Gareth Davis + Duane Pitre | Nótt Midira (CD/DL) Not too long ago we had sung the virtues of clarinettist Gareth Davis while talking about Elliott Sharp’s Plastový Hrad. That bass clarinet is now thrown in a totally different context, one created by a continuous electronic drone. The engenderer of the latter – Duane Pitre […]

Nathan Moody | ShadesNoisejockey (CS/DL) Californian sound designer and musician Nathan Moody adds to an already impressive catalogue of dark, expansive electronic music with this new album.  It finds the artist creating an immersive, and often oppressive, suite of tracks where glints of light only occasionally push through the cracks.  This is an album whose […]

Botho Cochois | Viscous Cottonself-released (DL) For a presumed debut, described as having: “sharp-edged drones which enshroud electroacoustic rustle and fragments of field recordings” this new self-released, download-only from German sound-collagist Botho Cochois is dead on the money with the senses-working-overtime title, Viscous Cotton. Five engaging tracks of spatial drone that seems to be filtered […]

Michael Bonaventure | In Tenebris Ratione OrganiEighth Tower Records (CD/DL) Be forewarned, you are stepping into something from the deepest of shadows on this new release from Michael Bonaventure. The composer, based between Edinburgh and Amsterdam has brought you his take on dark nu-chamber music if ever whether there was. From the absorbing drone of […]

Austin Rockman | Plum Godself-released (DL) NYC sound-bender Austin Rockman just recently quietly released his debut, and it’s something worth contemplating. A spacious drone perfumes the room as this plays, wafting in low-lying puffy clouds, formations that float right around you, surrounding every nook and cranny. Inland, by adding a bit of microstatic and shooting […]

Sleepland | Out of HueSpekk (CD/DL) This is Kengo Yonemura as Sleepland who has been creating delicate ambient works infused with drone since 2013. This new release in the perfectly curated and long-running series from Spekk, is a generous addition to their balanced roster of works that soothe, and stretch the imaginative world of intersections […]