Simon Scott | Soundings Touch (CD/CS/DL) This is as if I have really begun to hear the work of Simon Scott for the very first time – even after listening to his work over a good part of the 2010’s, since Below Sea Level (12K, 2012). Soundings (out on 2/22) is a different approach to […]

Robert Lippok and Kaan Bulak | Kubus Feral Note (DL) In these six tracks, Kubus I-VI, the Berlin-based first-time collaborative duo of composer Robert Lippok and (augmented) pianist Kaan Bulak flex their newfound synergy from light to dark, and back again. We begin in a fairly ambient sweet spot, with only a half-sweetened tinkling of […]

Music For Sleep | WaterformsShimmering Moods Records (CD/DL) Music For Sleep is the ambient project of Andrea Porcu, a Sardinian artist now based in Berlin.  His previous work has been mostly self-released, but he now finds the perfect home for his dreamlike compositions on the ever-reliable Shimmering Moods label. Ambient music sometimes skirts with clichés, […]

Drekka | No Tracks In The Snow Dais Records (LP/DL) No Tracks In The Snow is Drekka, or Bloomington-based musician Mkl Anderson‘s compilation of “ritual ambient industrial” early works recorded between 1996-2002. This collection will be out on black as well as a super rare marble wax in case you had a preference. Since this […]

Arne Borgan | AsterionTipi Token Records (CD/DL) I was given this album from Arne himself, in person. He walked in the bar where I was sitting with some mutual friends and didn’t say much: “it came out today.” – he said.I was very fascinated and happy, the fact that someone hands you personally a product […]

Whettman Chelmets | Giant Eyes & Infant Steps Girly Girl (CD/CS/DL) Fatherhood is a unique experience, and translated into a psychedelic record like Giant Eyes & Infant Steps sort of makes sense. The loopy recording by Whettman Chelmets of Joplin (Missouri) opens with Interruptus, a quasi intro of animated surrealism, that moves right into the […]

Cal Lyall & Tim Olive | Lowering 845 Audio (CD/DL) Just arriving from Japan is the collab between Tim Olive and Cal Lyall. The disc consists of a singular twenty-seven minute unstructured diversion to grind your morning (or whatever time suits your wake-up call). A stirring, yet somewhat atypical industrial abstraction, that sounds as if […]

Cosey Fanni Tutti | Tutti Conspiracy International (LP/CD/DL) “My life is my art, my art is my life” In her solo follow-up to 1982’s Time to Tell is the latest from Cosey Fanni Tutti (Throbbing Gristle, COUM Transmissions, Chris & Cosey, etc.), Tutti. Eight tracks, grounded at first on the title track by a signature […]

These four new releases represent some distinctively innovative directions in electronic music at the moment. From delicate sound design to nu-dub to multi-layered and restrained techno oscillation, each with its own distinct take on the medium. Belief Defect | Remixed 01  [ Raster – 12″/DL ] Efdemin | New Atlantis  [ Ostgut Ton – LP/CD/DL […]

扎克 | 扎克 Past Inside the Present (CD/DL)   The debut self-titled 扎克 comes in a limited edition of only one hundred tapes. These four tracks (that roughly translates to ‘Zach‘) are separated into vignettes, running about forty minutes and contain evocative drone work, from the faint abyss to luminous, jettisoning abandon. Radiance purrs of […]

Frame | The Journey Glacial Movements (CD/DL) Frame (Eugenio Vatta/Andrea Benedetti) deliver an all encompassing spacial record, a deep ambient dive with a lunar glow. The two have been creating electronic landscapes as far back as the early 90’s. The concept on The Journey has to do with the planets in our universe – and […]

V-stók | Primordial Soup Amek Collective (CS/DL) From Bulgarian producer V-stók comes the irresistibly psychedelic plunge into Primordial Soup. Slowly awakening with enveloping layers of early morning ambient textures Omne Vivum Ex Vivo evolves with a time-released set of momentary pulsations and reverb. Mitosis follows building a chillier atmosphere from the initial junket of minimal […]

Bionulor | Bionulor Oniron (CD/DL)   Here we revisit the 2009 debut of Sebastian Banaszczyk (Bionulor) out on Oniron, the artist’s own imprint, which has been remastered and extended with two additional tracks (both previously released on other compilations). This is described as “100% sound recycling” and was originally recorded between 2006-09. We also recently […]

Duenn | BgmLine (DL)   “Sound soaking in excellence” Though it goes without saying, Japanese electronic music in all it’s sub-genres, is a treasure trove of gems. Our world would not be the same without the involvement and the contribution of Japanese artists in every discipline! Duenn, hailing from Fukuoka, Japan, is a sound artist, […]

Inade | The Nine Colours Of The Threshold Loki Foundation (LP/CD/CS/DL)   “Epic audio mythology ritual from the post-industrial era” There was a huge wave of post-industrial projects in the late 80’s, early 90’s, among them was Inade, a dark ambient duo, Knut Enderlein and René Lehmann, hailing from Leipzig, Germany ever since. Was the […]

Luna Monk | Silent Odes Shimmering Moods Records (CD/DL) Ahhhh, the great outdoors! Or some semblance thereof. When Fall from Grace opens it is as if this Luna Monk, an Afro diaspora artist, has captured a tiny star and is slowly drifting back down the celestial belt towards civilization. Impactful, refreshing ambient wafts through like […]

Tomas Nordmark | Eternal Words Valley of Search (LP/DL) The debut vinyl from London-based Swedish sound artist Tomas Nordmark (mastered by Chihei Hatakeymama) has just arrived. It’s bright, icy, a bit twee from the opener, Eternal. Though like the minimal cover art in shades of blue, Eternal Words has a bright and a shady side. […]

Today we are spinning a half dozen new records spanning a few continents. These have come to our attention from Australia, Brazil, the United Kingdom and the US. Five of these are produced by labels we are reviewing for the very first time, as we are always open to such exquisite, extreme and exotic introductions. […]

Leumann | Dystopian Land(e)scape Gertrude Tapes (Cassette/DL) “A memento mori of what was here before”                              Manuel Parisella hailing from Rome, is an active experimental musician (tapes, synths, modular and guitar) since 1988. Leumann is a very interesting case of what I -informally- call “cinematic music”, despite the fact that the music I’m referring to, […]

Red Stars CPR | Earth Is Heaven / Heaven Is HellTesttoon (12”/DL)                                                                                    “The principle of Yin and Yang is that all things exist as inseparable and contradictory opposites”. Red Stars CPR is the collaborative moniker of Red Stars Over Tokyo and CPR. R.S.O.T. is the ambient/electronic project of Jeroen Lauwers hailing from Belgium. In […]

The Green Kingdom | Expanses RemixesDronarivm (2xCD/DL)Michael Cottone has been steadily releasing albums of ambient electronic music under the guise of The Green Kingdom for many years.  Five years ago he issued Expanses on the Dronarivm label, his nod to classic ambient techno, with a personal twist of soft beats and gentle guitar strums.  This […]