Silhouettes by Klaus Schulze

Just out yesterday is the latest from one of the most prolific German musicians ever, electronic music composer, Klaus Schulze, and his Silhouettes (SPV/Oblivion). At 70 the ambient master has slowed, but that in no way discounts a sonic experience. Apart from those agile newbies jockeying for wires and knobs, this record continues to prove…

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Shape Memory by Marcus Fischer x Simon Scott

In their first collaboration as a duo Portlander Marcus Fischer & Cambridge UK’s Simon Scott (Slowdive), both releasing separately on 12K, come together to Shape Memory. Out on June 1st in a CD edition of 500 as well as digitally via Bandcamp the two compose three tracks from tapes, cymbals, guitar and various electronics with…

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Control by Aporie

Cologne-based producer/musician Olivier Haas, otherwise known as APORIE, recently stepped into Pink Unicorn Studios and laid down his debut record, Control. Previously he conjured up sound effects for video games, but has developed a somewhat apocalyptic, post-rock meets drone vibe here. He describes his self-release as a “diverse blend of genres such as ambient, drone,…

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A Visual Album for Daniel Avery’s Song for Alpha

(above) screencaptured images via YouTube Daniel Avery‘s Song for Alpha (Mute) just released last month, has now become a fully realized visual album experience with over an hour’s worth of dynamic manipulated visuals courtesy of Londoners Matt Bateman and Rob Slater, otherwise known as Flat-e, similar to those broadcast during live performances. The duo has…

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Invisible Threads by Mark Van Hoen

Touch releases the latest adventure by Mark Van Hoen just today, its called Invisible Threads (CD/Digital). Let’s attempt an unveiling as I need to play catch-up since his last record I experienced was 2012’s amazing The Revenant Diary.  Starting with the top track Weathered, the mood is strangely symphonic, light crackle and hiss over an…

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Paradise Lost by Christopher Chaplin

The gilded gates depicted on this record’s cover may/may not be an open invitation. Either side you’re on, the new 2xLP (plus CD/DL) by Swiss-born/London-based composer Christopher Chaplin is in fact, Paradise Lost (Fabrique Records, Vienna). Out June 15, it’s condensed to three tracks (9 to 19 minutes each) starting with the curious I Dread….

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Excavations 1 by Joshua Abrams

FREE BASS: Excavations 1 is the new solo record by Chicago’s celebrated multi-instrumentalist Joshua Abrams expected to hit the streets on June 15 on Feeding Tube Records in a vinyl only edition of 500 (includes a digital download). A quasi homage to “the 50th anniversary of the recording of the first free bass solo LP,…

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Kesh a Vanessa Renwick film

Kesh is a short, sweet composition by Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-2018) and Todd Barton. Recently re-released this CD/LP version of Music and Poetry of the Kesh (RVNG Intl.) has been captured in this solitary Vanessa Renwick film short. The thirty-three year old recording sounds so fresh here, and were previously only available via cassette…

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Tout Ce Que Je Sais by Anne-James Chaton x Andy Moor

Dutch label Unsounds delivers Tout Ce Que Je Sais (meaning “All I Know”) from duo Anne-James Chaton and Andy Moor (LP/CD/DL) – released officially on June 1. The duo has been at it since 2006. Starting with the James Bond guitar riff on Casino rabelaisien we are off to the races. The lyrics are in…

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False Mercury by Frans de Waard x Takuji Naka x Tim Olive

Here is False Mercury (Digital, CD) –  a trio comprised of Tim Olive, Takuji Naka and Frans de Waard and recorded at Extrapool in 2016, mastered in refined style by Jos Smolders and released via Japanese label 845 Audio. In the beginning there’s the reverberating exhaust of a heady drone. The single work is just…

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Humyth by Giacomo Salis x Paolo Sanna

From the Collectors Series of Confront Recordings comes Humyth by Sardinian experimental composers Giacomo Salis + Paolo Sanna (CDR) – dedicated to Steve Reid. Five untitled, improvised tracks begin with jangling clicks and other small disturbances. The dueling percussionists work off each other to develop chiseling sounds that imitate tropical birds mating and industrial mishegas….

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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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