Posts Tagged: thrill jockey

Emptyset ~ Blossoms

Art is a mediation between the material world and the intellect. Artists dream up ideas, but then must constrain them in available forms – sonnets, sculptures, watercolours, concertos. In the exegesis to his “Trillion Byte MP3 Harsh Noise Work” (2011–12),

Emptyset ~ Blossoms

Art is a mediation between the material world and the intellect. Artists dream up ideas, but then must constrain them in available forms – sonnets, sculptures, watercolours, concertos. In the exegesis to his “Trillion Byte MP3 Harsh Noise Work” (2011–12),

Dan Friel ~ Fanfare

On Dan Friel‘s Fanfare, everything goes up to eleven.  The synths are distorted, the drums are crunchy, the guitars are fuzzed and the recording levels are pushed into the red.  Now add horns.  Thanks to members of Sunwatchers (Jeff Tobias), Grasshopper (Jesse

Dan Friel ~ Fanfare

On Dan Friel‘s Fanfare, everything goes up to eleven.  The synths are distorted, the drums are crunchy, the guitars are fuzzed and the recording levels are pushed into the red.  Now add horns.  Thanks to members of Sunwatchers (Jeff Tobias), Grasshopper (Jesse

Black to Comm ~ Before After

Black to Comm follows one of the year’s best LPs to date with a superlative EP.  Those who enjoyed Seven Horses for Seven Kings will find their appreciation for that set deepened by this companion piece, which revisits themes from the former

Black to Comm ~ Before After

Black to Comm follows one of the year’s best LPs to date with a superlative EP.  Those who enjoyed Seven Horses for Seven Kings will find their appreciation for that set deepened by this companion piece, which revisits themes from the former

Matmos ~ Plastic Anniversary

We’ve always known that Matmos could be fun, but we never knew how funny they could be ~ until we watched the video, “How To Turn Your Plastic Into Audio Gold.” The couple is entertaining enough to host their own TV show.  They’ve been

Matmos ~ Plastic Anniversary

We’ve always known that Matmos could be fun, but we never knew how funny they could be ~ until we watched the video, “How To Turn Your Plastic Into Audio Gold.” The couple is entertaining enough to host their own TV show.  They’ve been

Black to Comm ~ Seven Horses for Seven Kings

How do you go about capturing regression in an avant-garde form? Experimental approaches will always undermine any traditional references, and even at their most dystopian they will always capture an abrasiveness that is fundamentally new. Seven Horses for Seven Kings

Black to Comm ~ Seven Horses for Seven Kings

How do you go about capturing regression in an avant-garde form? Experimental approaches will always undermine any traditional references, and even at their most dystopian they will always capture an abrasiveness that is fundamentally new. Seven Horses for Seven Kings

YoshimiO / Susie Ibarra / Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe ~ Flower of Sulphur

There’s something doubly poetic about the term Flower of Sulphur: on one hand, there’s the striking association between sulphur as integral to certain repellent smells and a flower, and on the other hand, there’s the chemical meaning, which refers to

YoshimiO / Susie Ibarra / Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe ~ Flower of Sulphur

There’s something doubly poetic about the term Flower of Sulphur: on one hand, there’s the striking association between sulphur as integral to certain repellent smells and a flower, and on the other hand, there’s the chemical meaning, which refers to

Keiji Haino & SUMAC ~ American Dollar Bill – Keep Facing Sideways, You’re Too Hideous To Look At Face On

There’s perhaps a common thread to the overtly poetic names of the tracks in Keiji Haino & SUMAC’s collaboration, a thread that intertwines anger and passion in that characteristically playful Haino way, in which a measure of silliness opens up

Keiji Haino & SUMAC ~ American Dollar Bill – Keep Facing Sideways, You’re Too Hideous To Look At Face On

There’s perhaps a common thread to the overtly poetic names of the tracks in Keiji Haino & SUMAC’s collaboration, a thread that intertwines anger and passion in that characteristically playful Haino way, in which a measure of silliness opens up