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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

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

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

Tobias Hellkvist – Vesterhavet (Extended)

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In Denmark, the North Sea has two names: Nordsøen (the North Sea) or Vesterhavet (the West Sea). Opting for the latter in naming this serene record, Copenhagen-based ambienteer Tobias Hellkvist emphasises a relative… Continue reading

End of 2016: a list and a mix by net

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Have fun loading this browser-exasperatin’ deluge of embedded Bandcamp players! As usual this year, I’ve a hopelessly, ever more populous backlog of music I failed to consult in good time. Of what I… Continue reading

K’an – Babel

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What comes to mind when picturing limited edition DIY packaging for small-run CD releases? If you’re unfamiliar with the US label Time Released Sound, then the physical manifestations of their releases have to… Continue reading

anthéne – black carbon

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Stylistically, this new release by anthéne (Polar Seas Recordings manager Brad Deschamps) rather recalls ambient music of the mid-1990s and early 2000s. These kinds of heavenly ambient pads, suggesting vast distances and the… Continue reading