France Jobin | Intrication No. (CD/DL) A stalwart of the microsound scene, France Jobin releases her 9th album on the No. label. Despite her previous association with the most lowercase of sounds, this album sees the Montreal-based artist expand her sound palette considerably. These tracks are noticeably fuller in scale and scope, allowing Jobin to […]

Monique Jean | Troubles empreintes DIGITALes (CD/DL) Montréal-based composer Monique Jean offers two works on Troubles: T.A.G. (2013) and Out of Joint (2009). This is her third full-length effort with Canadian imprint empreintes DIGITALes, was mastered by Christian Bouchard. Let’s get started with T.A.G. – or (trottoir, asphalte, goudron: sidewalk, asphalt, tar), watch your step […]

Ensemble d’oscillateurs | 4 Compositions Line (DL) Under the artistic direction of Nicolas Bernier the Montréal-based Ensemble d’oscillateurs delivers some compelling sonic sinewaves. On États altérés the lows are so sunken it makes the floor quake a little. This work, composed by Xavier Ménard (2017), it reminds me of dial-up tones for internet access that […]

Vromb | Noize Mélodia Ant-Zen (CD/DL) On his 10th solo record French Canadian electronic artist Vromb (aka Hugo Girard), delivers his sixth full-length with German imprint Ant-Zen. Here we have a dozen new compositions (compartmentalized to nine on the digital version), made with modular equipment, without presets or adjustments. The atmosphere is intense from the […]