Post Tagged with: "3View"

3View :: Asymmetrical Head, EXO_C, Kothyus (Bonding Tapes / Kvitnu / People Can Listen)

A three-pack review including the latest purveyors of experimental-electronic sound emanated from San Diego, California-based Bonding Tapes, Vienna, Austria-based Kvitnu, and Mogilev, Belarus-based People Can Listen imprints. Asymmetrical Head :: Information World Remixes EP (Bonding Tapes) Just a few years ago we described the original Information World EP—released on Bewegung, 2014—as “a well-balanced if not tranquil […]

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3VIEW :: Tomonari Nozaki (forwind)

The whole is re-imagined into a dish fit to set before Basinski buffs and Hecker checkers. The series’ sheer sweep sees Nozaki’s sound gather in sono-dramatic force, cementing detail, texture and integration of its parts. Tomonari Nozaki seemed to spring from nowhere fully formed with his debut, North Palace, a couple of years back. The Japanese ambient/warm noise artist’s ‘abstract sound projections […]

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3View :: Hakobune & Dirk Serries, Chihei Hatakeyama and Chihei Hatakeyama & Dirk Serries

Creeping up from noisy roots to a remarkable, idiosyncratic and gentle, clinging ambient ivy. As Vidna Obmana (“optical illusion” in Serbo-Croatian), Belgian mega-artist Dirk Serries released nearly seventy albums of original material, creeping up from noisy roots to a remarkable, idiosyncratic and gentle, clinging ambient ivy, between the mid-eighties and the mid-2000s. Often mentioned in […]

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3VIEW :: Maps & Diagrams / x.y.r. (Handstitched*)

We catch up on three recent releases from Tim Martin’s Handstitched* imprint, two from the head of the house with his Maps & Diagrams hat on and one from relatively unknown Russian Vladimir Karpov, aka x.y.r. First impression of Ariel and Turmeric is that they lean less towards the default Maps & Diagrams ambient drone than a more automated Kosmische synth-y bent […]

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3View :: Cold Blue Music

Reaffirming its status as one of the most exciting innovations in the recording and marketing of modern composition since the introduction of magnetic tape, Cold Blue Music‘s series of “singles” issues three new gems. Reaffirming its status as one of the most exciting innovations in the recording and marketing of modern composition since the introduction of magnetic tape, Cold Blue Music‘s […]

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Robert Crouch, Darren McClure, Miguel Isaza :: 3View (Dragon’s Eye)

2015 sees the 10th year of operations of bespoke LA-based sound art and drone label, Dragon’s Eye. A trio of birthday treats from Robert Crouch, Darren McClure and Miguel Isaza follows. First words from a sponsor… ‘find potential movements of deterritorialization, possible lines of flight, experience them, produce flow conjunctions here and there, try out continuums of intensities […]

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UNKNOWN TONE :: 3View

Unknown Tone is a burgeoning, mom and pop experimental ambient operation out of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Like the best family businesses, they hand pick their stock with great taste and discernment and offer their customers both easy-to-access digital and lovingly crafted physical editions. Sima Kim :: Variations for Music Box A wind-up music box states its theme […]

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ZOHARUM :: 3View

A dark forest, an entire region covered in darkness, a small, dark space that continually contracts and expands. Zoharum’s release schedule is fast and furious, embracing a broad spectrum of worldwide experimental electronica. Its most recent parcel revels in the dark side. ForrrestDrones :: Najas Flexilis Exequiae Robert Skrzyński, previously enjoyed enormously as Micromelancolié. The exploration of […]

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SOFT TOUCH :: 3View

With only a handful of releases under its belt so far, Nantes-based Soft is shaping up to be a new preferred haven for the discerning ambienteer. Arash Akbari :: Cracked Echoes Like Porya Hatami and Tegh, Arash Akbari joins a slowly growing cadre of class Iranian ambient artists reaching Western ears. Whereas Hatami’s ambient is a […]

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3View :: France Jobin, Laurent Perrier, Yoshio Machida (Baskaru)

Baskaru, purveyors of fine experimental electronics and sound art since 2005, issue just a few select releases each year, invariably in threes. Last sighted on igloo here, the French imprint prides itself on high artistic and visual standards, as can be seen from a roster spanning the likes of Maurizio Bianchi, Francisco López, and Lawrence English. A view of what’s […]

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3View :: Chihei Hatakeyama

Since 2006, Chihei Hatakeyama has delivered album after album of thoughtful, exquisitely crafted ambient music, a series of mirages that, although inspired by what he really sees, really only flourish in the mind. Chihei Hatakeyama :: Alone by the Sea (White Paddy Mountain) Chihei Hatakeyama is Alone by the Sea on his first physical release […]

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3view :: Flaming Pines

Since its launch just three years ago, Australia-based Flaming Pines has grown from a small good thing to a truly global and connected hub, profiling a roster of work that perhaps better and more consistently than any other label seamlessly combines synthetic ambience and natural environment. Sashash Ulz :: A Piece of Water Sashash Ulz´ […]

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DALGLISH :: 3View

‘What we have said makes it clear that music possesses the power of producing an effect on the character of the soul.’  (Aristotle, The Politics, 1340a) ‘It is a pervasive idea in Western culture that music possesses social and emotional content, or that its semiotic codes are linked to modes of subjective awareness, and in […]

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3View :: Infraction

Founded around the turn of the millenium, Infraction Records has played an unerring long game since then. One suspects Jason Bryant subscribes to The Long Now, his labors of love out of a cottage-industry front room in Ohio issuing in just a handful of releases a year. More likely it’s indicative of a presentational and […]

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3View :: Intangible Cat

A small “scene”—or simply a bunch of friends with benefits like talent, good ideas and a shared sense of whimsy, as heard on ensemble efforts as Amalgamated—is emerging from semi-mythical, Midwestern America, in tidy pretty packages from the Intangible Cat label. Dog Hallucination :: Serving Two Masters A remarkable amount of design for a package the […]

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3View :: Voigt & Voigt / Barker & Baumecker / Tutner Schimana

Brothers, buddies and bipartites in beats. A trio of avant techno duos innocent and experienced, cerebral and hedonistic. Voigt & Voigt :: Die Zauberhafte Welt Der Anderen (Kompakt) Probably the most talked-about siblings in electronic music circles so far this century, it seems astonishing that Die Zauberhafte Welt Der Anderen is the first full-length Wolfgang and […]

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Liz Christine / A. K. Klowski & Pyrolater / Total Normal :: 3view

The sonic quote, the sound of something familiar that someone else has recorded. Though visual collages were already being cut and pasted together in Paris a hundred years ago and “plunderphonics” canonized by John Oswald in the early eighties, creating sound art strictly out of snatches of other people’s work is a métier particularly well-suited to […]

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3View: Midwich, Culver & Aqua Dentata

Three drones in the rough extracted from England’s rich seam of minimalist gold, three groaning cronies aligned along a subterranean ley line linking London to Leeds to Tyneside. Midwich :: Cut Flowers (Memoirs of an Aesthete)—After a short, sharp, peppy intro, Midwich (Rob Hayler) paves a thick fourteen-minute drone over the wildflowers and dandelions, the […]

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3view :: Space is the Place

Electronic music is so much more down to earth these days, and that is a good thing. But when it first emerged, it was inextricably associated with the technology that made it possible and the future that technology would create for us beyond the selfish pull of gravity. It almost feels like that upon hearing […]

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Wes Willenbring / Markus Mehr / Slow Dancing Society :: 3view (Hidden Shoal)

A true quality imprint, Perth-based Hidden Shoal Recordings doesn’t release reams of material but rather important material. Four, five or six times a year, cultivating a small stable of artists who share an elective affinity rather than an easily-categorized style or genre. :: :: :: [Wes Willenbring :: Weapons Reference Manual] On his third album […]

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Stress / Borghesia / X Ray Pop :: 3view (Dark Entries)

Stress are emblematic of the New Wave sound and expertly deliver the anxiety and uncertainty of the 1980s through strings and synthesizers. Borghesia come from a similar position, but on the other side of the curtain. Experimental, insular, industrial and trailblazing. X Ray Pop are the most relaxed of the trio, arty and analogue. Three […]

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Talvihorros, Konntinent & Widesky :: 3View (Hibernate)

In 2009 a micro-independent label ‘inspired by the unpredictable, momentary and quiet solitary beauty of the Pennine Moors,’ Hibernate was born. For Jonathan Lees, who operates Hibernate out of Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, life in a northern town is less grim than inspiring, judging by the fruits of his labour-of-love front-room cottage industry, now into […]

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Shawn O Sullivan, Below Underground, Steve Moore :: 3View (L.I.E.S.)

Every time the label dives into the vast oceans of house, techno and electronics it resurfaces with another pearl from the depths. Function, form and flawless execution. Ron Morelli’s L.I.E.S. label has only been on the go for two years, but has been receiving serious acclaim from DJ’s and electronic zealots across the world. Do latest […]

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BROKEN20 :: 3View

These three releases (10-20’s Magnet Marsh, Isodyne’s Dreams Torn From The Sky and Nanorhythm’s Beyond the Green Wall) show Broken20’s faculties very much intact in their drawing together of fragments across the electronic spectrum from washed out wonk-tronica to headf**k techno. (February—2012) Broken20 is a nearly new label run by Marcia Blaine School for Girls […]

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CELER :: 3View (Con-V, and/OAR, Analog Path)

Since Danielle Baquet’s passing, her talented partner (Will Long), now residing in Tokyo, has continued to release previously unheard material recorded by the duo and oversee reissues of out-of-print and early, handmade self-releases; at the time of writing, Celer’s list of CD, CDR, cassette tape, vinyl and digital releases has climbed well beyond seventy. [February—2012] […]

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TYPE :: 3View 2011.11 (Hallowe’en special)

Three releases in as many weeks after a comparatively frugal 2011 release schedule so close to the witching time implies otherwise. So turn off those dreadful remakes of already dreadful Hallowe’en horror bores and tune in to something genuinely creepy. (November 2011) And so the corpse of another Hallowe’en lies broken and bloodied atop of […]

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Dragon’s Eye :: 3View 2011.10

A trio of recordings from Dragon’s Eye that maintains the reputation of Yann Novak’s minimal electronica and sound art house for covering all points north of experimental. The three on view here span the breadth of DE’s concept and sound – from the organic-electronic hybrids of Mem1 & Stephen Vitiello to the evacuated installation spaces […]

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Dynamophone :: 3View 2011.9

Since the release of Seven Saturday’s album in April of this year, San Francisco-based Dynamophone imprint has been quiet. A possible reason for that has just now become clear as they re-emerge with a beautifully designed new website, completely overhauled and fully updated with a more complete and detailed discography, artist roster and a slew […]

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Hymen & Ant-Zen :: 3View 2011.8

Ant-Zen, and its Hymen offspring, continually pound the ears one release at a time with a passion for revealing the finest in terms of visual-audio electronics welded to industrialized layers. Here’s a trio of releases that hit the shelves over the past several months, and an audio synopsis.               […]

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