Posts Tagged: Hidden Shoal

Markus Mehr ~ Liquid Empires

Markus Mehr may be fascinated by the aural properties of water, but Liquid Empires is no nature album; neither is it placid.  The tape surprises from the start: “Kissing” launches with a head-nodding pulse that leads into a senses-scattering drone, then recedes

Markus Mehr ~ Liquid Empires

Markus Mehr may be fascinated by the aural properties of water, but Liquid Empires is no nature album; neither is it placid.  The tape surprises from the start: “Kissing” launches with a head-nodding pulse that leads into a senses-scattering drone, then recedes

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

Battlestations ~ Vixit

Is it live, or is it Memorex?  The tagline comes to mind when listening to the third album from the purposely elusive Battlestations.  If the first album was the prog album and the second the ambient album, the third is the

Battlestations ~ Vixit

Is it live, or is it Memorex?  The tagline comes to mind when listening to the third album from the purposely elusive Battlestations.  If the first album was the prog album and the second the ambient album, the third is the

Markus Mehr ~ Dyschronia

Dyschronia is an album eerily aligned with its time, as it addresses technology, surveillance, wiretapping and the disconnected plight of the modern era, while exuding an aesthetic appeal. Today’s industrial societies are approaching total technological immersion.  Our words are recoverable even after they have been

Markus Mehr ~ Dyschronia

Dyschronia is an album eerily aligned with its time, as it addresses technology, surveillance, wiretapping and the disconnected plight of the modern era, while exuding an aesthetic appeal. Today’s industrial societies are approaching total technological immersion.  Our words are recoverable even after they have been

Todd Tobias ~ Gila Man

Hidden Shoal and Tiny Room Records promise a “psychedelic sci-fi western adventure”, and that’s what they deliver.  Arriving at around the same time as HBO’s remake of Westworld, the timing couldn’t be better. The album starts with electronic horse trotting, and

Todd Tobias ~ Gila Man

Hidden Shoal and Tiny Room Records promise a “psychedelic sci-fi western adventure”, and that’s what they deliver.  Arriving at around the same time as HBO’s remake of Westworld, the timing couldn’t be better. The album starts with electronic horse trotting, and

Markus Mehr ~ Re-Directed

What’s going on inside all those disc drives, cellphones and computers?  We’ve grown accustomed to obvious sounds: the whirr of a burning disc, the start-ups and shut-downs, the overheating hum of internal fans.  But what about all the data stored,

Markus Mehr ~ Re-Directed

What’s going on inside all those disc drives, cellphones and computers?  We’ve grown accustomed to obvious sounds: the whirr of a burning disc, the start-ups and shut-downs, the overheating hum of internal fans.  But what about all the data stored,

Antonymes ~ (For Now We See) Through A Glass Dimly

The music of Antonymes (Ian M. Hazeldine) has always reverberated with an inherent sadness, graced by a tinge of holiness.  On his newest effort, this yearning tone is reflected by the title, a reference to the 13th Chapter of Corinthians:  for

Antonymes ~ (For Now We See) Through A Glass Dimly

The music of Antonymes (Ian M. Hazeldine) has always reverberated with an inherent sadness, graced by a tinge of holiness.  On his newest effort, this yearning tone is reflected by the title, a reference to the 13th Chapter of Corinthians:  for