Category Archives: Experimental

Ghost Flute & Dice ~ Kropsbygning

One pauses for a moment, uncertain how to proceed.  Tentatively, gingerly, one begins to unfold the flaps of the CD cover, and is rewarded with three-dimensional cut-outs.  The Danish word kropsbygning means shape, structure or spacial arrangement, and the cover is a physical

Ghost Flute & Dice ~ Kropsbygning

One pauses for a moment, uncertain how to proceed.  Tentatively, gingerly, one begins to unfold the flaps of the CD cover, and is rewarded with three-dimensional cut-outs.  The Danish word kropsbygning means shape, structure or spacial arrangement, and the cover is a physical

Störung ~ Rebuilding l’Alt Empordà benefit compilation

The Störung label has just released Rebuilding l’Alt Empordà, a  compilation featuring previously unreleased contributions from 20 artists to benefit the reconstruction of the region of Alt Empordà in Catalonia, which was devastated by a tornado on January 7th of

Störung ~ Rebuilding l’Alt Empordà benefit compilation

The Störung label has just released Rebuilding l’Alt Empordà, a  compilation featuring previously unreleased contributions from 20 artists to benefit the reconstruction of the region of Alt Empordà in Catalonia, which was devastated by a tornado on January 7th of

Everyday Experimentalism: \\NULL|ZØNE// Tapes

\\NULL|ZØNE// has published a few tapes for late 2017 and early 2018 whose sound ranges and styles differ quite a bit, but which are connected by an undercurrent of personal, relatively idiosyncratic aesthetics. “Homegrown experimentalism”, the label calls it, not

Everyday Experimentalism: \\NULL|ZØNE// Tapes

\\NULL|ZØNE// has published a few tapes for late 2017 and early 2018 whose sound ranges and styles differ quite a bit, but which are connected by an undercurrent of personal, relatively idiosyncratic aesthetics. “Homegrown experimentalism”, the label calls it, not

Jean Derome ~ Résistances

One of the wildest albums of the new year comes from Montreal composer Jean Derome.  Even a quick look at the back of the CD, and one knows one is in for a treat: 20 performers on instruments ranging from tuned

Jean Derome ~ Résistances

One of the wildest albums of the new year comes from Montreal composer Jean Derome.  Even a quick look at the back of the CD, and one knows one is in for a treat: 20 performers on instruments ranging from tuned

Maxime Corbeil-Perron and Félix-Antoine Morin ~ Political Ritual

As Political Ritual, Maxime Corbeil-Perron and Félix-Antoine Morin offer sequences of disparate tones ~ sometimes tonal opposites, often at war ~ and invite listeners to hear their own metaphors.  The album is a great experiment on impressions, as this simple prompt leads

Maxime Corbeil-Perron and Félix-Antoine Morin ~ Political Ritual

As Political Ritual, Maxime Corbeil-Perron and Félix-Antoine Morin offer sequences of disparate tones ~ sometimes tonal opposites, often at war ~ and invite listeners to hear their own metaphors.  The album is a great experiment on impressions, as this simple prompt leads

ACL 2017 ~ Top Ten Experimental

This may be where music is headed ~ but then again, maybe not.  These artists are iconoclastic in their approach to sound.  From radio waves to distortion, puppetry to improvisation, they blaze their own trails, and those who can’t keep

ACL 2017 ~ Top Ten Experimental

This may be where music is headed ~ but then again, maybe not.  These artists are iconoclastic in their approach to sound.  From radio waves to distortion, puppetry to improvisation, they blaze their own trails, and those who can’t keep

CC ~ AM

Haunted by what never was—and yet will always be—AM gathers ghostly sounds from radios commonly used in Cold War espionage. Copy or not, CC plays crackerjack sleuth to perfection. Across 30 short tracks, armed with antenna for magnifying glass, the

CC ~ AM

Haunted by what never was—and yet will always be—AM gathers ghostly sounds from radios commonly used in Cold War espionage. Copy or not, CC plays crackerjack sleuth to perfection. Across 30 short tracks, armed with antenna for magnifying glass, the