Category Archives: Experimental

Spring Break Tapes ~ Mystery Batch #2

Sophomores are supposed to be difficult things, but don’t pay attention to the history books – let’s focus on the present and the outstanding Spring Break Tapes. In these times of no bueno alternative facts, SBT will happily present this second, playful batch to any judge or jury in

Spring Break Tapes ~ Mystery Batch #2

Sophomores are supposed to be difficult things, but don’t pay attention to the history books – let’s focus on the present and the outstanding Spring Break Tapes. In these times of no bueno alternative facts, SBT will happily present this second, playful batch to any judge or jury in

Acoustic Cameras: Windows on the World

Acoustic Cameras is the rare project that says more about the listener ~ who in this case is also the viewer ~ than about the creators.  At the time of this writing, nearly 100 artists have participated, contributing works that

Acoustic Cameras: Windows on the World

Acoustic Cameras is the rare project that says more about the listener ~ who in this case is also the viewer ~ than about the creators.  At the time of this writing, nearly 100 artists have participated, contributing works that

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,