Month: January 2020

HUMBERTO POLAR & MIKE SANDOVAL – “STUDY IV”

Meeting in Mexico City, these two experimental artists have created a process and piece of music that lincorporates and explores the concept of layering multiple sequences that explore different textures and moods. The compositions – here called “Studies” – are built up with minimal beats, growing and evolving atmospherics and glissandos and glitches from acoustic …

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FRANS BAK & JAN RØRDAM – “FOR NO REASON AT ALL”

As a one-off collaboration between TV and film composer Frans Bak (The Killing) and Danish guitarist Jan Rordam, “For No Reason At All” stands alone as a conversation between veteran artists who evoke a natural sense of uneasy splendor and weighted nostalgia in their piano and guitar composition. A minimal, but deeply felt piano line …

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PAUL HASLINGER – “UNDERTOW”

Paul Haslinger of Tangerine Dream and Neuland moves into distinctive, organic compositions that move with a sense of dread and cinematic weight in these recordings under his own name. The blending of organic instruments and building electronic drones connotate a destination never quite reached. There isn’t some grand climax, rather several twists, turns false peaks …

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CHRISTOPHER SKY – “CZ97”

The Los Angeles based Christopher Sky creates a compelling blend of ambient hues, driving post-rock and knowing, studies neo-classical music that seems to peek around every corner to find that perfect tonal shift, percussive change and instrumental addition. Composed around layered percussion that moves with a muted samba beat atop poignant synthesizers and bright vibraphone, …

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HYENAZ – “COLUMNS”

“Columns” by the Berlin performance duo and electronic artists HYENAZ is a terrifying slice of conceptual dark ambient and broken techno with meanings and implications buried deep below the surface. “Columns” is built from organic percussion and vocalizations recorded  deep within a cave outside the pilgrimage town of Częstochowa, Poland. “Columns” is filled with meditative …

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MICRON – “EQUILIBRIUM”

The Belgian composer uses generative techniques and unique guitar recordings to create completely weightless ambient compositions that feel like being completely suspended in a living liquid sound. These ambient tones and textures are immediately transportive in their delicate grasp to the real world.  Listen on Spotify