Category Archives: Field Recording & Soundscape

Daniela Fromberg & Stefan Roigk ~ Unfamiliar Home

We often ask when a house becomes a home, but seldom ask when a home becomes a house ~ or at least an unfamiliar home.  This disorienting shift can occur when the experience of living in one’s house grows uncomfortable.  Tensions

Daniela Fromberg & Stefan Roigk ~ Unfamiliar Home

We often ask when a house becomes a home, but seldom ask when a home becomes a house ~ or at least an unfamiliar home.  This disorienting shift can occur when the experience of living in one’s house grows uncomfortable.  Tensions

Markus Mehr ~ Pressure

It’s been five years since we’ve seen an album in a concrete box, the last being MYMK’s The Memory Fog.  But while that one had to be broken to access the tape within, this one can be opened to find the

Markus Mehr ~ Pressure

It’s been five years since we’ve seen an album in a concrete box, the last being MYMK’s The Memory Fog.  But while that one had to be broken to access the tape within, this one can be opened to find the

Pablo Diserens ~ dusk ——- dawn

Breaking the law, breaking the law!  Judas Priest has little to do with field recordings, but their 1980 hit comes to mind while listening to dusk——-dawn.  In the spring of 2021, a COVID curfew was imposed in Berlin, and Pablo Diserens snuck

Pablo Diserens ~ dusk ——- dawn

Breaking the law, breaking the law!  Judas Priest has little to do with field recordings, but their 1980 hit comes to mind while listening to dusk——-dawn.  In the spring of 2021, a COVID curfew was imposed in Berlin, and Pablo Diserens snuck

Vertical Music ~ Northern European Soundscapes

The third tape batch from Vertical Music covers the lands of Iceland, Finland and Norway.  With sounds both natural and manipulated, these artists seek to reflect not only the acoustics, but the feeling of the vast and vibrant north. The first of

Vertical Music ~ Northern European Soundscapes

The third tape batch from Vertical Music covers the lands of Iceland, Finland and Norway.  With sounds both natural and manipulated, these artists seek to reflect not only the acoustics, but the feeling of the vast and vibrant north. The first of

Cole Peters ~ A Certain Point of Inertia

In his liner notes, Cole Peters addresses the pandemic feeling of “time and space collapsing,” and brings this personal feeling to bear on his music.  To many, these past two years have been one long blur: an unending winter or Lent, time

Cole Peters ~ A Certain Point of Inertia

In his liner notes, Cole Peters addresses the pandemic feeling of “time and space collapsing,” and brings this personal feeling to bear on his music.  To many, these past two years have been one long blur: an unending winter or Lent, time

Leo Okagawa ~ minato / Stéphane Marin ~ tres fronteras

The Unfathomless label continues to release albums in pairs, like animals on Noah’s ark.  The first pairing of 2022 sees two artists produce disc-long soundscapes, each one incredibly active, packed with the dynamic contrasts of transit and nature. There’s no

Leo Okagawa ~ minato / Stéphane Marin ~ tres fronteras

The Unfathomless label continues to release albums in pairs, like animals on Noah’s ark.  The first pairing of 2022 sees two artists produce disc-long soundscapes, each one incredibly active, packed with the dynamic contrasts of transit and nature. There’s no

Gonçalo F. Cardoso ~ Impressões de Outra Ilha (Borneo)

In the movie industry, sometimes a sequel appears and we realize we have a series.  The same principle holds true in the music industry.  Impressões de Outra Ilha (Borneo) is a follow-up to Impressões De Uma Ilha (Unguja), its source material

Gonçalo F. Cardoso ~ Impressões de Outra Ilha (Borneo)

In the movie industry, sometimes a sequel appears and we realize we have a series.  The same principle holds true in the music industry.  Impressões de Outra Ilha (Borneo) is a follow-up to Impressões De Uma Ilha (Unguja), its source material

nula.cc ~ Cicadas/Bells

Lloyd Dunn’s nula.cc project has been expanding like a red giant, with sound, art and essays appearing (and occasionally disappearing) to form a grand colossus.  Meanwhile, Amsterdam’s multi-faceted Staalplaat imprint continues to grow, although at a slower pace than in

nula.cc ~ Cicadas/Bells

Lloyd Dunn’s nula.cc project has been expanding like a red giant, with sound, art and essays appearing (and occasionally disappearing) to form a grand colossus.  Meanwhile, Amsterdam’s multi-faceted Staalplaat imprint continues to grow, although at a slower pace than in