Category Archives: Experimental

Various Artists ~ Monika Werkstatt

One persistent, hydra-headed problem of warped gender perception is as deep as the internalization of the bias that perpetuates it. The media underrepresentation of women normalizes pre-existing prejudice.  Half of the population is visible in disproportionately smaller measure, bolstering the

Various Artists ~ Monika Werkstatt

One persistent, hydra-headed problem of warped gender perception is as deep as the internalization of the bias that perpetuates it. The media underrepresentation of women normalizes pre-existing prejudice.  Half of the population is visible in disproportionately smaller measure, bolstering the

Tandem Tapes: A New Noise in the Underground

Based out of Jakarta, Indonesia, Tandem Tapes represents a new voice in the fringe world of cassette labels. Pairing up experimental sound artists with similar sensibilities across limited-run releases, Tandem Tapes showcases current work from vast parts of the globe,

Tandem Tapes: A New Noise in the Underground

Based out of Jakarta, Indonesia, Tandem Tapes represents a new voice in the fringe world of cassette labels. Pairing up experimental sound artists with similar sensibilities across limited-run releases, Tandem Tapes showcases current work from vast parts of the globe,

Zbeen ~ Tonal Whiplash

Tonal whiplash is a dissonance between tones, a lack of narrative coherence or the evil headache caused by a nonsensical explanation.  One might argue that this is the defining characteristic of modern political discourse. Zbeen (Gianluca Favaron and Ennio Mazzon) translates this jarring disconnection

Zbeen ~ Tonal Whiplash

Tonal whiplash is a dissonance between tones, a lack of narrative coherence or the evil headache caused by a nonsensical explanation.  One might argue that this is the defining characteristic of modern political discourse. Zbeen (Gianluca Favaron and Ennio Mazzon) translates this jarring disconnection

Wester Ross Folklore Tapes Vol. 1 ~ Sacred Island: The Legend and Magic of Isle Maree

Folklore Tapes’ first release of the new season is another marvel, a flexi-disc accompanied by a 24-page pamphlet and keepsake coin.  For many, this will be the first introduction to a tiny island in Loch Maree (Scotland), whose most memorable

Wester Ross Folklore Tapes Vol. 1 ~ Sacred Island: The Legend and Magic of Isle Maree

Folklore Tapes’ first release of the new season is another marvel, a flexi-disc accompanied by a 24-page pamphlet and keepsake coin.  For many, this will be the first introduction to a tiny island in Loch Maree (Scotland), whose most memorable

Anthony Pateras ~ Blood Stretched Out

Try to visualize the album’s title, Blood Stretched Out, as a concrete image. Not only does it have a trace of the macabre, it also presents a substantial impossibility, in the sense that you cannot stretch out a liquid. Still,

Anthony Pateras ~ Blood Stretched Out

Try to visualize the album’s title, Blood Stretched Out, as a concrete image. Not only does it have a trace of the macabre, it also presents a substantial impossibility, in the sense that you cannot stretch out a liquid. Still,

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