Monty Adkins Empire (Line, DL) Still Juniper Snow (Huddersfield Contemporary Records, CD/DL) This month sees two releases featuring British sound artist Monty Adkins, both finding their origins and inspiration in the visual arts. Empire, released on Richard Chartier’s LINE imprint, attempts to create a soundtrack to Andy Warhol’s famous black and white silent film of […]

VARIOUS ARTISTS Historical Recordings Vol II  | Gagarin Records (LP/DL) Electroframework  | Unexplained Sounds Group (DL) Decay, Death and Darkness  | Eighth Tower Records (CD/DL) The Great Krell Machine – Vol. One  | Flag Day Recordings (CS/DL) With Autumn color comes change, and new life. Here are four various artists selections that certainly need more […]

The following is my conversation with Aume, a Pacific coast duo consisting of Scot Jenerik (F-Space, 23five) & Aleph Omega (Chrome, F-Space, Altar De Fey) in preparation for their October release of CQ CQ on Mobilization Records – their third full length. Any ‘instructions’ herein are not (necessarily) endorsed by Toneshift.net or any of our […]

On Friday: Stand with Bandcamp to Protect Voting Rights for All Though Toneshift.net is in no way a political forum, we do believe in general fairness, especially when it comes to our unalienable right to vote. This is going to be an incredibly impactful midterm election period in the US, so it is refreshing to see […]

Ambient lovers rejoice. In the spirit of deep-listenership, here’s a recent interview with Brisbane-based Mike G. (aka Mike Watson, or the other way around) of Ambient Music Guide. You can check him out on Mixcloud, Twitter and also on his podcast. Even within the somewhat niche field and sub-genres of ambient music, AMG and Toneshift.net […]

HE BROKE THE RULES: One of the true legends of experimental jazz has passed this month, the man who nearly single-handedly helped define “Free Jazz” – Mr. Cecil Percival Taylor. May he rest in peace. The man was a pure extension of the keyboard, as if like the hands of Ganesha, an ecstatic practitioner of […]

For April it makes sense to have a long gander at what is growing in the garden of unearthed video delights in the moment. And by george, we’ve plucked, what I hope may be a blend of future shock and other irrational stock. Keep in mind that many of these cuts are singles and/or fall […]

    Originally Published in September 2004           The Aural Organics of j.frede By TJ NORRIS In the last half dozen years j.frede (born James Frederick in New Mexico, circa 1975) has slowly emerged in the City of Angels as one of the world’s premiere young phonographers. His work embodies the […]

Only One Collage, Creativity (Originally published on December 29, 2011) MAURIZIO BIANCHI, the enigmatic Milanese sound composer (considered by many as the father of the noise movement) is back to business after a very short yearlong hiatus. His work, which grew out of the “cassette culture” of the late 70′s and 80′s embodies masterful principles […]

Away from the Unnecessary (Originally published in September 2011) Over the years Sasu Ripatti, better known as Vladislav Delay (among other aliases and monikers) has out-shined many other names that have since faded from the electronica/techno scene in general. He has recorded for some of the most respected seminal labels in the genre (Chain Reaction, […]

Originally published 5/29/2011   InFiné Music is a still somewhat young Berlin/Paris-based label (only five years old) dedicated to a certain wave of what some may consider rather cinematic electronica. With a roster that boasts such artists as Apparat, Francesco Tristano, Murcof and The Hacker their motto,”easy music for the hard to please” rings true. […]

Fields of Pure Sound   (12.12.05) LIKE-MINDED :: Non Visual Objects(NVO) is a small recording label based in Austria and operated by sound sculptor Heribert Friedl and Raphael Moser. Their initial three offerings have a strong minimalist slant and include work by Steve Roden, Roel Meelkop and Friedl himself. In the works are offerings by […]