Andrew Sherwell – Approaching

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Ever since first hearing Éric Cordier’s Breizhiselad in 2010, in which degraded Breton choir samples enter an electro-acoustic process and emerge sounding both impossibly gnarled and (mostly) still beautifully choral, I’ve delighted in… Continue reading

Spring Quintet – Raven, Raven, Raven

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What we have here is in fact quite a unique little collection of music. I use the term collection in that there are several individual parts at play, though perhaps collection is not… Continue reading

Spheruleus – Light Through Open Blinds

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The packaging is exquisite the mastering beautiful and the vinyl is solid. The fact that the composer has strong links to this blog does not affect my evaluation of Light Through Open Blinds… Continue reading

Lars Lundehave Hansen – Recursive Abstractions

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I recently had the great pleasure of spending a few days with danish sound artist Lars Lundehave Hansen. It went beyond the traditional listener-musician relationship, I will disclose. Not in any dubious way… Continue reading

Caught in The Wake Forever – Waypoints

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This is an ambient record by Caught in The Wake Forever aka Fraser McGowan but it also sounds like an autobiography. I bought it for the cover by Alexander Kopatz. Sorry, but I… Continue reading

Matt Atkins + Adam Kinsey – Lowercase

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During my most recent review, I talked about the importance of live performance within the experimental music scene. You can read all about Eumig’s ‘Live Recordings 2018’ here, but to summarise: experimental music… Continue reading

Eumig – Live Recordings 2018

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Live recordings within the ambient and experimental music scene aren’t as widely available as I believe they should be. Before the dominance of YouTube, the ‘live album’ and bootleg recordings of the artists… Continue reading

ANN – Certain Colors

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Submerged progressions, underlying metallic drones, and environmental sounds that appear from some far away, desolate landscape. This is how ‘Crimson’ begins; the opening track of ANN’s ‘Certain Colours’ released earlier in May on the Berlin-based label,… Continue reading

Sven Laux and Daniela Orvin – The Writings

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E-bows, hiss and caves. Harmonics and distant choral drones. Swelling and filtering – but this record isn’t a ‘stick on some nice ambient while I get the aromatherapy oils out.’ The distant crashing… Continue reading

Sleeplaboratory1​.​0 – Various Artists

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    Sleep CDs are hard to get right – for something to be soporific yet interesting is a tightrope of stimulation both under and over. And if you’ve followed my reviews anywhere… Continue reading