Craven Faults ~ Netherfield Works / Springhead Works / Nunroyd Works

Three years, three 12″ records, a trilogy now complete.  Craven Faults has been scribing a sonic travelogue in turquoise and silver, an impression of Yorkshire and beyond, informed by memories imagined and recalled.  There’s an air of mystery around the artist, seen

Craven Faults ~ Netherfield Works / Springhead Works / Nunroyd Works

Three years, three 12″ records, a trilogy now complete.  Craven Faults has been scribing a sonic travelogue in turquoise and silver, an impression of Yorkshire and beyond, informed by memories imagined and recalled.  There’s an air of mystery around the artist, seen

Siggi String Quartet ~ South of the Circle

Iceland’s Siggi String Quartet makes a strong debut with South of the Circle, presenting works by some of the nation’s finest modern composers along with a striking composition from one of their own.  Daniel Bjarnason and Valgeir Sigurðsson provide the entry points, but

Siggi String Quartet ~ South of the Circle

Iceland’s Siggi String Quartet makes a strong debut with South of the Circle, presenting works by some of the nation’s finest modern composers along with a striking composition from one of their own.  Daniel Bjarnason and Valgeir Sigurðsson provide the entry points, but

Yair Etziony ~ Ingress

Berlin-based drone artist Yair Etziony begins Ingress with a quivering synth and an immediate sense of grandeur. “Throbbing Coldness” introduces the album’s textural world, more concerned with space than mood. The droning bass tones and analog oscillators evoke a glacial landscape

Yair Etziony ~ Ingress

Berlin-based drone artist Yair Etziony begins Ingress with a quivering synth and an immediate sense of grandeur. “Throbbing Coldness” introduces the album’s textural world, more concerned with space than mood. The droning bass tones and analog oscillators evoke a glacial landscape

Harnes Kretzer ~ Horror Vacui

The mystery of Horror Vacui begins with the Rorschach test of the cover.  To me, it looks like an Icelandic cave; it’s actually an MRI of the human brain.  So close!  The title refers to the tendency of an artist to fill

Harnes Kretzer ~ Horror Vacui

The mystery of Horror Vacui begins with the Rorschach test of the cover.  To me, it looks like an Icelandic cave; it’s actually an MRI of the human brain.  So close!  The title refers to the tendency of an artist to fill

Elma Orkestra & Ryan Vail ~ Borders

We’ve already reviewed a wealth of Brexit-related albums this year, from The Matthew Herbert Big Band’s The State Between Us to Richard Luke’s Glass Island to Chris Weeks’ Borders to Richard Skelton’s wider-themed Border Ballads.  Each of these has a distinctive tone, ranging

Elma Orkestra & Ryan Vail ~ Borders

We’ve already reviewed a wealth of Brexit-related albums this year, from The Matthew Herbert Big Band’s The State Between Us to Richard Luke’s Glass Island to Chris Weeks’ Borders to Richard Skelton’s wider-themed Border Ballads.  Each of these has a distinctive tone, ranging

Wow & Flutter

Dublin’s new imprint Wow & Flutter makes a strong impression with its first two releases: an evocative echo of a well-loved house by M Shutak and a relaxing foray into drone by Department of Forever.  The cassette designs are sharp and architectural.  Even the track

Wow & Flutter

Dublin’s new imprint Wow & Flutter makes a strong impression with its first two releases: an evocative echo of a well-loved house by M Shutak and a relaxing foray into drone by Department of Forever.  The cassette designs are sharp and architectural.  Even the track

Hymnambulae ~ Nausikaa

Poetry and music make such a perfect pairing that one would think we would hear more of it.  Earlier this year we met Norwegian poet Lars Haga Haavand on Roméo Poirier’s Kystwerk,and soon we’ll be hearing Irish poet Stephen James Smith

Hymnambulae ~ Nausikaa

Poetry and music make such a perfect pairing that one would think we would hear more of it.  Earlier this year we met Norwegian poet Lars Haga Haavand on Roméo Poirier’s Kystwerk,and soon we’ll be hearing Irish poet Stephen James Smith