Posts Tagged: hyperdub

Nazar ~ Guerrilla

“War is hell”, General Sherman reportedly said. Civil wars seem particularly hellish. As a country consumes itself from within, what happens to identity, to culture, and to art? Since 1945, many civil wars have been postcolonial in nature. When Angola

Nazar ~ Guerrilla

“War is hell”, General Sherman reportedly said. Civil wars seem particularly hellish. As a country consumes itself from within, what happens to identity, to culture, and to art? Since 1945, many civil wars have been postcolonial in nature. When Angola

ACL 2019 ~ Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape

The glaciers are melting, species are disappearing, natural wonders are being turned into tourist traps, and all the while we’re on our cellphones, texting towards Bethlehem.  The artists below are in love with sound, especially disappearing sound, although they hope it will

ACL 2019 ~ Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape

The glaciers are melting, species are disappearing, natural wonders are being turned into tourist traps, and all the while we’re on our cellphones, texting towards Bethlehem.  The artists below are in love with sound, especially disappearing sound, although they hope it will

Mark Fisher & Justin Barton ~ On Vanishing Land

“A summer warmth has broken through in spring”, as two men take a daylong walk along East England’s Suffolk coastline, from Felixstowe container terminal – “a nerve ganglion of capitalism”, past the Bawdsey Manor radar base – “a place of

Mark Fisher & Justin Barton ~ On Vanishing Land

“A summer warmth has broken through in spring”, as two men take a daylong walk along East England’s Suffolk coastline, from Felixstowe container terminal – “a nerve ganglion of capitalism”, past the Bawdsey Manor radar base – “a place of

Lee Gamble ~ In a Paraventral Scale

In a Paraventral Scale plays with the idea that there might be a musical note set that exists at the sides of the ventral scales, which can be found at the bottom of snakes, smaller and more flexible, covered by

Lee Gamble ~ In a Paraventral Scale

In a Paraventral Scale plays with the idea that there might be a musical note set that exists at the sides of the ventral scales, which can be found at the bottom of snakes, smaller and more flexible, covered by

ACL 2018 ~ Top Ten Electronic

Half of this year’s picks are from female artists, who represent a growing strength in the industry.  In 2018, we also saw a huge increase in the amount of ethnic-based, personal releases, with deep drums and deeper stories.  This year’s

ACL 2018 ~ Top Ten Electronic

Half of this year’s picks are from female artists, who represent a growing strength in the industry.  In 2018, we also saw a huge increase in the amount of ethnic-based, personal releases, with deep drums and deeper stories.  This year’s

Nazar ~ Enclave

A few years ago, after one too many mass shootings, I stopped liking music that incorporated the sound of guns.  Far too many artists were using violence as percussion, seemingly ignoring the mourners while desensitizing the ears.  But now, thanks

Nazar ~ Enclave

A few years ago, after one too many mass shootings, I stopped liking music that incorporated the sound of guns.  Far too many artists were using violence as percussion, seemingly ignoring the mourners while desensitizing the ears.  But now, thanks

Ikonika ~ Distractions

A lean, blue-hued futuristic city adorns the cover of Ikonika‘s Distractions, her first album in the last four years. It’s not clear whether the processor-like structures depict a city or the inside of a computer, which positively describes the old

Ikonika ~ Distractions

A lean, blue-hued futuristic city adorns the cover of Ikonika‘s Distractions, her first album in the last four years. It’s not clear whether the processor-like structures depict a city or the inside of a computer, which positively describes the old

Two EPs from Hyperdub

If there was ever an indication of time speeding up as the years go by, it’s the realisation that Hyperdub’s first release was way back in 2004 – and the 5 Years of Hyperdub discs have been sitting on my

Two EPs from Hyperdub

If there was ever an indication of time speeding up as the years go by, it’s the realisation that Hyperdub’s first release was way back in 2004 – and the 5 Years of Hyperdub discs have been sitting on my