There’s a chill in the air… Jason Lamoreaux (aka The Corrupting Sea) and company have begun a quasi re-vamp on the Somewherecold imprint that was born back in 2005, based in the American South. This year, alone, they have already released eight new recordings, and here we focus on two of the latest by the […]

Xavier Charles & Jacques Di Donato Ilex (Protagoniste; CD/DL) This is the clarinet duo of Xavier Charles and Jacques Di Donato (with addtl helicopter + lawnmower for good measure) and Ilex is a collection of fourteen tracks all under six minutes or so. Moreso than most instruments I can appreciate wind instruments for the apparatus and […]

Luca Sigurtà & Sergio Sorrentino Naked Brunch (Flag Day Recordings; CD/DL) Released tomorrow Naked Brunch brings together the Italian duo of guitarist Sergio Sorrentino and electronic artist Luca Sigurtà. The two have added tapes and loops to their mix and this half dozen tracks are a unique blend of breathy atmosphere and sizzling surprise. You […]

Brussels-based composer Christina Vantzou has been releasing solo work since 2011, and N°4, like her previous efforts is now out on Kranky. It’s an instant ethereal mix of gem-like tones and heavy vibrating strings in the transition between Percussion In Nonspace and At Dawn. Most of the eleven tracks encapsulated here are around five minutes […]