John Butcher | Made to Measure self-released (DL) This late Summer release sizes up for multiple reasons. Made to Measure is self-released and name your price via Bandcamp comes the latest from London’s sax improvisor John Butcher. This is a short collection of a half dozen works (1998 – 2017) that were composed for particular […]

Sketchquiet | Flashbacks Gipsy House Recordings (CD/DL) The fledgling Texas imprint Gipsy House Recordings delivers their latest via their first offering on compact disc as well as Bandcamp’s ‘name your price’ – this work is by Brazilian artist Sketchquiet and it’s called Flashbacks. They describe it as “A mix of slow and ambient music with […]

On Friday: Stand with Bandcamp to Protect Voting Rights for All Though Toneshift.net is in no way a political forum, we do believe in general fairness, especially when it comes to our unalienable right to vote. This is going to be an incredibly impactful midterm election period in the US, so it is refreshing to see […]

Jesse Woolston Variations Vol I (self-released; DL) This download-only EP by New Zealand composer Jesse Woolston recently came to my attention, as it’s ambient textures stand out, and it’s a rather perfect introduction to a relatively new artist who only has one other recording floating out there on Vènka Industries. Woolston is also an incredible motion-capture […]

Matthias Urban Passagen (Experimedia; CD/DL) After a few quiet years the innovative label who always puts quality ahead of quantity has recently released a limited edition cd (ed. of 300) and its complimentary Bandcamp download with Austrian sound artist Matthias Urban‘s Passagen. Starting with Studie I (Stabil) a simple buzz-tone increases and splits waves, it’s […]

In their first collaboration as a duo Portlander Marcus Fischer & Cambridge UK’s Simon Scott (Slowdive), both releasing separately on 12K, come together to Shape Memory. Out on June 1st in a CD edition of 500 as well as digitally via Bandcamp the two compose three tracks from tapes, cymbals, guitar and various electronics with […]