Reverberations 1 by Pauline Oliveros

Pauline Oliveros | Reverberations 1 Important Records (LP) It is always hard to speak the right words when it comes to talk about classics. The work of Pauline Oliveros has been seminal for the experience of every composer, listener or simple aficionado who put their interest in electroacoustic music. Being part of that new group of American composers she considerably steered away from the fashion that was common in Europe at that time, in Paris and Darmstadt, she led a way towards a music for the senses, the development of a new perceptual consciousness through the concept of Deep Listening. … Continue reading Reverberations 1 by Pauline Oliveros

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A Conscious Effort by Attilio Novellino

Attilio Novellino | A Conscious Effort Midira Records (LP/DL) Attilio Novellino is a sound artist from Italy who returns with a full length solo album after a whole six years. We can’t say he has been totally silent in this time span, his numerous collaboration works show quite intense activity and a certain attitude to generate a network around him, that is also reflected in the way A Conscious Effort is built. Despite it being entirely conceived and composed by the Calabrian artist, the album features the presence of many other musicians who lend their skills and instruments to shape … Continue reading A Conscious Effort by Attilio Novellino

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Frit Fald II by Lars Fiil

Lars Fiil | Frit Fald II Fiil Free Records (LP/DL) Lars Fiil comes back after 3 years after his first album and extensive touring activity and high critical acclaim. There is no change in the formation of the trio, both the drummer Bjørn Heebøll and the saxophonist Lis Kruse return and have created an incredible alchemy of interplay and communication. The risk of repeating themselves is high, not totally avoidable, but faced with a bold and secure attitude that makes Fritt Fald II a perfect continuation, a further explanation and definitely not a copy. Time has been great for this … Continue reading Frit Fald II by Lars Fiil

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Ritual Practice of Conscious Dying Vol. II by Rudolf Eb.er

Rudolf Eb.er | Om Kult : Ritual Practice of Conscious Dying (Vol. II) Om Kult (CD/DL) I got to know the work of Rudolf Eb.er when once I saw he was going to perform a concert in my city. At that time I was very much into noise, but for some reason I could not attend that concert. This occasion, and the will of making up for an opportunity I felt I had lost, made me explore his published works, his extreme rituals, a bit further. After that, other adventures and a certain drift from noise kept me away from his production. What … Continue reading Ritual Practice of Conscious Dying Vol. II by Rudolf Eb.er

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Siticidelhous by Jean-Luc Guionnet and Miguel A. Garcia

Jean-Luc Guionnet & Miguel A. Garcia | Siticidelhous Moving Furniture Records (CD/DL) When I knew I was to listen and review the latest album from Jean-Luc Guionnet and Miguel A. Garcia I took some time for myself and decided to wait. 
I knew that i was going to dive into a challenging record to listen to out loud, in one breath, and I didn’t want to spoil my listening experience by being tired and possibly stumble upon some distraction. I was right, the album is a challenging one. Broken chords abruptly stab into coarse noisy lines, sound frames ranging from … Continue reading Siticidelhous by Jean-Luc Guionnet and Miguel A. Garcia

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Spring Bloom in the Marginal Ice Zone by Jana Winderen

Jana Winderen | Spring Bloom in the Marginal Ice Zone Touch (CD/DL) With this record the acclaimed biologist and sound artist Jana Winderen adds another valuable work to the continuum of her personal research. Differently enough from her previous output, Spring Bloom in the Marginal Ice Zone engages with the political aspects of climate change in a much stronger and direct way. A strong bond from both a scientific and an sensitive link to the catastrophic effects of global warming becoming everyday much more evident (I’m now sitting in my kitchen in Oslo, it’s mid-November and the temperature of 9°C … Continue reading Spring Bloom in the Marginal Ice Zone by Jana Winderen

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Asylum by Antonio Raia

Antonio Raia | Asylum Clean Feed (12″/CD/DL) Antonio Raia is a young and talented Italian saxophonist who chose not to take the path of extreme music-shedding to carve himself a name and shape his identity. His few and very well planned outputs, both as records and concerts, are always arranged with exceptional care and Asylum, his second album, is no exception. The record, out for the Portuguese label Clean Feed, contains twelve tracks for 31 minutes of play. A collection of short pieces, small postcards suggesting colourful memories and scented glimpses of antique melodies that unleash countless references to Mediterranean … Continue reading Asylum by Antonio Raia

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