Posts Tagged: Arachnidiscs

ACL 2019 ~ Top Ten Drone

Drone music doesn’t need to be scary; there’s nothing inherently frightening about elongated tones.  Yet the drone genre does seem predisposed toward darkness.  Just look at the cover art for Black to Comm; or the compositional corpses found in the BABEL hardback

ACL 2019 ~ Top Ten Drone

Drone music doesn’t need to be scary; there’s nothing inherently frightening about elongated tones.  Yet the drone genre does seem predisposed toward darkness.  Just look at the cover art for Black to Comm; or the compositional corpses found in the BABEL hardback

BABEL ~ Thirteen Exquisite Corpses

“Consequences” is a great rainy-day game I remember playing with my grandparents. Following the same narrative formula, each person writes one line of a story, before passing the folded paper to their neighbour. The end result is an absurdist, comical

BABEL ~ Thirteen Exquisite Corpses

“Consequences” is a great rainy-day game I remember playing with my grandparents. Following the same narrative formula, each person writes one line of a story, before passing the folded paper to their neighbour. The end result is an absurdist, comical

Jakob Rehlinger ~ Powehi / Carl Oesterhelt ~ Eleven Pieces for Synthesizer

Modern synthesizers only emerged in the 1960s. Technological changes have been constant, as modular behemoths gave way to compact digital boxes or software packages. We should hesitate in calling this progress. Treating each new thing as an improvement means leaving

Jakob Rehlinger ~ Powehi / Carl Oesterhelt ~ Eleven Pieces for Synthesizer

Modern synthesizers only emerged in the 1960s. Technological changes have been constant, as modular behemoths gave way to compact digital boxes or software packages. We should hesitate in calling this progress. Treating each new thing as an improvement means leaving

Richmond Avant Improv Collective ~ Lamentations

We love when labels put a little extra love into their releases.  Arachnidiscs offers Lamentations as a boxed set of “sound, vision and text,” including a set of photo cards and a series of short writings.  Then there is the CD, an

Richmond Avant Improv Collective ~ Lamentations

We love when labels put a little extra love into their releases.  Arachnidiscs offers Lamentations as a boxed set of “sound, vision and text,” including a set of photo cards and a series of short writings.  Then there is the CD, an

BABEL ~ Sofandi

There’s a certain sadness to be felt on Sofandi, as we come to terms with the thought that this might be the last BABEL album.  Jakob Rehlinger claims to have said all he can say, and has tied the strings together on this

BABEL ~ Sofandi

There’s a certain sadness to be felt on Sofandi, as we come to terms with the thought that this might be the last BABEL album.  Jakob Rehlinger claims to have said all he can say, and has tied the strings together on this

A Ross Baker Septet

If you think you know Ross Baker, then think again.  Then think again.  In the past couple years, we’ve come to think of the London composer as an ambient artist, with a preference for piano and elegant monologues.  But as this

A Ross Baker Septet

If you think you know Ross Baker, then think again.  Then think again.  In the past couple years, we’ve come to think of the London composer as an ambient artist, with a preference for piano and elegant monologues.  But as this

Silent Land Time Machine / Moonwood ~ Split Tape

By the late nineteen nineties, the audio cassette tape was pushed into a state of near obsolescence by the prevailing digital landscape.  And by 2003, most of the major labels abandoned the cassette format entirely.  Today – thanks in part

Silent Land Time Machine / Moonwood ~ Split Tape

By the late nineteen nineties, the audio cassette tape was pushed into a state of near obsolescence by the prevailing digital landscape.  And by 2003, most of the major labels abandoned the cassette format entirely.  Today – thanks in part