Before Nightfall One by Ingar Zach + Speak Percussion

Ingar Zach + Speak Percussion | Before Nightfall One Sofa (CD/DL) Documenting a day of collaboration with a culminating concert comes Norwegian percussionist and label founder Ingar Zach + Australian act Speak Percussion‘s Before Nightfall One on the SOFA imprint. Here an emerging, singular thirty-five minute piece begins to dazzle with a low-throttle purr. It’s…

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Within The Temporal Experience by Jonas Kasper Jensen

Jonas Kasper Jensen | Within The Temporal Experience Clang (DL) – Special to Toneshift.net by Darren McClure Jonas Kasper Jensen is a visual artist who also works in the realm of sound art and composition. Since 2010 he has released audio editions of his sound installations, under his own name and the Kasper Knigge moniker….

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Microark by Syntax / 50HZ by Minim

Syntax | Microark + Minim | 50 HZ (split release) Yatra Arts (CD) This release comes from two Romanian artists here sharing a split release, Syntax (Laurian Bardos) and Minim (Diana Dulgheru), on Canadian imprint Yatra Arts. This will most definitely appeal to fans of minimal techno glitch, Raster-Noton and other like labels. Included are…

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Linea+ by Asmus Tietchens

Asmus Tietchens | Linea+ Klanggalerie (CD) Originally released on tape in 1988 (Korm Plastics, who also re-released the same material on CDr in 1999), this gem resurfaces for it’s expanded thirtieth anniversary edition on the Austrian Klanggalerie imprint with thirty-five additional minutes culled from the original sessions. The full reissue of the incredible recording from…

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Autobiography by Jlin

Jlin | Music from Wayne McGregor’s Autobiography Planet Mu (2xLP/CD/DL) Since this record isn’t officially out until the end of the month I wanted to save it for the conclusion of Womens Work Week here at Toneshift.net. Plus, of all the incredible artists featured this week, Jlin is the only one I have had the…

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Beholder by Julia Reidy

Julia Reidy | Beholder A Guide To Saints/Room40 (CS/DL) Berlin-based Australian guitarist Julia Reidy (who plays with Splitter Orchester) dedicates Beholder, her third full-length recording, to fellow guitarist, Melbourne’s Phil Houghton who passed last Fall. The tape includes four tracks (ranging from five to nearly 15 minutes each) begun on the island of Syros, during…

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Selected Early Keyboard Works by Catherine Christer Hennix

Catherine Christer Hennix | Selected Early Keyboard Works Empty Editions/Blank Forms (2xLP/DL) I’m always thrilled when I have the opportunity, amidst so much new talent that I’m exposed to regularly, to discover an artist’s work, an experienced septuagenarian, for the very first time. Four of Swedish composer (and Renaissance woman) Catherine Christer Hennix‘s works are…

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Distorted Worlds by Kajsa Lindgren

Kajsa Lindgren | Distorted Worlds | Hyperdelia (DL) w/Felicia Atkinson, David Granström, Stefan Helmreich/Eva Hayward, Teresa Winter Stockholm’s avant composer and field recordist lets out something of an extension of her recent ‘aquasonic’ Womb release which we covered here. This quasi remix EP includes four tracks, each taking off from this vantage point, and deriving their…

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Şeb-i Yelda by R.A.N.

R.A.N. | Şeb-i Yelda Karlrecords (12″/DL) Berlin-based Turkish artist Hüma Utku, better known as R.A.N. (short for Roads at Night) releases her first recording since 2015 with a four track 12″ EP, Şeb-i Yelda – and it opens with the title track. A disgorged drone roams freely, and its bloated mane crisscrosses through the entire…

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Ecce Homo by Ipek Gorgun

Ipek Gorgun | Ecce Homo Touch (CD/DL) On her third record (released this week), her second with Touch, Turkish electronic/electroacoustic composer Ipek Gorgun explores humanity on Ecce Homo from the inside-out. Currently she’s a doctoral student at the Istanbul Technical University’s Center for Advanced Studies in Music, and I find that making your studies public…

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Void Axis by Map 71

Map 71 | Void Axis Fourth Dimension Records/Foolproof Projects (CD/DL) Brighton duo Lisa Jayne and Andy Pyne known as Map 71 is one of those obscure gems that falls between experimental electronics and old school new wave/spoken word, and again I am breaking the rules outside of exclusive instrumental here. Void Axis is their sixth…

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Wearing Black Remixes by Sonae

Sonae | Wearing Black Remixes Monika Enterprise (DL) The four-track Wearing Black Remixes EP follows Sonae‘s dreamily experimental electronic full-length I Started Wearing Black released earlier this year, in follow-up to her 2015 debut, Far Away Is Just Around The Corner. On these four pieces the Cologne-based sound-bender has invited four interesting artists, Lucrecia Dalt, Electric…

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