antoine Chessex, although the players vary on each;

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Antoine Chessex | Apartment House | Jérôme Noetinger

Two long-form pieces, recorded at London’s Cafe OTO, offer a brand of excitement that can only be captured live: edgy, interpretive and unpredictable in all the right ways.  Each piece is composed by Antoine Chessex, although the players vary on each;

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Dave Phillips ~ Rise

Rise is an abrasive, enthralling, uncompromising work, designed for the hardiest listeners.  It’s hard to imagine that this is the same Dave Phillips who just released a placid set of South African nature recordings.  But yes ~ this is the yang to that yin. This set

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Dave Phillips ~ Rise

Rise is an abrasive, enthralling, uncompromising work, designed for the hardiest listeners.  It’s hard to imagine that this is the same Dave Phillips who just released a placid set of South African nature recordings.  But yes ~ this is the yang to that yin. This set

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ACL 2016: Top Ten Experimental

Here’s our fun section; few will be able to predict the contents. Haunted ballrooms, washing machines, stuttered poetry and mythological black dogs all find their place under the experimental umbrella.  Some people may call this “different” or “difficult” music; we

ultimate-care-ii

ACL 2016: Top Ten Experimental

Here’s our fun section; few will be able to predict the contents. Haunted ballrooms, washing machines, stuttered poetry and mythological black dogs all find their place under the experimental umbrella.  Some people may call this “different” or “difficult” music; we

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Broken20 ~ The Li Series

Glasgow’s Broken20 label is putting the finishing touches on the Li Series, which pairs music with short texts and photos.  The interdisciplinary nature of the project attracted us to this series, and many warm surprises are to be found within. Li refers to the “random

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Broken20 ~ The Li Series

Glasgow’s Broken20 label is putting the finishing touches on the Li Series, which pairs music with short texts and photos.  The interdisciplinary nature of the project attracted us to this series, and many warm surprises are to be found within. Li refers to the “random

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Forresta ~ Bass, Space & Time

Once in a while, we come across a project whose concept, presentation and execution blow us away.  Forresta‘s Bass, Space & Time is one of these.  Even more expansive than John Eckhardt’s Forests (a USB stick boxed with forest material), the new LP offers an increased

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Forresta ~ Bass, Space & Time

Once in a while, we come across a project whose concept, presentation and execution blow us away.  Forresta‘s Bass, Space & Time is one of these.  Even more expansive than John Eckhardt’s Forests (a USB stick boxed with forest material), the new LP offers an increased