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Illuha - いるは
posted a comment on Illuha - いるは. over 5 years ago
The Japanese hiragana I Ru Ha are supposed to be a name for Illluha, which means "Is There"
Various - Disquiet, Vol. 2
submitted Various - Disquiet, Vol. 2. over 6 years ago
Helios - Yume
posted a review of Helios - Yume. over 8 years ago
Here is how it goes… I accumulate music, re-listening to the standout albums over and over, until all of a sudden I simply can’t take it any longer, knowing that I must share with you my latest find. This month, in particular, has been somewhat... See full review
Bersarin Quartett - III
posted a review of Bersarin Quartett - III. over 8 years ago
There are many moments during the day when I want to tell you about Bersarin Quartett, but then I’m thinking, “surely, you already know… How can you not,” I wonder, “how can you you possibly not know?” I have been hungrily consuming the music of... See full review
Taylor Deupree & Marcus Fischer (2) - Twine
posted a review of Taylor Deupree & Marcus Fischer (2) - Twine. over 8 years ago
It’s a beautiful Sunday morning. Nearly December, but the city refuses to fall into its winter grays, boasting thermometer readings at 50ºF. The sun warms my quiet dwelling, and even the piano keys beg to bask in its light. I make myself some tea,... See full review
Deepchord - Ultraviolet Music
posted a review of Deepchord - Ultraviolet Music. over 8 years ago
At this point, Rod Modell, recording under his Deepchord moniker (sometimes appearing with a capital letter ‘C’ in ‘Chord’), has created his very own genre within dub techno – something more than just a few repetitive dubby chords with deep groovy... See full review
Olga Wojciechowska - Maps And Mazes
posted a review of Olga Wojciechowska - Maps And Mazes. over 8 years ago
Time Released Sound is a music label from California, rewarding our ears with timeless ambient, electro-acoustic, and modern classical releases, and our libraries with cherished, limited edition, hand-made little packages. TRS has been covered by... See full review
Aphex Twin - Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt2 (EP)
posted a review of Aphex Twin - Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt2 (EP). over 9 years ago
I’ll be honest – at first I wasn’t even going to cover another Aphex Twin release. With so much hype last year, focusing on the return of one of the most influential musicians in the electronic scene, I felt like there was plenty of press around this... See full review
Strië - Struktura
posted a review of Strië - Struktura. over 9 years ago
Iden Reinhart first appeared on the scene back in 2010, with her Sléptis debut on Soundscaping Records. I finally got a chance to properly cover Reinhart’s second release as Strië on Time Released Sounds back in 2012, and Õhtul was featured on... See full review
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Michael Price (2) - Entanglement
posted a review of Michael Price (2) - Entanglement. over 9 years ago
London-based Erased Tapes continues to delight. It’s no wonder that some of my (and I think yours as well) all time favorite modern classical composers, such as Ólafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm, Peter Broderick, A Winged Victory For The Sullen, Lubomyr... See full review
Oliver Lieb - Inside Voices
posted a review of Oliver Lieb - Inside Voices. over 9 years ago
I’ve been writing about music for what now seems almost a decade. And even so, I must tell you, the closer I come to its essence, the further I seem from its reach. Every listen is always a new venture into the sounds, spaces and mind of the composer... See full review
Disasterpeace - It Follows (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
posted a review of Disasterpeace - It Follows (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). over 9 years ago
I first saw a preview for David Robert Mitchell‘s It Follows prior to watching The Imitation Game at one of my all time favorite independent theaters in New York City, Angelika Film Center. Beyond the typical formula of a horror flick, the snippet... See full review
Ólafur Arnalds & Alice Sara Ott - The Chopin Project
posted a review of Ólafur Arnalds & Alice Sara Ott - The Chopin Project. over 9 years ago
As I got older I began to gravitate towards classical music again. It’s not that I appreciate it any more than when I was a child. As a classically trained pianist I was exposed to the traditional repertoire of your Baroques, your Romantics and... See full review
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Siavash Amini - Till Human Voices Wake Us
posted a review of Siavash Amini - Till Human Voices Wake Us. over 10 years ago
“We have lingered in the chambers of the sea
By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown
Till human voices wake us, and we drown.”

It is the last line from the final stanza of T. S. Eliot’s The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock that the... See full review
Bruno Bavota - The Secret Of The Sea
posted a review of Bruno Bavota - The Secret Of The Sea. over 10 years ago
For his third album, The Secret of the Sea, composer and musician Bruno Bavota found inspiration in the allure and mystery of the Mediterranean that washes up against the shores of his home town of Naples, Italy. The lyrical romanticism expressed... See full review
Mark Harris (10) - The Angry Child
posted a review of Mark Harris (10) - The Angry Child. over 10 years ago
The Angry Child is the latest full length work from UK based artist, musician, and programmer Mark Harris which has been released by n5MD. It is a serene, evocative, and polished album of pure ambient music that can be appreciated just on the hearing,... See full review
Illuha - Akari
posted a review of Illuha - Akari. over 10 years ago
Akari is the new album from the Tokyo based duo of Corey Fuller and Tomoyoshi Date, known as Illuha, on the 12k label. While this is the third Illuha record, it is the first in which the duo worked in studio recording and mixing together (Shizuku... See full review
Orcas - Yearling
posted a review of Orcas - Yearling. over 10 years ago
Orcas, the duo of Benoît Pioulard and Rafael Anton Irisarri, return with a new release on Morr Music called Yearling in which they seamlessly blend hazy, dream pop song structures with post-minimalist ambient abstractions into a single intoxicating... See full review
Twincities - Variations For The Celesta (Eilean 02)
posted a review of Twincities - Variations For The Celesta (Eilean 02). over 10 years ago
Variations for the Celesta by Twincities, the project of Long Island, NY sound artist Fletcher McDermott, is a delightfully enigmatic record for an enigmatic label. They each succeed in fully engaging not just the ears of the listener, but the mind... See full review
John Lemke - Walizka
posted a comment on John Lemke - Walizka. over 10 years ago
Walizka by John Lemke is a significantly enhanced reissue of a three-track EP which was originally released as a teaser for his 2013 full-length album People Do on Denovali. The new version includes the three original tracks (‘Walizka’, ‘Drift’, and... See full review
36 (2) - Dream Tempest
posted a review of 36 (2) - Dream Tempest. over 10 years ago
With Dream Tempest, Dennis Huddleston is looking to take his very successful musical project, 36 (pronounced ‘three-six’), into some new territory. The five previous albums, Hypersona (2009), Memories In Widescreen (2010), Hollow (2010), Lithea (2012)... See full review
Invisible Allies - Conversations With Bees
posted a review of Invisible Allies - Conversations With Bees. over 10 years ago
You remember Bluetech, right? Evan Bartholomew has been producing electronic psychedelia since 2003, most notably known for his releases on Aleph Zero, Interchill, and his very own Native State Records. Sometime in 2007 (I believe), Bartholomew met up... See full review
Lorenzo Montanà - Eilatix
posted a review of Lorenzo Montanà - Eilatix. over 10 years ago
Psychonavigation Records is a fascinating label. Based out of Dublin, Ireland, the label was setup in 2000 by Keith Downey, and as of this writing has 68 releases under its belt. Psychonavigation is responsible for some of our favorite releases by... See full review
Netherworld - Alchemy Of Ice
posted a review of Netherworld - Alchemy Of Ice. over 10 years ago
Somewhere on the edge of our drawn maps lies our planet’s southernmost continent, Antarctica. This is a place where temperatures drop to -90°C, with almost all of its territory covered by ice. On the opposite pole of our planet lies the Arctic, a... See full review
Ian Hawgood & Friends - Wolven (A Modern Interpretation)
posted a review of Ian Hawgood & Friends - Wolven (A Modern Interpretation). over 10 years ago
In 2009 Ian Hawgood released an album titled Wolfskin on Jonathan Lees‘ beautiful hibernate label. The album contained “a series of sketches inspired by childhood dreams and nightmares.” The inaugural label release billed the work as “a cathartic and... See full review
Ólafur Arnalds - For Now I Am Winter
posted a review of Ólafur Arnalds - For Now I Am Winter. over 10 years ago
There is a certain sense of pride, which I awaken within, each time a favorite artist steps up in his game. There is a certain sense of nostalgia, which overtakes, when I look back at the earlier memories of discovering a début of the then unknown... See full review
Boards Of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest
posted a review of Boards Of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest. over 10 years ago
It would be a major understatement to claim that Tomorrow’s Harvest was a highly anticipated release. It seems that ever since the group’s last record in 2005, The Campfire Headphase, the internet would light up with annual gossip of their return, the... See full review
Lubomyr Melnyk - Corollaries
posted a review of Lubomyr Melnyk - Corollaries. over 10 years ago
I bet that some of you are occasionally wondering: with all this music that I go through (perhaps a dozen or more albums per week) how can I possibly still enjoy it? Well, I’m happy to report that I still derive an immense pleasure from the experience... See full review
Moderat - II
posted a review of Moderat - II. over 10 years ago
I listen to the second album by Moderat until I wake up in the morning with the lyrics and melody already playing in my head. And there are tracks on II that from the very first rotation will appeal to a modern electronic music connoisseur, not to... See full review
Billow Observatory - Billow Observatory
posted a review of Billow Observatory - Billow Observatory. over 10 years ago
I’ve been sitting on a beach for about four days now, thinking about these waves. How these waves have always been here, calmly licking at this beach, endlessly folding all over each other, even without my observation. How whether or not I was here,... See full review
Robert Haigh - Darkling Streams
posted a review of Robert Haigh - Darkling Streams. over 10 years ago
I briefly encountered the output of Primary Numbers, a mysterious new label “without a limited genre, style, or feel,” back in 2011, when Aidan Baker released his avant-garde and jazzy album, titled Still Life, as the imprints only second catalog... See full review
Drumcell - Sleep Complex
posted a review of Drumcell - Sleep Complex. over 10 years ago
You’ve surely witnessed some coverage of techno on these pages. There are many a time when I delight in the 4/4 kick and its hypnotic derivatives. As a child of the 90s electronica, I grew up with the Surgeon, Jeff Mills, Adam Beyer, Chris Liebing and... See full review
Eluvium - Nightmare Ending
posted a review of Eluvium - Nightmare Ending. over 10 years ago
Matthew Cooper‘s beautiful music has been an inspiration and awe for many years now. Those who know him just by his real name may have come upon his original soundtrack for Some Days Are Better Than Others (2011). But it is his Eluvium moniker which... See full review
Kaboom Karavan - Hokus Fokus
posted a review of Kaboom Karavan - Hokus Fokus. over 10 years ago
I’m afraid of listening to Kaboom Karavan during the day, because I don’t want the light to seep into the music and ruin the mood. The setting must be grim, damp and arcane; the air a bit stuffy and moist, to better transmit the vibrations; the smells... See full review
Arovane - Ve Palor
posted a review of Arovane - Ve Palor. over 10 years ago
Arovane has been a favorite for over a decade. Ever since his Tides appeared on City Centre Offices in 2000, immediately followed by Atol Scrap on DIN, the glitchy and shuffling sounds of this Germany native have been on constant rotation on many... See full review
Rauelsson - Vora
posted a review of Rauelsson - Vora. over 10 years ago
Rauelsson may have recorded two full length albums prior to Vora, but it is once again that with the help of the label that we stumble upon such splendor and grace – I point to the advantages of taste-makers here, that are willing to literally... See full review
The Seaman And The Tattered Sail - Light Folds
posted a review of The Seaman And The Tattered Sail - Light Folds. over 10 years ago
The latest Facture release, and only eighth in its catalog, is a monumental body of work, spanning over 9 hours of music! It took me a while to consume this collection, and I just attempted going through the double disc! Besides the twelve pieces on... See full review
Ryuichi Sakamoto + Taylor Deupree - Disappearance
posted a review of Ryuichi Sakamoto + Taylor Deupree - Disappearance. over 10 years ago
After a three day silent retreat I return to the world. But before I dive in, I decide to set aside some time for a quiet morning. Perhaps I’ll sit on the pier looking at New York skyline for just a bit. Perhaps I’ll even close my eyes. And with the... See full review
Illum Sphere - Ghosts Of Then And Now
posted a review of Illum Sphere - Ghosts Of Then And Now. over 10 years ago
Listening to Ryan Hunn‘s debut full-length as Illum Sphere I can’t help but nod my head in recognition of the many recognizable influences spawning from the iconic Ninja Tune label. I would even claim that Ghosts Of Then And Now is the definitive... See full review
The Field - Cupid's Head
posted a review of The Field - Cupid's Head. over 10 years ago
For the past six years, whenever a new record by Axel Willner hits the streets, I usually approach it in the most reserved and skeptic way. “Oh, here we go again,” I’m thinking, “an hour of the same repeating loops. Why would these loops be any better... See full review
Black Swan (5) - Redemption
posted a review of Black Swan (5) - Redemption. over 10 years ago
Who needs all hallows’ eve when you could feel the tremor every moment? Thanks to the mischievous mind of Black Swan, that certain type of fear comes in the form of music. But I don’t want to paint a picture of a horror movie sound track in this... See full review
The Stranger - Watching Dead Empires In Decay
posted a review of The Stranger - Watching Dead Empires In Decay. over 10 years ago
Listen… You could almost hear them walking on your grave… Bodies dragged across the future, smeared with blood and empty dreams… Listen… You could almost hear them screaming… Suffocating in the world that they together built, wrapped in silence that... See full review
Vatican Shadow - Remember Your Black Day
posted a review of Vatican Shadow - Remember Your Black Day. over 10 years ago
Dominick Fernow seemed to appear out of nowhere. Like an obscure stalker lurking in the underground quasi-government, veiled in secrets, sinfulness and crime, Fernow creates sinister passages out of mischief, equal to their mystery through mediums and... See full review
Olan Mill - Hiraeth
posted a review of Olan Mill - Hiraeth. over 10 years ago
Australia’s Preservation imprint has long been in the “business” of releasing beautiful works of ambient and modern classical pieces, which I always consume. Taking a quick glance at its catalog reveals many admired composers such as Sophie Hutchings,... See full review
DJ Hidden - Enclosed
posted a review of DJ Hidden - Enclosed. over 10 years ago
I was polishing off my Best of 2013 selections (which, by the way, are going live starting January 1st), and noticed that I haven’t listened to much of dark drill’n’bass and breakcore this year. In fact, so much of the genre has lacked from my... See full review