Espen Sommer Eide | The WavesSOFA (CD/LP) Out on SOFA the new work by the Bergen based Norwegian composer Espen Sommer Eide. This album is the result of a whole year of recordings that took place in Mastricht, NL, together with guest musicians Martin Taxt and Mari Kvien Brunvoll.  Eide is famous for his instruments […]

A HALF DOZEN AT FULL TILT: As September crept into the calendar so slyly this year you’d hardly know it’s nearing Autumn with the endless Texas heat and humidity, though some of this raucous is likely caused by the sounds herein. This batch rounds off some of the records that almost slipped through the cracks, […]

Niklas Adam | Undulate Sofa (CD/DL) Oslo-based multimedia artist Niklas Adam‘s new Undulate is a bit of a head-turner. The ultra-minimal Gestures, Percussion Solo, Jungle reminds me of incidental sounds you might encounter in a instrument or toy factory. With umpteen stops and starts this pops and flails in seconds, then turns to hard silence, […]

Ingar Zach | Floating Layer Cake Sofa (CD/DL) This is Ingar Zach‘s Floating Layer Cake. The disc consists of two lengthy tracks beginning with The Lost Ones, a collab with Canadian string quartet Quatuor Bozzini and others. Low frequency tones fall in the hollows and as slow booming percussion takes steps an alert violin leads […]

Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø + Daniel Lercher + Julie Rokseth Off The Coast (Sofa, LP/CD/DL) A tiny flutter opens the title track of the new recording by this trio blending noise processing (Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø) and software (Daniel Lercher) with harp (Julie Rokseth) and the results are micro manifestations of buzzy reverb and hushed tones. Off […]