loscil | EquivalentsKranky (2xLP/CD/DL) One of my most important role models growing up was none other than Alfred Stieglitz. Not only was he an incredible photographer, but also a curator, and for many years I too, as a photographic artist dabbled in the medium (of curation). The man laid so much groundwork for conceptual photography […]

Hüma Utku | GnosisKarlrecords (LP/DL) “Pilgrimage chronicles, transmuted into mesmerizing sounds” Hüma Utku is an electronic composer hailing from Istanbul, Turkey and currently based in Berlin, Germany. Her work involves exploring the possibilities of how sound textures and rhythm can be used to evoke a sense of ancient within abstract electronics. Having released material under […]

Catherine Christer HennixThe Deontic Miracle – Selections from 100 Models of Hegikan RokuBlank Forms (2xLP/DL) This latest release is the first-ever surfacing of a work by Swedish composer Catherine Christer Hennix recorded in 1976 (at Moderna Museet), continuing a series that kickstarted last year by Blank Forms (Brooklyn, NY) with Selected Early Keyboard Works which […]

Adrian Corker | Music for Lock GroovesSN Variations (LP/DL) Mechanical arrangement met with organic live instrumentation casts a hazy blur of cognitive dissonance about Adrian Corker’s latest, ‘Music for Lock Grooves.’  There is, in the perfectly crafted mix, a presence of both human chaotic as well as machine chaotic.  What the under-spelled atmospheres grant as […]

Monocube & Troum | Contemplator CaeliTransgredient Records (LP/DL) A first time collaboration between Andrzej Gladuszewski (Monocube) and duo Martin Gitschel and Stefan Knappe (Troum) that at first sounds like a space shuttle landing in a Bavarian village where the essence of folk music effervesces as ginormous engine thrusters enter new territory. There’s a disturbance in […]

Oren Ambarchi | Simian AngelEditions Mego (LP/DL) Two nice and lengthy leftfield tracks from Oren Ambarchi with the assistance of Cyro Baptista (percussion/voice). Palm Sugar Candy is a rather slow and meandering inner-thought charged piece with an curling synth drone and an open village folk tom tom. In its muted wash of faded neural vitality […]

Jefre Cantu-Ledesma | Tracing Back The RadianceMexican Summer (LP/DL) For over a decade Brooklyn musician and ceramicist Jefre Cantu-Ledesma has brought us all sorts of aural goodies, collaborations and experimental ventures. Tracing Back The Radiance (his third full-length on NY’s Mexican Summer imprint) is his latest trio of pieces that instead of falling between the […]