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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While The Red Fish Sleeps is an engagingly queasy immersion in mystery seas teeming with spectral eldritch presence, accompanying text from Beckett providing further anchorage for a hymn to disintegration and transubstantiation. Ben Fleury-Steiner self-describes as ‘an unabashed moody experimentalist drawn especially to flows between hypnotic micro-sounds and vast aural wholes,’ providing ‘opportunities for deep listening.’ His ‘deep listening,’ mind, […]
A triumph not so much of removed authorial ego, but of artful detachment. Purveyor of refined works of ambient minimalism since 2005, Kyle Bobby Dunn dials in an extended 3LP/2CD set of lugubrious ambient elegies for Alex Cobb’s estimable Students of Decay. Two Low Point high points, A Young Person’s Guide to… (2010) and Bring Me the Head of… (2012), with Ways of Meaning (Desire […]
Filled with even more densely layered electronics, ambient drone, and fractal samples. A rich and tightly focused experiment in modular analogue synths, ambient drone and complex, sometimes jarring, always intriguing textures. With Parallax View, the Brooklyn-based musician and artist Nickolas Mohanna has produced a deeply textured and complexly layered fusion of sounds and samples. Building on […]
Clearings seems to describe a trajectory in its passage from organic to more ethereal sounds; a dynamic of slow aperture, a catharsis involving nature’s mediation—these ‘clearings’ seeming polysemic. Over the last decade Delaware ambient axe-scapeist Ben Fleury-Steiner has quietly accumulated an impressive back catalogue spread across Infraction, Low Point, Mystery Sea, and Hypnos, not to […]
There seem to be more vertiginous twists, added dimensions, not deriving from textural or instrumental paradigm shift, more from long steeping in the same materials, increasingly expert knowledge—of tone colours and contours, and their affective frequencies. It’s this that’s at the heart of what seem to be less oblique strategies—more deliberate, even manipulative directorials. [Release […]
A summary of Alan Lockett’s top fifteen selections of twenty-ten including helpful links to audio and visual media. 36 :: Hollow (3six) One of three 36 releases this year, any of which could have been included here. You know the score: ambient wall of sound built of treated guitar, synths, field recordings and sampling set […]