yolabmi | Life in a ShellVaagner/Vaknar (CS/DL) Japanese producer yolabmi has been making his unique soundscapes for the last few years, and work has cropped up on compilations and suddenly this year on at least three cassette tapes on various labels. He’s likely one of those rare artists to keep an eye on as his […]

Botho Cochois | Viscous Cottonself-released (DL) For a presumed debut, described as having: “sharp-edged drones which enshroud electroacoustic rustle and fragments of field recordings” this new self-released, download-only from German sound-collagist Botho Cochois is dead on the money with the senses-working-overtime title, Viscous Cotton. Five engaging tracks of spatial drone that seems to be filtered […]

Futurebum | Zomiaself-released (DL) Review by: Anastasiia Romanova(Guest Writer) Impressions of Zomia are difficult to put words in, so I have to use a number of abstract concepts. It is a multifaceted meditation, an absolute departure into another reality. A wide musical – sound material created by the artist is developing dynamically, but at a […]

Two compilations come out this week that at first glance may seem dissimilar to each other, but on further inspection, the aims and goals of both seem to seek the same path. Both compilations are curated by individuals wishing to bring the unheard into the light. Simultaneously both compilations focus on the obscure, giving a […]

Shasta Cults | ConfigurationsImportant Records (CD/DL) Electric frequencies as tones, tones as some hypnotic sorcery, Configurations is seriously plugged-in, swelling, buchla drone. This record marks the end of the first decade of intermittent work released from Shasta Cults (Canadian synthesizer tech Richard Smith). Part of this reminds me of slow moving clouds parting to make […]