Peter Orins | Happened By Accident Circum Disc / Tour de Bras (CD/DL) The bellow of the drums opens like a ritual on Peter Orins‘ Happened By Accident. The recording, based solely on percussive elements, is broken into seven parts, the first six Happened By Accident Part 1-6. Orins utilizes layers of lengthy drone below […]

Exseind | Exseind Orion Network (Floppy Disk/DL) From Chile comes Exseind, the fusion of audio visual experiences between Lars Graugaard, Cristian Gallardo and Ce Pams. It’s a modernized psychedelic jazz engaging in the improvisation style they dub EXperiencia SEnsorial INterDisciplinaria. The five tracks here are a sneaky balance of so many things, and my attempt […]

Dunning & Underwood | The Blow – Volume 5 Front & Follow (CS/DL) Dunning & Underwood‘s wildly interesting addition to The Blow series utilizes the Mammoth Beat Organ, that grinds and delivers a circus like feel as things start to take shape on Song for Chimney Stacks. Designed as “a modular, mechanical music contraption designed […]

Curt Cress | Dschung Tek Music From Memory (12″/DL) A portion of this new EP release was originally issued circa 1991/92 by German drummer Curt Cress (who worked with house fave, Nina Hagen) under the moniker of simply C.C. It also contains three deep cuts from his 1983 solo record Avanti. So since this is […]

MYMK | Garlands Sounds et al (CD/DL) Brazilian native Bruno Sres, as MYMK brings on pure electronic abstraction on Garlands. As if a rainstorm has gone through a tin filter at various velocities and measurements, Mother Dear is an edgy opener that may distract some, but it also clears the air for what comes after. […]

Meglamancha | Silica Staertenbard Records (CS/DL)   Netherlanders Freek Philippi and Marlon Wolterink otherwise known as Meglamancha have delivered their third full-length release in as many years with Silica. Last April we covered Megara, which was a lot more spurious and revved than this one. A year has driven a direction of ominous composure. From […]

Spill | Stereo Corvo Records (LP/DL) Spill is a Berlin duo made up of Magda Mayas (piano) and Tony Buck (percussion) and here are their latest full-length improvisations, Stereo. On this record they lay out two twenty minute plus tracks, Magnetic Island and Sway – one per side. They start with an abstract, sporadic arrangement […]

We Will Fail | Dancing Refined Productions (12″/CD/DL) Released tomorrow from Warsaw’s We Will Fail (Aleksandra Grünholz) and is her latest, Dancing. Nicely mastered by Stefan Betke (aka Pole) the record has the feel of this strange intersection between instrumental pop/rock/techno and some sort of spicy contemporary chamber music. It’s got the beats, but a […]

Katharina Ernst | Extrametric Ventil Records (LP/DL) It’s hard to imagine this is the debut LP by Austrian artist Katharina Ernst as her skill, precision and fluidity as a percussionist is so notable. She’s worked with some of the most distinguished artists working from Christina Kubisch, Ken Vandermark and Martin Siewert who also mixed/mastered this […]

Satoshi Takeishi | Fragments Clang (DL) With a running time of just over thirty-three minutes, this new one by Japanese multi-instrumentalist Satoshi Takeishi has truly stirred-up my weekend listening. Though he’s been recording with various collaborators since 2003, Fragments is only his third solo album over these many years – his previous were Dew Drops […]

Bob Bellerue | Music of Liberation Elevator Bath (2xLP/DL) The double album set, Music of Liberation (edition of 250), was recorded in Portugal in 2016 and is dedicated to Bellerue’s friend and collaborator, Z’EV, who passed away during the final process of making the recording. Toneshift.net also acknowledges the incredible work of Stefan Joel Weisser […]