Costis Drygianakis | The ApproachHxoi Kato Apo to Spiti (CD/DL) I read the accompanying text simultaneously to listening through The Approach by Costis Drygianakis.  I can’t recommend experiencing this contemporary orchestra any other way.  Created from January 2018 through January 2019, now presented in a limited pressing of 300 copies. The two-track (each over a […]

Laurisilva by Laura Agnusdei and Mare di Dirac’s Ophite Diagram were both recently released.  This pair of Italo acoustic-electronic releases offer strategic sound art which incorporates wind instruments, mixed with electronic processing.  Agnusdei collaborates with several contributing artists who play traditional instruments.  Mare di Dirac employs the use of handmade instruments.  While the theme of […]

øjeRum | Without Blood The Sun Darkens Cyclic Law (CD/DL) Paw Grabowski presents an incredible limbed (wings and arms) analog collage to contemplate over the course of Without Blood the Sun Darkens, under his moniker øjeRum.  The run time, just under an hour, provides a cryptic expanse within which to lose the outside world – […]

Illachime Quartet | Soundtrack (for parties on the edge of the void)Solchi Sperimentali Discografici (CD) Illachime Quartet is one of those bands who, always being faithful to their experimental nature, never completely endorse a genre or style and tirelessly crawl through the underground, breathing new life into the creative musical life of southern Italy. Soundtrack […]

Claudio F Baroni Motum (Unsounds; CD/DL) This is the latest album from Argentinian composer Claudio F Baroni, a half dozen works for electronic quartet, organ and string quartet, broken into three long tracks. Motum begins with in CirCles II (Mov. I through IV), running for 36 minutes in its four-part cycle. It’s a quiet space, […]

Ben Chatwin Staccato Signals (Village Green; LP/CD/DL) Transmitting today is the latest from Scottish composer Ben Chatwin. Staccato Signals is his sixth full length release, and it packs a whole lot of swelling mood into a singular package. This is contemporary classical driven via electronics, soaring sky high on Silver Pit. The arrangements of several […]