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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

Various Artists – Whitelabsounds

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Compilations are risky in my life. Rarely can I put on a comp and be confident that I’ll enjoy it all and give in to it. And the ones that do work for me tend… Continue reading

Mykja – Climate Change

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Mykja’s Climate Change presents a suite of dub techno that’s not afraid to use quite a bit of spiky shrapnel in the mix, or to strongly misuse a Nick Cave line, every now… Continue reading

Caught in The Wake Forever – Under Blankets

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Anything from Daniel Crossley’s label(s) will get my attention, but I was already familiar with Caught in The Wake Forever (aka Fraser on Facebook in my house). We both live in Scotland but… Continue reading