Post Tagged with: "Acoustic"

TAPE :: Transmissions 10

In the true dichotomy that is the tape release world, we’ve continued to trawl the digital world to search out some of the finest tape releases for your ears. Despite a fair degree of searching it feels like we are only just touching the surface of the DIY tape world. Presented here is a small […]

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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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One Sound Duo :: The Way Becoming (Tide)

An eloquent, complex and eclectic album where semi-electronic patterns are melted with timbral acoustic dynamics in a very groovy, stylish and sometimes otherworldly mood. Claudio Ricciardi is a musical theorist, sound designer and pioneering artist in the early days of minimal ethnic drone music. He is firstly known from a larger audience thanks to the […]

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Karina ESP :: A Single Moment, Repeated (Hibernate)

So hold on to what is good as long as possible. Capture those single moments and replay them, repeatedly. A Single Moment, Repeated is a drone billowing with the sense of fulfilled longing. With nothing but guitar and pedals, Chris Gowers empowers the dreams and aspirations of his listeners on a Hibernate postcard lost too long in the […]

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Badun :: Graffiti Cabbage (Schematic Music Company)

Blips and subtle bleeps tucked away behind fragmented electro and smoldering bass, Phoenecian landscapes of fog and rumbling drones are crumpled then unfolded throughout the proceedings. A true slice of tempered graffiti audio art, dribbling beats oscillate through organized polyrhythms for Badun‘s latest on Schematic Music Company. Not unlike their previous outing (s.o.t.s, Schematic / […]

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Xu & Rooms Delayed :: Seaweeds (Triple Moon)

An overwhelming contemplative drone ambient release and a truly absorbing excursion through intimate and delicate process music. The young and independent net-label Triple Moon presents its third limited edition with this excellent collaborative work between two Italian drone ambient projects Xu & Rooms Delayed. Nicola Fornasari (aka Xu) is a prolific and eclectic sound designer […]

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Jeffrey Wentworth Stevens :: JWS (Self-Released)

Disjointed data slivers, fractured melodic breezes, microscopic chants, rhythmic mechanics, weaving low-end glitch, modular buzzing, broken beats and crumpled downtempo all seem to converge on this self-titled sonic smorgasbord. Disjointed data slivers, fractured melodic breezes, microscopic chants, rhythmic mechanics, weaving low-end glitch, modular buzzing, broken beats and crumpled downtempo all seem to converge on this […]

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Calika :: Blelly (Abandon Building)

Calika lives comfortably between the realms of acoustic and electric, incorporating elements of both styles into tunes that have great groove and sonic depth, while still embodying a high level of experimentation and subtlety. Calika, née Simon Kealoha, returns with Blelly, his seventh release, through Abandon Building. Musically, he lives comfortably between the realms of […]

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Steiner :: At Or From A Distance (Glass Reservoir)

These sounds never overwhelm the ambience but, rather, do it service, almost bubbling up through it to add an inflection or humanity to certain sounds. At Or From A Distance is the third release in Glass Reservoir’s series of commissioned works exploring the interfaces between electronic and acoustic sound. Steiner has risen to the occasion with […]

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Lights Dim w/ Gallery Six :: Between Spaces (Kaico)

Lazily swaying ambient for swaying lazily in your hammock, a cold drink resting on your tummy, eyes shut contentedly behind sunglasses. Lights Dim is Marek Kamiński from Poland and Gallery Six is from Hiroshima. Together they seem barely to move as they blend guitar and piano with layered loops, samples, bird chirp and water fall […]

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Ay Fast :: Nice Arps (Schematic Music Company)

With thirteen electrical abrasions on offer, Ay Fast certainly knows how to conjoin and segregate rhythms for an engaging, mind-altering exploratory sojourn. Adrian Bertolone (aka Ay Fast) unveiled Nice Arps back in November 2012—a sophomore release for Schematic Music Company—so in terms of our current immediate-fix generation, this is an older title which should still […]

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Clark :: Iradelphic Sessions (Self-Released)

Layered feedback, looped vocal samples, soft rhythms, acoustic instrumentation, and full spectrum pad-work are all loosely sewn together into a beautiful patchwork of disparate and harmonious sounds. I, a relatively recent convert, who first experienced 2009’s Totems Flare, always had Clark down as a riff maestro, whose frenetic brand of techno somehow managed to sculpt a […]

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Birds of a Feather, Vols. 3-6 (Flaming Pines)

The second quartet of Flaming Pines‘ year-long Birds of a Feather 3″ CDR series is now available, bringing us at least halfway through its planned “at least twelve” volumes. All four are epic journeys, even when covering relatively little ground. :: :: :: :: [The Green Kingdom :: The Great Blue Heron] The Green Kingdom […]

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Rich Batsford :: Valentine Court (Mouflon Music)

An enchanting weave of minimalist movement, the result in the ideal world of course, being the tracking of one artful leading lady in a full-length feature film. Add to that a delightful Edwardian pastel palette. Buy at Bandcamp, Amazon or iTunes. Rich Batsford is a classical pianist from Birmingham, England, and has appeared at the likes of The Big Chill Festival, […]

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Clark :: Iradelphic (Warp)

Three years of traveling around the world, learning new instruments and his first real collaborations with more conventional vocalists have all gone into the rich tapestry of Iradelphic, and have truly bought Clark’s sound back down to earth with a rich self awareness and an audible hunger to really explore new things. It’s always a […]

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Release your ears 2.0

A list of some recent, current and forthcoming titles that are piquing our ears lately—it’s our attempt to point you to some notable releases worth investigating. Following up from earlier this month, there’s still plenty of music to digest among dangling wires and digital waveforms. Here’s another batch of titles worth investigating—each dipping into new […]

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