Nathan Moody & HHNOI | Future Rituals Modularfield (CS/DL) An exciting tape split has just surfaced by California sound artist/designer Nathan Moody (whose recent Heliopause we loved) and German ambient sound-shaper HHNOI (Marco Petracca) for which this serves as an introduction to his work. Moody’s work covers side one, a bubbly soft minimal synth faces-off […]

Kölsch | Fabric presents Kölsch Fabric (2xLP/CD) This is the fourth full-length from Danish artist Kölsch (Rune Reilly Kølsch) who’s been recording for just about a decade now. And this sounds as fresh, if not fresher, than his debut way back then. Opening on US1873 with a slow tribal beat, I’m excited as this teases […]

Vague Voices | Гробник Amek Collective (CS/DL) This tape wastes no time to inhabit the space, filling up the room with smouldering drone and suspense. Vague Voices are Bulgarian sound artists Stefan Bachvarov (Cyberian) and Angel Simitchiev (Mytrip) and this is the duo’s debut full-length recording via Amek. The collection of ten tracks is immediately […]

Munchies On Flowers | self-titled Switch Music Recordings (LP/DL) Riccardo Gorone has established a new solo aka as Munchies On Flowers. The self-titled record (released 2/18) is, as he stipulated, “non-methodical music”. So let’s dive into experience a deeper listen to try to better discover the underlying meaning and nuances here. Some static hiss, and […]

Philip Sulidae | Petrification and Strife Hemisphäre の空虚 (CS/DL) Australian composer Philip Sulidae has released a delicate minimal work titled  Petrification and Strife, encompassing two lengthy pieces for the imprint he manages, Hemisphäre の空虚.  Like other label releases, the simplicity is in pure black and white, like the uncomplicated cover art that spells out its […]

Chris Carter | Box Set – Miscellany Mute (6xLP/4xCD w/booklet) Just in time for the gift-giving season, out on December 14th is a very unique retrospective look back to the solo work of ex-Throbbing Gristle member Chris Carter. The fat set, Miscellany, includes previously unreleased work dating back to as early as 1973! Check out […]

We Will Fail | Dancing Refined Productions (12″/CD/DL) Released tomorrow from Warsaw’s We Will Fail (Aleksandra Grünholz) and is her latest, Dancing. Nicely mastered by Stefan Betke (aka Pole) the record has the feel of this strange intersection between instrumental pop/rock/techno and some sort of spicy contemporary chamber music. It’s got the beats, but a […]

Zavoloka | Promeni Kvitnu (CD/DL) In Ukranian Promeni translates to ‘rays’ and that is what beams from the first chords of the title track of the latest recording from sound artist Zavoloka (Kateryna Zavoloka). From Kyiv but based in Vienna her wavy rhythm here takes an expansive shape that is formatted fully forward. It’s a […]

Lawrence | Illusion Dial (2xLP/CD) Out this week is the eighth full-length recording since 2002 from Berlin’s Lawrence (Peter M. Kersten) – here appearing on Dial for the first time since 2013, the label he helped co-found back in Y2K. Illusion is saturated in bubbly, fun sonic electronics. The cover art by Robin Bruch, with […]

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 […]

Steve Hauschildt | Dissolvi Ghostly International (LP/CD/DL) Steve Hauschildt, the former member of the now defunct Emeralds, returns with his sixth full-length and first on Ghostly in multi-formats. Dissolvi delves into new physically textured turf with funky ambient blooms that thump and burst throughout. In that light this record delivers on a newly found signature sound […]

On the Vai e Vem album (Care Of Editions) by Geneva’s Tresque (12″/DL) we start with a stunted beat that is more like a broken tape spool. Tre Cavalli stays in a centered zone with minor beats being slightly augmented, like a dance track that never gets off the ground. The pulse is low and […]