Interview with Fabio Perletta of 901 Editions

We are talking with Italian sound/installation artist Fabio Perletta today. Aside from his own work he is also an active curator and label runner for the now defunct Farmacia901 and the upcoming launch, now on Kickstarter (18 Days Left), of 901 Editions. It’s an exciting prospect, to launch a completely new imprint, and Perletta does it with a keen eye on diverse international makers. We talked about the launch, his work and more. Toneshift/TJ Norris: Hello Fabio, how are things where you are right now? Speaking of which, where is that, Berlin? And where are you originally from? Fabio Perletta: … Continue reading Interview with Fabio Perletta of 901 Editions

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Space Happy by Håvard Volden

Håvard Volden | Space Happy SOFA Music (LP/CD/DL) This recording consists of eleven tracks, simply numbered I through XI, one spacier than the next. Space Happy by Oslo-based experimental electric guitarist Håvard Volden is flavored with cosmic dust and syncopated drone. The acoustics are a unique abstract space rock, a nu-musique concrète, rising, falling, drifting. The effects are a raw collage mix, soft pockets of quiet space, hazy jazz interludes, announcer-like voiceovers, and lots of planetary plotting into the bliss of the unknown.  Though he’s been recording since in and around 2009, this is actually his first solo record which … Continue reading Space Happy by Håvard Volden

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Refound by Andrea Neumann x Mads Emil Nielsen

  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 Raster which we covered here – Nielsen’s contributions were the definitive standouts for me in this otherwise stellar collection. Neumann has been one of the most consummate collaborators since the early 00’s and her contributions to  In Case Of Fire Take The Stairs (w/Kaffe Matthews … Continue reading Refound by Andrea Neumann x Mads Emil Nielsen

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In Love With The Extreme by Saturn And The Sun

Saturn And The Sun | In Love With The Extreme iDEAL (12″/DL) Though this is listed as a twelve-inch (edition of 300) and it clocks in at about thirty-eight minutes — which would be a credible LP for any classic record. That said, incoming are Swedish sound duo Saturn and the Sun is Joachim Nordwall and Henrik Rylander and In Love With The Extreme was  recorded in 2017, expertly broken into four parts which begin with the vibrating melody of Cross The Line. With its dense bass lows and ghostly minimal effects its like riding a drone wave. The nominal shifts … Continue reading In Love With The Extreme by Saturn And The Sun

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Microark by Syntax / 50HZ by Minim

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 thirteen tracks, three of which are remixes, and because this is only available on CD you can check out the above video for an a/v sneak peek. Syntax starts the first half of the album with the oscillating Satellite. It’s minimal tone and steady beat … Continue reading Microark by Syntax / 50HZ by Minim

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A Sneak Preview of Murcof’s Lost In Time

Releasing in one month’s time is the latest, a deluxe double vinyl set of work by Mexican electronic sound artist Murcof (aka Fernando Corona). This time around he’s collaborating with multimedia artist Patrick Bernatchez with a soundtrack for his film, which judging by the short preview reels looks quite spectacular. Of Corona’s many releases since 2002 he’s blended his own fusion between ambient with chamber music, granular synthesis, microsound and neo-classical. If you haven’t listened to either Cosmos (2007) of Martes (2002) among others, you are truly missing out on a whole other world of music. He’s one of the … Continue reading A Sneak Preview of Murcof’s Lost In Time

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Sustain by Joaquín Gutiérrez Hadid

Joaquín Gutiérrez Hadid Sustain (Line; DL) This three track full length by Argentine artist Joaquín Gutiérrez Hadid will be out on August 30th. It’s quite invisible at first, but el dorado slowly opens with a wee twinkle of electronic shimmer and a few pops. Clocking in with a running time of nearly twenty minutes the minimal work shakes to and fro like a dna sample being sequenced. The impenetrable atmosphere might be mistaken for sampling the near invisible wings of a hummingbird in flight. The teeny rat-a-tat comes off like the dichotomy between a mechanical signal and cicada hatching. This … Continue reading Sustain by Joaquín Gutiérrez Hadid

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