Alexandra Spence | Waking, She Heard The Fluttering Room40 (CD/DL) Begin, the intro here is based on a simple bent in frequency that flows right into Bodies in Place. Flowing watery sounds, breathy vocal treatments, and intricately elusive field recordings all meld organically together like a gorgeous soup. This hums with tiny actions and broken […]

Syntax | CurrentKasuga Records (SD/DL) The Berlin electronica label Kasuga shares a similar aesthetic, both musically and visually, with the likes of Raster-Noton.  Austere, minimal electronic sounds are packaged in equally stark graphic design. Their in-house sound is one of reduction and glitched-out grooves, and Syntax’s new release is no exception.  “Current” is the new […]

Ensemble d’oscillateurs | 4 Compositions Line (DL) Under the artistic direction of Nicolas Bernier the Montréal-based Ensemble d’oscillateurs delivers some compelling sonic sinewaves. On États altérés the lows are so sunken it makes the floor quake a little. This work, composed by Xavier Ménard (2017), it reminds me of dial-up tones for internet access that […]