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posted a review of XOR Gate - Conic Sections. 10 months ago
Across multiple aliases, Donald has long treaded a fine line between his Detroit-electrofunk roots as one half of the revered Drexciya and his conceptual interests in physics and genetics. But when he radically loosens the funk and surrenders to an ... See full review
posted a review of Saint Abdullah - Stars Have Eyes. 10 months ago
Last year’s debute release, The Sounds of Evil: Volume One, stood out as one of 2017’s highlights. Brooklyn-based Iranian-born brothers Mohammad and Mehdi Mehrabani-Yeganeh tear a page from Muslimgauze’s dirty dub period and weave in extended samples of ... See full review
posted a review of O Yuki Conjugate - Peyote. 10 months ago
The 1986 release of SPK’s Zamia Lehmanni - Songs Of Byzantine Flowers led to years of immitators, picking up on the tropes of industrial noise loops combined with sacred and profane sounds drowning in mirky oceans of reverb. A far departure from Brian ... See full review
posted a review of SePpuKu* - Auto Da Fe. 10 months ago
Formed in Australia by a psychiatric nurse, Graeme Revell, and Neil Hill (a.k.a. "Ne/H/il"), a psychiatric patient, SPK took its name from Sozialistisches Patientenkollektiv, a radical anti-psychiatry movement founded in Heidelberg in 1970. ... See full review
posted a review of Rune Lindblad - Death Of The Moon: Electronic & Concrète Music (1953-1960). 10 months ago
In early 1957 poet and painter Rune Lindblad co-organized the first electroacoustic concert in Sweden at Gothenburg’s Folkets hus (“people’s house,” community centers for labor unions and worker’s political parties). As the story goes, the audience ... See full review
posted a review of Paul Schütze • Andrew Hulme - Fell. 10 months ago
Released in 1995 around the same time that Austrailian ambient composer Schütze produced O Yuki Conjugate’s Equator album. Fell has a much more ecclectic feel. It presages the static ambient soundscapes that Schütze would feature on his double album, ... See full review
posted a review of Oren Ambarchi, Kassel Jaeger, James Rushford - Face Time. 10 months ago
Ambarchi, Jaeger, and Rushford emerge once more from the GRM studios to deliver two extended compositions of electroacoustic abstraction. In pacing and composition, Face Time continues from where 2016’s Pale Calling left off. Face Time sets aside Pale ... See full review
posted a review of The Orb - No Sounds Are Out Of Bounds. 10 months ago
When The Orb released Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld in 1991, the album was something of a mix-tape. Nearly every track composed by a different musical cohort with contributions from diverse musical worlds; progressive rock, dub, Hip Hop, Berlin ... See full review
posted a review of Mark Van Hoen - Invisible Threads. 10 months ago
I have followed Mark Van Hoen since the early ‘90s when he made his mark on the techno and ambient house scene. Van Hoen’s Locust project was one of the first to transition from raves to conventional songcraft with the still-breathtaking Morning Light ... See full review
posted a review of İlhan Mimaroğlu* Featuring Freddie Hubbard And His Quintet* - Sing Me A Song Of Songmy. 10 months ago
In the competing schools of electroacoustic composition, Mİmaroğlu stood out as a non-joiner. Having left his native Turkey for the Columbia Princeton Electronic Music Center, Mİmaroğlu was an outlier even in that camp of international exiles led by ... See full review
posted a review of Gas - Rausch. 10 months ago
The latest installment in Wolfgang Voigt’s Gas project, combining orchestral passages drowned in an ocean of reverberation with murky dub-techno rhythms. With a template so fixed and inflexible, the variations on the theme from one album to the next is ... See full review
posted a review of The Advisory Circle - Ways Of Seeing. 10 months ago
Ghost Box label strikes again. This time, The Advisory Circle’s Jon Brooks transposes the reference points from 1979 to 1986. But the overall constellation guiding the ship remains unchanged; generic electronic music soundracks. Like late last year’s ... See full review
posted a review of C.3.3. - Ballad of Reading Gaol – The Cacophonietta. 10 months ago
Eschewing the cynicism or the political ambivalence of their industrial peers, Test Dept. began in 1981 when it un-ironically threw hammer to steel under the flag of socialist realism. In time, noise-making in the urban landscapes became proletkult ... See full review
submitted Högni* - Two Trains. about 1 year ago
submitted Dedekind Cut - The Expanding Domain (ded005). about 1 year ago
submitted A Theory - Tundra. over 5 years ago
submitted A Theory - One Point One. over 5 years ago
submitted Ultra-Red - Fs59: An Otobiography. over 6 years ago
submitted Ultra-Red, Art Angel, Tin Roof (2) - Collected Spaces (First Listen). over 6 years ago