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Sven Laux – You’ll be Fine

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This might be a hard opening metaphor, but I’m running with it. It starts like the hum inside an aircraft, where passengers are ghosts. One looks like an assemblage of flickering piano keys… Continue reading

EX – KJ

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EX – KJ Label: Dronarivm I was a big fan of ambient artist KJ’s album Spells and this is a worthy partner with a central track that curiously both anchors and somehow rockets… Continue reading

UNITY – BRUNO SANFILIPPO

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  Choral whelps loop around a Hanz Zimmer Interstellar-like awe-scape. Well produced pads of soft loveliness and a little baroque sample here and there, with some gorgeous sub bass drops, melancholy piano –… Continue reading

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

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

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

Michel Banabila – Sound Years

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I came across the sound world of Michel Banabila about three years ago through the work of Machinefabriek, the moniker of soundsmith and graphic designer Rutger Zuyderveldt. Both artists are based in Rotterdam.… Continue reading