*Press A* ~ Noita

“Every pixel is simulated”, reads Noita’s press release, which in game terms means that everything shifts, moves, and changes with each interaction. Every run is variable, and the player is an agent of continual transformation. This emergent aspect means that

*Press A* ~ Noita

“Every pixel is simulated”, reads Noita’s press release, which in game terms means that everything shifts, moves, and changes with each interaction. Every run is variable, and the player is an agent of continual transformation. This emergent aspect means that

WaqWaq Kingdom ~ Essaka Hoisa

Never judge a book by its cover. But the hyperactive artwork of this album does tell us much about the music. Both are a kaleidoscopic frenzy, where shards of Japanese tradition embed themselves in a body of global influences. We might

WaqWaq Kingdom ~ Essaka Hoisa

Never judge a book by its cover. But the hyperactive artwork of this album does tell us much about the music. Both are a kaleidoscopic frenzy, where shards of Japanese tradition embed themselves in a body of global influences. We might

Anne Müller ~ Heliopause

This is Anne Müller‘s first solo album.  That can’t be true, can it?  We’ve grown so used to hearing the cellist and reading her name that we’ve neglected to note that none of the over sixty albums on which she’s played has

Anne Müller ~ Heliopause

This is Anne Müller‘s first solo album.  That can’t be true, can it?  We’ve grown so used to hearing the cellist and reading her name that we’ve neglected to note that none of the over sixty albums on which she’s played has

Piksel ~ Places

Many of the albums we review offer a blend of genres (such as ambient-drone or electonic-experimental), but it’s unusual for a single work to incorporate as many references as Places, which threads in six out of the seven categories we cover.

Piksel ~ Places

Many of the albums we review offer a blend of genres (such as ambient-drone or electonic-experimental), but it’s unusual for a single work to incorporate as many references as Places, which threads in six out of the seven categories we cover.

V/A ~ On Corrosion

The drone release of the season is finally here: ten tapes in a wooden box, featuring nearly seven hours of music.  This has been a labor of love for the Helen Scarsdale Agency as it celebrates its 50th release.  On

V/A ~ On Corrosion

The drone release of the season is finally here: ten tapes in a wooden box, featuring nearly seven hours of music.  This has been a labor of love for the Helen Scarsdale Agency as it celebrates its 50th release.  On

PYUR ~ Oratorio for the Underworld

With Oratorio for the Underworld, Sophie Schell (PYUR) surpasses the high expectations created by 2016’s Epoch Sinus.  Even more, she surpasses all expectations for an album, period.  Listening again to her debut LP, one can hear the roots of what would eventually become trees,

PYUR ~ Oratorio for the Underworld

With Oratorio for the Underworld, Sophie Schell (PYUR) surpasses the high expectations created by 2016’s Epoch Sinus.  Even more, she surpasses all expectations for an album, period.  Listening again to her debut LP, one can hear the roots of what would eventually become trees,

A Winged Victory for the Sullen ~ The Undivided Five

Everyone listens to instrumental music.  In developed countries, most people listen every day.  A much smaller number tries to figure out who they are hearing in films, on TV and online; and an even smaller number follows these artists.  A Winged Victory

A Winged Victory for the Sullen ~ The Undivided Five

Everyone listens to instrumental music.  In developed countries, most people listen every day.  A much smaller number tries to figure out who they are hearing in films, on TV and online; and an even smaller number follows these artists.  A Winged Victory