Category Archives: Experimental

Matana Roberts ~ COIN COIN Chapter Four: Memphis

COIN COIN Chapter Four: Memphis is essential listening.  It screams the past to the present, echoing Spike Lee’s cry at the end of Do the Right Thing:  “Wake up!”  We still haven’t woken up.  We still haven’t faced the sins of our ancestors,

Matana Roberts ~ COIN COIN Chapter Four: Memphis

COIN COIN Chapter Four: Memphis is essential listening.  It screams the past to the present, echoing Spike Lee’s cry at the end of Do the Right Thing:  “Wake up!”  We still haven’t woken up.  We still haven’t faced the sins of our ancestors,

Hecker ~ Inspection II

In a 1929 short story entitled “The Hounds of Tindalos”, Frank Belknap Long envisioned an entity (identified as a multiplicity, as “them”, but always acting in unison) that gave the story its name, and which was the terrible side-product of

Hecker ~ Inspection II

In a 1929 short story entitled “The Hounds of Tindalos”, Frank Belknap Long envisioned an entity (identified as a multiplicity, as “them”, but always acting in unison) that gave the story its name, and which was the terrible side-product of

Ten Years of The Tapeworm

This year marks the tenth anniversary of The Tapeworm, the London-based cassette-only label founded by Philip Marshall. In the years since, the label has branched out into The Wormhole, an avenue for experiments with non-tape formats, and The Bookworm, their

Ten Years of The Tapeworm

This year marks the tenth anniversary of The Tapeworm, the London-based cassette-only label founded by Philip Marshall. In the years since, the label has branched out into The Wormhole, an avenue for experiments with non-tape formats, and The Bookworm, their

Headboggle ~ Polyphonic Demo

The Polyphonic Demo joins a very special list of vignette albums that incisively approach the ‘industry’ of musicmaking, whether with an ironic cutting edge (The Residents, Jon Rose), or with a more earnest, almost naively inquisitive method (Yasuaki Shimizu). Headboggle

Headboggle ~ Polyphonic Demo

The Polyphonic Demo joins a very special list of vignette albums that incisively approach the ‘industry’ of musicmaking, whether with an ironic cutting edge (The Residents, Jon Rose), or with a more earnest, almost naively inquisitive method (Yasuaki Shimizu). Headboggle

Marcus Fjellström ~ Exercises in Estrangement / Gebrauchsmusik

Exercises in Estrangement and Gebrauchsmusik were Marcus Fjellström‘s first two albums, originally released on Lampse in 2005 and 2006.  Listening to them now, in pristine new editions from Miasmah, it’s remarkable to consider how contemporary ~ even futuristic ~ they

Marcus Fjellström ~ Exercises in Estrangement / Gebrauchsmusik

Exercises in Estrangement and Gebrauchsmusik were Marcus Fjellström‘s first two albums, originally released on Lampse in 2005 and 2006.  Listening to them now, in pristine new editions from Miasmah, it’s remarkable to consider how contemporary ~ even futuristic ~ they

Valentina Magaletti & Julian Sartorius ~ Sulla Pelle

Valentina Magaletti and Julian Sartorius’ first collaborative record begins with the frantic, indiscernible rattling of high-frequency objects fighting for space atop a series of damp thumps. Over three minutes these thumps align as the two drummers clack, rattle, and stomp

Valentina Magaletti & Julian Sartorius ~ Sulla Pelle

Valentina Magaletti and Julian Sartorius’ first collaborative record begins with the frantic, indiscernible rattling of high-frequency objects fighting for space atop a series of damp thumps. Over three minutes these thumps align as the two drummers clack, rattle, and stomp

Fall Music Preview ~ Experimental

The wild, the strange, and the seemingly inaccessible meet in our Experimental category, which includes some of the most original music of the season.  From silence to spoken word, calculation to improvisation, this is your guide to an unpredictable cavalcade

Fall Music Preview ~ Experimental

The wild, the strange, and the seemingly inaccessible meet in our Experimental category, which includes some of the most original music of the season.  From silence to spoken word, calculation to improvisation, this is your guide to an unpredictable cavalcade