David Rosenboom | Brainwave Music Black Truffle (LP) Derived from his 1970’s experiments in biofeedback, Brainwave Music is both an academic exploration of a compositional system, and somewhat of a novelty. The last few years has seen a renewed interest in biofeedback and its utility in synthesis, so it is perhaps fitting that Black Truffle have […]

Koeosaeme | ObanikeshiOrange Milk Recordings (LP/DL) Obanikeshi is the second album by the Japanese artist Ryu Yoshizawa (AKA Koeosaeme) released by Orange Milk Records. Thirteen short tracks featuring light speed electronic patchworks, glossy synthetic sounds and plastic pastel-neon, transparent noises. Like a digital machine gun, track after track, the artist fires out laser grains, bits […]

Alessandro Adriani | Morphic Dreams Stroboscopic Artefacts (LP/CD/DL) Returning to the Stroboscopic Artefacts label with his sophomore LP, Alessandro Adriani offers a thoroughly enjoyable mix of mid-paced techno, EBM and beat-less excursions into ambient territory.  It’s an album that is full of analogue warmth and catchy arpeggios, borrowing from dance music’s history but served up […]

Dots | Dots Astral Industries (2xLP/DL) It’s been twenty-two years since its initial release (on Rather Interesting), but this ’94 classic self-titled work by Dots (Noel Summerville, Uwe Schmidt) gets a classy remastered double vinyl treatment by Astral Industries, and this is the first time this appears on wax (due July 15). This is as […]

Park Jiha | Philos Tak:til and Glitterbeat (LP/CD/DL) “Fused aesthetic biculturalism, beautifully executed” Park Jiha is a contemporary/experimental musician, hailing from Seoul, South Korea. Her music is rooted in traditional Korean instruments, infused with a multitude of contemporary elements and structure. Philos, her second album, is more or less a crossroad, where eastern and western […]

Rutger Hauser | The Swim Adaadat / Tutl (LP) The latest work from Rutger Hauser (and company) appear on his second solo album since 2015, The Swim. Opening with Fjallavatn which seems caught somewhere between rock, jazz and classical – coming off like a sassy abstract cabaret record at first. These six players do incredible […]

36 | The Lower Lights + Beneath The Lower Lights Past Inside the Present (LPx2/CS/DL/T-SHIRT) American imprint Past Inside the Present are releasing two interrelated recordings by producer 36 (Dennis Huddleston) simultaneously, starting with the compilation album The Lower Lights. Made between 2018-19 this set of ten tracks which is offered in three vinyl colors […]

Kevin Richard Martin | SirensRoom40 (LP/DL) This is the first album to be released by Kevin Martin under his given name, after years of monikers and groups, most notably The Bug and King Midas Sound.  Where these previous musical incarnations have been sonic assaults of bass-heavy dub and dancehall, Sirens finds the prolific producer delve […]

High Aura’d & Josh Mason | Lower Yr Voice Whited Sepulchre Records (LP/DL) “A non stationary bouquet of ambient/drone experimentation” The title of an album such as Lower Yr Voice, brings with it a demand, something that you should enforce upon yourself. Is this something mandatory? A request? A pledge? High Aura’d hailing from Ohio, […]

PBK | Thinking of Eternity Table Sports (LP/DL) How suspect and peculiar is having a silkscreen of a cassette emblazoned upon the jacket of a limited edition vinyl release? Likely only someone like sound-bender PBK (Phillip B. Klingler) could pull such a meta move, thanks in large part to Lisbon/Brussels-based imprint Table Sports. Not only […]

Distant Animals | WeavesHallow Ground (LP/DL) Distant Animals returns to the Hallow Ground label for his second album of modular synth explorations.  On this LP, the project of Daniel Alexander Hignell investigates a spacial and often quasi-rhythmic approach to sound making.  Where his debut album for the label, “Lines” traded in low frequency drones (case […]

Biosphere | The Senja Recordings Biophon Records (2xLP/CD/DL) Geir Jenssen is one of those rare artists who sets the modern standard for chill ambient electronic music. This work is an elegy to Knut Fjørtoft (1960-2017), a Norwegian artist who passed away in his prime, and who had created beautiful artwork for past Biosphere recordings. At […]

My Cat Is An Alien | Spiritual Noise__Vol.1 Antigravitational Records (LP+BK/DL) The return of prolific brother duo My Cat Is An Alien (Maurizio and Roberto Opalio), with two lengthy tracks making up their Spiritual Noise__Vol.1. Starting with Spiritual Apocalypse these outsiders bring the mysterious sound of effects and machines to new squeaky, howling silences. This […]

eRikM and Anthony Pateras are two of the most interesting and prolific figures in the field of contemporary electroacoustic music. While Pateras is known for his revolutionary approach to piano playing and his compositions which attempt to extract characteristics typical of electroacoustic music from regular instruments, eRikM is considered one of the most prominent experimentalists […]

Joseph Branciforte & Theo Bleckmann | LP1 Greyfade (LP/DL) Vocalist Theo Bleckmann and producer Joseph Branciforte bring something new to the vast table of elemental sounds. In four tracks that run over a half hour, at first the duo locks into a fragile microstatic pattern with a wavering rhythm and breathy overtones via 6.15. What […]

SSSS | Walls, Corridors, Baffles Präsens Editionen (LP/DL) “Harshness, etherealness, rhythm” Samuel Savenberg is an electronic musician and producer hailing from Switzerland and this is his debut LP with the SSSS moniker. Walls, Corridors, Baffles is an electronic album above all. I am using this umbrella term on purpose. Moreover, it has its portion of […]

Jacob Kirkegaard | Black Metal Square Important Records (LP) Based on the sculptural installation, Black Metal Square (2015), these three pieces are the latest work by field recordist and sound ‘alchemist’ Jacob Kirkegaard. This is a limited edition of one hundred copies. “The installation refers to Kazimir Malevich’s famous painting Black Square (made one hundred […]

Lee Ranaldo / Jim Jarmusch / Marc Urselli / Balazs Pandi Trost (CD/LP/DL) Two American composers, a Swiss-Italian producer and a Hungarian drummer walk into a studio…This might sound as the beginning of the most bizarre joke ever, but it’s basically the premise at the core of the Grammy awarded studio technician Marc Urselli’s idea. […]

Pierre Bastien | Tinkle Twang ‘n Tootle Marionette (LP/DL) French composer Pierre Bastien has been recording since the late 80’s, solo as well as in ensembles and other collaborations. I’ve only been exposed his his work scantly over the years, and listening to this I wonder why I haven’t dug in much deeper. His sound […]

Rafael Anton Irisarri | Solastalgia Room40 (LP/CS/DL) Rafael Anton Irisarri‘s new work Solastalgia couldn’t come at a more crucial time in our environmental history. In fact, it would seem that artists across the world should take a stand, in their own way, to combat any powers that be that would deny the negative impact of […]

Thomas Hamilton | Pieces for Kohn Mental Experience (LP) This is a reissue of an ingenious record that was originally released during the spirit o’ 1976 (Sonmath Records), and didn’t officially resurface until now, forty three years later thanks to Spanish imprint Mental Experience! Producer Thomas Hamilton‘s work Pieces for Kohn is a bit of […]