Soundwalk Collective | What We Leave Behind: Jean-Luc Godard Archives mAtter (DVD+CS/DL) This is quite an elaborate a/v project by Japan’s mAtter, taking on one of French New Wave cinema’s most important voices, Jean-Luc Godard. This is a collaboration between NYC’s Soundwalk Collective, the Jean-Luc Godard Archives, Radio France Culture, Deutschlandradio and filmmaker Stephan Crasneanscki […]

Cloud Diameter | Cloud Diameter self-released (DL) The electronics quicken and slow, almost in the way an automated arcade game jolts out sudden flashes when you’ve hit the target, along with embedded partial voice effects. This is the debut of UK-based sound artist Cloud Diameter and of the several handsful of self-releases regularly circulating, take […]

Voin Oruwu | Etudes From A Starship Kvitnu (CD/DL) As Titan opens there’s a spacey shimmer in the sweet theme emerging. A clear, bright journey has been launched by Kiev-based Voin Oruwu (Dmitriy Avksentiev). Between the tones and the gorgeous Mars-like surface textures of the brick-colored coverart (paintings courtesy Dmytro Fedorenko) this is a melodic […]

IIVII | Obsidian EP Consouling Sounds (CD/DL) Josh Graham is IIVII and his latest effort is this elegant Obsidian EP which deconstructs the behind-the-scenes documentary, Mother! The Downward Spiral, offering a deeply atmospheric take on a cinematic soundtrack. From the pensive opening of Octagone the listener will be quickly lost in the labyrinth of stylish […]

Chrome Sparks | Be On Fire Counter Records (DL/Stream) The new EP from Brooklyn’s Chrome Sparks (Jeremy Malvin) nicely crosses genres with ease, there are hints of abstraction, awkward beats, minimal techno, hip-hop with samples and effects galore. It’s a true pastiche of style that has ‘essence eau hipster’ written all over it – saturated […]

Releasing in one month’s time is the latest, a deluxe double vinyl set of work by Mexican electronic sound artist Murcof (aka Fernando Corona). This time around he’s collaborating with multimedia artist Patrick Bernatchez with a soundtrack for his film, which judging by the short preview reels looks quite spectacular. Of Corona’s many releases since […]

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 […]

Jodie Lowther & A.R.C. Soundtracks The Blow Volume 4 (Front & Follow; CS/DL) SPLIT/TAPE (not personality): As partly heard on yesterday’s radio podcast, transmitted from Italy, via the collaboration of Toneshift.net x Uncertain Sounds, here we have a review, in full, of the latest split tape from Jodie Lowther & A.R.C. Soundtracks, The Blow Volume […]

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 […]

OFF THE BEATEN TRACK: One of the latest on Moving Furniture Records is the multi-layered collection of field recordings by Cinema Perdu (Martijn Pieck), Amsterdam CS (short for Central Station), where this was recorded at several access points. The six tracks are only titled with their running time, which leads further mystery to an already […]