As a component of our year-end survey of our favorite records of 2019, we added a podcast to share just a small selection of what stirred our senses. For the full story you can revisit our complete list.
SIMPLY THE BEST: It’s always an extremely challenging process to recollect your favorite spins of any given year. Sure you can use analytics and other methods, but we always prefer a more personally curated choice at Toneshift. Last year we presented a Top Three of 2018, this year we say goodbye to a decade with […]
Oto Hiax | TwoEditions Mego (LP/DL) Mark Clifford and Scott Gordon are Oto Hiax, and this sophomore effort is no Jan Brady. In fact, Two is so steeped in seismic patterns and shifts you may consider a serious interruption in nature. They do so by pitching waves and other tactile electronics that begin to sound […]
Thomas Brinkman | RaupenbahnEditions Mego (LP/DL) Somewhere between music ethnomusicology and sociological study are Thomas Brinkman’s field recordings of 1700’s looms. Entitled, Raupenbahn and recorded in hi definition in 2017 and 2014 (from the Central Museum of Textiles, Poland), these rhythmic noise tracks resonate profoundly in an organic ‘pre-industrial’ context. Not only in their rhetorical […]
Pita | Get OnEditions Mego (LP/DL) Viennese sound bender and label-runner Peter Rehberg known as Pita has previously released Get Out (Mego, 1999), Get Down (Mego, 2002), Get Off (Häpna, 2004), Get In (Editions Mego, 2016) and now, for something a bit different, his latest Get On. With its gorgeous (and peculiar) coverart from the […]
Talk about Fall, new work is dropping quickly and October seems to be warming more than most Autumnal seasons of late, and it shows in a bevy of new releases – several highlighted here. The nineteen new records here are all releasing this week. Alex McKechnie‘s Degrees of Latitude manages to use computer code (C++), […]
François J. Bonnet + Stephen O’Malley | CyleneEditions Mego (2xLP) Shadow and twang gently emanate, wafting in soft atmospheric drones as Première Noire starts its ghostly cycle. The placid howl as shaded cadences swirl, and the album starts to set sail, taking hold of the inner ear on Erosion Always Wins. French author/composer François J. […]