Rắn Cạp Đuôi | Degradation Flaming Pines (EP/DL) On June 26, 2019, the now trio Rắn Cạp Đuôi (Phạm Thế Vũ, Đỗ Tấn Sĩ, and Zach Sch) released Degradation. The latest of a discography spanning seven years, the collective has come a long way from both their 2012 maiden solo release, and their 2014 first proper […]

Michael Bentley | Archai The Foundry (CD/DL) The guiding light behind The Foundry, which was quite busy putting out a spectral range of quality recordings in the late 90s and early 00s, has returned. Michael Bentley‘s Archai, from the label runner himself is the imprint’s first since 2006 and is miles from leaving this re-emerging […]

The Nest | 1977 motmot-tapes (CS/DL) Recorded at Zwingli church, Berlin in September 2016 this is The Nest‘s fourth full-length since 2012. The quartet is comprised of Christoph Clöser (saxophone, synthesizer), Tycho Schottelius (turntable, synthesizer, mix), Thomas Mahmoud (field beats, effects & vocals) and Gerald Mandl (bass, effects). 1977 runs for about 28 minutes over […]

Vromb | Noize Mélodia Ant-Zen (CD/DL) On his 10th solo record French Canadian electronic artist Vromb (aka Hugo Girard), delivers his sixth full-length with German imprint Ant-Zen. Here we have a dozen new compositions (compartmentalized to nine on the digital version), made with modular equipment, without presets or adjustments. The atmosphere is intense from the […]

The gilded gates depicted on this record’s cover may/may not be an open invitation. Either side you’re on, the new 2xLP (plus CD/DL) by Swiss-born/London-based composer Christopher Chaplin is in fact, Paradise Lost (Fabrique Records, Vienna). Out June 15, it’s condensed to three tracks (9 to 19 minutes each) starting with the curious I Dread. […]