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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

Monte & Hep! – ‘Samphappalapa’

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Lately, I’ve found myself delving deeper into the realms of abstract and unconventional music; although, ‘sound experiments’ may be a more appropriate term. For those who readmy recent post on my accidental cassette-only… Continue reading

End of 2017: two lists and a mix by net

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The usual caveat: It’ll be months before I get around to Izabela Dłużyk’s Soundscapes of Spring. Might as well leave it till 2018’s actual spring. And it’ll be a couple of years for… 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

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