Post Tagged with: "Collage"

Future Daughter & Matthew D. Gantt :: Ekphrasis / Plastics EP (Orange Milk)

The listener enters in a delirious and vast collection of amorphous sounds, punchy electronic grooves, spacey droning textures and erratic collages. For fans of transversal electronics and free-form musical avant-gardism. Orange Milk is an independent and experimental music label with an interest for unusual sounding experiences, from dada-esque collages to surreal pop art tendencies, minimal […]

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Dean De Benedictis :: Salvaging The Present (Spotted Peccary Music)

It’s almost like Salvaging the Present is a journal of De Benedictis’s travels, a collection of discarded sounds and ideas brought together to paint outlines of emotional states, leaving silences that encourage conscious listener participation, eventually filling with vocal samples, strings, or the idiosyncratic beeps and whirs of IDM. Eleven years after releasing Salvaging the Past on […]

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Benjamin Finger :: Mood Chaser (Digitalis)

Digitalis don, Brad Rose, now offers the Norwegian sound-dabbler an outlet for further quirky collage and slippery soundscape fare with latest, Mood Chaser, which again leans toward a stylistically wandering gait—a set of hallucinogenic synthesis dissolved in woozy lo-fi ambient solution with liquid pulse and sundry electronic detritus. Benjamin Finger claims he has ‘by accident been composing music […]

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Nigel Samways :: Double review

After first retiring its sublabel Twisted Tree Line in early 2013 (after almost sixty releases in just over two years), Somehow recently folded up an umbrella under which over one hundred titles were sheltered, a handful of which are still available for purchase. No small selection does justice to the breadth of this vital, inquisitive, […]

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Tlön :: Truth In The 13th (Birkhouse)

A whirred world of kinetic scree slopes with synthetic colourings. ‘Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius’ (1962) is a Jorge Luis Borges parable, in which an article about a mysterious land called ‘Uqbar’ is the first indication of a vast conspiracy of intellectuals to imagine, and thereby create, a world known as ‘Tlön.’ Stuart Chalmers (glimpsed on igloo […]

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Stuart Chalmers :: Crossings (Somehow)

Overall, Crossings sees Chalmers depart from a somewhat unkempt bruitism characterizing other releases towards a more finished melodically-inclined model—a balance of timbres, particulate and nebulous, sullen and sultry. Crossings is Gloucestershire tape manipulator and electronics improviser Stuart Chalmers‘ first for prolific experimental ambient imprint Somehow (last seen by this writer in the context of a […]

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Michelle Cross & Joe Frawley :: Dolls Come to Life (Dolls Come to Life)

A suite that plays like an Edmund Gorey children’s book, with Cross’ unsettling but deeply affecting song illustrated with dark romantic flourish by Frawley. Joe Frawley is an accomplished, suggestive collagist and ambient composer from Connecticut. Michelle Cross is a singer, songwriter and pianist from Chicago who spent much of her childhood in Japan, and […]

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6APPEAL :: Time Released Sound

Label profile? Pfft! Time Released Sound is nothing so humdrum as a label, more of an artisan’s workshop, producing lovingly crafted over-the-top artefacts housing ultra-limited homemade discs—releases ranging from precious to playful, sometimes both in one. What SF-based one-man-band artist/artisan Colin Herrick does in effect is to create bespoke audio-visual art works. The self-consciously elaborate […]

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