Empty Gesture by Of Habit & Dane Law

Of Habit & Dane Law | Empty Gesture Opal Tapes (CS/DL) The very first tape from Of Habit & Dane Law (Gary Myles, Adam Parkinson) opens with the title track. It’s a gradually layered, immersive track that pairs synthetic frequencies with a whole host of chirpy, animated and granular effects. Sinewaves meet lock-grooves and it’s a micronoise overload. A voice (Parkinson) records the routine process on Supernatural Ability. The abstract beat loops over and around itself somewhat drunkenly, feeding right into For Memory where the speaker continues to lucidly recall looking down a mysterious cragged hole, caught up in a … Continue reading Empty Gesture by Of Habit & Dane Law

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Chapel In The Pines by Eugene S. Robinson & Philippe Petit

Eugene S. Robinson & Philippe Petit | Chapel In The Pines Lumberton Trading Company (CD/DL) Chapel In The Pines is the third album that Eugene S. Robinson & Philippe Petit have collaborated on as a duo in the past seven years, this one appears on Krakow-based imprint Lumberton Trading Company (via Fourth Dimension Records). The five tracks come housed in a digipak wth art designed by Amen. Religion, in a general sense, doesn’t play into electronic music too often, but when it does, like here, it can have a resounding impact. On Augur, the jangling guitar and effects (John 3:16; Petit), … Continue reading Chapel In The Pines by Eugene S. Robinson & Philippe Petit

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Throbbing Gristle – Reissues 1980-1982

Throbbing Gristle Heathen Earth, Journey Through A Body, Mission Of Dead Souls Mute (LP/CD/DL) Released this week as part of Mute‘s 40th anniversary reissue initiative to resurrect some of the seminal work of one of the world’s most beloved experimental art acts of all time. These do not include any new bonus material instead continues to celebrate their legacy by offering these obscure glimpses into the world of the underground to a whole new generation and wider audience.  These three recordings represent the second wave of Throbbing Gristle‘s critical offerings circa 1980-1982 as follows: Heathen Earth (1980) – released on blue … Continue reading Throbbing Gristle – Reissues 1980-1982

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Void Axis by Map 71

Map 71 | Void Axis Fourth Dimension Records/Foolproof Projects (CD/DL) Brighton duo Lisa Jayne and Andy Pyne known as Map 71 is one of those obscure gems that falls between experimental electronics and old school new wave/spoken word, and again I am breaking the rules outside of exclusive instrumental here. Void Axis is their sixth recording since 2014, so they’ve been quite busy. It’s got more in common with Flying Lizards, Was (Not Was) and David Van Tieghem than with popular music, and like edgier sounds like those from lesser known November Group and even some sideline Exene Cervenka. But … Continue reading Void Axis by Map 71

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Burn Slow by Chris Liebing

Chris Liebing | Burn Slow Mute (LP/CD/DL) In his first studio album in over a decade Burn Slow (due 9/7) by DJ/producer Chris Liebing will be a nice surprise for many post-club folk as well as a crossover audience who likes their techno a little on the more experimental side. He’s invited several special guests as well, featured on various tracks scattered intermittently throughout, including the delightfully moody Polished Chrome (The Friend Pt. 1) (featuring Gary Numan): But here we begin with the opener, his collaboration with Cold Cave, So Then… The initial vibe are of bleary synth and squeezed … Continue reading Burn Slow by Chris Liebing

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Penny Rimbaud’s Oh Magick Kingdom featuring Japanther

Penny Rimbaud featuring Japanther Oh Magick Kingdom (Cold Spring; CD/DL) Penny Rimbaud‘s Oh Magick Kingdom was originally released back in 2011 as a limited edition, self-financed run of only 60 discs. Featuring the NY duo of Ian Vanek and Matt Reilly – otherwise known as Japanther – this is finally seeing the light of day thanks to UK imprint Cold Spring. This is a half hour industrial jazz/rock opera from the former leader of the seminal British avant-punk noise/art outfit Crass (defunct circa ’84). This is also one of those rarities that is completely out of left field and impossible … Continue reading Penny Rimbaud’s Oh Magick Kingdom featuring Japanther

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Tout Ce Que Je Sais by Anne-James Chaton x Andy Moor

Dutch label Unsounds delivers Tout Ce Que Je Sais (meaning “All I Know”) from duo Anne-James Chaton and Andy Moor (LP/CD/DL) – released officially on June 1. The duo has been at it since 2006. Starting with the James Bond guitar riff on Casino rabelaisien we are off to the races. The lyrics are in French. The atmosphere has intermediate inflections of Sonic Youth and Joy Division, with distortions and a spoken word vocal that builds and becomes kin with the strings, emulating their vibration in a harmonic discourse. Chaton’s voice is unemotionally narrative and determined over Moor’s cranky meets … Continue reading Tout Ce Que Je Sais by Anne-James Chaton x Andy Moor

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