Posts Tagged: Richard Allen

Ben Chatwin ~ The Hum

The timbres of Ben Chatwin may sound intimidating, but their back story reveals their benign nature.  The Hum amplifies sounds that may normally go unheard, the “hidden frequencies” detected by dogs and birds: power grids, radio waves, erased signals from blank tapes.

Ben Chatwin ~ The Hum

The timbres of Ben Chatwin may sound intimidating, but their back story reveals their benign nature.  The Hum amplifies sounds that may normally go unheard, the “hidden frequencies” detected by dogs and birds: power grids, radio waves, erased signals from blank tapes.

Kamixlo ~ Cicatriz

Hard days can produce hard music, as is apparent in the full-length debut of Kamixlo following a number of EPs.  The producer honed his sound as the owner of the Bala Club imprint, a label and club that ignored boundaries in

Kamixlo ~ Cicatriz

Hard days can produce hard music, as is apparent in the full-length debut of Kamixlo following a number of EPs.  The producer honed his sound as the owner of the Bala Club imprint, a label and club that ignored boundaries in

rotor plus ~ FUGUE STATES -before-

“When you order the ‘cassette,’ you will get a pencil.” This seems like a perfect sentence for 2020, a flubbing of expectations through which something is offered and something is taken away.  FUGUE STATES -before- is the first of a two-part

rotor plus ~ FUGUE STATES -before-

“When you order the ‘cassette,’ you will get a pencil.” This seems like a perfect sentence for 2020, a flubbing of expectations through which something is offered and something is taken away.  FUGUE STATES -before- is the first of a two-part

Limpet Space Race / Orchestra of St. John’s ~ We Are Water

This two-part series highlights the effects of climate change from the Himalayas to Ethiopia, as instability at the top of the world leads to instability at the bottom.  Recognizing the threat to the most basic of human needs, the electronic

Limpet Space Race / Orchestra of St. John’s ~ We Are Water

This two-part series highlights the effects of climate change from the Himalayas to Ethiopia, as instability at the top of the world leads to instability at the bottom.  Recognizing the threat to the most basic of human needs, the electronic

Jessica Moss ~ Opened Ending

All too often, record labels are seen as corporate entities, focused on profit.  This year, we’ve seen the opposite, as labels such as Constellation have released projects whose proceeds go directly to the artists.  The Corona Borealis Longplay Singles Series is their new initiative,

Jessica Moss ~ Opened Ending

All too often, record labels are seen as corporate entities, focused on profit.  This year, we’ve seen the opposite, as labels such as Constellation have released projects whose proceeds go directly to the artists.  The Corona Borealis Longplay Singles Series is their new initiative,

Folklore Tapes ~ Tales of the Monstone

Folklore Tapes has been relatively quiet this year, but the label was not going to miss Halloween, especially when sitting on a tale boasting bunnies, the occult and the plague.  The 12″ Tales of the Monstone is offered in another elaborate package

Folklore Tapes ~ Tales of the Monstone

Folklore Tapes has been relatively quiet this year, but the label was not going to miss Halloween, especially when sitting on a tale boasting bunnies, the occult and the plague.  The 12″ Tales of the Monstone is offered in another elaborate package

ACL 2020 ~ Music for Haunted Houses

In 2020, the entire world became a haunted house.  Buildings were deserted, town squares were emptied, and a million people died of a new virus.  We became terrified of an unseen enemy.  Any person could be an asymptomatic carrier.  On

ACL 2020 ~ Music for Haunted Houses

In 2020, the entire world became a haunted house.  Buildings were deserted, town squares were emptied, and a million people died of a new virus.  We became terrified of an unseen enemy.  Any person could be an asymptomatic carrier.  On

All Together Now ~ The AMPLIFY Encore

During the pandemic, most festivals either retreated or closed.  AMPLIFY 2020 went in the opposite direction.  We blinked and 50 more tracks, EPs and albums came out, including the best of the bunch!  For six months, the repurposed online festival has

All Together Now ~ The AMPLIFY Encore

During the pandemic, most festivals either retreated or closed.  AMPLIFY 2020 went in the opposite direction.  We blinked and 50 more tracks, EPs and albums came out, including the best of the bunch!  For six months, the repurposed online festival has