This week’s podcast delves mostly into the non-rhythmic, formless field of sound including nine recent (and upcoming) works by: salt (Ant-Zen), Qwerteest (Unexplained Sounds Group), Yan Hart-Lemonnier (Adaadat Records), Ross Goldstein (Birdwatcher Records), Irena Z. Tomažin (Sploh), Mare di Dirac (GH Records), Jonathan Higgins (Fractal Meat Cuts), Shasta Cults (Important Records) and The Metaphysical Box […]

Gnome & Spybey | CollectiveAnt-Zen (DL) This is a compilation of tracks by Tony D’Oporto (Gnome) and Mark Spybey from 2009-2014 working as a duo under the moniker Gnome & Spybey. It has some in common with the moody, wavy synths of Moby’s very contemporary ambient atmospheres, as well as his Voodoo Child alter-ego. The […]

Anatoly Grinberg & Mark Spybey | 123 m Ant-Zen (DL) The broken transmission bathes you in an aura of semi-consciousness. Soon there are snarling vocals and percussion, taking over, with a menacing cryptic twist. And this too subsides and this balance between cascading melodic tempos and dark corners battle – left to their devices. Russian […]

This past week the shelf was chockful of works that address planetary concerns from the elements to climate change to interplanetary dependence, and those chasms in-between! The first four are full-length efforts and the final two are EPs (a few of these with vocals) which we rarely cover, though I felt it was necessary to […]

Grand Mal X | Retrospektiv 2010–2016 Ant-Zen (DL) Swedish duo Grand Mal x flirt between old school electro patterns and more modern DSP shapes, combining the two into an irresistibly propulsive funk on some tracks and a much more abstract terrain on others. Retrospektiv 2010 – 2016 is a collection of previously released material, originally […]

Vromb | Noize Mélodia Ant-Zen (CD/DL) On his 10th solo record French Canadian electronic artist Vromb (aka Hugo Girard), delivers his sixth full-length with German imprint Ant-Zen. Here we have a dozen new compositions (compartmentalized to nine on the digital version), made with modular equipment, without presets or adjustments. The atmosphere is intense from the […]