There Is A Home by Cæcilie Overgaard

Cæcilie Overgaard | There Is A Home Clang (DL) Out tomorrow is the latest from Danish electroacoustic composer, Cæcilie Overgaard. The work is somewhat austere, opening with a crackling icy sound and other vibrations. On a few tracks you will hear additional trumpet by Tim Ewé and vocal by Mathias Hammerstrøm. Mic Test One balances the crusty thin ice with the harmonic tones of a wavy synth. The whole recording has a running time of thirty-three minutes, a perfect introduction, and her second full-length after Lydbølgen af hjerteslag back in 2015. I like her assertive electronica, especially on the title … Continue reading There Is A Home by Cæcilie Overgaard

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We Can Never Go Home by Styrofoam

Styrofoam | We Can Never Go Home Sound In Silence (CDR/DL) Out on Grecian label Sound In Silence is the latest from Belgian electronic artist Styrofoam (Arne Van Petegem), his first release in eight years, We Can Never Go Home.  These eight new tracks kickstart with the softened videogame vibes of Fully Present. It’s a multicolored world allowing in some crunchy half beats to balance the drippy synths. Van Petegem uses bright tones in a style similar to some latter day Tangerine Dream. It Isn’t Real So It Doesn’t Count has got this allure that straddles retro 80s commercial electronica … Continue reading We Can Never Go Home by Styrofoam

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ÄÄNET by I-LP-ON

I-LP-ON | ÄÄNET Editions Mego (LP/DL) Rhythmic, minimal and austere, this I-LP-ON is a fitting tribute to the memory of the late Mika Vainio by his Pan Sonic partner Ilpo Väisänen. On this new release for Editions Mego, Väisänen takes inspiration from his experiences with the legendary outfit he and Vainio worked in for over twenty years. A wide array of musical styles has been distilled into a rough and ready collection that pulses with analog drum machines, hissing noise, ambient atmospheres and a heady dub sensibility. Added to that are field recordings made while on Pan Sonic’s 2000 world … Continue reading ÄÄNET by I-LP-ON

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Container by Shoeg

Shoeg | Container Orange Milk Records (CS/DL) Barcelona-based artist Shoeg (Carlos Martorell) has recently released Container through Orange Milk Records. The tape is broken into two lengthy tracks, or sides – Movement 1-17 and Movement 18-25 respectively. At first its glitchy, rounded with tactile electronic signals that slowly pour outward and meander like a lost machine trapsing through the retro debris of 70’s progressive electronica. The whole vibe has a bit of a tilt factor. It’s curious, fun/ny and bright/bold. There are underpinnings of gaming sounds, but it is a fluid affair, nothing like a strait sample, just an impression. … Continue reading Container by Shoeg

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Panchasila (Self-Titled)

Panchasila Panchasila (Discrepant; CS/DL) The Argentinian duo of Juan José Calarco and Guillermo M. Cerredo make up Panchasila whose new tape (ed of 150) on the Discrepant imprint is am ambient force that breaks new ground. They had an earlier EP, Pallqa (Test Tube, 2014), though this is their official full length debut featuring themes of Bollywood as well as dub sounds of Cumbia and Indonesia. If you are looking for an immersive recording that employs intensive atmospheres with a tropical space age feel look no further. The opener Canción de la Emperatriz is a whispery mix of tiny beeps, crickets, … Continue reading Panchasila (Self-Titled)

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