Where Moth and Rust Consume by Sone Institute

Sone Institute | Where Moth and Rust Consume Front & Follow (CD/CS/DL) In his first release in six years Sone Institute (Roman Bezdyk) is about to deliver his third full-length, Where Moth and Rust Consume on Manchester imprint Front & Follow, on October 26. The ten track album opens with I Only Exist, a portal with a mesmerizing wavy synth, a magical setting, voice transmissions and some other mysterious sound effects. It all sets the scene as an ambiguous electronic passion play styled in varying shades of gray. That is until track two takes a 360° turn saturating the goings-on … Continue reading Where Moth and Rust Consume by Sone Institute

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Acezantez

Acezantez | Acezantez Sub Rosa (LP) Originally released in 1977, this self-titled re-issue is my personal introduction to Ansambl Centra za nove tendencije Zagreb, or Acezantez for short – likely for many of you as well! Croatian composer and instrumentalist Dubravko Detoni (b. 1937) is again seeing the light of day forty-one years after it’s original issue (notably by British imprint Paradigm Discs in 2000). The record brings together an ensemble of five players wielding wind instruments (including voice), piano, strings and even the Glockenspiel. The arrangements are broken into two compositions that run at about twenty minutes each, one … Continue reading Acezantez

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Irregular Pattern Decay by Lars Lundehave Hansen

Lars Lundehave Hansen | Irregular Pattern Decay Tonometer (CD/DL) From Denmark, this recording was released back in May and the limited edition CD has already sold out (made for Japan initially), however, you can still download this one from composer/artist Lars Lundehave Hansen. Irregular Pattern Decay opens with the drone whir of Grime Buildup.  From the start its one of those reverb-style mind massages that hits you in the pit of the chest. The tones shift, rise, churn and in their layering twist some more. It’s a meditation on the changing variables of light. The low hum of wide-birth metallic … Continue reading Irregular Pattern Decay by Lars Lundehave Hansen

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Split: Ater by Motional x Iterare by Grand Ciel

Motional x Grand Ciel | Ater/Iterare Mt. Gargan Records (LP/DL) This is an interesting project, for its content, context and physical manifestations. This split record contains eleven tracks, Ater by Raphaël Durand aka Motional (five tracks) and Iterare by Jean-Cédric Lazare aka Grand Ciel (6 tracks), both of these electronic producer/artists originate out of Limoges, France. They each employ tapes, homemade acoustic instruments and electronics to achieve their sound. Admittedly I was a bit sleepy at the wheel to announce this before the gorgeous art edition sold out, but the Autumn is our busiest season here. That said, you can ogle at … Continue reading Split: Ater by Motional x Iterare by Grand Ciel

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Aquadelique by Joel Cahen

Joel Cahen | Aquadelique Adaadat (LP/CD/DL) Released this upcoming weekend is Aquadelique, the abstract aquatic fantasy by experimental electronic artist Joel Cahen on London’s Adaadat imprint. This is a production from the Wet Sounds series, underwater concerts. Let’s dive in, shall we?! The release of Aquadelique coincides with performances at pools in both London and Sheffield this month. Aside from Cahen the record also features the sax stylings of Ricardo Tejero as well as vocals by Fredy Thuon and Rebecca Horrox. From the gorgeous above/below the surface impressionistic coverart by Mat Humphrey I think we will be in for a … Continue reading Aquadelique by Joel Cahen

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Binary Supremacy by Andreas Lutz

Andreas Lutz | Binary Supremacy Kasuga Records (SD Card/DL) In his follow-up to Zwölftonform (2016) Andreas Lutz presents his latest set of eight new pieces, Binary Supremacy. The Kasuga Records (Berlin) release is in a limited edition of 100 copies via SD card and digital. The offering is quite unusual and off the beaten track, yet has a resounding balance between minimal techno and abstract sound art. He is an artist who has shown internationally and who deploys his work in installation form (which I can, of course, appreciate). Lutz’s works, while experimental, have a form and structure that seem somewhat familiar, … Continue reading Binary Supremacy by Andreas Lutz

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Flashback: Scanner + Ryan Jeffery

A dozen years ago while working on adapting my visual installation work with commissioned soundtracks by various international composers I had the pleasure of working with the incredibly talented Robin Rimbaud (Scanner). For one of my installations I paired his with a young video artist, Ryan Jeffery (no based in LA) who previously presented at my long defunct a/v project space, Soundvision. This piece was shown at Sonic Circuits Festival and only recently did I discover the video on YouTube so I thought to share it as it has really stood the test of time, but at twelve years old … Continue reading Flashback: Scanner + Ryan Jeffery

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