Make Mine, Macaw by Monopoly Child Star Searchers

Out at the end of the month on Discrepant is the latest by Monopoly Child Star Searchers (Spencer Clark), the record (LP, Digital) is Make Mine, Macaw. Transfixed in a tropical world where the other side of the world always hold fascination, this is where you’ll land. From the 70’s inspired coverart to the wavy…

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Lageos by Actress x London Contemporary Orchestra

Lageos is released by Ninja Tune on May 25th (2xVinyl, CD) and it is the latest by Actress (Darren Jordan Cunningham) in collaboration with the London Contemporary Orchestra, and this thing is a big departure from last year’s playful experimental techno on AZD. Composed of ten tracks, this new record sets out to stun with…

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Rausch by Gas

Jut out today is Rausch (Kompakt) the newest in a long-running series of records by Cologne-based Gas (aka Wolfgang Voigt) on double LP (sold out) Digital + CD. As co-founder of the imprint, Voight has released countless recordings over the last two plus decades, but his most resilient and cerebral project is back with a…

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Applied Autonomy by Robert Lippok

From Raster comes the new record Applied Autonomy by electronic virtuoso Robert Lippok (To Rococo Rot, etc.). Though this Berlin-based producer is quite active collaboratively, this is his first solo record since 2011 (also on the same label), and his sound has matured into a fine vintage as explored here. The record will be released…

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Lines by Distant Animals

Just released this month is the 180 gram LP (+ Digital) Lines by Distant Animals (Daniel Alexander Hignell) on Swiss label Hallow Ground, this one is mastered by sound artist Lawrence English. One lengthy track per side, starting with A Pure Drone. That’s exactly what it is. It’s dense and makes my entire office quiver…

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Xerox by Modelbau

Since 2014 Frans de Waard‘s many splinter projects, Modelbau, has delivered over a dozen releases, this one on Dutch imprint Des Astres d’Or. One of the more prolific sound artist’s today, this is a solo project with an overall fairly quiet space feel, introspective, until it’s not. The platter consists of three tracks at a…

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Soundfields from The Vinyl Factory

RECOMMENDED VIEWING: A very cool short documentary directed by Sam Campbell on modern field recordists is now out via The Vinyl Factory and includes appearances by Nabihah Iqbal, Equiknoxx, Lonelady, David Chatton Barker, Lawrence English, Félicia Atkinson, Jonáš Gruska and Cheryl Tipp. Beautifully captured, with musings by each artist about their craft. The video travels…

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Instar by Chrystal Für

Just released is Instar by Chrystal Für (Chris Vibberts) on What Are We Records. Four lengthy, winding works, each between thirteen and seventeen minutes. On Zygote there is a quasi heartbeat at its core, rushing with a beaming pulse, orchestrated with a flourishing backdrop of outstretched harmonies that unfurl like wild vines. This ambient set uses…

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The Bird Was Stolen by Strafe F.R.

Long-running German duo Strafe F.R. has been at it since way back in ’79 and The Bird Was Stolen is their first recording on Touch since four releases between the 80’s and early 90’s. Next week (5/24) Bernd Kastner and Siegfried Michail Syniuga unveil this new album in an edition of 500 on CD (and Digital) with…

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Music for Installations by Brian Eno

The box set (Deluxe and Standard CD editions, Vinyl set) that some of us have been waiting for, for decades. This is a retrospective of one of modern electronic music’s most significant maestros, here is Brian Eno‘s Music for Installations (Opal Records). And happy birthday to him, a septuagenarian just today in fact. The collection…

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Electric Dream Ecstasy by Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.

And away we go….Released back in mid April, here is the latest outing, the apt titled Electric Dream Ecstasy from Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. on Brazilian label Essence Music putting out cool editions. Speaking of – it’s out on digital, limited edition CD, LP and a (now sold out) Special Edition LP….

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Chris Carter Serves Up Tangerines

The short video takes us back, way back, with retro advertising stock footage. ‘Tangerines‘ is taken from Chris Carter‘s brand new studio album Chris Carter’s Chemistry Lessons Volume One, you can check out our full review here. Kodachrome is alive and well, and dwelling in the recesses of our everyday alchemy.

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