This past week the shelf was chockful of works that address planetary concerns from the elements to climate change to interplanetary dependence, and those chasms in-between! The first four are full-length efforts and the final two are EPs (a few of these with vocals) which we rarely cover, though I felt it was necessary to […]

Maryam Sirvan | Songs of an Empty Room Past Inside the Present (CD/DL) Warbling dark emissions set the tone on the opening piece, Departure by composer/sound artist Maryam Sirvan. Songs of an Empty Room is her sophomore effort after last year’s debut, Untamed Terror (The Committeee For Sonic Research). As a rather newer artist to […]

扎克 | 扎克 Past Inside the Present (CD/DL)   The debut self-titled 扎克 comes in a limited edition of only one hundred tapes. These four tracks (that roughly translates to ‘Zach‘) are separated into vignettes, running about forty minutes and contain evocative drone work, from the faint abyss to luminous, jettisoning abandon. Radiance purrs of […]

Lauver | Celestial Bodies Past Inside the Present (DL) The latest EP from Lauver (Joel David Lauver) runs for about twenty-three minutes over four diffusive tracks, produced in the American South. Opening with the drifting Orion Nebula, an infusion of pure nirvana that flows like silk in layered softness from end to end. On its […]