Articles By: Zimbo

Phoenecia :: Echelon Mall (Schematic Music Co.)

 (May 2010) Many years ago I had a dream that I entered a small, nondescript room. The room slowly shifted in color and texture and began to eerily transform into an old elevator. As the transformation neared completion, the walls covered in rust and grime, The elevator started to descend, and I felt an excitement […]

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The Sight Below :: It All Falls Apart (Ghostly International)

(March 2010) Some music adds a certain calm and warmth to the moment, stripping away life’s complications. For me, the music of artist The Sight Below does just that. Lately when I lack direction and focus, I gravitate to The Sight Below’s It All Falls Apart. Counter to what the title suggests, it is a […]

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Mokira :: Persona (Type)

(03.21.09) During the first few listens, Persona by Mokira (Andreas Tilliander) did not grab my attention. Excited to hear the release based on my enjoyment of 2004’s glitch, ambient, shoegaze friendly FFT Pop, I rushed to put the CD into the player. While the first moments washed over me, exceeding my expectations, I was unable […]

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M. Templeton & aA. Munson :: Acre Loss (Anticipate)

(03.01.09) Sunday morning. Or afternoon, but a slow day for certain. I push play and am abruptly somewhere else, immersed in field recording and tones, giving way slowly to soothing music. I am listening to M. Templeton & aA. Munson’s Acre Loss, and the CD, along with a nice cup of coffee, is hitting the […]

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Zimbo :: Top lists for 2008

::..:::…..:..::….:::::..:::..:::::::……:::…::.:::….::::..:..:::…::…….::::: Top 10 :: Fennesz :: Black Sea (Touch) Belong :: Colorloss Record – St. Ives (mp3 release) DJ Sprinkles (Terre Thaemlitz) :: Midtown 120 Blues (Mule Musiq) Paavoharju :: Laulu Laakson Kukista (Fonal) The Sight Below :: Glider (Ghostly International) Yellow Swans :: Deterioration (Modern Radio) Maga Bo :: Archipelagoes (Soot) Mike Shannon :: […]

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DECIBEL Fest 2008 :: Sept. 25-28 (Seattle, WA)

 (11.11.08) THE first time I attended Seattle’s Decibel Festival was in 2005. At the time I lived in Austin, and the primary draw was to see Fennesz. Since then, I have relocated to Seattle (for unrelated reasons) and have attended the festival regularly. While each previous year offered at least a few of out of […]

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Oscillate Night at Gallery Lombardi (TX) :: 04/10/04

WHEN we (my girlfriend and I) arrived, the space was fairly empty and Dillitex was performing. It took me a few to get into the set and my surroundings, but the music was very nice. I especially liked the very last bit of his set — felt very I-F meets Boards of Canada’s Chinook! Numbers […]

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