Interview with Gary Mundy

Gary Mundy is unique among ‘alternative’ musicians who have served the test of time and has continued making hard-edged experimental music since the early 1980s and I am glad to have the opportunity to get some insight to the man behind many projects, including his latest (ongoing) work under the moniker Kleistwahr. The multi-instrumentalist took the opportunity to share his ideas on the taboo subjects of politics, religion and power electronics in progress. Here’s what we talked about…. TJ Norris/Toneshift: It’s a pleasure to have a chance to catch up with you! Whereabouts in the UK are you located? Gary … Continue reading Interview with Gary Mundy

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Chapel In The Pines by Eugene S. Robinson & Philippe Petit

Eugene S. Robinson & Philippe Petit | Chapel In The Pines Lumberton Trading Company (CD/DL) Chapel In The Pines is the third album that Eugene S. Robinson & Philippe Petit have collaborated on as a duo in the past seven years, this one appears on Krakow-based imprint Lumberton Trading Company (via Fourth Dimension Records). The five tracks come housed in a digipak wth art designed by Amen. Religion, in a general sense, doesn’t play into electronic music too often, but when it does, like here, it can have a resounding impact. On Augur, the jangling guitar and effects (John 3:16; Petit), … Continue reading Chapel In The Pines by Eugene S. Robinson & Philippe Petit

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Void Axis by Map 71

Map 71 | Void Axis Fourth Dimension Records/Foolproof Projects (CD/DL) Brighton duo Lisa Jayne and Andy Pyne known as Map 71 is one of those obscure gems that falls between experimental electronics and old school new wave/spoken word, and again I am breaking the rules outside of exclusive instrumental here. Void Axis is their sixth recording since 2014, so they’ve been quite busy. It’s got more in common with Flying Lizards, Was (Not Was) and David Van Tieghem than with popular music, and like edgier sounds like those from lesser known November Group and even some sideline Exene Cervenka. But … Continue reading Void Axis by Map 71

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