Blurred Music by Biliana Voutchkova x Michael Thieke

Biliana Voutchkova & Michael Thieke | Blurred Music Elsewhere (3xCD/DL) I’m catching up with this set of live performances which is also the first release from new imprint on the block, Jersey City’s own Elsewhere. The limited edition set features Berlin-based duo of Bulgarian violinist Biliana Voutchkova and German clarinetist Michael Thieke. Recorded in Chicago,…

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Saxophone Studies by Orphax

Orphax | Saxophone Studies Moving Furniture Records (LP/CD/DL) Released in a week’s time comes a recording years in the making from Amsterdam’s Orphax (Sietse van Erve). Saxophone Studies consists of two lengthy electronic compositions (titled after the sax players’ initials) that are minimal and atmospheric – but the type where you may want to secure…

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1977 by The Nest

The Nest | 1977 motmot-tapes (CS/DL) Recorded at Zwingli church, Berlin in September 2016 this is The Nest‘s fourth full-length since 2012. The quartet is comprised of Christoph Clöser (saxophone, synthesizer), Tycho Schottelius (turntable, synthesizer, mix), Thomas Mahmoud (field beats, effects & vocals) and Gerald Mandl (bass, effects). 1977 runs for about 28 minutes over…

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Music of Liberation by Bob Bellerue

Bob Bellerue | Music of Liberation Elevator Bath (2xLP/DL) The double album set, Music of Liberation (edition of 250), was recorded in Portugal in 2016 and is dedicated to Bellerue’s friend and collaborator, Z’EV, who passed away during the final process of making the recording. Toneshift.net also acknowledges the incredible work of Stefan Joel Weisser…

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Tranquility Variations by Various Artists

Various Artists | Tranquility Variations Matter (CS/DL) Releasing tomorrow from independent Japanese imprint mAtter is an interesting collaborative work mixed by Yukitomo Hamasaki which fuses sixteen pieces into one. This marks the Tokyo-based label’s tenth anniversary, and their interests have always aligned with my own, art, sound + architecture. Aside from Hamasaki this recording includes…

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Noize Mélodia by Vromb

Vromb | Noize Mélodia Ant-Zen (CD/DL) On his 10th solo record French Canadian electronic artist Vromb (aka Hugo Girard), delivers his sixth full-length with German imprint Ant-Zen. Here we have a dozen new compositions (compartmentalized to nine on the digital version), made with modular equipment, without presets or adjustments. The atmosphere is intense from the…

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Fear City by Jason Forrest

Jason Forrest | Fear City Cock Rock Disco (DL) On Jason Forrest‘s Fear City, his first record in seven long years, nothing is held back. Come to think of it this is likely true for his entire output since the earliest days as DJ donnasummer. Known for his incredibly edited cut-ups, think Christian Marclay, but…

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The Right Side of Mystery by Nathan Moody

Nathan Moody | The Right Side of Mystery Noisejockey (2xCS/DL) In what looks like a neat lil’ limited edition package (8 remain at presstime) Nathan Moody unveils his latest, a twenty-one track double tape set titled The Right Side of Mystery. Let’s jump into the first of four sides via The Namegiver. A dark strum greets…

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Throbbing Gristle – Reissues 1980-1982

Throbbing Gristle Heathen Earth, Journey Through A Body, Mission Of Dead Souls Mute (LP/CD/DL) Released this week as part of Mute‘s 40th anniversary reissue initiative to resurrect some of the seminal work of one of the world’s most beloved experimental art acts of all time. These do not include any new bonus material instead continues to…

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la production interdite by Thomas Bey William Bailey

Thomas Bey William Bailey | la production interdite Elevator Bath (CS/DL) My Austin neighbors (down the road a piece from muddy Ft. Worth), Elevator Bath, have released the latest from psycho-acoustic sound artist, Thomas Bey William Bailey, with his new limited edition tape (only 50!) –  la production interdite. Consisting of one self-titled half hour long…

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Homage To Dick Raaijmakers by Thomas Ankersmit

Thomas Ankersmit | Homage To Dick Raaijmakers Shelter Press (LP/CD/DL) Based between Berlin and Amsterdam Ankersmit is a composer inspired here by the 1960’s work by Dutch electronic/tape-based musician/composer Dick Raaijmakers (1930-2013).  Created for Serge synthesizer he’s channeling the natural elements of weather systems in this thirty-five minute singular work. Instantly its an experimental world…

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Unconquered 2008-2018 by thisquietarmy

thisquietarmy | Unconquered 2008-2018 Midira Records (2xCD/DL) Celebrating its tenth anniversary, Canadian experimental guitarist/electronic musician Eric Quach aka thisquietarmy brings back Unconquered 2008-2018 with an additional disc of forty-five minutes of unreleased material. This is a big re-release for the artist’s o.g. debut as following in it’s trail in the coming month/s is Conquerer, a…

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