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

silentwave – ‘The River’

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While browsing through the new releases from my favourite labels, I stumbled upon ‘The River’ by silentwave, the creative outlet of Japanese musician, Yoshinori Noguchi. The album appears on the Parisian label, Hylé… Continue reading

Machinefabriek – Becoming

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  A quiet rumbling sine emerges, flanked by wisps of white noise. After a minute or two, the octaves shift downwards fattening the soundscape, partnered by the odd pop and rumble. Low fidelity… Continue reading

OMRR – DEVILS FOR MY DARLING

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Straight out of Cairo, at least that’s where label Dronarivm tell me the artist Omrr is from. I’m keen to know more and hear more. I have the CD. I prefer physical editions… Continue reading

Memory Drawings – The Nearest Exit

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There’s not enough hammered dulcimer records these days! Joel Hanson’s hammerings on this record are very mechanical – that’s a complement because so far, the record is looping away as tight as a… Continue reading

THE CARETAKER – EVERYWHERE AT THE END OF TIME – STAGE 3

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IT IS HAPPENING AGAIN! No! I’m not talking about Agent Cooper’s riotous return to screens in 2017 – although in the Dooks household, what follows is just as significant. I’m talking about how… Continue reading

Sea Trials – Sea Trials

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Cassette recordings eroded by extreme heat and saltwater are the material basis for this debut by Sea Trials (one Ian McCarthy, also musically active as Romart and Wilhelm). The music originates in synthesiser… Continue reading

Ann Annie – ‘Atmospheres vol. 1’

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This is mesmerising. ‘Atmospheres vol. 1’ is the stunning debut album by Ann Annie, delivering a wide range of synthesized atmospherics and exploration into the depths of modular synthesis. We have seen a… Continue reading