Pascal Savy | Colour Fields Audio.Visuals.Atmosphere. (CS/DL) French artist Pascal Savy drops us into a dense cloud of foggy drones on his new album Colour Fields. This is his second album this year, following Dislocations on the Experimedia label, which plotted a similar route through amorphous drifting sounds. This new collection is released by the […]

Alecsi | 033186 Hotham Sound (CS/DL) Vancouver artist and composer Alecsi‘s (Alexi Baris) 033186 is the 10th tape release from British Columbian imprint Hotham Sound whose been around since 2015. From the ridiculous cherry ‘trees’ made from stalks of broccoli on its cover, you know you are in for something from an alternate reality (which seems popular […]

Francisco Meirino | The Ruins Misanthropic Agenda (CD/DL) Taken from multi-channel recordings that play like waves traveling from right to left cyclically Francisco Meirino opens his latest, The Ruins, with a twerky set of frequencies on Exposition. What sounds like sorting static becomes a vibrating central nervous system. Instructions: “Continuous playback recommended“. In this deeply […]

Håvard Volden | Space Happy SOFA Music (LP/CD/DL) This recording consists of eleven tracks, simply numbered I through XI, one spacier than the next. Space Happy by Oslo-based experimental electric guitarist Håvard Volden is flavored with cosmic dust and syncopated drone. The acoustics are a unique abstract space rock, a nu-musique concrète, rising, falling, drifting. […]

Ipek Gorgun | Ecce Homo Touch (CD/DL) On her third record (released this week), her second with Touch, Turkish electronic/electroacoustic composer Ipek Gorgun explores humanity on Ecce Homo from the inside-out. Currently she’s a doctoral student at the Istanbul Technical University’s Center for Advanced Studies in Music, and I find that making your studies public […]

Olivia Block | 132 Ranks Room40 (CD/DL) I first heard of composer Olivia Block in the early 00’s when she was collaborating with Seth Nehil on the risk-taking Sedimental imprint. In the ensuing years, this here is her thirteenth record on Room40, either solo or collaborative, and her sound has only become more robust than […]

Hilde Marie Holsen Lazuli (Hubro; LP/CD/DL) Out this week is the sophomore effort from trumpeting sound sculptor Hilde Marie Holsen on the Norwegian Hubro imprint after 2015’s Ask on the same label. Composition and improvisation of live processed trumpet merge and detract for a resulting experimental record that runs for about thirty-four minutes over four […]

Chris Parmenidis 8B5C3B++ (Focused Silence; CD/DL) END/END ATMOSPHERE: Released today is this forty-three minute record from Greek producer Chris Parmenidis who creates a slow-moving ambient textured work filled with intense atmosphere. Consisting of the single title track it’s an awe-inspiring look at contemporary sound art and its ability to adapt to the unknowns of technology. […]

False Mirror SIGINT (Malignant; CD/DL) Just out is the first release in eight years from False Mirror (Tobias Hornberger) in the hour plus deeply encoded SIGINT (short for Signals Intelligence) on Maryland-based Malignant Records. Opening with a wall of soft drone, electronic surveillance and an avalanche we are introduced to Perimeter. It’s stylishly cosmic with […]

The Subdermic Morphology (Opal Tapes; CS/DL) On the new tape from The Subdermic (Lilly Phoenix) a half dozen unique new tracks emerge. Her sound is hesitant, emerging on Ballet Of The Sutures at first. The quirky synths seem to pop up and dive like a video game where characters vanish behind panels, doorways, manholes. With […]

Aux Field Square Landscapes (Kotä Records; LP/DL, 8/3/18) Tbilisi-based sound producer Rezo Glonti (aka Aux Field) releases his first LP, second full recording under this moniker after his debut, Imaginable Layers (2015, Umor Rex). Though he’s been recording and releasing (under his own name) since 2010 Glonti decided to write a sound-based love letter to […]

Ross Khmil Suburban Lights (Hellscape Records; CS/DL) Kiev-based Ross Khmil has been twisting knobs and plugging in wires for the last few years, and has delivered a most unusual tape in the form of Suburban Lights. The release includes a half dozen tracks each running on average at about nine minutes, so you get a […]

Pascal Savy Dislocations (Experimedia; CD/DL) The album opens to a sphere of silences and a slow-growing distant harmony on The Slow Cancellation Of The Future. The UK-based French sound sculptor manipulates the time signature in a drone like cotton candy. It’s light, airy, voluminous, and translucent. It’s an emotive substratosphere unencumbered by anything but it’s […]

Jana Irmert Flood (Fabrique Records; CD/DL) Berlin-based intermedia artist Jana Irmert will release her Flood (in three parts) on July 20 via Viennese imprint Fabrique Records. Broken into Pt. 1: standing on breaking ice; Pt. 2: silence on a string + Pt. 3: the sound of the universe spinning this is a bit of a […]

Asmus Tietchens + David Lee Myers Arcs (aufabwegen; CD/DL) Released back in January, we finally caught up with this striking collaboration from veteran sound artists Asmus Tietchens + David Lee Myers. Arcs is an album, a baker’s dozen of numbered tracks (Arcs 01-13) under the same title. This is the duo’s third shared recording (Flussdichte, Disco […]

Montreal-based Parisian Ana Dall’Ara-Majek is releasing her breakout album, Nano-Cosmos on Empreintes DIGITALes (CD/DL). The label has been producing high quality records back to 1990 and often remains coolly under-the-radar often celebrating some of the best French Canadian electroacoustic music work, paralleling anything out there. Dall’Ara-Majek is also one half of the multidisciplinary duo Jane/KIN […]

The latest out on French indie label Elli Records is from Australian Tom Hall, an a/v artist living in Los Angeles. Spectra took two years to record (2015-17) and is released (CD, Cassette, Digital) on June 5th. If you like the Stranger Things theme song, this is in that sci-fi synth soundtrack universe with a […]

From UK-based Cold Spring Records comes the new release by Mayuko Hino (from the band CCCC) titled Lunisolar. It’s two lengthy tracks starting with the crusty drone vs. monastery bells on Fantainhead. It’s like an open circuit mixed with heavy rough winds, a low-fi reverberating buzz and a centering tone of a gong-like bell. 日野繭子 […]

In his second EP on Hyperdub Records here is Doon Kanda (aka Jesse Kanda) with the low-brow soft beats of Luna. In seven short tracks this release is subtly groovy and laidback as heard on the bright and intentionally old school synth sounding title track. It’s fueled by comic simplicity, and hidden Jamaican themes woven […]

Naples native Sonologyst (Raffaele Pezzella) has recorded for labels like PeopleSound, Eighth Tower, Petroglyph Music, Sirona Records and Sillage Intemporell – but this is his first on Cold Spring. Martin Bowes mastered Silencers: The Conspiracy Theory Dossiers which is available on limited edition CD (digipak/booklet) and in digital format via Bandcamp. Ten ambient sci-fi tracks […]

Transportation/Transformation: It’s an aural illusion of sine waves when you first put on this new record from David Lee Myers. Apparitions (digital download from Silent Records) runs about an hour over the course of nine tracks that are at once jarring, and curious (as heard on Phantasm). This eerie disquiet leads a thirsty foraging for […]

Out of Leeds comes Somta, and their sophomore effort, Aarde. The album is available to stream or download via Bandcamp, and I suggest you do. A spacious, non-contrived dark ambient collection of fifteen tracks, each ranging from 42 seconds to 7:03, that have a real street feel that eventually lifts off into the abyss. The […]