Cut A Lonely Figure | In Sea, In Circles, In Concretepan y rosas discos (DL) The simplicity of chorus-effected guitar in the fading-in ripple that commences In Sea, In Circles, In Concrete by Cut A Lonely Figure after several measures is readily joined by a stereo-panning noise loop.  The four note walk-down and pop of […]

loscil | lifelikeFrond (CD/DL) Full of tenderly keyed minimalist melodies, the softly phrased tracks that fill Lifelike by Loscil explore flora, fauna, humanity and earthen structures.  The similes evoke various contemplations, primarily of material subjects.  From the onset, sweeping synths wash out understated electronic rhythms.  There’s just enough beat to hinge the ambiences with subdued […]

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 […]

Grisha Shakhnes | Being ThereUnfathomless (CD/DL) Recorded in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel the new recording from Grisha Shakhnes is uniquely set apart from other field recordings in that it is that of both indoor and outdoor sounds, contained and free. These sounds penetrate through personal space and were sometimes incidental. Shakhnes explains his making of Being […]

mHz | FormKasuga Records (SD/DL) NZ-based Iranian sound/installation artist Mo H. Zareei, here as mHz, brings a new album (via SD card) with Form. To prepare for this I warmed with an opening act of some of Chic’s greatest funk jams. Now that I am loose, it’s time to tune in wide and focused. Of […]

Coatic Sequence | Coatic PlatesFractal Meat (CS/DL) Coatic Sequence, a Manchester-based collaborative a/v duo of Darren Adcock and Tasha Whittle has just released Coatic Plates on the experimental imprint Fractal Meat. To create their tape the two built their own modular synthesizer that they lovingly refer to as Glen. Somehow the way in which they […]

Six Microphones (Robert Gerard Pietrusko) | Six MicrophonesLine/Counter Audition (DL/2xLP) Six Microphones is being co-released on Line (download) and on double milky white vinyl via Counter Audition. Massachusetts-based landscape architecture professor and composer Robert Gerard Pietrusko has created something of an anomaly of feedback for installation and it’s quite unique in terms of its minimalist […]