Reza Solatipour The GateEighth Tower Records (CD/CS/DL) Italy’s Raffaele Pezzella has slowly and methodically been making a name for himself in the experimental world. His labels Unexplained Sounds and its off-shoot, the more ambient focused Eighth Tower, have been issuing experimental fringe music, nearing cult like status in avant circles. Pezzella in recent years has […]

Jen Kutler Disembodied Eyevee (LP/DL) Jen Kutler is a multidisciplinary artist and performer from upstate New York. She uses sounds and objects that are sexual or feminine in nature for sound sources and then modifies and transforms these sounds using outside means of electronics. For her past works she has used a modified dildo fashioned […]

Aidan Baker | The Forever Tapes Broken Spine Productions (CS/DL) Guitarist and composer Aidan Baker has one of those discographies that make you feel tired when you examine the sheer girth of it. Known primarily for his work with ambient doom duo Nadja, Baker has traversed just about every cranny of the experimental and ambient […]

Swans Leaving Meaning Young God Records (LP/CD/DL) Few bands have successfully navigated through such a long history of stylistic changes, personnel upheavals and emotional shifts as Swans. It helps that now after so many eras and bands and genres head Swan boss Michael Gira is officially christening what we have known for decades. That Swans […]

  Ruins | Madea/Tide: Sound And Image Research Volume OneMusic From Memory (LP/DL) Italian new wave/avant synth duo Ruins (not to be confused with Japanese avant prog duo Ruins) 1984 album Marea / Tide: Sound And Image Research Volume 1 is one of those albums that has lingered on the shelves of certain elitist audiophiles, […]

ESSi | Vital CreaturesRamp Local (LP/CD/DL) Brooklyn duo Essi’s debut album Vital Creatures is an impressive first offering. The duo consisting of virtuoso guitarist and vocalist Jessica Ackerley and drummer Rick Daniel escorts the listener through 14 tracks that confound genres. I am hard-pressed to categorize the music contained here, moods shift, tones weave in […]

UŠAMI | Gemer Gothic Routemappa (CD/DL) Gemer Gothic Route is a new compilation by the adventurous avant garde label Mappa of Slovakia. For this compilation, Mappa is intending to use a place, specifically the Gemer Gothic Route, a tourist route connecting the two counties of Spiš and Gemer in Slovakia. Along the route there are […]