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 […]

Jacob Kirkegaard | Black Metal Square Important Records (LP) Based on the sculptural installation, Black Metal Square (2015), these three pieces are the latest work by field recordist and sound ‘alchemist’ Jacob Kirkegaard. This is a limited edition of one hundred copies. “The installation refers to Kazimir Malevich’s famous painting Black Square (made one hundred […]

Rosalind Hall | Drift Cassauna/IMPREC (CS/DL) Australian musician and composer Rosalind Hall‘s newest tape is called Drift (mastered by Alan F Jones/Laminal Audio) including three microtonal compositions of sax reverberations, synths and field recordings.  On Burden (part of the Avant Whatever festival in Melbourne, 2016) she offers a submerged atmosphere. It is a gray space, […]

Pauline Oliveros | Reverberations 1 Important Records (LP) It is always hard to speak the right words when it comes to talk about classics. The work of Pauline Oliveros has been seminal for the experience of every composer, listener or simple aficionado who put their interest in electroacoustic music. Being part of that new group […]