Lorem | Adversial FeelingsUndisclosed Recipient / Krisis Publishing (BK/SD) There is something really quite unpleasant about ‘Adversial Feelings’, an album that invokes a feeling of digital sickness, a fashionable but misguided vapour-wave hell. Lorem has concocted the sonic equivalent of watching The Lawnmower Man on an endless loop, replete with the same fascinating but appallingly […]

Syntax | CurrentKasuga Records (SD/DL) The Berlin electronica label Kasuga shares a similar aesthetic, both musically and visually, with the likes of Raster-Noton.  Austere, minimal electronic sounds are packaged in equally stark graphic design. Their in-house sound is one of reduction and glitched-out grooves, and Syntax’s new release is no exception.  “Current” is the new […]

Carsten Boer/Precocious Mouse | Basalt threadneedle community (DL) DIG THIS!: Basalt is a split record by Precocious Mouse and Carsten Boer, each contributing two live session tracks of differing experimental and glitchtech styles. There is a physical release associated for the first twenty who purchase the digital file via Bandcamp. Though the recording is sequenced intermittently […]

Me, Claudius | Good Diz, Bad Bird Bezirk (CS/DL) In an edition of forty tapes a new UK label offers its interesting wares in the form of abstract piano and other non-confirmative sound effects. The tape opens with the title track, Good Diz, Bad Bird. Opening with false start piano chords I realize this with not […]

Kotra | Freigeist Kvitnu (LP/CD/DL) The record opens with the writhing waves of The Capital Of Death – Contorted City — this is Kotra‘s new album Freigeist. Dmytro Fedorenko, the Vienna-based Ukranian artist/producer who co-runs the fantastic Kvitnu label has been bending sounds like these since the early 90’s – but here he’s on to […]

top/left: End Family Separation – Fuzzy Panda Recording Company top/right: Anthology of Electroacoustic Lebanese Music – Unexplained Sounds btm/left: Earthen – Cold Spring btm/right: Sichten 1 – Raster Music   Though we do not review compilations but extremely rarely, there is no denying that some which are floating in the most random air space call […]

Syntax | Microark + Minim | 50 HZ (split release) Yatra Arts (CD) This release comes from two Romanian artists here sharing a split release, Syntax (Laurian Bardos) and Minim (Diana Dulgheru), on Canadian imprint Yatra Arts. This will most definitely appeal to fans of minimal techno glitch, Raster-Noton and other like labels. Included are […]

Claudio Parodi Right Error (Migro Records; DL/USB ‘Circuit Board’ CD) Housed inside a simple clear CD jewel case is an edition of only 100, it’s Claudio Parodi‘s Right Error on a USB that’s hidden inside a CD designed by Vincent Oliver to look like a circuit board. The design is a spectacularly sly innovative deceptive […]

precocious mouse Virginia Creeper (Threadneedle Community) BROKEN BEATS IN REVERSE: Just out digitally this week is the latest from Londoner precocious mouse (Caleb Wood), the second full-length since 2010 entitled Virginia Creeper. Opening with PGC/032673, this is deep and atmospheric, the heady and granular stuff that aural dreams are made of. I’m excited as this […]

After several collaborations, Italian duo OZmotic is perched to release their sophomore effort, Elusive Balance (Touch; CD/DL) on July 6. The recording is comprised of seven tracks, all under eight minutes which they describe: “explores the relationship between humans and nature, as well as the search for balance between these two great entities.” This being […]