Three releases that can loosely, and very loosely at that, be said to have ‘a folky’ touch. But, if you expect an all-acoustic affair, or something that is veering towards sad-eyed singer/songwriters, you should probably look for something else than the three albums reviewed here. But then, you’d probably be cutting yourself short because you’d […]

Talk about Fall, new work is dropping quickly and October seems to be warming more than most Autumnal seasons of late, and it shows in a bevy of new releases – several highlighted here. The nineteen new records here are all releasing this week. Alex McKechnie‘s Degrees of Latitude manages to use computer code (C++), […]

Ensemble Neon | Niblock / LambHubro (CD/DL) Ensemble Neon is one of Norway’s leading contemporary music ensembles, active since 2008 and synonymous for extreme quality and fantastic interpretation. In this album, released on Hubro, they perform two pieces expressly commissioned for them to Phill Niblock and Catherine Lamb. The two American composers come up with […]

Building Instruments | Mangelen MinHubro (LP/CD/DL) February 2019 starts with an interesting and unexpected surprise. Mangelen Min, whose loose translation would be as “my lack” – in the sense of “the thing missing in my life” – feels more like what everyone should be missing in the music environment nowadays. We often hear of albums […]

Moon Relay | IMI Hubro (LP/DC/DL) Oslo-based Moon Relay are an experimental rock quartet made up of Daniel Meyer Grønvold, Håvard Volden, Ola Høyer and Christian Næss. and their new release IMI is out on October 19th, so this is a bit of an early peek. And that starts with the thumping #`´`´`´/ — yes […]

Hilde Marie Holsen Lazuli (Hubro; LP/CD/DL) Out this week is the sophomore effort from trumpeting sound sculptor Hilde Marie Holsen on the Norwegian Hubro imprint after 2015’s Ask on the same label. Composition and improvisation of live processed trumpet merge and detract for a resulting experimental record that runs for about thirty-four minutes over four […]