Nathan Moody & HHNOI | Future Rituals Modularfield (CS/DL) An exciting tape split has just surfaced by California sound artist/designer Nathan Moody (whose recent Heliopause we loved) and German ambient sound-shaper HHNOI (Marco Petracca) for which this serves as an introduction to his work. Moody’s work covers side one, a bubbly soft minimal synth faces-off […]

Lingua Lustra | Red Shift Silent (DL) Opening with the title cut (or Redshift), this half-hour long recording has an undulating and synthetic quality. Red Shift is Lingua Lustra‘s latest ambient evolution and the Dutch wave bender Albert Borkent’s first release of 2019 (he put out four separate releases last year). This is not your […]

Maps and Diagrams | Azurescens False Industries + Handstitched* (CD/CS/DL) Tim Diagram (Tim Martin) and Yair Etziony collaborate on a release appearing on their own imprints (limited + numbered); Handstitched* and False Industries – the latest from Maps and Diagrams is Azurescens.  Once you dip your ears into this chilly production of hair-raising synths and strange […]

Rosalind Hall | Drift Cassauna/IMPREC (CS/DL) Australian musician and composer Rosalind Hall‘s newest tape is called Drift (mastered by Alan F Jones/Laminal Audio) including three microtonal compositions of sax reverberations, synths and field recordings.  On Burden (part of the Avant Whatever festival in Melbourne, 2016) she offers a submerged atmosphere. It is a gray space, […]

Benoit Pioulard and Sean Curtis Patrick | Avocationals Beacon Sound (LP/DL) Released by PDX’s Beacon Sound in an edition of 500 just five days ago and already sold out (though Forced Exposure may still have you covered). This is the very first collaboration between Seattleite Thomas Meluch (aka Benoit Pioulard) and Sean Curtis Patrick, based […]

Quest | Yesternights st.an.da. (CD/DL) Frans de Waard‘s long-running aka Quest has been consistently putting out quizzical electronics over the past few years, nearly one per annum. On Yesternights (edition of 100 on the Silentes sub-label) we are engaged with symphonic swelling synths that are like molecules of mist. The seven tracks open with the […]

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 […]

Pylône | A Jamais / Ping Sound On Probation (LP/DL) This is the third solo record from French sound artist Laurent Perrier as Pylône since 2006, and A Jamais / Ping consists of those two works in longform at over eighteen minutes per track. It’s as though he’s flipped a switch to kickstart this, as […]

Cosey Fanni Tutti | Tutti Conspiracy International (LP/CD/DL) “My life is my art, my art is my life” In her solo follow-up to 1982’s Time to Tell is the latest from Cosey Fanni Tutti (Throbbing Gristle, COUM Transmissions, Chris & Cosey, etc.), Tutti. Eight tracks, grounded at first on the title track by a signature […]

MYMK | Garlands Sounds et al (CD/DL) Brazilian native Bruno Sres, as MYMK brings on pure electronic abstraction on Garlands. As if a rainstorm has gone through a tin filter at various velocities and measurements, Mother Dear is an edgy opener that may distract some, but it also clears the air for what comes after. […]

Jonny Nash | Make A Wilderness Music From Memory (LP/DL) “This album is heavily influenced by descriptions of landscape and environment in the work of authors Shusaku Endo, J.G. Ballard and Cormac McCarthy. Fragments from a land that is a largely silent place. An ancient place. A non-place. A wilderness.” So, from the start, this […]

Frame | The Journey Glacial Movements (CD/DL) Frame (Eugenio Vatta/Andrea Benedetti) deliver an all encompassing spacial record, a deep ambient dive with a lunar glow. The two have been creating electronic landscapes as far back as the early 90’s. The concept on The Journey has to do with the planets in our universe – and […]

Fabio Orsi | Sterminato Piano Backwards (LP) Italian imprint Backwards is just releasing the latest from Berlin-based Fabio Orsi in a limited vinyl edition on bright orange wax. This is noteable, not just because of the Miami vibes coming off of the sumptious cover art, but moreso due to the unusual change in overall tonal […]

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 […]

Shoeg | Container Orange Milk Records (CS/DL) Barcelona-based artist Shoeg (Carlos Martorell) has recently released Container through Orange Milk Records. The tape is broken into two lengthy tracks, or sides – Movement 1-17 and Movement 18-25 respectively. At first its glitchy, rounded with tactile electronic signals that slowly pour outward and meander like a lost […]

Vromb | Noize Mélodia Ant-Zen (CD/DL) On his 10th solo record French Canadian electronic artist Vromb (aka Hugo Girard), delivers his sixth full-length with German imprint Ant-Zen. Here we have a dozen new compositions (compartmentalized to nine on the digital version), made with modular equipment, without presets or adjustments. The atmosphere is intense from the […]

Thomas Ankersmit | Homage To Dick Raaijmakers Shelter Press (LP/CD/DL) Based between Berlin and Amsterdam Ankersmit is a composer inspired here by the 1960’s work by Dutch electronic/tape-based musician/composer Dick Raaijmakers (1930-2013).  Created for Serge synthesizer he’s channeling the natural elements of weather systems in this thirty-five minute singular work. Instantly its an experimental world […]

John Atkinson + Sabriel’s Orb Split Tape (Whited Sepulchre Records; CS/DL) This is an interesting split tape by Brooklyn-based Australian sound artist John Atkinson and Salt Lake City’s ambient/techno artist Sabriel’s Orb (Willow Sky-Biggs). Released in a limited edition of 100 cassettes in the coming week, each side runs just under twenty minutes on Cincinnati’s […]

Caterina Barbieri Born Again In The Voltage (Important Records; LP/DL) Over four tracks and about thirty-seven minutes sound artist Caterina Barbieri takes us on a sweet synthetic spin, a wild card of electro-acoustics.  For vinyl lovers this will be a treat as you can get the standard edition or the sexy translucent yellow vinyl (only […]

Aux Field Square Landscapes (Kotä Records; LP/DL, 8/3/18) Tbilisi-based sound producer Rezo Glonti (aka Aux Field) releases his first LP, second full recording under this moniker after his debut, Imaginable Layers (2015, Umor Rex). Though he’s been recording and releasing (under his own name) since 2010 Glonti decided to write a sound-based love letter to […]