Month: September 2020

GOODPARLEY – “IF THE SURFACE IS FOGGED UP”

“If the Surface is Fogged Up” is the opening cut from the Cardiff, Wales based experimental artist Goodparley’s new album out this month on Recordiau Prin. Meditating on the premise of exploring the infinite space between notes – those unruly border lands where reverb tails and ghosts of delay can do unexpected things – Goodparley …

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JOSHUA VAN TASSEL – “MUTTERING SPELLS”

The lead track off of Canadian composer Joshua Van Tassel’s “Dance Music volume II:  More Songs for Slow Motion” gets a visual accompaniment. A gorgeous, early morning time-lapse recording the interplay of light against white sheets – movement caused by something unseen rippling across our visual frame. An absolutely stunning track, “Muttering Spells” is all …

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A STRAW ASSEMBLY – “KINTSUKUROI CRUMBLE”

A Straw Assembly is a 10-piece ensemble from Australia that manages to show incredible restraint on “Kintsukuroi Crumble” while still swelling into soaring heights throughout the track’s 4 1/2 minute run time. While putting A Straw Assembly’s horn section to good use, Sean Martin-Buss’s saxophone is a remaining constant throughout the composition, buoying up M. …

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FRIENDSHIPS – “MLG_RECOVERY PATCH”

The Australian audio/visual duo friendships offer a compelling and deeply weird vision of collaborative alignments and heavily glitched world-building. I love how the track builds from a cavernous piano line with whale-song drones running throughout to a deeply propulsive Fuck Buttons / Battles minimalist sprint. The visual accompaniment to this blends and bends itself into …

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KEEPERS OF THE EARTH PEACE MUSIC REVOLUTION – “PULSAR R82”

When we last heard from Keepers of the Earth Peace Music Revolution they were blowing our mind with their Doom / Psych / Shoegaze ripper “Black Rose”. With “Pulsar R82” they make an about-face turn into deeply arpeggiated modular synth New Age music. In many respects these deep zones they tread are a different side …

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FERVORVORE – “FOLLOWED BY PETRICHOR”

On “Followed by Petrichor” the Canadian ambient artist Fervorvore creates a deeply felt ambient composition that features golden tonal shifts, delicate and distant piano notes and glistening overtones that shine against a mid-afternoon sun when shadows get a bit longer. Fans of artists like Hakobune, Rhucle and Good Weather for an Airstrike should take note.   …

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