Selva Oscura by William Basinski + Lawrence English

William Basinski + Lawrence English | Selva Oscura Temporary Residence (LP/DL) Two new lengthy tracks on wax by a pair of the most gifted sound-based artists of our era, William Basinski + Lawrence English. Opening with Mono No Aware, a fluted drone permeates the space in soft modified tones. The vibration rises into your head and stays there like a dense fog, and with a title derived from Dante’s Inferno there remains this gestural quote between the divine and the lurid.  The works here also are “dedicated to Paul Clipson, a close friend whose work celebrated the wonder that is … Continue reading Selva Oscura by William Basinski + Lawrence English

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Twelve Atmospheres by The Tapeworm Vessel

The Tapeworm Vessel Twelve Atmospheres (Klanggalerie; CD/DL) Twelve Atmospheres is the debut album by The Tapeworm Vessel (David Janssen & Sylvie Walder) which gets a much needed proper release upon its ten year anniversary on Viennese imprint Klanggalerie. Previously this session was only available in digital form to a limited audience and a handful of homemade CDRs distributed among friends. In the ensuing decad they have unofficially released only three recordings, though judging by this we only hope to see the others and/or new material make the earshot of day. By the way, Walder also painted the Brancusi-like cover art … Continue reading Twelve Atmospheres by The Tapeworm Vessel

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