Category Archives: Experimental

OMG! Amplify Just Released 55 More Albums & EPs.

Eight weeks ago, we covered the first batch of releases in the Amplify 2020 quarantine festival: an explosion of creativity featuring 125 albums and EPs to enjoy at home during the pandemic.  Since then, Amplify has released 55 more.  This

OMG! Amplify Just Released 55 More Albums & EPs.

Eight weeks ago, we covered the first batch of releases in the Amplify 2020 quarantine festival: an explosion of creativity featuring 125 albums and EPs to enjoy at home during the pandemic.  Since then, Amplify has released 55 more.  This

Kaboom Karavan ~ The Log and the Leeway

The Log and the Leeway is one of the most unusual albums we’ve received this year, from one of the most unusual artists.  But where other artists come across as weird and off-putting, Kaboom Karavan (also known as Bram Bosteels) comes across as

Kaboom Karavan ~ The Log and the Leeway

The Log and the Leeway is one of the most unusual albums we’ve received this year, from one of the most unusual artists.  But where other artists come across as weird and off-putting, Kaboom Karavan (also known as Bram Bosteels) comes across as

FANT^MS ~ Roomtones

What do Frédéric Nogray, Lee Patterson and Pali Meursault (FANT^MS) have in common?  All are fascinated with sounds that would normally remain unheard.  Nogray specializes in industrial crucibles forged into singing bowls; Patterson prefers springs, motors and chemical reactions; Meursault focuses

FANT^MS ~ Roomtones

What do Frédéric Nogray, Lee Patterson and Pali Meursault (FANT^MS) have in common?  All are fascinated with sounds that would normally remain unheard.  Nogray specializes in industrial crucibles forged into singing bowls; Patterson prefers springs, motors and chemical reactions; Meursault focuses

Pali Meursault ~ { PRESS }

Pali Meursault has been having a prolific year.  In January, he released < strikes >, a strong piece of “protest trance music” from Chile highlighting the percussive sounds of pots and pans.  Next week he’ll team with Lee Patterson and Frédéric Nogray

Pali Meursault ~ { PRESS }

Pali Meursault has been having a prolific year.  In January, he released < strikes >, a strong piece of “protest trance music” from Chile highlighting the percussive sounds of pots and pans.  Next week he’ll team with Lee Patterson and Frédéric Nogray

Simon Kirby, Tommy Perman and Rob St. John ~ Sing the Gloaming

A wealth of material arrives with Sing the Gloaming, enough to power a dissertation.  And yet, the release itself is pure and simple: an exploration of words that start with the letters gl.  The project is reminiscent of the classic children’s program The

Simon Kirby, Tommy Perman and Rob St. John ~ Sing the Gloaming

A wealth of material arrives with Sing the Gloaming, enough to power a dissertation.  And yet, the release itself is pure and simple: an exploration of words that start with the letters gl.  The project is reminiscent of the classic children’s program The

Touch: Isolation

The Touch: Isolation project is one of the best things to emerge from lockdown.  The project began as a means of providing income to furloughed musicians, but quickly developed into a real-time reflection on the COVID-19 crisis.  The first phase is now

Touch: Isolation

The Touch: Isolation project is one of the best things to emerge from lockdown.  The project began as a means of providing income to furloughed musicians, but quickly developed into a real-time reflection on the COVID-19 crisis.  The first phase is now

Amplify 2020: quarantine festival

No live festivals this summer?  No problem ~ Amplify 2020 brings the festival to you!  This ongoing quarantine project is already up to an amazing 130 releases, which means there’s no way we can give it a closer listen ~ just like a live

Amplify 2020: quarantine festival

No live festivals this summer?  No problem ~ Amplify 2020 brings the festival to you!  This ongoing quarantine project is already up to an amazing 130 releases, which means there’s no way we can give it a closer listen ~ just like a live

Duncan Speakman and Tineke De Meyer ~ The House Was Alright

When music is combined with spoken word, every aspect has to line up: tone, timing, and delivery are key.  Duncan Speakman and Tineke De Meyer thread the needle on The House Was Alright, underlining the most banal subject ~ the weather ~ and

Duncan Speakman and Tineke De Meyer ~ The House Was Alright

When music is combined with spoken word, every aspect has to line up: tone, timing, and delivery are key.  Duncan Speakman and Tineke De Meyer thread the needle on The House Was Alright, underlining the most banal subject ~ the weather ~ and