SINGLES CRUISE

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

VARSITY STAR – “NIGHTLIGHT”

Recorded on a variety of acoustic pianos and synthesizers in different locals, “Nightlight” layers the warmness of analog contact with the boundless possibilities of electronic production atop a deep and precise bass line from an upright bass and electronic percussion. Fans of bands like The Album Leaf or BadBadNotGood should definitely take note. 

YASUYUKI UESUGI – “BARBAROUS PUNISHMENT”

The Japanese all-analogue electronic artist has created a minimalist exercise in linear growth and expansion. A meditation on a single rhythmic pattern, “Barbarous Punishment” pushes further and further into the red until it becomes a tortured visage of what it once was. With everything recorded live in one take, we witness Uesugi reacting and interacting …

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HANNA OJALA – “ON THE DARK SIDE OF A STAR / FINNISH SUMMER / SPRINGING SONG”

I am focusing on three recently released songs by the Finnish artist Hanna Olaja. The first is “On the Dark Side of a Star” which floats effortlessly on shifting ambient pads and gentle arpeggios that pull inherent melodies through the haze. Embedded in this work is Ojala’s excellent field recording work – a through line …

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