In September 2016, The Caretaker was diagnosed with early onset dementia, beginning an inevitably finite journey into the realms of degenerative memory loss. This journey is set to be cataloged in six separate reports, a historic document of loss, progression and disintegration, with Stage One documented immediately. Here we experience the first signs of memory […]
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Leyland Kirby’s least known alias is ultimately the darkest, namely the Kafkaesque musique concrete of The Stranger, exploring all those places on which the entropy of ages have taken their toll. If you are reading this then you’re probably already familiar with at least two of the distinct flavors of material James “Leyland” Kirby has […]
“They’re so tired of shooting protest singers,” Elvis Costello once sang, “that they hardly mention us.” And yet what can they do but keep singing—or playing, at least—and keep ducking. In reaction to the near-unanimous passing of what amounts to Russia’s anti-gay answer to Hitler’s Nuremberg Laws, Robin Rimbaud, aka Scanner, announced in his latest […]
Separately, two engulfing, flowing narratives. Perhaps Thomas’ is a shade darker, a bit nautical, while van Wey swoops over dry land through partly-cloudy skies. Presented together, Air Texture‘s tandem format provides the opportunity to compare the arrangement preferences of two distinct minds, but without any kind of crossover, overlap or explicit connection, only makes perfectly […]
To pass on this essential release would be a serious error. It may be desperately melancholy but the breathtaking and often heart-stopping compositions can transcend the mood of the listener. [Release page] Over the last two years, James Kirby has been releasing three discrete streams of music: the brain addled, ballroom stream of consciousness albums […]
Ghostly has taken great pains to convince its fan base that this ensemble of music, and ostensibly the invitations from Ghostly themselves, are worth paying attention to. [Listen | Purchase] Ambient music has come a long way from its unobtrusive beginnings – “beginnings” defined as the point at which Brian Eno coined of the phrase […]