Elsewhereness revisited is an occasional feature documenting the drift at the margins: ambient gasbagging, ’tube-d, ’cloud-ed, and ’camp-ed up, complete with companion mix, Elsewhereness revisited #4. Gailes is Benoît Pioulard, late-period ambient mode engaged (cf. Sonnet, Stanza, Thine), and long-time student of decay, sustain & release, Rafael Anton Irisarri—guitar-y, synth-y, studio savvy. Previous dronership, solo and duo (Orcas), doesn’t quite […]
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Modular synthesis is more liable to unruly and unkempt behavior than delicate or subtle gesture, but here Bissonnette’s economy and deftness of touch make for a music of distinction. Since his debut, Periphery, in 2005, Kranky Canadian, Christopher Bissonnette has extended his sonic lexis and production grammar, with digital synthesis, concrète, and field recordings in a palette richly evidenced […]
Together, Pjusk and Sleep Orchestra evoke a chilly and endless, empty silence, broken only by wind whipping up new snow on the pack ice and the crunching footsteps of vain forays in this direction or that, all leading to more nowhere. “Pjusk” is one of those wonderful onomatopoeic words whose meaning is roughly approximate to its sound—junk, […]
Igloomag’s Alan Lockett alias albient (mixcloud | soundcloud) dials in an ambient-electronic mix. Among its dream-scape streams and aether waves, reverb-trails and echo-veils, feature a number of recently igloo-‘viewed goodies. Here is elsewhereness… Route map to elsewhereness: 36, Beautumn, Christopher Bissonnette, Chronovalve, Dalhous, Kyle Bobby Dunn, Eluvium, Lawrence English, Faures, Fennesz, Francesco Giannico, Ligovskoï, Maps and Diagrams, Moss Garden, Pausal, Pjusk / Sleep […]
Ian Hawgood of Home Normal stopped by the virtual doors to respond to igloomag.com’s Five questions profile. Learn more about this multi-faceted, independent label as it branched from its photographic inspiration. Igloo Magazine :: When did Home Normal start up and what was your inspiration? Home Normal (Ian Hawgood) :: Home Normal was formed around […]
2010 was a busy year for Sheffield’s favourite purveyors of exploratory electronica, Audiobulb. This round-up finds curator David Newman giving voice to a typically wide-ranging set of releases, two of which are compilations and one a solo effort. Alan Lockett checks the strength of the ‘bulb’s wattage. (:papercutz :: Do Outro Lado do Espelho (Lylac […]