This is the third in our weekly Guestmix series, where a different artist will be featured every Saturday until the end of 2020! This week we welcome British Canadian multimedia artist Jamie Drouin to the program. He also runs Infrequency Editions, a label that is always worth a double take. His focus on soundtracks and […]

loscil | lifelikeFrond (CD/DL) Full of tenderly keyed minimalist melodies, the softly phrased tracks that fill Lifelike by Loscil explore flora, fauna, humanity and earthen structures.  The similes evoke various contemplations, primarily of material subjects.  From the onset, sweeping synths wash out understated electronic rhythms.  There’s just enough beat to hinge the ambiences with subdued […]

Still und Dunkel | AbandonedHallow Ground (LP/CD/DL) From the opening seconds of searing harsh noise rasp like a contact mic applied to a sheet of metal unto cat-claw-on-a-chalkboard effect, through electronic swells and resting in a spell of quick-clicking, Abandoned (English, ‘quiet and dark’) by Still und Dunkel rips through dynamic (d)evolutionary spaces.  I should […]

Cabaret Voltaire | Chance Versus CausalityMute (LP/CD/DL) The official first-time release of Cabaret Voltaire‘s 1979 soundtrack for Chance Versus Causality is finally here. A small excerpt appeared on the phenomenal Sub Rosa compilation An Anthology Of Noise & Electronic Music, Vol. 7 (2013) but this is the whole enchilada, parts 1-7. Mind you, this has […]

Courtis/Moore | 2283Gertrude Tapes (CD/DL) In a collaboration celebrating its first decade, Alan Courtis and Aaron Moore deliver 2283 with the help of Omaha’s Gertrude Tapes. They employ a cavalcade of instruments, toys, objects and devices to deliver this unique ‘things that go bump in the night’ tape. At first it tinkers and squeals lightly, and […]

Illachime Quartet | Soundtrack (for parties on the edge of the void)Solchi Sperimentali Discografici (CD) Illachime Quartet is one of those bands who, always being faithful to their experimental nature, never completely endorse a genre or style and tirelessly crawl through the underground, breathing new life into the creative musical life of southern Italy. Soundtrack […]

Inspector Fogg | S/T Panurus Productions (DL) This is the debut of UK musician/actor Wayne Lancaster as Inspector Fogg (based on his British comedy/horror series). The album is split into ten mostly short tracks (all under five mins), except the opening, Fuyu which runs for seven minutes. From the outset the atmosphere is chill with […]