When | Jogging Housedauw (Cassette/DL) Although the limited and special edition packages are sold out, cassettes of Jogging House‘s When are available after a slight manufacturing mishap.  Femke Strijbol’s graphic design for the album is a fine fit for the soothing and big-bass infused electro-ambient music.  Dauw, a Ghent-based tape label, seeks to ‘create unique […]

PYUR | Oratorio For the UnderworldSubtext Recordings (CD/DL) Enter the PYUR (Sophie Schnell’s) ‘upside-down’ in Oratorio For the Underworld.  If it seems pretentious to summon the ‘oratorio’ title (joining the most popular: Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Handel’s Messiah, and Haydn’s The Creation) there may be, for the listener, an apprehension of grandiose expectations.  However, listeners are in for a contemporary dark-electro […]

Eleh | Living SpaceTouch (CD/DL) Housed in a gorgeous jewel of square packaging that opens to various aquatic shades, this is the latest from Eleh with his first new output on Touch in nine years, though his work has been represented by other fine labels (Important, Line…) over the course of the intervening years. And […]

Toneshift on Mixcloud presents a special edition of its history-defining and defying sub-series Origins: Sonic Women. And there are some fourteen exquisite nuggets to contemplate here. When designing a weekly podcast for our readers to listen to, I felt it necessary to offer some context and background, however diverse, as possible. I dug into the […]

Telefon Tel Aviv | Dreams Are Not EnoughGhostly International (DL/LP/CD) ‘Defiantly spaced-out post-wave…’  ‘Gravelly loops/samples.’  ‘Hydra; downtempo aesthetic.’  ‘Velvety and ghastly vox…’ etc. are some of my notes in reflection from listening to Dreams Are Not Enough.  Even prior to the full-length release, the leader single track a younger version of myself has 22K+ streams […]

Four very different records coming from various corners of the Earth, all out today for your listening pleasure. Each of these bends and prods beyond singular genres in scope and musicality. Unexpected, provocative, and otherwise cerebral, each will take you some place – so people get ready! Out of Berlin, first up is Alessandro Cortini […]

Gnome & Spybey | CollectiveAnt-Zen (DL) This is a compilation of tracks by Tony D’Oporto (Gnome) and Mark Spybey from 2009-2014 working as a duo under the moniker Gnome & Spybey. It has some in common with the moody, wavy synths of Moby’s very contemporary ambient atmospheres, as well as his Voodoo Child alter-ego. The […]