MICHEL BANABILA – JUST ABOVE THE SURFACE

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  Why isn’t Michel Banabila more famous? This is music which deserves large cinema screens and at least as much press as Nils Frahm and his Erased Tapes cronies! I’ve a few of… Continue reading

Monte & Hep! – ‘Samphappalapa’

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Lately, I’ve found myself delving deeper into the realms of abstract and unconventional music; although, ‘sound experiments’ may be a more appropriate term. For those who readmy recent post on my accidental cassette-only… Continue reading

End of 2017: two lists and a mix by net

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The usual caveat: It’ll be months before I get around to Izabela Dłużyk’s Soundscapes of Spring. Might as well leave it till 2018’s actual spring. And it’ll be a couple of years for… Continue reading

Tapes, Tapes, and more Tapes: Unexpected Discoveries in 2017

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2017 has been a strange year with regards to my discovery and consumption of new music. Since becoming part of the Irregular Crates team – a blog that I’ve followed over the years… Continue reading

End of 2017: A List and Mix by Harry Towell

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Irregular Crates and Whitelabrecs owner Harry Towell (Spheruleus) has put together a list of his favourite albums of the year, complete with a mix counting down a track from each as a sort… Continue reading

Grounding Sounds 011: The Prairie Lines

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The Prairie Lines is South London, UK based artist Bill Bawden, formerly known as Herzog. He joins our Grounding Sounds roster after we’ve had quite a break (3 years!!) to coincide with the… Continue reading

AGF – SOLIDICITY

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Antye Greie‘s tenth album SOLIDICITY is a strange, sensitive interaction between electroacoustic methodology and stylistic references to bass music and breaks. The energy of this experimental hybridity captures contemporary trends and issues in… Continue reading

Sven Laux – Paper Streets

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  I often review music when I have insomnia and I’d worked my way through the entire CD of Sven Laux’s lush glacial swells when I realised the track I was listening to… Continue reading

Jacek Doroszenko – Wide Grey

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  Eilean have done it again, with another fine release from an up-and-coming, talented sound artist. The label covers a variety of sounds and styles and in Wide Grey, they welcome the ingenious… Continue reading

Five Queries with… Stephanie Merchak

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Stephanie Merchak is a prizewinning sound designer, composer and producer based in Batroun, Lebanon. With years of academic and professional musical expertise already behind her, she began working with electronic music in 2004.… Continue reading