Matthijs Kouw & Radboud Mens | 2 Moving Furniture Records (LP/DL) In follow-up to 2017’s 1 here are composers Matthijs Kouw & Radboud Mens continuing their journey as a duo with 2 which includes two alphabetic twenty minute long tracks. The tones are low and minimal on C, the first half opener. Well it’s actually […]

Richard Youngs/Frans de Waard/Peter Johan NÿlandOnder/Stroom | Moving Furniture Records (LP/DL) The title of this collaborative album means “sans electricity”, and refers to a series of performances that were staged without any electronic instruments.  When this spate of events ended, the three artists on this record decided to go the opposite direction and use everything […]

THE TONESHIFT TOP THREE: Though we managed to crank out more than four-hundred reviews in 2018, there were certain releases that broke the highest of expectations, or came in from left field here at Toneshift headquarters. Instead of another boring Top 10 list we decided to be extremely shrewd in our curation and pare down […]

Fean | Fean Moving Furniture Records (CD/DL) The collective of seven came together as an artist-in-residence project in a church in the Frysian village, Katlyk. The collaboration resulted in an amorphous sound that ranges from squeaky noise to echo chambers filled with vocal murmurs, and so much in between. The players behind these nine tracks […]

Jos Smolders | Spaces Moving Furniture Records (2xCD/DL) The premise for this set of recordings is one I can get behind, the elusive open halls and passages of architecture, specifically museums. Being one who has been in my fair share, shown there, and wondered about the contents, the curation, the sense of remove between the […]

Orphax | Saxophone Studies Moving Furniture Records (LP/CD/DL) Released in a week’s time comes a recording years in the making from Amsterdam’s Orphax (Sietse van Erve). Saxophone Studies consists of two lengthy electronic compositions (titled after the sax players’ initials) that are minimal and atmospheric – but the type where you may want to secure […]

BJ Nilsen Focus Intensity Power (Moving Furniture Records; LP/DL) Released in a limited edition of 300 via vinyl on August 24, the latest from BJ Nilsen, the Swedish sound artist and field recordist based in Amsterdam, harnesses a powerful new sound. Opening with the fifteen minute Beam Finder, a wavering sound field emerges. This is […]

Ilia Belorukov Nobody Ever Escaped From There (Moving Furniture Records; CD/DL) Saint-Petersburg-based musician Belorukov begins Nobody Ever Escaped From There with a moderately low reverb pulse on At His Side Was Someone, the first of four long tracks. He often plays sax, but here we have a sparse electro-acoustic-only minimal work that’s more like a […]

OFF THE BEATEN TRACK: One of the latest on Moving Furniture Records is the multi-layered collection of field recordings by Cinema Perdu (Martijn Pieck), Amsterdam CS (short for Central Station), where this was recorded at several access points. The six tracks are only titled with their running time, which leads further mystery to an already […]

A single track running for 39 minutes begins in ambient silences and plumes of drone suddenly reversing course in two minutes to a percussive noise machine. Bold, brash the boom crushes in this new release (4/30 official) on Moving Furniture Records (LP/CD/CS/DL) with Tartarus Records presented by the collaborative Dutch duo (trio, really) of Machinefabriek […]