Posts Tagged: Richard Allen

Memory Drawings ~ The Nearest Exit

The title makes one think of an emergency:  head for the nearest exit.  The music is like the safety on the other side of that exit.  As one plays this sublime album, one thinks of fields of wheat, filtered sun,

Memory Drawings ~ The Nearest Exit

The title makes one think of an emergency:  head for the nearest exit.  The music is like the safety on the other side of that exit.  As one plays this sublime album, one thinks of fields of wheat, filtered sun,

Orchard ~ Serendipity

Serendipity is a lengthy album, but a worthy one, the eighth installment in Ici d’ailleurs’ Mind Travels series. And travel it does, tracing the seasons of a real orchard through impression and song.  The photography of Francis Meslet (whose art book

Orchard ~ Serendipity

Serendipity is a lengthy album, but a worthy one, the eighth installment in Ici d’ailleurs’ Mind Travels series. And travel it does, tracing the seasons of a real orchard through impression and song.  The photography of Francis Meslet (whose art book

AnD ~ Social Decay

A triple 12″?  Yes, that’s the way to go on this album.  The wider grooves allow for deeper bass, while the hum and crunch have room to expand.  Social Decay is part of a new resurgence for industrial music, following recent

AnD ~ Social Decay

A triple 12″?  Yes, that’s the way to go on this album.  The wider grooves allow for deeper bass, while the hum and crunch have room to expand.  Social Decay is part of a new resurgence for industrial music, following recent

Godspeed You! Black Emperor ~ Luciferian Towers

This is the third album since Godspeed You! Black Emperor‘s studio return five years ago, mirroring their output from 1997-2002.  By now it’s fair to say that this isn’t just a band returned, it’s a band rejuvenated.  So what’s happened in

Godspeed You! Black Emperor ~ Luciferian Towers

This is the third album since Godspeed You! Black Emperor‘s studio return five years ago, mirroring their output from 1997-2002.  By now it’s fair to say that this isn’t just a band returned, it’s a band rejuvenated.  So what’s happened in

Various Artists ~ The Folklore of Plants Vol. I

Another expansive (but not expensive) project from Folklore Tapes, The Folklore of Plants is a tiny treasure trove.  In addition to the LP, the contents include two pamphlets, a postcard, a packet of seeds, and a link to a short 16mm film.

Various Artists ~ The Folklore of Plants Vol. I

Another expansive (but not expensive) project from Folklore Tapes, The Folklore of Plants is a tiny treasure trove.  In addition to the LP, the contents include two pamphlets, a postcard, a packet of seeds, and a link to a short 16mm film.

Gabriel Saloman ~ Movement Building Vol. 3

It starts with a static exhalation and a heartbeat drum ~ breath and beat together.  Eventually the other elements are added: droning guitar, mournful cello and yes – for this is Gabriel Saloman – military drums.  But for now we’ll have to

Gabriel Saloman ~ Movement Building Vol. 3

It starts with a static exhalation and a heartbeat drum ~ breath and beat together.  Eventually the other elements are added: droning guitar, mournful cello and yes – for this is Gabriel Saloman – military drums.  But for now we’ll have to

Dinzu Artefacts ~ Fall Batch

Eclectic tape label Dinzu Artefacts has continued to impress with the variety of its seasonal batches. The fall 2017 batch includes tapes from Jack Taylor, Matthias Urban and Fousek / Hansen / Tellier Craig, and offers a spectrum of drones from subtle

Dinzu Artefacts ~ Fall Batch

Eclectic tape label Dinzu Artefacts has continued to impress with the variety of its seasonal batches. The fall 2017 batch includes tapes from Jack Taylor, Matthias Urban and Fousek / Hansen / Tellier Craig, and offers a spectrum of drones from subtle