Linotopia by PJ Philipson

PJ Philipson Linotopia (Little Crackd Rabbit; CD/DL) This is the sophomore effort from Manchester’s PJ Philipson, both appearing on the LCR imprint, his last, which sold out, four years back. The guitarist has re-tuned his instrument here, finding inspiration in everything from linotypes to The Poetics of Space (Gaston Bachelard) to other formidable, senior composers….

Rate this:

Rituais 101 by Serpente

Serpente Rituais 101 (Tormenta Electrica; CS/DL) This debut release, a four track EP, is brought to you from one of Lisbon’s active players, Bruno Silva, otherwise known as Serpente. The tape was just released by Brazilian startup Tormenta Electrica just a few weeks back in an edition of only 50, as well as digitally through…

Rate this:

Electronic Music from the Eighties and Nineties by Carl Stone

Carl Stone Electronic Music from the Eighties and Nineties (Unseen Worlds; 2xLP/DL) It’s a true pleasure to dig back through the annals of work by bi-national (US/Japan) actively touring composer Carl Stone who has been recording since the 70’s. His work is often seductively minimal with a side of mathematics, and a twist of playfulness….

Rate this:

Motum by Claudio F Baroni

Claudio F Baroni Motum (Unsounds; CD/DL) This is the latest album from Argentinian composer Claudio F Baroni, a half dozen works for electronic quartet, organ and string quartet, broken into three long tracks. Motum begins with in CirCles II (Mov. I through IV), running for 36 minutes in its four-part cycle. It’s a quiet space,…

Rate this:

Two Superb Auf Abwegen Comps

aufabwegen50. ausgewaehlte geraeusche – Various Artists DEGEM CD 15: XV – Various Artists RECOMMENDED: The German/Swiss Auf Abwegen imprint run by publisher/curator Till Kniola (Köln) and Christian Bláha (Zürich) semi-regularly releases some of the best abstract/experimental music on earth while maintaining a schedule of live gigs/events.They tend to the vast discography archives of the preeminent…

Rate this:

The Blow Volume 4 by Jodie Lowther & A.R.C. Soundtracks

Jodie Lowther & A.R.C. Soundtracks The Blow Volume 4 (Front & Follow; CS/DL) SPLIT/TAPE (not personality): As partly heard on yesterday’s radio podcast, transmitted from Italy, via the collaboration of Toneshift.net x Uncertain Sounds, here we have a review, in full, of the latest split tape from Jodie Lowther & A.R.C. Soundtracks, The Blow Volume…

Rate this:

Toneshift is Guest DJ on Unexplained Sounds – Today!

This is a Recognition Test of the Mixlr broadcasting system, this is only a test. Tune into the experimental Italian radio program Unexplained Sounds today, July 1st (2-4PM Central Standard Time) as Toneshift.net‘s TJ Norris Guest DJ’s the final half hour! This is our first collaboration, and if you love sounds from the deepest reaches,…

Rate this:

Open Colour by Blanket Swimming

Blanket Swimming Open Colour (Histamine Tapes; CS/DL) Mississippi sound project Blanket Swimming (Nick M.) has just put out their second release on this limited edition cassette (ed of 30) on Vermont’s slow-growing Histamine Tapes. It’s a dusty buzz Western guitar drone, layered with a slow-roasted harmony. Each track, Open Colour pts. 1-5 build on each…

Rate this:

Offworld OP1 Equs: Mercury Rising II by Rapoon

Rapoon Offworld OP1 Equs: Mercury Rising II (Winter-Light; CD/DL) The prolific experimental sound artist Robin Storey has been concocting ambient and other sounds since way back in 1980 when he was a founding member of :zoviet*france: On his own he’s released a vast trove of such breadth that it’s often hard to keep up with,…

Rate this:

Deflections by Fabio Perletta x Asmus Tietchens

Fabio Perletta + Asmus Tietchens Deflections (aufabwegen; CD/DL) Asmus Tietchens, in my humble opinion, is by far one of the most underrated German composers of his era. Recording since the late 70’s the man has a discography a mile long, including multiple collaborations, like this one, with Italian field recording sound artist Fabio Perletta, he…

Rate this:

Virginia Creeper by precocious mouse

precocious mouse Virginia Creeper (Threadneedle Community) BROKEN BEATS IN REVERSE: Just out digitally this week is the latest from Londoner precocious mouse (Caleb Wood), the second full-length since 2010 entitled Virginia Creeper. Opening with PGC/032673, this is deep and atmospheric, the heady and granular stuff that aural dreams are made of. I’m excited as this…

Rate this:

Re-Verbed (No-Input Mixing Board 9) by Toshimaru Nakamura

Toshimaru Nakamura Re-Verbed (No-Input Mixing Board 9) – Room40; LP/DL ABOVE BOARD: Out on July the 6th is the latest from Tokyo’s no-input mixing board player, Toshimaru Nakamura. The record is Re-Verbed (No-Input Mixing Board 9) and it’s his tenth solo album. The eight tracks locked in here are sequential, NIMB 51 through NIMB 58….

Rate this: