Francisco Meirino | The Ruins Misanthropic Agenda (CD/DL) Taken from multi-channel recordings that play like waves traveling from right to left cyclically Francisco Meirino opens his latest, The Ruins, with a twerky set of frequencies on Exposition. What sounds like sorting static becomes a vibrating central nervous system. Instructions: “Continuous playback recommended“. In this deeply […]

Juan José Calarco | espectro Impulsive Habitat (DL) Argentinian field recordist Juan José Calarco has just released his fifth full length solo recording since 2007 under the title espectro via netlabel Impulsive Habit. If you don’t know them, I highly recommend checking this South American collective out here. The title translates to ‘spectrum’ although from […]

  Andrea Neumann + Mads Emil Nielsen | Refound Arbitrary (10″/DL) Here are two accomplished and interesting artists, Andrea Neumann (Germany) + Mads Emil Nielsen (Denmark), collaborating (since 2014) on a new surprising 10″ on Nielsen’s Arbitrary imprint. This recording was already on my review list when along came the new Sichten 1 compilation on […]

Various Artists | Tranquility Variations Matter (CS/DL) Releasing tomorrow from independent Japanese imprint mAtter is an interesting collaborative work mixed by Yukitomo Hamasaki which fuses sixteen pieces into one. This marks the Tokyo-based label’s tenth anniversary, and their interests have always aligned with my own, art, sound + architecture. Aside from Hamasaki this recording includes […]

Thomas Ankersmit | Homage To Dick Raaijmakers Shelter Press (LP/CD/DL) Based between Berlin and Amsterdam Ankersmit is a composer inspired here by the 1960’s work by Dutch electronic/tape-based musician/composer Dick Raaijmakers (1930-2013).  Created for Serge synthesizer he’s channeling the natural elements of weather systems in this thirty-five minute singular work. Instantly its an experimental world […]

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 […]

Kajsa Lindgren | Distorted Worlds | Hyperdelia (DL) w/Felicia Atkinson, David Granström, Stefan Helmreich/Eva Hayward, Teresa Winter Stockholm’s avant composer and field recordist lets out something of an extension of her recent ‘aquasonic’ Womb release which we covered here. This quasi remix EP includes four tracks, each taking off from this vantage point, and deriving their […]

Sonae | Wearing Black Remixes Monika Enterprise (DL) The four-track Wearing Black Remixes EP follows Sonae‘s dreamily experimental electronic full-length I Started Wearing Black released earlier this year, in follow-up to her 2015 debut, Far Away Is Just Around The Corner. On these four pieces the Cologne-based sound-bender has invited four interesting artists, Lucrecia Dalt, Electric […]

Jamie Drouin Paysage (Infrequency Editions; CD/DL) Being a lover of the ‘exquisite corpse’ approach of piecing together any creative form, I was delighted to see this noted in the release materials. The latest from the bounty of lavish Victoria BC is Jamie Drouin‘s forty-one minute work, Paysage, which was recorded between 2005 – 2009 using […]

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 […]

Jeph Jerman Imbrication (Unfathomless; CD/DL) The latest from Arizonian Jeph Jerman comes in three formats, you can download this on Bandcamp, or you collect wither the hand-numbered standard edition CD or the special edition CD which comes in a neat cardboard packing – only 50 of these, and each one slightly different. The title infers […]

It’s always a good day when I have the opportunity to listen to and review a fellow interdisciplinary artist. And here we have Portuguese experimenter Vitor Joaquim and his ninth solo effort, the self-released Impermanence (USB & DL) out on June 7. There’s a lot going on here, so listen closely. Being both a multi-instrumentalist […]