The 5th Apple by Alina Kalancea

Alina Kalancea | The 5th Apple Störung (2LP/CD) My first impression of Romanian sound artist Alina Kalancea is a double-take. Partly because every image of her visage on the web is partly obscured, even her own site appearing somewhat faceless – but most of all because her sound is more like the essence of perfume than anything else. Though she’s been at it for years this is her debut album. The eight pieces (an additional hour plus work is available in the full set) presented on The 5th Apple are atomized like fine molecules bursting in mid air. It runs … Continue reading The 5th Apple by Alina Kalancea

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A Certain Grief by øjeRum

øjeRum | A Certain Grief Shimmering Moods Records (CD/CS/DL) Danish artist øjeRum (Paw Grabowski) just delivered a delicate and masterful work, available in a few formats via Amsterdam’s Shimmering Moods. Nine tracks, simply separated by Roman numerals that are delightfully airy, melancholic, and dare I say — romantic. The atmosphere is soft and lush, without much edge, the brightness is in moderating pastels. And then there’s the physical release, which includes some assorted handmade details by the collage artist himself – and as I am writing this most have sold out and some have extremely limited quantity remaining. By employing … Continue reading A Certain Grief by øjeRum

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