Nathan Moody | ShadesNoisejockey (CS/DL) Californian sound designer and musician Nathan Moody adds to an already impressive catalogue of dark, expansive electronic music with this new album.  It finds the artist creating an immersive, and often oppressive, suite of tracks where glints of light only occasionally push through the cracks.  This is an album whose […]

Darren Harper | PathsShimmering Moods (CD/CS/DL) An album of discovery, Paths finds Darren Harper flexing his patch cables and following his intuition in modular synthesis.  In the artist’s own words, it’s the result of “missteps and error, a process of understanding; an unfolding”.  And unfold it does, slowly and sweetly, as Harper teases out the […]

Line Spectrum | BrumaGlacial Movements (CD/DL) Line Spectrum is the moniker of Ukrainian artist Oleg Puzan, someone who is new to me, but I’m excited to have made the discovery with this new release on the Glacial Movements label.  Constructed from meticulously manipulated field recordings, the five tracks making up Bruma are impressive soundscapes from […]

Toshimaru Nakamura, Dafydd Roberts, Angharad Davies, Rhodri Davies & Andrew Leslie HookerExemption From Meaning | Listen to the Voice of Fire (CD/DL) Dafydd Roberts has been the instigator of live performances in Aberystwyth in Wales under the symposium name of Listen To the Voice Of Fire.  The desk recording issued on this particular CD involved […]

Yann Novak | Stillness901 Editions (CD/DL) As the sonic component of an audio visual exhibition, Stillness finds the LA-based artist expanding on his long running investigation into widescreen ambience that is the aural equivalent of a Hiroshi Sugimoto seascape.  The album is divided into coastal-related themes:  Subtropical and Oceanic, each representing the two climates that […]

Melaine Dalibert | CheminantElsewhere (CD/DL) The Elsewhere label continues in its pursuit of issuing minimal and experimental music, covering composition and improvisation.  The three most recent releases reviewed here all share a specific aesthetic, namely the piano.  Returning to Elsewhere for a second release, the French composer Melaine Dalibert delivers five exquisitely sparse pieces, four […]

Andrew Sherwell | ApproachingRusted Tone Recordings (CS/DL) Lengthy loops of reverb-soaked choral soundscapes are the order of the day with this new offering by the London-based artist.  Approaching consists of seven tracks assuming the same title, each one reveling in deep blankets of breathy tones.  This is fairly dense stuff at times, but never suffocating, […]