Category Archives: Experimental

Gianluca Favaron | Anacleto Vitolo ~ Overgrowth

Sound artists Gianluca Favaron and Anacleto Vitolo continue to explore the intersection of technology and nature on Overgrowth, an album whose timbre is easily recognizable as their own, yet contains some distinct surprises.  Once again, the mastering is pristine and the stereo

Gianluca Favaron | Anacleto Vitolo ~ Overgrowth

Sound artists Gianluca Favaron and Anacleto Vitolo continue to explore the intersection of technology and nature on Overgrowth, an album whose timbre is easily recognizable as their own, yet contains some distinct surprises.  Once again, the mastering is pristine and the stereo

Phew ~ Vertigo KO

If punk was like a comet, a sizeable object smashing all before it, then post-punk was the comet’s tail, in that it lasted longer, contained a variety of fresh and unusual elements and still intrigues observers. Indeed, if post-punk lacked

Phew ~ Vertigo KO

If punk was like a comet, a sizeable object smashing all before it, then post-punk was the comet’s tail, in that it lasted longer, contained a variety of fresh and unusual elements and still intrigues observers. Indeed, if post-punk lacked

Black to Comm ~ A C of M / Mouchoir Ètanche ~ Une Fille Pétrifiée / Black to Comm ~ Oocyte Oil & Stolen Androgens

A trio of new releases from Marc Richter demonstrates the artist’s versatility.  Each possesses its own flavor and appeal, and together they form a wild tapestry. A C of M is the angry one, which is to be expected as it

Black to Comm ~ A C of M / Mouchoir Ètanche ~ Une Fille Pétrifiée / Black to Comm ~ Oocyte Oil & Stolen Androgens

A trio of new releases from Marc Richter demonstrates the artist’s versatility.  Each possesses its own flavor and appeal, and together they form a wild tapestry. A C of M is the angry one, which is to be expected as it

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