Framed Waves by Tropic of Coldness

Tropic of Coldness Framed Waves (Glacial Movements; CD/DL) The album (out July 16), the duo’s third, begins with a slow-growing drone and a quiet, distant ring. Imagining a ‘tropic of coldness’ is like observing the overly exaggerated shifts in our own nature, and that which surrounds us. It is a dichotomy that is delivered in…

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Charnel Transmissions by Tunnels Of Āh

Tunnels Of Āh Charnel Transmissions (Cold Spring; CD/DL) Smouldering drone with minimal creaks, builds so slowly on the latest from Stephen R. Burroughs’ project Tunnels Of Āh (since 2013). The album Charnel Transmissions opens with the bloated noises of Homage To The Landfill Dogs. There’s a whole lot of breathing electronics here, dark and sweltering atmospheres…

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Blistered Bags of Fodder Swaying by Controlled Bleeding

Controlled Bleeding Blistered Bags of Fodder Swaying (Artoffact; 10xCD & Book) In a major flashback here arrives a copious collection of ten discs of the 1980’s work of NY’s preeminent experimental outfit, Controlled Bleeding. In continuous operation since 1978, their sound has swayed, shifted and otherwise transformed, though the band has always remained outside the…

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in Aulis by Yiorgis Sakellariou

Yiorgis Sakellariou in Aulis (Unfathomless; CD/DL) The Lithuanian-based composer made a pilgrimage to the Ancient Greek temple of Artemis in Aulis, Greece and this is what ensued. At first the extremely faintly audible granular rumble may have you immediately popping on a pair of headphones, but at about two minutes into this 43 minute singular…

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Staccato Signals by Ben Chatwin

Ben Chatwin Staccato Signals (Village Green; LP/CD/DL) Transmitting today is the latest from Scottish composer Ben Chatwin. Staccato Signals is his sixth full length release, and it packs a whole lot of swelling mood into a singular package. This is contemporary classical driven via electronics, soaring sky high on Silver Pit. The arrangements of several…

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Nano-Cosmos by Ana Dall’Ara-Majek

Montreal-based Parisian Ana Dall’Ara-Majek is releasing her breakout album, Nano-Cosmos on Empreintes DIGITALes (CD/DL). The label has been producing high quality records back to 1990 and often remains coolly under-the-radar often celebrating some of the best French Canadian electroacoustic music work, paralleling anything out there. Dall’Ara-Majek is also one half of the multidisciplinary duo Jane/KIN…

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Lie Symmetry by Aperus

Geophonic Records has released the latest ambient record from Aperus (Brian McWilliams) entitled Lie Symmetry (CD/DL). With the additional mastering assistance of Ron Sunsinger, Jan Roos and Jason Goodyear the recording took two years to complete. The eight tracks kicks off with VLA 1, and we are in a hollow tunnel with low range drone…

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The Secret Life Of The Inaudible by Annea Lockwood x Christina Kubisch

Recorded between 2016-17 here we find two longtime experimental composers at work, and both women have pioneered new sonics at every turn over five decades. Released via the Soundscape Series (Gruenrekorder; 2xCD) New Zealander Annea Lockwood and German Christina Kubisch deliver The Secret Life Of The Inaudible. The record consists of four tracks, two from…

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Soil by serpentwithfeet

SWEET PREACH: It’s hard to imagine that Soil (Secretly Canadian) is serpentwithfeet‘s (Josiah Wise) debut album (CD/LP/DL). In 2016 he put out his first EP called Blisters, and it was a jawdropper, and he’s been seen in countless conceptual videos and interviews throughout social media since. This time around he arrives in a padded package,…

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Bivaq by Gosheven

From Budapest comes Gosheven (Bálint Szabó) and his second full release, Bivaq (Opal Tapes; CD/DL). In these dozen tracks the Hungarian sound bender brings a fresh perspective to electronic music. Do You Think We Can Escape starts with a breathy spoken word, a man talking aloud about the possibilities of escaping over a light drone…

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Elusive Balance by OZmotic

After several collaborations, Italian duo OZmotic is perched to release their sophomore effort, Elusive Balance (Touch; CD/DL) on July 6. The recording is comprised of seven tracks, all under eight minutes which they describe: “explores the relationship between humans and nature, as well as the search for balance between these two great entities.” This being…

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Cheol-Kkot-Sae by Okkyung Lee

In this latest composition by Okkyung Lee the Korean artist (and prolific collaborator) has brought together six additional players including John Butcher on sax, Lasse Marhaug behind electronics and of course Lee, herself, on cello. Cheol-Kkot-Sae (Steel.Flower.Bird) out now on Tzadik (CD/DL) is anything but flighty. This is a live recording from 2016 from the…

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