Yair Etziony | Ensemble (False Industries: CS/DL)Shasta Cults | Shasta Cults (Important Records: LP/DL) It’s always one of my favorite opportunities to follow-up on an artist’s work who I have heard somewhat recently to find any new motivations in their trajectory. Last year I reviewed Yair Etziony‘s Albion Remixes which I particularly enjoyed for its […]

A duo of November releases show the strong and distinct presence by two interesting women who bring something new to the international experimental music circuit.  The contributions herein addressed a diverse range from white-noise to trance-ambient and favor longer form tracks. Their spectrum runs from linear to repetitious in noteworthy serenity; electronic and highly processed […]

This week’s podcast delves mostly into the non-rhythmic, formless field of sound including nine recent (and upcoming) works by: salt (Ant-Zen), Qwerteest (Unexplained Sounds Group), Yan Hart-Lemonnier (Adaadat Records), Ross Goldstein (Birdwatcher Records), Irena Z. Tomažin (Sploh), Mare di Dirac (GH Records), Jonathan Higgins (Fractal Meat Cuts), Shasta Cults (Important Records) and The Metaphysical Box […]

Eliane Radigue | Chry-PtusImportant Records (2xLP) Important Records adds a new release to the ever-growing collection of reissues of historically relevant electroacoustic music works. After a wide release of reissues of works by Pauline Oliveros and Alvin Lucier, the last publication by the American label presents the first work of the French composer and drone […]

Shasta Cults | ConfigurationsImportant Records (CD/DL) Electric frequencies as tones, tones as some hypnotic sorcery, Configurations is seriously plugged-in, swelling, buchla drone. This record marks the end of the first decade of intermittent work released from Shasta Cults (Canadian synthesizer tech Richard Smith). Part of this reminds me of slow moving clouds parting to make […]

It’s that time of the year when everything seems at a snail’s pace, in slow-motion, allowance for the Sun to nourish and ravage the Earth. While this phenomenon continues to baffle scientists the world over, I intend on making my way through a handful of releases worthy of some cross-examination, and your ear. Though we […]